7 Fun Hen do Ideas in the Cotswolds!

Written by Harriet

Facilitator of Fun - Laughtercise For Hen Parties

Hi Chick! My name is Harriet and we’re Laughtercise.

Oh the Cotswolds. The quaint picturesque towns and tumbling hills of the beautiful English countryside.

⭐️ Did you know? The Cotswolds is famous for its Cheese rolling competitions held in the town of Brockworth. Each year, brave participants chase a wheel of cheese down a steep hill, risking tumbles and tumbles just for the chance to claim the coveted cheese as their prize. 🏆

So, hold onto your cheese and let’s get rolling! 🧀



7 Fun Hen do Ideas in the Cotswolds!


1. Laughtercise!


Massive smiles, belly laughs and contagious chuckles. If your hen crew are up for the most amount of fun they’ve ever had at a hen party, a Laughtercise For Hen Party Session is for them!

Just imagine your hen crew playing this wild game 👇 Which of your hens would win?! 🏆


Laughtercise is the ultimate test of how well your hens can work together. And how competitive they are! 💪

So…are you ready to grin before the gin? 😁


Click here to find out more and to get you hen crew Laughtercised!

Location: Anywhere! Comes to your hen party accommodation.


2. Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting

If your bride-to-be likes a glass of sparkly, then this activity is ideal. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, then head out on a guided tour, followed by a sit-down tasting session with some tasty nibbles!

Click here to find out more about Woodchester Valley Vineyard and Winery.

Location: Convent Lane, Woodchester, Stroud, GL5 5HR


3. Spa Day at Ellenborough Park

Girls, listen… this spa looks absolutely stunning. Elemis products for treatments, sauna, steam, jacuzzi, they have garden retreat days, they have really wonderful bespoke packages. A little castle in the countryside that you can give your bride the hen do she deserves. Go check it out. I almost booked it just looking at the website!

For more spa ideas around the Cotswolds, check out Spa Breaks.

Click here to find out more about Ellenborough Park.

Location: Southam Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3NJ


4. Afternoon Tea at The Frogmill

Nothing is more quintessentially British than having afternoon tea in the Cotswolds, how very apt darling! 

Cream or jam first? Pinkies up or down? Read this article on Afternoon Tea Etiquette for some top tips 😂

For more ideas for afternoon tea, check out the 13 best places in the Cotswolds for afternoon tea. 

Click here to find out more about afternoon tea at The Frogmill.

Location: Shipton Oliffe, Andoversford, GL54 4HT


5. The Crafty Hens Flower Crown Workshop

Is your bride a crafty soul? Are you having a festival themed hen party? If so, make your own beautiful handmade flower crown with the crafty hens! All with Faux flowers, leafy foliage, ribbons and embellishments. Everyone can select flowers to their preferred colour scheme and create crowns to their own taste. You can even keep your crown and wear it all year round!

Click here to find out more.

Location: Anywhere! Comes to your hen party accommodation.


6. Cotswolds Water Park

With a plethora of activities available at The Cotswolds Water Park, you’re spoilt for choice! From paddle boarding and water skiing to wakeboarding and sailing, there’s something to exhilarate every adrenaline junkie bride. 

Click here to find out more about The Cotswolds Water Park.

Location: Rigbys Lane, Cirencester, GL7 6FJ


7. Hen Hack!

A horse-riding hack with all the hens, how beautiful. The option offers a unique opportunity to trot and bond with friends, amidst the tranquil beauty of the Cotswold countryside, creating memories and an adventure filled celebration.

Click here to find out more about Bourbon Vale Equestrian.

Location: College Farm, Sow Bridge, Bourbon-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, GL54 2HN


More Hen Party Ideas in the Cotswolds!


Free Hen Night Ideas in the Cotswolds!

Are you just having your own hen do at home and are looking for fun activities to play?

If so, check out our Hen Party Games for some wild and fabulously fun games!



Creative Tips For Your Hen Do

Hungry for even more ideas? 😀 Check out these resources:

Hen Party Ideas For Pregnant Brides

Hen Party Ideas For Non-Drinkers

Hen Party Ideas For Small Groups

Hen Party Ideas For Under-18s

Hen Party Ideas For Large Groups

Hen Party Ideas For Mixed Ages


What are the most popular hen do activities in the Cotswolds?

The most popular hen do ideas in the Cotswolds include indulging in a luxurious spa day at one of the region’s renowned wellness retreats, exploring quaint villages and sampling local delicacies on a guided food and drink tour or experiencing the thrill of outdoor activities such as horse riding hacks. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, culinary delights, or adrenaline-fueled adventures, the Cotswolds offer a range of options to create an unforgettable hen do tailored to your preferences. Writing this blog has actually made me want to have my hen do in the Cotswolds! 😆


Indoor Hen Do Ideas in the Cotswolds

The most popular indoor hen do ideas in the Cotswolds are centered around experiences that blend relaxation, creativity, and indulgence. For instance, groups can opt for wine tasting at local vineyards like Woodchester Valley Vineyard, offering a chance to sample exquisite English wines while delving into the intricacies of winemaking. Alternatively, craft enthusiasts can enjoy hands-on workshops such as Hat Making with Louise Pocock, where they can craft personalized keepsakes to cherish. And for those seeking ultimate pampering, indulging in a spa day at one of the region’s luxurious wellness retreats promises a serene pre-wedding escape.


Outdoor Hen Do Ideas in the Cotswolds

The most popular outdoor hen do ideas in the Cotswolds cater to adventure-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Embark on exhilarating activities such as hot air balloon rides, offering breathtaking views of the stunning countryside while creating unforgettable memories with friends. For those craving a bit of adrenaline, horse riding hacks through scenic trails provide a thrilling way to explore the picturesque landscape. Additionally, guided hikes along the Cotswold Way offer opportunities to immerse yourself in nature, with charming villages and sweeping vistas along the route, ensuring a memorable and active celebration in the great outdoors.


Hen Party Accommodation in the Cotswolds

The best places to find Hen party accommodation in the Cotswolds are on these links, Hen Party Houses and Kate and Toms.


Hen Do Activities Near the Cotswolds

If you’re basing your hen crew in the Cotswolds, and you are looking to venture out, we also have these resources:

Hen Do Ideas in Gloucestershire

Hen Do Ideas in Herefordshire

Hen Do Ideas in Northamptonshire

Hen Do Ideas in Oxfordshire

Hen Do Ideas in Somerset

Hen Do Ideas in Warwickshire 

Hen Do Ideas in Worcestershire

Hen Do Ideas in Wiltshire


That’s it from me! I hope you have a wonderful time with your hen crew in the Cotswolds! 😀

Love Harriet & Team Laughtercise


Whether you’re looking for a unique hen do idea for your hen crew or a corporate team building workshop for your team, a Laughtercise session is all about creating as many smiles and laughter in your group as humanely possible!

We’ve scoured the world for the best exercises, activities and games that bring out smiles and giggles.

We would love to tell you that we’ve invented loads of activities but we haven’t invented ANYTHING. We’ve taken the best that exists, combined it together and made it better…our very own original recipe.

Simple ideas, simple games, all facilitated expertly.

We deliver sessions in-person or online.

Is your room small? Is it large? Inside? Outside? We’ll be there! We will work around you.

For team building sessions, we can come to your office or away day location. For hen parties, we can come to your accommodation or a private room that you’ve booked.

📍 Our Corporate Team Building Workshops vary from 10-minute energising conferences sessions to full away day sessions of 4hs

📍 Our Corporate Wellbeing Workshops can vary in length from 1hr to 3hrs

📍 Our Online Team Building Workshops can vary in length from 30mins to 1.5hrs

📍 For online sessions, the attendee limit is 1000.

📍 For in-person sessions, the only limit is how much room you have (the more the merrier!)

Our prices vary depending on the number of attendees, how long the session is for and where the session is held.

We can guarantee you this though…in terms of bang for buck, you’ll get a sonic boom 💥

Let’s get some time to discuss, get in touch 😀

Our Corporate Team Building Workshops have been described as ‘the most fun I’ve ever had at work’ by Amazon employees and in a recent NHS study, 77% of NHS session attendees reported feeling less stressed after their Laughtercise session.

Hens love Laughtercise too 👇

“It was so good, everyone loved it. We all highly recommend, the Laughtercise Team are an absolute dream. It was INCREDIBLE”

But the only way to truly find out, is to dive in and get smiling! 😁

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📍 Team Building Activities that you can facilitate in-house

📍 Ideas to smash your Corporate Away Day

📍 Energisers For Conferences

📍 5 Hen Party Games that you can facilitate yourself

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