Glamping Hen Party at Somerset Yurts

So you’re organising a hen do?Glamping Hen Party

Investigating ideas and thinking Glamping could be a potential option, or decided Glamping is the perfect option for your group and you’re now looking for a venue?

We appreciate deciding on, and pulling together all the options involves huge amount organising, coordinating and can be a daunting task.

We’re here to help make it easier and help you build your perfect weekend.

We’ve got details of what hen parties hosted here at Somerset Yurts have done.

We’ll provide some ideas for your hen do, and let you know what our site here offers with some sample weekend plans.

Do any of these sound like your group?

  • Hen is an outdoors type but wants a bit of luxury
  • The Hens are an awesome down to earth group that just want to chill, eat, drink and have fun together
  • You want somewhere where you can book the whole site
  • You’re looking for a hen do that’s a memorable one with a bit of class and not too tacky

Then read on:
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Obviously (we’d say) a glamping hen party is a great option whether you’re looking for an busy outdoorsy, active weekend, or an nice relaxed weekend at a gorgeous location with a few friends.

We’ve hosted parties doing both and a mixture in between.

On with the details:

What activities can we do?

For the physically active types some of the day activities our hen groups have done include:

We’ve had a couple of groups going Coasteering with Exmoor adventures and they’ve both had a fab time. Exmoor adventures offer all sorts of activities for hen parties including of course Coasteering, but also multi activity days – so something for everyone. Perfect for a group looking for an active and group led day.

We can also highly recommend Channel Adventure, they also have great options for hens – including:

  • stand up paddleboarding
  • coasteering,
  • raft building,
  • knife and axe throwing,
  • mountain biking
  • and team challenges

all in Exmoor National Park – what more could you want!

More relaxed ideas maybe?

We’ve also had groups venture out to the theatre both locally in Taunton and further afield to Bristol for a day out.

We can help you with phone numbers for local taxi companies that other hen groups have used to get to their activities 🙂Glamping at Somerset Yurts

We just want a chilled weekend with activities at the Yurts

No problems – plenty of hen groups have stayed around the Yurts and putting on their own entertainment.

Some of those activities (that were shared with us!) include:

Crafting with Craft and Giggles. Craft and Giggles put on Craft Hen Party workshops offering activities for every level of crafting.

Sure to be a fun and unique experience with your group of hens they offer lots of options from ceramic and glass painting to fascinator and bunting making and many more options. You get to choose on their website linked above.

One group hired a hot tub and had a very chilled weekend on site – there’s a couple of fairly local hot tub hire companies: Harmony Hot Tub hire or Rubber Duckies

We can be on site to help them get the hot tub in place on the morning of your arrival.

Clay pigeon shooting – we’ve had groups find instructors to come out to the yurts and run clay pigeon shoots.

Somerset Adventures are a great company to contact as they can bring activities to our site (or you can go off site with them for Kayaking, Canoeing, etc). Some of the activities they can bring to our Yurts include:

  • Laser clay pigeon shooting
  • Archery
  • Axe throwing
  • Bushcraft
  • Team tasks

We’ve had other groups putting on a Sports Day in our Yurt field. Lots of fun and forfeits during the day – and a big loud hailer.

Another group hired a bouncy castle…the 2 acre field is yours for the weekend so make it what you want!

And of course you are welcome to come down to the farm to see the cows and calves, have a wander around and chat with us about the dairy farm.

Not to forget, lots of hen party games in between organised activities:

  • Ice breakers – great if your group is made up of a few people that don’t know each other “what’s the funniest thing that happened with ….”
  • The old favorite – Mr and Mrs quiz – asking the bride to be questions and guessing what the husband to be answered
  • Pass the parcel – with silly prizes

Plenty of game examples online such as Wedding Ideas Mag and The Hen Planner

What can we do in the evening? I hear you ask.

Our hens have put on:

Vintage fancy dress evening – think of your theme – again lots of ideas on other sites One Fab Day lists some examples here – and can be tied in with a crafting activity from earlier in the day

Cocktail bar with cocktail lessons – here’s a couple of companies that offer mobile cocktail lessons: Tipsy Parties and Jam Inn.

cocktails

Evening around the campfire – cooking, drinking, relaxing. There’s plenty of logs, sticks and firelighters here, you just bring the food, drinks and fun.

Naked butler – we’ll leave the searching to you – we’ve had one or two turning up at the farm house looking for the Yurts – they may be fit but they don’t follow sat nav well 😉

Silent Disco – We had one group putting on a silent disco

Get in contact if there’s anything else you’re thinking about and need any suggestions -we’re happy to chat through any ideas.

and what can we do for food and drinks?!

For eating on site, we’re happy for you to get your supermarket order to be delivered here on the day of your arrival – saving you needing to bring car fulls of food and drink, or do a massive shop when you get here.

As you’d expect there’s plenty of BBQ’s on site, the facilities barn has a regular kitchen for cooking up a big meal – or you could try some campfire cooking with our dutch oven plus the BBQ’s and Prakti Stoves.

Campfire cooking

Of course there’s local pubs and restaurants too.

Our hens have rambled down to the local pub for lunch – The Monkton Inn – it’s about a mile and a half away…downhill all the way there, and up hill all the way back – our farm is called Hill Farm for a reason 😉

There’s also a local restaurant Clavelshay Barn – we’ve had several groups go there for a special evening meal and it’s only about 5-10 mins taxi ride.

We’ve also had groups order meals in from outside catering companies such as Cook Taunton

If you fancy meeting the locals, we’re also only about 15 mins into Taunton town centre, which is a small town, but has all the usual suspects of restaurant chains and pubs.

We’re almost there…..what’s onsite?

Here at Somerset Yurts we have 5 yurts and 1 geodesic dome (as of 2017) – sleeping approx 4 people per Yurt so a total of 24 ish hens (we’re flexible on numbers and can accommodate more with rollout mattresses and even extra Bell Tents, or smaller groups still with exclusive site hire). More group FAQ’s here

inside a yurt

The Yurts (and Dome) all have double beds, and double futons for sleeping – plus table, chairs, chest of draws, woodburner, rugs etc – have a look at our gallery for more pics

As a hen party you get exclusive hire of the site so you can enjoy yourselves without any interruptions from any other groups.

Somerset Yurts facilitiesfacilites barn

Awesome facilities barn, including a regular kitchen with everything you’d expect at home (pots, pans, plates, cutlery, fridges etc), a big table lots of seats, and plenty of “outside” undercover space if the weather doesn’t play nice, proper loos, with nice hot power showers and plenty of parking.

A couple of simple example itineraries for you to start with for your weekend

  • Friday night: arrivals and drink – ice breaker quiz
  • Saturday morning: fry up and off to event organised by Exmoor Adventures
  • Saturday afternoon: back to the site, get the campfire and BBQ’s going
  • Saturday night: BBQ food and Cocktail lessons
  • Sunday morning: chill out, late breakfast and departures

Or

  • Friday night: arrivals, drinks and games
  • Saturday morning: chilled out morning, walk to the pub for lunch
  • Saturday afternoon: back to the site, to get crafting with the event you’ve organised with Crafts and Giggles
  • Saturday night: 50’s themed meal with outside catering
  • Sunday morning: chill out late breakfast and departures

Or

  • Friday night: arrivals, drinks and games
  • Saturday morning: chilled out morning, hot tub, lunch brought in by Cook Taunton
  • Saturday afternoon: drinks, campfire, get ready for evening meal at Clavelshay
  • Saturday night: Restaurant Meal
  • Sunday morning: chill out late breakfast and departures

Or…… the choice is yours 🙂

We hope that’s all been helpful – any questions, thoughts or comments please get in touch, contact form, email emma@somersetyurts.co.uk, phone us 07811 350176 or have a look at our booking page for availability.