Hens Guide in Cardiff
Why Celebrate in Cardiff?
'Go big or go home’ is a phrase that was basically made for hen parties, and what could be bigger than opting for the capital of Wales to make your bride to be’s hen do one to truly remember?
Glamourous and full of things to do and places to see, you can’t get bored while you’re exploring Cardiff – especially if you’re exploring it with a group of exciting girls!
When hen parties from far and wide venture to have a Cardiff hen weekend, one-word springs to mind after their experience – active. The whole city oozes an atmosphere of active, bustling energy that’s infectious for big groups. The culture is raring to go, the place is bursting at the seams with outdoor, indoor, relaxing and adrenaline pumping activities and the nightlife is something you’d have to see to believe.
Top Sight-Seeing Spots:
- Cardiff Bay
- Millennium Stadium
- Nation Museum
NoFit State Circus
Guide to Cardiff Nightlife
Where do we start with a guide to the capital’s night time antics? Cardiff nightlife is renowned across the UK for being one of a kind, and offers pretty much everything you’ll need to make the hen night one to remember. Whether you’re yearning for a few cocktails at a stunning bar, or you’d rather dance the night away in a huge, central nightclub, Cardiff gives the rest of the UK a run for their money as they’ve built a night time empire over the years.
The heart of Cardiff’s nightlife scene, you’re bound to find somewhere to wet your whistle in the abundance of bars around the West End area of the capital. Just as glamorous as London’s West End, you can dive into sophisticated bars, sip a cocktail or two in some stunning outdoor venues (weather permitting of course) or stay as late as 6am in some of the more hardcore bars and nightclubs.
New and approved over the last few years, Greyfriars adds a little glitz and Glam to the city centre – literally! It’s also the top district of Cardiff to go if you’re looking for late night excursions, as its home to some of the biggest nightclub names across the UK, so you’re guaranteed a quality hen night out.
The Castle Quarter in Cardiff takes the capital out of the dark ages and puts a spring back in the city’s step, offering a ton of trendy bars and independent watering holes that my just become your new favourite spot to drink.
Shopping in Cardiff
Whenever you visit a capital, there’s one thing that can be guaranteed while you’re there…fabulous shopping experiences! It’s basically Cardiff’s job to be the master of shopping, and oh boy does it live up to the task. Just like the nightlife, Cardiff offers up an eclectic mix of high street shops, independent wonders and quirky holes in the wall that you won’t find anywhere else. If you have a spare bit of time in your busy hen do agenda, we highly suggest treating yourself to some retail therapy in this Welsh speaking beauty.
For an easy shopping experience with everything you need all in one place, the huge St David’s shopping centre is the place for you. Some major stores live in this big glass centre, so you’re bound to kill a few hours walking, buying and chatting about the wedding plans to come. In juxta-position of the new and shiny shopping centre, Cardiff Market is all about vintage finds and some amazing, old school Victorian arcades.
Occupy Your Days
If you’ve been on a few hen parties in your lifetime, you’ll already know the classic go to activities that are usually thrown into a hen weekend to get the bride to be laughing. But what about the new stuff? The experiences that will make your hen’s jaw drop and give the girls something to remember? If you want to hit the last night of freedom right out of the park, add an escape rooms hen party in Cardiff to the agenda. Trapped in a themed room, your group will have to work together to find clues, work out puzzles and escape before the time runs out! As well as being tons of unique fun, it’s a fab ice breaker for a group that might not be familiar yet.
Cheeky & Fun!
We reckon the best way to make the hen do one to remember for any bride to be is by chucking in an activity that she’ll never expect, and one that might push her slightly out of her comfort zone. If you’re on the same wave length, a pole dancing hen party in Cardiff is a good pick for a big of light-hearted fun. With a dance instructor on hand to show you the moves (on and off the pole) and your friends surrounding you, what could be more fun than a cheeky little dance routine that the budding bride could take home to impress the soon to be hubby?
White Knuckle Adrenaline
Are you planning a hen do for an adrenaline loving hen? Cater to her needs and enjoy an exhilarating quad biking hen party down in Cardiff. Stray away from the generic hen parties and rip up some terrain in these powerful quads, all in an adrenaline pumping experience that all the girls can sink their teeth into. Whether you’re an avid driver or you’ve never sat on a quad bike in your life, you’re sure to feel the rush while you skid around corners in the impressive Cardiff scenery.