Saturday, 28 July 2012

At The End Of The Day.....It Gets Dark!

In previous posts you have heard me bang on about stag activities including Rage Buggies, Paintball, White Water Rafting as they are great things to do in the day, but what about the night time?

The stag weekend without a big night out or two wouldn't be a stag weekend, it would be more like an activity weekend on the Isle of Man.

The night life on a stag do is the icing on the cake, the jam in the donut, the cream - I must eat before I write next time!

In most major popular stag destinations there's the lap dancing club. No more are they seedy and pushy but more like a club with girls walking around with very little on, and if you cross their palm with gold that little bit of clothing seems to disappear.

If you prefer to laugh then a comedy club should be on your itinerary, with or without food this is a fantastic night out and will keep the boys together rather then loosing them in bars.

But if you prefer a bar crawl you can have it guided or unescorted. In most popular abroad stag destinations I recommend you have a guided bar and club crawl on your first night, this will give you bearing for the rest of the weekend.

If your stag likes a bet or two, there's the dogs, available in most big cities including Bournemouth and / or casino entry which is currently free, you just need to take along I.D. and present yourselves sober at the door0

If you are heading to Nottingham on a stag do you have the choice of going to Hooters, an American style restaurant with girls walking around in skimpy t-shirts and shorts with big hooters, A cups need not apply.

The UK and Europe has so much night time action to offer this blog doesn't give it justice, go to  DesignaVenture and even if you don't book anything it's a great place for stag do ideas and inspiration.


Friday, 20 July 2012

Just Simply Gorge-ous

This year we have seen a huge increase in stags choosing Gorge Scrambling / Canyoning as their main activity.
Stag dos from all over the UK have been flocking to North and South Wales, the Highlands of Scotland and Valencia to enjoy this amazing activity.
Hold on there Steve, I am about to tell you:
You are provided with a wet suit, a helmet and a buoyancy aid, all you need to bring with you is swimwear (to wear under your wet suit), trainers you don’t mind getting wet, a towel to dry off at the end of the session and balls of steel.
Then, following an instructor you will climb up river, through a Gorge, walking behind waterfalls, jumping into deep pools from various heights, abseiling, a little bit of caving and traversing sheer rock faces (some of these activities are location dependent).
You finish in most locations with the highest jump, which in some gorges are 45 – 60 feet!!
No peer pressure on the day and there are ways round without having to do some of the scary activities.
So if you are looking for a stag activity which will get the pulse racing, Canyoning is a hard one to beat, well unless you want to go sky diving that is.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Stag Do Ideas: Get Ribbing

If the stag is a thrill chaser and has a taste for speed there is a perfect activity, should you be staying on a stag weekend in Bournemouth or Southampton:

Get onboard a RIB and thrash across the Solent to the Isle of Wight for lunch.

The instructors have a saying “the rougher the better” as these RIBS can cope with mountainous waves in complete safety, cutting through the waves like a hot knife in Nutella.

This stag activity is fantastic fun and if you are looking for something unique and a little different to the Norm you cannot go wrong.

All specialised clothing is included including your boyancy aids, all you need to bring with you is pumps, a waterproof top if you have one and plenty of suncream. Full wet weather gear is provided should the rain clouds make a visit however, I am sure you won't care after your first donut!

What is a RIB I hear you say?

RIB's stands for Rigid Inflatable Boat, not Rubber Inflatable Boats as some people might think, I know I did!

Fitted with a powerful 225 – 250 BHP engine and an extra long fuel tank these babies can hit some sort of speed and with the extra fuel onboard they can make it to the Isle of Wight and back with relative ease.

Why the Isle of Wight?

The Isle of Wight is a great stop off with loads of pubs, restaurants and cafés ideal for a spot of lunch before getting back on board and flying back to the mainland. 

Don't forget Prince William was seen on a stag weekend on the Isle of Wight so it comes with Royal approval.

Alternatively you can choose another port anywhere in the Solent, you will be spoilt for choice as there are loads of them, including Lymington and Beaulieu River.

So if you are looking for unique stag do ideas, then RIBs should definitly be on your list, near the top with Vegas and handcuffing the groom to a midget.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Get Some Indoor Action

In the current climate, and I am not talking about the credit crunch for a change but the disastrous summer currently experienced on these great shores, maybe it’s time to head indoor for your stag activities.
There can’t be too many adrenaline fueled activities available indoors to do on your stag do, can there?
Well actually no, there currently isn’t a list as long as my arm in fact I could possible count them all on one hand however if you don’t mind getting wet and muddy then you should head outdoors for frothing white water rafting, thrashing around on quad bikes or getting caked in mud whilst racing Rage Buggies.
If you would prefer to stay indoors on your stag do then how about some indoor karting?
It’s actually loads of fun and these karts can hit some serious speeds! The racing is similar to a grand prix and you will get loads of driving in whilst keeping nice and dry and without the inconvenience of having to pick mud out of your teeth.
If you would prefer a shooting activity and get your semi out every time Paintball is mentioned (semi automatic weapon if you're confused) then try out some Urban Paintball.
With sites popping up all round the UK, this close quarter combat is full of excitement and adrenalin and is all under one roof.
5 a side football might not be your idea of fun but for some stags love indoor football and whilst there is enough people for 2 teams, get on it.
Other indoor stag activities include Whisky Distillery Tours, Brewery Tours and Cider tasting whilst on a stag weekend inBristol.
If it was me I would get out into the woods and enjoy some full on stag activities and stick two fingers up to the weather, well you can't blame me I am stuck in an office Monday to Friday, and after all - it’s the clothing, not the weather.