When it comes to Dublin stag activities, there are some fairly obvious attractions and locations that come to mind. Temple Bar will no doubt already be on your list – along with a tour of the Guinness factory? We’d definitely consider both of those options, but what about some less obvious choices flying under the stag do radar?
We’ve lined up some Dublin stag activity alternatives that’ll get you and your mates exploring the city, having some laughs and creating some epic memories of your stag do in Dublin. Try them all, handpick a few or use them as inspiration for your own combo of themed activities.
There’s one through theme that connects almost all stag dos: alcohol. Now, whether you want to pub crawl though Dublin or a take a taste tour through the city’s best exports, all options are available to you. For whiskey tasting in Dublin, it has to be the Dublin Whiskey Experience – particularly the Hidden Dublin Whiskey Tour.
A two-hour tour of Dublin’s hidden whiskey gems where you’re get to taste some of Dublin’s firm favourite tipples and some new whiskies fresh to the market. It’s Gareth Downey – who’ll be your host for the evening. His whiskey – and Dublin – knowledge is exceptional. Definitely one for stag dos who appreciate a good vintage and want to get to grips with Irish whiskey’s heritage.
Yes, go karting is one of the more traditional stag do activities – but it’s a classic that never disappoints.
Get your mates on the race track at Kylemore Karting for some high octane action. Race against each other on the track’s Grand Prix event in head to head races to find the ultimate racing champion. The track is Ireland’s largest indoor karting arena – so no need to worry about Dublin’s changeable weather affecting your time on the track.
If you don’t want to go all out in the competitive stakes, the track can also host stag groups that want to tone the racing down a little. Endurance and championship events keep things a little calmer.
If you watched the BBC show Total Wipeout, and fancied your chances taking on the epic inflatables, get your stag do to Dublin.
Every year, between May and September, the harbour fills with an inflatable obstacle course. Harbour Splash will challenge you with slippery monkey bars, trampolines, slides and climbing frames.
Can you and your group get round without falling in? Ireland’s first inflatable waterpark is worth checking out. Discounts are available for groups and wetsuits, vests and helmets are all provided.
Orbzii tip: If you’re planning a session at Harbour Splash for your stag do in Dublin, book a time in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday mornings are reserved as ‘slow fun’ sessions for younger visitors.
Mix your love of football with some guaranteed fun with a game of bubble football. Which is essentially a game of footie – except everyone’s upper body is trapped in a zorb bubble. Expect a lot of bumps, falls and laughs. Foot Bubble will set you up in Dublin with 10 zorbs, pitch hire and everything your group needs for a 5 a-side game. They’ll also coordinate some zorb games – such as bulldog, last man standing and some sumo action. We love this twist on a classic game. Ideal if your stag is into his football – when things get competitive, that’s when the bubble mayhem starts.
Dublin Escape Room
If your stag is into cerebral challenges rather than outdoors action, Dublin doesn’t disappoint. With a whole host of escape rooms to choose from, a Dublin stag do could see you on an escape room crawl. If that’s pushing it a bit, we’d opt for Adventure Rooms Dublin.
Able to host large stag dos – up to 50 people at once – it’s ideal for larger groups. You can also split into teams and pit your wits against each other to escape first. The mafia room brings a gangster vibe to the game – ideal if your stag do has a fancy dress vibe or theme for the weekend.
Orbzii tip: As tempting as it might be to nip to the nearest bar before you attempt an escape, the rooms are always best played sober. You’ll still have fun – but having a clear head will definitely help you solve the puzzles and escape with your puzzling pride intact.
Pedalling your way from pub to pub on one massive bike sounds like hard work. But not if you’ve got more than a few mates to help with the pedaling.
A mish-mash of car and bike parts have been engineered to create iconic buses that pedal visitors around the city. Surprisingly easy to peddle, the buses are famous for hosting parties and delivering the all-important Irish craic. You can’t bring alcohol on board – but you can pedal from one location to the next, or one pub to the next.
A designated driver from Dublin Pedal Tours will keep you on the straight and narrow and point you towards some of Dublin’s sights – if that’s what you’re in the mood for.
Orbzii tip: The beer bikes have their own inbuilt sound system – which you can play your own music through. Create a suitably stag themed playlist beforehand for those party-bus vibes.
If the water-based fun of Harbour Splash is a little too tame for your Dublin stag do, check out Wakedock.
A cable wakeboarding setup in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock, where everyone from beginners to pros can take on the ramps, sliders and rails. Stag groups can stick to just wakeboarding or get a mixed activity package that includes kayaking or standup paddle boarding – great if your group isn’t all-in on the wakeboarding action.
You’ll be pulled through the water via cable – rather than a boat. The benefit here is, if you fall off, the cable – or handle is brought right back to you. So no need for a lengthy swim back to shore – or a long wait for a boat to circle back to you.
Dublin stag activities sorted? What about a Dublin hen do for you other half? Maybe not. Now, let’s get you and your mates to Dublin. With the Orbzii app you can plan and book your Dublin stag do in a few simple steps.