The British stag-do. There are a number of clichés that spring to mind when you think of this particularly infamous event, most of which end with the groom-to-be ending up handcuffed to something and not wearing very much.
However there is more you can do than simply drinking your bodyweight, so read on as we rundown five of the best ways to spend your last days of freedom.
Excitement, speed and rivalry are all on offer from this fantastic experience, perfect for a big group of you and your mates.
The UK’s longest indoor karting track, Capital Karts opened for business on 1st November 2013, offering to groups of all sizes the chance to get behind the wheel of some of the fastest go-karts out there.
With a variety of race types to choose from, this 1050m professionally designed course is three-times the length of an average track, you can try karting London with Capital Karts with prices starting from just £32.00 per driver is an incredibly affordable way to say farewell to bachelordom.
We all spent our childhood’s playing Cowboys and Indians, Cops and Robbers and generally shooting our friends at every opportunity – and let’s be honest – we never really grow out of it.
Paintballing allows grown men (and women) to relive that misspent youth – except this time with high velocity paint balls and camo-gear across a wide variety of different environments. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of leading a successful assault on the enemy base – and covering your mates in a fresh coat of paint.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Of course not all stag do’s have to be fueled by competition. A lads camping trip can be a great way to do a bit of male bonding before tying the know with your bride-to-be, accompanied by a combination of barbecued food, beer and a healthy dose of adventure.
It’s probably best to stick to this option during the summer though as the experience can be dampened somewhat by cold and wet winter weather.
What better way to celebrate your impending doom marriage than throwing yourself headfirst out of a plane or off a bridge? Sky-diving, bungee jumping or the myriad of other extreme sports that are out there can make for an incredible weekend that really separates the men from the boys – just make sure you pack a spare pair of underpants.
For something that is just as fun but not quite as hair-raising as hurtling towards the ground, why not give Zorbing a try?
The Running of the Bull
This is one stag-do activity that you really should do sober. Every year hundreds of Spanish revellers gather for the seven day festival of San Fermin in northern Spain for the Running of the Bull, and although a bit terrifying, it doesn’t get much more exciting than being charged at by huge horns.
This guest blog was written by John Rooney on behalf of Capital Karts – home to the longest and most exciting go-kart course in the UK.