Hen Parties in Bath
If you’ve been dreaming of hosting your hen party in a picturesque city steeped in history, then Bath is the hen party destination for you. Bath is covered in gorgeous Roman and Georgian architecture for you to admire - a perfect backdrop for your hen party photos. There's a diverse line-up of cocktail bars and clubs, restaurants, independent shops, activities, and so much more for groups looking for a fun-filled hen weekend in Bath. To help you plan and organise an unforgettable experience, here are our top hen do ideas in Bath.
Bath Hen Do Accommodation
Hen accommodation in Bath is some of the most lavish and grand holiday rentals out there. Think Bridgerton style plus big Georgian and Victorian Townhouses. Though if you’re more of a country bumpkin, there are many beautiful country cottages just a short drive from the city centre. The hen do houses in Bath may not contain their own spa facilities but you’ll only be a stone's throw from the historic Roman Bath House and Rooftop Thermae Spa - where else would you want to nurse a hangover?
Why have a hen weekend in Bath?
With there being so many attractions and activities in this beautiful city you might have to make some tough decisions about what to see and do with the limited time you have on your Bath hen weekend. One of the most popular hen party ideas is the Thermae Spa and we strongly suggest booking as quickly as possible as this is a super popular activity. Surrounding the city is the stunning rolling countryside, but inside the city you can enjoy R&R with your friends and family in hot springs and Roman Bath Houses.
A tour around the Roman Baths is an absolute must-do, followed by a river cruise with a few bubbles just to get a taste for what’s to come later on. Bath Festival is late Spring - a brilliant opportunity to dress up and head out to dance the day away with your fellow hens. Alternatively, you could visit early July and take in the renowned Bath carnival. From comedy and carnival to food and drink, music and literature, there are lots of exciting events and festivals that you could combine with your Hen.
TOP HEN DO ACTIVITIES IN BATH
Team up or take out your fellow hens in our wacky west country games. Guaranteed to have you rolling around in the hay with laughter!
2) Pamper Days
You can't head to bath without having a bit of me-time. Enjoy the world famous thermae spas, get a massage or even arrange a mobile pamper team for the hens.
A mixture of games from our favourite TV shows will bring out your competitive side! Take on the teams and watch as your hen party gets totally wiped out!
Best Restaurants for a Hen Do in Bath
Dress up in your best gladrags for a sophisticated dining experience in the gorgeous Ivy Brasserie. Renowned for it's high ceilings and art-deco style, your group will will dine with modern British cuisines and cafe-style classics.
Curing hangover's since 2001, Bill's is the perfect place to head to for a delicious brunch. Classic recipes with a fresh twist, Bill's will leave you and your group wanting more.
Authentic family run Italian restaurant well loved by the locals. Located in the heart of the city a few steps away from Bath Abbey. Freshly prepared dishes with the finest ingredients.
A Quick Step by Step Guide to a Hen Do in Bath
Day One - Once you’ve arrived at your hen accommodation in Bath, crack open the champagne and start the celebrations. Use this time to get your bearings together for the plans to come. If it’s early in the day and you’ve got an activity booked in mid-afternoon, head for some food and fuel yourself for the day ahead - possibly Bill's as they do a brilliant brunch!
Attend the activity, head back to the house and get all glam after a little rest. Head out for dinner, then start the cocktails. Make sure you go for a boogie even if this isn’t the main event. Just be careful not to over-do it on the first day!
Day Two - This is the perfect time to head to the Thermae Spa to relax and rejuvenate, and tour around the Roman Baths. After a big first day, you’ll probably then all want a power nap and shower at this point. So once you’re feeling fresh and ready for round two it's time to hit the town again.
Day Three - Bath is your oyster and you need to experience as much of it as possible before you leave. Maybe a little bit of shopping, site seeing or maybe you’re visiting the city when they’ve got a food or arts festival going on. Google local events and get everyone out for some fresh air before the journey home.
What's the best way to travel around Bath?
Depending on whether you're staying in the very heart of the city, or located outside in the countryside a short distance away, there are many easy ways to get to and from on your hen do in Bath. If you're located outside the city, pre-booking mini-buses and taxis are going to be the best things for large groups of hens. This will be the quickest and easiest way to go from your hen accommodation to your activities and nightlife in the city.
If you're lucky enough to be staying inside the city, there are long and short stay car parks dotted throughout Bath for those driving. You'll need to be aware of the emission zones. Public transport is also brilliant and reliable so hop on a bus or train at your convenience. If we may be so daring, you'll find that a lot of city centre attractions will be walkable. Just bear in mind that if you're in heels, your feet may hurt after a while on the cobbled pavements.
What are the best Cocktail Bars in Bath?
1) The Dark Horse
Located close to the Roman Bath House is a bijou drinking den with an intimate yet relaxed feel. Having been voted and featured in numerous best cocktail rankings, you'll be served the highest and most delicious level of cocktails.
2) The Bath Distillery
For the hen groups that love gin, this is the cocktail bar for you. Watch the talented mixologists create your favourite and new cocktails with exotic tastes, deep spices, and refreshing sparkles.
3) Opium Bar
Bath's best known secret is this boutique cocktail bar tucked away in the vaults below 'Grove Street'. Classic cocktails and modern 'house' varieties await you.
There are so many quirky bars and cool drinking dens to be discovered in Bath, making it perfect hen groups who love a decadent cocktail.
Where are the best clubs to dance in Bath?
1) Zero Zero
This is a favourite for hen groups. Located in the heart of the city, they have cocktail masterclasses, VIP packages and DJ's brining all of the party vibes.
2) Second Bridge
Second Bridge is one of Bath's biggest party venues. With four dynamic spaces to move around in, an LED spectacle and immersive sound systems you're guaranteed to have a night to remember.
3) Revolution Bath
A modern gem in the historic city of Bath is Revolution Bar, well known for their one of a kind cocktails and some seriously good tunes on tap.
Bath has a rich nightlife scene and it's especially unique when complemented with Bath's history and gorgeous architecture. A lot of the nightclubs you will find underground to keep the noise levels at bay.