Southampton Stag Do

Ahoy there matey! A stag do in Southampton is always ship shape with gorgeous scenery, swanky marina bars and a thriving student population who know how to party.
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Why is Southampton Great for a Stag Do?

Southampton might be best known for waving goodbye to the Titanic, but it also launched Craig David, you know! With two universities and a massive student population, the nightlife here is thriving, making sure your stag do in Southampton is one for the history books for all the right reasons! It’s not all about partying though; there’s also a range of top museums and landmarks where you can learn more about this city’s fascinating naval history if that’s your kind of thing.

The biggest city in Hampshire is sandwiched between two beauties, the English Channel and the New Forest, giving you a brilliant backdrop for a whole range of fun stag activities! Whether you want to get your adrenaline fix, satisfy your need for speed, sink some drinks or just chill out with the lads. Your weekend is what you make it. Are you ready?

Top 10 Stag Do Activities In Southampton

1) Paintballing

If you're looking for a traditional stag do activity in Southampton, then paintballing will really get your adrenaline pumping! Split into teams to fire paint at each other across immersive battle zones in a woodland setting and hunt down the other team with your planned tactics. You’ll receive a full safety briefing, get kitted out in safety gear and have the rules explained to you by one of the venue’s friendly team, making this activity ideal for all abilities. They’ll also hand everyone their paintball gun, loaded with paintballs, and then it’s over to you to show them how it’s done!

2) Bar Crawls

Nothing says stag do quite like a bar crawl, so why should your big weekend in Southampton be any different? Bar crawls are a great way to discover some of the city’s top watering holes, and there are several guided bar crawls available that will lead you to some of the best bars in Southampton. Whether you’re looking to sink a few beers, down some shots or party til the early hours, one of these bar crawls will ensure your night out is top notch!

3) Bubble Football

Bubble football is shaping up to be one of the most popular stag activities yet, so if you haven't got it included in your Southampton stag itinerary yet, what are you waiting for? Get ready to laugh your head off as you bounce and bump your way around in a giant, inflatable zorb. Oh and tackling will take things to a whole level - expect to crash into your mates and send them flying! It's guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience that'll have you all laughing till it hurts!

4) Nightlife

Southampton may be known as a city of culture, but it's also a city that knows how to party. With a huge range of bars and clubs, there will be something to cater for every group's tastes in this great destination. Whether you're looking to drink some pints, dance the night away or just grab a quick drink with friends, Southampton really does have it all. If you don’t have time before the stag do to research that best bars, then why not opt for one of our venue passes, giving you and each of your group access to some of Southampton’s best bars, pubs and clubs. Even better, you’ll be able to skip the queues with one of these handy passes each!

5) Goggle Football

Forget everything you already know about the beautiful game, because a session of goggle football is really going to throw a spanner into the works! You’ll still have two teams, two goals and a football, but during this game, you and each of your group will sport binocular goggles. These goggles will completely mess with your view, and will either make everything look like it’s super close or incredibly far away. Now, try dribbling the ball whilst wearing these! Get set for some epic fails that will have you and the rest of the lads in stitches!

6) Archery

Get set for this incredible battlezone archery experience in Southampton for the long awaited stag do! This activity is like a combination of paintball, archery and dodgeball. And it’s not just bullseyes you’ll be shooting at, but also each other! The good news? You won’t be using standard arrows; these arrows will feature a foam tip, so no one will be getting injured! Throughout the activity, you’ll all rack up points as you run around shooting the opposing team, before ducking and diving behind inflatable bunkers to avoid those incoming arrows!

7) Female Strippers

There's nothing better than a little bit of exotic entertainment to spice up a stag do. And what better way to do it than with a drop dead gorgeous stripper during your trip to Southampton? Your stripper will come to you at your home, hired accommodation or private venue and will perform a sizzling hot 15-minute routine, being sure to make a massive fuss of the groom-to-be! This is one activity that’s sure to embarrass the stag so why not stitch him up with a sexy stripper experience and make his big weekend in Southampton completely unforgettable?

8) Escape Rooms

If you're looking for something to do on your stag weekend in Southampton, then look no further than an escape room! There are a number of different escape games available that will put your skills and teamwork to the test. Your task is simple: find clues, and solve puzzles and riddles until you can finally make your escape. Are you up for the challenge?

9) Footgolf

Golf is a notoriously laid-back sport, giving you quality time with the mates while you hit a few holes. But as you’re on a stag weekend in Southampton, we thought we’d up the ante! Get two sports for the price of one with Footgolf! As you might have guessed, this quirky activity blends golf and footie so you’re going to need to combine power and precision if you want to win. You can leave the golf clubs and balls at home as the aim of the game is to kick a football into specially adapted, larger holes across a golf course.

10) Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding in Southampton is a brilliant, chilled out activity for a stag do and perfect for those groups that love getting out in the great outdoors! All equipment will be provided, and you'll also have a safety briefing from one of the venue's qualified instructors before you're let loose on the water. If paddle boarding isn’t your thing, then how about trying a spot of kayaking or canoeing?

Looking for Stag Do ideas in Southampton?

Give the groom-to-be a send-off to remember on his Southampton stag do and take him on some epic adventures that he’s sure to remember for years to come.

Whatever he's into, we're pretty certain that you'll find something on Fizzbox that the whole group will love! From adrenaline pumping thrills with our great range of outdoor stag do activities, to the more laid-back experiences for those that like to take life at a slightly slower pace, you can be sure that you'll find the most popular Southampton stag do activities right here!

Daytime Stag Do Activities in Southampton

If you want to really make things competitive, you’ll have to try Battlezone Archery.

This fantastic experience combines dodgeball, paintball and archery and will be a sure-fire way for everyone to let off steam.The aim is to knock out the opposing team by firing rubber-tipped arrows at them. For something a little less intense but equally as exhilarating, try out Southampton's Climbing experience!

You’ll need to scramble and pull yourselves up an 42ft climbing wall under the guidance of an experienced instructor. No matter your ability levels, you can be sure that everyone will have an absolute blast.

This Hampshire city is, of course, also home to Southampton FC, so if you’re looking for an activity to keep with the footie theme, then we have something you’ll love - Bubble Football It’s a bit daft, but stick with us! It's a wacky, yet wonderful game that involves you climbing into one-man, giant, inflatable zorb balls and attempting to play a game of football. You'll smash, crash and bump your way into the opposition!

The bouncy zorbs take a bit of the impact so you can really give it some welly as you scatter your enemies like giant inflatable beach balls and drive that football towards the goal. He shoots, he scores!

Evening Stag Do Activities in Southampton

When the sun sets, this vibrant city really comes alive with a brilliant offering of night-time activities! Prepare to choose from a massive selection of top restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs, with something to cater for every stag group.

Whether you want to chill in a traditional pub and sink a few pints with your pals, indulge in some top-notch food, or simply party till the early hours in one of Southampton’s hottest clubs, you won’t have to venture far to fill up your evening stag itinerary!

If you’re looking to head to a restaurant for a slap-up meal, we would definitely recommend making a reservation in advance – particularly if you’re a large stag group. Many venues may not be able to accommodate large groups, especially last minute. Plus, you’ll want to do your research and find out which restaurants are stag friendly.

Getting Around Southampton During Your Stag Do

Making your way around Southampton is easy, but if you don’t fancy doing too much walking, then you can always jump on one of the many buses, which provide services around the city and beyond. There are various bus operators, but you’ll most likely use ‘First Southampton’, who run frequent and efficient services between the city centre and local Southampton districts.

After a big night out, we imagine you’ll want the quickest route to your bed, therefore we’d recommend hopping in a taxi. There’s plenty of taxi ranks where you can get a cab around the city – check out Southampton Taxi’s site for a comprehensive list of where to safely get a taxi.


Who doesn't love a paintballing session for a stag do? And if you've got this top activity included for your big Southampton weekend, you’re going to have to bring your A-game if you want to be the winning team. Reckon you lot are up to the challenge? Work as a team and plan your tactics together. In these immersive zones, there are plenty of obstacles to hide behind so you can catch your breath and plan your attack on the opposing team.


Got a head for heights? Then make sure you get yourselves booked in for a brilliant climbing session at a top activity centre in Southampton. We’ve got plenty of action packed options in this great destination, with something perfect for every adrenaline junkie out there!

Beer Tasting

If you’re looking to try something chilled and laid-back with the lads during the Southampton stag do, then why not consider booking a session of beer tasting? You’ll head to a top venue, where an expert in all things beer will guide you as you sample a variety of tasty beers. You’ll also learn about the history of the beer, and how to appreciate the aroma and body too - very sophisticated indeed!

Nude life drawing

Put pencil to paper with a session of nude life drawing and learn how to master sketching the female form! A professional female, nude life model will strike a pose for you and your group, and you’ll use the materials provided to interpret her womanly curves. Don’t worry if you’ve not done any art since the days of your GCSEs, as this experience is all about having a laugh and trying something new. An expert art tutor will also be on hand to help and will provide tips on drawing techniques.

The Best Bars and Pubs in Southampton for a Stag Do

From chilled-out seafront bars to the drunken debauchery of the city centre, there’s something for everyone here but which area do you fancy hitting first? We’ve created a brief guide to some of the districts you should visit on your Southampton stag weekend.

Bedford Place

Head here if you want to party hard in Southampton’s loudest and liveliest district. Whether you want a big-name venue, cocktail bar or a nightclub where you bust a move or two, you’ll find it around Bedford Place.

Southampton Marina

Waterside drinks are always a classy affair and the stunning Southampton Marina is no exception. You’ll find loads of nice cocktail bars and quiet pubs with a view that’s just dying to be a backdrop to your group photos! It’s also a great place to grab some grub to line those bellies.


This area is super popular with students. Reckon you can keep up with them in the party stakes? Come and prove it at one of the many banging nightclubs in the area. Expect value for money drinks and an electric atmosphere all night long!

West Quay

In and around this bustling shopping centre, you’ll find a range of pubs and chain bars for some cheap and cheerful drinks from All Bar One to some popular restaurants that know how to whip up a decent cocktail.

Southampton Nightlife

With such an eclectic range of boozers, bars and clubs, it can be tricky to know where to start your stag night in Southampton. But don’t worry, we’ve made a little list of some of the hottest haunts to help you out:

The Hobbit

134 Bevois Valley Road, Southampton, SO14 0JZ

This Tolkien-inspired pub is open ‘til late and is a must visit for any Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans! Here, you’ll find two bars, themed drinks, real ales, live music and a huge beer garden, the biggest in the city, for those warmer months.


Leisure World, West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RE

The biggest nightclub in Southampton has a capacity of 3,000 and doesn’t disappoint with the hottest DJs, celeb appearances, co2 cannon, lasers, flashing dancefloors and a range of themed rooms playing cheese, house, commercial and R&B.

Platform Tavern

Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2NY

This old school, dockland brew pub serves up delicious ales, decent grub and live music nights with bluegrass and blues acts. If you fancy a few quality drinks and a bit of entertainment in a laid-back atmosphere on your stag party in Southampton, this place was made for you.


28 Bedford Place, Southampton, SO15 2DB

Get the party started with a few tasty cocktails at popular chain bar, Revolution. They’ve got a main bar, clubroom and rooftop Sky Bar so you can make your night here as chilled or wild as you like. You’ll be pleased to hear, it’s also a firm fave with hen parties!

Fancy a Stag Do in Southampton?

So, what are you waiting for, lads? Head to the great British seaside and celebrate your stag do in Southampton. You’ll be so happy you did. Read our full activity listings now for more info.

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