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Why have an Oxford Hen Party?

There are so many reasons to have an Oxford Hen Party, it’s hard to choose just a few! However, as we have to, we will. Firstly, Oxford is host to a vast array of nightlife. No matter whether you’re looking for a relaxed evening or you’re gearing yourself up for a crazy one, there’s something to suit everyone’s needs! Additionally, there’s also some amazing restaurants to give your Hen Do a culinary boost! After all, what’s better than having a meal and some drinks with your friends and making some memories! As if this wasn’t enough, there’s also lots of fun places to visit and things to do, so if you wanted to extend your party to last the whole weekend, what’s stopping you! It’ll be an experience you’ll never forget.

Top 5 Oxford Hen Party Activities

1. Bubble MayHEN

If you like the sound of Bubble Football but want something that is a little less football and a lot more games, then Bubble MayHEN is the activity for you! This event is all about the fun, so expect to bump, roll and laugh your way through this truly hysterical event! Once you’ve strapped yourself into your own body zorb, you’re ready to split off into teams and begin the games! After all, this is a Hen Do, so why not divide your group into teams and come in fancy dress or team colours!

2. Life Drawing Class

A Life Drawing Class is the perfect activity for those wanting to hone their artistic skills and have a bit of fun in the process! However, don’t worry if you’re no Picasso! In fact, this activity is probably even funnier if you’re not the best artist! Your art tutor will guide you through drawing your model in a variety of poses without blushing. If you want to kick it up a notch, then the Hen can even join in with the poses for even more of a laugh! At the end, you can compare your creations to see whose is best (or worst)!

3. Olympic Shames

If you’re looking for something competitive and sporty but with an interesting twist, then Olympic Shames is the one for you! Consider it a cheeky version of a School Sports Day, but with new innuendo games that you certainly wouldn’t have played as a child! Once you’ve split yourself into teams, you’ll need to prepare yourself for a lot of laughter because the aim of the game is to look as silly as possible! There might even be some classic party games thrown in for even more of a laugh!

4. Gin Tasting Class

A Gin Tasting Class is the perfect icebreaker event, especially if you have a mixed group! With so many different gin varieties, you certainly won’t be bored in this activity! Your exclusive mixologist will meet you at the venue and introduce you to the various gins that you will be spending your evenings with! There’ll be plenty f chance to have a chat and giggle whilst the drinks are flowing. It’s the perfect activity to begin your evening!

5. Mobile Cocktail Making Class

Bring the party to you with a Mobile Cocktail Making Class! Who said you need to go out to have a good time? Your mixologist will come along to your private venue with everything you could possibly need to make some of the most delicious cocktails going! You’ll have the chance to create 3 cocktails with the guidance of your mixologist. There may even be a bit of competition added as well!

Best Restaurants for an Oxford Hen Party

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1. The Anchor

If you’re looking for a casual but elegant dining experiences, then The Anchor is the perfect location for this! If the weather is nice, you can even enjoy one of Oxford’s biggest outdoor terrace gardens – Pimms anyone? They serve simple and honest food, meaning there’ll be something for everyone! This would also be a good option if you have some selective eaters in your group!

2. No.1 Ship Street

Want to add a touch of class to your Oxford Hen Do? If so, then No.1 Ship Street is the place to go! With an A La Carte menu boasting an AA Rosette Award, you know you’re getting quality! Their range of classic European food with a modern twist is one that you don’t want to miss out on!

3. Arbequina

If you want to add a Spanish twist to your Oxford Hen Party, then bring Spain to England with Arbequina! With tapas style sharing dishes exploding with flavour, you’ll be in for a treat if you go here! They focus on quality, unique and well-sourced ingredients, so you’re guaranteed some delicious food at Arbequina! They may even have some hand-crafted cocktails for you to enjoy as well!

4. The Chester Arms

This cosy pub offers a relaxed and friendly environment for you and your group to enjoy! With fresh ingredients and tasty food (locally sourced as well!), what more could you want? Well, as you asked, there’s even a summer garden bar and wine tasting events!

5. Pompette

Named after the French word for tipsy, you know you’re in for a good evening at Pompette! Their range of seasonal classic European dishes make for an experience like no other! Their unique dining space only adds to this experience, making it one of the must-see places in Oxford!

Places to visit on an Oxford Hen Party

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1. Harry Potter Tour

If you fancy yourself a bit of a Potterhead, or even if you just enjoyed the films as a child, then why not take a Harry Potter tour! Visit the sites of some of the most famous scenes in the films – did you know that some of it was filmed in Oxford? So why not take a trip around some of the most well-known scenes! You’ll feel like you’ve jumped right into the films themselves.

2. Oxford Playhouse

If you’ve got a bit of time to kill before you head off on your night out in Oxford, why not catch a show at the Oxford Playhouse! With some shows coming straight from West End, it’ll be an experience you won’t forget! This is the perfect activity if you have a gap between dinner and peak club times!

3. City Centre

If there’s one thing we’re all looking for when picking a Hen Do location, it’s the nightlife! The good news is, Oxford certainly isn’t in short supply in this department! Whether you’re wanting a relaxed night where you can chat to your friends, or a night where you’re looking to get wild, there’s something for everyone! There’s a whole host of bars, pubs and clubs just waiting for you to enjoy!

So there you have it! Our Ultimate Oxford Hen Party Guide. Feeling like a bit of an Oxford expert now? We hope so! If not, and you’re interested in Oxford as your Hen Do location, get in touch with us for a little guidance! After all, as we’re based in Oxfordshire, we like to think that we’re pretty clued up on the area! Click here to view our full range of Oxford Hen Party activities. We hope you enjoy your Hen Night!