Hen Party Activities in Southampton

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Southampton Hen Parties

Southampton is probably the most famous for waving goodbye to the Titanic in 1912, but it’s also home to galleries, museums and, most importantly, a great night out. Southampton in short, is a brilliant location! You’re sure to find something for everyone in Southampton as it has a huge range of activities.

With New Forest as its neighbour you can enjoy beautiful countryside walks as well as getting that buzzing feeling from a city centre. Southampton really does have it all to make your hen weekend the best it can be.

There’s a range of fab activities and events for you to enjoy here from Cocktail Making to Paintballing and Nude Life Drawing to Burlesque Dancing so you can tailor your Southampton hen do to whatever you want it to be!

If you’re into your shopping you’ve got to head to Westquay, this premium shopping centre not only has every shop to browse until you drop but with an array of cafes and finer dining as well as a bowling complex and cinema you’re spoilt for choice! Why not explore this in the day before your big night out.

This city has some great places to head on a night out, so you won’t be short of bars or clubs to make your next party destination. With a great party centre you’ll be making friends with everyone you meet out!

Hen Party Activities in Southampton

Why not try something new and bust some moves as you learn the art of Burlesque Dancing in Southampton? This dance class is the perfect way to kickstart a hen party, release your wild side and let yourself go and get ready for the dance floor!

Or, get active with Bubble Mayhen. Climb into a giant inflatable zorb ball and take part in a competitive game that involves bouncing and falling into each other. This hen party game will not have you looking your best, but you’ll be in hysterics!

Another great activity to get everyone giggling and doing something creative is Nude Life Drawing. Put your art skills to the test as you draw a nude male model! This activity is sure to get everyone laughing and having fun. You even get to take your masterpiece home as a souvenir!

Get in the party mood with Cocktail Making in Southampton. Learn the art of mixology from your dedicated bartender in Revolution. Mix, stir and sip on your creations and indulge in a two-course meal as you enjoy your cocktails in sophistication. This hen party activity in Southampton is great for a big or small group. You’ll go head to head in cocktail making competitions with forfeits and consequences, sure to get you all in the party spirit!

Why not take a look and see what other amazing activities are on offer such as Paintballing, Cocktail Making and a School Sports Day for your hen do in Southampton!

Reviews for Southampton hen activities

Nude Life Drawing with a Male Model

An absolutely brilliant hour, the woman who run the hour put everyone at ease and made it a really fun experience. The model was professional and friendly! A great experience that I would definitely recommend!

Samantha Cameron
Cocktail Making

Fantastic staff we all had a great time. Thanks jack the barman making our night very special. Our nibble snacks was amazing. First class food. All round great value.

Charlotte Allen
Half Day Paintballing with 100 Balls

Overall an excellent day had by all. A little confusing at the beginning as it was a first time for a lot of us, but once we worked out what was going on it was an extremely fun time had by all.

Marc Edwards
Bubble Football

This activity was probably the groups favourite out of the 3. It was really fun and the instructor was very good.

Stephen Foster

Did you know?

  • The Titanic set sail from Southampton! This iconic ship set off from White Star Dock on the 10th of April 1912.
  • Only five days later, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. Around 500 households at the time in Southampton lost at least one family member to this tragic event.
  • You can find out more about the Titanic at the SeaCity Museum.
  • West Quay is one of the biggest shopping centres in Southern England.
  • Like to discover new bands? Head to the Brook. This venue is actually ranked the best attraction in Southampton.
  • The first Spitfire flew from Southampton airport on 5th March 1936.
  • Did you know Jane Austen lived in Southampton? After her father passed away she lived in the city for two years.
  • Southampton is the only city in the UK with a geothermal power station…
  • …this ranks Southampton as one of the best cities in the UK to emit low CO2 emissions.
  • Did you know that Southampton has a small airport? Hop on a plane over to mainland Europe or up to Scotland!
  • Southampton has a Russell Group university, The University of Southampton which was founded in 1862.
  • The Bargate, the grade I listed building, is the gateway to the city. The bell was used to call in those working in the fields during medieval times and bring them back inside the town walls.
  • The Central Parks in Southampton used to be for cultivation and grazing cattle in medieval times.
  • The very first artillery fortification was built in Southampton in 1417. If you’re a history buff you can check God’s House Tower out whilst you’re in the area.
  • Did you know fish fingers were first introduced by Clarence Birdseye in Southampton? Herring sticks and cod sticks were tested out on shoppers in the area. The public loved the cod sticks so much it was scaled up and sold nationally!

Southampton in numbers

  • The estimated current population of Southampton is over 250,000 people.
  • Over four million visitors a year head to this city.
  • In the last census the majority of the population was aged between 20-24 years.
  • Females at the University of Southampton outweigh males with a ratio of 54:46.
  • The coordinates of Southampton are 50.9097° N, 1.4044° W.

Local Celebs

Some pretty cool celebs hail from this city with one prominent one being non other than… Craig David! With 20 UK Top 40 singles and seven UK Top 40 albums this is one music artist you’ve heard of before. Belting out bangers such as What’s your flava and Re-Rewind, we’ve been graced with some chart-topping hits since David first hit the scene. He’s been nominated for countless Brit Awards and a Grammy Award. Craig David grew up in Southampton on the Holyrood estate and is still a supporter of Southampton F.C.

Another amazing star who called Southampton their home was Benny Hill. This comedian and actor is best remembered for his TV show – The Benny Hill Show. It was so popular that it became one of the most-watched TV programmes in the UK! It hit a record breaking 21 million watchers in 1971. It comes as no surprise that his comedic value comes from within the family as his father and grandfather had both been circus clowns.

Celebs such as Peter Crouch, Rodney from Only Fools and Horses and Kevin from Liberty X have all been seen in the area. Who else do you think you’d be able to spot in Southampton?

After you’re all browsed out from walking around the shops, you’ll be needing a coffee pick-me-up and there’s only one place to go in Southampton – Mettricks. This coffee shop home-grows their own coffee to give you that perfect brew. It also serves up tasty food and even some impressive boozy cocktails if you fancy something a little stronger than coffee. With a simple sounding menu such as burgers and pies, this venue actually uses local suppliers, so you know your money’s going into the local economy.

Where to eat out is always a hot topic amongst the group. With everyone liking something different, it makes it difficult to decide on one place! Why not feast your eyes upon Lakaz Maman? If you’ve been watching MasterChef on TV you’ll know that 2012 winner, Shelina Permalloo, opened her own restaurant in Southampton to deliver delicious Mauritian food to the masses. This restaurant caters for the gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and everything is halal, so you don’t have to worry about a thing! Even the fussy eaters will be enjoying the delicious food on offer here.

Once the day draws to a close and the sun starts to set it’s time to get your party outfit on and explore the city. What better start to your night out than with a Cocktail Making class in Southampton. You’ll learn the tools and tricks of the trade taught by a professional mixologist so you can replicate these delicious drinks at home!

Alternatively, head to something a little different with Bring & Mix. This cocktail bar lets you bring your own spirits to the venue and they’ll mix them up for you! With the great addition of table service, there’ll be no queuing at the bar for you. Just sit back, relax and let the bar tenders wait on your every cocktail need!

After undergoing a £7m refurbishment, Oceana Southampton is a multi-room venue spread over three floors. This superclub is actually one of the country’s largest nightclub in terms of capacity which makes it the perfect way to start or end your night out for your Southampton hen do. Oceana Southampton has hosted some top DJs and artists over the years to include Calvin Harris, JLS and Tinie Tempah to name just a few!
If you’re looking for a sophisticated affair, why not head to the Orange Rooms, the best cocktail bar in the south? Expect over 200 premium spirits to choose from. This is going to be one-crowd pleasing bar as you all get to choose whichever drinks you want from the extensive cocktail list. With a few different floors, retro inspired décor and even its very own tiki lounge you won’t be disappointed with your night out here.

Of course, with Southampton situated on the southern coast of the UK, this city serves up typical British weather. The summer months, July to September, are the best time to visit the city. Otherwise just make sure to pack an umbrella with you if you head to this city at any other time!

Southampton has some pretty impressive festivals and events going on throughout the year. Why not hit up the South Central Festival in nearby Portsmouth in July for all the newest music acts? Confirmed artists such as Boy George and Sean Paul are set to play.

August sees Wickham Festival, a music and arts festival perfect for a more relaxed hen party. Alternatively, September sees The Littledown Centre Wedding Exhibition, with free entry, so you can even carry on your wedding planning whilst you’re on your hen party in Southampton!
The very best way to get around Southampton is by incorporating an activity and trying out the Treasure Hunt! An app on your phone or tablet will guide you around the city, past famous landmarks and via hidden corners so you can really see the place up close. Of course, this is all done by walking so if you’re not up for the exercise why not hop on a bus. The buses run all over the city and ensure that every corner is covered.
There are ample cycle lanes throughout the city so if you’re a keen cyclist why not hop on a bike and get around Southampton with ease. Alternatively, you can jump in a taxi after a night out and get back to your accommodation without worrying about directions! A little-known fact is Southampton actually has its own airport! You can fly to Ibiza, Majorca or Edinburgh with ease. Will you be flying here by plane? How fancy!

Fancy a Hen Party in Southampton?

Now you’re suitably caught up on all things Southampton, there’s only one thing for it and that’s to discover the city for yourself! Browse the range of activities, enquire for as many as you like and speak directly with each activity provider. You can ask them any questions you have about the event and get your group all booked in. Then you can sit back and rest in the knowledge that you’ve got some great activities lined up ready for your Southampton hen do.

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