Sponsored article: Let’s face it, hen dos are getting a little bit samey. Sure, you can do a nightclub crawl in your closest city, or even catch a ferry across to Amsterdam or Ireland, but haven’t those ideas been done to death already? Your hen do is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you and your closest female friends and family to celebrate, so why not make it special?
To give you some inspiration, here are three ideas. Enjoy!
Aintree Racecourse Ladies Day
Each year in April, the Aintree Racecourse hosts the Grand National, a three-day extravaganza that celebrates all things equestrian. The second day of the Festival is usually dedicated to Ladies Day, so when could possibly be more appropriate for your hen party? Fashion, socialising, wagering and racing are all on the cards for daring hens who wish to don their best hats instead of L-plates for their big day. If you or your hens are new to betting at these sorts of events, take a look at the Ladies Day tips only at William Hill Online. After all, one should never place bets without knowing the odds, and with this information under your hat you’re sure to have more fun!
If you’re visiting for the atmosphere rather than racing, you can always explore the famous racecourse to listen to live music, dine in one of its many restaurants and even go shopping. By attending the Grand National’s Ladies Day you’re really getting the best of everything, including a unique experience.
The Wild Rabbit, The Cotswolds
Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wild Rabbit is a 21st century British inn and restaurant unlike any other in the country. In the beginning, this luxury countryside hotel was named Conygree Farm – the Anglo-Saxon term for rabbit enclosure – and although the place has been renovated numerous times over the years, you can still see and appreciate the rustic bones of this old abode. There are numerous rooms and cottages available for you and your party, though each room is completely distinct as they are each based on different aspects of the great British countryside.
As for activities, you can dine in The Wild Rabbit’s Michelin Star restaurant where you will be served organic food by Executive Chef Tim Allen, or visit the bar if you fancy partaking in artisan beers, ales and wines. Alternatively, The Wild Rabbit also has another dining room named The Chicken Shed, which is a self-contained building perfect for you and your hens to party in.
Delightful Tea, Essex
Finally, if you’re a big fan of all things Great British Bake Off, then Delightful Tea is definitely the number one place you should go to for your hen party. Situated in Southend-On-Sea in Essex, this independent baking school offers lessons (read: parties where you bake things) for up to 10 guests, complete with complimentary Prosecco. Since the school was first established in 2013, they have offered out their baking studio to help visitors really get to grips with baking with relaxed yet informative tutors.
So, for your hen do why not gather your closest friends together to bake cupcakes, bread or macaroons with the help of professional bakers, specialising in sugar floristry, patisserie and everything in between? Not only will you have a great time, you’ll be learning skills that will stay with you forever.