Oxford hen weekend destination, cottages and activities

Oxford Hen Weekends

Oxford is a great place for a hen weekend with its' Hen Party Activities, Hen Weekend Houses, Bars and Restaurants, Things to Do and buildings radiating old world charm, river activities, culture and full-on nightlife sure to keep your feet dancing till the wee small hours. Cosmopolitan and pleasantly compact, it has a wealth of things to do to make your hen weekend really special.

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The oh so friendly city of Oxford, acts as a glorious backdrop for any hen weekend. The large student population guarantees a fantastic nightlife and the surrounding countryside offers lots of exciting activities. From traditional countryside pads to contemporary houses, we have a range of properties available to help you find that perfect weekend.

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Things to do in Oxford


Water Fun

From Alice in Wonderland river cruises with afternoon tea, pedalos, punting and if that sounds like hard work, chauffeured punts, afternoons along the river are great. Combine with a picnic on the riverbank & watch the world go by with a glass of wine in hand!

Oxford Castle & prison

This is a great place for a Ghost Tour as it dates back to the Norman Conquest with the story being told of the castle from 1071 until, used as a prison it was closed in 1996.


There are diverse shopping areas in Oxford sure to meet your fancy. Areas around the High Street house all the high street names; the Jericho area has more unusual independent shops and cafes, whilst Oxford’s Covered Market is well worth a gander with its specialist and food shops. Check out the clothes and accessories at Fresh in the Golden Cross entrance for a great eclectic mix of ideas.

Christ Church College

If you visit just one of the many University buildings, it has to be this one. The setting for Harry Potter and also where Lewis Carroll taught Mathematics you will be in awe of the magnificence of the building.

Some Acacia Activity ideas

Cocktails WorkshopWine Tasting,  Dance Class, Meal OutAfternoon Tea PartyCraft WorkshopLife DrawingVintage Makeover and more.

Bars & Restaurants in Oxford

Restaurants & Bars

Raoul’s Cocktail Bar

Having won a multitude of awards, this wonderful cocktail bar is open until 1am on a Friday and Saturday night. It has a wonderful retro feel in its subterranean venue with guest DJs if you fancy a dance.

The Grand Café

The site of the first coffee house in England (according to Samuel Pepys’ Diary, 1650); the Grand Café has now become an Oxford institution serving lunch, cream teas and high teas.

Baby Bars

Three funky bars with great vibes. Sugar Brown is a really chilled venue; Baby Love Bar offers a more up beat eclectic mix of music with an explosive cocktail list, great DJs and a guaranteed noisy fun night. Finally, Baby Simple has 2 floors, 3 bars & a great location.

The House Bar

An intimate bar with a buzzing vibe with its own private terrace & cocktails.
There are loads of other great places in Oxford, let us know what sort of things you like and we can come up with some ideas.

Featured Oxford Hen Party Activities


Oxford Events


March: Oxford Literary Festival

Oxford’s historic buildings host more than 250 events during a week of talks, debates, discussions and courses. See website

March: Oxford Comedy Festival

If you fancy a giggle or two this is the place to be.

May: Eights Week

A University event where each college competes for supremacy along a stretch of the Thames (or Isis in Oxford parlance) from Folly Bridge to Donnington Bridge.

July: Cowley Road Carnival

Like its counterpart in London’s Notting Hill, there’s a procession, dancing, music, food, drink and lots of noisy fun.

August: Oxford Wilderness

Where music, art and food come together for a weekend celebration. See website

August: Oxford Foodies Festival

If you & your bride-to-be loves food don’t miss this great event. Held in South Park, chef’s join with ordinary food lovers to celebrate their shared passion.

December: Oxford Christmas Market

Located in the heart of Oxford on Broad Street surrounded by the historic Oxford University buildings, the Christmas Market is staged in December with its decorated wooden stalls offering a wealth of present ideas. At the end of November you can enjoy all that is on offer with the ‘Oxford Christmas Light Festival’. From the ‘Lantern parade’, Victorian Fairground & Christmas Stalls to the ‘Day of Song’ it really is a weekend to put you in the Christmas spirit.  See website

Facts about Oxford

Getting to Oxford

By Train:

A frequent direct train service operates from London Paddington and Oxford (approx. every 30 minutes) and between Birmingham New Street via Banbury and Coventry. At Oxford Train station you can find bike docks with daily hire rates. For rail enquiries call 08457 484950.
By Car:

The M40 and M4 + A34 provide easy access by car from London, leaving the M40 at Junction 8. The M40 links Birmingham to Oxford from the north, leaving at Junction 9.
Parking in Oxford is limited so most day visitors take advantage of the Park and Ride system which was pioneered in Oxford. All five Park and Ride sites are clearly signposted from the Oxford Ring Road. They operate 7 days per week (excluding Sunday at Water Eaton).

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