You might think Harrogate is just a city where middle-aged people go for a nice cultural day out, and don’t get us wrong – Harrogate has a lot of amazing history and culture, but it’s also a hot spot of drinking, clubbing and the kind of rugged outdoor sports that every lads trip should include. With an entire street dedicated to outdoor drinking , this is a city that appreciates a good pint in the sun and won’t think twice about you and the boys setting up camp in one of their many beer gardens for the afternoon. The city is packed to the rafters with bars and pubs, not to mention the insane nightclubs that are right around every corner.
If you’re looking for a bit of outdoor adventure in your stag do, this is definitely the city for you. Not only does it have an amazing city setting, but the surrounding countryside plays host to a huge range of rough and ready activities that’ll get your heart rate up and even teach you a few survival skills along the way. Harrogate is the city that does everything, and does everything well, and you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere in the UK quite like it.
First things first, we know you’re going to want to be able to indulge in more than a few pints this weekend, and the beer babes bar crawl is 5-hours of pure stag do heaven. A local beauty will take you and the lads on an extensive tour of the best drinking spots across the city, showing you some of Harrogate’s best kept secrets alongside some of its most popular watering holes. If you like the personal touch, you can hire two butlerettes to wait on you hand and foot for a few hours – the perfect way to gear up for a big night out. The Slug & Lettuce bar entry is always a classic call for stag dos, and our deal will get you and the boys guestlist entry into one of the city’s best party bars.
Now we’ve sorted out just how you’re going to spend your evenings, planning your day-time activities is just as fun. This city is famous for its stag-friendly outdoor antics, and no stag do is complete without a half day of outdoor paintballing, complete with 100 complimentary balls. Or, if you want to switch things up a bit, outdoor airsoft gives you all the fun of paintball without the mess of paint in all your crevices. Team sports are always a big hit with the lads and nothing gets a stag off to a good start more than some friendly competition, and battlezone archery is a totally unique way to do just that. Combining archery, paintball and dodgeball, the last man standing wins it for the team and gets you plenty of bragging rights for the rest of the weekend. If you fancy something a bit tamer, bubble football separates the men from the boys and decides if you’ve still got some skills on the pitch even when you’re strapped into a giant inflatable ball. If all this running around is giving you a stitch just thinking about it, why not get stuck into a quad bike trek across country. Filled with adrenaline and plenty of mud to go speeding through, this is the ultimate way to get your heart rate up without having to exercise anything more than your nerve and need for speed.
There’s an adventurer in all of you, and our bushcraft expedition is the ultimate way to find out just how many of those boy scout skills you can still remember. Spend an afternoon learning the ultimate survival skills, cooking over an open fire and learning how to survive in the wilderness. Just think how much you can show off the next time you go camping. Canoeing and kayaking go hand in hand with bushcraft, and are the perfect way to kick off a morning out in the woods as you paddle your way down stream, taking in the beautiful surroundings and trying your best to stay dry.