With its amazing nightlife and Welsh charm, Cardiff is a popular hen do destination. But where do you start? This classic hen weekend itinerary has been designed to include everything you need for the iconic British hen do experience, but with a fun Welsh twist. There’s everything from partying to pampering and even a couple of great excuses to get active.
Stay: 2 nights at Clayton Hotel
Clayton Hotel is a modern 4-star hotel with comfortable rooms. It’s located in the city centre, 3 minutes’ walk from Cardiff Central station surrounded by popular bars and restaurants, making it the perfect base for all your nightlife and daytime activities.
Day 1: Friday night
Do: cocktail making with tapas
Experience the vibrant Latin American spirit in this fun cocktail making masterclass. Get to know or catch up with the girls as a professional mixologist shows you how to create two of your own cocktails each. You’ll each get a delicious tapas dish to try with plenty of options.
Drink: guest list entry at Dirty Martini
Love a good martini? You’ll be on the guest list at the stylish cocktail bar, Dirty Martini. It’s the kind of place that’ll make you feel glamorous as you sip on a delicious blood orange and vanilla martini. There’s more to it than just martinis though, with a huge menu including frozen cocktails like daiquiris and margaritas.
Day 2: Saturday morning
Do: Welsh games
Get ready for a day of laughs and crazy Welsh games. Sweat out the hangover with fun and unique It’s a Knockout-style games and challenges inspired by hilarious Welsh stereotypes. Hold on for your life in rodeo-style sheep shenanigans, race around the assault course as drunk dragons or compete in a leek (yes, the vegetable) duel.
Day 2: Saturday afternoon
Relax: pampering & afternoon tea
Take the afternoon to relax at the award-winning St David’s Spa before your big night out. Choose a treatment from massages and facials to manicures and salt and oil scrubs, and enjoy the use of the spa’s relaxation pools and sauna. You can also have either lunch or afternoon tea included so you can truly chill out and recharge.
Day 2: Saturday night
Do: boat party
Party the night away and take in the sights from Cardiff Bay on a lively booze cruise, popular with hen dos. You’ll have hot dogs, snacks and drinks from the bar as you set sail, with a soundtrack of top tunes to get you all up on your feet dancing under the stars.
Drink: booth & drinks package at Tiger Tiger
For the ultimate party atmosphere, head over to clubbing favourite, Tiger Tiger. Step inside, and you’ll find a tropical Tiki paradise, opulent decor, retro lights and plush booths. You’ll have your own private booth area and a drinks package with the choice of cocktails, prosecco or wine for you and the girls to share.
Day 3: Sunday morning
Do: Cardiff treasure hunt
Before you leave, why not experience Cardiff in a uniquely refreshing way? Race around the city completing quizzes and photo challenges in a fun, hen-themed treasure hunt. Uncovering the city’s secrets and landmarks is thirsty work, so be sure to stop off at bars or pubs to check your answers.
This classic Cardiff hen weekend itinerary includes some of the most popular activities based on ratings and reviews from real hens like you, with minimal travel time. For more ideas on how to plan an unforgettable, stress-free hen weekend or to add a little something extra, check out our Cardiff hen activities and get inspired.