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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!
What To Expect During a Hen Party in Cambridge
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!
Outdoor Hen Do Activities in Cambridge
If you’ve got a craving for exploring the great outdoors during your hen do in Cambridge, you’ll be happy to hear that Fizzbox has load of fun outdoor activities. How about trying a lively game of Bubble Mayhen? This wacky and wonderful experience sees each of you don a one-woman zorb to play a range of hilarious games such as Bump the Bride, Queen of the Ring and Bulldog.
Nude Life Drawing - Fancy a look around the city’s famous museums and galleries? We can go one better; make your own work of art with Cambridge hen party life drawing 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?
Cheerleading Experience - Fancy getting your learning on during your hen weekend in Cambridge? Why not try one of the many fun-packed dance classes available, ranging from 80s-tastic Dirty Dancing to a sassy Burlesque Dancing workshop. You can even give cheerleading a go, learning a routine that’ll get you shaking your pom-poms. Give me a P.A.R.T.Y! What does that spell?
School Sports Day - 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, sack and space hopper races to balancing those infamous bean bags on your head! You’ll split into houses and don coloured bibs and vests to make you really look the part.
Chocolate Making - If you’re a group of chocoholics, why not try a chocolate making workshop? 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 gobble up yourself!
Virtual Experiences - Through the powers of technology, you can now host a virtual hen do in Cambridge. Get everyone together via video chat to take part in a fun remote experience. There are loads on offer from cocktail making to candle making, nude life drawing to scavenger hunts, male strip shows to magic shows.
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I think this has to be the best highlight of the weekend we had an amazing evening here
It was great fun. Jack was our mixologist and he was really lovely
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’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!
Activities for Foodie Hen Parties in Cambridge
Afternoon Tea - One of the most popular foodie activities for Cambridge hen parties is afternoon tea. This laid-back, daytime treat always puts smiles on faces as you tuck into traditional British goodies including feather-light finger sandwiches, cakes and scones with that irresistible combination of clotted cream and jam. Is your tummy rumbling yet?
Bottomless Brunch - Kick the celebrations up a notch with bottomless brunch. You’ll chow down on a brunch dish of your choice, accompanied by unlimited glasses of alcohol. What better way to toast your last weekend of freedom? What you’ll eat and drink depends on the venue but it varies from classic brunch dishes to pizza, prosecco to cocktails.
Las Iguanas - Quayside, Cambridge, CB5 8ABIt’s a real group pleasing restaurant you’re after, Las Iguanas 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.
Fitzbillies - 51-52 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RGIf 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, cakes, sandwiches and freshly baked sourdough bread. It’s a real gem that’s popular with visitors and locals alike.
SIX - 24 Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8EQCombine dining and gorgeous views with a trip to SIX and its fabulous roof terrace. With delicious cocktail and a tempting BBQ menu, your taste buds will think they’ve gone to heaven. Tuck into dishes such as the Steak BBQ Swiss Roll or Fire Roasted Romero Pepper and Halloumi Burger as you admire views of the university buildings.
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.
Cocktail Making - Why not get the girls together and have a go at Cambridge hen party cocktail making? We’ve handpicked 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’ll whip up some classic tipples under the expert tutelage of a professional mixologist. You can even give a gin masterclass a go where you’ll not only sip on everyone's favourite spirit, but also learn all about its fascinating history and play drinking games!
Gin Tasting Masterclass - Are you a fan of Mother’s Ruin or Dutch courage? Who isn’t? Gin is, without a doubt, the spirit of the moment. Get to grips with it with a gin tasting masterclass. You’ll enjoy delicious samples of different types of gin before making your own gin-based cocktails, drinking everything you make.
Lola Lo’s - 1-6 Corn Exchange St, Cambridge CB2 3QF
Get ready to escape the crazy hustle and bustle of life as you enjoy a slice of South Pacific paradise at Lola Lo's, which features the likes of rustic colourful décor, bamboo, wooden surfaces and private booths where you can keep the fun going. Serving exotic concoctions and boasting a large dancefloor in addition to a stylish rooftop terrace, this vibrant venue is the place to go to when you don’t want the evening to end!
Vinyl - 22 Sydney Street, Cambridge, CB2 3HG
For unadulterated cheese, you can’t beat a visit to retro nightclub, Vinyl. Their DJs play the best of 80s, 90s, 00s. So, what are you waiting for? Get your dancing shoes on, hit that light-up dance floor and bust some awesome moves to the best (or worst!) party anthems.
Revolution - Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3HG
Revolution always shows hen parties in Cambridge a great time. With a jam-packed cocktail menu, DJs and bookable VIP areas, it’s no wonder that they’re so popular with groups celebrating a special occasion. They’ve even got a rooftop bar for you to relax on in the warmer months.
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!
Cambridge Comedy Festival
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
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.
Mill Road Winter Fair
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?
Getting to Your Cambridge Hen Do
Getting to Cambridge is simple by car, bus or coach. It takes around an hour and a half to drive there from London. The centre of 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.
Getting Around Cambridge During Your Hen Do
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. Don’t forget loads of selfies and group shots to make all your social media followers jealous.
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