Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Liverpool’s Got Culture

Amazing picture of Liverpool at night with writing on it saying yes this is Liverpool

If you’re in need of inspiration and ideas on where to go for your next stag do, then head north west or south west depending on where you live (I’d hate to send you the wrong way), and get yourself to the city of Culture, Liverpool.

Liverpool was made European capital of culture in 2008 and when you land at this amazing city you will see why, it really is an incredible place, and a fantastic destination to party.

There is nightlife in abundance, more Irish pubs then you can shake a stick at (however, don't shake a stick at a pub as you'll look demented), a couple of great lap clubs and some amazing nightclubs.

However when you go to Liverpool on your stag do, there is an area you must visit and that’s The Cavern and it’s surrounding bars and clubs. The Cavern Club (if you didn’t know) is the venue the Beatles played at in the 60’s, and has Beatles tribute acts playing all day and all night long, you could say "Eight Days A Week"!

Man on a stag do by The Cavern Club Liverpool sign
All the bars and clubs which surround The Cavern are also incredible, some playing live music and others such as Flares playing brilliant cheesy music to get the boys up and dancing.

If you are lucky to get tickets to Anfield, this is an experience you will never forget, the atmosphere is like no other, even for non-Liverpool fans.

The Scousers in my opinion are incredibly friendly and warm and it’s funny but you kind of feel at home in Liverpool, well this city has been on our screen for many years now.

If you need something to do in the day, there are loads of activities on Liverpool’s doorstep which are just a short drive away, stag activities including Hovercrafts, Vigilante Buggies, Paintball, Clays, Karts Bubble football to names but a few.

If you prefer something a bit more outdoorsy head to North Wales which is only an hour and a half away, where you can white water raft, go canyoning, white water Suping, canoeing, abseiling and climbing the lot.

There are loads of accommodation choices in Liverpool especially the central hotels, however book early as a lot of these hotels book up on weekends pretty fast.

Click on the images below for more details on stag activities available in Liverpool...

Stag Do activities in Liverpool

Good luck...

Friday, 29 April 2016

Booking Last Minute?

An Are Your Ready Sign
Right you need to arrange a stag do, like ummm yesterday...

Have you been a total buffoon and forgot to book the stag weekend? Or has this been sprung on to you from out of the blue?

Whatever your reason, booking a stag do last minute can be tricky however if you stick to this 5 point plan you could become hero within your group, you will be seen rising above the masses and giving your best mate the send off he deserves.

Number 1 (Dates & Numbers)

Don't panic for Chrips sake, you need to lock down a weekend when everyone (important) is available and get numbers, urgently. If Barry from the post rooms who hardly knows the stag can't make, that's not your beef.

Bar Maid Holding a tray with a sign saying "Boys Night Out"
This is the age of communication, Facebook, Twitter, Text, Email, Mobile, WhatsApp - get a list of all the invitees along with their contact details from the stag and invite them. Giving a 48 hour deadline - if people don't get back to you within the time limit then they're not coming, unless told otherwise - no time to chase.

Number 2 (Be flexible, but not too flexible)

Do not book a rigid stag do where everyone has to attend the whole stag weekend, you may find some of the guys can only go for 1 night, or only have the time to attend the activities so give them pricing options if need be.

Don't be a muppet, don't pay for people you don't know or trust when booking late, once you have paid usually this means if people drop out you could loose money with cancelation charges etc. If people want to come they will find a way to pay on time.

Number 3 (Put the time in)

The more time you put in at the very beginning of organising the stag, the less running around you will have to do, for example send everyone all the details, including details on how to pay, all in one WhatsApp text or email, passing on the burden to them, again if they are serious they will cough up, commit and pay.

Number 4 (Don't mother)

Meet, eat, drink, play, cry and go home - in that order.

Once everything is booked and paid for, send the itinerary and all the details out to the guys electronically and then sit back and let them get on with it - you may need to arrange transport to get you all to the stag destination or arrange a few designated drivers, but that really should be your job done.

Man Openning his shirt like superman to reveal a huge moustache on his t-shirtOn the weekend everyone will have a fantastic time and will not just enjoy the activities / accommodation but enjoy hanging out with the boys and have a drink or two. At the end of the weekend you should get plenty of thanks, and a picture of you will be shown on the "winners" page of the last minute stag bible.

Number 5 (Let someone else take the strain)

Here at DesignaVenture we pride ourselves on getting disorganised or last minute stags sorted. With our website you can invite people to pay, send the boys details on the weekend booked and see who have paid; 24 hours a day.

You will also have a fully experience stag organiser at your finger tips, managing your weekend so you don't have to - so in other words, pick a stag do from the DesignaVenture website and let us do the rest - you will still be the hero, a very clever hero!

Good luck.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

North Wales - The Stag Do Destination For Adventure

Adventure & stag dos in North Wales, go hand in hand like Hansel & Gretel, Dick & Dom and Redbull & Vodka...

North Wales is an incredible stag destination ideal for the adventurous. If your stag party wants to get away from the dramas and big queues of the city stag do, you have chosen the right place.

Right where do I start, you will have a large selection of activities, maybe too many to it into a fortnight let alone a weekend.

To start off with you will find the longest Zip Wire in the Europe, which also includes caves with huge trampolines, I know, random! This brilliant destination also has some fantastic White Water Rivers offering 2 hours of non stop white water rafting pleasure.

Mix that up with Canyoning you have a day full of adventure - watch our "We North Wales" video below:

Going down the ferocious rivers of North Wales, there are more ways then a six seater raft, you can go down on a 2 seater, clinging onto to a huge tube or better still show off on a Stand Up Paddle Board (similar to a surf board - see below).

In North Wales you also have some of the very best views in Britain, whether you decide to climb Mount Snowdon or take on a quad bike super trek, obviously you'll have a guide and a big quad bike to make sure you get up those huge hills. Our quad biking trek will also give you that selfie moment at the very top of a plateau, everyone jumps off their quad bikes, breathes in the view and takes a selfie or two.

If you need competition how about picking up a gun and smashing clays into a million pieces at one of the many brilliant clay pigeon shooting sites North Wales has to offer, or better still, race Rage Buggies around a hard core fully prepared off road track, these beasts can go up to 60 mph and will stick to the track like glue.

Whatever floats your boats, tickles your pickle, yanks your crank, winds your watch... North Wales is the Daddy of the UK adventure stag do destinations.

If you're looking for some cracking stag packages in North Wales head over to the DesignaVenture website, great prices and more adventurous then a one legged tight rope walking dog (is that possible??).

Before your go, if you have the need for a pub crawl below is a very quick guide of where to drink...

Llangollen, a lovely small town with a handful of pubs, bars and restaurants, we offer quite a few hotels in Llangollen.

Welshpool, quite a few good pubs and bars all within easy walking distance of each other.

Oswestry, Shropshire / North Wales borders, with loads of pubs, bars and one nightclub, yes one nightclub! However a lot of the bars / pubs stay open late, head to Oswestry if you fancy a right good pub crawl.

Wrexham, pubs bars, restaurants and bars and if you would like something a little more lively, a 15 minutes train journey from Wrexham will get you into the centre of Chester.

Chester, the place to go if you want that city night out, with loads of pubs and bars and when the races are on an incredible atmosphere. Chester also has a handful of clubs however the biggest club RB's will not let many stag parties in, so if that's your chosen destination get there early and be on your best behaviour.

Good luck.