As the pretender to the throne of the "British Riviera" a Bournemouth stag do is a shoe-in as a top five selection, year on year it keeps delivering the goods. It's a thriving, sun-kissed party town and throughout the course of your Bournemouth stag do you should experience scantily clad Dorset lovelies, the funky vibe, terrific activities, lively entertainment and a couple of days of serious memory making. There's plenty of action within easy reach and the fantastic nightlife sees the city packed out in high season. If you want to make one of the greatest, most popular choices available then our Bournemouth stag weekends will serve you and the lads very well indeed!
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It’s not even a city but in stag terms it’s a premiership heavyweight, consistently in the top 5 UK destinations over the last decade. The summer sees Bournemouth come into its own - a really popular beach, fantastic nightlife, great entertainment, great eating and superb activities, both on land and the water. We know from good experience it’s a belter of a group pleasing destination and you’ll love it. Plus with forward planning it’s in the bag, there’s a couple of things to keep in mind; the first is that being a popular holiday and weekend hotspot it's packed throughout the summer so book ahead; the second is when it comes to the stag nights make sure you get your guestlist entries sorted in advance. Thereafter gents, with the sun out you’re in for one of the weekends of the year!
It won’t surprise you that summer’s the best time, it seems to be one long party from Easter until mid to late September and it gets really busy. And we should know we’ve got 2 ex Bournemouth alumni in the office who lived there for over 5 hard partying years between them! In all honesty deep winter’s not so great but saved by one of the UK’s best Christmas markets. Particular calendar dates to keep in mind are the Rugby 7s which is usually on the last May bank holiday and a fantastic opportunity for a stag or lads weekend. If you’re intending to visit over any of the bank holidays make sure you book up well in advance, and also keep in mind that during high season (mid April – mid October) one night stays are as rare as hens’ teeth.
In the middle of the south coast getting to Bournemouth’s easy but it’s not motorway all the way so make sure you check a route-planner before you set off or take the sat nav. It’s not difficult but you don’t want to waste precious stag do time. You can also easily get into the centre by train. If you and the boys are coming over from the Channel Islands you can hop on a ferry.
Bournemouth is a town rather than a city so it has a reasonably contained centre beyond which it spills over into an adjacent suburb called Boscombe, and the outskirts are definitely manageable. Poole’s also nearby, easy to get to (approx 10-15 minutes drive) and that’s where you’ll find more hotels, watersports and the dog track. The best nightlife is to be found in the centre where you should find a very pleasing supply of traditional pubs, effortlessly cool bars and thumping clubs. You’ll also find comedy, casinos, karaoke and a couple professional dancing venues. We’ve got loads of Bournemouth experience and it’s been one of our top stag do destinations for over a decade so you can be sure when it comes to the best group accommodation and going out for a couple of big nights we know what we’re doing.
We’ve got a whopping 60 activities listed for you and we’re adding more all the time, as far as stag dos go that puts Bournemouth as one of the leading activity destinations in Europe. The benefit of the town’s coastal location and younger population (think students not retirees), means groups are getting some fantastic land based adventure, especially the motorsports with one of the best karting and quad tracks in the country. That’s coupled with top end water-sports action. As well as some great sea fishing (wreck or deep sea), you and the boys could enjoy some seriously cool yachting or bling style powerboats! And then of course there’s the traditional sports, with some excellent golf – there’s even a course in the town centre. If you want content but budget’s a genuine concern you could look at a few of our budget busting suggestions to keep you active, involved and out of the pubs. Plan the activities right to complement a couple of big nights and you’ll get a beautifully balanced weekend.
Done well you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the value. We’ve got ABTA bonded packages starting at £118 per person and going right through to £225, you can spend more or a lot less, and we can build to suit, but don’t expect quality you’ll be happy on the cheap. As busy as Bournemouth gets you don’t want to chance it, you’ll know yourself not all things are equal and chancing it in a resort when you’ve got the boys to answer to, in our opinion just doesn’t make stag do sense. In terms of getting value make sure you book with a reputable agent so that you’ve got full support and the right levels of protection. That aside in terms of on the ground spend unless you go to the top, top hotels, restaurants, golf courses and so on you won’t be shocked – unless you invest heavily in your table dances or crash at the casino, the Bournemouth stag expenditure should be pretty standard.
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