Red7 , January 28, 2016
Give yourself a pat on the back. Your best mate has pulled off their romantic proposal like a true gent and they’re hauling in the likes from adoring Facebook friends / stalkers. What’s more, he’s decided that there’s nobody he’d rather have as his best man than yours truly. That’s a top honour and deserves a top stag weekend to celebrate your beautiful bromance before the wedding comes around.
We’ve put together a list of alternative stag ideas to get your creative juices flowing so you don’t just end up down the bowling alley slipping mini vodkas into your Slush Puppies.
Take the lads on tour with a session on the beer bike, and bring the bar with you! The bar on wheels which you can pedal around a city of your choice lets you take in the sights and take in some pints at the same time.
Get down the farm, slap on the flat cap and battle it out to be crowned the King of Cheddar with the West Country Games stag do. This agricultural Olympiad features the cider bungee, inflatable pitchfork fencing, welly wanging and a celebratory cider or two.
Relax with your rod in hand on a deep sea fishing excursion. Make no mist-hake, you cod not think of a better oppor-tuna-ty to sooth that lingering hangover haddock with a shrimp-le afternoon out at sea.
No stag is complete without some pole based action, so strap yourself into the Human Foosball Table and become a sideways Shearer as you and your team sidestep your way to glory.
If you’ve ever played one of those rally simulators and wondered why you need the co-driver, this is it. One person at the wheel, the other shouting over the squeal of tyres as the driver can’t see a thing.
Get back to nature, just like a real stag, with a day in the wild. The canyoning stag do sees you tackling narrow gorges, dramatic drops and rushing water like Bear Grylls himself.
A favourite stag activity for over 600 years, the Medieval Banquet gives you the perfect opportunity to dress, eat and party like its 1399. Magicians, Jugglers and Flagons of Mead make this a brilliant night for every guest.
Appreciate your pints even more with this grown up school trip. During the tour, you can get to know how the drink is made, the history of it and as any good brewery tour should, you’ll get to taste the beverage too.
We’ve all seen the show, now you can bet on it with a head to head challenge to see who can eat the most in an hour.
A secret favourite of stags everywhere, Oil Wrestling is an experience that you can’t get away with on any other occasion. Watch on as gorgeous women wrestle in a variety of substances ranging from oil to mud. No further explanation needed really!
With your activities and location in the bag, you’ll want to think about some accommodation. Hotel? Hardly. Apartment? Average. Castle? One hundred times yes. The ultimate choice for a weekend of being treated like kings.
If capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, isn’t on your radar yet it definitely should be. Bargain flights, brilliant booze, buzzing nightlife and banging activities make this a destination that has it all. Snowmobiles, meat pancakes, underground clubs and a bit of culture should keep everyone happy.
Pretend you’re in a Top Gear road trip special at the wheel of a proper hard core 4×4. See more of the world than your standard stag, who’s stuck in a pub as you drive through thick forests and over tough terrain to remote waterfalls and wild landscapes.
There’s no better way to party than on board a boat with your boys and a bar. Tailored options mean you can visit private beaches, take a barbecue break and sort some sweet activities on the boat and in the water.
If you’re looking for a truly alternative stag weekend, Iceland should definitely be on your list. Poles are apart from standard stags; Reykjavik’s offering of incredible nightlife and damn right pornographic scenery provides city wide pub crawling, white water rafting and ice climbing like a Game of Thrones baddie.