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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.
Cocktail making is without a doubt one of our bestselling hen party activities—and for good reason too! We know you’re all probably total pros when it comes to drinking cocktails, but how about having a go at mixing them up yourselves? That’s right, with one of our offered cocktail making experiences, you’ll each be able to get behind the bar and really shake things up! A friendly and professional mixologist will host your masterclass, sharing with you their top tips and tricks to whipping up some amazing concoctions. Expect exciting, live drinks demonstrations where your mixologist will break down the techniques step by step. One of the best things about this class? You’ll be able to drink your cocktails once you’ve made them!
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 your art teacher. Will you create a masterpiece worthy of hanging in one of Cambridge’s galleries? Or will it be one that's more for the fridge?
A cheeky butler is the perfect activity choice for hen groups in Cambridge! Your cheeky butler will come to your home or hired accommodation and entertain you and the rest of the girls for a whole hour. This drop dead gorgeous hunk will serve food and drinks, host fun party games and even pose for photos - ideal for making your friends suitably jealous. Best of all, he'll be wearing his saucy attire, which will consist of a bow tie, cuffs and a bottom bearing apron. Ooh la la!
Unleash your creative flair and create a beautiful keepsake of the hen do with a flower crown making workshop. Led by an experienced florist, you and the rest of the girls will be taught the techniques to condition and wire flowers to make a gorgeous floral crown. It’s a great activity for those looking for a fun, but relaxed experience and is one that the whole group will be able to enjoy.
Get set for a whole lotta belly laughs with a bubble mayhen experience! You and the rest of the girls will throw giant, inflatable zorbs over your top halves (leaving your legs free to run around) and will take part in a bunch of hilarious games. You’ll bounce, bump and barge your way around with this brilliant activity, that’s all about having fun, letting loose and creating some unforgettable memories. Now, who’s going to be the first hen to attempt a somersault wearing their zorb?
Ladies, it’s time to turn up the heat and become acquainted with one of our more erm, naughty activities! These brilliant experiences will give the hen the send off into married life she so truly deserves with a lovely bit of eye candy. One of our favourite naughty activities in Cambridge? It’s got to be the afternoon tea-se, where you and the rest of your group will be treated to the usual yummy tea and scones, but with an added sexy twist; a hunky waiter! He'll just so happen to be topless, so get ready for a real feast for the eyes!
Channel your inner child and head back to the glory years with this brilliantly retro School Sports Day experience. Get ready to compete in all those hilariously daft games we all loved, with everything from the egg and spoon, sack and space hopper race, to balancing those infamous bean bags on your head - this one's a real trip down memory lane! You’ll split into teams and don coloured bibs and vests to make you really look the part. Reckon you've got what it takes to win bragging rights?
If it’s a dance class you’re after for the big hen weekend in Cambridge, then the good news is you’ll be spoiled with our incredible selection of dance experiences available. There’s quite literally a dance class for every group out there. But one of our most popular classes for hen groups? It’s gotta be Dirty Dancing! During this session taught by a professional dance instructor, you'll learn the steps to this iconic choreography, which will be broken down for you, bit by bit. And don’t worry if you're not much of a dancer, as our classes are for all abilities, with having fun the main focus. And if you and the rest of the hens take to the class like fish to water, you could even perform it on the wedding day and surprise the guests!
9) Chocolate Making Dance Classes
Calling all chocoholics, we’ve got just the thing for you with one of our chocolate making workshops in Cambridge! A professional chocolatier (gives you job envy, right?) will teach you how 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!
Discover the beauty of Cambridge with an exciting, treasure hunt experience! It’s a totally unique way to check out the sights on offer in this historic city and you’ll be able to have some fun along the way too as you hunt for clues and solve a series of puzzles. Many of our treasure hunts will just require you to have access to a smartphone, so you won’t need anything else in order to complete this experience. These treasure hunts aren’t a competition, so you’ll really be able to take things at your own pace as you explore the stunning views of the city.
Absolute fantastic, all staff were very accomodating, loads of fun.
Very nice teacher and great experience, we had a wonderful time and we would definetly recommend it!
Absolutely brilliant activity and woyld definitely recommend to others.
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.
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.