It’s always a good time to get away with your mates. Why wait until a stag do or birthday celebration to enjoy a weekend city break? An impending marriage doesn’t have to be the catalyst for you and your mates getting together and having a girl-free few days.

Spend a weekend up North and book yourself into one of the Manchester hotels that are in the heart of the city. With all of the entertainment and nightlife in the vicinity, you’re not far away from the action and are ideally placed for daytime pursuits.

Why spend the daytimes nursing the epic hangover from the night before when you could be trying something different? Although stag dos are a popular reason for outdoor pursuit group bookings, there’s nothing to say you can’t enjoy them when there is no stag.

Chill Factore

Head to the Trafford Quays Leisure Village where you will find the most chilled of days out – the Chill Factore indoor real snow ski slopes. Open from early morning until late evening, these slopes will offer you and your mates a day out with a difference.

From ski or snowboarding lessons to sprucing up your existing skills, these slopes will provide.

Alternatively, how about airboarding, tubing or tackling the ice slide?

Indoor Paintballing

Home to the largest indoor paintballing site in the North West, Manchester is the answer for any skirmishing enthusiast. The site provides everything you and your mates need for a adrenaline-fuelled day out, including gloves, armour and plenty of paintball pellets to keep you going.

You can book online in advance to guarantee your space, and with it being indoors, the November weather has no chance of spoiling your day.


Alternatively, for £35 a head, you and your friends could get an even more realistic taste of military combat. The ultimate in skirmish sports, airsoft is growing in popularity with people all over the world, and with a site less than 9 miles from Manchester, it makes an ideal outdoor pursuit during your visit.

Be sure to pack some clothing that you don’t mind getting a little grubby – poor weather doesn’t faze skirmishers and the show will go on regardless, so wrap up warm. Or, for a game of ultimate survival, how about the Zombie Survival Package? You never know when the walking dead may rise.

Manchester Night Life 

When dusk falls and your group are looking for the ultimate evening entertainment, the Manchester city centre will provide, no matter what your scene. From trendy bars with chic cocktails and bottled beers, to traditional pubs serving Scrumpy and real ale, there’s something for everyone. Sample some specialist cocktails at Revolution or sample the best of a handful of pubs.

Although the clubbing scene has vastly dwindled in recent years, instead opting for late licence bars, there are still some nightclubs around to give you the chance to dance to the early hours. From Tiger Tiger boasting several rooms with different themes, to the awesome Satan’s Hollow for the rockers and metal heads, there’s plenty to be getting on with.

Book your lads’ city break today and enjoy a weekend away from the rat race.

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