Hen planning is a TASK.
Where, who, what, when, how? Ahhhhh, too many decisions!!
But if you’ve already decided on a Bath hen do, that’s half the battle won.
Bath is the No.1 UK hen getaway and a suitably stylish destination for the bride’s goodbye to bachelorette life.
So… good choice!
Now, for the other half (the what, when, who, how… PANIC!).
Don’t sweat it, hun – we’ve got some advice from our hen planning gal pals at GoHen.com, the UK’s leading hen planners, who are actually based in Bath (and what they don’t know ain’t worth knowing).
So, here’s the full and fab lowdown on planning a hen party in Bath.
Accommodation: Where to Stay
Eat & Drink: ‘Nom Nom, Sip Sip’
Activities: What to Do Today?
Stress-Free Planning: GoHen!
Depending on priorities, you have two options…
For the practical girlies who want to stay in the heart of Bath, a hotel is a shout.
They’ll put you within walking distance of all the top party hotspots – which ofc is ideal, especially for the high heels – plus you get those daily steps in (winner!).
Your bank account will thank you, too.
Ubers/taxis are spenny and surely you’d rather spend that tenner on a tasty cocktail?!
Hen Party Houses
If the house party vibe is more of you, then Bath has plenty to pick from – some with pools and hot tubs if you're going all out (which you totally should, btw!).
How many hen dos will you have in your life? Our advice is always: GO BIG!
Most Bath hen houses will be slightly out of the centre, so bear that in mind when booking.
Hen party houses in Bath book up months in advance, too, so be sure to get in and book early to avoid missing out.
Check out GoHen’s range of fab hen houses and hotels now!
Eat & Drink
Bath is a foodie’s (and a booze-ie’s) heaven!
Whether you want to be adventurous or stick with traditions, this city has it all.
Milsom Street, located at the top end of the centre, is a shopaholic’s heaven… but every shopaholic gets hungry!
Be those ladies that lunch with the fabulous selection of upmarket food choices.
Venture into the heart of the high street, Milsom Place, for a couple of hidden gems.
And if you want to party the night away, then George Street is where it's at with back-to-back bars and clubs. Stumble from one to the next in just a few steps!
Located at the top of Milson Street, you’ll definitely be earning those drinks once at the top! Girls, we would recommend flats unless you’re uber-ing.
Thank us later 😊
Shaken or stirred? This has got to be the best ingredient to kickstart your big night out. Rack ‘em up like a pro alongside your certified cocktail expert. Create whatever concoction you’re feeling. Mocktail or not – be free, creative and let loose!
Check out this Cocktail Masterclass at a Hidden Indie Bar for something a little different.
Cream or jam first? Experience the quaint British tradition that is afternoon tea with a decadent selection of hot drinks, scones, and sandwiches. ‘Cause you deserve it!
Take some time to relax with a stunning Afternoon Tea session.
Whether you’re there for the grub, the bevs, or both, this is *unsurprisingly* a popular choice. I mean, who wouldn’t want unlimited drinks sitting with your besties in a gorgeous city?! That’s the life, right?!
GoHen has a range of Bottomless Brunch venues to pick from.
Hilarious and HOT. This is the perfect hen do activity that you and your ladies will be talking about for a while. Equipped with a pencil, paper and pe…. a hunky model… let the entertainment begin! No matter if you’re creative or not, let loose and release your inner artist.
Check out their life drawing session now!
Mobile Gin Tasting
Fancy a gin? No need to go anywhere, the Gin Party will come to you. Immerse yourself in your favourite tipple, expand your gin knowledge, and cheers to the bride-to-be!
Bring the gin to your hen house with the Mobile Gin Tasting Masterclass.
Just like choosing what to watch on Netflix, deciding on daytime activities that everyone will enjoy is a stress.
There are only 24 hours in a day, so don’t exhaust yourself!
Depending on your stamina, we recommend 2-3 activities per day to give yourself enough time to explore the city and enjoy a big night out.
Whilst plenty of Bath’s activities are central, some of the larger events will require some travel, so bear that in mind when planning.
Here are some of the most popular activities…
If there’s one thing you should do whilst here in Bath, it's this – a moment of zen and pampering before a wild night on the town. Enriched with history, the Thermae Spa is a natural remedy – soak up the minerals and the views in the iconic rooftop pool.
Read more about the Thermae Spa!
Fancy seeing the city from a different perspective? Take to the water on a leisurely paddle down the picturesque River Avon.
Read more about Punting!
Throw yourself into the ultimate southwest battle. Hilarious games and unbeatable challenges to let loose, get messy, and maybe slightly competitive too! Who doesn’t love a little healthy hen competition?!
Read more about the Somerset Challenge!
Frankenstein Escape Room
Immerse yourselves in this unique and adrenaline-fuelled escape room. Don’t worry, you will be well-equipped with delicious beverages to keep you going. See you on the other side… if you ever make it out, that is!
Read more about Frankenstein Escape Room!
When you think hen do, you think party.
For most, this has got to be the most important part of the weekend, so make sure you get it right!
Remember it doesn’t always need to be boozy – hangovers are not the one, especially if you have a load of amazing activities planned!
Either way, there are plenty of ways to make it not just an average night out…
Sing and dance like nobody’s watching… cause they aren’t! Enjoy a private room with your pals, a plentiful supply of liquid confidence, and choose from three amazing package options catered to your drinks vibe!
Check out Party Pods!
Butlers in the Buff
You get exactly what it says on the tin. Put your feet up and soak up the views with your own buff butler who will wait on you hand and foot and provide HOT entertainment for the whole group. Warning – butler will be very underdressed.
Check out Butler in the Buff!
Mobile Murder Mystery
The ultimate Whodunnit. Put your thinking caps on and solve the mystery whilst going about your evening business. But be sure to keep up appearances… you don’t want anyone to suspect you.
Check out Mobile Murder Mystery!
Forget queuing for a club or – even worse – getting turned away because they’re ‘at capacity’. No matter the size of your group, fast-track your night to Bath’s best and most iconic clubs. Pre-pay, pre-drink, and party the night away.
Check out Guestlist Nightclubbing!
Stress-Free Planning: GoHen
Still feeling indecisive? Girl, don’t sweat it.
Head over to GoHen.com for the ultimate portfolio of trending hen ideas. Accommodation, activities and even ready-made packages for a bish, bash, bosh booking.
Easy and hassle-free hen planning this way. You pick, we sort, you party!
Good luck, queen!
Accommodation Image: Apple Tree House, Bath, Go Hen
Activities Image: West Country Games, Go Hen