Oxford Stag Weekends

The city of spires is more than just a toff hangout, those in the know are aware of the great nightlife and the huge number of top things to do on a weekend in Oxford. You don't have to be a posh boy to appreciate this city, in fact not falling into that category will allow you to make the most of this top stag do destination. Once you get here you'll quickly realise it's not all gowns and punting in Oxford, as a large part of the community are pretty young it's actually an energetic city offering up some top nights out.

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1. Need a place to stay? No thanks

Holiday Inn Express Kassam Stadium - 3 Star Hotel

This modern 3 star hotel is a 162 bedroom, less than 10 minutes drive to the centre, purpose built hotel offering a fine range of facilities inc. bar and parking facilities. Also full health and leisure facilities, 5 pound entry per person - no treatments available.

What's included?
  • Each room is fully equipped with:
  • An en-suite shower room with power shower and hairdryer
  • Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities
  • Modem point
  • Colour TV with satellite and pay movie channels.
Transfer times

10 minutes drive to the city centre

Room types
  • Twin Room Bed & Breakfast
  • Single Room Bed & Breakfast
Holiday Inn Oxford - 4 Star Hotel

The Holiday Inn Oxford is a contemporary hotel just 3.5 miles from the city centre with free onsite parking. The hotel is less than 5 minutes walk from the Peartree Park and Ride bus service which means you can be in the city centre quickly, easily and cheaply.

With an extensive leisure club, including a 15 metre long indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully equipped gym, this is a great hotel for relaxing. Beauty treatments are also available (to be booked and paid for locally).

The hotel has a stylish lobby bar and its own restaurant. Rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, with all the facilities you'd expect from a good 4 star hotel. You get satellite TV, pay per view films, access to room service, free WiFi and air conditioning.

A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner for its consistently excellent guest reviews, this is a great choice for your trip to historic Oxford.

What's included?
  • Private bathroom
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Mini fridge
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable/satellite TV and pay per view movies
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryer
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free onsite parking
Transfer times

Oxford city centre: 10 to 15 minute drive (3.6 miles) or 15 minute bus ride
Oxford railway station: 10 to 15 minute drive (4.1 miles)
Nearest public transport: park and ride bus, 4 minute walk (0.2 miles)

Room types
  • Twin Room - Bed & Breakfast
Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel - 4 Star Hotel

A contemporary four star property, just half a mile away is Oxford City centre via a pleasant riverside walk, the hotel is decorated and furnished in a classically elegant style. Service is warm and friendly with the extra attention to detail.

Set amongst 40 acres of outstanding parkland with access to the River Thames a place where one can experience the feel of both town and country.
At the Leisure Club there is a comprehensive range of leisure facilities available for your relaxation or exercise, including fully heated indoor pool, state of the art gym facilities, sauna, steam room, spa bath and beauty room.

Room types
  • Single Room - Bed & Breakfast
The Oxford Hotel - Jurys - 4 Star Hotel

Arguably the most exclusive hotel in Oxford. Ideally positioned off the A34, only 10 minutes from the M40 and 2 miles from the centre of Oxford, an exclusive, contemporary and dramatic 4-star luxury property.

An £11 million refurbishment has touched every aspect of the hotel to create 168 designer bedrooms and spacious, comfortable furnishings to complement all short breaks.

The bar and restaurant feature modern lighting, relaxed atmosphere and excellent food. Revitalise yourself during your stay with a visit to the health and leisure club including fitness suite, splash pool and sauna.

What's included?
  • Wireless internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary refreshment trays
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Power shower
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine for the hen or a complimentary bucket of 4 bottled beers for the stag
Room types
  • Twin Room - Bed & Breakfast
  • Single Room - Bed & Breakfast

2. You'll want stuff to do! No thanks

Aerial Adventure Challenge

Be brave and test yourself as you climb high above the ground with various aerial adventures.
Your aim is to complete all seven challenging activities ranging in height from 8 to 16 metres above ground level. Climb your way up the totem poles, free-fall off platforms, scale suspended ladders, leap through the air and balance your teams on platforms before you compete to build the highest structure made of bricks.
This is not for the faint hearted and guarantees a experience full of adrenaline, fear and bravery.

What's included?
  • 7 Aerial Challenges
Duration

3.50 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Axe Throwing

Axe throwing is taking the country by storm and now is available in Oxford. Show who is the most macho and has the skills to be the best as you throw these American Tomahawks at wooden targets with different scoring zones. You will have a practice and competition over different distances.

What's included?
  • American Tomahawks thrown at wooden targets
  • Instuctor
Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

10:00 (not guaranteed)

Bubble Football

Fancy a game of football with a difference? well how about a game of Zorb (Bubble) Football? Dressed in rediculous inflatable outfits which turn you into a sumo and rolly polly star in one, you will have lots of fun trying to navigate the ball, defend the goal and beat your opponents in this fun crazy game. Bubble football is sweeping the country by storm. Be part of this craze for an experience you wont forget.

What's included?
  • One Hour Zorb Football
  • All Equipment
  • Venue Hire
  • Referee
Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Chauffeured Punting and Picnic

Punting is a brilliant way of seeing some of the Oxford sites as well as the lovely Oxfordshire countryside by meandering through the River Cherwell. On this Chauffeured trip you will set off from the boathouse and glide past the famous Botanic Gardens and set off to Christchurch where you can enjoy a picnic lunch before travelling back.

What's included?
  • Punting trip
  • Chauffeur
  • Picnic - Mixed Baguettes, Cake, Kettle chips, savoury pastry and fruit.
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Clay Pigeon Shooting with 14 Clays and Paintball with 100 Balls

A true country sport, real clay shooting, real guns, real shots. Feel the awesome power of the guns as you receive your expert tuition in how to hit those pesky clays! You will also get a session of Paintball with your first 100 balls included. A great day out for the Trigger happy.

What's included?
  • 14 Clays
  • Safety brief
  • Instructor
  • Paintball with 100 Balls (you must purchase at least 100 balls each at £8.50 or 300 for £20 to get the 100 free balls)
Duration

0.50 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Clay Pigeon Shooting with 30 clays

A true country sport, real clay shooting, real guns, real shots. Feel the awesome power of the guns as you receive your expert tuition in how to hit those pesky clays!

What's included?
  • 30 clays
  • Safety brief
  • Instructor
Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery & Quad biking

Experience the best in outside adventure fun with a multi-activity session. Practise your quad bike skills around the custom built track full of lumps, bumps and humps galore. Next aim and hit the bulls eye with an archery session before taking on the traditional country sport of clay pigeon shooting.
This activity includes something for everyone where you can compete against your mates and enjoy some real adventure.

What's included?
  • Quad Biking Session
  • Archery
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting - 14 shots
  • Safety briefing
  • All equipment
Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Clay Pigeon Shooting, Hovercraft & Quad biking

Have a go at a variety of outdoor activities with this multi-activity event.
Quad Biking gives you a chance to show off your skills on the purpose built 750m sports race. Prove to your mates you can master the lumps and bumps set to test your balance and control of these awesome machines. Next loose the wheels and float on air on a miniature hovercraft. Loads of fun and with no brakes, experience the thrill of actually hovering above the ground as you test your skills as you manoeuvre the hovercraft around the circuit. Finally have a go at the true country sport, real clay pigeon shooting. With 12 bore shotguns for the ultimate shooting experience you'll need to master the perfect aim to come out on top.
This activity includes something for everyone guaranteeing everyone has an amazing time.

What's included?
  • Quad Biking session
  • Hovercraft session
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting - 14 shots
  • Safety briefing
  • All equipment
Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Clay Pigeon Shooting, Hovercraft & Rage Buggies

Have a go at a variety of outdoor activities with this multi-activity event.
Rage Buggies gives you a chance to show off your skills on the purpose built sports race. Prove to your mates you can master the lumps and bumps set to test your balance and control of these awesome machines. Next loose the wheels and float on air on a miniature hovercraft. Loads of fun and with no brakes, experience the thrill of actually hovering above the ground as you test your skills as you manoeuvre the hovercraft around the circuit. Finally have a go at the true country sport, real clay pigeon shooting. With 12 bore shotguns for the ultimate shooting experience you'll need to master the perfect aim to come out on top.
This activity includes something for everyone guaranteeing everyone has an amazing time.

What's included?
  • Rage Buggy session
  • Hovercraft session
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting - 14 shots
  • Safety briefing
  • All equipment
Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Full Day Paintball, 100 balls and lunch

Hit the paintball fields with a full day of hard hitting action. We offer the best of both worlds, with woodland and open air scenarios to keep you entertained for hours.
With more games to shake a stick at, friendly and experienced staff and the latest gear, all you need to do is perfect the killer shot.

What's included?
  • Paintball
  • All equipment, overalls, masks
  • 100 balls per person (as long as another 100 at least are purchased pp at £8.50 each)
Duration

6.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

09:30 (not guaranteed)

Honda Pilots

The ultimate off road vehicle. Mid-engined 400cc automatic racing dune buggies. Lots of sliding and sideways action over a challenging purpose built circuit. Fast and furious!!

What's included?
  • Professional Instruction
  • Practice and times Competition
  • Prize for the winner
Transfer times

30 minutes from Oxford

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Hovercrafting

Bored of wheels? Then why not float on air as you drive a miniature hovercraft which are equally at home on land or water. This is guaranteed to be loads of fun, experience the thrill of actually hovering above the ground on a cushion of air. The challenging circuit will test your skills as you try to manoeuvre these unique vehicles.

What's included?
  • Hovercraft session (600cc Hovercrafts)
  • Instructor
  • Safety briefing
Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Interactive Self-run Treasure Hunt

Experience a fun and exciting way to explore a city where everybody will be entertained. Divide your group into teams of 3-5 players and compete to crack the six digit code in the fastest possible time. You'll be exploring the sights of Oxford and seeing the sights while enjoying some light hearted competition along the way. Use SMS technology to send through team names and final answers so there can be no arguments revealing who has finished in first place. Plus, with the benefit of being self run you can enjoy the event whenever suits you.

This treasure hunt is designed around a free mobile app and uses GPS and your mobile data to take you around the city.

Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Outdoor Go Karting Grand Prix

Race against your mates at Oxford Stadium's exciting kart racing circuit. You are provided with everything you need for an action packed session on the karts, including a fully floodlit circuit, high spec Sodi Karts and a computerised timing system.
Put your foot to the metal of the 270cc Honda engines karts and race your way around the track to take the chequered flag.

What's included?
  • Grand Prix Karting
  • Safety briefing & instruction
  • Helmets
  • Gloves
  • Overalls
  • 2 x 20 lap races in our Grand Prix format plus practice
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Quad Bikes and Paintball

Have a go at quad biking that is simple to learn and impossible to master. By using our automatic bikes, you don't need a lengthy brief before you get going. Out onto the course and around our 750m custom built sports race course, you need control and balance. Lumps, bumps and humps galore in this truly extreme sport.

After this, hit the paintball fields with a half day of hard hitting action. We offer the best of both worlds, with woodland and open air scenarios to keep you entertained for hours.
With more games to shake a stick at, friendly and experienced staff and the latest gear, all you need to do is perfect the killer shot.

What's included?
  • Quad Bike Session
  • Paintball with 100 balls (you must purchase a further 100 balls each at least at £8.50 per 100 or £20 per 300)
  • Instructor
Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

10:00 (not guaranteed)

Rage Buggies and Clay Pigeon Shooting

Enjoy a spot of fast paced driving and shoot-em up with rage buggies and clay pigeon shooting.
With real clay shooting, real guns and real shots experience the best this country sport has to offer and then have fun with the off road monsters - rage buggies. Power round the track and compete for the fastest time. This activity combines the best outdoor pursuits available all at the one site.

What's included?
  • Rage Buggies experience
  • Clay Pigeon session
  • Instructor
  • All equipment
Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

3. Food for thought, or to sober you up! No thanks

2 Course Italian Meal with a Drink

Enjoy a fantastic 2 course meal at Pizza Express, a great choice for a special evening out. Choose from a delicious main course and either starter or desert washed down with a choice of drink. A great place to enjoy good food with friends before hitting the bars and clubs of Oxford.

What's included?
  • Table Reservation
  • 2 Course Meal
  • Welcome Drink
Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

19:00 (not guaranteed)

2 Course Latin American Meal

Inspired by the tastes and rhythms of South America, this fresh and exciting restaurant serves delicious food, exciting cocktails, speciality beers and is all about fresh produce and ideas. In the heart of Oxford, this is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner for its consistently excellent customer reviews. The menu is a mouth-watering confusion of native Latin American Indian, Spanish, Portuguese and African influences, so has something for everyone.

Expect a warm welcome, attentive service and a party atmosphere, all set in vibrant, comfortable and relaxed surroundings. This is top choice for a group night out, and the perfect way to kick off your own fiesta.

What's included?
  • Reserved table
  • 2 course meal
Transfer times

Oxford railway station: 8 minute walk (0.4 miles)
Christ Church College: 10 minute walk (0.6 miles)

Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

4. What about some nightlife? No thanks

Comedy Club Entry

This popular comedy club in Oxford is a great place to spend a Saturday evening. You get 3 fantastic circuit comedians, a compare to entertain you and allocated group seating. There's a fully licensed bar on site and when the show finishes, you're on the guest list for entry to a late bar and Wahoo nightclub, so you can carry on the party. There's just no better way to have a laugh with your mates.

Previous acts include Jack Whitehall, Shappi Khorsandi, David O'Doherty, Rich Hall, Ross Noble, Sarah Millican, Richard Herring, Tommy Tiernan, Greg Davies… need we say more? Oh yes, this is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner, reflecting its consistently great reviews. You're in safe hands here, so just relax and enjoy an evening of top entertainment.

What's included?
  • Entry to Glee comedy club
  • Nightclub entry
Transfer times

Oxford railway station: 4 minute walk (0.2 miles)
City centre: 10 minute walk (0.5 miles)

Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

19:15 (not guaranteed)

Late Bar/Club Entry

Excellent intimate late bar/club in Oxford with great djs playing pop music inside and chill out music in the outside smoking area. With a great price on cocktails and a top atmosphere, this really is the place to be. Make sure you get there before 9.45pm to take advantage of reserved seating. Otherwise guest list entry is up until 11pm. There is a queuing system so get there as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

What's included?
  • Reserved Seating (available for 9.45pm latest entry)
  • Guestlist Entry (until 11pm)
Duration

3.00 hours

Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

Priority Nightclub Entry

One of Oxford's leading nightclubs is proud to boast six bars and three dance floors playing the finest house, garage, soul and party music in the city.

What's included?
  • Priority entry
Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

Priority Nightclub Entry Saturday

Oxford's number one nightspot with six bars and three dance floors. This venue plays the finest house, garage, soul and party music in the city. The ideal nightclub for fun-loving groups.

What's included?
  • Priority entry
Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

Private Sunset Picnic Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Thames with a gourmet picnic. A magical experience seeing the sunset over this lovely stretch of water.

The river itself is vibrant and busy with rowers, narrow boats and cruisers all adding to a rich tapestry of colour and activity.

This evening trip offers the finest hospitality that you will find afloat. You will enjoy a generous picnic in the comfortable surroundings of a purpose built river launch.

What's included?
  • 2.5 Hour Cruise
  • Gourmet Picnic - selection of finger sandwiches, scones, jam & cream
  • Half bottle of wine per person.
Duration

2.50 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

18:00 (not guaranteed)

About Oxford

Oxford is clearly best known for its university and although lots of things around the city are geared at the students, most tend to have a universal appeal. The colleges are an interesting insight into the educational heritage of the city and offer some brilliant pieces of architecture. Oxford is undeniably a more sophisticated destination for a stag weekend than other places, but that doesn't mean you can't have a raucous time - this city is used to the infamous Bullingdon Club after all.

The River Cherwell is often a popular spot during the summer and although not quite as famous as Cambridge for punting, it is still a top spot for mucking around on the water and you don't have to be a punt to have a go. Oxford has everything that your average city has, but to make the most of your time here you should experience what makes this place unique. With some top restaurants around you can enjoy some quality food too, before hitting the pubs for a more traditional stag night out on the town with the guys.

Local Tips

Place your bets

Plan a night down at the dogs and enjoy a few beers and a bet.

See the braniacs!

Take a tour of the world famous university which is the oldest in the English-speaking world - fact!

Go sightseeing

Climb to the top of Carfax Tower, it's only 99 steps and offers spectacular views of the city and it's spires.

Activity

Try out the great activity centres for a spot of Buggy racing or 4x4 Off road driving

Pubs

Have a pint in many of the old historic pubs situated around the town.

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