How To Stag & Hen Like A Geordie On The Toon
Whether you're on a hen do or a stag do, you could learn a few things from the Geordies...
Grab the lads and head to the party capital of the North East to celebrate any impending nuptials with a STAG PARTY! With the growing popularity of the Toon and Geordie Shore, there’s no better place to celebrate your last night of freedom!
A Newcastle stag weekend will combine the outrageous Geordie nightlife with hilarious and original daytime activities.
The 3pm Kick Off
With Gaz Beadle revealing he once played for Newcastle United Academy & the ‘Toon’ sitting gloriously atop the Championship, stags should embrace a football-mad part of the world.
If you fancy a kick about with a hilarious twist, you should try out Bubble Football and Binocular Football. These twists on the beautiful game will test your footwork (and interpretation of football’s contact rules) when players are turned into giant inflatable spheres and in the case of Binocular football will have the lads ‘air kicking’ and stumbling like bambi on ice, playing 5-a-side wearing vision contorting Xtreme goggles.
If like many of the best stag your prime years might be behind you & your knees aren’t what they once were, human table football is the one. Each player is strapped along two poles in a huge inflatable version of the classic pub game – despite having a dedicated ref, rule-bending is essential, although you’ll probably be bent double with laughter. Or for those looking to watch a game, head to St James’ Park.
Out on the splash
Those looking to soothe a sore head, or show off their stunning Geordie Shore ‘man tans’, should head to the UK’s largest waterpark - Wet-n-Wild. Test your metal (and wedgie resistance) on the Kamikaze – the UK’s fastest waterslide, race your mates on The Tornado or bounce your way down Calamity Canyon – the ultimate group water slide. Oh and on Friday evenings there is a ‘Wave Rave’.
It may not have the sun of Ayia Napa, but that won’t stop stags from enjoying the outdoors. Within easy reach of town, stags can enjoy a whole host of adventures including quad biking, mud buggying or white water tubing with cliff jumping.
Nights on the toon
Inspired by the nightlife featuring in the reality TV show, stags can celebrate in true Geordie style! From Jägerbomb fuelled bar crawls to VIP nightclub entry into Geordie Shore’s local watering holes, stags will experience the city’s best nightlife.
Stags can visit the cast’s all-time favourites including Collingwood Street’s Madame Koo before heading to House of Smith and tasting the famous Newcastle Brown Ale – fondly known as Broon, Newcy or Dog.
Sophie, Stag Destination Expert, says: “The boat party is a worthwhile way to start pre drinking and the bar crawl showcases some of the most popular bars in town!”
Of course, no Geordie’s last night of freedom can be fully enjoyed without butlerettes in the buff or a lap dance!
Shore to look good
Think you’ve got the clobber for a night on the toon? Think again, and follow the Geordie Shore rules for being good looking.
- Rule number one: always dress with an edge.
- For Quayside, Diamond Strip, Central Station, Haymarket, City Centre - think white vests, low neck tees teamed with cardigans and skinny jeans.
- Fully wax the chest and apply a thick layer of fake tan - not forgetting tinted moisturiser for the face.
- (With over 37 spray tanning locations in the town centre, there is plenty of choice for you to choose the exact shade of orange for your stag).
- Add a diamond earring for a bit of bling and top it off by spraying a large amount of lynx
There’s no need to splash the cash on accommodation, as you’ll simply need a convenient place to stumble into bed after a night out and somewhere that does a decent fry up the next day.
Head to the Travelodge for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, or Holiday Inn to take advantage of the pool tables and takeaway service. For a more upmarket stay, stags can stay at The Copthorne Hotel or New Mill Apartments, just walking distance from Newcastle FC.
Scran: Stag Vs Food
If the stag in question is a fan of Man vs Food and fancies himself as a bit of a ‘machine’, then take on the Stag vs Food (aka scran) Dinner Challenge and to see if he can handle a true monster meal consisting of five burgers, chicken, hash browns, onion rings and chips. If the whole group are feeling hungry, then everyone can get involved!
Finally, the true Geordie experience must include a visit to Gregg’s – originating in Newcastle and operating a 24 hour factory!
The Stag Company has all the info you need for the activities, accommodation and general lunacy mentioned above.
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