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Location for Hen Weekend, December, UK????

(24 Posts)
McRobb Wed 15-Jun-05 12:44:35

Cany anybody recommend a good location in the UK for a hen weekend. Getting married in December so hen weekend should ideally be in November. Need something spa related but with the ability to go out in the evening.

sweetheart Wed 15-Jun-05 12:45:35

two words.......

Centre Parcs!!!!!

compo Wed 15-Jun-05 12:47:21

we're going here for my friend's hen night.

Heathcliffscathy Wed 15-Jun-05 12:50:34

ohhhhh go to glasgow, fab city for lovely restaurants/great clubs/i'm sure there are great spas...

katierocket Wed 15-Jun-05 12:52:53

leeds, glasgow, manchester
definitely not centre parcs (sorry)

McRobb Wed 15-Jun-05 12:54:04

Sophable - I'm from Glasgow, very spooky. i'll add it to the list.

Sweetheart - why Centre Parcs? Never been.

anchovies Wed 15-Jun-05 12:54:21

leeds or newcastle

sweetheart Wed 15-Jun-05 13:01:42

we go every year as a family and went for the 1st time on a hen weekend last year.

It was great - they have a spa there and restaurants - plus on a saturday evening they do a party. There's things like bowling and stuff too.

Plus the accomodation works out really cheap between 8/10 however many of you!!!

MandM Wed 15-Jun-05 13:09:14

A friend of mine (I couldn't go sadly) booked a big cottage/converted barn in the Yorkshire Dales for her winter hen do. It had open fires etc, so was really cosy and relaxing and she arranged for a team of beauticians to come in during the day for manicures/pedicures/facials/massages etc, then at night caterers brought in and served a slap up meal with plenty of champagne and wine! Entertainment of the male kind(!) also arrived courtesy of some friends! They stayed for two nights, so the cottage was near to a nice town with a few pubs in, in case people wanted to get out for a bit.
She organised all the bits and pieces separately but I think there are companies that will put the whole package together for you - altohugh might be a bit pricey to do it that way.

McRobb Mon 27-Jun-05 16:37:49

Has anyone stayed in a decent hotel in Bath? Any ideas for a comedy club or salsa club in Bath?

littlerach Mon 27-Jun-05 16:56:34

There's a holiday cottage down the road to me (wilts) that sleeps up to 15, I think and can arrange beauticians etc to visit and do it all there. I think they will also arrange food to be delivered. Looks very nice, they have a pool also, though not so good for the winter.

We are about 30 mins from Bath, though there are plenty of pubs around and places to eat.

If you google Ashe cottage you'll probably find it, or you can CAT me.


sorrel Mon 27-Jun-05 17:38:07

ok you'll think i'm mad but what about Belfast.Loads of cheap flights, easy city to get aroud and the second biggest Arts Festival in UK is held in Belfast in November. Will tell you more about the city if you haven't fallen into a heap of laughter..........

bubblerock Mon 27-Jun-05 17:47:59

haven't stayed in Bath before but my friends a midwife in Bristol and when I stayed with her we went to a great comedy club - I think they have quite a lot of things like that in Bristol, might be worth looking at

McRobb Thu 30-Jun-05 12:37:14

Sorrel Please tell me more about Belfast sounds good.

Will also try cottage in Wiltshire as I'm from Wiltshire and might be nice to spend some time there.

lunavix Thu 30-Jun-05 12:56:16

thought you were from glasgow?

CountessDracula Thu 30-Jun-05 13:03:22


Great fun

sandyballs Thu 30-Jun-05 13:04:25

I had my hen weekend at Tuckenhay Mill nr Totnes in Devon - lovely place, sleeps 10, swimming pool, sauna, big open fires etc. Two gorgeous pubs within walking distance.

Property ref FUB

sandyballs Thu 30-Jun-05 13:05:07

It didn't do my link -

Kidstrack2 Thu 30-Jun-05 13:16:42

Been to Manchester on a hen weekend and just back from Glasgow on another hen weekend and 3yrs ago went to Belfast on a hen weekend! All were brilliant! For my hen weekend next year we are all heading to Alton Towers, big kid that I am!

McRobb Thu 30-Jun-05 16:53:41

Lunavix, whole family are from Glasgow, grew up there until I was 12. Then moved to Wiltshire.

sorrel Thu 30-Jun-05 17:12:52

Hi mcrobb. The Belfast festival at Queens takes place around the university in November for two weeks. The programme will be announced on Sept 7th.Last year they had everything from Jimmy Carr to Dizee Rascal to The buena Vista Social Club. It really is brilliant:fun
Belfast is compact and becoming more bijou by the day. there are quite a number of great little boutique hotels near the city centre like Ten Square or the Malmaison. Most of the eating and drinking takes place to the south of the city around the university area. Shopping is great too . Quite a few different shop from UK( althogh more and more of the same high st. usuals too.You will find it much cheaper to eat out than the south of england. Not sure where yournearest airport is. There are direct flights from Bristol, Bournemouth, Exeter, Cardiff,etc.belfast city flight Th city airport is only 5 mins to city centre by taxi.
I guess it depends what kind of a weekend you fancy. See Northern ireland tourist board for a bigger picture:NITB
Yummy food by Paul Rankin and many other places....

sorrel Thu 30-Jun-05 17:25:30

this may be useful too

Skribble Fri 01-Jul-05 01:56:35

Glasgow is great for a hen-nights. We went to Flares where even the bouncers wear 70's kipper ties. Remember your potty, I made about £120.

McRobb Fri 01-Jul-05 12:22:08

Skribble, what is the deal with the potty?

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