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Bath Hen Do Ideas: 45 Ways to Have the Best Hen Do Ever

From where to stay and what to do, to the best places to eat and drink, this Bath hen do guide has everything you need to nail your planning

A picture of cool Bath hen do spot The Roman Baths showcasing the historical building with people walking around
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A picture of cool Bath hen do spot The Roman Baths showcasing the historical building with people walking around
Unsplash / Paul Cuoco

If you want to plan a party for your pal in a top hen do destination, we highly recommend you consider a Bath hen do. Bath is one of the most sought after hen party locations in the UK…and for good reason, too! Having a hen do in Bath gives you and your fellow hens endless opportunities for a number of different hen party themes.

From relaxing hen do spa packages and outdoorsy adventures, to partying non-stop and eating at some of the best restaurants in the UK, there are so many cool Bath hen do ideas, it's hard to know where to start. 

Jam-packed with history and stunning 18th-century architecture, not to mention its famous spa, award-winning cocktail bars and unique restaurants, there’s no question that having a hen do in Bath is a choice you'll never regret.

And so, to showcase what makes this city a true hen hotspot, we’ve rounded up the very best Bath hen do activities, accommodation, eateries and nightlife within this super handy guide. 

45 Bath Hen Do Ideas for the Ultimate Bath Hen Weekend

We're in the business of making wedding planning easy - but we also love lending a helping hand to members of the wedding party, too. When it comes to planning a hen party anywhere, there can be a lot to consider. Our guide includes the best Bath hen do ideas making the job a whole lot easier for whoever's in charge. 

With fabulous options for all tastes, group sizes and budgets, this roundup makes Bath hen party planning an absolute doddle.

In a rush? No worries - just skip to the section that suits you best and you'll be on a planning roll in no time. 

The Best Bath Hen Do Activities

Whether looking for a relaxing pre-wedding Bath hen weekend, or an action-packed group getaway, there are numerous hen do activities in Bath to pick from.

From ancient spas and fascinating history tours, to prosecco river cruises and gin sampling, you and your hens will be spoilt for choice with these awesome Bath hen do ideas.

1. Thermae Bath Spa Day

an aerial view of the rooftop swimming pool at the bath thermae spa which is a great bath hen do idea

If you're planning a relaxing hen do, then the luxurious Thermae Bath Spa is an absolute must. It’s the only spa in Britain where you can bathe in naturally warm, mineral-rich waters, and there’s even an open-air rooftop pool that’s open day and night.

For extra privacy, hen parties of up to ten can exclusively hire The Cross Bath at the spa. This tranquil building is separate from the main spa and is the perfect place to soothe away any wedding planning stress.

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2. River Cruise Hen Party Activity

Looking for unique hen do ideas for you and the crew? Then how about a bottomless Prosecco river cruise? You’ll hop aboard a 1960’s river cruiser and enjoy taking in the beautiful sights of this historic city by boat while the fizz keeps on flowing.

Suitable for groups of up to 12, you’ll also be treated to sharing food platters and can pump out your favourite tunes via the onboard sound system. This boozy boat trip comes in at £26.50pp. 

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3. Japanese Hen Do Afternoon Tea

For hen parties with a taste for the finer things in life, afternoon tea will never go amiss, and this Japanese afternoon tea with fizz is perfect for foodie groups. The package costs just £70 per two people, coming in at just £35 per head.

Located at Robun in Bath's city centre, this is a hen party activity all the gang will love. 

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4. Scary Ghost Tour Hen Do

Feeling fearless? Then add this Guided Ghost Tour to your Bath hen do itinerary. During this one hour 45 minute scareathon, you’ll hear ghoulish tales of poltergeists, hanged criminals and tortured witches while stopping off at the city’s haunted hotspots. Prices are around £150 for groups of up to 40, so no one needn't be left out.

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5. Baking-Themed Hen Party

multicoloured cupcakes decorated beautifully and set within green cupcake holders

Group activities in Bath don’t come much more delicious than a cupcake decorating party. Custom Cake Classes offers a delightful option held at Gascoyne Place in the city centre. During the two hours, you will be treated to a complimentary glass of prosecco while you’re guided through decorating six freshly baked vanilla cupcakes.

And the best bit? You get to eat your beautiful confectionery creations - what’s not to love?! Hen party bookings cost £35pp with a minimum group size of eight people.  

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6. Bridgerton Hen Party Experience

For fans of the Bridgerton hit TV series, this specialist guided tour is a must hen do activity while in Bath. During the one-and-a-half-hour walking tour, you’ll learn all about the fabulous ways of Regency life whilst seeing some of the show’s iconic filming locations, including Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge.

The tour costs £16pp and is also accompanied by music from the show piped down your own set of headphones. 

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7. Hen Party Picnic in Royal Victoria Park

If the sun is forecast to shine on your Bath hen do, then consider this cheap and cheerful group activity. Simply grab some pretty hen party bags for the girls, fill them with lots of treats and head to the Royal Victoria Park for a grown-up picnic. Cider is the drink of choice in the West Country, so enjoy a few bottles of fruity flavoured ones while basking in those rays. 

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8. Hen Do in the Roman Baths

a view of steam rising with the historic roman baths in the city centre of Bath
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Seeing as Bath is known for its rich history, brides with a thirst for knowledge will enjoy visiting The Roman Baths - one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions. Marvel at the stunning architecture of this well-preserved Roman bathing site before devouring a delicious brunch or afternoon tea in The Pump Room restaurant.

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9. Cocktail Making Bath Hen Do

Your Bath hen do itinerary wouldn’t be complete without a cocktail making class on the schedule. The beautifully decorated Botanist in the city centre offers a masterclass package perfect for hen do groups of more than six people.

Learn to shake, stir and mix like a pro as an expert botanist teaches you how to make three sensational cocktails. Plus there'll be plenty of fun, games and competitions. The class starts from £29.95pp.

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10. Bath Escape Room Hen Party

If you fancy yourself as somewhat of a detective, put your puzzle-solving skills to the test at a Bath escape room? There are plenty for you to choose from, including Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein, Active Reality and solve the City. 

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11. Cultured Art Gallery Hen Do Tour

Culture vultures will enjoy nothing more than a trip to the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath’s city centre. Ideal for those searching for sophisticated hen party ideas, groups can enjoy taking in the beauty of its impressive collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts. 

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12. Unique West Country Games Hen Do

two hens taking part in the hen do games in Bath

Hen do group activities in Bath don’t come much more fun and high-energy than this! Introducing the crazy world of West Country Games, you’ll tackle nine West Country themed games of 'mayhem and madness'. We’re talking the likes of Welly Wanging, Pitch Fork Duel and Vicky Pollard Handbags.

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13. Gin Tasting Hen Party in Bath

If partial to a gin, then a trip to The Bath Gin Company should be top of your list where you can taste and tour local artisan gin distillers with your fellow hens. This Bath hen do idea is one of our favourites because it's a real crowd pleaser. 

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14. Hen Party Dance Classes

If you’re a group of musical-loving hens, then this Brighton hen party activity is the one for you. Sashay Dance offer a range of fun dance experiences, including all-time musical favourites such as Dirty Dancing, Grease, Chicago and Mama Mia.

This popular activity for hen parties will not only challenge your rhythm and moves, but it’ll act as a great ice breaker to get the weekend started. Classes are 90 minutes long and cost £28pp with the hen getting their place free. 

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15. Wine Tasting Hen Do in Bath

Another great sophisticated Bath hen do idea…wine tasting! You can choose from a number of packages with Novel Wines ranging from Bronze, priced at £30pp, up to Gold, priced at £50pp. Whichever tickles your fancy, the tasting can take place at your hen do house, or a convenient venue can be booked instead.

Expect to sample truly delightful tipples and enjoy the option to upgrade with tempting cheese or chocolate pairings available. 

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16. Bottomless Brunch Hen Party

bottomless brunch dishes in Bath including eggs royale and waffles and fresh fruit

One of our favourite hen do activities in Bath is obviously going to be a bottomless brunch - duh!

Go all-in with bottomless brunch at All Bar One Bath. A top hen do activity that never fails to delight, at £38pp, you and your hens will dine on delicious brunch dishes all washed down with unlimited prosecco, G&Ts, Aperol Spritz or a choice of flavoured Daiquiris. There’s also the option to upgrade to unlimited Porn Star Martinis, Espresso Martinis or Long Island Tea for £10pp. Bottoms up guys...

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17. Luxurious Spa Hen Do in Bath

If pampering is at the top of your hen party priority list, then book your group a blissful spa day at Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel. Indulge yourselves in five-star luxury, making use of the hotel’s amazing spa and fitness facilities whilst factoring time for a heavenly treatment, plus something delicious to eat in the award-winning Vellore Restaurant. 

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Best Places to Stay on a Bath Hen Do Weekend

To plan the perfect Bath hen weekend, you need to ensure you and the gang stay somewhere totally hen-worthy, and luckily for you this city comes out on top for amazing hen party accommodation and hen party houses.

Options range from cheap hen do accommodation in Bath, to stylish independent hotels and Insta-worthy Airbnb's for groups with a larger budget.  

Bath Hen Do Weekend Accommodation on a Budget

You don't need to totally break the bank to plan a perfect hen do weekend in Bath - and these budget-friendly accommodation options prove it.

18. YHA Bath

an italian style mansion in bath which has been turne dinto a hostel hotel

Set within a stunning Italian style mansion just a short walk from Bath’s city centre, this welcoming hostel offers super affordable Bath accommodation in elegant surroundings. Choose from a shared dorm, private room or private ensuite room with prices starting from just £19 per night. 

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19. Waterside Travelodge

an exterior view of a travel lodge hotel in bath in front of a dark lake

A cheap and cheerful Bath hen do accommodation option, this Travelodge branch is located at the quieter, leafier end of town, but still puts you in easy reach of the top Bath attractions. If you fancy an upgrade, they have SuperRooms available with added comforts such as soft hypoallergenic pillows, blackout curtains and mood lighting. 

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20. Holiday Inn Express

an exterior view of bath hen do weekend accommodation holiday inn express

Located just a ten-minute walk from the city centre, Holiday Inn Express Bath offers another affordable hen party accommodation option. In addition to your spacious hotel room, you can also make use of the guest lounge bar and order from the snack and pizza menu, perfect for that pre-party fuel. 

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Mid-Range Hotels for a Bath Hen Party

Upping the accommodation budget slightly for your Bath hen do opens up a significant number of (hotel) doors - just see for yourselves... 

Loosening the purse strings a little further, these Bath hen party hotels and apartments provide stylish yet affordable hen party accommodation. 

21. The Georgian Townhouse

a large bedroom at a bath hen do house with georgian decor and a four poster bed

For relaxed Bath hen do groups keen to indulge in luxury and splendour, this six-bedroom townhouse will tick some serious boxes. Set over five floors and accommodating groups of up to 16, it features the finest décor, fittings and furnishings, including a four-poster bed, free-standing tub and walk-in showers. And the pièce de résistance? A hot tub and sauna!

For groups being savvy on the accommodation front (and saving more cash for cocktails!), you'll be pleased to know there are a number of excellent, cheap hen do hotels in Bath starting at less than £20 a night.

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22. City Centre Townhouse

a large light living room in a bath hen do townhouse with period features and cream furniture

This elegant townhouse looks as though it’s fresh out of an interior design magazine. Located bang in the centre of Bath, it’s a perfect hen do base for exploring the city. Sleeping four to 11 guests, you will have use of the full house, including its four stylish bedrooms and spacious living areas, ideal for pre-drinks and games.

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23. Hiding Space - St Catherine's Hospital Apartments

the exterior of a light stone brick built hen do house in bath with a courtyard and benches

Located right by the Thermae Spa and Roman Baths, these stylish apartments are perfect for those planning a weekend of sophistication and relaxation. The options range from standard to deluxe apartments with all featuring amazing amenities, home comforts and contemporary décor throughout. 

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24. Abbey Hotel

A room with blue and mustard decor at a midrange hen party hotel in Bath

Stretching the budget a little further, Abbey Hotel is a charming boutique hotel emitting glamour and grace. Its individually styled bedrooms will make hens feel oh so special, while its stunning bar and kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, cocktails or delicious grazing platters. 

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25. Mr Darcy’s Residence

an open plan kitchen in a bath hen do weekend house with a long wooden table set up for breakfast

A super plush pad for sophisticated hen dos, this spacious Georgian townhouse is located just outside the city centre. Sleeping up to 16 guests in its seven beautifully decorated bedrooms, the accommodation emits historical charm whilst featuring modern amenities and chic contemporary touches. 

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Luxury Hotels for a Bath Hen Party

For those putting indulgence top of the hen wish list, these high-end luxury Bath hen party weekend houses are sure to hit the mark. 

26. Luxury Bath Apartment

a large living room in a bath hen do weekend townhouse with purple blue and grey sofas

This spacious city centre hen do accommodation is within easy walking distance of Bath’s top tourist attractions, shops, bars and restaurants. Its large living area with soft, colourful sofas is the perfect place for those all-important hen party games, while its six comfortable bedrooms can accommodate up to 14 guests.

For bigger groups, the property can be combined with the ground and first floors to sleep up to 22 people. 

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27. No 15, Bath

a bedroom in a bath hen do house decorated with neutral colours and posh interiors

For a stylish experience during your Bath hen party weekend, this boutique townhouse takes some serious beating. Conveniently located within a two-minute walk of all the main shops, bars, cafes and Bath’s famous Thermae Spa; literally everything you could need is on your doorstep.

No15 sleeps up to 14 guests, housing five bedrooms, three bathrooms and ample social space, which all have luxe-appeal.

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28. Hotel Indigo

a smart bath hotel room with exposed brick walls, a black leather hedboard and a bed with blue and yellow cushions

This stunning 4-star hotel set in the heart of Bath exudes style. In addition to its 166 eclectic bedrooms, complete with Hypnos beds and luxury Egyptian cotton linen, it boasts an Insta-worthy bar-restaurant - The Elder - serving up contemporary British cuisine. 

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29. The Gainsborough Bath Spa

inside the indoor spa and pool area at a bath hen do hotel with grecian pillars and a large swimming pool with lanterns around the edges

Planning a truly indulgent hen do? Then this five-star hotel won’t disappoint. Providing the ultimate in luxury hen do accommodation, The Gainsborough is the only UK hotel with access to naturally heated thermal waters within its Spa Village. Here, you will also find saunas, a steam room and an ice alcove, plus experienced therapists offering a range of heavenly treatments.

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The Best Restaurants for a Bath Hen Do

image of the interior at hive bar in bath whih has dark eclectic decor and industrial, stylish furniture

Planning your Bath hen do meals in advance is key to a seamless group getaway. Whether brunch, lunch or dinner, the choice of hen party restaurants in Bath is nothing short of impressive, with pretty much every type of cuisine covered - and a number of restaurants that can cater to larger groups. 

30. Opa - Greek Restaurant in Bath

This popular Meze restaurant serves up impressive Greek cuisine in equally impressive surroundings. Providing the perfect place for a group evening meal, it offers hen party packages, with champagne, Meze mains and dessert or cocktail, all as part of the offering. Oh, and you can opt for a private plate smashing session too.

31. The Bath Brew House - Private Pub Dining in Bath

If you’ve got a big hen party of up to 24, then consider hiring out The Tank Room at The Bath Brew House for a private dinner. This rustic pub venue offers a fantastic atmosphere and great food, plus it has its very own microbrewery.

32. The Hive Bar & Kitchen - Charming Restaurant in Bath

This charming venue is renowned for its delightful event spaces and simple, country-style cuisine that’s given a unique modern twist. Offering a fabulous all-day menu, small bites, Sunday lunch and afternoon tea, there’s ample opportunity to factor it into your hen do itinerary. They do weddings too!

33. Hudson Steakhouse Bar & Grill - Gluten Free Option in Bath

Steak and cocktails kinda group? Then this is the place to go. The ground floor bar at Hudson Steakhouse serves beautifully crafted cocktails and an award-winning wine list, while the upstairs restaurant specialises in prime dry-aged steaks. They also have a dedicated gluten-free menu.  

34. The Scallop Shell - Seafood Restaurant in Bath

a view of steam rising with the historic roman baths in the city centre of Bath

The Scallop Shell is a cool, modern restaurant that is the perfect choice for a hen party meal in central Bath. Serving up traditional fish and chips and tempting seafood dishes, including mussels, crab and scallops, there’s an option for every palate. 

35. Thaikhun - Thai Street Food Restaurant in Bath

Let Thaikhun transport you and your hens directly to Thailand without needing to step foot out of Bath. Its menu features classic Thai dishes and street food specials such as chicken satay, grilled pork skewers and massaman curry. Plus, you can enjoy your meal alfresco seated on the outdoor terrace if you're visiting during the warmer months. 

36. Bath Pizza Co - Pizza Restaurant in Bath

Serving up award-winning pizza at Bath’s cool old railway station, Bath Pizza Co is a must for those in search of casual hen party dining. They don’t take bookings but have ample seating, so simply rock up and take a pew. Just be sure you visit during the daily happy hour when cocktails are on two for £12.

37. Framptons

This welcoming café bar and kitchen offers all-day dining but is particularly favoured for its classic and signature brunches. So, whether opting for the eggs royale, buttermilk pancakes or the champions breakfast, hens will leave refuelled and raring to go.

The Best Bars for a Bath Hen Do

colourful room at hen party bar ciroco in Bath

Whatever your tipple and vibe of choice, you’re sure to find a Bath bar, pub or club to suit. Here are some of the city’s best. 

38. Sub 13 - Basement Bar in Bath

Having bagged itself the title of ‘Best Cocktail Bar in Bath’, a visit to Sub 13 is a hen do must. Set over three floors, you will find a cocktail and gin bar, basement club, VIP areas and a fully heated terrace. What more could a hen want?!

39. Circo Bar - Party Bar in Bath

If you’re as much about the quality of the setting as you are about the tipples, then you and your girls will love this cool cellar bar. A perfect blend of old and new, its eclectic décor sets a chic, relaxing scene where you can enjoy an extensive array of cocktails and live DJ entertainment.  

40. The Cork - Karaoke Bar in Bath

Taking the nightlife energy up a notch, The Cork is a popular pub and karaoke venue which houses two bars, party pod booths and a large alfresco terrace. For hens keen to unleash their inner Beyoncé, its karaoke pod rooms can be hired for groups of up to 12. Who run the world?! 

41. Hall and Woodhouse - Rooftop Bar in Bath

industrial decor inside the hall and woodhouse bar in bath

Originally a 1960s auction house, Hall Woodhouse is a stunning bar and restaurant split over three floors, with each offering something unique. The top-floor roof terrace is a favourite for its fabulous festoons and views, making Hall Woodhouse one of the best bars in Bath for summer hen parties. 

42. The Second Bridge - VIP Bar in Bath

Known as Bath’s favourite underground nightclub, The Second Bridge is certainly one of the city’s hen hotspots. With multiple bars, VIP vaults and tables plus live DJs, you’ll be in for an action packed-night without having to wait long for a drink!

43. Moles - Old School Bar in Bath

This underground club might be small in size, but it's huge on the music scene, having hosted the very best bands and DJs since 1978. We’re talking the likes of The Smiths, Oasis and Bastille, to name a few. So, if live music or club nights are your jam, Moles is the place to find it!

44. The Canary Gin Bar - Gin Bar in Bath

As the distillery bar of The Bath Gin Company, it goes without saying that this place should be on the must-visit list of gin-loving hens. Enjoy a sharing Bath Gin served from quirky tin teapots or sample a signature cocktail, such as Make It Rein or Italian Stallion.

45. Opium - Cocktail Bar in Bath

Considered one of Bath’s best-kept secrets, Opium bar is hidden away underneath Pulteney Bridge. It serves up a selection of classic and modern cocktails with its mixologists happy to help you pick the perfect drink to suit your taste or even knock you up something bespoke!

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