In order to help you plan your perfect stag or hen getaway, hotel search website trivago.co.uk has put together a guide of nine totally unique stag and hen do activities. Planning a hen or stag party can be stressful, especially when you have to factor in finding the best party location, the ideal hotel and, of course, the most entertaining daytime activity.
Well, trivago has come to the rescue and scoured our sources looking for the best and most unique things to do during a hen or stag party. Whether it’s chess boxing or a Kimono party, we’ve got you covered.
River Cottage, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, EX13 8TB
Bringing home the bacon has never been more literal. The famous River Cottage is now offering an intensive one-day butchery course where trainee cooks can learn how to transform an entire pig carcass into their favourite pork cuts. Working in small groups you’ll be introduced to the basic principles of butchery as well as learning how to make your own sausages, bacon, chorizo and salami. The groom’s new found culinary skills will be sure to impress the bride and family before the big day.
London Chess Boxing, 20 Hazellville Road, London N19 3LP
Combining the skills of logic and hand-eye co-ordination, Chess boxing is the ultimate test in knowledge and physicality. If you’re the best man looking for an alternative daytime activity in London, this is the perfect solution. London Chess Boxing offers classes for £8 per person (a steal!) and is centrally located. Here, the groom and his best men can improve their boxing technique, footwork and chess knowledge all without leaving a mark – hopefully!
Knights of Middle England, Guys Cliffe, Coventry Road, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 5YD
While this isn’t a traditional choice for a stag party, it guarantees that the groom-to-be will finally be the knight in shining armor that the bride has always dreamed of. The Knights of Middle England regularly host stag and hen parties and have the expert knowledge needed to ensure your experience is full of laughs and mischief. Catering to all abilities, your party will learn how to joust, sword fight and even attack enemy invaders with your bow and arrow.
Zombie Bootcamp, 6a Rushock Trading Estate, Droitwich Road, Droitwich WR9 0NR
If the groom is a fan of The Walking Dead and fancies himself as the Rick of your group, then Zombie Bootcamp will be sure to put him through his paces and test his skills against Walkers. Armed with the latest weapons and protective armor, stags will be taught everything they need to know to stop the Zombie apocalypse. In the dead of night you’ll travel to a secret zombie infested research facility, where your fight for survival begins.
Bubble Football, EXCEL Bubble Football, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8YU
Looking to jazz up your weekly kick-about? Try a game of Bubble Football – a hybrid of the beautiful game and zorbing. During this unique activity, your upper body will be completely covered by a zorb, ensuring balance is non-existent without the use of your arms. Bubble Football is a great option for any stag party and promises lots of banter. It costs £30 per person and includes venue hire, referee, 10 bubble suits, Champagne and team photo.
Handcrafted Hens, 7 The Belfry, Old Chapel Lane, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
Situated in Clonakilty in West Cork, Handcrafted Hens offers brides and their friends the chance to create unforgettable memories as well as artisan mementos before the big day. Specialising in creative parties, Handcrafted Hens supplies different packages to suit all interests and budgets. Choose from making handcrafted jewellery, beautiful fabric flower bouquets or even having a Knicker Customisation Party.
A unique and elegant hen party experience, Takayo is London’s only Kimono-themed event planner and can organise a truly individual hen party for any bride. Guests can dress up in beautifully-designed Kimonos, wear delicate hair ornaments and immerse themselves in Japanese culture. Learn the history before a traditional tea ceremony, master sushi-making and even learn to write your name in Japanese calligraphy.
BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY
We couldn’t love this hen party idea more! BB Bakery in Covent Garden offer Afternoon Tea served in a vintage London bus. Guests are given a tour of the city’s main attractions whilst enjoying sumptuous cakes and finger sandwiches. The route lasts 90 minutes and takes in impressive sites such as Buckingham Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Big Ben and of course… Harrods.
Segway Unleashed,Stansted House, Tilburstow Hill Road, South Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8NA
A day on a Segway is a great outdoor activity that’ll keep any hen party entertained. Segway Unleashed – located in both Surrey and Milton Keynes – provide a competitively-priced package catered to large groups and will teach visitors all they need to know to conquer the Segway. Experience the adrenaline rush of driving your two-wheeled steed through woodland or racing against the clock on the high-speed track – time is of the essence here, snooze and you lose.
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