Stag and hen do activities in Herefordshire

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As soon as you get asked to be best man or maid of honour, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with ideas for hen and stag do activity ideas. But don’t worry if jet setting to another country for sun, sea and swim doesn’t appeal. It’s definitely worth considering a staycation for a more affordable but just as fun trip. If you and the bride or groom are based in or around Herefordshire, you’ve got lots of options for a fun-filled day out or weekend. Whether you’re interested in a boozy night out or an adventure-filled weekend away, Herefordshire has got a lot to offer and can cater for all tastes.

Where can we stay in Herefordshire for a hen or stag do?

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Cottages around Herefordshire and Wales

  • Acacia Cottages has its very own ‘Hen Weekend House’ just outside of Cheltenham. You can book canapes, train tickets to Cheltenham and hot tubs.
  • Sugar and Loaf is a brilliant directory of luxury cottages in Wales and the English borders.
  • Durstone Farm has beautiful holiday cottages to rent in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside.
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Glamping in Herefordshire

  • Spend the night in a luxury tipi at Tipi Adventures near Ross-on-Wye and go out on a River Wye excursion. They have 11 tipis that cater for up to 6 people. These can be great for groups big or small, allowing you all to sleep under the stars on a great glamping getaway. 
  • White House Glamping in Ross-on-Wye has 6 luxury tipis in an apple orchard in the middle of the countryside with views of the River Wye. 
  • Woodhouse Country Park in Ledbury has Scandinavian timber lodges with hot tubs.
  • Perry Tree Glamping in Hereford has three luxury bell tents. Each comes with cooking facilities, fire pits and eco bathrooms.
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Campsites in Herefordshire

  • Chapel House Farm in Hay on Wye has 15 acres of wildflower meadow for camping as well as bell tents with views of the Black Mountains, campsite farm shop and a working farm. 
  • Camping, glamping, canoeing and fishing are all on offer at Whitney Bridge at Whitney-on-Wye. Most of the pitches have their fire pits or BBQs so it’s perfect for cooking and eating under the stars with your friends and family. 
  • Trippenkennett Farm in Hereford has a campsite as well as barn conversions overlooking their fishing lake where you can spend the day catching the River Wye’s finest fish.
  • Cwtch Cabins & Camping in Ledbury offers real back to basics off-grid accommodation, with a variety of quirky cabins and shepherds huts, as well as tent pitches.

What hen or stag party activities can we do in Herefordshire?

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Sporting activities for hen and stag parties

  • Mountain Mayhem Herefordshire has an activity centre in the Black Mountains, where it offers bespoke sporting events. Choose from a variety of activities such as clay shooting, hovercrafting and quad biking and tailor your day to suit your tastes, times and requirements. 
  • Wyedean Canoe Hire offers adventure activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding, as well as white water canoe trips. You can also canoe through the beautiful Wye Valley and see the Forest of Dean from the river. Canoe The Wye is a great option for the summer months for those wanting to go on half or full-day adventures. 
  • Battlelands is an activity centre in Ewyas Harold, which offers everything from axe throwing and archery to paintballing and Nordic throwing games.
  • Land Rover Experience in the grounds of Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire. Take on off-road driving challenges and spend the day driving through tough terrain in an iconic Land Rover. 
  • Go Ape has two centres in the Forest of Dean, one at Mallards Pike and one in Beechenhurst. There’s also one in the Wyre Forest for those a little further north. Embark on a treetop adventure course with stunning views of the surrounding area. 
  • Herefordshire Raceway has a 600m karting circuit and is a great activity for groups wanting to try their hand at hairpin bends and test their driving endurance. 
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Wine and drinks tastings

Check out our blog posts on group trips to distillery tastings and cider mills in and around Herefordshire. Drinks tastings are the perfect activities for stag and hen parties and we can drive you to and from your destination, so you can relax and enjoy the local produce. 

A day out at the races

Check out our blog post on horse racing events and locations you can visit from Herefordshire. 

The best spa days in Herefordshire for a hen do

  • Holmer Park is a health club and spa in Hereford. They offer beauty treatments and spa packages. You can also stay over at The Priory. 
  • The Malvern Spa in Worcestershire has an indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy pool, health club and its own hotel rooms and restaurant so you can create your very own mini spa break. 
  • Wye Leisure in Hereford offers treatments and spa packages and has an indoor pool and gym. 
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A night out in the city

If you’d love a night out with your best friends and family, we’d be more than happy to transport you to and from the nearby cities so you can dance the night away and let your hair down before the big day. We can use one of our minibuses to take you to Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Worcester or even Birmingham, as well as the local towns. 

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What are the best nightclubs and bars in Hereford?

  • Play is Hereford’s biggest nightclub and offers VIP booths for hen party packages.
  • The Left Bank Village is in Hereford’s ‘Indie Quarter’ and has a variety of different riverside bars.
  • Saxtys is open until 3am on Saturdays with live DJs and its very open Rum Bar.

Where should I go on a night out in Gloucester?

  • Jax Bar is Gloucester’s number one event’s nightclub.
  • Atik is Gloucestershire’s biggest night club.

Gloucester also has many traditional pubs and cocktail bars if you want to create your own bar crawl.

What are the best nights out in Cheltenham?

  • Coco is a busy basement bar that can offer tailored hen and stag do packages.
  • Home & Botanic has five different rooms to enjoy including a botanic cocktail bar, club room, bier haus, disco dance floor and the piano bar.
  • 2 Pigs is an alternative club and live music venue.
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How can I travel to my hen or stag party weekend?

Forest Coaches can happily transport you to and from a variety of locations for whatever activity you choose. We have a fleet of 16-seat minibuses and can accommodate up to 59 people on a coach. We can tailor your package to your needs and we’ll work with you to develop a plan with times and locations.

Fill out our quotation form to submit an online enquiry or call us on 01432 607 707 or email us at info@forestcoaches.com.

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