If you’re looking for a UK hen do destination to celebrate your last night of freedom, look no further. As one of the most popular places to go for a hen weekend, the capital city of Wales offers a huge choice of cocktail bars and clubs, plenty of hen party activities, gorgeous green spaces to relax in and endless shop-lined streets for you to peruse and treat yourself.
Whatever the size of your hen group, and however much you’ve got to spend, a hen do in Cardiff promises a good time. Start the morning with a relaxing walk around the city before refuelling with some cocktails over lunch. If you’re looking for adventure, there’s plenty of water sports to try your hand at, or you could release a little friendly competition at one of the local escape rooms.
In the evening, get glammed up before exploring the area’s legendary nightlife. From luxury dinner reservations and guest list entry to butlers in the buff and private dance classes, you really won’t want your evening to end. On your list, you need to have Dirty Martini, The Bootlegger and The Dead Canary. If staying in is more your thing, there’s lots of incredible hen party accommodation dotted all over Cardiff city too.
Easily accessible from all over, Cardiff can be reached by train, plane and car. Once here, it’s also really easy to get around – even when wearing your 6-inch killer heels. Taxis and buses are frequent and carry on throughout the night, so you don’t need to worry about missing out on anything.
Looking for a classy hen party activity? A Nude Life drawing class in Cardiff’s city centre is just the thing. Your private session will begin with a few drinking games to get the party started, before your personal model gets into position. There’s even an option to get your bride-to-be involved and you might just walk away with a few new drawing skills. See, a hen do in Cardiff is practically educational.
Afternoon tea with champagne
Ladies, if you think planning a hen party in Cardiff was hard, just imagine how your bride feels about planning the big day. A luxury pamper session always goes down a treat and when there’s fizz involved, it’s always a win. Book a few add-on treatments, put the world to right in the sauna and for a moment, just close your eyes and relax.
Yoga and Brunch
Revitalise and nourish your body and soul with a yoga hen party session tailored to your hens, then enjoy your state of bliss with a delicious brunch. This isn’t just any old brunch though. Adorned with grazing platters, hot breads, fruits, meats and pastries – as well as a few bottles of the good old stuff – you have all the time in the world to catch up, discuss the wedding and feast on the best brunch platters in the city – which can be catered for vegetarian and vegan hens too.
We challenge you to find us anything better than grabbing all your besties together and drinking gin. So why not book a gin masterclass for your Cardiff hen do? Led by a professional, you’ll get to sip on spirits, get creative with flavours and, of course, pretend you can really tell the difference between pink peppercorns and juniper berries. We know the truth…
You might have tried traditional yoga… but wait until you’ve tried a yoga class alongside your favourite disco tunes. You see, in this yoga hen party, our glamorous and fun yoga expert Helen will lead a truly fabulous experience where you get to flow, dance and have fun with your besties while listening to the greatest party tunes. All you need to do is pile on the glitter until you sparkle like a mirrored ball, don your sequins and spandex if you fancy it and bring all your friends together to bend and stretch in time with a glorious mix of disco music.
Flower crown making
Want something to take home from your hen weekend in Cardiff? Sure, you’ve already got that guy’s number from last night – but this memory should last a little longer. With a flower crown workshop, you get to make your very own floral headpiece from gorgeous foliage, ribbons, accessories and more. This is definitely worth an Instagram pic.
A BBC Masterchef finalist, Ben crafts blow-your-mind fine-dining menus. Tailored to your hen party, his modern British and European dishes have nods to Japanese and Indian cuisine and the stamp of approval from Times food critic Kate Spicer and Evening Standard’s Charles Campion. He’s even cooked for Lily Allen. Yes. Lily Allen. And now, he could be cooking for you for one night only…
Hen party DJ
Take your pre-drinks or evening in to the next level. Internationally, Liv has been a regular fixture across the whole of the Middle East – from Jordan to Oman, Dubai to Qatar, Abu Dhabi to Bahrain – playing to packed audiences on Barasti Beach and Iris on the F1 track, as well as co-headlining the likes of Jasna Winter Music Festival Slovakia, Pikes Ibiza, Miami Beach, Insomnia Berlin, and Venice Carnival! That’s not all as she’s also supported the likes of Crazy P, D Ramirez, Jody Wisternoff and Nick Grimshaw from Radio 1. She certainly knows how to throw a party or two and is a great addition to hen parties of all sizes.
If we asked you to name two of your bride’s favourite things, we’re pretty sure that chocolate would be up there. And, even if it’s not, after this award-winning hen party chocolate making masterclass with chef Ben it definitely will be. Under his careful eye, you’ll learn how to create the very finest artisan truffles for a life of dinner party favours, fabulous gifts and just some general pure self-indulgence. It’s the ultimate activity for a memorable hen party weekend.
Just picture it now. The sun’s basking on your shoulders, the coolbox is filled with chilled Prosecco, and you’ve got all your hens on a private rented boat. Okay, it might not be Marbella. But who needs that when you’re on a Cardiff boat cruise?! Don’t worry if you spot a bar or restaurant you like the look of too. If you ask nicely, the Captain is sure to stop…