Thursday, 1 December 2016

Incredible Stag Activities For 2017

Christmas is one of the busiest times for marriage proposals, so with this in mind whether you're the groom, best man or chief stag do organiser you're going to need stag do ideas.

Look no further people this post is going to knock you off your feet with killer stag do activities for 2017:


"Electric" Shock Football
If there was an activity which would make you literally piss your pants as you have lost all feeling in your bowels, Electric Shock Football is one of them.

OK the electric shocks aren't that bad, similar to the shocks you get from a board game, or a tiny bit more zappier so it's stops you in mid shot, but hey what a laugh!

It's A Knockout
Dress up and compete in lots of different games which includes inflatables, foam and water. A PA will keep everyone up to date with scores, jokes and banter. All fancy dress costumes are included however most groups turn up in team t-shirts.

West Country Games / Welsh Games
Similarly to It's A Knockout, West Country and Welsh Games are just themed on either the West Country which includes games such as; Cider Run, Wurzel Knockout, Pitchfork Duel etc. or based on Wales, such as; Drunk Dragons, Across The Taff, Leek Lampin etc.

West Country Games are near Bristol and Welsh Games just outside Cardiff, makes sense really.


Rage Buggies
Possibly the most popular requested stag do activity in 2016, you'll see why when you race these mad dirt buggies around a specially designed hard core track.

They have an extremely quick acceleration and stick to the track like Jo Brand sticks to her Fat ugly, women jokes - I am not saying she is fat or ugly just that she jokes about this subject A LOT.

Quad Biking
Again, quad biking is another extremely popular activity with our stags. What's not to like; thrashing through brooks and streams, thwapping across open fields, whistling through woods, climbing impossible steep hills and bricking your self down steep inclines - you will love it!

Indoor / Outdoor Race Karts
Everyone in the group loves a decent competition and there is nothing like a well run Grand Prix.

Race head to head around specially designed race tracks which include chicanes, flyovers, fly-unders and winning straights. DesignaVenture tip, learn to get around the track without breaking at every turn. Some turns just don't need the brakes.

Stock Car Racing
An incredible motorised activity which will put you back a few quid however it's an immense experience. From F1 style machines to Jalopies and Robin Reliant's you will love driving all of these different machines against your mates. For more details check out our Stock Car Racing page.

Shoot Um Up....

An old favourite, Paintball is a great activity that gets the whole group involved all at the same time. Strategy, skill and tactics is the name of the game here, unless you and your mates are proper hard and run at people shooting 120 shots a minute like true commandos.

Clay Pigeon Shooting
This is for the Gentleman in the group. Bacon roll, hip flask full of Single Malt and cigars is all you need, the shooting ground will provide guns, shot, clays, traps and tuition.

Assault Rifle Shooting
Not many places in the UK can you shoot proper Assault Rifles, this isn't air gun territory this is shooting Assault Rifles, so get yourself to Bournemouth or Bristol and shoot up the Mannequins dressed like Zombies!

AK47 Shooting
You'll need to go over to the Continent for this activity to the old Russian Eastern Block like Riga, Prague or Bratislava. Start with single shots before moving onto quick fire which literally will take a couple of seconds to bolt your load, said the actress to the vicar!

It's quite scary how much these guns move around in machine gun mode, when I did it, I didn't hit the target once!

Get Boozed Up...

Whisky Tasting
Whisky I agree is a bit like Marmite you either love it or hate it, however, have you ever sat down and tasted it, I mean proper tasted it.

If the stag loves the complexity of a single Malt or goes crazy for Johnnie Walker... Whisky tasting is a must, especially if your stag do is in Edinburgh, I mean c-mon!

Brewery Experience Days
As male's we get passed down genes from our ancestors no matter what era and these genes help us to like beer and stag dos, and when done together, what a winning combination!

These Brewery Experience Days not only include beer tasting but also food, competition and a right old laugh, you can't beat it.

Cocktail Making
This is a proper booze up session, learn how to mix cocktails by a professional Mixologists before tasting (maybe downing) your special creation. There is more to making cocktails then just bunging a load of booze and fizz into a shaker and giving it a damn good shake.

Water Way To Have Fun...

White Water Rafting
A firm favourite with our stag parties, choose between man-made white water sites in London, Cardiff or Nottingham or go natural in North Wales, Scotland and beyond (Europe etc.).

Why is White Water Rafting so popular with stag parties?

Well two things, it's exciting and adrenaline fuelled activity and a great way to get rid of your hangover!

Exploring a valley which has been gorged (hence why it's also called gorge walking) out by a fast flowing stream may sound a little tame, well think again, as you'll be jumping into deep pools from up to 45ft ledges, exploring caves, walking behind waterfalls etc.

If Bear Grylls picked a stag activity, this is what he'd choose, I think?

Similar to tombstoning where the main event is chucking yourself off high ledges into deep water sea pools however, Coasteering is done professionally with experts guides, buoyancy aids, helmets, wet suits the lot. This is a lot of fun and jumps can exceed 60 foot (optional obviously) so bring along your BALLS OF STEEL.

Canoeing Weekends
Enjoy the lazy River Wye and canoe down the beautiful Welsh valleys into England. Set up camp and we'll arrange transport for the first and last day, saves you pitching up your tents and then taking them down each day, also the campsite has a pub with a late bar, shower block and is right on the river bank, so you'll want to stay put at night.

All of the above activities can be found on our stag do ideas page which is packed to the rafters with fantastic ideas day and night, go see.

Good luck for 2017...

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

How To Book A Stag Do With Ease

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I don't usually bang on about how great DesignaVenture are as this would be an extremely boring blog.

Instead I have packed out this blog with great advice, stag do ideas, fun top 10's, an immense 101 Guide To Arranging The Ultimate Stag Do and other great posts.

Take a tour of this blog or use the search bar to find help, advice and ideas, however:

This post is all about booking your stag do with ease; finding the most efficient way to book your stag do, which can be a drag on your time and resources.

Don't get stressed, worried or feel this is just another job I have to do, as you don't, all you have to do is agree on a stag do with the Groom and let DesignaVenture take the strain.

Booking your stag do with DesignaVenture could not be easier, our experience, incredible products, easy to use website and a need to please people make us the perfect place to handle your epic stag do.

Our website has bucket loads of popular packages in loads of stag do destinations, we also have a section on the website where you can build your own stag do, giving you the flexibility and a huge range of activities and accommodation at your finger tips.

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Did you know if you book your stag do with DesignaVenture and enough people attend, the stag can go for free?? Well you do now, click on the image for more details.

Once booked, not only will we organise your hotel, activities nightclubs, transport etc. we can also help with collecting the money directly from the guys. You will have a membership area where you can see who's paid, send out invites and payment reminders and view your booking 24 hours a day, so there's no need to go round people's houses collecting money!!

So, everyone's paid... we then send you out all the details for each venue electronically. Forward this to the guys and each member of the stag group will know exactly what's going on, where to go, what to wear etc.

Don't forget, you also paid for this weekend and the last thing you want to do all weekend is mother the group, so sending them all the details before they go will take the emphasis off of you.

One thing is a constant - DesignaVenture is backed by over 14 years of stag do organising experience, tried and tested products and customer service so good it'll feel like a warm cosy cuddle - we are no dummies you know!

So head over to the DesignaVenture website find your perfect stag and get it booked, or if you prefer to chat, call us on 01432 830000, it's that easy!

Good luck!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Stag Do Destination Ideas - Amsterdam

When compiling a list of stag do destinations abroad, everyone will have their own opinion or destination requirements for example; if you want sunshine and beaches perhaps Dublin wouldn't be the best destination, if you're looking for crazy activities and cheep beer; Bratislava would be a great choice.

However if you are looking for an easily accessible city to spend 1 or 2 nights in, where you can let your hair down, Amsterdam has to be the number 1 choice on your stag do destinations list.

Amsterdam has been popular with British stag parties since, well I don't know when, but why?

Well, it could be something to do with the relaxed laws on certain natural substances and acts.

I shouldn't degrade Amsterdam as a stag do destination on just being able to smoke skunk, eat space cakes and buy sex, no, no. no... Amsterdam has so much more than just that.

There are some incredible nightclubs, great bar crawls which you could always do by bicycle (drinking responsibly, obviously), excellent restaurants and boat trips you can explore this amazing city day and night.

If you didn't know Amsterdam has loads of canals running through the streets then you do now, this will give you an incredible back drop to which will certainly be an amazing weekend away.

Sit and have a beer in Rembrandt Square or take a tour of the Redlight District to fill the hours.

Better still, book a beer bike for a couple of hours... Imagine, just you and the boys pedalling slowly around Amsterdam whilst drinking beer, taking in the sites and listening to your own music being pumped out through the onboard sound-system.

Don't panic you won't have to steer it, each beer bike which can take up to 17 people, has it's very own sober driver / tour guide.

With 30 litres of beer and an incredible sound system, your beer bike awaits you....

Amsterdam is also very close to the UK, a mere hour and a bit on a plane and you'll arrive at Schiphol airport. Then, getting to Amsterdam Central (the main railway station right in the centre of Amsterdam) is extremely easy, there's a train station underneath the airport and within 22 minutes you'll be stepping out into the middle of this amazing city.

Where to stay....

If, like me, you like to stay in the centre of a city where you don't need public transport to get around (taxis are incredibly expensive in Amsterdam) then look for accommodation which is within a 10 - 20 minutes walk of Amsterdam Central station, but saying that the trams are pretty easy to work out and currently run from 6am to 12.30am, perfect timing as you won't be getting home before 6am surely!

Amsterdam also offers popular stag do activities such as Paintball, Karts etc. for that classic stag weekend and if you're looking to keep the boys out the bars all day, but hey you can do that anywhere.

Good luck...