16 Fun Hen Do Ideas in Nottingham and Across Nottinghamshire!

Written by Harriet

Facilitator of Fun - Laughtercise For Hen Parties

Well, well, well, look who’s gearing up for a hen party!

Feeling more thrilled than frazzled, or is it the other way around? Don’t worry, we’ll whip up a hen bash that’s all fun and feathers, with just a dash of chaos for good measure! 🎉🐓

Before we begin how about a good old fact!

⭐️ Random fact ⭐️  Nottinghamshire is home to the oldest inn in England! It’s called The Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, nestled beneath Nottingham Castle and it’s been serving ale since 1189 AD!

Right, have you made a cuppa? Because, its time to sit back and have a read of the options below.

Check out the table of contents to get straight to the bits you need 👇



11 Fantastic Hen Do Ideas in Nottingham!


1. Bottomless Brunch at The Magic Garden

For a hen do that’s more enchanting than “hen-ticipated,” head to the Magic Garden for a wonderful bottomless brunch—where even the flowers can’t keep their petals on! 🥂

Location: 24-26 Low Pavement, Nottingham NG1 7DL

Click here to find out more about The Magic Garden Nottingham.


2. Laughtercise!


Massive smiles, belly laughs and contagious chuckles. If your hen crew are up for the most amount of fun they’ve ever had at a hen party, a Laughtercise For Hen Party Session is for them!

Just imagine your hen crew playing this wild game 👇 Which of your hens would win?! 🏆


Laughtercise is the ultimate test of how well your hens can work together. And how competitive they are! 💪

So…are you ready to grin before the gin? 😁


Click here to find out more and to get you hen crew Laughtercised!

Location: Anywhere! Comes to your hen party accommodation.


3. Underground Caves in The City Centre

For an unforgettable hen do, explore the Nottingham Caves, located right in the middle of the city, and experience a unique and memorable adventure underground. It’s sure to be rock solid fun! 😂

Location: City of Caves, Garner’s Hill, Nottingham, NG1 1HF

Click here to find out more about The City’s Caves.


4. Dining at Sat Bains

Plan the hen do at Restaurant Sat Bains for an extraordinary culinary experience that will elevate your celebration to new heights. Known for its innovative tasting menus and impeccable service, this two-Michelin-starred gem promises an unforgettable evening of indulgence and elegance.

Location: Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2SA

Click here to find out more about Restaurant Sat Bains.


5. Afternoon Tea at Colwick Hall Hotel

Cowlick Hall is the ideal venue for afternoon tea, where you can indulge in delicious treats while surrounded by the picturesque beauty of its countryside setting.

Cream or jam first? Pinkies up or down? Read this article on Afternoon Tea Etiquette for some top tips 😂

Location: Colwick Hall Hotel & Byron’s Brasserie, Colwick Park, Racecourse Road, Nottingham NG2 4BH

Click here to find out more about afternoon tea at the Colwick Hall Hotel.

For more afternoon tea ideas, check out 11 best places to have Afternoon Tea in Nottingham.


6. Pure Mini Golf

This is portable mini golf! Pure mini golf have set up their courses with all sorts of accessories to give your hens the most personalised game of mini golf you have ever had! Guaranteed to be PURE mini golf fun!

Location: Anywhere! Comes to your hen do accommodation.

Click here to find out more about Pure Mini Golf.


7. Escape to Escapologic Nottingham!

Did someone say ESCAPE! A popular adventure at Escapologic Nottingham is “Curio,” where participants find themselves trapped in a mysterious Victorian-era study, solving cryptic puzzles and uncovering secrets to escape before time runs out. It’s a great way to get your hens working together, having some fun and it will be sure to leave you with some lifelong memories!

Location: 21-23 Castle gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AQ

Click here to find out more about Escapologic.


8. A River Cruise with Princess River Cruises

A relaxing river cruise along River Trent can be a delightful complement to your day of adventure, offering scenic views and a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Location: Princess River Cruises, The River Lodge, 100 Racecourse Road, Colwick, Nottingham, NG2 4RF

Click here to find out more about River Cruises.


9. Artsy Hens, Gallery Tour 

Feeling artsy? 🎨 Nottingham Contemporary have many a show you could book onto or just take a leisurely stroll through this wonderful gallery.

Location: Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB

Click here to find out more about Nottingham Contemporary.


10. White Water Rafting

Have you been dealing with a Bridezilla? Now is your opportunity to get her back. PUSH HER IN! 

Is she an adrenaline junkie bride? Then white water rafting is a great idea, get the blood pumping – then dinner somewhere lovely. Finish it off by heading to city central to party the night away!

Location: Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU

Click here to find out more The National Watersports Centre.


11. Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Indulge in vineyard tour and tasting, where you can savor the flavors of local wines while enjoying the rustic charm of the countryside. Clink 🥂

Location: Leonardo Hotel Nottingham, Station Street, NG2 3BJ

Click here to find out more about Nottingham Local Wine School.



5 Hen Activity Ideas Across Nottinghamshire


1. Horse Trek

Booking a horse riding trek for the hen do promises an exhilarating adventure, creating unforgettable memories as you gallop through picturesque landscapes and bond with your closest friends in a uniquely thrilling way. This is a mixture of adrenaline, class and beauty.

Location: Bank House Farm, Mansfield Road, Creswell, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 4AA

Click here to find out more about Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre.


2. Meet and Greet Cute Alpacas!

Embarking on an alpaca meet and greet for the hen do offers a charmingly unique experience. 🦙 Where you can connect with these adorable creatures, enjoy their gentle company, and capture delightful moments that will make your celebration truly one-of-a-kind.

Location: Clensey Ln, Dry Doddington, Newark NG23 5HT

Click here to find out more about JandJ Alpacas.


3. Hen Hilarity with Laughtercise!

Just imagine your hen crew playing this wild game 👇 Which of your hens would win?! 🏆

And which of your hens has the strongest pencil pout…?


Laughtercise is the most amount of fun you will EVER have at a hen do!


Location: Anywhere! Comes to your hen party accommodation.

Click here to find out more and to get you hen crew Laughtercised!


4. Pottery with the hens!

Pottery is a fantastic activity for a hen do as it allows everyone to unleash their creativity, bond over shared experiences, and craft beautiful keepsakes together.

Location: Starnhill Pottery Painting Studio, Starnhill Farm, Granby Lane, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, NG13 8DH

Click here to find out more about Starnhill Pottery Painting Studio.



5. Get Crafty with the Crafty Hens!

Faux flowers, leafy foliage, ribbons and embellishments. Everyone can select flowers to their preferred colour scheme and create crowns to their own taste. You can even keep your crown and wear it all year round!

Location: Anywhere! Comes to your hen party accommodation.

Click here to find out more about Crafty Hens.



More Hen Night Ideas in Nottingham & Across Nottinghamshire!


Free Hen Night Ideas in Nottingham!

Are you just having your own hen do at home and are looking for fun activities to play?

If so, check out our Hen Party Games for some wild and fabulously fun games!



Creative Tips For Your Hen Do

Hungry for even more ideas? 😀 Check out these resources:

Hen Party Ideas For Under-18s

Hen Party Ideas For Mixed Ages

Hen Party Ideas For Small Groups

Hen Party Ideas For Non-Drinkers

Hen Party Ideas For Large Groups

Hen Party Ideas For Pregnant Brides


What are the most popular hen do activities in Nottingham & across Nottinghamshire?

The most popular hen do ideas in Nottingham & across Nottinghamshire are afternoon tea, spa days and pottery sessions.

Start your day with a lively tour of the City of Caves, located in the heart of Nottingham’s historic Lace Market, where you and your hens can explore the mysterious underground tunnels – just don’t get lost in the dark! 🦇 Then, for a touch of glamour, why not indulge in a pampering session at Eden Hall Day Spa, nestled in the serene countryside just outside of Newark, where you can relax in style and sip on bubbly like true queens? 🥂

Feeling adventurous? Take a leap of faith at the National Water Sports Centre in Holme Pierrepont with a thrilling session of white-water rafting – just remember to hold on tight and avoid those pesky river ducks! 🛶 And of course, no hen do would be complete without a taste of Nottingham’s legendary nightlife – head to the iconic Rock City in the city center for a night of dancing, drinks, and dodgy dance moves! 💃🎶


Indoor Hen Do Ideas in Nottingham & Across Nottinghamshire

The most popular indoor hen do ideas in Nottingham & across Nottinghamshire are Pottery at Pot ‘N’ Kettle, a delightful Afternoon tea at Colwick Hall Hotel and a bottomless brunch at The Magic Garden. 

Feeling competitive? Put your problem-solving skills to the test with an escape room experience at Escapologic in the heart of Nottingham’s city centre – just remember, teamwork makes the dream work, so don’t leave anyone behind! 🗝️

Then of course, a bit of pampering is needed– head to the award-winning Urban Escape in Nottingham for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation with luxurious spa treatments that will leave you feeling like royalty! 💆‍♀️

How about adding a bit of mystery and intrigue with a Murder Mystery Dinner at one of Nottingham’s historic venues, like the atmospheric National Justice Museum? You and your hens can play detective while enjoying a delicious meal – just beware of any suspicious characters lurking in the shadows! 🕵️‍♀️

A dose of adrenaline-fueled fun? Consider a trampoline park like Red Kangaroo Nottingham, where you can bounce your afternoon away and just have a flipping great time 😂 🤸‍♀️!

Or friendly indoor competition? Book a private karaoke booth at Das Kino, where you can belt out your favourite tunes and dance the night away like pop divas!  🎤

Just remember, planning a hen party is like trying to herd ducks – it’s bound to be a quacking good time! 🦆

Looking for something fun at your hired venue or back at your accommodation after afternoon tea? Why not try Laughtercise? We get the giggles flowing and ensure everyone feels relaxed and ready to mingle! 😂


Outdoor Hen Do Ideas in Nottingham & Across Nottinghamshire

The most popular outdoor hen do ideas in Nottingham & across Nottinghamshire are taking a thrilling treetop adventure at Go Ape in Sherwood Pines Forest Park and cruising down the River Trent with a delightful afternoon tea aboard the Princess River Cruises.

Explore the lush countryside with a relaxing horseback ride through the picturesque trails of Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre. Saddle up and trot your way to unforgettable moments! 🐎

Challenge your hens to a game of footgolf at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre – it’s like golf, but with a twist and a lot more kicking! ⚽⛳

Or you could treat yourselves to a luxury picnic in the scenic gardens of Newstead Abbey – don’t forget the champagne and strawberries! 🥂🍓

And for those seeking a truly unique experience, embark on a guided tour of the Nottinghamshire vineyards with Nottingham Wine School. Sip, swirl, and savor your way through the region’s finest wines – just remember to pace yourselves! 🍇🍷


Classy Hen Do Ideas in Nottingham & Across Nottinghamshire

The most popular classy hen do ideas in Nottingham & across Nottinghamshire are indulging in a luxurious spa day at Eden Hall Day Spa in Newark and treating yourselves to a sophisticated wine tasting experience at Hanwell Wine Estate in Melton Mowbray.

Feeling cultured? Immerse yourselves in the world of art with a private gallery tour at Nottingham Contemporary, where you can admire contemporary masterpieces and sip on champagne – because art appreciation should always be accompanied by bubbly! 🍾🎨

A touch of elegance with a traditional afternoon tea at Langar Hall in Langar, where you can feast on delicate sandwiches and decadent pastries in a charming country house setting? 🍰☕

How about a bit of outdoor refinement? Embark on a leisurely cruise along the scenic River Trent with Trent River Cruises, where you can enjoy panoramic views and a glass of prosecco as you glide through the tranquil waters. 🚤🥂

And for those seeking a truly sophisticated experience, why not book a private dining experience at Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham? Indulge in a Michelin-starred meal that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling like culinary connoisseurs! 🍽️🌟


Hen Party Accommodation in Nottingham & Across Nottinghamshire

The best place to find hen party accommodation in Nottinghamshire are Celebration Cottages and Group Accomodation.


Fun Hen Do Activities Near Nottingham & Across Nottinghamshire

If you’re basing your hen crew in a part of Nottinghamshire that borders another county, we also have these resources:

Hen Do Ideas in Derby & Across Derbyshire

Hen Do Ideas in Lincoln & Across Lincolnshire

Hen Do Ideas in Leicester & Across Leicestershire

Hen Do Ideas in Yorkshire


That’s it from me! I hope you have a wonderful time with your hen crew in Nottinghamshire! 😀

Love Harriet & Team Laughtercise


Whether you’re looking for a unique hen do idea for your hen crew or a corporate team building workshop for your team, a Laughtercise session is all about creating as many smiles and laughter in your group as humanely possible!

We’ve scoured the world for the best exercises, activities and games that bring out smiles and giggles.

We would love to tell you that we’ve invented loads of activities but we haven’t invented ANYTHING. We’ve taken the best that exists, combined it together and made it better…our very own original recipe.

Simple ideas, simple games, all facilitated expertly.

We deliver sessions in-person or online.

Is your room small? Is it large? Inside? Outside? We’ll be there! We will work around you.

For team building sessions, we can come to your office or away day location. For hen parties, we can come to your accommodation or a private room that you’ve booked.

📍 Our Corporate Team Building Workshops vary from 10-minute energising conferences sessions to full away day sessions of 4hs

📍 Our Corporate Wellbeing Workshops can vary in length from 1hr to 3hrs

📍 Our Online Team Building Workshops can vary in length from 30mins to 1.5hrs

📍 For online sessions, the attendee limit is 1000.

📍 For in-person sessions, the only limit is how much room you have (the more the merrier!)

Our prices vary depending on the number of attendees, how long the session is for and where the session is held.

We can guarantee you this though…in terms of bang for buck, you’ll get a sonic boom 💥

Let’s get some time to discuss, get in touch 😀

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