Hen Party Activities in Cambridge

Celebrate that last weekend of freedom in a city that effortlessly blends brains and beauty. With a gorgeous backdrop and loads of activities, you and the girls will love a hen do in Cambridge!
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Super smart, sophisticated yet sensationally fun; that’s Cambridge! This city has everything you need for a last weekend of freedom you’ll never forget! Much of the city centre is pedestrianised so this beautiful city is easily walkable, allowing you to soak in the amazing architecture, history and iconic sights during your hen do in Cambridge.

The River Cam flows straight through Cambridge and is perfect for a punt, boat ride or just a stroll. It’s totally oarsome (see what we did there?) and surrounded by riverside bars, cafes and restaurants, all with gorgeous views. Selfie anyone?

Cambridge is shopaholic heaven. You’ll find high street faves in The Grand Arcade and The Grafton Centre. For smaller shops and independent boutiques, head to Rose Crescent, surrounded by historic and beautiful architecture.

The University of Cambridge is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world and its beautiful, historic buildings are spread out over the city. Don’t let this fool you into thinking that this city is too busy studying to have fun though! This place and its students know how to throw a seriously good party! There’s a plethora of fantastic restaurants, pubs and bars here, sure to please all tastes and budgets, alongside Cambridge hen party activities that will put smiles on all your faces!

Hen Party Activities in Cambridge

Fancy a look around the city’s famous museums and galleries? We can go one better; make your own work of art with hen party Life Drawing in Cambridge! This cheeky activity does exactly what it says on the tin and is a real giggle with the girls. Put pencil to paper and draw the nude male model in front of you (yep, he’s totally nude!) with expert instruction from the art teacher. Will you create a masterpiece worthy of hanging in one of Cambridge’s galleries?

Fancy getting your learning on during your hen weekend in Cambridge? Why not try one of our fun-packed dance classes, ranging from 80s-tastic Dirty Dancing to our sassy Burlesque Dancing workshop. You can even give Cheerleading a go. Give me a P.A.R.T.Y!

If you’re a group of chocoholics, why not try Chocolate Making? A professional chocolatier (gives you job envy, right?) will teach you have to make, dip, cut and decorate your own sweet treats. You’ll even get to take home a goody bag to share with everyone at home…or goggle up yourself!

Fancy something a bit more energetic? Bubble Mayhen gets each of you climbing inside your own big, inflatable zorb to take part in some hilarious team games where you’ll get to bump, barge and roll into each other! Channel your inner child with a brilliantly retro School Sports Day where you’ll compete in the events we all loved at school from egg and spoon and space hopper races to balancing those infamous bean bags on your head!

We bet sightseeing is high up on your agenda while you’re in this quaint yet fun city but why not pair this with an activity? Our interactive GPS Treasure Hunt guides you around the city’s hotspots and landmarks whilst setting you fun photo and video challenges and asking you brainteasing questions. You can even split into teams to compete against each other during your hen do in Cambridge to make things even more exciting!

Reviews for Cambridge hen activities

Dirty Dancing

Absolutely brilliant activity and woyld definitely recommend to others.

Jamie Blake
Cheerleading Experience

Brilliant fun!

Charlene Shear
Nude Life Drawing with a Male Model

Good fun

Natasha Smith
Cocktail Making

We honestly had a great time! Our mixologist, Jack, was an absolute star. He made both our birthday girls feel special and really went above and beyond to make sure the whole group was enjoying themselves - even those who were alcohol-free. We would definitely be doing something like this again, and would highly recommend Jack to anyone else looking for professionalism with the right level of banter. Thank you!!

Izzie Clarkley

Did you know?

  • Pop group Katrina and the Waves were formed in Cambridge. You might know them for their karaoke classic Walking on Sunshine, or for being the last UK act to win Eurovision with Love Shine a Light in 1997.
  • They weren’t the only top musical act to come of the city; one of the most iconic rock bands of all time, Pink Floyd were formed in Cambridge in the 1960s.
  • Lord Byron kept a bear in his room at Trinity College because he wasn’t allowed a dog. Yup, you read that right! As the college had no rules against bears, they couldn’t tell him to get rid of it.
  • Oliver Cromwell’s head is buried in the city in a secret location.
  • The rules of football that formed the basis of the FA’s official rules in 1863 were established in Parker’s Piece in 1848.
  • Approximately 25% of Cambridge residents cycle to work, more than anywhere else in the UK.
  • Alumni of the University of Cambridge include Stephen Hawking, Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
  • Cambridge was recently ranked the fastest-growing city in the UK.
  • There are more punts on the River Cam that any other river in the UK. Fancy giving it a go on your Cambridge hen party?
  • The staircases in Trinity College are designated by letters but there’s no J staircase because St John’s is their main rival.
  • The Mathematical Bridge is so called because it was built with wood but without nails, instead relaying on clever calculations for its strength.
  • Many important scientific discoveries have been made in the city including the discovery of the electron, splitting the atom, the structure of DNA and the theory of evolution by natural selection. What a brainy bunch!
  • The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (also known as the Round Church) was built in 1131 and is one of only four Norman round churches left in England.
  • This amazing city is home to the country’s biggest Wetherspoons, giving you plenty of space as you mix and mingle with students and enjoy your cheap and cheerful drinks.
  • Henry VIII’s statue on Trinity College’s Great Gate is holding a chair leg! It’s not known who stole his sword, but a thoughtful window cleaner replaced it with a chair leg.

Cambridge in numbers

  • The University of Cambridge is the third oldest surviving uni in the world and was founded in 1209.
  • The University of Cambridge boasts 89 Nobel Prize winners associated with the uni in all six disciplines, physics, chemistry, physiology, medicine, literature and peace.
  • More than five million tourists visit Cambridge each year.
  • The coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838 was celebrated at Parkers Piece with an epic feast consisting of 7,029 joints of pork, beef and mutton. It’s said that the 15,000 people who attended had at least 1lb of meat each.
  • Another food-based fact; apparently residents here spend more per head on takeaways than any other UK town or city. So if you like food, you’re in good company during your hen do in Cambridge!
  • The uni consists of more than 30 separate college with over 100 academic departments.
  • The famous Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race has been an annual event since 1856. As of 2018, Cambridge is in the lead with 83 wins compared to Oxford’s 80.
  • There are more than 100 libraries at the uni. The biggest library houses more than eight million publications.
  • The Botanic Gardens were established in 1831, cover 40 acres and showcase more than 8,000 species of plants from all over the world.
  • With super smart alumni, it’s not surprise that the University of Cambridge is consistently voted within in the top three universities in the world. It’s currently ranked number two, just behind Oxford.

Local Celebs

Celebs born here include Olivia Newton-John and Charli XCX but during your Cambridge hen weekend, you’ll soon discover that the super famous university has also attracted loads of famous people to the city. Awesome alumni include Sir Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, Sacha Baron Cohen, Richard Attenborough, Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, John Cleese, Rachel Weisz, Emma Thompson and Lily Cole.

From Michelin starred menus to pub grub, you’ll find something to please everyone’s palate in this city. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, a visit to Fitzbillies is an absolute must! A Cambridge institution since 1920, they serve up their speciality, traditional Chelsea buns, as well as other sweet treats. If you’re arranging a meal out for your hen do in Cambridge, it’s important that you book something that everyone’s going to like and that can be tricky. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you!

It’s a real group pleasing restaurant you’re after, Las Iguanas in Cambridge is popular choice. Choose two tasty courses from an extensive set menu of tempting dishes with flavours from and inspired by Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Africa and India. You’ll also get a drink each with a choice of wine, beer and soft drinks.

Whether you want a traditional riverside boozer, something cheap and cheerful with the fun students or classy cocktails in a swanky bar, a hen night in Cambridge is your dream come true! From the country’s biggest Wetherspoons to a range of banging clubs, you’ve got so much choice at prices to suit all budgets.

Why not get the girls together and have a go at hen party Cocktail Making in Cambridge? We’ve picked the best places in the city to do this with sessions packed with drinks, nibbles and games so you can literally eat, drink and be merry!

You can even add a delicious two-course meal reservation after your cocktail masterclass to give you all a chance to catch up, laugh and plan your next fun activity in the city.

Clubbing here is diverse and dynamic, from the Middle East-inspired Fez Club that celebrates the underground music scene to retro nightclub Vinyl that plays the best of 80s, 90s, 00s and cheese. Whatever you choose, you can take your celebrations into the early hours, drinking, dancing and having the best time with the girls during your Cambridge hen night.

Learn some fascinating facts at the History Festival in February and see the county’s heritage brought to life with a range of events including walking tours, talks, live music and theatre shows.

Eat Cambridge takes place across two weeks in May and celebrates the local, independent food and drink scene with a massive fair, food and wine tastings, behind the scenes tours, chef talks and demonstrations and cookery lessons. In short, it’s a must visit for foodies on a Cambridge hen do!

July welcomes the return of the annual Cambridge Comedy Festival with more than 30 shows from some the best local and international comedians including Edinburgh preview shows, all bound to get you chuckling. Head to Parker’s Piece in July for the Big Weekend which features awesome (and free!) outdoor events such as a French market, sports zone, gaming home and loads of live entertainment including music and dance performances.

The Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the River Cam every September and sees more than 40 teams race along the 200m course, watched by hundreds of spectators in the aid of charity. You’ll also find river bank food stalls, entertainment and fun activities.

Everything gears up for Christmas in December with one of the most popular annual events taking place, Mill Road Winter Fair. You can expect a parade, dance galas, street entertainers, choirs, jugglers, a dog show, museum exhibits and a plethora of festive shopping from local and independent traders. What better way to get in the mood for Crimbo than with a hen do in Cambridge? ?

Cambridge is easy to navigate and a breeze to get around by foot and very heel friendly as loads of the city centre has been pedestrianised. In just a short stroll you’ll find loads of great shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs. If you fancy a bit of pedal power, you can even hire a bike.

Your hen do in Cambridge will also be well served by buses and trains and it’s quick and easy to jump in a taxi after a night out working it on that dancefloor. A trip down the river is also a must! Whether you punt or hop on a boat, it’s the most sophisticated way to get around and see some sights.

Fancy a Hen Party in Cambridge?

If you’re looking for hen party ideas in Cambridge, booking your activities with Fizzbox is a smart choice! Browse our listings now and get planning that perfect send-off, whether you’re the lovely bride-to-be or one of her hens.

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