Stratford hen activities absolutely refuse to be typecast varied as they come, our fantastic options can play a variety of roles and allow you to set the scene perfectly! The cultured, historical city has plenty to provide ladylike hens looking to enjoy a bit of class and relaxation on their hen do, and make the most of the quiet countryside location but the millions of visiting tourists ensure that things never get sleepy, and all of the most modern and popular activities like pole dancing and go karting have a part to play too!
Creative hen parties have really taken off in recent years, as a way to bond with the group, learn a new skill, and have a lovely memento of the day to take home (potentially, depending on your artistic skills). Stratford-upon-Avon hen ideas have embraced this trend with gusto, with a whole host of artistic endeavours to get your creative juices flowing. They're also the sort of fun absolutely every hen can join in, regardless of age or ability, so if your bride-to-be has a big bunch of friends, they're perfect! A pottery workshop is an unusual hen do activity, only available in a small selection of towns across the UK, so it's something the girls have probably never had a go at. They'll also all have their own beautiful pottery masterpieces (or their kind of ugly, misshapen and badly painted ceramics) to take home with them at the end of it, to forever remind them of the weekend or give as a cheap wedding present to the bride. If your favourite type of creation is one you can eat at the end, go for chocolate making instead. You'll get to make delicious Belgian chocolates and truffles (provided you don't eat the ingredients first), and head home with little packages filled with the sweet treats you've made yourself provided they last that long, obviously! If your bride would prefer something a little more light-hearted, and has a good sense of humour, go for a life drawing session! No artistic talent is necessary just a willingness to peer at a naked man for the sake of art!
With the beautiful Cotswolds and the lovely Warwickshire countryside so close, it would be a travesty to overlook the Stratford hen activities that take advantage of the great outdoors and let you enjoy the fresh air on your hen do. You'll need something to clear your heads after the night before, so why not kill two birds with one stone and head out in to the wilderness? A clay shooting session has always been popular with the stags, and it's taking off with the hen parties too striding out with a gun on your arm is a real rush, and getting to test your skills with something entirely new is pretty fun too. It's also something all the girls can join in with, regardless of age or aim. If you'd like to try something a little more energetic, a horse ride allows the bride to let out the 8 year old girl inside of her, as well as gets the rest of you back to nature and into the wild. Treasure hunts, however, get you out and enjoying the fresh air without actually having to exert yourselves too much more a test of mental prowess than physical, you'll be able to see the beautiful Stratford streets at the same time… and since you can complete it at your own pace, there's no harm in stopping for a quick coffee or light lunch and a catch up as you go!
Stratford-upon-Avon is a place with a serious amount of class and elegance and the Stratford-upon-Avon hen ideas reflect that perfectly. Treat your girl friends to a pampering session at a Stratford spa to let them fully relax and unwind on the hen do a long soak in the pool, a sweat in the sauna, and a few beauty treatments to get them glowing later, and they'll be rejuvenated and refreshed for the wedding… and the night ahead, of course! Afterwards, you and the girls could be the height of sophistication (or at least play at being ladies), with a delicious afternoon tea. Nibbling dainty sandwiches and delicate pastries whilst surrounded by all the gorgeous Tudor architecture is as refined and exquisite as it's ever going to get and there's a chance you'll be able to upgrade to a bottle of bubbly if tea isn't your thing! And when you're ready to make the transition from day to night, there's no better way to do it than with a wine tasting session. It's not about getting drunk that comes later, if you want to it's just sampling some of the finest wines around… and learning a few useful wine tricks to show off at the wedding later!