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Stag Do Ideas Sheffield

First of all where the hell is Sheffield and why should I celebrate my stag do there?

Alright, alright.. don't get shirty, Sheffield is about:

Nottingham, 1hr 6minsManchester, 1hr 40minsLeeds, 57minsLondon, 3hr 53minsEdinburgh, 4hrs 55mins (By car - Source = Google Maps)

Sheffield is basically north of Nottingham and East of Manchester and has great road and rail connections with plenty of parking, I sound like the Sheffield Tourist Board Spokesman, all I need is a rosette and a camp voice and I'll be there... Oi it's not that camp!!
One of many appeals that Sheffield has to stag parties is it's an old University stomping ground where the stag may want to revisit old memories, another great reason is it's a friendly Northern city with bags of nightlife, loads of activities and cheap hotels (except when the snooker's on!).
Activities, to name just a few... .22 Assault Rifle ShootingPaintballIndoor KartsQuad BikingTotal Wipe OutFootgolfOutdoor KartingBubble Football

10 Night Time Ideas For Your Stag Weekend

Your stag weekend is almost sorted, the boys have decided on activities and destination, now there's that little decision to make on what to do on the big night/s out.

Do you just chance it and go into town and hope to get in somewhere, or do you put some work in and make sure the big night is not a damp squid.

So with all this in mind, here are some 10 cracking night time ideas for your stag weekend:

Escorted Bar Tours

Escorted bar tours is a fantastic idea, especially when you're on a stag do abroad it's nice to be shown around your chosen destination, saving time on finding out where to go and where not to bother with. Mostly, you will be escorted by fun loving ladies which will also boast the interest from the group.

Hot Tip: Book the Escorted Bar Tours for your first night, so on your other nights you'll have the best knowledge on where to go.


If your stag loves a bit of a gamble and I don't mean Bingo on his smartphone, then a Casino night is a good call…

10 Must Do Stag Weekend Activity Ideas

Finding an activity to book for your mate's stag do can be tricky, especially when you have some seasoned stag weekend members who have done it all, got the t-shirt, you know the type.

Ultimately, it's your mate's stag weekend so it should be down to you and the groom, an activity which the stag will remember for the rest of his life.

Here are some stag do ideas to get your teeth into, talking of teeth why didn't I include the Zombie shooting, dam it! You can see all of these stag activities including prices and many more ideas on our specific stag do activities page.

Right, let's get started....

Zip Wire (Snowdonia)
Becoming one of DesignaVenture's most popular stag do activities in North Wales, it seems every stag party wants a bit of Velocity action in their lives. The Zip Wire Velocity is not only the fastest in the world it's the longest in Europe and it's situated in the incredibly beautiful National Park of Snowdonia.

Beer Bike
It looks like the Be…

Stag Do Destination Ideas - Cardiff

Cardiff is and will always be, a popular stag do destination, it's incredibly friendly for a capital city, it has bags of stag activities, day and night, and you will not find a better night out.

Quick Geography Lesson

Cardiff is just off the M4 about 150 miles west of London (only 3 hours along the M4), 40 miles east of Swansea and about 40 miles south of the Brecon Beacons.

It's situated on the coast (Bristol Channel), which then goes onto the Atlantic Ocean.

Cardiff has a huge train station right in the middle of the city and the airport is only 11 miles away.

Stag Do Ideas Cardiff

Right where do you start! Outside of Cardiff you have some pretty cool activities which include; Canyoning in the Brecon Beacons, Outdoor Karting in Newport (just down the road), Quad biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Assault Course, Paintball, Caving to name just a few.

In Cardiff Bay (20 minute walk / 7 minute Taxi from the the centre) you have an Olympic standard white water rafting course, man mad…

5 Alternative Stag Do Ideas

Your Groom isn't really the clubbing type, he loves to walk / cycle / cars / canoe... nothing too strenuous, so he'll want a stag do to reflect this.

Well lucky for you, you've stumbled across this post where we've put together 5 Alternative Stag Do Ideas which are right up your groom's walking track.

Right, let's get started...


Destination: Snowdonia

Your goal is to get to the top of Snowdonia. There are easy-ish paths to extreme paths where I expect you'll need a guide and climbing equipment.

Just remember Snowdonia is 1km above sea level and the weather can change on a spin of a coin, so remember to be prepared for winter even if your hiking in the summer.

At the very top of Snowdonia is a Cafe which is replenished by the train which travels to the very top every day, so if you want to go up the easy way and hike down, you can, well you are on a stag do!


Destination: London to Paris, Bristol to Bath or London to Brighton

You don't have to go t…

How To Keep The Price Down On Your Stag Do

Things can get out of hand when arranging a stag weekend, sometimes the best man will only be thinking about booking the best stag do his best mate deserves, however, when having such a single track thought process, this can mean eliminating friends and family who can't afford seven weeks in Thailand!

OK, so I exaggerated a little on seven weeks however, pricing people out of stag do is a known issue and happens quite a lot, so I have put together some ideas and tips on keeping the price down.

First and foremost you need to COMMUNICATE, speak to members of the group to make sure the price is within budget, especially the main people the stag wants to attend.

It's no easy feat hitting the sweet spot on arranging the perfect stag do, especially when it comes down to budget, expectations and quality control, my heart goes out to you but if you need to get the price down, hopefully the following information will help.

Flights / Travel
Consider an indirect flight, it may add an hour…

Stag Do Ideas Europe

It's about time this blog took you abroad, according to the Daily Mail in 2014, half of all stag parties go abroad, with Prague, Amsterdam and Krakow being the top three destinations.

These three stag destinations are all city breaks instead of the hedonistic sunshine destinations of Spain e.g. Magaluf, Marbella, Ibiza and Benidorm.

Before we start, DesignaVenture offer a full list of stag do destinations abroad, with ideas activities and fantastic value for money stag packages.

So what attracts stag parties to these cities?

Hold your horses I'm just about to get to that...

The Mac Daddy of European stag destinations, actually what am I talking about, the Grand Daddy!

Stag parties have been travelling to Amsterdam since the 1960s, and we all know why, Amsterdam is the perfect stag destination, with it's laid back attitude to everything that a stag do craves, do I really need two go into detail?

If you don't know what Amsterdam has to offer than either you'…

Stag Do Destination Ideas - Reading

Following on from my themed stag do destination ideas, I have decided to chuck a curve ball and take a look at Reading.

Why do you need to go to Reading on your stag weekend?

Well, OK, it isn't the most popular of stag destinations, it isn't up there with Vegas and Edinburgh, however Reading is a fantastic stag do destination and it totally deserves a mention, and I feel it's my duty to let you know about this little gem.

Just to let you know, DesignaVenture's Reading stag do packages are extremely great value for money and include 4 star hotels right in the centre.

OK, let's get down to business...

First and foremost Reading is located just off the M4, 30 minutes from London, close to the South East and extremely close to Ascot and Newbury (which I will get to later).

Reading has some seriously cool 4* hotels, all city centre and walking distance to the nightlife.

Any umm nightlife in Reading?

Well let me tell you, I have been out in Reading a few times I absolut…

Stag Weekend Essentials

All you really need for an awesome stag weekend is money, passport (if going) abroad and your toothbrush.
However, if you really want to pack heavy see the above infographic!
Good luck!

Stag Do Destination Ideas - Nottingham

Umm Nottingham, isn't that where Robin Hood lives like?

Oh c-mon, if that's the only thing you can think of when someone mentions Nottingham you've never been there on a night out, let a lone a stag weekend.

In my mind, Nottingham is one of the friendliest places in the UK, it's also the perfect stag do destination for it's perfect geographical position, which is by the way slap bang wallop in the middle of the UK, making it the ideal meeting point if you have a group of mates spread all over the Britain.

I am not going to bore you with Nottingham's excellent rail and bus links, plus it's right next to East Midlands airport and just off the M1 and near the M6 - however, I just did without you noticing.

The best thing about Nottingham is it's been extremely popular with stag parties from all over the UK since the 90s, so the locals know how to cater and look after them.

Hot Tip: Hotels in the city centre get booked up very quickly so booking early is a mus…

Stag Do Planning Guide

The 7 P's

Proper Planning & Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance

So start planning your stag do early, a year in advance is an ideal time to start, if possible.

The List

The stag will know exactly who wants he wants to attend his stag do, you may even ask him if Dave's friend from work can come, so keep your list fluid and be prepared for numpties (see Dealing With Pub Talkers below).

Choose Your Ideal Date

Choosing a date can be a real nightmare however, if you start arranging the stag do a year in advance it will be a lot easier.

If deciding on a date start's to become like herding ferrets then book a date that will keep the main people happy, all the rest can fall in line - you can't perform miracles you know!

COMMUNICATE - I.T. Up Your Planning

Create a WhatsApp group for banter and important decisions - fancy dress - t-shirts etc. WhatsApp groups are a free and easy way of communicating. You can even create a separate WhatsApp group without the stag for pra…

Bubble Football - The Ultimate Stag Do Activity

Bubble football, AKA Zorb football is a fantastic stag do activity, and if you've never done it before you will love the concept.

There's not many football matches (if any) where your main ambition is to knock your opponent off their feet, well, there is now with Bubble football.

Bubble football is a fantastic stag do activity, why? It will keep the boys together, it's more of a team competition rather than an individual experience like a lot of stag activities are.

Why not set up a match; best man & ushers Vs rest of the group or uni mates vs work mates, whichever teams you think will work.

So what's included?

When you book with DesignaVenture everything you need for an epic time is included, Bubble's / Zorb suits, venue hire, footballs, goal posts and most venues offer bubbly for the winning team!

We also mainly use venues which have changing rooms, showers etc and some even have a bar!

This activity is so funny you will laugh your bubble off - if that's …

UK Summer Stag Do Ideas

The summer is the best time to have an adventurous stag do, May, June, July and August are the best months to white water raft, race karts, zip wire down a mountain or jump off a cliff into a deep pool.

With that in mind lets dig deeper into some incredible stag do activities which will make your stag weekend rock.


Like I said jumping into deep water off a huge cliff side will sort the men out from the boys, basically, are you going to piss like a puppy or start barking with the real dogs (no peer pressure then!).

When booking Coasteering with a professional outfit (like DesignaVenture), we will make sure it's safe and you'll be provided with all the right kit including buoyancy aids, helmet, wet suits etc. plus you'll have a professional instructor guiding you along.

Locations: Bournemouth, Newquay & Swansea

Outdoor Go Karting

This is the closest you'll get to Formula 1 with a stag group. Twin engine karts like the ones you get in Newquay will certainly g…