Stag and Hen Parties in Dorset

Planning a stag or hen weekend in Dorset? You’ve reached the right place!

Dorset is becoming increasingly popular with stag and hen parties and it’s not hard to see why; from daring watersports on the Jurassic Coast and thrilling countryside pursuits, to rural escapist retreats and cocktails by the seaside, Dorset really has got the best mix of everything!

So, if you’ve been tasked with organising an experience to remember for your best pals, don’t panic, you’ll find all the inspiration you need right here.

On the Water

With 95 miles of Jurassic Coast to shout about, you can be sure that Dorset is packed full of exhilarating watersports.

For the daring hen or stag group, you’ll have a great time leaping from cliffs and exploring hidden caves as you go coasteering. You’ll be in safe hands with experienced companies such as Adventure 4 All and Cumulus Outdoor Adventures - so go on, take the plunge!

For the less brave, kayak tours and stand up paddle boarding are favourite hen and stag do ideas and are one of the best ways to take in the beautiful coastal scenery, get active and have a laugh with your friends.

If you want to be out on the water but don’t fancy getting wet, a boat ride could be just the activity for you. Lyme Bay RIB Charter offer an exciting range of packages that can be aimed specifically at stag and hen groups including, splash and dash blasts, treasure hunts and coastal cruises.

Nature’s Playground

Unleash your inner warrior and book a day of bushcraft and survival skills with Fore Adventure where you'll learn how to light a fire from scratch and forage for food or enjoy a day of axe throwing, archery and rifle crossbow at Insight Activities. Perfect for hens and stags alike.

For something more leisurely, combine tranquillity, exercise and discovery on a bike and enjoy a themed tour of some of the loveliest parts of Dorset with Cyclexperience. Hire electric bikes and you won’t even break a sweat! A great group activity!

For some down & dirty fun, the Dorset mud trail will give you just that – literally! Leap over lagoons, swing over swamps, bounce through bogs and achieve full swamp monster status! Mud washes off but memories last a lifetime.

Spa Weekends

If all that wedding planning has made your bride (or groom!) frazzled and fraught, then a spa break will be just what they’re in need of to release all that tension and have a relaxing time with friends.

Book into one of Dorset’s best spa hotels and chill out in in the pool, sauna or steam room and enjoy some indulgent beauty treatments before following up with some afternoon tea or prosecco. Lush!

Or, why not rent a cottage complete with a hot tub or swimming pool for a weekend of frivolity. The possibilities are endless with a property of your own – hire in a private chef to rustle up a special dinner, a mobile therapist to pamper or book a luxury welcome hamper so you can crack open the champers and get the party started as soon as you arrive!

Fun for Foodies

Dorset is bursting full of world class produce and the ideal place to book a food-themed hen or stag do.

For beer lovers, a tour of one of Dorset’s breweries will go down a storm. Go behind the scenes at either Palmers Brewery or Hall & Woodhouse and watch first hand how the beer is brewed before heading off to the bar for a tasting.

If you prefer your grape to your grain then fear not, there are plenty of lovely English vineyards to get lost in as well, our favourites being English Oak VineyardFurleigh Estate and Langham.

For a truly sophisticated experience, take a cookery class or forage with one of Dorset’s resident celeb chefs.

After Dark…

The lively seaside towns of BournemouthPoole and Weymouth are Dorset’s most popular stag and hen destinations due to their vibrant nightlife.

Beachfront brasseries, trendy restaurants, pop-up gin bars and cocktail clubs galore, there’s plenty of places to enjoy a few drinks after your day’s activities.

Many bars offer bespoke hen and stag packages such as fun cocktail making, wine tasting classes and special VIP areas, where you can truly make the most of your last night of freedom!  

Where to stay?

Dorset has plenty of large hotels and self-catering properties that are ideal for accommodating stag and hen parties. 

A hotel in the town centre will put you right at the heart of all the action or you may prefer a large house or cottage hidden away in the Dorset countryside – many have their own leisure facilities and will also arrange access to nearby activities such as horse riding, mountain biking, kayaking and golf.

Or you might like to stay in one of our activity centres which are geared up especially to host groups. A great budget option, at these multipurpose centres you can stay, eat and take part in outdoor sports like high rope adventures, volleyball, and rock climbing.

Take a look at our group travel pages where you can take your pick and book your stay.

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