Five of the best quirky stag and hen party ideas

As the organiser of a stag or hen do, you’ll want to do something a bit different. It’s not all about going out on the town, dressing the groom-to-be in something ridiculous and covering the bride in L-plates and feather boas.

Here are 5 of the best quirky and unusual ideas for stag and hen parties to remember:

  1. Get the blood pumping with an out-of-your-comfort-zone physical activity. Some of the best stag and hen parties are those where everyone tries something new and gets the adrenaline pumping with something just a little bit scary. It might be adventure courses, swinging from tree to tree at terrifying heights, or zooming down mountain bike trails at a heart-pounding speed. Not all participants will be keen at first (unless you’re all sports enthusiasts), but everyone is guaranteed to be buzzing with adrenaline at the end of the day.


  1. Go on a foodie mini-break. Stag and hen dos don’t just have to be about booze. If your guest of honour is a foodie, why not book a special tasting weekend at a foodie hotspot. For example, you can take cookery courses, cocktail making classes or chocolate workshops in Leeds, one of the most popular destinations for stag and hen parties in the UK. Or, you can go further afield (and expect to spend a bit more of your budget) and zip over to Paris for a wine-tasting weekend.


  1. Have a thrilling adventure with LockedIn Games. If you’re looking for a really adventurous hen or stag do then you may want to think about participating in LockedIn Games in Leeds. These exciting real life escape games involve a small group being locked in a room for 60 minutes. The only way to escape the room is by solving a series of puzzles, unravelling clues and working together as the darkest secrets are shared. Visit the LockedIn Games website for more information on this fun, exhilarating and definitely quirky Leeds activity.


  1. Make something, or indulge your creative side. Taking part in classes or workshops, for everything from screen printing tote bags to wood carving, can be a great social activity – plus everyone gets to take something home at the end of the day. This is a great daytime activity idea, before you head off for a meal and a night out later on.


  1. Take yourselves off to a cabin in the woods. It can feel amazing to get away from it all with your closest friends, stocking up on food and drink and having your own private party. You can walk, hike, cycle, canoe, fish and do whatever else you fancy – it can be a refreshing change from your standard stag or hen do.

If you’re planning a Leeds stag do or hen party, and you’ve got something wacky up your sleeve, make sure you have somewhere comfortable to recover at the end of the day. Weetwood Hall in Leeds has modern, comfortable rooms and is situated just a stone’s throw from Leeds city centre and major transport links.

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