York Stag Weekends

There is a rumour that wherever you are in York, you can always see a pub...  that probably depends on how drunk you are. Chances are, if you've seen inside a few pubs then your vision isn't going to be 20/20. Regardless, a stag weekend in York is a great idea with so many pubs about. Also, located in the heart of the city is York's very own brewery; it feeds the local pubs but more importantly has the ability to fuel your stag party for the entire weekend. The brewery also offers visitor tours which are one of the more popular activities and makes for a gentle start to the day if the night before was a particularly heavy one.

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1. Need a place to stay? No thanks

Fort Boutique Hostel - 2 Star Hostel

Excellent budget boutique accommodation in the centre of York. The complex comprises of Hostel and Apartment style en-suite rooms. The Hostel rooms include morning breakfast.

What's included?
  • 1 x 8 Bed Dorm split into 2 rooms with 4 beds in each
  • Bathroom and kitchen
Room types
  • Twin Room - Room Only
  • Six Share Apartment Self Catering
  • 8 Share Apartment Self Catering
Hotel Ibis - 2 Star Hotel

This hotel in York Centre is only 800 metres from the walls of the medieval city. Easily accessible, the hotel is located close to the railway station and 30 minutes by car from Leeds Bradford Airport. The hotel is ideal for weekend stays offering 91 rooms. Featuring a restaurant, and a bar serving light meals and snacks as well as limited free parking.

What's included?
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Tea & Coffee
Room types
  • Twin Room Bed & Breakfast
3 Star Apartment

Looking for a great city to explore that's a bit closer to home? Located just two hours by train from London, York's rich history, cobbled streets and wealth of tourist attractions make this fun and quaint city a top destination for group holidays.

Rated best value in York, this central aparthotel is adjacent to York Barbican entertainment centre, a venue that hosts great live bands and comedy nights throughout the year. Plus, the apartments are within a 15-minute walk of the city centre and transport links so even if you're a bit bleary eyed from the night before you can still reach York's vibrant culture without too much exertion!

Planning on booking your trip in the heat of the summer? Never fear - this fab pad comes with air conditioning and free Wifi. Plus, with a 32-inch LED flat-screen TV and rainfall showers, you can chill out in style.

If you plan on eating anything other than a late night kebab on your weekend away, there's also a fully equipped self-catering kitchenette, which includes a dishwasher, fridge, twin hob and microwave. You can also enjoy the building's modern lounge area with tea and freshly ground coffee available to perk you up in no time, or hit the gym for extra pep.

What's included?
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Seating Area
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • 2 x bathrooms (1 with walk in shower, 1 with shower over the bath)
  • Heating
  • Sofa & Dining area
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Oven Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Linen/Towels
Transfer times

Approximate transfer times:
York Train Station: 8 minute drive (1.2 miles)
Leeds Bradford Airport: 55 minute drive (33 miles)

Room types
  • Studio Self Catering
  • One bedroom apartment 3 share self catering
  • One bedroom Apartment 4 share
  • Two Bedroom Apartments
Park Inn by Radisson - 3 Star Hotel

This hotel is a vibrant hotel and conference centre located in the centre of York.
Having just completed a £5 million pound investment programme, this established 200 bedroom hotel is now looking better than ever, offering comfortable, modern and stylish accommodation, in a relaxed setting. This is the perfect base for your weekend away.

What's included?
  • Air conditioning
  • Flatscreen 26" digital TV
  • In-house movie channels
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Soundproofed double glazing
  • Modern en-suite bathrooms with drench showers
  • 24 hour room service
  • Wifi accessibility
  • Direct dial telephone with an in-room voice mail facility
  • Complimentary use of inaction health & fitness club
  • In-room safes or safety deposit boxes available via reception
Room types
  • Twin Room - Bed & Breakfast
  • Single Room Bed & Breakfast
Marriott Hotel - 4 Star Hotel

This hotel focuses on what it takes to make your party successful. Enjoy the comfort of one of our rooms, with remote-control cable TV, phones with voice mail and multiple data ports. All rooms are air conditioned.
Ample free car parking and full indoor leisure facilities including heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and gym. Outdoor tennis court.

What's included?
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • Individual climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Safe
  • Trouser press
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Movies/videos, pay-per-view
  • Mini bar
Room types
  • Twin Room - Bed & Breakfast
  • Single Room - Bed & Breakfast
Mercure York - 4 Star Hotel

Relax in Yorkshire countryside at the 18th century Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel, which blends modern amenities with old-world style in a Georgian manor house. The sweeping oak staircase leads to traditionally styled guestrooms. Our new wing features rooms in contemporary style.

What's included?
  • All bedrooms feature a flat-screen TV and complimentary high speed WiFi.
Transfer times

Take a taxi from the taxi rank outside the station.
Approximately £7

Room types
  • Twin/Double Room Bed & Breakfast
Q Hotel Aldwark Manor Golf and Spa - 4 Star Hotel

This stunning hotel is set in 120 acres of parklands. The hotel is situated between Harrogate and York, with 54 individually designed bedrooms, split between the traditional Manor House and the contemporary new wing. For a weekend with a difference, this is idea. The rooms are large and beautifully decorated and the hotel boasts a lovely spa with option of adding on treatments, as well as a 72 par golf course. This delightful property is a must for those that want something special for their Hen, Stag or Birthday weekend.

What's included?
  • En-suite facilities including:
  • Bath and shower
  • Free internet access
  • Trouser press or ironing facilities
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Remote control TV Direct dial telephone
Room types
  • Double/Twin Room Bed & Breakfast
The Best Western Monkbar Hotel - 4 Star Hotel

Set in the heart of York, overlooking the City Walls, this excellent 3 star hotel is a great choice for those wanting to stay in the City centre close to the bars, shops and attractions. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a restaurant and bar. For an enjoyable stay, this is a great option for groups coming to this fabulous destination.

What's included?
  • Courtyard garden or historic city views
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee facilities
Room types
  • Twin/Double Room - Bed & Breakfast
York Racecourse Centre - 4 Star Hostel

This is York's only 4 star group hostel and it offers quality budget accommodation close to York city centre and the racecourse. It is based in a secure and spacious, landscaped setting. With the benefit of free on-site parking, this is a very accessible location for those driving, as it is off one of the main road links into the city. The centre is also on a major bus route so you can be in the city or at the railway station in 15 minutes by bus, or it takes just 5 minutes by taxi.

The centre has a dining room and lounge with digital TV where you can meet up with your friends. You will also get a great hot and cold breakfast buffet every morning. Some bedrooms are ensuite, with additional shower rooms on each floor, whilst others have shared shower rooms and toilets. Rooms are twin bedded, some with purpose built bunks above. Each room has a lockable wardrobe and door, with access to the building via electronic keypad.

This is a hostel with a difference. It offers a great value option, particularly for larger groups, or those who want free parking near the city centre.

What's included?
  • Free on-site parking
  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • Secure room with single beds and/or bunk beds
  • Shared shower facilities (some may be ensuite)
  • Lockable wardrobe
Transfer times

Approximate transfer times:
York railway station: 5 to 10 minute drive (1.6 miles)
York racecourse: 5 minute drive (1.6 miles)
City centre: 10 to 15 minute drive (2 miles)
Nearest public transport: short walk to major bus route, with the city centre a 15 minute bus ride away

Room types
  • 4 Star Hostel Accommodation

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

4x4 Off Road Driving

Test your driving skills on this purpose built 4x4 off-road driving circuit, only 15 minutes from York centre, set in 14 acres of exciting terrain. The course layout includes steep ascents and descents, water gulleys and mud "bomb holes". So put your pedal to the metal and show everyone how to drive like a pro!

What's included?
  • 4x4 Off Road Driving session
  • Safety instruction
Transfer times

Allow about 40 minutes when travelling from Leeds

Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Archery

Try your hand at longbow target shooting. Known as the gentler pursuit this can provide a refreshing breather from the more extreme action events while still giving you a challenging activity.

What's included?
  • Supervised Archery practise
  • All the equipment
Transfer times

Allow about 40 minutes when travelling from Leeds

Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Clay Pigeon Shooting with 20 Clays

There is nothing more exhilarating than hitting a clay and seeing it disappear into a cloud of dust! Begin with some practice target shooting to get the feel of the guns before moving on in teams and challenge yourselves with targets fired from high and low towers. Finally engage in some light hearted competition and let the rivalry begin!

What's included?
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • 20 clays
  • All guns and cartridges
  • Ear defenders
  • Insurance and instruction
Transfer times

Allow about 40 minutes when travelling from Leeds

Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Foot Golf

Golf with a difference! Use a size 5 football and your feet to get the ball in the hole (don't worry - it's bigger than normal!). Use as few shots as possible to ensure you win this game. Highly competitive, great fun and no need to wear your golfing whites!

What will your handicap be?!

What's included?
  • Size 5 Footballs
  • 9 hole game
Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Half day Paintball with 100 Balls

Enjoy a half day of paintball action at the largest paintball site in the North. Play eight to ten themed games in the purpose built areas featuring a variety of scenarios including; capture the flag; bomb the castle; arenaball; destroy the radar and village combat. To add to the excitement a "Predator" could be in any game and they can really give the groom a hard time, especially when he's wearing a I'm on my stag do, please shoot me" tee shirts.

What's included?
  • Half Days Paintball
  • 100 Balls
  • All equipment
  • Please note - you must purchase a minimum of 300 balls on arrival at a cost of 20 pp
Transfer times

Transfers to this venue will take approx. 40 minutes

Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

High Ropes Session

With zip wires, tunnels, walkways and bridges all located in the lofty position of the tree-tops, you're guaranteed to be exhilarated. Set in the Vale of Pickering you're in for a treat with the spectacular surroundings of the Great Yorkshire Forest.

What's included?
  • Safety Briefing
  • High ropes session
Transfer times

Go Ape is located 55 minutes away from York

Duration

3.00 hours

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Interactive Treasure Hunt

This is a fun and exciting way to explore a city where everybody which will get everyone evolved and entertained. Using treasure hunt game play divide your group into teams and compete to answer all the clues in the fastest time cracking the all important six digit master code. Use SMS technology and register your individual team names and timings allowing you to finish declaring one group the winners. This self run event lets you see the sights of the city when it suits you.

Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Off Road Buggy Racing

Experience high energy off-road fun. These 400cc buggies will have you racing around chicanes, tight bends and bumps at top speeds. With built in roll bars, off-road suspension and rally style harnesses, these are fun for everyone from first timers to experienced drivers. With the added excitement of being in competition with your mates there is no time to go slow. The day consists of practice sessions, racing heats and a grand final. Prizes, trophies and a bottle of fizz.

What's included?
  • Buggy racing
  • All equipment: crash helmets, protective gloves
  • Safety instruction
Transfer times

Transfers to this venue will take approx. 50 minutes

Duration

2.50 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Outdoor Karting Endurance Race

Hit top speeds at Yorkshire's largest and fastest Go Karting track. A 700m racetrack awaits you where once in your Biz twin engine karts you can hit speeds of up to 50mph. Competing in endurance format you and your friends can battle it out for first place as the latest computerised timing systems record your laps. This is an excellent highly recommended activity as this Karting track is a favourite of many Redseven staff.

What's included?
  • Go Karting
  • Safety Briefing
  • Helmets, gloves, racewear
  • All Equipment
  • Endurance Racing in teams of 3
Transfer times

The circuit is about 5 minutes away from the A1 at Wetherby. About 35 minutes driving from Leeds city centre.

Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

3 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Paintball Full Day, 100 Paintballs

Prepare for a full on assault against your mates at the largest paintball centre in the north of the UK. With themed games you will be firing away all day competing to be on the winning team. Just watch out for the Predator, hiding in any game their aim is to give your Stag a hard time.

What's included?
  • Paintballing - full day
  • 100 Paintballs
Transfer times

This venue can be reached in approx. 45 minutes

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Paintball Half Day

Hit the fields for a half day of all action paintball. Fire the shots and perfect your aim to cover the opposing team in as much paint as possible. Watch out for 'The Predator' along the way, hiding in a game, his job is to give your stag a truly hard time.

What's included?
  • Paintballing - half day
  • Protective clothing
  • Safety briefing
  • 100 Balls
Transfer times

This venue can be reached in approx. 45 minutes

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Quad Bikes

Experience the thrill of driving our 250cc quads over a demanding grass and mud circuit. Expert tuition will show you how to manage the bike before you try your skill on the slalom circuit. Precise and skillful driving is more important than speed however you'll still be trying to show off to your mates.

What's included?
  • Quad Biking event (2 quads at same time on beginners circuit)
  • Helmets and overalls
  • Professional instructors
Transfer times

Allow about 40 minutes when travelling from Leeds

Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Quads, Clay Pigeon Shooting & Archery

A full on activity session. Challenge yourself over a purpose built terrain on 250CC quads. After, aim high with clay pigeon shooting and then finish with a spot of Archery. With expert tuition, a 34 acre site and the best vehicles and guns around you can get competitive with your mates and let the rivalry take hold.

What's included?
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • All guns and cartridges
  • Ear defenders
  • Insurance and instruction
  • Quad Biking event
  • Helmets and overalls
  • Supervised Archery practise
  • All the equipment
Transfer times

Allow about 40 minutes when travelling from Leeds

Duration

3.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

York Races - Entrance into the County Stand

Place your bets and enjoy the fun of the races with a day at York racecourse. Entrance into the Ebor or County Stand gives you the perfect base to enjoy the excitement of cheering your horse past the finishing post.

What's included?
  • Entrance into the Ebor/County Stand.
Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

York Races Grandstand/Paddock Tickets

Get your friends together for a day at the Races. Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays. See the leading horses and jockeys perform as you place your bets and win big on the winning horse.

What's included?
  • Entrance to York racecourse Grandstand/Paddock Tickets
Duration

5.00 hours

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 little slice of Italy before your big night out - it's the perfect way to start your evening in the heart of York!

Located near the main shopping centre and the famous York Minster Cathedral, York Bella Italia boasts chic Italian style. Tuck into a seriously good hand-stretched pizza or a bowl of pasta made with fresh, authentic ingredients as you soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere with friends.

Includes a 2 course meal and a tipple to get you well on your way to a terrific night out. Bellissimo!

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 Meal at Nandos with Sangria & Wine

Enjoy a delicious Chicken meal at the very popular Nandos restaurant. You will also get an appetiser and large glass of wine as well as a glass of sangria. This Portuguese style restaurant is perfect for groups.

What's included?
  • Glass Sangria
  • Large glass of white, Red or Rose Wine
  • Appetiser - Nuts, Garlic Bread, Red Pepper Dip or Olives
  • Main - 1/2 Chicken & 2 sides
Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

19:00 (not guaranteed)

4. What about some nightlife? No thanks

1 Day Multi Bar & Club Pass

No need to worry about which pubs to go to and which ones will let single sex groups in; with this multi bar pass you will get to see the best of York's night life ending with priority entry to one of the city's very best clubs. Highly recommended.

What's included?
  • Multi Bar Pass
  • Nightclub Entry
Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

Lapdance Entry

Brand new refurbished lapdance club in York. The perfect place for a stag group to marvel at the beauties. Why not treat yourselves to a 'Private Dance'.

What's included?
  • Lapdance Club Entry.
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

2 people

Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

Late Bar Entry

Set on the river bank, this late bar is a great place for your group to head for drinks and a dance to music played by excellent djs until the early hours. This is one of the top party venues in York.

What's included?
  • Late bar entry
Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

4 people

Usual time

22:00 (not guaranteed)

Priority Nightclub Entry

One of York's best clubs offering party and pop from decades past to the present day plus commercial dance, funky house & R'n'B. Classic clubbing that is perfect for any Hen and Stag celebration with something for everyone!

What's included?
  • Nightclub Entry
Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

22:30 (not guaranteed)

Themed Nightclub Entry

Renowned for it's recognisable, sing along 70s- 90s music - think Spice Girls, Westlife, Chesney Hawkes and more- oh so many more. See the videos and copy the dance moves as you dance the night away. If the music doesn't trigger any memories the decor certainly will.

What's included?
  • Priority entry (before 11pm)
Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

22:00 (not guaranteed)

About York

The best nightlife venues centre around the main street in York, Micklegate houses the best pubs and bars around. Being in the north you'll find York is fantastically friendly and generally a decent all-round destination for stags. There are loads of things for you to do during the day as the great outdoors is never far away, so York naturally lends itself to some top adventure activities such as paintball and quad biking.

If though the thought of some adrenaline inducing activity is too strenuous for your group then there is plenty more to keep you occupied on the stag do in York. The city has loads of great beer gardens, inns overlooking the River Ouse as well as some top restaurants. At night you can choose from a laid-back evening of drinking, or the Micklegate area steps up at night time if you're looking for some serious clubs and decent bars, from retro 80s to the latest spots there’s something for every group.

Local Tips

Day at the races

Boys if you want a day at the races then hurry up as this fills fast! One of the most popular activities in York, go and pick your favourite horse and see if your luck is in!

Over 365 pubs

If you like your pubs then you'll have no problem in York, the city that boasts a different pub for each day of the year. Forget what you already know about beer, when a city has its very own brewery, it's time to try some new classics.

Restaurants aplenty

Not only is York full of pubs, but also no stag is complete without having a full stomach to complete your night on the town. York has a wide variety of menus available from all corners of the globe so if it's a hot Indian, or a late night kebab, you won't go hungry here!

A city steeped in history

For those that appreciate a bit of bloody history, battles and glory, take a walk down to Jorvik Viking Center.

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