Welcome to Bay Tree Cottage Workshops

Group Events & Hen Parties     

Surrounded by picturesque Northamptonshire countryside and with the choice of a wide selection of workshops and activities, Bay Tree Cottage near Towcester, is the perfect place to enjoy a unique and individual Hen Party or Group Event!

Alternatively, if you are looking to escape from the office with your work team, our workshops can also provide an excellent Team Building Activity.  

Whatever the occasion, we can work with you to put together a workshop tailored specifically for you, your budget and your time. Just give us a call or drop us an email and we'll arrange everything for you.

Hen Parties...

If you are looking for a unique and special way to celebrate your hen party with your best friends then come to Bay Tree Cottage with your bridesmaids, family and friends for fun and inspirational day. Witha  diverse portfolio of cookery and craft workshops not to mention Gardening and Floristry courses, you can create a bespoke day tailored especially for you and your 'Hens'.

With prices starting from £25 per 'Hen' for a half day Hen Party, just let us know what you fancy doing and we will create your event for you!

Extend your time with us in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside and pamper yourselves with an overnight stay in our holiday accommodation, available on a b&b or self-catering basis and its all just next door, call us for more details or visit our Bay Tree Cottage and Littlecourt Yard accommodation website.  We are conveniently located in the Midlands between Towcester, Daventy and Northampton, not far from the A5 and M1, you'll find we are a perfect meeting place for your guests around the country.

From Wedding Flowers & Decorations, Candle Making or Corn Dollies, Elderflower Champagne & Homemade Chocolates, Cupcake Decorating or Sausage Making, Lino Printing or Indian Cuisine, the choice for your hen party activity is yours!

Our workshops combine a mixture of practical tuition and informal fun to make your Hen Party truly memorable.

A special day tailored just for you...

Join us for your Hen Party and you and your 'hens' could spend the day learning, making and having lots of hands-on fun!

Spend the morning candle making, using different containers (vintage tea cups, small vases etc.), fragrances, colours and decorations… they would look lovely as table decorations or as special favours for the guests.  You could create a selection of cupcakes using seasonal flavourings and ingredients and then decorate them with a special twist, making them look almost too delectable to eat.


After a scrumptious homemade lunch washed down with some Elderflower Champagne, we could spend the afternoon showing you how to create (with a little help from your 'hens'!) some fabulous decorations and place settings to give your wedding a very special and personal touch!

Why not get help from your hen party to create special items for your wedding, from homemade bunting, vintage tea cup place settings and gorgeous jam-jar tea lights to hang in the trees, these are just a few ideas and ways to spend a really fun afternoon learning some great new skills which will wow your friends and family at your wedding.

Other ideas include spending the morning making some scrumptious homemade chocolates or chutneys and jams (...both make great treats for your wedding guests), followed by an afternoon with our floristry tutor leaning how to make beautiful bouquets, button-holes and table arrangements.

Or try your hand at making Corn Dollies, a wonderful traditional craft, it was thought that the ‘Spirit of Fertility’ lived amongst the corn so they were often used as decorations at wedding. Our country craftsman, Bert Manton, would teach you how to make a piece of straw work, choosing from a traditional corn dolly, a tear-drop or a horseshoe. And then if you felt up to the challenge, you could go away and make some more for the BIG day!

If you fancied doing something a little more unusual... how about learning how to make sausages?!

 Group Events...

Whether you are a Gardening Club, Book Group, WI or just a group of friends looking for an activity to do together, we can work with you to put-together a workshop tailored specifically for you, your budget and your time!

Perhaps you are looking to escape from the office with your work team? Our workshops can also provide an excellent alternative for a Corporate Training Day, again all tailor-made to suit you.

Once your workshop is over you can continue the fun and pamper yourselves with an overnight stay at our accommodation or why not let us arrange a visit from one of our local beauticians followed by a meal at the village pub.

For further information and to discuss how we can make your Hen Party or Group Event an unforgettable day, please give us a call or send us an email.