Shoot ‘em up, sniper style with air rifles! One of the most exciting stag do activities around, this is only available at selected sites around the UK, and York is one of them. Learn how to shoot at targets with air rifles like CIA badass Jack Ryan, and then go toe-to-toe with your fellow stags to see who can make the firework explode!
It doesn’t matter if no-one on the stag do has handled a firearm before. Air rifle shooting at this activity centre is a ‘have a go’ lesson that teaches the basics and gets you shooting at targets in around an hour. You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful backdrop for shooting. The range is set in the wild woodland grounds of one of the most famous castles in Yorkshire, and is only a short car journey from York town centre.
Once you’re up to speed on the safety aspects of air rifles, the instructors will get you shooting at all sorts of targets, from the silly to the seriously challenging. Are you sharp enough to hit the firework and set it off with an almighty bang? There can be only one sharp shootin’ stag!
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Every stag party needs an outdoor session - something to blow the hangovers away and get the boys back in the spirit of the weekend. With medieval York as the backdrop to your festivities, there can be only one sport that fits the bill. Nock it, draw it and let fly. We’re coming over all Robin Hood!
Archery is a classic stag party activity: and in this venue (just a short distance from York), you get the atmosphere to go with the fun. In woodland surroundings, in the grounds of an actual castle, you’ll get to try out various shooting styles. Qualified experts instruct you in the lethal art of target archery, and for a grand finale we’ll be testing your eagle eye on the William Tell challenge! Can you split an apple off the head of a mannequin, and claim the title of medieval sharpshooter?
York’s spectacular city walls, cobbled streets and historic buildings are the perfect setting for a stag party that wants to mix fun with culture and unique activities. Where else would you get to head from city to country in such a short distance, and loose off ancient fighting weapons in the shadow of castle walls?
Don't book a bunch of stag weekend activities in York without thinking about accommodation. The compact size of the city means finding group booking at the last minute can be a bit tricky. Let us know where in the city you want to stay, or what kind of thing you're looking for, and we'll sort everything along with your activity and party bookings, to give you the total package.
Your stag weekend co-ordinator can find you the best possible prices in the widest range of York hotels, bed and breakfasts and hostels. From dorm rooms in cheap but clean hostels to five star rooms in the best hotels in town, when you book your stay through us you'll get the best deals in the city.
If you're not sure where you'd like to stay, talk to your stag weekend adviser. We can recommend areas of town for their proximity to Micklegate, The Quarter and Swinegate; or for their leafy side-street air and boutique appeal. We'll give you options based on budget, location, the size of your stag party and the dates you want to come, and we'll let you know if there are any special elements that might sway your decision. From Jacuzzis and permanently open bars, to onsite gyms and health facilities, we'll find it if you need it.
Prices are based on 2 nights’ accommodation. Minimum of 2 nights stay is required in York.
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