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Leeds Stag Do Guide

Leeds is a city located in West Yorkshire, England—famed for its vibrant nightlife due to its massive student population. With hundreds of bars and over 30 nightclubs, you can pick and choose venues for your stag night that perfectly match your interests and desired atmosphere. What’s more, the city of Leeds attracts huge crowds all year round due to the number of music festivals that take place, including the Leeds Festival which is held on August bank holiday Monday every year.

Leeds is also a central hub for breweries, as both the Leeds Brewery and Northern Monk Brewery serve draft beers both onsite and through the range of traditional pubs around the city and they work in conjunction with. Leeds Town Hall host the Leeds International Beer Festival each year, so if you’re a lover of craft beers—make sure to book your stag for September!

What also makes Leeds a great destination for a stag weekend is the wide array of outdoor pursuits which are available in the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. From exciting shooting activities to muddy excursions, you and the lads can enjoy an adrenaline-pumping afternoon with some team building mixed in to make it all worthwhile.

Leeds Stag Do Activities

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At Carlton Towers, you and your stags canm get off the beaten track with some off road 4x4 driving! Speed through tough terrain and have a tremendous laugh throwing these powerful vehicles around this historic 250 acre estate.

Or if you’d prefer to get to grips with air rifles, Clay Pigeon Shooting is available at Carlton Towers. This activity will require your full concentration, as you handle a high powered rifle and attempt to shoot moving targets just like they do in the olympics.

With prestigious Rugby League and Football teams, Leeds is a superb choice for enjoying a few pints during a game before a big night out on the town. Leeds Rhinos are the rugby league team, which play out of Headingley Rugby Stadium. Second division Rugby Union side Yorkshire Carnegie also play here, so whatever weekend you decide to go for a stag do in Leeds, one of these teams should be playing. Leeds is also a one football club city which means that they have unbelievable support throughout the city. Leeds United are historically one of the biggest football clubs in England so make your way to Elland Road to watch them play on your stag weekend and soak up the incredible atmosphere that is second to none in England!

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If sport didn’t strike your fancy, what could be a more kickass activity on your Leeds stag do than driving mini tanks? This thrilling activity involves all your lads getting geared up and belted into individual mini tanks that drive just like the real thing! Charge along the battlefield with your lads and get the adrenaline pumping as you aim to hit your targets with paintball cannons.

Speaking of paintball, there is paintballing available at an adventure centre just minutes outside of the city. You will be split into teams and compete against each other to achieve ‘call of duty-like’ objectives, such as capture the flag and team death match! 

Leeds Stag Night Ideas

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Leeds has an amazing night life scene for you to enjoy. There are a number of underground venues that attract international A-list DJs. Wire is a basement club that attracts DJs from the indie, rock and alternative dance worlds. The Mint Warehouse is similar to this, as a dance music club that has three large warehouse rooms and an outdoor terrace. Away from the mad nightlife scene is The Faversham, a venue designed with groups in mind. As a cross between a bar, club and private hire venue—complete with outdoor conservatory, you and the lads can have an amazing night in a secluded VIP area.

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Alternatively, you can usher in the evening with some stand-up comedy! Nothing beats a good laugh with the lads, and few places can give you more laughs than at the famous Grand Theatre. Open since 1878, the Grand Theatre has hosted some terrific comics like Bill Bailey and John Richardson to name but a few. This will go over well with your mates, who will head onto their nightlife destination with a bellyful of laughs.

Another exciting idea for your stag night, you can trade in those coins for chips and celebrate your stag do at a classy casino in Leeds city centre. With a wide variety of casinos which offer many games and slot machines to choose from, there’s plenty to keep you and the lads occupied for hours. What’s more, casinos usually have a bar that stays open until late, with excellent live music to make for an unforgettable stag night.

Leeds Stag Do Accommodation

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When choosing where to stay in Leeds, there are a number of options to consider. Firstly, you could choose to stay at Carlton Towers, as this amazing estate not only offers clay pigeon shooting, but top accommodation as well. With sixteen luxurious bedrooms and a 3-bed cottage within the grounds, you can engender your stay at Carlton Towers around your set budget.

Another option is self catering apartments, which are cheaper than hotels and are centrally located. There are also self catering houses, complete with parking spaces in case your driving to Leeds.

If you’d prefer to go for hotels as they have your needs taken care of, there are a wide range of quality hotels that are situated within the locale of the city. With a wide range of 3 and 4 star hotels, you can budget accordingly. As an added tip, there are hotels close to the airport, which will alleviate the stress or gathering your mates for a manic scramble for your flight.

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So all in all, Leeds has an impressive resume—with top activities, amazing nightlife and loads of accommodation options to satisfy all stag parties.