As much as getting on one knee is an incredibly important part of the process, and planning the wedding can be one of the most stressful tasks imagined, you can't forget about celebrating your last night of freedom! Traditionally, a Stag or Hen Party would take place the day or evening before your wedding day, but in the 21st Century we find these events getting booked for around a month prior to the big day - leaving plenty of time to work off those hangovers.
As part of a series of blog posts (and hopefully some helpful tips too), here are our favourite Stag Party destinations and activities:
Manchester, North-West England
This bustling metropolitan city is a perfect destination for a Manchester stag do, with plenty to keep you occupied both day and night. With miles of shops, tons of unique restaurants, a nightlife scene that spans over many different areas of the city, live music venues and plenty of outdoor activities for those raging sportsmen. Stay overnight at one of city’s hotels, B&B's, self-catering apartments, campsites or hostels. Complete with its pocket-pleasing Northern prices and of course passion for football. The only question is which activities are you going to have to shortlist?
Manchester Dirt Buggies & Hovercrafts - £70pp
All drivers will receive safety equipment and a full and thorough briefing on how the Hovercrafts and Dirt Buggies work, how to stop them, plus provided with clear instructions for the rules of the track and what the different coloured marshal flags signify. Driving these extreme machines around the purpose-built off-road track is not as easy as it looks when the instructors demonstrate, but they are always great fun and guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping. Once pilots master the controls Dirt Buggies and Hovercraft Flying provides drivers with an incredible sense of controlled power as you slide these wild machines around the off road course.
Manchester/Liverpool Party Boat Charter - from £45pp
Get your life jackets on, and your beers out. Hire an exclusive party boat to sail you around the River Mersey, while doing a bit of site-seeing at the same time. During your exclusive cruise you will have your own private cruiser including skipper and crew to look after you on board. We also have a 1200W JBL PA System on board with a DJ. You will receive VIP treatment during this 2hr cruise which includes a couple of bottles of bubbly, and ability to bring your own food and drink on board.
Manchester Tablet Treasure Hunt - from £75pp
This event is a perfect way to see the city, as well as have lots of laughs with your group. All state-of-the-art Tablet Treasure Hunts utilise Samsung Galaxy Tablets pre-loaded with bespoke treasure hunt software for your Stag Group. Teams will be guided by the interactive on screen map throughout the event, this will not only show every challenge and task you face but will also keep you aware of where rival teams are throughout the day. The GPS technology will track your groups everywhere you go and will only allow questions and challenges to be activated when you’re in the vicinity of that particular hotspot. Teams will earn points for correct answers and receive penalties for incorrect answers so have to think carefully with extra rewards for originality and creativity. As challenges are completed and questions answered the teams score will be uploaded to the built in live scoreboard which will update with not only your teams score but also all of your competitors which adds excitement and competition throughout the event.
Manchester Beer Tasting - POA
What could be more manly than participating in tasting numerous Beers and indulging in some meat platters in a large Brewery? Nope, didn't think so. Try some of the world's most famous beers, along with some elusive local ales in this awesome tasting experience. Prices vary depending on groups and times, so please enquire for more details.
N.B. Prices for activities are very much dependent on the group size and experiences booked.