Manchester Stag Do Guide

The City of Manchester is located in the north of England, and is a great stag do location due to have some of the best entertainment options across the entirety of the UK! With stellar music concerts and comedy shows held all year round at the 02 Apollo, as well as the more intimate comedy clubs attracting great comedians—there are many attractions that brings thousands of stag do goers to the city year on year.

Further to the wealth of evening entertainment is a vastness of stag do activities that are available both inside and outside of the city. From speeding over the water in hovercrafts to shooting Air Rifles on a gun range, there are many manly outdoor pursuits that will get the adrenaline pumping before hitting the town at night. Speaking of which, the city has top nightlife opportunities, with one stop locations for fine dining, drinks and clubs—as well as bars and nightclubs that stay open to the early hours.

How that you’re intrigued, here is a guide that will go into the city’s stag do attractions in greater detail, affirming why you will not want to miss what Manchester has to offer.

Manchester Stag Do Activities


For those seeking thrills on their weekend in Manchester, there are a wealth of manly outdoor pursuits to whet your appetite.

The first activity centre that will be of interest to you is Hoverforce, which is located 45 mins from the city in the nearby town of Cheshire. Hoverforce have a number of exciting motoring activities, but they specialise in Hovercrafts! They have the biggest and best hovercraft machines in the UK, allowing you and your friends to speed over the water in these wicked vehicles!

As well as this, Hoverforce have opportunities to race Dirt Buggies and DTV Shredders! The buggies are powerful and the terrain is muddy—a winning combo if ever there was one! As for the shredders, these machines are a lot like segways—safe for the fact that they are perfect for off-roading due to having tank tracks instead of wheels. Originally developed in Canada for travelling through the snow at high speeds, the people at Hoverforce realised that these vehicles work well on dirt as well. Race the buggies or the shredders on your Manchester stag do and have a rip-roaring time!


Another Cheshire activity centre which is 50 mins from the city is Adventure Cheshire. At Adventure Cheshire, you and the lads can enjoy a fun filled day of shooting activities. The first of these activities is Clay Pigeon Shooting, an activity that involves using a rifle to shoot discs out of the sky as they are fired out of a machine at high speeds! If you’d rather shoot stationary targets though, Air Rifle Shooting is a a great alternative. Using a high powered rifle, you will shoot challenging but fun targets across a range, seeing who among your friends have their eye in!

For football fans, you will get by just fine in football-mad Manchester! With two of the biggest teams in the world, Manchester United and Manchester City—you are spoilt for choice when it comes to catching a premier league match of the highest standard! What’s more, these two footballing giants meet at least twice a year in what is known as the “Manchester Derby”, taking place at Old Trafford and The Etihad Stadium respectively. Drink in an amazing spectacle on your stag weekend by heading to a game with your mates.

Alternatively, you can have a great time in the city of Manchester by going to Go Air Trampoline Park—the biggest and best trampoline park in Manchester! With 37,000 square feet worth of trampolines here, they mean what they say! Here, you can play a range of light hearted and incredibly fun team games, including trampoline dodgeball, bounce basketball, battle beams, reaction wall and tumble tracks!

Lastly, Escape Rooms are a massive hit with stag parties due to having to use logic and teamwork in order to escape! Breakout Manchester have the best Escape Rooms in the city, giving you 60 minutes to work together in order to solve the puzzle and escape the room! Teams will consist of 2-5 players, so if you’ve a large group—you can split up into teams to get competitive.

Manchester Stag Night Ideas


For fine dining in Manchester, one of the top places to check out is Gorilla, an amazing bar and grill that has a gin parlour with a variety of rare gins that will make for a chilled evening of pre-drinks. You can book the studio for a private meal that can seat up to 50 people. What’s more, this place also has an in house club! The performance space has live music, making for some of Manchester’s finest club nights.

You will never be short of options when choosing a nightlife venue in Manchester, due to the widely varied forms of entertainment you can choose from. At the 02 Apollo, you can go to a comedy show or a concert at a venue that attracts the best comedians and musicians in the world! The arena has top performers appearing each month, so when booking your weekend to the city, follow the link to see if there is a concert on that will be of interest.

Obviously, you’ll need to be organised in order to book arena dates. If you are heading over to Manchester with nothing planned, you can still have an evening filled with laughs by heading to The Comedy Store. This branch of the worldwide comedy club offers tremendous stand up from local comedians and travelling headliners, as well as great food and drinks! The place is located at Deansgate Locks, a canal street that is not only home to The Comedy Store, but Revolution and the Baa Bar also! This means that you can here from early until late, getting your fill of drinks, entertainment and nightclubs due to DJs playing long into the night.

Manchester Stag Do Accommodation


There are tons of great accommodation available in the city that will suit any budget. For cheaper options, self-catering accommodation is the way to go. SACO Serviced Apartments is a great example of fantastic accommodation that is centrally located, as these luxury apartments are situated in the heart of Manchester. This way, travel times will be minimised as you will be within walking distance of your planned activities, saving you some money along the way.

If you’d prefer to stay in a hotel however, the Eleven Didsbury Park is a good bet—as this converted Victorian townhouse combines a storied past with modern amenities. The rooms come with with rainfall showerheads, iPod docks, satellite TV and free WiFi.

Another luxury option is The Midland Hotel, which has been running for over a century. The grand Edwardian hotel has plush furnishings with free WiFi, tea and coffeemaking facilities, flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service.

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After reading this guide, you can clearly see how a stag do in Manchester opens up a number of opportunities you’ll struggle to find elsewhere. So book a Manchester Stag Do and you won’t regret it!