When it comes to considering stag party ideas in East Anglia, there’s an obvious tendency to think about Cambridge. A city of vibrant contemporary culture mixed with the allure of its history and world-renowned university. But head into Suffolk and we discover a treasure trove of ideas for an unforgettable weekend.
With 39 fixtures every year, there’s usually a racing meet for your stag party to enjoy if you consider your dates carefully. Hospitality packages offer great opportunities to enhance your day out with private rooms, private bars, arrival drinks and buffet lunches.
For the daredevils in the stag party, a Wing Walk near Bury St. Edmunds will blow away last night’s hangover with the most unforgettable of white-knuckle “rides”. Organised via Experience Day Pros at https://www.experiencedaypros.co.uk this is an activity for those with nerves of steel. The good news for members of the party who don’t fancy it: you can stay on the ground and spectate with a can of beer or two.
Let the adrenaline of your wing walk wear off at Stillery’s cocktail master class. You’ll never settle for a vodka and coke again after learning the skills to make mouthwatering drinks under the tutelage of your charming mixologists. Your hosts will give you a whistlestop tour of the tricks of the trade as you learn everything from the history of popular spirits to developing your own unique flavours.
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No night out in Bury St. Edmunds is complete without a trip to Britain’s smallest pub, The Nutshell. This Guinness Book of Records title holder boasts the record thanks to its 15ft by 7ft size. Your party might struggle to all fit it so this is the moment for someone to stand up and say, “It’s my round”, while everyone else waits outside. Let’s hope it’s a sunny day.
Bingo halls might have been the reserve of a mainly older female audience in the past but with the increase in mobile games such as Rainbow Riches and Deal or No Deal Bingo available at sites such as https://bingo.paddypower.com/, that audience is getting younger while more men are playing too. Heck, research from Southampton University (as reported in The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/) found the game is great for the brain so put the bingo hall in Lowestoft on your to-do list for some alternative entertainment.
The ultimate team bonding experience. The rapid popularity rise of escape rooms has seen them become an attractive option for stag parties. At Saxmundham you’ll get the chance to put your problem-solving skills to the test as you tackle one of two rooms from which you must figure out how to escape based on the clues that are subtly hidden. Terrific scene detailing makes this experience a wonderfully immersive attraction.
For those demanding booze, Ipswich is the place to be to party the night away. The historic Isaacs on the Quay offers a picturesque early-evening drink on the waterfront with plenty of local ales available and often live music. The nearby Briarbank Brewing Company will offer beer-lovers a goldmine of choice before you check out more live music at Steamboat Tavern. Unit 17 at Cardinal Park is a popular nightclub with music to fit a range of tastes across three rooms.
The smart money says you never knew you could have this amount of fun in Suffolk. But, whether you’re interested in a bar crawl or more reserved delights, an alternative to-do list or a map to the region’s hippest clubs, Suffolk ticks all the boxes.