Surrounded by stunning scenery and known as the Queen of the Midlands, Nottingham is a stylish backdrop for your hen weekend. You can expect fantastic shopping, trendy restaurants, fun activities and welcoming locals. Here are the highlights of a Nottingham hen do.
Nottingham is full of proper traditional pubs, fun party bars and popular clubs - it’s a city that loves live music and clubbing, and with lap dancing clubs and casinos you’ll have everything you need for an unforgettable night. Plus, visit the UK’s only Hooters, home of the world-famous Hooter Girls. Fill up on American food, watch live sport and enjoy the company of the lovely waitresses for a top stag night. For more nightlife inspiration check out our guide to Nottingham's top nightspots.
Known for Nottingham Forest, it’s only natural that the city is great for outdoor activities. Get ready for an action-packed activity day where you can choose between blindfolded 4x4 driving, laser tag, axe throwing or even tackle an assault course or jungle challenge. For high-speed thrills, race around in off-road dirt buggies or take to the water in white water rafting.
Nottingham’s Market Square is the beating heart of the city and one of the largest squares in the UK, an airy space home to tons of bustling shops and the best bars and restaurants. The magnificent Council House is an unmissable sight. Football fans, just off the square is a statue of Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough, a local legend for winning two European Cups and a Super Cup.
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
Visit one of the oldest pubs in England, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, built into the cliff where Nottingham’s historic castle sits. It’s famous for several reasons including its network of underground caverns that used to be a brewery. There are several bars, cosy nooks and a great courtyard and garden. It’s filled with relics of England’s colourful and bloody history including a cursed model ship said to have killed anyone who cleaned it.
City of sport
With more sports facilities per head than anywhere else in Europe and home of the famous Ashes Test Match ground, Trent Bridge, Nottingham is definitely proud of its sports heritage. Nottingham Forest FC is one of the oldest football clubs, and manager Brian Clough is a beloved legend in the city. If you like racing and betting, there are both horseracing and greyhound racing tracks. Or, for snowsports, there’s the National Ice Centre. Check out our guide to Nottingham's sports venues for more information.
Nottingham’s Market Square is the beating heart of the city and one of the most picturesque squares in Europe, a beautifully airy space home to tons of bustling shops and the best bars and restaurants. Many of Nottingham’s attractions are in the area including the unmissable Council House, the Playhouse and the fascinating Sky Mirror for unique views of the sky.
Shop till you drop
Nottingham is a city all about style, and that means it’s a top shopping destination. Head to the Flying Horse Walk Shopping Centre for boutiques, designer brands and little hidden gems that are sure to surprise you. Intu Victoria and Broadmarsh are popular for all your favourite high street brands and big names, so there really is something for everyone.
Discover Nottingham's history
Nottingham has a fascinating history, making its attractions well worth exploring. Walk in the steps of Robin Hood through Sherwood Forest and visiting the Robin Hood Statue or explore Nottingham’s historical castle and the City of Caves hidden below the city. Check out the beautiful Wollaton Hall, National Justice Museum and even the National Ice Centre for snowsports fans. Check out our guide to Nottingham's attractions.