Top 10 Alternative Stag Party Activities
Of all the duties a best man is given, sorting out the stag party can be the most daunting. Trying to arrange something memorable that the groom and other stags will all enjoy and remember for years to come can be a huge challenge.
So we thought we’d put together a top ten of some of the more alternative stag party activities to get you thinking. Whether you are looking for a simple, single afternoon activity, or want to take advantage of a popular stag party weekend package, there’s plenty of information here to get you started.
1. Whiskey tasting experience
Whether your stag is a scotch or bourbon man, they are sure to relish this unusual stag activity. Forget the flowery language used by wine tasters, whiskey tasting events are all about appreciating the various flavours of the drunk, including young, old, straight and blended versions. Just think of all the showing off you can do down the pub afterwards.
2. Learn to dance like Michael Jackson
The best choice for music fans looking for something different to do on a stag weekend, this is a dance class with a difference as a professional choreographer teaches your group all the moves you need to recreate the MJ mega-hit ‘Thriller’ before you perform the entire sequence and pose for pics. There’s even a prize for the best zombie dance.
3. Ziplining weekend package
Perfect for stags who want to enjoy a weekend away with a good balance of exciting activity and accommodation and easy access to nightlife, this ziplining package delivers it all. In between riding the wires through Lough Key Forest Park and enjoying reserved seating in a local nightclub, there are drinks, snacks and a pub meal to fit in.
4. Game of Thrones Experience
A must for GOT fans, visit the real-life location of ‘Winterfell’, a chance to meet some cast members, an archery activity (dressed like a member of the Night’s Watch’), and what else but a hog roast to feast on for lunch. This is a great daytime stag activity.
5. Beer goggle football
A different kind of sport Sporty stags of all skill levels will have plenty of laughs taking part in this wacky soccer session. You play like it’s a regular 5 a side match, but while wearing special glasses that act like binoculars. Trying to kick, pass or tackle a ball that seems up to ten times closer or further away than it makes for some amazing moves, and misses!
6. Extreme dodgems – car racing thrills
A thrilling four hours that leaves go-karting activities in the dust! A dodgem car experience puts you in the driving seat of a 1200cc engine saloon, in a race against your friends you’ll never forget. Every stag will get a few practice laps before competing for trophies.
7. Dare you face the alien invasion?
A fantastic opportunity to be a soldier and a hero, alien invasion is much like a zombie experience in that each stag is kitted out in body armour and undergoes weapons training, before the mission to rescue the crew of a huge, smoke-filled ship gets underway. Be prepared to take on murderous aliens who are still on board, and waiting for fresh blood.
8. Clay pigeon shoot weekend
Enjoy a relaxing weekend in Ireland with accommodation, selected meals and drinks, and a professional clay shooting experience in a specialist stag package. A unique opportunity to combine a practical activity with an evening out on the town, and comfortable lodgings to relax in to boot.
9. The country gents’ stag
Experience your stag do in pure style and sophistication with a country gents stag package, in beautiful country surroundings. Activities include clay pigeon shooting, archery and falconry. All to be followed by fine champagne and a night out in the local town – in this case beautiful and lively Carrick on Shannon.
10. Take the Crystal Maze challenge
A great choice for larger stag parties, this famous TV show challenge caters to guys who love working out logic puzzles. This is a fun and challenging stag experience that draws on the strengths of all involved to create the ultimate team experience. Borda Bog in Lough Key, just a short walk from Carrick on Shannon features its own Crystal Maze experience.