If you’re here, it means you’re hunting for ideas to entertain the troops whilst on your Stag or Hen Do in the beautiful Lake District. Let’s face it, it’s not hard to justify selecting the area for such a momentous event with its outstanding natural beauty, honeypot towns and abundance of excellent eateries and pubs. However, making a Stag Do or Hen Do truly memorable involves the kind of sharing and japery that only certain types of group activities can instil. So we’re here to help you set your celebration off with a bang (or splash!) and get something special planned that will be talked about for years to come.
In this article, we’ll share our advice on what makes a great day out with us and therefore what the best Lake District activities are for Stag and Hen parties!
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Decide if you want to do wet or dry activities
Working out whether you want to get wet (intentionally!) is the first thing that you need to figure out as this will influence which Lake District activities for Stag or Hen parties work best for you. Wet activities are gorge scrambling and canyoning (find out the difference here) – dry activities are abseiling, rock climbing, rock scrambling and the Lakeland Legend Challenge.
Stag activities & Hen activities for mixed abilities
Hopefully, if you’re planning Lake District activities for your stag weekend then you will have taken the physical fitness of your group into consideration. There’s no need for anyone to be left out though. Even if your group has mixed abilities, then you can tailor your experience so that everyone has a great day.
Outdoor activities needn’t always be the adrenaline pumping, nerve shredding experiences that are frequently the fodder for social media posts (but they can be!). An activity such as gorge scrambling can be a breath-taking, challenging adventure that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or ability.
A head for heights
Perhaps you’re all up for some spine tingling exhilaration? How about climbing to the top of a rock face, using your strength and determination (plus the help of some ropes and very experienced instructors).
The sense of achievement that you will share as a group, completing an activity such as this, will be the highlight of your weekend. For those who feel fearful of heights, it might be the exact thing to help overcome those nerves. When we say fearful, are they really scared? There’s a difference between a slight increased heart rate and sheer fear!
If you’re really worried about heights then here’s a list of activities vs heights:
- Gorge scrambling in Stickle Ghyll, Langdale and Stoneycroft Ghyll, Keswick – no heights of significance
- Gorge scrambling in Church Beck, Coniston – some heights but all avoidable
- Canyoning in Church Beck, Coniston – jumping from heights of up to about 6m and abseiling down a waterfall of about 15m
- Canyoning in Esk Gorge – big jumps from big heights
- Extreme Canyoning – big abseils down big waterfalls from big heights!
- The Lakeland Legend Challenge – lots of VERY big heights!
- Abseiling and rock climbing – heights (obviously)
- Rock scrambling – you’re going to be ‘up high’ but mostly the drop won’t be immediately under you. Maybe a 5/10 (10 being high!)
Be assured that our highly qualified and friendly team will be on hand to look after you all the way.
Taking the plunge
If your group consists of water loving adrenaline junkies, then canyoning will be right up your street. A tougher, more pumped up version of gorge scrambling; canyoning involves going in the opposite direction and working your way down a gorge from the steepest part. This entails abseiling down active waterfalls and jumping and sliding into deep pools along the way.
Not for the feint hearted but loads of fun, a day of canyoning will set you up for a buzzing weekend and your group will definitely be ready to let their hair down and celebrate with a pint or two by the evening!
Are you a group of legends?
For stag parties & hen parties who all share a mutual love of outdoor activities, a day of full-on extreme challenges to get your blood pumping may just tick the box. Grouping a selection of lake district activities together into one full day, including some added extreme zip line/tyrolean traverse fun will make you feel like heroes and keep your hearts racing well into your evening activities.
Stag Do’s in the Lake District – Hen Do’s in the Lake District
The Lake District is famous for its beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities and our activities are really popular. Get that memorable experience locked down now by booking well in advance to ensure you get the date that you need.
After you’ve shared the buzz of the outdoors, you can seek out the Lake District’s traditional pubs, breweries and distilleries or explore the rich history and cultural heritage in the area by visiting one of many historic sites and museums.
If you’re looking for adventure and relaxation, this stunning region of England has something for everyone.
How To Book
On each page there is a blue Book Now button which will allow you to book online. You need to pay a 30% deposit if your event is more than 6 weeks away, with the remainder being due 6 weeks before the event date. We can’t reserve dates without payment, sorry. Payment can be made by credit or debit card or by BACS. For groups of more than 10 contact us first and we’ll make the space available for you to book as these group sizes need a slight tweak to our booking system. We offer discounts for groups bigger than 20 in size.
Check out the FAQs on each activity page and also the generic FAQs here. Anything else? Drop us a message or use the chat function on our site!
We look forward to celebrating with you this season!