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

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.
  • Free WIFI
Transfer times

10 minutes drive to the city centre

Room types
  • Twin Room Bed & Breakfast
  • Single Room Bed & Breakfast
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
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
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
  • Twin Room - Bed & Breakfast
  • Single Room - Bed & Breakfast

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

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)

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 Dance Class

Burlesque is fun, cheeky and exciting, and a great activity to enjoy as a group. With your own private burlesque lesson you will get the chance to learn some sensual burlesque poses, sexy dance moves and enticing walks. You'll also have to pose, tease and shimmy and learn the intimate bump 'n' grind. Soon you'll be slinking and strutting like Dita Von Teese and feeling like a Femme Fatale under the expert supervision of your professional instructor.

This is the perfect experience if you fancy being a little bit naughty without going too far. Burlesque is all about sexual confidence and attitude but all while having fun and being witty. It is also the perfect excuse for some glamorous dressing up outfits, so break out your opera gloves, fishnets and suspenders for the ultimate saucy activity.

What's included?
  • 1.5 hour class
  • Professional instructor
  • Private venue
  • Certificate for everyone
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

15:00 (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)

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 Lesson

Nobody puts Baby in the corner...and you and girls will take centre stage as you get down for an unforgettable hip shaking experience in Oxford. Everyone is going to get swinging, shaking and dirty dancing with Oxford's expert Merengue crew. The instructor will help you prepare for the Dance Queen Competition based what you've learned.

This is something fun and different for your group to try, and works well for everyone - no dancing experience in required. It is a great way for old friends to hang out, or new friends to bond. It also gives you some amazing moves to try out later in the evening or at the wedding reception.

What's included?
  • 90 minute dance class
  • Warm up
  • Experienced tutor
  • Starring role for the Hen
  • Certificate for everyone
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

15:00 (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)

Pole Dancing Lesson

If you've ever wondered what it's like to pole dance then this is your chance to find out. While you and the girls are in Oxford for a hen celebration, then come along to this private venue for a 90-minute session of exercise, fun and a few laughs.

Your group will have it's own personal instructor who'll take you through the basics of what pole dancing is all about and show you how to perform some of the more complicated moves that look so easy when the experts do them. This is a great experience that you really have to try.

What's included?
  • 90 minute class
  • Professional dance instructor
  • Private venue
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

15:00 (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)

Themed Dance Lesson

Dance classes are one of our most popular activities and one sure to produce lots of laughs and great memories.

Pick one of these 90 minute themed lessons based on iconic styles and our professional instructor will show you all the moves and get you trying things you never thought you would!

If you're a pro dancer, or a total novice, this class guarantees to have all the hens in fits of giggles and will teach you some killer moves to take home with you... Whether you want to move like Baby, shake it like Beyonce or boogy 80s style, this is the perfect activity for a memorable afternoon with the girls.

Themes to choose from:
Pop battle
Burlesque dancing
Dirty dancing
Iconic movie
80s style fame
Belly Dancing
Vintage mix
Beyonce
Bollywood
MJ Thriller
Uptown funk
Abba
Cheerleading
Charleston revival
Towie style
Spice girls
Salsa
Chicago
Flamenco
Grease
Madonna
Samba
Showgirl spectacular

What's included?
  • 90 minute class
  • Warm up
  • Experienced tutor
  • Starring role for the Hen
  • Certificates
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

15:00 (not guaranteed)

Treatment at your Accommodation

Chances are you and your girls will need a little down time between all the festivities you have planned for them. Give them something they will truly enjoy (particularly if they're feeling a little worse for wear after a big night out!) To get everyone feeling relaxed and utterly pampered, each group member can choose from one of the following luxurious treatments:

Back and Shoulder Massage: Using a therapeutic blend of oils, the Glo Back and Shoulder Swedish massage helps relieve tension and aching muscles. This massage has fantastic tension-busting results - perfect for relieving any stress from a busy week.

The Feel-Good Facial: This relaxing facial is designed for every skin type and includes cleansing, exfoliation, toning and a mask to revive your skin. All this is topped off with gorgeous moisturiser, giving you a healthy glow.

Manicure: This classic manicure includes a pampering hand and nail treat with cuticle tidy, a file and polish.

Speedy Pedicure: A perfect treat for your tootsies that includes a foot soak, cuticle tidy, file and polish.

Your treatments will all be done in the comfort of your own accommodation, so you can relax in your robe and enjoy the company of your best friends as the expert beauticians treat you to a luxurious pamper.

What's included?
  • 30 minute treatment at your hotel, apartment or health club (subject to availability)
  • Please note: 1 therapist is provided for groups of 8-9
  • 2 therapists for groups of 10-16
  • 3 therapists for groups of 17-24
Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

14:00 (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)

4. What about some nightlife? No thanks

Nightclub Entry with Bottle of Vodka & 2 Bottles of Prosecco

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.

With Red 7, you will feel like a VIP as you get a booth and some drinks included which will really enhance your night and get the party started!

What's included?
  • Nightclub Entry
  • Booth (up to 10 pax)
  • Bottle of 70cl Smirnoff Red
  • 2 Bottles of Prosecco
Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

23:00 (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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