Thanks to its Welsh charm, non-stop party vibes and ongoing reputation of being an adventure playground (suitable for the biggest of kids) it's no wonder the Welsh capital of Cardiff is a popular destination for stag weekends. Home to an eclectic mix of old-world pubs and stylish bars, a bustling waterfront promenade and an inner city White Water Rafting course, there’s a little something here for everyone. Better yet, most of the cities main attractions are all within walking distance which, in short, means bye-bye cabs, hello expanding beer kitty.
Thanks to its Welsh charm, non-stop party vibes and ongoing reputation for offering adventurous activities right in the heart of the city, it's no wonder the Welsh capital of Cardiff is a popular destination for hen do's. Home to an eclectic mix of classy bars, raucous nightclubs and suave restaurants Cardiff is the perfect destination for a hen do bursting with fun, frivolity and style. Better yet, most of the cities main attractions are all within walking distance which, in short, means bye-bye cabs, hello expanding cocktail kitty. Here are the highlights of choosing Cardiff as the destination for your hen weekend.
Welcome to Cardiff
Wet and wild watersports
Kayaking, coasteering, and white water rafting are just some of the epic watersports available in and around the city so if your stags can handle championship-quality rapids, thrill-seeking cliff jumps and adrenaline-fueled gorge scrambling then you’re in for a real treat. Get ready to slide into a wetsuit and take to the water.
When it comes to dining in the city, you’ve got the luxury of Cardiff Bay - a modern development home to some of the best bars, restaurants and shops in town. This pedestrianised area is home to familiar eateries alongside independent steakhouses and Italian wine bars. Get ready for a meal with a view!
From daytime drinking to late night clubbing, Cardiff has it all and, thanks to the cities compact size, bar crawls are all the rage. For casual drinks with a view make your way to Mermaid Quay, for a trendy tipple check out The Friary, if you’re after branded pubs and party clubs take over St Mary’s Street or for a spot of live music check out Ten Feet Tall in the Castle Area. For the ultimate night out, we recommend a bar crawl stopping off at all four locations. Check out our guide to Cardiff nightspots for more inspiration.
Rugby fan or not, the Principality Stadium (former Millenium Stadium) has to be on your Cardiff stag to-do list. Built-in 1999 to host the Rugby World Cup the stadium draws in large crowds throughout the year and tickets to a game provide the perfect opportunity to soak up the local sporting culture and is a tried and tested way to recover from a hangover. Don't worry if you can't make a game day, Principality Stadium tours are also available.
Wet and wild watersports
Ready to gather the girls and take to the water for an epic day of adventure? If so, look no further than the Cardiff International Water Centre, a man-made whitewater rapids course right in the heart of the city. If you’re more of a coasteerer, canyoner or kayaker, head out to the surrounding countryside and get ready to paddle your way upstream, plunge into pools and scramble across cliffs!
From daytime drinking to late night clubbing, this city has it all and, thanks to Cardiff’s compact size, hopping from one bar to the next couldn’t be simpler. If you’re after a trendy tipple make your way over to The Friary, if its casual drinks you’re after take the girls to Mermaid Quay or to dance the night away pay a visit to the popular party clubs that line St Mary’s Street. For the ultimate hen night, try visit all areas!
Shop till you drop
Home to shopping malls, designer labels and quirky markets to boot, Cardiff is a popular city (recently named the 6th best shopping destination in the UK) for a spot of shopping. Spend a day hunting for bargains at the Queens Arcade, sampling local products at Cardiff Market, and browsing designer labels at St David’s Shopping Centre.
Ready to celebrate in style? We’re always on hand with plenty of stag party ideas so whether you’re looking for an action-packed day in the capital or a long weekend soaking up the sights and sounds of Cardiff, you’re set to have a memorable time. Get ready for the best restaurants, bars, clubs and excursions, and you’ll be ready for Cardiff.
Ready to celebrate in style? We’re always on hand with plenty of hen party ideas so whether you’re looking for an action-packed day in the capital or a long weekend soaking up the best bars, shops and restaurants in Cardiff, you’re set to have a memorable time. Get ready for the ultimate city-based hen weekend in Cardiff!