If you want a mix of great sporting endeavour and huge laughs then the Welsh Games ticks all the boxes (with an additional stitch up for the groom). Bubble Football is another big hitter for Cardiff stags. If you want something a bit different then take the lads up a creek without a paddle for some White Water Rafting.
Best Bars in Cardiff
Soda Bar - Many great nights out in Cardiff start with a visit to the Soda Bar. Big sounds, big drinks, big nights!
Retro - If you love the 90’s then retro is a perfect Oasis with a Blur of great sounds (see what we did there?). A superb venue we highly recommend.
Ten Mill Lane - A quirky, cool and relaxed vibe that stays open until 6am to stay pace with the most dedicated party folk.
July - Cardiff Comedy Festival. The UK’s best comics will be playin’ for laughs.
July - Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival. Enjoy a taste of Cardiff. Free entry.
August - Classic Car & Boat Rally. Classic cars and boats from every era take centre stage.
August - The Big Weekend. Cardiff’s biggest music event with global acts.
Where to Head...
You’ll find plenty of action in the city centre, Mill Lane is a strip of great clubs and bars. St David’s Street is another hub for top nights out. For a quieter and slightly trendier setting Cardiff Bay is well worth a visit, with bars, clubs and restaurants.
Roald Dahl Plass - If you’re looking for somewhere the lads can rest their weary hangovers then Roald Dahl Pass is a "tidy" stretch along the waterfront.
The Millennium Stadium is a fairly imposing sight for sports fans, while music fans can pay homage at Spillers, the world’s oldest record store.
Cardiff has more sunlight per year than Milan. But also, slightly more rain.
Cardiff is home to the world’s oldest record shop (Spillers).
Wales has over 400 castles.
Marconi’s first radio transmission was in Wales (there is no truth in the rumour that it was a Tom Jones’ song "Huh!").
A Taste of Cardiff
Eats - Giovannis is the kind of Italian that will make you a pasta you can’t refuse. Situated close to plenty of great bars this is a superb place to set yourselves up for a great night out with fantastic authentic Italian cooking.
Drinks - If you were only to sample one pint in Cardiff then we’d recommend you make it a Pipes Beer. This local brew is well worth crossing the bridge for and the Smoked Lager is of particular note.
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Cardiff
Ways to get around are slightly limited in Cardiff with only buses and taxis available. However the great news is everything in the city centre is with easy walking distance so all you really need is Shanks’s pony.
The quickest routes (M6, M5 M4) will all eventually lead you onto the M4. The capital can be accessed via 3 junctions off the M4 so even if the lads singing to their new 1D CD causes you to miss the first one you have two more to save you before the Best Song Ever comes on
Cardiff Central is the largest station. Direct trains operate to most major cities, London trains leave Paddington every 30 mins, with a two hour journey.
There are regular flights to Cardiff Airport from most UK airports. Getting to the city is a quick hop by taxi, train or bus.
"Os gwelwch yn dda" - Please
"Diolch" - Thanks
"Moron" - Carrot
"Peint os gwelwch yn dda." - A pint please.
"Mwy cwrw os gwelwch yn dda." - More beers please.
"Mae ein cyfaill yn y ffrog , mae'n priodi." - Our friend in the dress, he's getting married.
"Ydym, yr ydym yn synnu hefyd." - Yes, we were surprised too.
"Nid oes digon o llafariaid yn eich iaith!" - There aren't enough vowels in your language!
like its 1929!"
Doctor Who & Torchwood are filmed in Cardiff.
Chasing the dragon in the Welsh capital
You’d be hard pressed to find a location more suited than a Cardiff stag do experience despite being Europe’s youngest capital. In fact, we really couldn’t have planned a city any better for the occasion ourselves (and planning is what we do!). Culture and entertainment sit side by side in this rocking metropolis, with a full complement of great nights out and action packed activities with plenty of scenery that most gentlemen on a night out will like the look of. With great accommodation putting you in the heart of the capital’s electric atmosphere, and a mere stone’s throw from the classy waterfront of the Bay, we’re ready to help you get the most out of your Cardiff stag weekend. Send a brief now.
Why a Cardiff stag do?
Cardiff is home to Spillers the world's oldest record store which opened in 1894.
Cited as one of the UK’s top ten destinations, if you’re seeking the perfect city to play host, a Cardiff stag weekend certainly holds its own as one of the front runners. It's a vibrant party scene by night and an adventure playground by day. For the thrill seekers among you the facilities for outdoor pursuits really are second to none, with rapids and rally tracks ready to test even the strongest of nerves. For those planning to take full advantage of the fantastic nightlife on offer, we have a range of hotels across the ratings that place you right in amongst the action.
In short, however diverse the tastes of your group, and whatever the budget, a stag do in Cardiff will tick all the right boxes.
How to get to the city...
Several convenient transport links serve the Welsh capital, so getting to your Cardiff stag do really couldn’t be easier. Situated along the M4 corridor, the premier city is certainly accessible by road. Rail is a great alternative, with the country’s largest railway station located right in the city centre. If travelling by air is more your style then the city even has its own airport! ( See flights here).
When’s the best time to visit Cardiff?
Cardiff is a city that never sleeps, so from the height of summer to the depths of winter there’s always something going on. High season showcases the best of the capital’s established music scene, while world renowned sporting venues see die-hard fans flocking to support their teams in even the most unseasonable of conditions.
Where to be in Cardiff?
It’s no secret that the city centre is the place to be if you want to make the most of Cardiff’s fantastic party atmosphere. But venture a little further afield and you may be surprised at just how much the Capital has to offer. Add a spot of culture to your Cardiff stag weekends with a trip to Cardiff Castle, or take in some stunning valley views along the Taff Trail. Head five minutes out of the city to Cardiff Bay and relax by the waterfront at one of the stylish Mermaid Quay’s many bars, cafes and restaurants. When it’s time to sleep, we have a great selection of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels available across the city, but the Capital’s popularity means these do get booked up very quickly. To ensure the accommodation of your choice we really do strongly advise booking as early as possible.
Cardiff has more hours of sunlight than Milan.
Lights, camera... action stations!
Steeped in sporting history and home to an array of both national and international events, Cardiff has been afforded the title of European Capital of Sport 2014. So where better to try out some of the best of our action-packed activities? Have a go at a few of the more extreme options a Cardiff stag do could bring. White water rafting, hydrospeeding and canyoning are sure fire ways to get the adrenaline pumping. If you’re looking for something a little more run-of-the-mill, why not be true to the city and try out some 5 a side, or if you’re a fan of the man’s game rather than the beautiful game, spend an afternoon watching one of the most physically demanding sports around? From clay shooting to kite surfing, cocktail mixing to quad biking, or even a simple day on the golf course, we’ve got a huge range of activities to make sure a stag do in Cardiff will be the stuff of legends!
On the money
Variety is, as they say, the spice of life and it’s a sentiment that Cardiff lives by. Activity, entertainment or accommodation, the choice is vast, so a Cardiff stag do is sure to provide something to suit every pocket. From the bustling city centre to chic waterfront dining, and everything located conveniently in-between, we’ll help you to create the perfect weekend to a budget that works for your entire group.
What to do next?
If you think the city fits the bill and are interested in holding your stag do in Cardiff, have a browse of our website for the kind of packages available. See any ideas you’d like added? Send us a stag weekend brief. Our friendly team will provide you with no obligation ideas for a variety of Cardiff stag weekend programmes to fit your budget and individual requirements.