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Trying to find a unique Hen Party venue? The CIWW course, located a short drive from Cardiff city centre, offers a range of fun activities with varied levels of adrenaline – from a chilled out Stand Up Paddleboarding session on the flat water to exhilarating White Water Rafting. Choose your adventure and enjoy the perfect Hen Party experience.

For those who can’t choose just one, we offer Hen Party packages with all of our team-based activities included, so you can have a go at Indoor WaveHot DoggingRiver BoardingCanoeing and KayakingFamily Rafting and Gorge Walking.

Hen Party Packages

Make your hen weekend in Cardiff an unforgettable experience by sprucing up exploring all things Wales and diving into the local clubbing culture with some more adrenaline-fuelled hen weekend activities! Sign your bride squad up for a bespoke hen package with CIWW and enjoy a fun mix of exhilarating and chilled out team-based activities.

Kick off the weekend by getting your adrenaline pumping and bonding with a Canoeing and Kayaking course in our excellent paddlesports facilities, which include an Olympic standard white water course and a flat water pool. We offer courses to suit all abilities, delivered by our team of fun and friendly instructors, which will boost your water sports confidence while also leaving plenty of time to hit the town and join into the city’s legendary nightlife afterwards!

On Saturday, you can chase the partying fatigue away and break up your girls’ day out in the city by giving bodyboarding a go with our Indoor Wave sessions – no experience is required, so you can perfect your moves riding the jets of water solo or go alongside a friend without worrying about being in the spotlight at the beach.

Alternatively, if getting a full body workout is on your list of hen weekend ideas, you can combine this with seeing Cardiff from a completely new angle from the flatwater in our Stand Up Paddleboarding sessions. All kit and instruction is supplied, so ladies of all levels and abilities can come and enjoy some time on the water with the world’s fastest growing watersport. And, since we are only a short distance away from Cardiff city centre, you will have plenty of time to get some retail therapy in before another hen night out.

Conclude your hen weekend by putting your paddling skills to the test with our Family Rafting experience. This two-hour adventure will inject some laughs and shrieks into your hen party as you make your way through the twists and turns of the CIWW waves and get a good soaking! Once you’re back on solid ground and dried off, you can also warm up at the on-site café with a cuppa and some delicious snacks before you set off home.

Why Cardiff is one of the best hen do cities in the UK

The vibrant Welsh capital is overflowing with adventure and entertainment, which makes it the ideal spot for a hen weekend. Cardiff seamlessly combines iconic landmarks and unparalleled nightlife with exhilarating hen do activities, so you’ll never lack for hen weekend ideas. Plus, the city is easy to navigate on foot, so you and your ladies will find your way around with zero hassle.

If you fancy a hen do near the beach, Cardiff boasts an ideal location very near the coastline. Why not take a break from more daring experiences with a leisurely stroll alongside the waterfront? Or, if your hen party squad is hungry for adventure, you can add some surfing lessons into the weekend mix.

The ladies would also not be lacking for hen weekend ideas in the vibrant Welsh capital. From retail therapy heaven St. David’s Centre to the little shops and secret treasures hidden amongst the myriad of Victorian style arcades scattered around the city centre, Cardiff offers some of the best shopping opportunities!

Throw some culture in the mix of hen do activities and visit one (or a few!) of the castles within Cardiff, before enjoying the culinary delights which can be found all around the Welsh capital. More active hen parties can also add anything from quad-biking and clay pigeon shooting to their itinerary.

Signing up for a cocktail masterclass is a great way to start the night – it’s a good laugh and you get to consume your delicious creations. If you’d rather someone else make the drinks, you can get great deals in many of the trendy bars in the city centre.

Once you’ve warmed up with you can head into one of the hot night clubs peppered around the heart of Cardiff, where you can show off your moves and boogie into the early hours. If you’re more of a pint girl gang than a wild night crew, you won’t be disappointed either – Cardiff is known as the city with the most pubs per square foot in Britain.

Hen Do Accommodation in Cardiff

For the ultimate hassle-free hen weekend, you can also book your stay at our partner hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, Cardiff Bay. Conveniently located between the bustling Cardiff city centre and the scenic waterfront, the hotel offers 10% off to all guests who’ve booked an activity with us when they quote ‘CIWW’.

The Holiday Inn rooms are spacious enough for big groups like hen parties, so your stay is guaranteed to be a cosy and relaxing! Book your hen weekend accommodation now by calling 029 2044 9000 or emailing Find out more about the hotel at

Talk to us about tailor making an unforgettable Hen Party at CIWW. Call us on 029 2082 9970.