Stag Nights and Weekends in Durham

What goes on tour, stays on tour

DURHAM WEEKENDS

It's now pretty common for a Durham stag party to last for more than one evening, hence the increase of stag weekends. It seems as if the event gets longer and longer with every new generation! And there's been a massive growth in the stag weekend industry with various companies taking the "hassle" out of the stag do . But obviously they will charge a premium for arranging it all.

STAG WEEKEND IDEAS

If you're looking for stag weekend ideas, you need to think about the location, what the stag might have to wear (fancy dress makes it all the funnier), and of course the activities - not just the fun and games, but also the food and drink. This site focuses on the best ideas for things to do as well as things to buy to liven up the Durham stag do.

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?

There are so many great things to do on a stag weekend, including a football trip, Go-karting, Golf, roller disco and sphering. Although extreme activity can be great fun, it's definitely a good idea to have a chat with the stag in advance, just to get a sense of what he'd like to do.

Not all of these are available in Durham so you may want to consider other locations. A sober stag is like a car with no petrol


Get ready for a great Durham stag weekend, or at least a brilliant night!

And then it's time to get the boys heads ready for the fun that's going to follow. Traditionally the stag would be paraded around a selection of local pubs and the best bars, followed by a small amount of food and a then on to a night club.

But of course there other options from taking in a little bit of comedy, sitting down and actually eating a decent meal (!!!) and of course the almost compulsory strip club.

A sober stag is like a car with no petrol

TOP STAG WEEKEND TIPS

Here are some top tips for planning and running your Durham stag weekend or stag party.

STAG DO HINTS


If you're organising quite a few people, and you're sensibly planning well in advance, it can be hard to get firm commitments from people. It's a really good idea to give an estimation of costs upfront. If the weekend is going to cost a fair bit, you need to know whether you'll end up excluding some people. And if you are getting the guests to make their own bookings (flight, hotel, etc) then make sure you keep reminding them to get on with it.

And please please please make sure that you and the other guests know that it's entirely inappropriate to talk about the specifics of the stag at any point during the wedding, even if you're certain no-one else is listening.

TRAVELLING STAG


It wasn't long ago that a stag weekend outside of the UK was seen as incredibly unusual, but with the arrival of cheap international flights (as well as the Eurostar) it's almost normal.  And there are certainly some unusual stag weekends possible, further away than Durham!


If you plan well, then the groom should have an absolutely fun-filled Durham stag weekend including the best ways to embarrass the stag or groom, fun games to play on a stag do, great costumes for a stag weekend in Durham.

BEST MAN ADVICE


It doesn't matter if you want a quieter and more refined evening or a big big big night out with everyone you've ever met in Durham with a no-holds-barred attitude to everything fun you can think of, maybe you now have some fuel for the ideas.

If you're thinking of a little wilder experience you might want to try places like Talin, Budapest or Prague - they have lots to offer and are pretty good value.

Oh, and one more thing. Remember that you have a responsibility to get the stag home.