Wales’s capital city may be small, but it’s perfectly formed for a legendary stag do or hen party. Thrumming with club nights, swish bars and shopping opportunities, Cardiff is a modern city that’s up for a wild party.
Comedy & Clubbing
Let’s get your nightlife sorted first. Cardiff has an array of entertainment on offer, with something for every taste. For starters there are several comedy clubs offering big name acts and rising stars – try The Glee Club for the stars and the Chapter Arts Centre for the newbies.
Cardiff is packed with restaurants, and whether you want a curry or a bistro bite, you’ll find it. The mismatched china cups and saucers and vintage style of the Pettigrew Tearooms offer the perfect refined atmosphere for an afternoon cuppa, and Chapel 1877 on Churchill Way, a beautiful converted chapel with a bar and a restaurant, is the perfect place to start your hen off on her big night.
The clubbing scene in Cardiff is raucous and big, with plenty of venues pumping out dance anthems, like the ever-reliable Evolution, Cardiff’s largest club, where you have to be bling to get in. Or up for something more grungy? Cardiff’s Metro club is a sweaty heaving mass of alternative types bouncing away to rock, punk, ska and indie.
But with so much on offer, you can let the night take you where it will – just wander down St Mary Street and follow the nearest hen party for some party beats.
Whiskey & White Water
Cardiff is within easy reach of the beautiful Welsh coast and countryside, and there’s no shortage of thrills on offer for your stag weekend or hen party. You can try out abseiling or coasteering, or indulge in a spot of whiskey tasting for the more sedentary stag.
The Olympics swept through Cardiff in a blaze of glory, leaving behind some fantastic sporting facilities – try the Cardiff International White Water Centre with its canoe slalom for some wet ‘n’ wild fun.
And did you know that Cardiff is the official home of Doctor Who? Not only is the series filmed on location here, but there’s a Doctor Who Experience where your stag party can indulge its geeky side with a ride in the Tardis.
Cardiff is a party town, and top of the list for stag weekends and hen weekends that will leave you reeling ‘til the big day.