Renowned as one of the best party cities in the UK, Brighton is a top destination for any stag party. If you need some ideas of what to do then you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve rounded up 25 of the best stag party ideas in Brighton.
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Brighton was recently revealed as one of the most popular stag destinations in the UK according to Chilli Sauce, and it’s not hard to see why.
With such a varied mix of things to see and do, Brighton has all the ingredients you need for the best stag do ever. Whether you’re after an action packed weekend full of activities or a more cultural affair to soak up some of Brighton’s best tourist hotspots, this city has everything you could ask for.
‘Steve Coogan, Noel Gallagher, Freddie Flintoff and Fatboy Slim are all party legends who have set up home in the UK’s party capital,’ says Andy Viveash from StagWeb. ‘Both the nightlife and daytime activities are epic and who doesn’t want to hang out looking cool on Brighton Pier?’
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Seeing as Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular seaside destinations, it’s safe to say there's a fair few water themed activities on offer here. Check out StagWeb to see their water sport stag parties in Brighton, which include surfing, kayaking and windsurfing.
Brighton is famous for its eclectic and creative vibe, so consider taking the stags on a culture hunt around the various museums, theatres and galleries. You could check out one of the many shows at the spectacular Brighton Dome or simply explore the city to see what edgy street art you can find. Will you spot an original Banksy?
Take a Helicopter Tour of Brighton
Take to the skies in a fantastic aerial tour of Brighton from a helicopter. Helifly are a company that offer this experience and they provide a personalised flying tour, so that you can choose which parts of Brighton that you see.
Play Some Golf
Take to the golf course and enjoy stunning sea views whilst you play in an epic 18 hole course. This activity is available with StagWeb and is a great way to kick back and let off some steam before the wedding. This stag party idea is an ideal second day activity if you need something to ease the hangover from the night before.
Ride a Mud Buggy
If you’re a group of adrenaline junkies, then consider booking a thrilling mud buggy experience with The Stag Company. We spoke to Jessica from The Stag Company who explains more: ‘Our mud buggies experience is one of our most popular stag activities in Brighton. Groups get a safety briefing and demonstration, a practice lap and then three races per person. At the end there is a glass of fizz and a podium presentation with medals for the winners.’
Komedia Comedy Club
Visit Brighton’s famous comedy club Komedia to see one of their fantastic shows and get the party started. Situated in The Lanes, this cool and quirky venue is hard to miss with its bright neon sign. If you want food and a show, check out The Stag Company’s Komedia package.
‘The acts on Komedia’s bill are top notch,’ says Jessica. ‘Top UK and international comedians perform at this venue as well as the latest up and coming talent. This is one of the best nights out in Brighton.’
Visit Brighton Pier
Go for a stroll along the famous pier and take in all that it has to offer. Ride one of the funfair coasters, spend hours in the amusement arcades or grab some of the pier's deckchairs and sit back with some fish and chips. If you and your partner love the idea of a beach wedding, then you could even say your ‘I dos’ on Brighton Pier as well.
Take a Bike Tour
If you want to take in all the sights of Brighton but don’t know how to pack everything into the stag do, then consider a bike tour of the city with Brighton Bike Tours. Their grand tour takes you round all the city’s must see highlights, including the seafront and the Royal Pavilion Palace.
Take on a Pub Crawl
If you’re more interested in a tour of Brighton’s best beverages rather than its sights, then StagWeb offer a pub crawl challenge for stag parties. You’ll be split into teams and then sent to various pubs around the city whilst answering questions and completing tasks. Are you up to the challenge?
Unleash your inner Jamie Oliver and grab your fellow stags for a pizza making session with Chilli Sauce. You’ll make your pizzas whilst enjoying a complimentary drink, but the best part is that you get to eat your finished creation!
Why not take advantage of the seaside location and arrange a hovercraft racing experience for the stag party? Stagweb offer this adrenaline fuelled activity which includes an action packed race around the course - competitive stags will love this.
Go to Lightsaber School
If you and your stags are mad for all things Star Wars related, then go to lightsaber school with StagWeb where you’ll be taught all the ways of the Jedi. May the force be with you!
Explore the Lanes
If you’ve never experienced The Lanes, Brighton’s famous paradise of quirky shops, bars and restaurants, then make sure you take a trip here during the stag. As mentioned before, The Lanes are home to Komedia as well as an array of other great bars and pubs where you can stop for a few pints.
Add a touch of refinement to the classic night down the pub and book a beer tasting session with Chilli Sauce. You’ll try an array of the finest beers whilst finding out more about them from a professional beer expert (yes such a job does exist).
Hire Your Own Private Chef
If the groom is a serious foodie, book a self-catering getaway for the stag weekend and arrange to have your own private chef come to you. First, check out StagWeb to see what properties are available in Brighton and then book your chef. He’ll rustle up a first class menu for you to enjoy before you hit the town.
Restaurants in Brighton
If you’d rather get out and about to sample what culinary delights Brighton has to offer, then there is a huge variety of restaurants around the city. Check out the pubs and restaurants along the sea front for some delicious and traditional food with a view, or browse Visit Brighton to see some of the best options around the city. For the trendiest food hotspots, head to The Lanes.
Go on an Assault Course
For an exciting Bear Grylls inspired stag weekend, check out The Stag Company’s assault course experience. A physical challenge that will certainly get all the stags involved, the course is a no-holds barred, adrenaline adventure.
‘This is the perfect outdoor activity for stags who are up for a challenge on their big weekend,’ explains Jessica. 'The course has a multitude of obstacles such as rope swings, a Burma bridge, wall climbs and a scramble net to name but a few. You’ll have to work as a team so the course is a great way to get some competition going on a stag weekend – perhaps the slowest person buys the beers later?’
Visit the Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion is one of Brighton’s most recognisable buildings and you can take a tour through it to explore its magnificent rooms and architecture. If the sun is shining, you and the boys could take a stroll through the Pavilion’s gardens or relax on the surrounding lawns.
Go on a Ghost Walk
If you’ve got the nerve, visit eight of the city’s creepiest and most haunted sites for a ghost walk with StagWeb. If you’re looking for unusual stag party ideas in Brighton, then this is a fantastic option. You’ll be led round by your own guide and will even get to stop off at a haunted pub for a shot of courage.
A Day at the Races
Suit up and hit the race track with the boys for a day at the races. A lot of stag party websites offer various horse racing packages so have a look around to see what’s best for your group.
Go karting is a very popular activity with stag parties and is another competitive challenge that will get everyone in the party spirit. Whether you fancy yourselves as a bunch of Lewis Hamiltons or are quite happy bouncing round the track whilst horrendously hungover, take a look at StagWeb who offer indoor and outdoor go karting activities.
Get your glad rags on and book a casino night with Chilli Sauce - James Bond has nothing on you! Once you’re ready to move on, head to Pryzm which is Brighton’s largest nightclub.
If the groom fancies himself as a bit of a wine connoisseur, then he’ll be sure to appreciate a professional wine tasting experience. StagWeb offer wine tasting stag parties in Brighton where you’ll have an expert share his knowledge with you. Plus of course, you’ll get to sample the wines for yourself.
If wines not your thing, how about StagWeb’s cocktail mixing class instead? You’ll meet a professional mixologist who will soon have you recreating cocktails like a pro. Compete against your fellow stags to see who comes out on top with the best beverage – with a suitable forfeit prepared for the loser.
‘As Brighton is by the sea and is a great place to visit when the sun shines, outdoor activities are really popular with stag groups in the city,’ suggest Jessica. ‘The Stag Company’s boat trip package includes boat hire, fishing equipment and the bait. It lasts around 90 minutes and the boat leaves from Brighton’s famous Marina. There’s also plenty of bars and restaurants on the Marina, so if it’s a nice day it’s a great place to catch a drink after the trip.’
If you’re the groom’s best man, then check out our 18 tried and tested jokes for the best man’s speech if you need some ideas.