There’s a lot of pressure on the groom and best man to pull out all the stops with stag dos today. That’s because of the alarming increase in the average cost of stag and hen dos per head.
A recent survey of 2,000 UK adults by money-saving website, Voucher Codes Pro found that both men and women are now paying £260 more on average to celebrate other people’s weddings than a decade ago. The average stag or hen do now costs £350 per person.
If you’re looking to spend your final days of singledom in style but don’t want to get engulfed in the tired tradition of a pub crawl, here are four quirky stag do ideas for south-west London-based bachelors and their best men to consider:
Grab tickets for the Six Nations at Twickenham
For those who are sport-mad and enjoy the banter with the lads, there’s no better stag do setting than Surrey’s magnificent Twickenham stadium.
With capacity for 90,000 fans, it’s one of the finest rugby stadia on the planet and it comes alive when England are in the Six Nations.
You’ll need to be on the ball to find enough tickets for all your stags as tickets for all Six Nations fixtures fly off the shelves.
Alternatively, if you’re rugby mad and you’re prepared to venture out of south-west London, you could consider going to a dedicated stag do activities company who can arrange the lot for you.
Stag Web operate their own rugby hospitality packages for Premiership rugby games as well as Home Nations and Internationals games for groups of at least six, which is well worth a look.
Host your private Vegas-style casino night
The best land-based casinos in the capital are found in the heart of Central London, in and around Leicester Square. If you don’t want the fuss of venturing into the centre of town, why not host your very own exclusive casino night at home?
Set the dress code to black tie, hire a card table and professional dealer and maybe even a roulette wheel and the scene is set.
You can also cater to those who prefer the thrill of slot machines. Set up a computer in the living room and log in to an online casino that offers the best bonuses for your pals to use for a one-off evening.
Casino Professor is a tool that scours the web for the best offers, including no-deposit bonuses that see online casinos dish out free spins to play on specified slot games immediately after signing up – very handy if you’re trying to arrange something fun on a budget.
Potluck flights at Heathrow Airport
For those nervous bachelors contemplating their last nights of freedom that do want to head overseas for a few days of fun in the sun, Heathrow Airport is obviously on your doorstep and it can be the backdrop for an epic and unexpected stag do. If you’re a best man this summer, read on for this incredible idea for free-spirited grooms.
Invite all of your stags to meet up a couple of months before the stag, if possible. Choose an airline that operates out of Heathrow and write down all the possible destinations via that airline. Jot each destination down on a piece of paper and add it to a pot.
On the night of the meet-up, take the pot and ask the groom to draw a piece of paper from the hat and whichever destination they draw out is the location of the stag do! Whether it’s Newquay or Nice, you’ll then get the chance to do your research and make the best of it.
Let off some steam at Chessington World of Adventures
Why not head to the outskirts of Kingston upon Thames to Chessington World of Adventures with its all-in-one theme park, zoo and aquarium, the perfect stag do location for big kids? If the groom is an adrenaline junkie, he’ll love the chance to ride on more than 40 different rides and attractions.
Chessington is also now home to Go Ape, which is a tree-top adventure course that incorporates a host of obstacles and crossings, as well as a unique four-man zip wire. There’s ample accommodation on-site too, with two hotels, the Azteca and Safari-themed hotels and the Explorer Glamping site suitable for those outdoor types.
© OliverN5Hopefully, these quirky stag do ideas have given you food for thought with the wedding season well and truly on the horizon. Give your groom the best send-off possible with a unique experience that you’ll talk about for years to come.
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