HOW TO PLAN YOUR PERFECT STAG DO
The key to a successful stag do (also known as a bachelor party in the US) is to plan it well in advance and make sure you have something for everyone. Start by coming up with stag do ideas that the groom will love such as outdoor activities, fun challenges, and delicious food and drink. Once you have an idea of what you’d like to do, start looking at accommodations that fit your budget and group size and consider transportation. Most importantly, remember to make this a memorable day and have fun!
A BRIEF HISTORY OF STAG DOS
Stag dos have been a staple in western culture for centuries, but some historians believe the tradition dated back to ancient Greece where soldiers would gather with the groom-to-be for a night of feasting and revelry before his wedding. Others believe the tradition started in the Middle Ages when it was customary for men to go on a hunt to catch a stag as a symbol of masculinity.
Whatever the origins may be, stag dos have become a popular way for men to celebrate the end of their bachelorhood with their friends.
Where We’re Based
We are based very close to the Surrey border making us easily accessible from London, Middlesex and Berkshire. Hounslow Heath is a great open space and the perfect location for outdoor stag dos near London.
Gripped is accessible via car, bus or even bike! Visit our location page to find out more and plan your visit.
Frequently asked questions
What is a stag do?
A stag do is a tradition to celebrate the groom’s last days of singlehood with his closest friends. It’s a time to create some great memories that will last a lifetime!
What is the dress code?
At Gripped, we have a strict dress code to ensure your party’s safety during the activities.
- Trainers with good grip
- Comfortable, moveable clothing
- We recommend thin, protective gloves
- No jewellery
You can find more information on the dress code here.
What happens if it rains on the day?
We embrace all weathers here at Gripped! We always recommend checking the weather forecast beforehand and packing suitable clothing for rain.
Is Gripped accessible?
We welcome ambulant guests to experience the park with at least one helper. We ask that you provide advanced notice when booking so we can accommodate you the best that we can during your visit.
For non-ambulant guests, unfortunately, Gripped isn’t suitable.
Can we back out of the activities?
Unfortunately, many of our activities don’t have a way back unless it’s an emergency. However, our team members are around the whole time to provide help if you need it!