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Spring Fling in Glasgow: Unforgettable Hen and Stag Do Ideas During Spring in Glasgow

The sun is peeking through, the days are getting longer, and Glasgow is bursting with life – the perfect ingredients for an epic hen or stag do! But with so many options, choosing the right activity can be daunting. Fear not, fellow party planners! We’ve curated a list of exciting outdoor adventures to make your Glasgow celebration unforgettable, all with a spring twist:

Tailoring the Hen and Stag Do Experience

Before diving into specific hen and stag do activities, consider the group’s interests and preferences. Are you a bunch of adrenaline junkies seeking heart-pounding thrills? Or perhaps a more laid-back group favouring scenic escapes and friendly competition?  Knowing your audience is key to crafting a celebration that everyone will enjoy.

For the Thrill Seekers

  • Zipline Extravaganza

Unleash your inner daredevil with a zipline adventure through the breathtaking Scottish countryside. Companies like Zip Quest Glencoe or Foxleap offer thrilling courses that weave through forests, soar over ravines, and provide panoramic views you won’t forget. Prepare for exhilarating drops and moments of pure joy – perfect for creating a strong sense of camaraderie and shared experience.

Hen and Stag Do Ideas During Spring in Glasgow



  • White Water Rafting on the River Tay

Get your hearts racing and experience the power of nature with a white-water rafting trip down the mighty River Tay. Companies like Nae Limits or Caledonia White Water cater to all experience levels, offering exhilarating rapids and calmer stretches for paddling and enjoying the scenery. This activity requires teamwork and communication, forging lasting bonds between participants.

Unforgettable Hen and Stag Do Ideas


  • Highland Games Challenge

Embrace a taste of Scottish culture with a Highland Games-themed competition. Companies like Kiltwalk or A Taste of Scotland organise events featuring classic games like caber tossing, sheaf tossing, and tug-of-war. Test your strength, agility, and teamwork in a lighthearted competition, all while revelling in the rich heritage of the Scottish Highlands.

Hen and Stag Do Ideas During Spring

For the Competitive Spirits

  • Glasgow Treasure Hunt

Turn Glasgow’s vibrant streets into your personal game board with a thrilling treasure hunt. Companies like Treasure Trails or Enigma Quests create scavenger hunts that weave through iconic landmarks, quirky hidden gems, and historical sites.  Tailor the theme to the bride or groom’s interests, incorporating pop culture references, movie trivia, or even a touch of friendly rivalry between the stags or hens.

Hen and Stag Do Ideas During Spring in Glasgow


  • Miniature Golf with a Twist

Ditch the standard mini-golf course and head for a truly unique experience. Glasgow has several quirky outdoor courses that offer a fun twist on the classic game. Putt Putt in Paradise offers glow-in-the-dark holes and crazy obstacles, while Adventure Golf Glasgow boasts themed courses inspired by popular movies like Alice in Wonderland and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Unforgettable Hen and Stag Do


  • Gaelic Games Tournament

Learn a new skill and have a laugh with a Gaelic Games tournament. Companies like Try Gaelic Games or Clanranald Trust offer introductory sessions to sports like hurling, camogie (similar to hurling but played by women), and Gaelic football. These fast-paced games require teamwork, strategy, and a dash of athleticism – perfect for groups looking for a unique and competitive activity.

Gaelic Games Tournament for hen and Stag Do

For the Nature Lovers

  • Kayaking Adventure on Loch Lomond

Immerse yourselves in the serene beauty of Loch Lomond National Park with a kayaking adventure. Explore hidden coves, spot wildlife like otters and osprey, and soak in the stunning views of Ben Lomond, the highest peak in southern Britain. Companies like  Loch Lomond Kayak Tours or Active Highs offer guided tours and rentals, catering to both beginners and experienced paddlers.

Kayaking Adventure on Loch Lomond - Hen & Stag do ideas


  • Springtime Hike with a Picnic

Embrace the blooming spring scenery with a hike through one of Glasgow’s many beautiful parks or nearby trails. Pollok Country Park boasts expansive woodlands and an enchanting walled garden, perfect for a leisurely stroll. For a more challenging hike, head to the Campsie Fells, a range of rolling hills offering panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside. Pack a delicious picnic lunch to enjoy amidst the fresh air and stunning vistas.

  • Botanic Gardens Scavenger Hunt

Combine a peaceful stroll through the stunning Glasgow Botanic Gardens with a fun scavenger hunt. Search for specific plants with unique characteristics, answer trivia questions about the garden’s history, or capture quirky statues in a lighthearted competition. The Glasgow Botanic Gardens offer a downloadable scavenger hunt for children, but with a little creativity, you can easily adapt it for a more adult version.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens by Villa in Scotland


Additional Tips

  • Book activities in advance: Spring is a popular time to visit Glasgow, so book your chosen activities well in advance, especially for groups.
  • Consider the group: Choose an activity that caters to the fitness levels and interests of everyone in the group. Not everyone wants to go white-water rafting – a mix of activities ensures everyone has a good time.
  • Dress for the weather: Spring in Scotland can be unpredictable. Be prepared for rain showers by packing waterproof jackets and comfortable shoes. Layers are key for adjusting to changing temperatures.
  • Embrace the local culture: Glasgow has a rich history and vibrant culture. Learn a few basic Gaelic phrases, explore some of the city’s museums and historical sites, or sample local Scottish delicacies like haggis and Cullen Skink (smoked haddock chowder).
  • Safety first: Most outdoor activities will provide safety briefings and equipment. Follow all instructions and prioritise safety during your adventures.

Spring in Glasgow offers a vibrant backdrop for unforgettable hen and stag do celebrations. With its diverse range of outdoor activities, from heart-pounding adventures to scenic nature escapes, there’s something for everyone. So, gather your crew, choose your adventure, and get ready to create lasting memories in this charming Scottish city. No matter your preference, Glasgow guarantees a spring fling full of laughter, excitement, and a touch of Scottish charm!

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Chris and the Campbell family have owned the Pleasant Hill Scotland 200-year-old main house – the oldest in Milngavie – and built this villa within its garden grounds. Chris and the Campbell family live next door and are always available for arranging handovers, and offer all manner of local intel or even support in the event of any emergency. His consistent dedication as a local ‘Concierge’, and routine forwards information about the area, pointers towards local places for eating/drinking, plus advice on sight-seeing or activities during the guest’s stay have rewarded him with Certificates of Excellence, Premier Partner & Superhost status by the major platforms. For the past two decades, Chris and the Campbell family has hosted family & friend gatherings (including Homecomings), weddings, memorials, reunions and milestone celebration events in the Pleasant Hill Scotland villa. So many have now become repeat visitors.