9 great party, hen night and stag do ideas
PUBLISHED: 13:44 20 November 2009 | UPDATED: 16:21 20 February 2013
When it comes to getting married in Surrey, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to those big decisions
3 great ways to get the party started
Wave a wand
Hiring a magician can be a great way to keep your guests entertained during the meal and while the DJ sets up. Based in Dorking, top conjuror Sav The Deceptionist claims to have performed his mind-boggling magic for everyone from award-winning rock band Kings of Leon to Keira Knightley and Sir Terence Conran.
_ Tel: 07931 706369
Make things go with a bang
To really add an extra sparkle to proceedings, how about your own personal fireworks display? Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, Vulcan Fireworks is a professional firework company based in Surrey, providing firework and pyrotechnic displays for events throughout the UK.
_ Tel: 0208 786 8100
Be ahead of the game
When it comes to getting the party going, what better way for your guests to get to know each other than by playing games in the garden? A family-run business in Chessington, Event Supplies specialises in the hiring of bouncy castles, rubber sumo suits and giant versions of games such as snakes and ladders.
_ Tel: 0790 878 2853
3 things to do on your hen night
Take tea in a treehouse
For something completely different, how about a hen party in a treehouse?! Bringing new meaning to high tea, guests can tuck into home-made sandwiches, cakes and scones.
_ The Treehouse, Fannys Farmshop, Markedge Lane, Merstham RH1 3AW (tel: 01737 554444)
Go back to nature
Perfect for the hen with a conscience, how about pulling on your wellies and getting out in the Surrey countryside for a bit of conservation work followed by a glass of champers?
_ Surrey Wildlife Trust hosts various experience days (tel: 01483 795440)
Let the stresses float away
Many spas across Surrey do special hen night packages, and where better than the popular celeb haunt, Pennyhill Park, which has just been voted Best Hotel Spa at the European Health and Spa Awards 2009.
_ The Spa at Pennyhill Park Hotel, London Road, Bagshot GU19 5EU (tel: 01276 486100)
3 things to try on your stag do
Take aim at Bisley
Bisley Shooting Ground is the perfect place to indulge in a spot of clay pigeon shooting. Plus, the stag shoots for free if he brings ten people.
_ Bisley Shooting Ground, Council Club, Bisley Camp, Brookwood GU24 0NY (tel: 01483 797017)
Sample some Surrey beer
The famous Hogs Back Brewery has a long tradition of brewing award-winning ales, so why not join one of their popular tours? Just make sure you remember to organise transport home!
_ Hogs Back Brewery, Manor Farm, The Street, Tongham GU10 1DE (tel: 01252 784495)
On the right track
If its adrenaline you crave, at Surbiton Raceway you can try go-karting on a professional racetrack. Even tennis star Andy Murray was spotted there the other day
_ Surbiton Raceway, Surbiton Town Sports Club, Riverhill Estate, Worcester Park KT4 7QB (tel: 0208 337 5550)