All hail the hen do, bridesmaids! It’s time to start prepping for the ultimate party, to send off your bride in style.

From festival chic to vineyard treats, we’ve got five inspiring ideas to get your celebrations off to a fabulous start.

 




1.      Spa revival


Babbington House in Somerset

 

Pamper and prepare for the big day with a lady of luxury spa weekend at Babington House. Set in sleepy Somerset countryside, it’s perfectly placed to relax and recharge for the wedding ahead, with top-to-toe treatments from its mud rub and salt scrub to reflexology and head massage. And there’s more to come post-pampering, with private dining in the Log Room, in-house cinema screenings, tennis courts and pool. Feel like you never want to leave? Then why not booking your wedding here too and ease effortlessly into married life, one treatment at a time.

 

 


 

 

2.      Festival frolics


Wildreness Festival


Get your glamp rags on at luxury festival fave, Wilderness. Hidden among the trees, beside the lake in ancient Oxfordshire parkland, you’ll find a utopia that’s bursting with foodie favourites, from Duck & Waffle and Petersham Nurseries to Bubbledogs and Patty & Bun. As well as musical mastery from international stars to new kids on the block, the line-up is brimming with debates, yoga, workshops and games, so sit back and immerse yourself incompleteotherworldliness as you eat, rest and play the weekend away.

 

 


 

 3.      Heard it on the grapevine


jabajak vineyard

 

Eat, drink and be merry, ladies, because we’re taking you to the very source of your favourite tipple, to the British winelands. Jabajak Vineyard, sitting pretty by the bluestone mountain range in West Wales, offers tours and tastings, restaurants and rooms, as well as gorgeous grounds and stunning views to help you celebrate in style. So sip and stay among the vines and drink in everything this wine-lover’s playground has to explore.

 

 


 

 

4.      Workout weekend


City Dash

 

If you want a weekend that’s also a workout, or if you’re up for seeing London in a different light, then Citydash by Fire Hazard Games is for you. Uncover clues, outwit the guards and work out both the body and mind in this high-impact, immersive, grown-up take on hide-and-seek. It’s an urban adventure that offers a great way to discover the sights and sounds of the city, while channelling that competitive streak as you race to unlock the city before your comrades get there first.

 

 


 


5.      Ladies day


Philip Treacy Hats

 

Get all in a flutter with a day out at the races for you and your girls. Dress to impress and gather in the grandstand for some high-energy horseplay as you hedge your bets on the bastions of the day. Watch on while feasting on foodie finds, sipping Pimms and indulging in a little people watching as the weird, wonderful and utterly ostentatious outfits flit by. Tipped at the top are firm favourites the Epsom Derby, Grand National at Aintree and Cheltenham Ladies Day for a great girls day out, guaranteed. Don't forget to weat a fabulous hat too!