On the hunt for alternative stag (or hen) do ideas? Check out Ellenborough Park in the heart of the Cotswolds.

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The 16th century manor, surrounded by glorious countryside, now offer groups of 8-16 private game and clay shooting parties. Fancy yourself as a nifty shot or just keen to learn, the 5-star hotel have partnered with the Ian Coley Shooting School, one of the best game shoot organisers around to offer adrenaline-packed shooting weekends.

Each day is planned to perfection to ensure you have the best shooting experience imaginable.

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Plus there are two restaurants serving scrumptious locally-sourced food, and a fabulous Indian-themed spa with seven treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, plunge pool and a heated outdoor pool - all guarantee to help ease aching limbs.

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Special rates available for shooting parties which includes dinner the night before and shooting lunch where applicable.

For more information call 01242 545417 or email shooting@ellenboroughpark.com; ellenboroughpark.com