Hen Party Activities in Riga

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Riga Hen Parties

Riga makes for one amazing and memorable weekend away with its cheap drinks, many clubs and bars as well as some incredible activities to do in the day.

Make the most of your days here as well as the evenings by booking onto some great activities before your feet touch the ground in Riga. This way, you know your days will be filled with exciting things instead of spending all day in your hotel room with a sore head!

This city is buzzing all year round so you can be sure there’ll be something going on whichever month you decide to visit. In the summertime, there’s beer gardens and open-air cafes offering cheap drinks and a place to escape the streets and sit down with your group.

Of course, it’s a rite of passage on your hen do in Riga to head out and partake in the nightlife of this city. Riga has renowned nightlife, one that you’ve got to experience for yourself, especially on your hen party! With a mix of clubs and bars, you’re sure to find something to suit everyone’s tastes in this city.

Aside from all the partying, make sure to see the sights whilst you’re there and check out Freedom Monument, House of Blackheads, St Peter’s Church and Riga’s Central Market. Why not head on a Treasure Hunt in Riga that’s operated via an app on your phone so you can explore the city yourselves and on your own time that’ll take you past all these top sights?

Hen Parties Activities in Riga

Get your feet moving and head to a dance class to get all the girls up and trying something new. From Pole Dancing to Belly Dancing in Riga you can have a right giggle as you leave all inhibitions at the door for these classes!

If you and the girls fancy something a little more adrenaline-packed then head to Go Karting in Riga to get your need for speed kicks and race off into the distance! These activities are perfect in the day to get everyone together before you start your evening’s celebrations.

Head to an amazing Cocktail Making class in Riga to make, shake and create your very own cocktails. This is the perfect way to start your evening as you not only learn a new skill but get a few drinks in as well to really kick your evening off! Everyone in your group is going to love this activity so you can rest assured they'll all be enjoying themselves.

And finally, end your festivities in a club with Nightclub Entrance in Riga where you can drink, dance and party until the early hours!

There are a whole range of activities and events on offer in Riga with Bar Crawls, Brewery Tours, Bungee Jumping, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Escape Rooms, Restaurants, Spa, Tobogganing, Treasure Hunts and so much more! Take a look at the various listings and see for yourself what you can do in this incredible city for your Riga hen do.

Reviews for Riga hen activities

Outdoor Go Karting

Great fun

Andrew Wintle
Beer Bike

great fun guides were great

John Lynch
Guided Bar Crawl including Drinks

the young lady that was with us was fantastic stayed most of the evening and was a great laugh

John Lynch
Brewery Tour

Brewery tour was good, food was good. The driver was hilarious.

Steven Downs

Did you know?

  • Riga is the capital city of Latvia.
  • Riga’s Central Market is one of Europe’s biggest markets.
  • Over one third of the population in Latvia live in Riga.
  • Riga has over 800 Art Nouveau buildings. Visit Alberta iela, a street almost entirely created by Art Nouveau genius Mikhail Eisenstein.
  • It has the world’s fourth fastest internet connections with free connection points all over Riga – you won’t even need to pay for it!
  • Denim jeans came from Riga... sort of. Jacob W. Davis (born Jākobs Jufess) emigrated to the US where, with help from Levi Strauss, he patented the product.
  • Aleksandrs Laime, born in Riga, was the first recorded human to reach Venezuela's Angel Falls by foot in 1949.
  • Riga is one of 14 capital cities in the world that consists of only four letters.
  • Riga has a Beer Spa, where you can hop in a warm beer bath whilst sipping on a cold beer at the same time. Sign us up!
  • Mikhail Tal, born in Riga, is a grandmaster at chess who holds the record for the longest un-beaten run.
  • Riga hosts the Latvian Song and Dance festival with more than 50,000 attendees performing over three days. On the final day around 20,000 singers all take to the stage and sing in unison. A spectacle not to be missed!

Riga in numbers

  • Riga covers a built-up urban land area measuring 100 square miles.
  • The estimated population was over 650,000 residents in 2015.
  • Riga is located 29ft above sea level.
  • Riga’s coordinates are 56.9496° N, 24.1052° E.
  • Riga attracts over 3.5 million tourists.
  • Latvia has the highest percentage of females to males in the world.

Local Celebs

Kristaps Porziņģis is a Latvian professional basketball player for the Dallas Maverick. He’s previously played for the New York Nicks and was the youngest contestant to win the EuroCup Basketball Rising Star when he was 18 years old. He’s the tallest active player in the NBA, standing at 7”3 tall.

Ginta Lapiņa is a Latvian model based in New York. After being scouted by a talent agent in 2015 she subsequently moved to New York and is currently signed with DNA Models.

Elīna Garanča was born in Riga where she studied singing before moving to Vienna and the United States. She began her professional career in opera singing at the Meiningen Court Theatre in Meiningen, Germany, and later worked at the Frankfurt Opera.

Mikhail Baryshnikov was born in Riga. His ballet career began at the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad before he moved to Canada, then New York where he joined the New York City Ballet. He later defected to acting and has stared in many TV shows and films throughout his career.

Whilst in the city, you’ve got to try the traditional Riga-style rye bread, a typical dessert to try to finish off your meal is rye bread pudding, also known as ‘maizes zupa’. So, why not head on a Traditional Latvian Meal, a typical meal includes meat, potatoes and veg? This staple is going to please everyone in your group as you sit down to enjoy this dinner.

If you’re looking for something a little different on your Riga hen do why not head on the Medieval Dinner. This meal is perfect to get everyone together over some great food where the menu options date back to over 500 years ago, complete with the waiting staff in medieval dress! You’ll have an English-speaking guide with you to ensure there are no translation issues. Take a look at the various restaurants in Riga for more information on this fab event.

Once your full of delicious food, it’s time to ramp it up and head on a Cocktail Making class to get you in the party vibe. You’ll get to learn how to make these drinks as well as taste testing everything you’ve made! This is perfect as the start or end to your night out in Riga.

There’s no better way to discover the city on your first night out in Riga than with a Guided Bar Crawl. You’ll have an English-speaking guide who’ll show you around the best bars and pubs to head to. This means when you’re out for the rest of your stay in Riga you’ll know where you liked and where to go back to for a good night out. You can choose between a Guided Bar Crawl or a Guided Bar Crawl including Drinks. Check out the listings and see which takes your fancy the most. Your Riga hen do will be the event to remember as you give the girls a great night out.

On your other nights you can head to some incredible clubs in this capital city. Why not explore Kaļķu Vārti. This club is one of the local’s favourites with mainstream and crowd-pleasing music so everyone in your group can have a dance. There’s even a rooftop terrace so you can gaze out over the city in the warmer months.

One One is another fab club in a one of the hippest neighbourhoods. You’ll find only the coolest of the cool people hitting up this club for its carefully curated music, laid-back atmosphere and great level of service from its staff. Situated on a UNESCO site inside an old factory building this is certainly a unique club to head to for your hen party in Riga.

For a totally hassle-free night out there’s only one thing for it and that’s to book a nightclub entry for you and your group ahead of time. This ensures you won’t be traipsing around the street trying to find somewhere good to go in, or which club as the shortest queue so you can get in quicker. Book a nightclub entry ahead of time and save yourself the trouble! And English-speaking guide will meet you at your accommodation before taking you to the club, and even taking you back again at the end of the night, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost! Simple.

The coldest months are January and February where it's not uncommon for temperatures to go below zero degrees, so make sure to bring a warm coat, scarf, hat and gloves if you’re out and about exploring the city! It might be better hopping on a tram or bus during these months as walking around isn’t such an appealing option. Expect some snow and be prepared to bring those snow boots if it gets really bad! Check the weather before you go and make sure you pack appropriately.

June and July are the busiest times to visit the city but if you want to avoid the colder months then heading there this time of year is your best bet. Just make sure to book ahead of time to ensure you get the accommodation you want and get yourself booked onto some great activities as well!

However, if you want to avoid the crowds, the best time to go would be in late spring and early autumn. You can walk around with a jacket on and enjoy the city without it being too cold in the winter and too busy in the summer months!
Getting around Riga is easy as most of the main attractions are all within walking distance of one another. If you’re there in the colder months it might be best to hop on a tram or bus to get yourself around the city. With this city being well connected you’ll find no problem getting where you need to go.

Of course, if you’re walking just make sure to cross at a designated crossing point as jay-walking is an offendable crime here - punishable with a fine on the spot! Don’t get caught out!

After a night out and you don’t fancy the walk back to your accommodation you can hail down a taxi and get home with ease.

Fancy a Hen Party in Riga?

Now you’re knowledgeable about Riga hen do’s, all that’s left to do is browse the listings and see which activities take your fancy. From action and adventure to food and drink, or music and dance to something out of the ordinary there’s an activity out there to suit everyone on your hen party. Just enquire via the activity page and before you know it you’ll be sat on that plane touching down in Riga, ready for the best weekend with your best friends!

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