10 Bristol stag and hen do activities you have to try in 2023

Last updated on Tuesday 23 April 2024

Are you in charge of planning a hen do or stag do and looking for some inspiration? Look no further! In this blog you'll find some of the best unusual party ideas and experiences to make sure the bride- or groom-to-be has a memorable time with their friends.

From spa days to adventure activities, we've got something for every group. So sit back, grab a drink, and get ready to take notes because these ideas are sure to make your hen or stag party a hit!

If you're looking for something a little different and out of the ordinary for the hen or stag do, consider one of these unique ideas. Bristol has so many weird and wonderful ways to celebrate stag and hen dos, some of which you might not have heard about yet!

If you want a hen or stag do experience that is more memorable than a night on the town (or even as a warm-up to a night on the town), this list will be your new best friend.

How about a hot air balloon ride for a breathtaking view? Or perhaps be an absolute Babe and learn how to herd sheep? Or even doing a group cookery class and try a new cuisine? Another idea is a custom murder mystery dinner party where everyone gets into character and have to solve a crime. Or you could have your own private life drawing party!

The possibilities are endless with these fun, off-beat ideas that are sure to create an unforgettable experience for the bride- or groom-to-be and their friends:

How to choose the best activity for a stag or hen do:

Choosing the best experience for a stag or hen do can be a tricky task, as it depends on the preferences and interests of the bride or groom-to-be, and their friends.

First, it's important to consider what the person whose party it is would enjoy and what they would want to do, that should be the main focus. If they are creative then maybe they'd like an arty party like a Graffiti Workshop, if they are a foodie then a Forage and Feast experience might be a great option!

It's important to think about the group dynamic and what would be a fun and inclusive activity for everyone (including budget). One way to find out what would be a good option is to ask the bride or groom-to-be, or to do a survey for the group.

Once you have an idea of what everyone would like to do, you can start planning the most brilliant party ever. And remember, the most important is to have fun and make lasting memories!

1. A Secret Outdoor Wood-fired Spa Experience

Secret outdoor spa near Bath

Outdoor woodfired spas are perfect for a hen or stag do because they provide a unique and relaxing experience for the group. Woodfired spas heat up quickly and maintain a consistent temperature, allowing guests to enjoy the hot tub in comfort. The natural wood aroma also adds to the ambience and creates a more authentic and rustic feel.

Additionally, being outdoors allows for stunning views and the opportunity to enjoy nature. A woodfired spa can be a fun and unique way to bond with friends and create lasting memories during a special occasion.

This outdoor spa is in a secret location just outside of Bath. You get stunning views and there is an on-site cafe where you can get fresh pizza and other refreshments.

🧖‍♀️ A Secret Outdoor Wood-fired Spa Experience: £40 per person

2. Personalised Murder Mystery Party

Personalised Murder Mystery Party

A personalised murder mystery party can be a really fun option for a stag or hen do because it provides a unique way for the group to bond and interact with one another!

This interactive game allows the hens and stags to step out of their comfort zones and take on new roles, encouraging everyone to get to know each other in a different setting. This is particularly good for a group of people that aren't yet friends!

This is a fully-customisable, immersive experience so you'll get to choose the details- like the story and the venue. The host will provide an experienced detective (aka the MC) to lead the action, making sure everything remains on track while maximising the fun and building up the intrigue.

A murder mystery party can be a great way to break the ice and get the group laughing and having fun together. It also allows for a change of scenery, fun pre-drinks, and an exciting break from traditional pre-wedding activities. Overall, a personalised murder mystery party can be a fun and memorable way to celebrate a stag or hen do!

🔪 Personalised Murder Mystery Party: From £16 a head

3. Beginner's Unicycle Masterclass

Beginners Unicycle Masterclass

An introduction to unicycling class is a great activity for a hen or stag do because it is a hilarious way to bond with the group. Unicycling also presents a physical challenge that requires teamwork and shouts of encouragement to help each other take control of the wheel.

With unicycling, you get a good mixture of laughter and lighthearted competition, making it a great way to break the ice and get to know each other better before the main event! Overall, an introduction to unicycling class is a perfect addition to any hen or stag do for a group that likes to do things a bit differently (and run slightly competitive).

🎪 Beginner's Unicycle Masterclass: £15 per person

4. The Bristol Graffiti Workshop

Graffiti workshop for hen and stag dos

Not only is a graffiti workshop a super unusual and interactive experience, but it also allows the group to leave with a one-of-a-kind piece of art that they created together- perfect for the memory box!

These graffiti workshops are often run by professional street artists who can provide valuable insights into the art form and the culture surrounding it- definitely something different to experience on a stag or hen weekend AND it's an incredibly Bristol way to celebrate.

🎨 The Bristol Graffiti Workshop: £45 per person

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