Stag Do Ideas For October

Beerhall at the Oktoberfest

Usually a stag do in October means a Christmas wedding and the stag needs a couple of months to recover before his big day, however whenever the wedding, if you find yourself with the task of arranging a stag weekend for October you're going to need some ideas...

Weather iffy in the Med?

The weather can be iffy in October in the Med, so if you're looking for sunshine you need to head to the East of the Mediterranean to places like Crete, Rhodes or Cyprus.

The best beer festival in the world and the most famous - so if your stag do is for October that's lucky as the beer festival is usually between 22nd September and 7th October.

Situated in the Theresienwiese which is in the centre Munich, 14 huge Beer Halls are erected where you can purchase beer and food and listen to Oompah bands playing out loads of classic Bavarian tunes, so stick on your lederhosen and your Bavarian Hat and get stuck in!

3 Girls drinking steins of beer

Oktoberfest Facts
  • Each year; 7.5 million litres of beer is consumed
  • 6.2 million people visit every year
  • Entry into all the beer tents is absolutely free!
  • Beer serving hours 10:00am to 10:30pm (weekdays)
  • Beer serving hours 09:00am to 10:30pm (Weekends)

Ascot Races

There is nothing like a day at the races and in October Ascot usually has 3 dates for your diary - around the 05/06th October, which is the Ascot Beer festival or around the 20th October which is the QIPCO British Champions Day.

Horse Racing at Ascot

Most horse racing dates follow a similar pattern each year so these are the dates for 2018, however if you are looking at 2019 or beyond, weekend dates should be fairly similar, call DesignaVenture for future dates or go to their Ascot Horse Racing weekend package

If those dates don't suit and you fancy horse racing in October, how about Newbury?

Blackpool Illuminations 

Blackpool, once the only place to go on a stag do! Over the last few years Blackpool council and private companies are spending millions rejuvenating this lively seaside town.

In October, Blackpool will have the incredible illuminations which is a world famous light show.

With 10 kilometres of lights using over a million bulbs you can imagine what an awesome sight this is! 

Blackpool Illuminations - Blackpool tower and Pleasure Beach at night

Stag Do Activities Great In October

Quad Biking is a fantastic motorised stag do activity especially for October, you'll be tearing up mud tracks, slipping and sliding around vast fields and ripping through rivers and streams - no other activity comes close.

White Water Rating may sound chilly in October but just imagine all that frothing water pummelling you down river, AWESOME!

White water rafting

Paintball can get quite hot, so the best time to play is in the cool autumn months, plus most paintball sites are woodland, so you'll have fallen leaves to create your camouflage.

Indoor Karts are brilliant all year round, the chances are, in October are the weather may be a bit soggy, so an indoor activity may be a great idea!

UK Stag Do Destinations For October

Head to Bristol for Rage Buggy Racing, Mini-moto Racing, It's A Knockout, Totally Wiped Out, Footgolf, Bubble Football, Gun Shooting and some the best nightlife in the UK.

Bournemouth believe or not has some of the best weather in the UK, that's why all the cameramen head down to Bournemouth and report from the beaches when the sun is shining, so get down there and take part in some fantastic activities including Deep Sea Fishing, Powerboating, Zip Wire, Mega Quad Bike Trails and some the best multi activity sites in the UK.

Bournemouth is a very popular stag do destination situated on a 7 mile beach, Bournemouth also has incredible nightlife and feels like a decent holiday resort whatever time of year you go.


Edinburgh is a great place to party and just north of Edinburgh you have the Highlands for fantastic activities such as White Water Rafting, Quad Biking, Cliff Jumping etc. Edinburgh can get very busy with tourist in July and August so October is a great time to visit, away from all the selfie sticks and hiked up prices.

Edinburgh Weather Fact

  • Edinburgh has less rainfall than Rome, Frankfurt and New York 

Good luck


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