• Posh Frocks & Wellies pub walk

Activities

If you tire of the stunning views from our properties, you can choose from a great selection of things to do on site or nearby! Whether you want to try Somerset's finest cider & cheese, something more adventurous like a bush tucker trial, some vintage shopping, a posh frocks & wellies countryside challenge or garter making, here are just a few ideas to make your holiday perfect. 

If you aren't staying with us you can still enjoy our fantastic activities.

Contact us for availability by clicking here or call us on 01761 462162.

Posh Frocks & Wellies

Posh Frocks & Wellies
Posh Frocks & Wellies
Posh Frocks & Wellies
Posh Frocks & Wellies

A unique, and fun, self-guided themed activity to explore the area, and take on some fun challenges along the way.

"The posh frocks and wellies was brilliant. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. The photo game was really fun and provided lots of giggles along the way!" 

 

  • Dress to impress in your best posh frocks, then pull on your wellies
  • Hens - get the girls to pimp up their wellies before the weekend!
  • Navigate your way across country to a location such as a a fab country pub, or choose a circular route
  • Activity can be run at any time to suit you 
  • Activity packs are personalised for your bride-to-be or birthday girl and include:
    • a detailed guide with map & route description with photos so you don't get lost! 
    • interesting information about various features along your route
    • nature features to hunt for and identify along the way
    • fun camera challenge game
  • NEW! We are currently developing this activity for download onto your smartphone

 

LOCATIONS: All locations

CRAFTERNOONS

Call or email us for a full list (& growing) of our Crafternoon activities - new for 2018! - and all downloadable onto your smart phone! 

Go Wild with Bush Tucker Trial

Fun-loving groups will just love a fabulous 'Go Wild' activity with something for everyone.

"The Go Wild activity was wonderful, I can see why this is a firm favourite. Our instructor was Will. He had a lovely manner and seemed to know his stuff when it came to the foraging and fire-starting."

Take a leisurely pace, or go for it with a challenging team-building and competitive style. Go Wild normally involves 3 elements - a short wild food foray & bush tucker trial, a fire-lighting challenge and a bush-bow archery competition. 

During the foray, you will discover some of the wild food that you can eat, and you can collect wild food for your bush tucker trial such as nettles, sorrel and jelly ear fungus! Then you can take a step up from plants and try some bugs such as mealworms. You can then blindfold the bride-to-be, birthday boy/girl or boss, for the finale which usually involves screaming, squirming & hysterical laughter!

During the fire-lighting challenge you will each make fire without matches, the aim here is for everyone to achieve a flaming bundle of hay, which is quite an experience, a great photo opportunity, and a bit harder than Bear Grylls makes it look! 

The third element of the Go Wild activity involves learning how to use a bush bow for a short, fun bush-bow archery competition and games.

The idea is that you have learned a bit about ‘hunting and gathering’ including wild food & fire-lighting in a beautiful setting, and had some laughs along the way. It’s not strenuous or dangerous, and is a whole lot of fun. 

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

 

LOCATIONS: Bristol & Bath

School Sports Day activity

This fun activity was introduced in 2014 and remains a huge favourite!

Take yourself 'back to skool' with your very own sports day activity.

The games vary but usually include those below, and more. Our fun instructors are always thinking up new and mad things to do!

  • Sack race
  • Egg & spoon race
  • Hula hooping
  • Welly whanging
  • Tug of war
  • Jumping tyres tag
  • Relay races
  • Skipping race
  • Wheelbarrow race
  • Football dribble
  • Chucky egg (think about it, the clue is in the name...!)
  • Fluffy bunnies

Duration: 1- 1.5 hours depending on group size

Location: 25 mins Bristol, 35 mins Bath

 

NEW! Wild Booze

Wild booze – bottle your hen weekend and take it home with you!

Using ingredients foraged in the wild and from the kitchen garden, our expert tutor will take you on a forage for your ingredients.

On your foray you will learn about the different wild and kitchen garden botanicals in season, what flavours, aromas and characteristics they have, and which plants go with which spirits.

Back at base, you'll make & label your own wild booze to take home.

Duration: Approx 2 hours.

Cider & Cheese Tasting

Cider & Cheese Tasting

Ooooh arrrr, welcome to Somerset!

This top-rated activity continues to be one of the most popular, with a cider expert. More than just a few sips of cider, you won't believe how much fun you can have :)

“Thank you Adrian for the cider and cheese tasting. Your funny stories and knowledge were great. I managed to give my sister the perfect hen party with exactly what she wanted”. 

 

“Everyone loved the cider and cheese tasting. Was very informative and Adrian was great. Thought the gift was such a lovely touch. Pregnant ladies also very well catered for!

 

 

  • In our Cider & Cheese tasting activity you will learn about tasting, orchards and cider making, with lots of fun stories and interaction.
  • You will try 5-6 different top quality varieties of West Country cider along with 3 West Country cheeses with crackers.
  • You'll discover that if you drink too much cider you'll get 'Somerset Cider Leg', and hear a few other Cider Stories, oooh, aaaarh!
  • Optional gift for someone special whether a bride to be, top sales person or birthday gift. 

 Duration: Approximately 2 hours. 

LOCATIONS: Bristol & Bath

 

Archery

Archery is a great fun, competitive activity that is always popular with groups. There are a wide range of activity providers in all locations where you can learn archery.

Generally the activity will include tuition from a qualified archery instructor so that you can enjoy the activity safely. Competitive groups will love the challenge of learning the ancient art of archery and you get to work with proper recurve bows, arrows & targets.

Once you have mastered the skills, it's full-on competition to see who wins with lots of fun games! This incredibly popular activity is fantastic fun and works well with all kinds of small and large groups. Archery is a brilliant activity, very competitive and lots of fun. 

Duration: varies according to location

 

VIP Vintage Shopping

 

The VIP Vintage and Retro shopping trip involves visiting a special selection of fabulous shops where you will receive a discount at most and some special gifts.

Your activity includes a gift such as a vintage or retro scarf or something vintage-inspired. 

The visit starts at one of the UK's top Vintage shops where you will have a glass of fizz and explore 3 floors of everything vintage and retro! It has an amazing vintage clothing section where you can try on lots of vintage clothes, for a great photo opportunity!

The next stop is a stunning vintage inspired home shop bursting with fabulous chandeliers, painted furniture and gift items. Here you will be given a pretty, home-made soap or bath bomb with pot pourri.

Other shops on this trip include craft & fabric/trims, vintage and designer clothing, and various stylish gift and home shops. Continue to visit as many of the shops in our schedule as you wish, all of which will offer you a discount, and a friendly welcome.

This activity really has something for everyone, whether they are interested in sewing & craft, pure vintage fashion, or vintage and shabby chic home styling, etc.

Favourite finds include a vintage Valentino little black dress for £10 and a gorgeous scarlet satin coat for £25. However the best buy must go to the bride who found the perfect fake fur snowy white stole for her February wedding!

Duration: 2-3 hours.

 

Mountain Biking

A great fun activity, mountain biking normally involves:

  • bike check & set up 
  • helmet & safety equipment check
  • guided ride at a trail centre covering terrain suitable for the group skill level

Bikes & helmets can be hired with the activity, subject to availability, please enquire. 

Duration: varies according to location

Afternoon tea

Enjoy a fabulous vintage styled cream tea or full afternoon tea served on vintage china at your self-catering cottage or glampsite. Includes sandwiches, petit fours, delicious scones with jam, clotted cream & strawberries, and a selection of teas with milk & sugar. Served on vintage and vintage inspired china. 

Beauty & Pamper Treatments

All hotels with spas offer a menu of spa treatments which can be booked directly with the hotel.

At self-catering cottages, and hotels without spas, there are visiting therapists who will normally provide a range of treatments on site.

 

 

Cocktail making

Cocktail making is a fun and glamorous activity! Some hotels will provide this on site, or we can suggest lots of city locations so you can kick off your big night out with style.

Duration: varies according to location

Thermae Bath Spa

Perfect for Hen weekends, Adult friends/family groups (over 16 only)

Enjoy a luxurious visit to the famous thermal spa at Bath.

  • Take in the views from the incredible roof-top pool.
  • Enjoy the experience shower and steam rooms.
  • Swim in the Minerva pool with gentle currents.
  • A classic, sophisticated and relaxing activity.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay shooting is always popular with a group, and we can recommend clay shooting ranges within a short drive of our lovely properties.

Horse-riding

Perfect for: Corporate Events; Hen weekends; Friends/family groups including children

This is a fantastic way to explore the stunning Mendip Hills and we are lucky to have superb off-road riding just a stone's throw from our lovely properties. Here is a link to the closest Trekking centre.

Tynings Trekking Centre

Garter Making

Try a fun-filled garter-making workshop so you all have something naughty but nice to wear on your hen night or at the wedding! Learn basic hand sewing skills and use a variety of lace, ribbon & decorations.

Vintage Accessories

Make a couple of pretty vintage styled accessories, such as a hair decoration/band & a scrunchie. Or if you prefer, a garter. Really pretty and something you can wear or use after the weekend. 

 
 

Bath Treats

How about a workshop making bath treats? This activity is really proving to be popular, as you will make something gorgeous and packaged like a professional product. Create something beautiful to take home, to make for Christmas gifts, or hen parties can get inspired to help your bride make favours for the wedding!

Bunting making

Enjoy an afternoon of creativity, making fabulous bunting for your bride-to-be! 

 

 

Transport

All group leaders are provided with full details and prices for transport companies near your property, so you can book minibuses and taxis. 

Delivered catering

Delicious hot buffet at self-catering properties Bristol/Bath:

TWO COURSE HOT BUFFET

Aberdeen Angus beef lasagne & Chicken enchilladasFor vegetarians/vegan/GF: Quinoa, lentil & beetroot bake with red onion marmalade & topped with a thick slice of goat's cheese or tomato

Rainbow salad

Giant tear & share garlic bread (GF & Vegan roll with olive oil & garlic)

Dessert - Chocolate Fudge cake, Red velvet cake, tiramisu, french apple or lemon tart

STARTER/NIBBLES

Nachos - tortillas, grated cheese, salsa 

Give us a call to discuss how
we can help you organise
a fabulous weekend!

Check to see if your date/s are available!

Contact us on 01761 462162
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