The great stag hunt

Forget the speech and the buttonholes. Your biggest decision is what kind of stag night to have. We tell you how to match your stag night to your personality. Best men, pay attention
The stag hunt
The stag hunt

The Playboy

  • The high life

  • Champagne and good food

  • Fast cars

  • Adrenaline highs

Celebrity playboys: George Clooney, Calum Best

The hunt is over if you...

... head to the tracks for a fabulous driving experience where you can act like the ultimate playboy. Dream of being the next Lewis Hamilton? What could be better than driving the Grand Prix experience is a Formula Silverstone Single-Seater. From only £99 per person.

The knight in shining armour

  • History and adventure heroes

  • Romantic flights of fancy

Celebrity knights Orlando Bloom, Brad Pitt

The hunt is over if you...

... head to Warwick for a bit of jousting. The Knights of Middle England's Medieval Jousting Day (01926 400401, includes expert instruction in jousting and use of a trustworthy steed. You'll also get the chance to clash steel in the sword-fighting ring. Available from April to October from £130 per person.

The sports fan

  • All things sporty

  • Watching it, playing it, living it

Celebrity sports fans: David Beckham, Freddie Ljungberg, Jonny Wilkinson

The hunt is over if you...

... log on to, which specialises in arranging days out and weekends away to top sporting events. Whether it's next year's Six Nations rugby, a football match in England, Spain or Italy or a cricket tournament, you'll be able to find a package to suit.

The culture vulture

  • Heritage and history

  • New experiences

  • Sightseeing (never the beach)

  • Adventurous food and wine

Celebrity culture vultures Ewan MacGregor, Chris Martin

The hunt is over if you...

... head to Turkey - this year's hot tip for adventurous stags. The ultra-stylish Hillside Su resort in Antalya is a complete contrast to the country's more traditional package holiday resorts and includes a lobby with six giant disco balls and minimalist pure white rooms. Step outside the strobe-lit front door and there's a world of Turkish culture to explore. The nearby Aspendos theatre, built in 2000AD, and the ancient city of Perge should suit culture vultures down to the ground. White-water rafting, skiing and snowboarding are also available within an hour-and-a-half's drive. Elixir Holidays (020 7722 2288, offers three nights from £640 per person, including breakfast, flights and private transfers.

The gentleman

  • Suave sophistication

  • The latest trends

  • Manly pampering

Celebrity gents Pierce Brosnan, Clive Owen

The hunt is over if you...

... book yourself and your friends in for a treatment at Gentlemen's Tonic (020 7297 4343, in London. After indulging in a wet shave or a skin-improving massage you can participate in a complimentary cognac-tasting session with experts from uber-posh cognac brand Hennessy. Available on the last Friday of the month only. Facials and massages cost from £32 and a wet shave costs from £25.

Can't decide? Here's a few more ideas...

  • Human table football - football but not as you know it. Available from

  • Flying a MiG jet - hugely expensive but you'll forget about that as you fly high enough to see the curvature of the earth. Available from

  • Bacchanalian spa - fun for all the boys with grapes, topless masseuses and champagne. Available from


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