Cardiff Hen Weekends

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Cardiff has been busy. While the English have been smugly thinking they've got the British thing all sewn up, she's emerged as Europe's newest city beauty, with a fresh look and some surprisingly chic accessories... Quickly gaining a reputation as one of the coolest cities in the UK, so it's no surprise that hen weekends in Cardiff are becoming more popular! The City boasts a vast and varied selection of shops, from high-fashion boutiques to all the major names in high street shopping. At night, Cardiff Bay provides an excellent place to enjoy a meal or glass of wine. Accessible by water taxi to the city centre, it's the perfect place to start your hen party in Cardiff. Try the Welsh Capital for your pre nuptials; if it's good enough for Ms Church, we're sure you won't be disappointed!
Cardiff Special Offers
Half price hen on a group of 15 or more
Hen goes FREE on a group of 20 or more

Offers subject to full packages which must include at least two nights’ accommodation and minimum of one activity or nightlife option
 

Interesting facts about Cardiff

 
 

POPULATION

324,800 

LANGUAGE

English, Welsh 

AVG SUMMER TEMP

18C 

AVG WINTER TEMP

5C 

COST OF A WINE

£3.85

 
Getting around Cardiff
 
 

Getting around Cardiff

Cardiff as a city is relatively compact, with the majority of the attractions, shops, restaurants and bars all within a few minutes of each other. Making it easy to get around on foot. In fact you could go the whole weekend with using any public transport, but here at Maximise we think this is pretty unlikely, especially after a night out! So here’s the low down on all the best ways to travel around Cardiff on your hen weekend. Okay so it’s not a limo, but you do have your own personal driver. Cardiff’s bus service, is quick, reliable and cheap, with extensive routes and services running every few minutes. You’ll never be too far from a taxi rank on your hen do. The taxis are all on a metre, and because Cardiff is a small city, taxi fares are very reasonably priced. If you're looking for a different way to travel on your hen weekend then hop on board one of the pedal taxis and be transported around the city by some poor bloke on a push bike! Travelling around Cardiff by car is pretty straightforward, but as with any city, congestion can occur at peak times, and parking, although plentiful, can be expensive.

What you need to know about nightlife in Cardiff

Nightlife in Cardiff
 
 

Nightlife in Cardiff

The Welsh capital's nightlife has expanded in recent years to accommodate the growing influx of party goers arriving to have a good time in this vibrant city. It is regularly voted one of the best drinking destinations in the UK, and there's over 40 bars and pubs located around St Mary Street alone. It's situated on the Westside of the city and you'll find every type of bar imaginable with some great deals to be had. Another area in the west end that has some cracking nightlife is Mill Lane, which has a cosmopolitan feel to it. The newest addition is the Brewery quarter development, which practically does what it says on the tin! The east end is the second most popular nightlife area in Cardiff and has seen lots of new bars pop up in recent years. The best areas in the east end include Greyfriars Road and The Friary. The Millennium Stadium is at its busiest when the rugby or football is on, and people flock to the area to bag the best drinking and viewing spots. With over 149 pubs, bars and clubs there's plenty to choose from and tons of places to go, so it’s not surprising that it is one of Maximise's top sellers.

Learn about eating in Cardiff

Eating in Cardiff
 
 

Eating in Cardiff

You'll have no problems finding a good place to eat on your hen weekend in Cardiff. There are some great restaurants all over the city especially in Mill Lane and the Brewery Quarter! Cardiff has over 73 restaurants, not including fast food outlets, so your guaranteed to find something you all like! The Welsh are never ones to let you go hungry and it’s no exception in Cardiff.

Find out how to travel to Cardiff

Getting to Cardiff
 
 

Getting to Cardiff

By Air: Cardiff international airport serves Cardiff and the rest of south, mid and west Wales. It is situated approximately 19km outside the city centre. A taxi from the airport to your centrally located accommodation will cost around £25 per car, alternatively both trains and buses run from the airport into the heart of the city.
By Train: From Paddington Station in London to Cardiff takes just 2 hours by train making it a great alternative to driving, plus it means no one will draw the short straw when deciding who the designated driver is, happy days! Train prices can be surprisingly cheap if you book in advance, so make sure you check a few months ahead of time to find an absolute bargain. Other places with good rail links to Cardiff are are Bristol (50mins), Birmingham (2 hours), Liverpool (3.5 hours), Manchester (3 hours) and Southampton (2.5 hours).
By Car: The major motorway route into Cardiff is the M4, passing across the Severn Bridge. The toll on this bridge is around £5.40 and only cash is accepted so raid those piggy banks girls! If you're coming from the south west of England, head north on the M5 before joining the M4 and continuing on to Cardiff. If you're coming from the North or the Midlands, head for the M50 at junction 8 take the exit on to the M5 then on to the A40 until Monmouth, Take the exit, on to the A449 until Coldra where you will join the M4 to continue onto Cardiff! Travel time from London to Cardiff is approximately 3 hours.

Things to see in Cardiff

Things to see in Cardiff
 
 

Things to see in Cardiff

Welsh International climbing centre: This boasts one of the biggest indoor climbing walls in Europe! It also features an extensive caving system, a fitness suite, bunkhouse accommodation and a sauna and steam room.
Techniquest: A science discovery centre with interactive exhibitions and live demonstrations which makes it a fascinating place to spend some time.
Millennium Centre: An internationally renowned arts centre housing musicals, opera, ballet and dance as well as cafes and art exhibitions.
Cardiff Festival: Every August Cardiff hosts this fantastic festival that celebrates all things welsh! They’re very proud of their heritage! Performances from both classical and pop music genres, food shows, sporting events and much more are featured at the festival. If you’re looking for a great atmosphere on your hen weekend in Cardiff, get yourselves down here pronto!
Winter Wonderland: Running between November to January, the city hall lawn is transformed into a picturesque open air ice rink, so if you're fortunate enough to be on your hen weekend while this is available make sure you pay a visit! It has a great carnival atmosphere and includes a large ferris wheel, candy floss stalls, mulled wine and many great food choices.
Castall Coch: Translated as the 'red castle', this breathtaking fairytale style building was built on the remains of a medieval castle in the 19th century! The surrounding views are stunning and it is a must see while in Cardiff on your hen weekend.

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Reviews

13 May

5 Star Rating
Thank you soooo much for helping me organise a brilliant weekend for my best mate. Everything was so good. The Welsh country games was very funny and perfect for everyone in the group to take part in. The hotel and restaurants were just right. Thanks especially to Zoey at Maximise who put up with us before the weekend. Would definitely recommend Maximise.

01 October

5 Star Rating
Perfect!

13 August

5 Star Rating
Cardiff is a fantastic city with a great party atmosphere!

14 January

4.5 Star Rating
Brilliant location. Cardiff is full of loads of great shops, bars and restaurants and everyone we met was really friendly. Big thanks to Zoey for all her help! It was perfect.

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