If you’re looking for a taste of a destination stag, without all the effort of actually leaving the country, then Torquay is guaranteed to give you the best of both worlds. With beautiful beaches, incredible food and even the odd palm tree or two, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting that you’re not somewhere more tropical. Torquay is one of England’s best kept secrets when it comes to nightlife, with a huge array of bars and clubs which are always packed to the rafters with people looking for a good time.
There’s no shortage of things to keep you busy during the day, either, as the city is full of plenty of adrenaline-pumping sports, creativity, and more delicious food than you could manage in a weekend. Get stuck into a Man Vs Food challenge and see how much food you can demolish within the time limit (perfect for lining your stomach before a boozy night out), or try your hand at the Rock Garden cocktail workshop – trust us, your fiancé will thank you for it when you can mix up her favourite drink on the Honeymoon. Torquay is a city that will keep you coming back for more, so even when your stag do is over you’ll find yourself thinking of any reason to make a return visit. If you’re looking for a stag weekend that’s totally one of a kind and full of surprises, then this amazing South Western city is for you.
If there’s one thing that Torquay’s famous for, it’s their love of outdoor sports. But don’t worry if donning a wetsuit doesn’t sound like your idea of fun, we’ve thought of plenty of sports that keep your feet firmly on dry land. Quad biking is definitely one of the ultimate lads’ sports; powering through the mud and getting some fresh air as you race across an off-road track – just make sure you pack some spare clothes, because if you come back clean you’re not doing it right. Got a taste for the rough-and-ready with some quad biking? Then you’ll love off road karting, too. Flying over the dirt as you race each other around an off road track is definitely one of the best ways we know to work up an appetite before you head out later.
For some of the best fun you can have on four wheels, power turn buggies are definitely not one to miss. This is the ultimate way to fulfil your need for speed and see who really has the ultimate nerve when it comes to the track. Fancy trying something a little bit unique? Battlezone archery is the ultimate test of skill, precision and aim – think dodgeball, but with a bow and arrow. Split off into teams and try and take down the opposition, and you’ll soon find out who your real friends are once they start firing their arrows. If you’re looking for a sport that’s a little more hilarious than technical, goggle football is always a firm favourite on any stag do. You might think you have some serious skills on the pitch, but nothing will prepare you for playing with these goggles on. Specially designed to make the ball look much closer – or further away – than it really is, we guarantee you’ll not stop laughing from the second you step onto the pitch.
Once you’ve gotten some healthy competition out the way, we know you’ll want to head out into the night and see what Torquay’s clubs have to offer. One of the ultimate ways to make sure you don’t miss out is with the beer babes bar crawl. Getting shown some of the city’s top drinking spots by one of the easy-on-the-eye locals is definitely going to go down well with the rest of the lads. Finish off your night with Park Lane guestlist entry into one of Torquay’s hottest clubs is the best way to make the most of your last weekend with the boys.