Oxford Hen Weekends

Steeped in history, academia and ancient architecture, Oxford is a stunningly beautiful setting for a sophisticated hen weekend. Oxford isn't all about first class degrees and gothic spires though; there's a lively and contemporary nightlife here too, perfect for a first class time. So whilst you will get to enjoy the traditional and cultural side of the city, simply by stepping foot in it, you can also enjoy a wealth of unique experiences which will provide you with long lasting memories of the hen party in Oxford.

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1. Need a place to stay? No thanks

Holiday Inn Express Kassam Stadium - 3 Star Hotel

This modern 3 star hotel is a 162 bedroom, less than 10 minutes drive to the centre, purpose built hotel offering a fine range of facilities inc. bar and parking facilities. Also full health and leisure facilities, 5 pound entry per person - no treatments available.

What's included?
  • Each room is fully equipped with:
  • An en-suite shower room with power shower and hairdryer
  • Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities
  • Modem point
  • Colour TV with satellite and pay movie channels.
Transfer times

10 minutes drive to the city centre

Room types
  • Twin Room Bed & Breakfast
  • Single Room Bed & Breakfast
Holiday Inn Oxford - 4 Star Hotel

The Holiday Inn Oxford is a contemporary hotel just 3.5 miles from the city centre with free onsite parking. The hotel is less than 5 minutes walk from the Peartree Park and Ride bus service which means you can be in the city centre quickly, easily and cheaply.

With an extensive leisure club, including a 15 metre long indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully equipped gym, this is a great hotel for relaxing. Beauty treatments are also available (to be booked and paid for locally).

The hotel has a stylish lobby bar and its own restaurant. Rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, with all the facilities you'd expect from a good 4 star hotel. You get satellite TV, pay per view films, access to room service, free WiFi and air conditioning.

A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner for its consistently excellent guest reviews, this is a great choice for your trip to historic Oxford.

What's included?
  • Private bathroom
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Mini fridge
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable/satellite TV and pay per view movies
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryer
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free onsite parking
Transfer times

Oxford city centre: 10 to 15 minute drive (3.6 miles) or 15 minute bus ride
Oxford railway station: 10 to 15 minute drive (4.1 miles)
Nearest public transport: park and ride bus, 4 minute walk (0.2 miles)

Room types
  • Twin Room - Bed & Breakfast
Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel - 4 Star Hotel

A contemporary four star property, just half a mile away is Oxford City centre via a pleasant riverside walk, the hotel is decorated and furnished in a classically elegant style. Service is warm and friendly with the extra attention to detail.

Set amongst 40 acres of outstanding parkland with access to the River Thames a place where one can experience the feel of both town and country.
At the Leisure Club there is a comprehensive range of leisure facilities available for your relaxation or exercise, including fully heated indoor pool, state of the art gym facilities, sauna, steam room, spa bath and beauty room.

Room types
  • Single Room - Bed & Breakfast
The Oxford Hotel - Jurys - 4 Star Hotel

Arguably the most exclusive hotel in Oxford. Ideally positioned off the A34, only 10 minutes from the M40 and 2 miles from the centre of Oxford, an exclusive, contemporary and dramatic 4-star luxury property.

An £11 million refurbishment has touched every aspect of the hotel to create 168 designer bedrooms and spacious, comfortable furnishings to complement all short breaks.

The bar and restaurant feature modern lighting, relaxed atmosphere and excellent food. Revitalise yourself during your stay with a visit to the health and leisure club including fitness suite, splash pool and sauna.

What's included?
  • Wireless internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary refreshment trays
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Power shower
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine for the hen or a complimentary bucket of 4 bottled beers for the stag
Room types
  • Twin Room - Bed & Breakfast
  • Single Room - Bed & Breakfast

2. You'll want stuff to do! No thanks

Abba Dance Class

Your very own ABBA dance party! This is a fantastic way to celebrate and get you in the mood to party! Come on all you ABBA fans; the 70s are back with a vengeance in this fabulous ABBA hen party tribute! A great hen party activity that will appeal to groups across the ages. Have fun learning super trouper moves to all your favourite ABBA hits!

What's included?
  • 1h 30mins private session
  • Professionally trained choreographer
  • Private dance studio
  • 70s mini master class- the ultimate ABBA hen party experience
  • Final choreographed routine to a medley of classic ABBA hits
  • Starring role for the bride to be
  • Posed group photo opportunity
  • Bottle of bubbly to the star dancer
Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Axe Throwing

Axe throwing is taking the country by storm and now is available in Oxford. Show who is the most macho and has the skills to be the best as you throw these American Tomahawks at wooden targets with different scoring zones. You will have a practice and competition over different distances.

What's included?
  • American Tomahawks thrown at wooden targets
  • Instuctor
Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

10:00 (not guaranteed)

Bollywood Dancing

Enjoy the colour, glamour and choreography of Bollywood dancing. Our Bollywood Dance Workshops brings together the magnificent dance styles from India, touch them up with the rhythms of the west and with influences of Contemporary, Bhangra and Hip Hop music. The emphasis is on having fun and feeling great, so even those with no dancing experience can join in and have a fantastic time. The Bollywood lesson can provide a great alternative for a standard hen party or girlie day out. Our guarantee is that we will create a fun, relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere and most importantly, we make sure you and all your friends will have a fantastic time!

What's included?
  • 90 Min Class
  • Personal Dance Instructor for group
  • Private Venue
  • Certificate for all participants
  • Bottle of wine/ bubbly for the hen
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Bubble MayHen

This is an activity with the emphasis on fun. Now that Bubble Football for the stags has taken the world by storm, we now have Bubble MayHen for the hens. You'll wear inflatable zorbs and run around bashing into each other and rolling about like children as you play a mixture of crazy games (not just football). It is an excellent day time event that is too good to miss. You can enjoy a bottle of fizz after all the fun and action too. For a hen activity with a difference, we highly recommend you give this a go!

What's included?
  • One Hour Zorb fun
  • All Equipment
  • Venue Hire
  • Coordinator
  • Pink Bubbly
Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Burlesque Dancing

Get together and enjoy learning Burlesque. Best described as a combination of striptease and comedy. The classes will start with some fun and cheeky warm up games before you learn lap dance and strip tease moves. This is a guaranteed giggle as you watch your friends perform their moves with the supplied props ranging from fans to the burlesque favourite nipple tassels.

What's included?
  • 90 Min Class
  • Personal Dance Instructor for group
  • Private Venue
  • Certificate for all participants
  • Bottle of wine/ bubbly for the hen
  • Feather Boas as Props
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Chauffeured Punting and Picnic

Punting is a brilliant way of seeing some of the Oxford sites as well as the lovely Oxfordshire countryside by meandering through the River Cherwell. On this Chauffeured trip you will set off from the boathouse and glide past the famous Botanic Gardens and set off to Christchurch where you can enjoy a picnic lunch before travelling back.

What's included?
  • Punting trip
  • Chauffeur
  • Picnic - Mixed Baguettes, Cake, Kettle chips, savoury pastry and fruit.
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Cheerleading Experience

Kick off your weekend with this high energy, fun filled cheerleading dance session. You and your group will have 90 minutes to shake your poms-poms and move your feet. You'll learn your own personalised sideline chant; try some basic cheerleading stunts and then perform your final routine, wow!
There'll be a starring role for the bride to be and some fabulous photo opportunities, so dont forget your cameras and capture some fun entertainment.

What's included?
  • 1hr 30min session
  • Practice pom-poms
  • Professional instructor
  • Starring role for lead guest
  • Final routine to 'Hey Mickey' & 'That's not my name'
  • Bottle of bubbly between group
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Clay Pigeon Shooting with 14 Clays and Paintball with 100 Balls

A true country sport, real clay shooting, real guns, real shots. Feel the awesome power of the guns as you receive your expert tuition in how to hit those pesky clays! You will also get a session of Paintball with your first 100 balls included. A great day out for the Trigger happy.

What's included?
  • 14 Clays
  • Safety brief
  • Instructor
  • Paintball with 100 Balls (you must purchase at least 100 balls each at £8.50 or 300 for £20 to get the 100 free balls)
Duration

0.50 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Clay Pigeon Shooting with 30 clays

A true country sport, real clay shooting, real guns, real shots. Feel the awesome power of the guns as you receive your expert tuition in how to hit those pesky clays!

What's included?
  • 30 clays
  • Safety brief
  • Instructor
Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery & Quad biking

Experience the best in outside adventure fun with a multi-activity session. Practise your quad bike skills around the custom built track full of lumps, bumps and humps galore. Next aim and hit the bulls eye with an archery session before taking on the traditional country sport of clay pigeon shooting.
This activity includes something for everyone where you can compete against your mates and enjoy some real adventure.

What's included?
  • Quad Biking Session
  • Archery
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting - 14 shots
  • Safety briefing
  • All equipment
Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Clay Pigeon Shooting, Hovercraft & Rage Buggies

Have a go at a variety of outdoor activities with this multi-activity event.
Rage Buggies gives you a chance to show off your skills on the purpose built sports race. Prove to your mates you can master the lumps and bumps set to test your balance and control of these awesome machines. Next loose the wheels and float on air on a miniature hovercraft. Loads of fun and with no brakes, experience the thrill of actually hovering above the ground as you test your skills as you manoeuvre the hovercraft around the circuit. Finally have a go at the true country sport, real clay pigeon shooting. With 12 bore shotguns for the ultimate shooting experience you'll need to master the perfect aim to come out on top.
This activity includes something for everyone guaranteeing everyone has an amazing time.

What's included?
  • Rage Buggy session
  • Hovercraft session
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting - 14 shots
  • Safety briefing
  • All equipment
Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Cocktail Masterclass

Learn the tricks and secrets of the cocktail trade. This is a great experience and a fantastic skill you'll learn. A great way to impress is with an incredible tasting cocktail. And like every good chef you will have to taste your creations. Your class will last approximately 90 minutes.

What's included?
  • Cocktail Masterclass from expert mixologist
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Dirty Dancing Experience

Everybody loves the film and has sung along to the songs, so now learn the moves with your own Dirty Dancing party. Your 90min dance class, taught by a professional choreographer will have you performing routines to all the famous classics from the show.
Get ready to have the time of your life!

What's included?
  • 90min session
  • Bottle of bubbly
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Full Day Paintball, 100 balls and lunch

Hit the paintball fields with a full day of hard hitting action. We offer the best of both worlds, with woodland and open air scenarios to keep you entertained for hours.
With more games to shake a stick at, friendly and experienced staff and the latest gear, all you need to do is perfect the killer shot.

What's included?
  • Paintball
  • All equipment, overalls, masks
  • 100 balls per person (as long as another 100 at least are purchased pp at £8.50 each)
Duration

6.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

09:30 (not guaranteed)

Hovercrafting

Bored of wheels? Then why not float on air as you drive a miniature hovercraft which are equally at home on land or water. This is guaranteed to be loads of fun, experience the thrill of actually hovering above the ground on a cushion of air. The challenging circuit will test your skills as you try to manoeuvre these unique vehicles.

What's included?
  • Hovercraft session (600cc Hovercrafts)
  • Instructor
  • Safety briefing
Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Interactive Self-run Treasure Hunt

Experience a fun and exciting way to explore a city where everybody will be entertained. Divide your group into teams of 3-5 players and compete to crack the six digit code in the fastest possible time. You'll be exploring the sights of Oxford and seeing the sights while enjoying some light hearted competition along the way. Use SMS technology to send through team names and final answers so there can be no arguments revealing who has finished in first place. Plus, with the benefit of being self run you can enjoy the event whenever suits you.

This treasure hunt is designed around a free mobile app and uses GPS and your mobile data to take you around the city.

Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Nude Life Drawing Class

Have a giggle with the girls over a nude life drawing class; could there be a better way to spend an hour than observing a nude male?! Oh and drawing him of course. With all the drawing materials included, you and the girls can simply turn up to the venue and then you workshop tutor will guide you through some techniques. Then it's time to see what you come up with; definitely guaranteed laughs!

This is a unique experience and at the end of the session, you will be able to take away the drawings as a memento.

What's included?
  • 90 minute life drawing class
  • Private host (paper, pens etc included)
  • Hunky model
  • Fun drawing games
  • Private venue
  • Certificate for all participants
  • Bottle of bubbly/ wine for the hen
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Outdoor Go Karting Grand Prix

Race against your mates at Oxford Stadium's exciting kart racing circuit. You are provided with everything you need for an action packed session on the karts, including a fully floodlit circuit, high spec Sodi Karts and a computerised timing system.
Put your foot to the metal of the 270cc Honda engines karts and race your way around the track to take the chequered flag.

What's included?
  • Grand Prix Karting
  • Safety briefing & instruction
  • Helmets
  • Gloves
  • Overalls
  • 2 x 20 lap races in our Grand Prix format plus practice
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Quad Bikes and Paintball

Have a go at quad biking that is simple to learn and impossible to master. By using our automatic bikes, you don't need a lengthy brief before you get going. Out onto the course and around our 750m custom built sports race course, you need control and balance. Lumps, bumps and humps galore in this truly extreme sport.

After this, hit the paintball fields with a half day of hard hitting action. We offer the best of both worlds, with woodland and open air scenarios to keep you entertained for hours.
With more games to shake a stick at, friendly and experienced staff and the latest gear, all you need to do is perfect the killer shot.

What's included?
  • Quad Bike Session
  • Paintball with 100 balls (you must purchase a further 100 balls each at least at £8.50 per 100 or £20 per 300)
  • Instructor
Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

10:00 (not guaranteed)

Rage Buggies and Clay Pigeon Shooting

Enjoy a spot of fast paced driving and shoot-em up with rage buggies and clay pigeon shooting.
With real clay shooting, real guns and real shots experience the best this country sport has to offer and then have fun with the off road monsters - rage buggies. Power round the track and compete for the fastest time. This activity combines the best outdoor pursuits available all at the one site.

What's included?
  • Rage Buggies experience
  • Clay Pigeon session
  • Instructor
  • All equipment
Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

3. Food for thought, or to sober you up! No thanks

2 Course Italian Meal with a Drink

Enjoy a fantastic 2 course meal at Pizza Express, a great choice for a special evening out. Choose from a delicious main course and either starter or desert washed down with a choice of drink. A great place to enjoy good food with friends before hitting the bars and clubs of Oxford.

What's included?
  • Table Reservation
  • 2 Course Meal
  • Welcome Drink
Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

19:00 (not guaranteed)

2 Course Latin American Meal

Inspired by the tastes and rhythms of South America, this fresh and exciting restaurant serves delicious food, exciting cocktails, speciality beers and is all about fresh produce and ideas. In the heart of Oxford, this is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner for its consistently excellent customer reviews. The menu is a mouth-watering confusion of native Latin American Indian, Spanish, Portuguese and African influences, so has something for everyone.

Expect a warm welcome, attentive service and a party atmosphere, all set in vibrant, comfortable and relaxed surroundings. This is top choice for a group night out, and the perfect way to kick off your own fiesta.

What's included?
  • Reserved table
  • 2 course meal
Transfer times

Oxford railway station: 8 minute walk (0.4 miles)
Christ Church College: 10 minute walk (0.6 miles)

Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

4. What about some nightlife? No thanks

Comedy Club Entry

This popular comedy club in Oxford is a great place to spend a Saturday evening. You get 3 fantastic circuit comedians, a compare to entertain you and allocated group seating. There's a fully licensed bar on site and when the show finishes, you're on the guest list for entry to a late bar and Wahoo nightclub, so you can carry on the party. There's just no better way to have a laugh with your mates.

Previous acts include Jack Whitehall, Shappi Khorsandi, David O'Doherty, Rich Hall, Ross Noble, Sarah Millican, Richard Herring, Tommy Tiernan, Greg Davies… need we say more? Oh yes, this is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner, reflecting its consistently great reviews. You're in safe hands here, so just relax and enjoy an evening of top entertainment.

What's included?
  • Entry to Glee comedy club
  • Nightclub entry
Transfer times

Oxford railway station: 4 minute walk (0.2 miles)
City centre: 10 minute walk (0.5 miles)

Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

19:15 (not guaranteed)

Late Bar/Club Entry

Excellent intimate late bar/club in Oxford with great djs playing pop music inside and chill out music in the outside smoking area. With a great price on cocktails and a top atmosphere, this really is the place to be. Make sure you get there before 9.45pm to take advantage of reserved seating. Otherwise guest list entry is up until 11pm. There is a queuing system so get there as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

What's included?
  • Reserved Seating (available for 9.45pm latest entry)
  • Guestlist Entry (until 11pm)
Duration

3.00 hours

Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

Priority Nightclub Entry

One of Oxford's leading nightclubs is proud to boast six bars and three dance floors playing the finest house, garage, soul and party music in the city.

What's included?
  • Priority entry
Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

Priority Nightclub Entry Saturday

Oxford's number one nightspot with six bars and three dance floors. This venue plays the finest house, garage, soul and party music in the city. The ideal nightclub for fun-loving groups.

What's included?
  • Priority entry
Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

Private Sunset Picnic Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Thames with a gourmet picnic. A magical experience seeing the sunset over this lovely stretch of water.

The river itself is vibrant and busy with rowers, narrow boats and cruisers all adding to a rich tapestry of colour and activity.

This evening trip offers the finest hospitality that you will find afloat. You will enjoy a generous picnic in the comfortable surroundings of a purpose built river launch.

What's included?
  • 2.5 Hour Cruise
  • Gourmet Picnic - selection of finger sandwiches, scones, jam & cream
  • Half bottle of wine per person.
Duration

2.50 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

18:00 (not guaranteed)

About Oxford

Enjoy an afternoon floating along the River Cherwell in a chauffeured punt, indulge in a spot retail therapy with the girls along the pedstrianised Cornmarket Boulevard, or treat yourselves to a picnic by the River Cherwell during the summer months, stocked from one of the brilliant independent delis scattered around. For a quintessential Oxford hen do experience, have lunch or a sneaky glass of wine in one of the many traditional pubs, many of which date back to the 17th Century.

When darkness falls it's time to party hard and with the under-30s making up half the population you can guarantee a lively hen night in Oxford! There's live music playing throughout the city every night and clubs offering an eclectic mix of music styles to suit everyone. Cowley Road, Jericho and the city centre are your best bets for Oxford's liveliest bars and clubs that offer everything from seventies and eighties cheese to hip hop, dance and drum and bass.

Local Tips

Shopping

Take the train to London to load up on shopping in Oxford Street.

Day out

Enjoy a chauffeured punt, complete with champagne on the River Thames.

Sightseeing

Take the Harry Potter tour and see where some of the scenes from the famous film were shot.

Put on your dancing shoes

Try out a dance class in some unique studios in this historic town.

Scare easily?

Scare yourself silly with the ghost tour of Oxford.

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