Things to do

chocoholics sideboard

As an afternoon activity or instead of desert for the main meal, we can set up a chocolate fountain and chocolate fondues, with a selection of chocolates, popping candy, sprinkles, pretzels, popcorn and fresh fruit to dip into and slather with melted chocolate.

chocolate tempering & truffle making – including ingredients & demo

Great fun for hen parties or corporate team-building – temper your own chocolate, make your own truffles dusted with gold leaf and hundreds and thousands and dip fresh fruit into tempered chocolate – all sent home with you in a cardboard display box.

cocktail service – including all ingredients for 4 cocktails

Have four cocktails made, from premium spirits and mixers, and served to you at table – Gin& Laimon with fresh mint; Lychee Martini; Mulberry Mojito & Raspberry Prosecco Royale.

cocktail masterclass by Shack Revolution – including all ingredients for 4 cocktails

Learn how to mix, muddle, build and shake cocktails from the professional mixologists – including a demonstration and hands on mixing

pasta making – including hire of equipment

Hire out our pasta making equipment and have a spaghetti or tagliatelle making session on site – great for hens or for all the family – dough can be pre-rolled and chilled or raw ingredients supplied.  Dough, sauces, cheese & salads provided.

pizza oven – including hire of pizza oven & logs

Hire out our pizza oven and enjoy a pizza making session on site, using our specialist pizza peels to prepare your own lunch or evening meal – firewood provided.  Dough, cheese, sauces, toppings and salads provided, & stove lit for you

craft class

Up-cycled Uplifters, Felt Brooches or Mosaic Madness and more by Rachel Shilston – Inspiring Creativity –

photo booth

Hire our fabric drapes back drop and huge picture frame and all our props and take pictures yourselves for £200.00, available to you all weekendor hire in a fun pod photo booth for £450.00 – we will organize it for you and you can have a video karaoke, an album of images for the bride to keep and the bride’s name, date and location tagged against all your pictures and social media ready – 3 hours with a booth operator and unlimited pictures.


Hire the upper malt house and have the tables stacked away for you, for a Burlesque dance class during an afternoon of your stay – complete with a pre-dinner Burlesque performance if you wish.

boudoir – plus costume hire if required

If staying at Mill End Mitcheldean, you can hire the services of Kathryn Goddard ( for individual boudoir photo shoots, either using your own clothes or hiring costumes and styling from Liz Lewitt.


If you prefer something a little more energetic, you could have a can-can class provided by magic steps, who bring along tiered can can skirts for all to wear.


Or if you fancy something a bit calmer, how about a charlston class combined with a vintage cream tea? Or even dressing for dinner in a 1920’s style?

pamper treatments

In-house pamper treatments can be arranged, including min manicures, mini pedicures, indian head massage and if you allow the time, full body massages or hot oil lava shell back massage – use our in house spa space, steam sauna cabin and infra-red sauna too.

pamper hampers

The cheaper option – rather than having in-house therapists come and treat you at the house, you can pre-purchase pamper hampers of products for you and your friends to enjoy whilst staying together and for the hen to take home at the end of the weekend.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
– to include hire of props, table cloths, china & table dressing and have the tables cleared up after your Mad Hatter’s Madness – a great photo opportunity!

Tea to include jam tarts, cakes, fresh fruits, sweets, sugar mice etc – lunch or dinner as menus provided on

Buttler in the Buff

Would you like to have your drinks served to you by a butler in the buff?  Either pre-dinner cocktails and/or topping up your wine and champagne whilst you eat?  Or even posing with you in the photo booth?

Butt Naked Life Class

Life drawing class with a butt naked male model.

Disney themed dining – or any theme you wish

Have magical fun with a Disney themed diner party. Enquire for details.

self-service alfresco buffet in oak room

Food to be served on the table in the green oak timber framed garden room or on tables by the BBQ and wood fired pizza oven, great to have on arrival.

french knickers or fascinator making class

Decorate and trim french knickers or create a fascinator or corsages to wear to the wedding – silk french knickers included and all trims and needles supplied too

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