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stag do for over 40s

Stag Do Ideas for over 40s


Getting older doesn’t mean your stag do has to be boring.

It can actually be a hell of a lot better than a stag in your 20s.

Yes, it’s the ideal opportunity to let loose and get the guys together… because… let’s face it… how often does that happen these days?!

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend or wall-to-wall carnage, StagWeb have got you covered.

Check out the best stag do ideas for over 40s below!

How to Plan a Stag Do for an over 40s?

Don’t Leave it Until the Last Minute.

The older you get, the more likely your group will need more notice (especially when kids are involved) to ensure they are available for an event like this.

You may come to realise there are fewer opportunities for last-minute plans, so if you want to make this weekend a belter, be sure to give it the time it needs.

What’s the Groom’s Preference?

What’s the Groom's Preference

Be sure you check in with the main man for some peace of mind that you’re on the right track with your stag planning.

There’s nothing worse than a disappointed groom on his last weekend of freedom!

Once you’ve got a rough idea of what he’s interested in, we can kickstart the planning process.

Why is a Stag Do for Over 40s Different?

The average age for opposite-sex couples tying the knot has been steadily increasing since the early 1970s.

In 2018 the average age for men to get married was 38.1 years and 35.8 years for women.

Here at StagWeb, we’ve also noticed a shift in the number of mature stags planning with us.

Interests and preferences tend to change over time, meaning an older group may want a more sophisticated weekend itinerary than what they would have chosen 20 years ago.

A group over the age of 40 may also be in a better financial position than younger groups, meaning they could potentially afford to splash out on more luxurious experiences and definitely more comfortable beds!!

However, these factors can vary between every group.

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How to Ace Your Stag Planning for a Group Over 40?

If you want to be sure that your whole group is aware of the upcoming stag plans, don’t spam the group chat with 100s of messages, send 1 big message instead!

Again, busy lives usually mean less time to spend scrolling through group chat messages.

It’s the best way to ensure your trip runs smoothly.

TOP TIP: If you’re using a WhatsApp group chat to send important info, use the ‘star function’ to save the key messages that the boys need to see.

The Best Stag Do Ideas for Older Men / Gents

Classic Ideas

whiskey tasting
  • Clay Shooting – Add some thrills to your weekend and a BIG old adrenaline rush with this clay shooting experience.
  • Brewery Tour – Nothing says ‘sophisticated stag’ like a tour around one of our fantastic breweries. Get a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of how your favourite drink is made!
  • Blend Your Own Whisky – This one is for whisky-loving grooms. Enter the tasteful world of whisky and find out the secret to creating the perfect blend.

Sporty Activities

A day at the races
  • Golf – Crank up the competition with a round of golf on your big weekend away.
  • Stadium Tours – Take a tour around an official football stadium and get access to the behind-the-scenes areas!
  • A Day At The Races – It’s time to spruce up and place your bets. A day at the races is always a great idea and ideal for those looking to increase your beer funds!

Bucket List Activities

Mount Kilimanjaro

These activities are made for the adrenaline junkies. If you’re a stag with a taste for adventure, you’ll love these incredible experiences.

  • Climb Mount Kilimanjaro – This nine-day trek is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Imagine the memories that you and your fellow stags could make on this trip!! WOW!
  • Cave Cycling in Ljubljana – Saddle up and prepare for a journey like no other. This isn’t an easy ride and it’s not for the faint-hearted… don’t say we didn’t warn you!
  • Europe’s Highest Swing in Amsterdam – Head to the top of Amsterdam’s famous Lookout Tower and take your sightseeing experience to new heights.
  • Glacier Hike in Reykjavik – Views don’t get much better than this. Explore one of the most insane glaciers in the world and make some unforgettable memories with the group.


Perhaps a stag do in Benidorm or a wild weekend in Magaluf aren’t your style anymore (or maybe they are?). However, there’re many more locations that will guarantee a top weekend!

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Top 10 Destinations Idea for Over 40s

  1. Prague – It’s a stag favourite for many reasons –top activities, some of the best bars you can get and the go-to place for party-ready people.
  2. Bristol – Bristol has it all! Big nights out, insane food spots and plenty of buzzing bars dotted around the city.
  3. Budapest – The Hungarian capital has EVERYTHING you could possibly need to boss your big weekend.
  4. Barcelona – The ideal mashup of incredible coastlines and a fantastic city break. It’s a top choice for those looking to enjoy the perfect balance of sightseeing and relaxation.
  5. Krakow – Big stag adventures are waiting for you in Krakow. The Main Square is wall-to-wall with fantastic bars! What are you waiting for?
  6. Dublin – You’ve not experienced a big weekend until you’ve been to Dublin. With tonnes of classic activities, legendary nightlife and so much more (GUINNESS!).
  7. Riga – You won’t be stuck for ideas if you’re heading to Riga. There’s a whole range of different activities that are sure to take your fancy!
  8. Hamburg – This is quite possibly the ultimate location for your big weekend away. Guarantee a memorable weekend when you head to Hamburg.
  9. Berlin – Big beers, delicious food and buzzing bars. A weekend in Berlin is in the elite tier of places to celebrate.
  10. Munich – Home to one of the best beer festivals on the planet, the people of Munich know how to party. What are you waiting for?!

Nightlife Ideas

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  • Guided Bar Crawl – This is a reliable way to ensure your night is a success. You can let your guide know the types of bars you’re wanting to visit and enjoy guaranteed good times!
  • Casino – If you’re feeling lucky, head down to the casino. With free entry, you can concentrate on keeping your eyes on the money.
  • Comedy Club – You can’t beat enjoying a few laughs with the boys. Grab a pint, get comfortable and prepare for some big laughs.

How to Book…

Booking your stag do for a group over 40 is EASY!

Well, it is if you book with StagWeb!

We’ll sort you out with top stag do activities, incredible stag accommodation and plenty of ideas for your big night out.

Then all that’s left to do is send us a super speedy enquiry and we’ll sort the rest!

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How to Look the Part on Your Stag?

This isn’t any average weekend; this is THE stag weekend.

It’s time to scrub up in some classic stag attire and make sure you all look the part.

Yes, we’re talking about matching shit shirts… check out our collection of the best/worst shirts EVER!

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