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On the search for your special day or perfect hen weekend to enjoy the final send off? Perhaps you’ve been given the task to plan the hen do for the bride-to-be. Let us help you take the pressure off. We have a huge range of exciting experiences in Bristol that are sure to make that all-important last night of freedom go off with a bang!
Why Choose Bristol For a Hen Party?
Bristol has become a booming centre for the arts, indie shops and Uni life. There are loads of different areas to explore, from Stokes Croft and Clifton to the beautiful harbourside buzzing with bars and restaurants.
Bristol is where Banksy first made his mark, so keep an eye out for some original pieces as you explore the city and soak up the sights!
What To Expect During a Bristol Hen Do?
Bristol is brimming with fun activities, new experiences and a whole cultural history just waiting to be explored. There are two Universities here, so you can expect your Bristol hen do to be buzzing with partygoers for most of the year, along with an eclectic art scene that’ll open your eyes and to new perspectives.
For history buffs, why not begin by visiting Brunel’s SS Great Britain which is docked at the Great Western Dockyard? Or, if you’re an animal-lover, Bristol Zoo Gardens will make the perfect day out as it’s filled with all sorts of beautiful animals. From red pandas to gorillas, penguins to exotic bids. Make sure to bring your phones so you can snap up lots of picture for the Gram!
If you want to save cash, you’ll be pleased to know Fizzbox have loads of budget-friendly activities that you and girls can get stuck into without worrying about your wallets. Combine some of these with some free Bristol activities, and you’ll have a hen weekend to remember! You can visit the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery for free or head to Clifton Suspension Bridge to take some pictures of the iconic landmark.
Staying In During Your Bristol Hen Weekend?
We don't just provide exciting activities to be enjoyed whilst you're out and about. We know sometimes you need a night in. That's why we've got some fantastic mobile activities that come to you as well as virtual experiences for you and the girls to party with at home or at your hen house! From a personal cheeky butler to nude life drawing, there's really no reason not to have a fantastic time!
If you’re looking for Bristol hen do ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. We have loads of fantastic experiences that you and the girls can get stuck into and make memories that’ll last a lifetime. From afternoon tea to escape rooms, dodgeball to burlesque dancing, there’s something here for every fun-loving bride.
Our cocktail making classes are great for hen parties, getting all your favourite people together for delicious drinks and a great time. A professional mixologist will give you all a warm welcome and a drink each before they perform exciting cocktail making demonstrations for you. Are you watching closely? Because it’s your turn next. You’ll make at least two drinks each from scratch, sipping everything you make. Who knows? You might even find yourself becoming a mixologist one day and if not, at least you'll know how to make a great drink at home or what to choose when someone else offers!
If you're looking to have a right giggle with the girls then look no further than a fun session of nude life drawing. This quirky activity sees you learn how to draw all the lines and curves of the naked human body with a live, nude, male model as your muse! He’ll take off his robe and pose right in front of you so get ready to giggle and blush! Paper and pencils will be provided and the expert teacher will take you through all the tricks of the trade. So don’t worry if you haven’t drawn in years! This is bound to be a hilarious experience you won't forget!
When in Bristol, what better way to sample some of the local culture than the hilarious West Country Games? Okay, so it’s a little off-the-wall, but it’s so much fun! You’ll and the gals will bounce around a series of hilarious challenges that are all themed on the beautiful west country. You’ll be going head-to-head in the cider run and flinging wellies as far as you can. There’ll be a fancy dress costume waiting for the bride-to-be and a personal photographer who’ll take some candid snaps that will have you giggle for years to come!
If you want to give the bride-to-be the most memorable hen party in Bristol, take her to watch male strippers! There’s no denying how massively entertaining these shows are, getting everyone to laugh, cheer and blush in equal measure. You’ll watch hunky male strippers dance on stage, performing striptease and comedy routines. Feast your eyes on their gorgeous bodies as they remove each and every item of clothing! There will even be a chance for audience participation where the bride-to-be will be treated to a steamy lapdance. What better way to inject some cheekiness into that famous last night of freedom?
This city boasts lively nightlife and eclectic watering holes that are just begging to be explored. But where do you start? Fizzbox are here to help you with a bar crawl that features the best pubs and bars in town. We’ve done all the hard work so you can just go out and enjoy yourselves. Lap up the fun atmosphere as you enjoy free drinks and drink deals as well as games from your party host. You can even have your bar crawl hosted by a sexy male guide if you like! This will be a night to remember.
Want something wacky and totally off-the-wall? Try bubble mayhen! This bizarre but brilliant activity will see you each climbing into a giant, inflatable, one-woman zorb and rolling, bumping and barging around the football pitch! You’ll play some hilarious games including Queen of the Ring, Bump the Bride, British Bulldog and Capture the Flag. There will be an activity provider there who’ll referee the games and hand-out forfeits to the losers! They will also provide all the equipment you need so all you need to do is turn up, ready to get competitive and have a blast with the hens.
Make your girls’ night in one for the history books with the addition of a butler in the buff! They’re a great way to add a touch of cheekiness to your hens at home event, providing a mega memorable experience for your guests while being a fun and entertaining way to add flair. Your butler will wear a very special (and sexy!) uniform, consisting of just a bowtie, collar, cuffs and a blush-worthing bottom-baring apron! He’ll give your guests a feast for the eyes when he answers the door and takes their coats. He can also serve your drinks and nibbles and host fun party games while you focus on having an awesome time.
Challenge yourselves to an immersive adventure as you take on an escape room with your besties. With just one hour on the clock, you’ll need to raid the room for clues, crack codes and solve puzzles and riddles if you want to get out in time. A range of themes are available from bank robberies to murdery mysteries, terrifying horror scenarios to treasure hunts. You’ll get lost in the fun theme as you raid the room for clues as time ticks away on the clock. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be Einstein to beat the room; just use common sense and work as a team.
Honestly, who doesn’t love chocolate? It’s lovely and indulgent and dark chocolate supposedly releases happy endorphins in your brain so there’s literally nothing not to love! That’s why a chocolate making hen do Bristol is going to be a hit with all the girls. You’ll hear zero complaints when you book this activity! You’ll learn from a professional chocolatier who’ll teach you how to create your own delicious chocolate truffles, cutting, dipping and decorating your personalised choccies. You can take them away with you afterwards and gift to a friend or eat them all to yourself!
Try a nostalgic school sports day that’ll see you all in fits of giggles as you run with bean bags on your head to the finish line for first place, or struggle to keep up with a balancing game of egg and spoon! Get into teams and compete for first place like you did in school. Whether you loved or hated school sports day as a kid, you’ll immediately realise that it’s way more fun to do when you’re an adult! Even come in that classic P.E. kit look for the perfect photo opportunity.
We had absolutely THE best afternoon with Simon as our bar tender with ALL the banter. He catered for the group amazingly totally getting the team all on board and reading them all like books. We ALL came out full of praise for just how much fun we had had and the giggles, all the giggles. Can not recommend these guys more highly. I would cancel any plans you have for the day after your visit though :)
Tom Brown was a great host & teacher. We had such a giggle. Would definitely recommend this to others to do in Bristol x
Paul was great - had everyone laughing from minute one. Would highly recommend to anyone, loads of fun!
The west country games were brilliant. Would recommend for any hen/stag party as they keep you laughing from start to finish.
Bristol has some fantastic celebs hailing from this city. From famous pirates to famous actors why not see if you can spot where they lived – or still live today!
Although you may not be able to spot the ever-elusive Banksy, his artwork is dotted around Bristol’s streets for everyone to access. Why not take a walking tour and see all his work in one go.
Some well-known artists and bands come from Bristol such as Massive Attack and Portishead.
A little-known fact is that the voice of Darth Vader was not the body we saw in the films! David Prowse was the actor whilst James Earl Jones was the voice. This iconic duo wouldn’t have made Darth Vader possible without one another!
Although these aren’t local celebs, we think it’s pretty cool that Bristol has been the backdrop for some popular films and TV shows, including Sherlock Holmes, Only Fools and Horses, Skins and The Young Ones. See if you can spot any streets that look familiar from the TV!
No.4 Clifton Village, The Rodney Hotel, 4 Rodney Place. Bristol, BS8 4HY
Enjoy a sophisticated afternoon tea at No.4 Clifton Village, a delightful, award-winning restaurant located at The Rodney Hotel. You’ll graze on finger sandwiches, cakes and scones as you catch up with the girls and get excited for the hen weekend ahead. What’s more, you’ll also receive a delicious glass of Perrier-Jouet Champagne that’ll help kick off the celebration! No.4 Clifton Village also have a fabulous wine bar, so why not stay and sit into the evening?!
No1 Harbourside, 1 Canons Road, Bristol. BS1 5UH
The Harbourside was awarded the Sustainable Restaurant Association and is popular for anyone wanting a good mixture of vegan and meat-based dishes. Everything is ethically sourced and utterly delicious. Their menu regularly changes depending on the season, so make sure to have a browse before you go!
Clock Tower Yard Approach Road Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6AG England
This quirky restaurant is located inside a Mongolian yurt and will make for a unique dining experience during your hen do in Bristol. You can enjoy a massive Sunday roast or start the day with a tasty full English breakfast. The staff here are super helpful and will ensure you have a wonderful restaurant experience before your day out exploring Bristol.
Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6LF
Falafels have become a bit of a trend over the past few years, and if you have never had one of these delicious chickpea-based balls, you need to head to Falafel King in Bristol during you hen do. You can take away, sit down and even enjoy live gigs in the evening! It really is a falafel lovers paradise!
Bristol has a whole range of exciting nightlife districts to explore. From the Waterside Harbour to Frogmore Street, you’ll find a wealth of clubs and bars where you and the girls can sit back and toast to the bride-to-be during her Bristol hen do!
Sitting in Bristol’s harbour, The Waterside, is a quirky, independent cocktail bar. Loose Cannon is proud to offer an eclectic selection of tasty cocktails that will set you and the girls up for a sophisticated evening of partying. Their cocktails have names like ‘Unspoken Illusions’ and Mother in Law’s Rath’, so you know you’re going to be in for an interesting night! Loose Cannon is so popular that it’s advised your book in advance.
Basement 45 is stationed underneath the Banksy on Frogmore Street. It boasts three floors and a diverse range of music for you and the girls to dance to. From local DJs to club night and live events, Basement 45 is must-visit for hens looking to let their hair down and party into the early hours!
Fancy a night in during your Bristol hen do? Why not bring cocktail making to you? With a mobile cocktail making class, you won’t just be learning to whip up three cocktails each, you’ll have a gorgeous male hunk who’ll be there to assist you. That’s right! We know how to treat you ladies. Your muscular mixologist will show you some top tips and tricks on how to master the perfect cocktail as well as get you all playing some hilarious games that’ll get you giggling all night long! Your sexy mixologist will come to your Bristol hen house and bring all equipment with him. All you’ll need to do is keep yourself from blushing!
The Island is a sprawling mix of art spaces, live music performances and club nights. It’s located in an old police station, so you can actually party in one of the 200 cells during your Bristol hen party! It’s run by a charity, Artspace Lifestyle, and hosts a mixture of mini-festivals every year. It’s definitely worth a visit during your hen weekend!
Bristol is such a bubbly city, that there are things happening pretty much every month of the year! From the gorgeous green spaces in Spring to the festive Christmas markets in Winter, there really is no ‘best’ time to visit during your Bristol hen do.
If it’s the weather you’re basing your decisions on, then you can expect Bristol to have the same unpredictable weather as the rest of the UK. Generally, it’s hot between June and September and gets cooler around October and onwards.
Music-lovers rejoice because Bristol is the home to some awesome festivals that are sure to make your hen weekend one to remember. From Bristol Sounds that takes place in June, to Valley Fest in July, there are plenty of live festivals for you to enjoy during your stay.
Are you looking for something to, quite literally, blow you away? The International Balloon Fiesta in Bristol is the world’s biggest hot air balloon festival. You’ll be absolutely dazzled at the spectacular sights of over 130 hot hair balloons taking flight and brining lots of beautiful colours to the skies. This festival takes place in August.
Bristol Christmas Market
Planning you hen weekend during the chillier months? Never fear! Bristol’s Christmas market is located in the heart of Bristol city centre and is home to an eclectic pop-up of independent traders ready to put the magical touch into your Christmas hen do. You’ll feel truly festive surrounded by the beautiful decorations and smell of roasted chestnuts. You can take a pew at Jäger Barn Bar where you can start your night off with some tasty drinks and watch the world go by.
Bristol has a fantastic cycle system so there’s no excuse not to hop on a bike and get going! With plenty of rental bikes dotted around the city, you can get from A to B with ease. There’s even a cycle path on a disused railway line from Bristol to Bath if you fancy exploring the neighbouring town of Bath!
Fancy something different? Why not book you and the girls onto a fun Segway Tour during your Bristol hen do?! You'll all get your own electric-powdered Segways, which use a mixture of power and human balance to zip along the pavement. There'll be a guide at the head of your group to point out lots of famous landmarks and popular locations for you to explore later!
What’s left to do now? Browse the incredible array of activities and events on offer in Bristol and choose one, or more, for your day or trip to the city. All you need to do is enquire via the activity page and check availability directly with the activity provider. Simple.