Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Bond Like Brothers On Your Stag Do

Man jumping off a cliff into deep water
Most stag parties are made up of friends and family who may not know each other.

So, in order to get your group jelled you will need some cracking stag do ideas and an experience which will put everyone on a level playing field, something, that will take people out of their comfort zones.

Two amazing stag do ideas which embrace’s this view are Coasteering and Canyoning.

Coasteering is when you explore a rocky coastline jumping off ledges into deep pools, climbing and traversing rock faces and generally having a ball.

Start on a sandy beach and explore the rocky coast gradually making your way up to some pretty impressive heights, and there's only one way down!

Canyoning is very similar however, you will be exploring a gorge / canyon rather then the shoreline.

The exploration of a gorge can include caves, waterfalls and a bit of swimming.

Man jumping into a deep pool whilst canyoning
You don't have to worry about buying in special equipment or clothing, all this will be provided*.

All you need is a pair of trainers you don't mind getting wet, something to wear under your wetsuit (provided) and balls of steel!

The instructors will there to guide you, keep you safe and to generally make sure you get the best out of the activity.

Coasteering sites are obviously on the coast and can be booked whilst on a stag weekend in Newquay, Bournemouth, Cardiff or Swansea.

Canyoning is available in North and South Wales, Scotland and Northern England, there may be other locations available in the UK I haven’t mentioned, I am not perfect.

In my mind, there is nothing like sharing an adventure with your mates to create a special bond which will last all the way through the stag weekend and beyond.

*Most of DesignaVenture's canyoning and gorge walking experiences include:

  • Wetsuit
  • Buoyancy Aid (life jacket)
  • Helmet

Friday, 19 October 2012

Stag Do Ideas Leeds

Leeds, Live it, Love it -  is the City's slogan and you will see why when you arrive, it's a truly awesome city, packed to the brim with fantastic stag do ideas.

The nightlife is fairly compact in the city centre with most clubs, champagne bars and clubs all within easy walking distance of each other, creating a mammoth bar crawl.

From quirky retro bars to live music, comedy clubs and fantastic lap dancing clubs your nights out at home will never be the same again.

By day, if you need something to keep the boys out of the bars, Leeds has the three main staples of great stag activities; shooting, racing and trekking.

Shooting you have a choice of clays or shototing each other, Yorkshire is home to the ORIGINAL Paintball Monster, shooting 14 shots a second, have you met your match?

In the centre of Leeds there is an amazing indoor karting site however, if you prefer to get dirty, 20 minutes from the city centre you can find yourself racing a stag do favourite, the sh*t hot Rage Buggy.

With speeds of up to 58 mph, these karts will scare the living daylights out of you, and if they don't you are not pushing the karts hard enough!!

So if you need inspiration on where to go, Leeds has some amazing stag do ideas for a night or two away from the Mrs.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Stag Do Ideas For Older Men

Whether you are on your second or even third stag do, or was just too wild in your early days to get married, I am hoping this blog will help you out with stag do ideas for the older gentleman.

Age is a funny old thing and that cliche 'you are only as old as you feel' is so true, it's a mind thing. So whether you are knocking on the door of your forties or fifties you should be looking at all the stag packages on offer, regardless of what's involved and see if you fancy it or not.

That's the great thing about becoming wise, peer pressure is like water on a ducks back.

So, first things first, make sure you book decent accommodation, 3 or 4 star hotels are best with a full English included you cannot go wrong, just because you are on a stag do, doesn't mean you have to slum it.

Even though you will probably go clubbing, make sure you have organised a good place to eat on one of the nights, there is nothing like sitting down with your mates and having a good old catch up. 

We are finding older men prefer to outdoor activities such as Gorge Walking also known as Canyoning.

This fantastic activity keeps the stag group together whilst scrambling up a gorge, walking behind waterfalls, jumping off high ledges and traversing rock faces.

If the stag group is made up of golfers, golfing in the UK or abroad may also be an option however, you may find that you have been on a few golfing holidays and may prefer something a little different.

Whiskey tasting in Edinburgh, Cider tasting in Bristol or even beer tasting in Amsterdam, all comes with a tour of the distillery / brewery and makes a great day out for the seasoned drinker!

A day at the races is always a winner (hopefully), book a box and make it a very special day, maybe sponsor a race in the stags honour!

There are simply loads of stag do ideas out there for the older gentleman, too many to mention but you cannot go wrong with having a chinwag with the old stick and ask him what he has in mind.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Stag Do For The Adrenalin Junkie

Most men these days have a passion for something, be it fashion, football, cars or jumping out of things (I don’t mean cakes, I mean planes), so you as the best man or chief stag do organiser will want to include the stags passion in his stag weekend.
In the UK, we are very lucky to have loads of Adrenalin infused activities available to us including; skydiving, racing Rage Buggies, jumping off 60ft cliffs into the sea and power-boating (to name just a few).
You don’t have to throw yourself off something to achieve maximum excitement other stag activities such as paintball, white water rafting or even shooting guns will get the juices pumping around your body.
You may find some members of the stag group will shy away from such activities, they will excuse themselves because of a knee injury they got whilst shopping or complaints of vertigo, but hey, that’s fine, let them sit it out, after all it’s the stags do!
However, if you really are looking for something that will put the willies up you (leave it), then activities such as Bobsleighing in Riga, Bungee Jumping, Coasteering and Canyoning / Gorge Scrambling will get the heart pumping and your bottom twitching.
Stay away from Archery, Ten Pin Bowling, Crochet and Golf.