Stag Party Ideas
At Hen and Stag Sligo, we deal with thousands of Stags every year and it's safe to say "we know everything about hens and stags in Sligo". There is a wide variety of activities suitable for stags in Sligo. We've broken the ideas down into
Similar to Paintball, Airsoft is a great outdoor activity that always goes down well on a stag party. Airsoftairsoft
This one of the most popular activities for stags throughout Ireland. It is normally based on an Astro Pitch in Sligo Town and involves getting into large inflated balloons and attempting to play football while trying to knock over opponents. Great craic and normally lasts 1 hours. Find out more information on the Funballs Stag Night Package.
Clay Pigeon is one of the most popular with Hen and Stag Sligo and is based about 25 minutes drive from the town centre. A Large group is normally split into sub-groups and the activity itself normally last about 1.5 hours. The Clays are fired from various angles on different courses. Find out more about the Clay Pigeon Stag Party Idea.
If you are coming to Sligo, this is definitely an activity worth considering given how famous Sligo is for surf. Our team reviewed the activity recently and gave the 5-star review as an activity for stag parties. Check out more on our Surfing Stag Do Package.
Coasteering is quite unique to Sligo and is definitely an activity for stags looking for something to get the adrenaline going. Based out in Mullaghmore, it's located about 25 minutes from town. Find out more about the Coasteering Stag Party Idea.
Clay Pigeon has since got quite a lot more popular with both hens and stags and since the survey, there are a couple of new hugely popular new stag party ideas. The Highland Games Stag, The Cube Stag Do and the Pool/Darts Tournament have become much more popular over the last year with our stags. Some of these activities are 'different' and thus nice to try out. We have found that the best stag ideas require a bit of thinking outside the box!.
Dodgeball has become a really popular stag package in Sligo. It's normally based in one of the indoor halls in the centre of town and last 1 hour. There are numerous fun challenges but above all, there is plenty of healthy competition!. Check out more about the Dodgeball Stag Do Package.
Another activity that is super fun on a stag do and the single most popular hen party activity is Crytal Maze Stag - lads you should consider this idea. It is great craic, fairly challenging even for us men and great for large groups. Other activities for stag packages that have always been popular are The Family Fortune Stag (which is super craic) and Quad Biking, although the Quad Biking for a stag is one of the more expensive stag party ideas.
It is worth giving our team a call to discuss your stag. Some activities are more time sensitive than others, so if you are late it can cause problems. Some activities are best to be done at certain times of the year - take for instance White Water Rafting. It might sound obvious, but it is best to do this activity when it rains a lot. While a typical response would be that it rains all the time in Ireland - best results are in October through to March.
From the point of a Sligo native, we think that surfing in Strandhill followed by a nice pint in one of the many fine pubs in Strandhill is a great stag idea and in our opinion one of the best stag ideas. It is a super cool area and if there are some of the guys that don't fancy partaking in the activity - they can go directly to the pub and wait for the others!. Other ideas quite unique to Sligo include Coasteering and Whack a Jack Lawn Bowls. One idea that is very different and not immediately obvious to stags is the Cube Stag Party Package.
The Cube is probably the most popular of all the hen packages and is getting to be one of the most popular stag party packages. It involves a number of challenges that are sure to get the competitive juices flowing. It's based in Lola Montez Nightclub with full bar access and the music full tilt. There are normally numerous hen parties in there at the same time doing other activities so can go down well with the lads!. Check out more about the Cube Stag Party Package.
Another great idea that is really popular with stags is Crystal Maze. We brought a group from the Hen and Stag Team up to review this as a stag activity and they had an absolute ball!. There are 15 quests and 47 challenges - absolutely super craic. Find out more about the Cyrstal Maze Stag Package.
The Whack a Jack Lawn Bowls Stag Idea is one of the newest at Hen and Stag Sligo. It is really something different and really good fun. Check out the video we did recently with one of the stags down with us recently.
A Couple Of Stag Weekend Ideas That Might Sound Strange - But They Are Genuinely Great Craic
We are often ased by our customer to recommend some activities that are just a bit different from the usual suspects. There are a couple of great ones that we have 'tried & tested' and we have given our seal of approval to. One of them is the Family Fortunes Stag. Now lads - this is like the game show, the instructor is stone mad and you can even have some personalisation of the some questions. The Cube is another activity that that doesn't immediately jump into mind but is an absolute fantastic idea for a stag. Both activities take place in a location with easy bar access and there is normally a bunch of hen parties doing activities in the same building (which can add to the craic). With the cube activity - you'd be amazed how competitive the lads get!. Some like getting the competitive juices going before a feed of steak and beer followed by a night on the town!. Best time to do these activities during the day is about 3-4 o'clock. You can then go straight into the Belfry for your Steak Meal & Pint which is located just next door.
So you are looking for a budget stag party. We offer some fantastic value in this category. For instance - our basic package for 75 euro per person includes the following
- Self-catering accommodation (one night)
- Steak Meal and Pint in town centre venue
- Pre-club Shots in the bourbon bar
- Entry to Lola Montez Nightclub
You could add an affordable activity like Pools & Darts Tournament.
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Stag weekends are worth giving a bit of thought in order to get the best combo. One can even check out some of the hen party ideas available through our company. It does take some time to plan an unforgettable stag night but it is always worth it and it's not often all the lads get an opportunity to get a weekend away. Do use our team of specialists to get our advice - we have some very unique stag ideas and can tailor some of the best stag packages in Ireland. Go to our contact us page and give us a call.
Other possible locations for a stag party
There are many more locations in Ireland that are real hotspots for stag parties. Here are 5 of the most popular locations if you are not going to Sligo
- Carrick on Shannon
There are obviously heaps of other choices if you venture as far as the UK or even further afield. Cities like Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle are very popular as stag destinations.
Other tips for planning a stag party
Always include an activity. It can be a long day if you don't include some sort of activity during the day and it can sometimes be a recipe for disaster if you don't because inevitably, the ladies will start drinking too early and before you know it, there are a couple worse for wear early in the day.
Try to choose an activity that suits the group. Think of the age profile of the group and what they all like. There are heaps of options from surfing and coasteering for the adrenaline junkies to flower crown making and the cube. Feel free to call a member of our team to get our advice - always picking our brain on what activity to choose.
BE ON TIME!. It's very easy to get delayed for activities and meals with unscheduled bus stops etc. It's important to realize that failing to be on time for certain activities/meals can sometimes lead to activities/meals being reduced in time and in some cases even canceled. So be sure to try your best to be on time and always communicate any delays as soon as they arise and our weekend team can do their best to make adjustments.
- Book your party well in advance. It's not uncommon for parties to book with us over a year in advance!. Yes, some parties are quite organized but they realize that availability is limited, particularly on the peak weekends like Irish and UK Bank Holidays. If you plan on having your party on one of these weekends - do book in advance. Some weekends like the May Bank Holiday are very difficult to secure accommodation on.