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Thrill-seeking stags look no further. Snowdonia is the capital of all things action and adventure, home to some of the country’s best outdoor activities that are sure to be unlike anything you’ve ever tried before.
One minute, you could be bouncing around on an underground trampoline and the next, you’ll be zooming down the fastest and longest zipline in Europe! Push yourselves to the limit and get that adrenaline pumping through your veins!
If all that sounds exhausting, don’t worry, your stag do in Snowdonia can also include some downtime. This region of North Wales is an 823 square mile National Park, boasting impressive scenery from coastline to glaciers. If you’re feeling brave, you can even trek up Mount Snowdon. Wales’ third most visited attraction is a whopping 3,560ft high!
Snowdonia might not be known for its nightlife, but you’ll still find some decent pubs around, where you'll be able to raise a glass to the groom-to-be. If you fancy a big night out, you’ll be happy to hear that bustling Bangor is just a short drive away, offering a great selection of pubs, bars and a nightclub!
Sometimes, you’ve just got to ask; would a stag do really be a stag do if it didn’t include some paintballing? We think not, so why should your stag do in Snowdonia be any different? With a paintballing session in Snowdonia, you’ll enjoy an action packed experience with your squad and will have free reign to pelt each other with as much paint as possible! Your group will be split into teams and then you’ll be unleashed into a great, outdoor venue, where you’ll have to hide, duck and run for your life to avoid being covered in paint!
White water rafting in Snowdonia is an exhilarating experience that you definitely won’t forget! You'll take on some serious rapids with the help of your guide as you navigate your way through waters packed full of twists and turns. You’ll be provided with all the necessary safety gear and an oar each, in addition to a safety briefing before you hit the river, so you’ll be feeling confident and ready to go! The raft you’ll be using for the activity has been specially designed to withstand the force of the rapids, so you can rest assured you’ll be in good hands. Just be prepared to get soaking wet as you battle your way through these challenging waters!
Gorge Walking is a brilliant activity for anyone looking to get in the great outdoors! But forget a leisurely walk - this experience is more about scrambling, sliding and climbing as you wade through the waters. Don’t worry though, you won’t have to fend for yourselves, as you’ll be joined by an expert in all things gorge walking, who will take you down a fun and challenging route! All the essential safety kit and equipment will be provided, including wetsuits, hardhats and buoyancy aid. Get set to tackle waterfalls, canyons, smooth rock faces and bumpy nooks!
Prepare for the ultimate quarry kart experience with this top stag activity in Snowdonia! It’s fast, furious and bound to get that adrenaline pumping! There’s nothing quite like these three wheeled karts that will see you zipping around a 3k slate track that features all kinds of obstacles, including chichanes, tunnels and banked corners. Plus, you’ll be a mega 1,500 ft above sea level!
Now these aren’t activities for the faint hearted, cause these experiences take the humble zip wire to the max! There’s a plethora of zip based fun on offer in this great stag destination, where you’ll become acquainted with zip wires of all manners! From the heart pounding Velocity, where you’ll reach speeds of up to 100mph whilst being 180m high in the air, to Phoenix, the world’s fastest zip line where you can ride with your mates - they’ve really thought of everything here!
Another one of the greats from Zip World, say hello to Plummet2. You’ll make your way to the top of a 100ft tower, where you’ll experience an almost ‘free fall’ style experience. Once at the top, you’ll fall through a trapdoor, which you can do at the same time as your mate if you want! You’ll get a real adrenaline rush with this one, but don’t worry, the instructors will ensure you’re safe and securely fastened in, ready for your big drop!
Ok, so hear us out. Forget the generic back garden trampoline. This is trampolining to the extreme and here in Snowdonia, they don’t do things by half measures! For this unique experience, you’ll head to Bounce Below, a former mine that’s twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral! Here, you’ll embark on an underground adventure, where you’ll discover giant trampolines on different levels, all safely secured by nets. You can even take a bounce at 180 ft high!
Why not kick off your Snowdonia stag weekend fun underground? Bounce Below is a trampolining activity on steroids! You’ll be bouncing around on huge nets in a disused mine that’s over 176 years old! This epic underground playground is twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral, giving you tons of space to explore the netted walks, tunnels, slides and two mahoosive trampolines at different levels. One of them is 180ft up if you’re feeling brave!
If underground fun sounds good to you, why not explore the Caverns? This awesome assault course features tunnels, rope bridges, obstacle courses and the biggest underground zipline in Europe that you can tackle over the course of three action-packed hours. These caves have been inaccessible for over 200 years...until now.
Why not head to the Fforest and try your hand at Tobogganing? Hold on tight as you speed around the specially built track in the woodlands! For something that’ll push you to the limit and get your blood pumping, try the Zip Safari that’ll see you go along 22 ziplines in the treetops. You won’t stand on solid ground again until you’ve completed the entire course!
For a more classic stag activity, Paintballing in Snowdonia is always a group pleaser. You’ll be split into teams to compete against one another in the ultimate battle where you’ll get to pelt each other with paint. Get the groom-to-be to wear fancy dress for a hilarious photo op and to make him stick out like a sore thumb in the forest. He looks ripe for target practice to us!
There’s plenty of ways to make your way around the impressive sights of Snowdonia’s National Park, including park and ride buses and shuttlebuses. Cycling is also a great way to get around, so why not head to the nearest bike hire shop and rent some bikes for the day?
Alternatively, if you drove to Snowdonia for the stag do, then it’s definitely worth car sharing and heading to your daytime activities with ease.
Ready to get some white-knuckle thrills on your stag weekend in Snowdonia? Plummet2 gives you all the free falling feels as you drop through the trap door of a 100ft tower, plummeting towards the floor at a crazy-fast speed.
You’ll buddy up and take on this challenge in pairs so give each other loads of encouragement or, more likely, banter! Experienced instructors will get you kitted up and give a full safety briefing, so you know you’re in safe hands as you take your leap of faith!
How about taking on Velocity in Snowdonia?, the world’s fastest zipline where you’ll reach epic speeds of up to 100mph! You’ll feel like Superman himself as you fly over Penrhyn Quarry, 500m up in the air, taking in sights usually only the birds are lucky enough to see!
We know that sounds a bit intimidating, but you’ll have a practice go on the Little Zipper first to get you ready and raring to go. There’s even a viewing area if some of your mates aren’t quite feeling up to it. Make sure they get some hilarious photos of your zipline ride!
As you may have realised by now, the outdoor activities here are more adrenaline-pumping than chilled out but if you want to take it a bit easier, there’s still plenty of opportunities to do that on your stag do in Snowdonia.
Exploring your surroundings by foot is a must and this area’s a walker’s dream with more than 1,400 public footpaths here. You’ll also discover that the nightlife is pretty chilled out here, making it perfect for a few peaceful pints with the lads.
The nightlife is going to be fairly lowkey on a Snowdonia stag do compared to big cities, not that that’s a bad thing. How better to bond with your group than with a few quality drinks in a friendly, traditional pub? Here’s a rundown of the best of the nightlife nearby:
Head to the village high street for a few decent boozers, all with a laid-back atmosphere and Welsh charm. Here, you’ll be able to get your hands on local food and drink that’ll really tickle your taste buds as you toast the groom-to-be’s last night of freedom.
This seriously stunning area has a few hotspots but it’s not all traditional pubs; they’ve also got a pretty swanky wine bar if you fancy something a bit more sophisticated. Raise a glass and celebrate in style, lads.
Just a 15-minute drive away, you’ll find lively Bangor, the oldest city in Wales. It’s a university city and its students like to party hard so make sure you keep up! Whether you want a traditional Welsh pub or a buzzing club, you’ll find it here.
Around a 40-minute drive away, Chester offers some serous stag-worthy nights out. Head to Northgate Street and St John’s Street to celebrate amongst hen parties and other stag groups in popular chain bars and clubs that’ll have you dancing until the early hours. Watergate Street is a great alternative if you fancy a laid-back boozer or live music venue.
Virtually all the villages and towns in Snowdonia have a pub or two. If you’re wondering where’s best to go, here’s a few places to get the pints in on your stag night in Snowdonia:
Coed-Y-Llwyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 4EN
The Bryn Arms is a cosy and charming pub. A great spot for a few chilled-out drinks, you can soak up some sun on the terrace, sit back and watch live sports or have a game of pool.
Church Street, Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL42 1EL
This traditional pub is located on Barmouth harbour and dates back to the 15th century and boasts a friendly atmosphere with bags of character plus live entertainment. It’s got outdoor seating for a bit of people watching during the warmer months.
Llanfrothen, Garreg, Penrhyndeudraeth, LL48 6AQ
Nestled in the heart of Snowdonia, this popular pub is located at the Brondanw Estate in Portmerion. Their friendly staff serve up a great range of real ales and British pub grub.
29 Dean Street, Bangor, LL57 1UR
Fancy something livelier? One of the biggest and best nightclubs in North Wales, Cube in Bangor boasts four exciting rooms where DJs play chart, house, cheese and R&B to get you in the mood to drink and dance all night long.