A party weekend in Krakow’s buzzing nightlife atmosphere is hugely popular with Stag groups from all over Europe and beyond. However, not every group wants to go to the extreme every night and look for a wider assortment of activities to experience. So, this is a guide of alternative Stag Do events that appeal to certain Stag Weekenders.
Get out in the open air in the nearby Ojcow National Park to spend a fantastic afternoon Off Roading or on the Quad Bike circuit in the lake area of Krakow but make sure you have your driving licence with or you will be confined to the passenger seat. The Quad Bikes are powerful 400cc motors and you ride in tandem and exchange places as driver and pillion passenger. In the robust Off Road vehicles the same principle is used as you swap places with your friends but the instructor stays in his seat though.
The excellent Olympic White Water Rafting circuit on the outskirts of Krakow will test your resolve and stamina working as a team to complete course of rapids without losing a man overboard. This all action activity is a great favourite especially in the summer months and for your safety all protective clothing and equipment is supplied.
Sometimes Stag groups look for sport orientated activities and 5-a-side football indoors or outdoors is high on the list. Even 11-a-side football friendly matches on grass or synthetic pitches can be arranged with a local side suited to your level which also includes a post-match BBQ ‘n Beer with the host team.
If you prefer to catch a live experience of Poland’s top flight Ekstraklasa football games while here as a spectator then you can get tickets for Wisla Krakow FC or Cracovia FC with the Ekstraklasa Football Match Tickets, it’s better to let an agency organize this for you though as all 1st time visitors have to register for the compulsory Spectators Card which could delay your entry to the stadium before kick-off on the day, in fact, all of the above activities if booked or reserved through a dedicated Krakow stag do company such as Party Krakow could save you a lot of time and hassle as they organize everything before you arrive and your group is always accompanied by a Guide to ensure all runs smoothly including the return transfers where required.
Staying with the footie theme an unusual way to play it is in a plastic bubble, Bubble Footie is a hilarious fun game crashing and bouncing around trying to score a goal in these huge inflated balloons. Bubble football is available to play indoors and out and various scenarios of gameplay with a maximum of 12 bubble players competing at a time.
To visit Krakow with a view to see the city itself there is a plethora of sights and landmarks that shows the cultural and historical side of Krakow and to begin with the main square, Rynek Glowny, a stupendous centuries old square surrounded by bars, cafes, restaurants and many other places of interest. Rynek is the hub of the Old Town with its underground museum offering you the chance to see how Krakow’s forefathers lived in past eras. Today, the square holds concerts, outdoor theatre, Easter and Christmas markets and even the finish for marathon races and cycling events.
To have a spot of lunch or a cool relaxing beer on the square is very appealing and if you take a ride on the Horse and Carriage operators or the Electric Buggy city tours you will be able to take in the sights that make Krakow unique and special. The Vistula River flows through Krakow and offers you the chance to skip aboard a river boat for a River Cruise. There are several ways to enjoy this river trip, one of them is to have lunch aboard and relax in the sunshine whilst going up river to visit Tyniec Castle and cathedral or live it up with a party atmosphere in the evening. You can hire the boats exclusively or join the advertised party evenings open to everyone.
If you don’t have seafaring legs then take a stroll along the river promenade and board the permanently moored river boats with restaurants and bars at your disposition. Another splendid full on blood pumping activity is the outdoor Tag Archery attack game. You split into 2 teams and proceed to pick off your opponent whilst taking cover behind inflated defence columns. The highest risk is when you have to recover the tag arrows in the open, a great strategy game for all and up to 20 people can participate at a time.
Later in the day after a quick freshen up for the evening a trip to some themed pubs that have more than just alcohol to savour. If you have an axe to grind then let your tensions fade away by Axe Throwing, naturally. Bring out that Viking spirit in you with target practice with various sized axes being tossed at a huge wooden bullseye and the feel good factor when your axe thumps into it and stays there or pass by the pub with the Crazy Golf you can play while downing a locally brewed pint.
These are some absolutely brilliant and fun ideas to take part in during the day time and keep all your group members happy and active as Stag Party Weekends are not only about the booze ups.