This compact City with its pedestrianised streets and tram system is not only easy to get around but offers some great nightlife, shopping & culture for your hen weekend. If you are looking for cafes go to the Castle Wharf area down by the waterside which has Nottingham Castle looming over it. When darkness falls there are plenty of places to enjoy from cocktail bars, good restaurants and live music bars.

With Sherwood Forest just round the corner your en weekend can open up to adventurous activities such as High Ropes, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Horse Riding, 4x4 driving, Inflatable Madness, Go Karting, White Water Rafting or even an Assault Course.

Nottingham Hen Weekends

Things to do


Water Fun

The city of Nottingham has a busy and vibrant waterfront district, based around the Nottingham & Beeston Canal and the River Trent. Enjoy an evening hen party cruise along the waters or even opt for a walk around the tow path stopping off for the odd cafe or two!

Recording Studio

Record the song of the weekend which could even be good enough (or funny enough) to play at the wedding! A great way to spend a few hour.

Escape the Room

Fancy being locked in a room with your mates with the only chance of release being to solve some challenging clues? Enjoy an hour of competitive banter and mind bending puzzles!

Nottingham Castle & Caves

The history of Nottingham Castle is chequered with sieges, murders and intrigue and well worth a visit. Don’t miss the award-winning cave tours which last about 30 minutes and take you down into the passageways and tunnels beneath the building

Wollaton Hall & Park

Since Wollaton Hall opened to the public in 1926, it has been home to the city’s natural history museum. Amble round the amazing house and grounds or take a 3 mile walk along the designated pathway (you can even do it by segway if you don’t fancy the walk!).

Other Ideas: Craft Workshops, Cocktail Making, Butler in the Buff, Life Drawing, Make-up Makeovers, Beauty Treatments, Private Chef dinners, Perfume Making, Dance Classes, Wine Tasting and more.

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Bars & Restaurants


Las Iguanas

Good Latin American food at great prices. Known for a good vibe this is a friendly restaurant in which to enjoy the start of your Nottingham night out.

Emilios Greek Restaurant

A highly rated, family run Greek & Cypriot restaurant which is happy to accept hen parties. There is even a dance floor for those that want to wear off all the fine food!


If you are looking for some great cocktails and food to kick start your night out this place will certainly fit the bill.


With it’s Award winning chefs, extensive menu and impeccable service, MemSaab is the perfect host for A La Carte, private and corporate dining.

There are loads of other great places in Nottingham, let us know what sort of things you like and we can come up with some ideas.

Nottingham Events


May: Love your food?

For all you foodies, this great event brings together all the finest in food and drinks from Nottingham. There is the chance to meet celebrity chefs, see cooking demonstrations with chefs and join in cheese, bakery, beer and wine master classes. See website

May: Dot to Dot Festival

Showcasing the best new acts from around the world since starting in Nottingham in 2005. See website

Jul: Spendor Music Festival

Set in Wollaton Hall it is Nottinghams largest one day outdoor music event. See website

Oct: Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival

Held in the grounds of Nottingham Castle right in the city centre this is worth a visit if you like your beer, cider & entertainment. See website

Oct: Goose festival

A huge travelling fair, offering a white knuckle experience! See more…

Dec: Winter Wonderland

This “Old England” themed event features a stunning ice rink, Christmas market trader cabins, two themed winter bars, a bandstand, rides, timber decked walkways, nativity scene, 100’s of real xmas trees, snow dressing and much more. See website


  1. Dr Steward Adams created Ibuprofen in Nottingham – he even admitted that he tested it out on a hangover; haven’t we all!
  2. It is believed that Nottingham’s name came from a man called Snot, an Anglo-Saxon chief.
  3. A Nottingham shopkeeper invented the recipe for HP Sauce. He missed making millions when he traded the recipe with a Midlands vinegar company to settle a debt!

Getting to Nottingham

By Train:

Nottingham is very well connected by trains being in the centre of the country. Trains from London tend to be from St Pancras.

By Car:

The city is close to the M1. It has quite a few one-way systems which can be confusing but the bus links are good. For ease, there is a tram system in place.

Nottingham Information Sites


Experience Nottingham

Nottingham Facts