Hen parties in North Somerset: 10 quirky ideas for things to do

The Spa, Cadbury Hotel.

The Spa, Cadbury Hotel. - Credit: Archant

Looking for unique hen party ideas for before the traditional hen night celebrations begin? From flower arranging and crafting to an assault course – here are 10 unusual hen weekend activities for the bride to be

Create beautiful flower arrangments with Daisy Lane. (Copyright Daisy Lane)

Create beautiful flower arrangments with Daisy Lane. (Copyright Daisy Lane) - Credit: Archant

Learn to make a bouquet

Daisy Lane

Sip tea from vintage china and feast on homemade cake as you learn how to create beautiful flower arrangements. Based at Clevedon Craft Centre, the course covers the general design and colour principles of flower arranging. The flower creations can be taken home at the end of the two and a half hour long workshop. All fresh materials and sundries are included in the workshop package.

Take a sushi lesson. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Take a sushi lesson. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Take a sushi making class

Your Sushi

If you love Japanese cuisine and are inspired by the art of sushi making then this is the perfect option for something a little different to do on a hen weekend. The three to four hour sushi lesson will be held in your home, where a professional Sushi Chef will cover the essential aspects of sushi-making practice. The chef will arrive with everything to make a great Sushi meal - which can all be eaten afterwards, yum!

Relax in the pool before a treatment at the Cadbury Hotel Spa.

Relax in the pool before a treatment at the Cadbury Hotel Spa. - Credit: Archant


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Relax at a spa day

Cadbury House, Congresbury

A hen weekend wouldn’t be complete without indulging in a relaxing spa day package. On arrival to the club and spa at Cadbury House guests will be greeted with a welcome pack and given a tour of the award winning facilities. Relax and make use of the full range of spa facilities and choose a 55 minute treatment – with a choice of traditional full body massage, facial, manicure or pedicure – before tucking into a delicious lunch in the lounge bistro.

Create handmade chocolates. (Photo by Zara's Chocolates)

Create handmade chocolates. (Photo by Zara's Chocolates) - Credit: Archant

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Throw a chocolate making party

Zara’s Chocolates

Bristol chocolatiers, Zara’s Chocolates, will travel to homes or rented properties up to one hour away from their shop on North Street, Southville. The party kicks off with a glass of bubbly before delving into the world of chocolate truffle making. They teach the basics of truffle making and enrobing, before everyone creates their own signature truffle. Prizes are awarded to the winning team for the most creative, best flavour, and presentation. And, best of all, you can eat your creations.

Tackle an assault course

Mendip Outdoor Pursuits

If your friends are a competitive bunch, then this assault course needs to be a part of your weekend. The course consists of two parallel routes of obstacles including walls, balance beams, seesaws, mud crawl nets, under/over bars, underground tunnels, tyre climbs, river crossings and other surprises. The course is suitable for all abilities – with an instructor on hand to tailor the approach to suit the needs of your group and individual fitness.

Go clay pigeon shooting

Weston Lodge

Feeling adventurous? Head to the picturesque woodland setting to have a go at clay pigeon shooting. Trained instructors will teach the correct way to shoot on the five stand shooting layout. For a group of five or six people it would take two hours for a 40-clay shoot. Go-karting and quad biking are also available at Weston Lodge if a more action packed day out is required.

Have a pottery party

Clayability

Did watching the film Ghost make you want to learn how to use a potter’s wheel or play with clay? Clayability run parties from their Wrington location to last between one and a half to three hours. With expert advice, the group will learn how to use a potter’s wheel, make a tile, a picture frame and an animal. After the party, the pottery made is left at the studio and are fired and glazed to be collected three to four weeks after the party.

Hen Party Olympics

West Country Games

If your hens are energetic and easily excitable then a day that includes a cider run, pitch fork duel and welly wanging should be on the agenda. The farmer and his ‘hunky farm boys’ will guide the group around nine unique West Country themed games, plus take photos so everyone’s full concentration can be on the most important thing – winning! After the games there is a sit down picnic lunch accompanied with locally produced award winning cider – all supplied by the neighbouring farm café.

Get crafty with a craft workshop

The Crafy Hen

Learning a new craft is a great group activity, especially when there is champagne involved! Whether you want to make a flower crown, pretty vintage inspired bunting or even nipple tassles, the Crafty Hen specialise in offering fun craft workshops delivered by professional crafts people for hen parties. The friendly tutors will help you make many things to use and wear. Happy to adapt workshops to the needs of the group – they supply all the tools, materials and expertise required at the venue of your choice.

Have a go at life drawing

Hens With Pens

If you’re not quite sure about hiring a stripper and fancy a more wholesome, creative activity then Hens With Pens might have the answer. A qualified artist will tutor the group through drawing games and exercises before life drawing from a male model commences. To get everyone in the arty mood, Hens With Pens supply berets and moustaches to wear for fun, retro swing music and all the drawing materials required. The activity can take place at the venue of your choice and no prior drawing experience is necessary.

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