Friday, 17 October 2014

Cheap Stag Weekends

As Autumn falls on us and the nights are drawing in is it wrong to be thinking about a stag do, surely this is a summer sport?

Wrong, more and more couples are tying the knot out of the summer season, whether it's having a Christmas wedding, a Valentine's ceremony or they cannot get into the church that they want until 2059, Autumn and Winter weddings means Autumn and Winter stag dos, awesome!

Well people, before it gets too trendy to have your wedding whilst it's snowing maybe you should take advantage of some incredible stag weekend offers, there are some stag dos out there so cheap, you could go twice!

Shows guys at a strip club drinking  shots

Take our Riga Deal, I know it'll be cold however you can stay for 2 nights in a 3 star hotel with breakfast, guided bar tour, strip club entry, nightclub entry and and return airport transfers for just £59 per person*!

I have just looked at flights from Stansted to Riga and in January with Ryanair they are currently less than £80.00 per person**, that makes your stag weekend to Riga including flights cheaper than £140.00 per person, Shish Mac-leash.

To spice up your winter stag to Riga you can always add a snowmobile safari or bob-sleighing (on real ice) to your package.

If you prefer to stay in the UK as not everyone has a passport or can get the green card, how about a stag do to Bournemouth?

If you only have 1 night in December or January what about Amazeballs Bargain in Bournemouth which includes 1 night in a 3 star hotel and bubble football for just £65.00 per person*.

For £135.00 per person* you can book the cleverly named; Bournemouth Offer Weekend. Included in this stag weekend to one of the UK's best stag destinations is; 2 nights 3 star hotel with breakfast, quad biking, blindfold driving, Archery or Human Table Football, Clay Pigeon Shooting and guest list nightclub entry (in the summer this package will cost you around £190 per person) amazing!

Box with Ammo written on it

Staying with Bournemouth currently there's an offer of shooting .22 Assault Rifle, Crossbow, Axe Throwing & Archery for just £55.00 per person* and most of it under cover. Incredible to think that for £4 more and you have the mentioned package to Riga, you do have to get to Riga first though.

If you have just £99.00 per person* to spend, how about the Reading Deal? You can get a stag do in Reading which includes 1 night in a 4 star hotel, Paintball with 100 rounds, Hovercrafts, Clay Pigeon Shooting and nightclub entry all for under a ton.

fireworks going off in Prague

How about Prague Party, for just £103.00 per person you have 2 nights 3 - 4 * apartments (Prague 1), guided bar tour, lap dance and nightclub entry, ouch!

Flight prices on weekends in January are also currently under £100 per person*.

I have included popular stag do packages that we sell loads of here at DesignaVenture Towers, I am trying to be non biased here, although I am finding it hard, especially when these stag packages are so good, so I have to shout it from the roof tops.

*Price based on today's rate (17th October 2014), are subject to availability and based on a specific time frame, usually November to February click on the images or links for more info.

**Based on today's rates for flights in January 2015 (Friday out - Sunday In), subject to availability

Friday, 10 October 2014

Stag Do European Destination Ideas

The stag has decided he wants to shrug off the shackles of the UK and head for a city beyond blighty and who could blame him, but hang on, you need some stag do abroad ideas pronto, well as luck would have it, here are some stag do European destination ideas:

Whether it's heading for a cheap beer or a place in the sun, Europe is the UK's stag do destination of choice.

Bratislava has been proven to be the cheapest place in the world to have a stag do, see our recent news item for details and prices.

Buy a pint in Bratislava and it will cost you around £1.04! Stags obviously drink a lot of beer, so if beer is going to be your biggest expenditure then Bratislava is definitely the place to party. But it's not all about the cheap brown booze, the city itself is amazing; great nightlife, friendly locals and more stag activities then you can wave a stick at.

Next door to the Slovak Republic (Bratislava is the capital of the Slovak Republic, more details can be found here) you have the Czech Republic and it's capital city of Prague. There are places in Prague where you can buy a beer for 87p however, most places in the centre of Prague are more expensive, although not as expensive as they are back here in the UK.

Prague is wild at night, bars will put hairs on your chest, clubs will keep you up all night and the atmosphere is so electric you can charge your phone on it.

Budapest's average price for a pint of beer is £1.01, that's even better than Bratislava! These old Eastern Block countries sure know how to party, making Budapest a great stag do destination.

Also don't forget about Riga and Tallinn, both incredible city breaks for a stag do with cheap beer and cracking nightlife. Riga has some pretty cool stag activities including Bob-sleighing and Snow mobile adventures.


If your stag has requested warm weather, you cannot go wrong with the Med, it's close enough for a short trip and if you are lucky enough to go for longer than a couple of nights, the bars and clubs are busy all week long, not just on weekends.

Magaluf (Majorca), San Antonio (Ibiza), Albufeira (The Algarve, Portugal) and Marbella (Costa Del Sol) are all within a couple of hours away and once you are past April the sun shines all the way through to October.

Expect great beaches, wild nightlife and in the height of the summer, high prices, so book early.

Other cities such as Barcelona, Valencia, Benidorm are also great places to go on your stag do, you get the weather, the beaches and great nightlife, what else do you need, jam on it?


From the UK you can get to this destination by sea, air, train and coach, this famous stag destination has been welcoming stags since the 60's, where is it.... AMSTERDAM.

Me and my friends over the years must have visited The Dam over 5 times, and on each occasion the weekend was simply amazing, and each one of the mentioned transports I have gone to Amsterdam on!

What we loved about Amsterdam is it's the freest city in the world, we loved the atmosphere, the culture, you can walk around the streets without getting run over, you can hire bikes, go on a beer bike, take a barge bar tour, there is simply loads to do.

For a fantastic list on our abroad stag destinations which includes activities and packages go here.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Top 10 Alternative Stag Activities

Alternative stag activities must be weird, maybe wacky but always something the whole group hasn't done before.

We have all done paintball, quad biking and racing karts on a stag do and although these activities are loads of fun sometimes there is a need for an alternative stag activity, an unusual event, something that will get the boys hooked on and really looking forward to the stag weekend.

Here at DesignaVenture we have gone through our stag activities with a fine tooth comb, rooted out some very alternative activities which go along the spectrums of budget, craziness and of course how far they go up the alternative stag activities measuring pole. So we present you with the Top 10 Alternative Stag Activities (in alphabetical order, just for the OCD heads out there):


Air CombatAir Combat
An extremely expensive alternative stag activity, but it's right up there with wacky, thrilling, adrenalin induced activities and can only be found in the good old US of A.

This is no simulation, these are real planes, in dog flights over the Nevada Desert, unfortunately live ammo isn't allowed as it's deemed as "too dangerous", however if you get hit (simulated by lasers, obviously), real smoke bellows out of the back of your plane, how cool is that?

The Beer Bike in Berlin
Beer Bike
Just to bring you down to planet Earth and to something a little more sedate but no less alternative, how about getting on a Beer Bike in Amsterdam or Berlin? (other stag destinations are also available)

You are provided with a sober designated driver, all you have to do is turn up and pedal, oh yeh and drink beer whilst taking in the amazing sights of your chosen city. You are also provided with an onboard sound system, so bring along your iPods and don't forget to take the Frozen album off, otherwise you'll be a laughing stock.
Cardboard Boat Challenge

Cardboard Boat Challenge, Bathtub Kart Racing & Banana Ride
There is nothing like building a boat out of cardboard and racing it across a lake, and once you have gone for a swim, have a speedy wash / race in a motorised bath tub before riding a huge banana around a lake. No you are not eating funny cakes in Amsterdam you are on an alternative stag weekend in Reading.

A man flipping a Pizza in the air
Pizza Making
Look here, we are trying to give you the alternative stag activities, and Pizza Making is totally up there. It may not be racing planes or driving motorised bath tubs but it's an activity which gets the guys all involved, includes alcohol and food, and will be popular with hen parties, so I'm there.






A Ski Do / Snow Mobile
Snowmobile
Even though there are restrictions on this fantastic stag activity, Snowmobile is totally alternative and an immense amount of fun.

Tear along the snowy wilderness in snowmobiles which can hit speeds of up to 40mph, if you like jet skis, you will love snowmobiles.

Restrictions are: Riga and in the winter time, obviously.

Spy Mission
Spy Mission
The ultimate challenge of stealth, sharp thinking and SAS style covertness. Dodging security cameras and trip wires, you will need to zip wire in, negotiate and navigate around tunnels up ladders and stop a nuclear fall out happening, how James Bond is that?






Stock Cars, racing
Stock Car Racing
This is one of our high priced stag activities however lots of stag groups book it as it's so unique and a very alternative stag activity.

Race head to head around an oval course in a variety of single seater, full raced prepared motors, don't worry you will have a 'Stig' type of instructor who will steer you (pardon the pun) into the right direction and help you get the best out of your vehicles whilst staying safe.
A picture of the drivers side green Trabant car
Trabant Driving
Keeping it motorised, these 2 stroke motor vehicles are antiques from back in the Iron Curtain days, where Russia kept tight lipped about everything. They are loads of fun to drive and in a Trabant driving convoy you will drive these vehicles around Berlin or Budapest. Wear really old shell suits and trainers, fake moustaches and curly wigs and really look the part, and then you have fancy dress when you want to look like the stereotypical Scouser!

A man Suping in White Water
White Water Paddle Boarding (SUPing)
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is basically standing up on a surf board and paddling over gentle water however, the SUPing ideal for stags is slightly different, you have white water to contend with, making your board go faster, you're going to get wet and will p*ss your wetsuits at your mates going for a Burton (never used that expression before, and possibly won't use it again).
A Zombie
Zombies Are Coming
An extreme and alternative stag do activity which will make you sleep with your eyes open for the rest of your life.

Armed with guns your mission is to clear a compound of Zombies. Amazing make-up and an atmospheric location so real this is more than a stag activity, this is you and the boys fighting for your life.






For a full list of our stag activities alternative and popular go here.