Stag dos in Brighton may have come in for some stick from certain quarters over the years but locally-based The Stag Company have always maintained that there is far more to the compulsory pre-nuptial knees-up than cheap booze and kebabs on the city’s infamous West Street.
Having been based in the city since 2003 they know a thing or two about great stag weekends there and has been at the centre of a real shift in how they are perceived by the general public. Whereas the priority certainly used to be the acquisition of beers and babes, nowadays groups are keen to do something a little more unique, something more than just a typical night out on the town; something a little more adventurous.
Groups of stags heading to the seaside are beginning to venture out of town into the gorgeous Sussex countryside and onto the sparkling English Channel for a new and exciting breed of wet and wild adventures. Here are the three action-packed outdoor Brighton stag do activities people have been raving about recently.
This one is not for the faint of heart, for you’ll be skipping across the waves at up to 60mph on a formidable power boat. Once you’ve had a short familiarisation ride with qualified instructors the controls are handed over to you. Adrenaline junkies will crave the opportunity to get some big air off the surface and if you manage to hold on for the ride there’ll be some seriously welcome beers waiting for you back on dry land afterwards!
The clue’s in the name; you’ll be getting dirty on this stag do activity that takes place just a few miles outside of town in Staplefield near Haywards Heath. Get your hands on a 400cc mud buggy and tear it across a purpose-built off-road track, navigating a tricky series of bumps, lumps, twists and turns. Four buggies can be taken onto the track at once for a race to the bitter end, with grid positions rotated so all in the group get to start in pole position at least once!
Nestled at the foot of the South Downs is a 50-acre site reserved for pure unadulterated stag do fun in the form of paintballing. All manner of war games are available to get stuck into, ranging from the classic capture the flag through to retrieving a crashed plane’s cargo from deep inside the woods. The great thing is that the organisers are happy for groups to customise a game to their tastes, so the possibilities are endless. Full protective gear is provided, so all you need to do is gang up on the stag and cover them in paint!
So there you have it, a different take on the conventional Brighton stag weekend! To find out more about these as well as heaps of other pre-nuptial packages and activities in over 80 different destinations across the UK and Europe head to www.thestagcompany.com