Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Nottingham Stag Weekends Rock

Consider a stag do destination where apparently there are 7 women to 1 man (not sure if this is a myth?), it's easy to get to, the nightlife is buzzing and there are tons of daytime activities to choose from.

That destination is Nottingham, a hot bed for hen and stag parties wanting to let their hair down and party.

In the 90's Nottingham was one of the first cities outside of London, Blackpool and Edinburgh to attract loads of hen and stag revellers.

There are many reasons for this including friendly locals, fantastic nightlife, the rumour of more women than men, activity centres popping up all around Nottinghamshire and it's geographical location within the UK mainland.

The Nightlife is not to be sniffed at, it has many restaurants suiting tastebuds from around the world, energetic bars and dynamic clubs to keep even the liveliest stag party entertained.

The daytime activities in Nottingham are simply awesome and include Rage Buggies, Hovercrafts, It's a Knockout, Quad Biking, Paintball, Indoor Karting, Clay Pigeon Shooting - the list just gets bigger each year.

If you fancy a flutter Nottingham has one of the best racecourses in the country and next door is a greyhound racing track, perfect for a bit of excitement in the evening before heading out to the clubs.

Obviously eating is not always a priority on a stag do, but it is in Nottingham at the Hooters restaurant, the first one to open in the UK ,where gorgeous girls walk around in skimpy outfits serving beers, BBQ food, chips and dips whilst catching up with Sky Sports, is this Utopia?

If you would prefer entertainment Nottingham has an excellent medieval banquet with a lively party atmosphere, 5 courses and as much grog as you can consume.

So if you are in a bit of a pickle and don't know where to have your stag weekend, Nottingham in my mind is a great choice and I haven't even mentioned Robin Hood!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Be A UK Stag Do Beach Bum

The summer is here and lots of stag dos are heading for the UK's finest beach resorts.

Newquay has been a firm favourite for years and has loads going on, that's if you don't fancy just sitting on the beach and watching the peaches go by.

Activities in Newquay include Coasteering (written about in a previous post), surfing, one of the best quad biking sites in the UK, twin engine outdoor race karts that go up to 60mph, body boarding and beach volley ball.

The beaches in Newquay are some of the cleanest you will find anywhere in the world and the water is crystal clear, if a little chilly in early summer!

Bournemouth has a 7 mile award winning sandy beach, and Dorset is home to one of the most expenses places to live in the world, Sand Banks.

Activities in Bournemouth are vast and include Rage Buggies, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Quad Biking, Human Table Football, It's a Knockout and even surfing! Bournemouth is home to the first man made surfing reef.

If you just want to sit on the beach all day and watch people get active walk through the town centre and Bournemouth Gardens to a beautiful clean sandy beach. Shops, restaurants and bars line the beach, there is also a massive Aquarium.

Brighton's pebble beach stretches all the way to Hove and has some of the best beach bars, restaurants and clubs in the UK.

Activities in Brighton are full on and include Buggies, Quads, Hovercrafts, Clays to name just a few.

The beach is where Brighton comes into it's own, throughout the year it just seems to be alive with a vibrant, fun and relaxing atmosphere.

The bars and restaurants look out onto the beach offering beers, cocktails, food and entertainment. Brighton is also a great place to eat some fresh fish with restaurants offering catch of the day, to little cockles and mussel stands.

If you are looking for that last minutes stag do within the UK for June, July or August and fancy some beach life then I would highly recommend one of the above resorts.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Winter Stag Do Ideas

Believe or not we are almost half way through the year and once you hit August you know Christmas and winter is around the corner.

Christmas and Valentine weddings are hugely popular so what can a stag party do in the winter months.

First of all there are many benefits to having a winter stag do, one of them being you may find it cheaper than usual spring and summer months.

At DesignaVenture we offer many winter stag do offers in places such as Bournemouth, Bristol, Reading and Newquay.

These winter special offer include loads of activities including quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, paintball, stay in high quality hotels and get up to 30% off the usual price.

You can always take advantage of the cold weather and go tobogganing on a specialised ice circuit in Riga, just like the pros in the winter Olympics. You can also ski do

Get some balls of steel and go Gorge Scrambling down a river (which is made up of melting snow) from the top of the Brecon Beacons, now that will be cold!

If you want guaranteed snow then head for Milton Keynes where you can go indoor ski-ing or tobogganing on real snow.

Whatever you decide to do on your winter stag weekend, remember one thing a SAS soldier advised me: It's the clothing not the weather and yellow snow.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Last Minute Stag Do

Looking for that Last Minute Stag Do which is giving you the hebejebes?

Well don't worry too much as booking through a stag do company like DesignaVenture can really minimise your stress.

The cons of booking it yourself is finding availability, especially in June, July and August when most of the popular hot spots are full, you may find yourself up against it.

Stag Companies such as DesignaVenture can really help with availability as they will have live up dates from hotels and activity sites all around the country.

They also have an abundance of resources so if your first choice is not available you should be able to get as close to it as possible.

As you are booking last minute, try and keep the price as low as possible - this will keep everyone in the group happy as don't forget; spending money is also vital.

We also find most last minute stag dos are smaller than your average stag group as people may not have enough time to book days off or get out of going to a family event, so don't worry too much about the size of your group, 4 people is better then no stag weekend!

Try and be as flexible as you can, as previously mentioned booking late means you will be up against finding space in hotels and activity sites, so your first choice may not be available.

Keep Your Money In Your Pocket
Booking late (within 4 weeks of travel) also means that you will need to pay in full at time of booking, so if you don't know or trust a member of the group don't pay for him as he may let you down last minute and you will be left out of pocket.

So keep your hands in your pocket and if they don't pay you at the booking stage they will always have the option to book on later, subject to availability.

So for a great last minute stag do don't stress, let the experts take the burden.