It's time for a hen party in Cheltenham!
Cheltenham is a striking regency town situated in the very heart of the Cotsworlds, making it a stunning destination for any quality hen weekend. With a student population keeping things lively at night and a regal, classic ambiance to the town during the day, Cheltenham combines the best of both worlds! It's also very conveniently located in west central England, making it very easy for all the girls to get to from around the country. Get your Cheltenham hen do started up today.
Why: Reasons to celebrate a Cheltenham hen do
Cheltenham has long had a nightlife which is perfect for a hen weekend but in the recent past, Cheltenham has really raised the bar on its catering and hospitality facilities and that's no bad thing for your hen weekend in the city! The growth of the town has seen the emergence of more bars, restaurants and clubs than ever before and has featured in Which Magazine’s Good Food Guide of the UK's leading towns as ranked by restaurant quality, so rest assured that you ladies will enjoy some very tasty evenings out. It's a gorgeous place to relax and get away from big city stress, and busy enough that small-town girls will have plenty to entertain them, making a Cheltenham hen do a good, solid, group pleasing choice which everyone is sure to love!
What: Planning your hen party in Cheltenham?
Placed in the picturesque Cotswolds, the whole town is in the perfect area to enjoy some of the prettiest scenery in the country, so even if you opt to just take it easy and enjoy the landscape, you'll still feel a little spoilt. For you hen weekenders though, we think that a Cheltenham hen party is ideal for a combination of country sports and classic indulgence. For example, enjoy an energetic outdoor session of quad biking, horse riding or clay shooting to clear the cobwebs, followed by an extravagant session of posh hen weekend pampering to refresh and revitalise. This city is a superb, high quality location and a stunning setting for a top quality Cheltenham hen do.
Shop: Cheltenham shopping areas & recommendations
Cheltenham's shopping scene is relaxed and friendly, with a multitude of independent boutiques, quaint and cosy bookstores, and stylish fashion houses for everyone to enjoy on your Cheltenham hen do. Head to the Promenade, Cheltenham's most stylish shopping area, where you'll find high end, well known fashion stores like Jack Wills, Laura Ashley and Gap. For even more great shops head to the High Street, where you'll find the Regent Arcade Shopping Centre housing BHS, the Body Shop, River Island, and others. Montpellier is home to high class luxury items, with antique dealers, cheese companies, stylish furniture, and independent fashion lines.
How: Getting to Cheltenham
Cheltenham is in the upper south west of England, making it easy to get to from any region of the UK. There's a railway station just outside the city centre which has frequent links to other major stations in the country, including London, Bristol, Birmingham and the North. It's also an easy drive, very close to the M5 if you're coming from the north or south, or the A40 from the east. Buses from local villages are hourly, as well as National Express coaches to London.
Stay: Choosing your Cheltenham accommodation
When choosing where to stay on your Cheltenham hen do, you'll definitely want to be central - around the city centre is where you'll find the best activities, shopping and nightlife. Being near to the centre also means that your accommodation will be easier for the girls to find, with better transport links than most areas outside of the town. We offer a range of great options to suit most groups, from budget-friendly 2 star hotels to the more popular 3 stars and luxurious 4 stars. Alternatively, our self-catering properties are excellent for relaxing in your own space and enjoying a glass of vino or two in the garden! Check out all of our Cheltenham accommodation options.
Party: Where to head after dark
From the great value pubs on Clarence Street to Bath Road's taverns and Queens Circus's bars your Cheltenham hen do is sure to be a success - the spa town really comes alive after dark. How about taking the girls on a whodunit trail with a murder mystery night, or dive right in with a pub and bar crawl around Cheltenham's best choices? Top either off with guestlist nightclubbing and the girls will love it. See all our Cheltenham hen night ideas.
When: The best times to visit Cheltenham
You girls are in for a treat - Cheltenham is the ‘Festival Town of England', hosting more major festivals than any other town in the whole of England. Whenever you choose to head west for your Cheltenham hen do, there's bound to be something on for your group to enjoy. In February, there's the Cheltenham Folk festival and in May, Cheltenham hosts the Jazz Festival. In June, both the Wychwood Music Festival and the Food & Drink Festival occur, as well as the Science Festival. Over summer there's a Fringe Festival, a Midsummer Fiesta and Cheltenham Fashion Week as well as October's Cheltenham Literature Festival and yet another music festival brings the town to life. The year finishes off with the Cheltenham Comedy Festival in November and fantastic Christmas light displays through December. Add some poetry, ballroom and latin festivals to the mix and whenever you head to Cheltenham, the weekend is bound to be a winner!