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On a stag in July so can anyone recommend go karting company, anything else to do, pubs, clubs etc etc.

Come on now ... don't be shy !!!

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how about Ski Bobbing? About 15mins from Bmth:


or paintball:


best clubs depends what you want. There's everything from very trendy (and expensive) to tacky. Biggest is Elements by Horseshoe Common, best could be K-bar or Jimmy's or Consortium.

There's a load of late night places in town - suggest you walk from the square via Bliss/Slam/Toko to the Lansdown for most of them. The trendier bars like Klute are closer to the BIC in Exeter Road.

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Thanks for that.

Is there much going on down the beach if the weather is good. Eg jet ski, bananna boat or other beach sports?

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Great Go Kart track on the Coombe Bisset Road towards Salisbury - public transport not an option so youd need your own - around 40 min drive from Bournemouth - called Wessex Raceway - its a huge indoor karting circuit - need to book in advance though.

Smaller Go Kart track on Aviation Park West - on a business park by Bournemouth Airport - about 15 min drive from centre of Bournemouth.

Another Go Kart track - outdoor but quite small from what i recall - at Matchams racetrack - they also do banger racing on a Sunday mornings.

Loads of bars and clubs to choose from in Bournemouth - depends what your budget is like and also some of the "posher" venues are a bit funy about large groups especially if already drunk a few!!

Jumpin jaks on the beach front is a great cheesy venue - cheesy sing along kind of music from past 15 to 20 years I would say - plus all the new chart stuff - very easy going atmosphere - not the sort of place where you have to wear the right thing and drink the right drink just to get in.

Wetherspoons - Moon In The Square in Bournemouth Square next to Debenhams is good to start the eve - cheap food too.

Yates Lodge at top end of town, near Elements club already mentioned.

Not sure about beach water sports - there is the pier but cant think of anything on that to entertain a stag do!

You might want to consider heading to Boscombe beach&pier (the next bay along from Bournemouth itself) as I think they do more stuff - there is a pub right on the beach there - something like a Brewers Fayre type place.

I think you will find more water sports further along at Christchurch or Muddeford.

There is the New Forsest Water Park on the A338 between Ringwood and Salisbury - private lakes that do jetk skiing, waterskiing etc - they gave bar and food there too - no idea on prices - been ages since I went - about 30 min drive from Bournemouth.

Have a great time.

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On a saturday night there is a male strip show and about 500 women on hens go in. At about 10.30 / 11 it opens to men and is a good ole spot for all sorts to happen !!!

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Try a unique experience with Jetski Safaris, I can gaurantee you'll love it.

Take a look at www.jetskisafaris.co.uk

We did it for our stag weekend a few weeks back and loved it!!!

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