Showing posts from September, 2012

Your Stag Do Plan For 2013

Can you believe, that in 3 months time it will be Christmas?  After someone has used smelling salts to aid you back to consciousness, lets talk about a very important element of  2013, your stag do. In 2013, Brits are changing the way they celebrate their stag dos, no longer drinking all day is an adequate or even suitable solution (apologies for all the corporate talk, I have just had a meeting). Obviously, celebrating with beverages will be part of the stag weekend however adrenalin and competition should also be a contributing factor. Whether it’s jumping from 60-foot ledges into the sea whilst Coasteering in Newquay or hurtling down an Olympic iced track, at 80mph in a bobsleigh on your stag do to Riga, maximum adrenalin for your group will keep them buzzing for weeks. Alternatively, there is no better place for a bit of competitive action then when you are on a stag do, be it Archery, Paintball, Karting or 5 a side football, you have enough peop

Stag Do Ideas For the Petrol Head

Petrol heads, Gear heads, Grease monkeys whatever you want to call your friend, the stag, if he loves an engine, what better way to get him revving then to book a motorised activity on his stag weekend. Below are some fantastic stag do ideas for the petrol head (what we call them in the UK): Rage Buggies  One of the  if not the most popular activity stag parties love to do. 600cc twin Honda engines, with fast acceleration and as tough as a tank, it's like these karts were made for the stag do! Quad Biking Another extremely popular stag do activity, so versatile and loads of fun to ride the humble quad bike will take on any terrain you take it. Trek the mountains of Wales or race around purpose built tracks in Bristol or Newquay (other locations available), these four wheeled bikes are amazing fun. Hovercrafting Not a simple machine to operate but that just adds to the fun, flying these machines around a course at speed with hardly any control is so addictive you w

Winter Stag Do Ideas

This winter, is coming round quicker then Simon Cowell’s Botox injections, so are you sorted for your winter stag do? Where to go and what to do? Well, that is why we are here to help – we have put together some stag do ideas in the theme of the old Western The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Lets start with the Good , if you and your group can get away for some sun, then Spain for a weekend or 3 nights is ideal. It only takes about a 2 hours to flight there and for most of the winter months the weather is 20 degrees and sunny. Valencia is a great stag do destination and has loads going on from the white water rafting and bike tours to just going out and hitting the bars and clubs. Now a bit of the Bad , and in bad I mean some bad-ass stag weekends for the party goer. From Newcastle to London, Leeds to Manchester and Bristol to Bournemouth all of these places have fantastic nightlife and you can stay for 2 nights with clubs, for around the £100 mark.

Booking a Stag Do Abroad

So you have decided to go abroad for your stag do, but unsure where to start. First things first, flights are usually at their cheapest the earlier you book them, so book the flights as soon as you can. I would always recommend you book through an ATOL bonded agency such as DesignaVenture who can organise the majority of the stag weekend for you. Booking your whole stag do including flights through an agency may cost a little more money however, you are paying for a service and you will be financially protected (to be protected you must book through a ATOL bonded tour operator). There are ways to save money such as booking your own flights and then allowing stag do companies like DesignaVenture to book the rest (hotels, airport transfers, clubs, activities etc.).  This way you will have the added benefit of having everything done in the UK and still having an agency over in your chosen destination should anything go wrong.   On the majority of De

Bournemouth, Is It THE Stag Destination of 2012?

I am currently residing in a hotel in Bournemouth investigating why our stag and hens love Bournemouth so much. It’s now the 01 st September, the beaches are still packed with holiday makers enjoying 21 degrees and a vibrant atmosphere. Why is this beach side town still packed with holidaymakers from around the UK and beyond? Well the airshow is in town and it’s free to watch, the weather is hot and the Bournemouth Council knows how to throw a party. The airshow features the Red Arrows doing 20 minutes of what can only be described as acrobatics in jets, this was a surprising element to my trip as I didn’t know the airshow over the beach was going on, so I took a picture. I also didn’t know that in July and August every Friday night there is a huge firework display over the Pier and again it’s free! Now if you are on or about to go on a stag weekend to Bournemouth you will be pleased to know that the nightlife is phenomenal, loads of gre