When it comes to stag party ideas, lots of guys don’t look beyond the usual lad favourites of pub crawls and boozy weekends away. However, the new style stag do is way more exciting than spending hours staring into a glass then having only hazy memories of the event the next morning. From sporting activities and cool experiences to unusual trips and tours, these stag do ideas will set you up for a unique stag party you’ll definitely remember.
Trips and tours that give you and your guys new experiences to share are great stag party ideas. If you fancy discovering a side of London that you might never see, how about descending into one of the capital’s disused underground stations. These Hidden London tours from London Transport Museum sell-out super quickly so get yourself on the mailing list for advance notice of new dates.
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If you’re in London and fancy pitting your wits against a treasure hunt for tech heads, hit The Secret City for a real challenge. This trail sends clues to your phone so you can compete against each other (and it even includes refreshment stops!). The Secret City also offers tours in Harrogate, York and even NYC.
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For sports fans, going behind the scenes is just as cool as watching a match or bagging tickets for a hot event. Most stadiums and sports grounds offer great tours where you can access all areas and snap yourself in dressing rooms and on pitches too.
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Foodies are spoilt for choice when it comes to stag dos. Lots of cities offer amazing foodie experiences that take you to the best restaurants and markets with lots of tastings along the way. In London, the Borough Market tour includes specially arranged tasting sessions and even a tutored wine tasting.
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Outdoor pursuits are a fab idea for an alternative stag do. Clay pigeon shooting, high ropes courses and quad bike courses are all a lot of fun and give you a day in the great outdoors before you enjoy a huge meal in the evening. Go Ape offers fantastic forest adventures including treetop adventures and Segway experiences in brilliant locations across the UK.
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If you’re an animal lover, then why not treat yourself with an experience unlike any other for your stag do. Woburn Safari Park offers ‘meet the animal’ experiences and VIP experiences including Big Cat Breakfasts, Elephant Encounters and you can even become a keeper for the day.
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There’s absolutely nothing to stop you using your stag do as an opportunity to unwind and relax. Hire a boat and take a laid-back river trip complete with gourmet picnic and just let the world float by.
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For a real challenge, why not sign yourselves up for an endurance event? Action Challenge run charity endurance events just about everywhere but you can take on an impressive challenge here in the UK. 100km or 50km events will push you to your limit but with some training and your best mates by your side, what could be better?
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There’s nothing wrong with admitting that you love Bake Off as much as your partner so why not hone those culinary skills on your stag do? There are fantastic cookery schools all over the UK that will teach you everything from basic bakes to gourmet recipes and some are even run by famous chefs and Bake Off stars.
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Lastly, what could be better than creating a stag do that’s perfect for the stag in question? You know your friend so create your own itinerary that includes everything the stag will love. This option might not be as easy as booking something ‘off the shelf’ but it will be the ultimate unique stag do that gives the lucky stag everything he could want in the company of his best mates.
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