Not every groom revels in the idea of a pub crawl to celebrate their stag-do. Some stags have a little more adventure in them, and the idea of getting reckless doesn’t have the same appeal as doing something memorable with their closest friends.
Arranging a stag-do can be a challenge for the organiser, who has to take into consideration different friends with varying interests and ideas of a fun stag night.
So what should you do instead? You’ve been searching the internet for some inspiration, and we think we’ve got what you’ve been looking for right here.
What is a Glamping Stag-Do?
A glamping stag-do is simply a weekend of fun based at a glamping site.
Why Should You Go Glamping for a Stag-Do?
Glamping is a creative idea for a memorable stag-do because it provides all the fun of camping without having to go back to basics. It also takes you away from all the clichés and normalities of traditional stag-dos that, let’s face it, have become somewhat tiresome.
Glamping allows you to stay in comfortable abodes with all the mod-cons but still feel like you are going on an adventure. You don’t need to worry about bringing anything with you, apart from the beers and snacks. Plus, your celebrations won’t be interrupted like in the big cities where there’s always a small chance unwanted guests could ruin your night.
Reminisce over stories around a campfire, take the rare opportunity to catch up with each other’s lives and spend the weekend making new stories that most certainly will appear in the best man’s speech at some point.
Why not even add a touch of luxury by picking one of our glamping with hot tub options? After a day full of activities, you can all unwind and relax… and we all know the groom’s certainly going to need it with all the wedding planning stress!
What Can You Do on a Glamping Stag-do?
1. Snowdon Challenge
North Wales and its natural landscapes have always attracted adrenaline-junkies to tackle its mountains. Perhaps the most notable is Snowdon, set in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, a beautiful expanse of rolling countryside and rocky peaks. On the clearest of days, hikers can enjoy the views at the top of Mount Snowdon that look onto neighbouring Ireland.
For any action man stag, the Snowdon challenge is something that must be tackled. This heart-pumping, sweat-inducing challenge is made up of a 17km cycle through the national park and a hike up Mount Snowdon. Once you’ve reached the 1085-metre summit, you’ll get a small break by descending Llanberis Path to make your way to the next leg of the route, exploring the Llyn Padarn, the glacial lake filled by Snowdon, via kayak (or trying a spot of wild swimming if the urge takes you!).
Of course, the best time to take on the challenge is when the weather permits drier and sunnier conditions to attempt each part of the trail safely. This type of stag-do should be organised for spring or summer when the skies are clear.
2. Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Festival is perhaps one of the most recognised music festivals in the world due to its epic size, offering renowned music and performing arts acts to entertain the hoards! Its popularity means that tickets are near-impossible to obtain, requiring stags to be highly-organised to arrange such a weekend. The dedication to such a stag-do is rewarded, however, with a vibrant atmosphere and a lifetime of memories for festival-fanatics.
Tickets for 2019 have already sold out, though, there will be ticket resales in April for anyone eager to go. In order to get your hands on these tickets, you will need to register interest on Glastonbury’s website.
Alternatively, for stags who may be a long-time off their wedding, you may want to consider preparing for next Glastonbury in 2021.
3. Adventures in the Scottish Highlands
An adventure weekend in the Scottish Highlands will be a test of your mind, body and… taste buds! For the guys who are up for anything, this type of stag-do may appeal. Activities include rafting Scotland’s fastest-flowing river, the Findhorn; canoeing the Randolph’s Leap and, after all that exercise, taking a leisurely whisky-tasting tour, challenging your palette with the country’s 150 Scotch whiskies on offer.
The best time for a stag-do like this is during the peak of summer when the days are dry and the evenings are cool, perfect for a warming whisky! Recommendations suggest the months between July to October.
4. Pembrokeshire 24-hour Coastal Challenge
Another challenge set in Wales will see your stag-team attempt a 24-hour coastal pursuit while discovering the wonders of the country. You can expect to be kayaking around Pembrokeshire’s coast; abseiling down cliff faces and swimming in sea caves. This stag-do is perfect for those looking to experience something new, but with limited time to do so. Again, this stag-do is one for the summer; look at booking between July and September when the days are longer and warmer.
5. Organise Your Own Event
If you’re feeling creative, you may want to organise your own stag-do event. In order to do so, you will need a big venue where all the stags can stay like Plush Camp, Clovelly Cabins or Tey Brook Orchard. With plenty of group getaway options available with Quality Unearthed, the choice of where to host it is really up to you! Why not take a look at our recommended places?
However you decide to spend your glamping stag-do, look no further than the abodes we have to offer. Located across the UK, we can ensure you’re close to whatever action your stags are after while providing you with a comfortable, relaxing base (with the mod-cons to boot!). Get in touch with us today, and we can help you organise a glamping stag-do to remember!