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Stag Do Destination Guide: Bournemouth

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Bournemouth is a totally brilliant UK stag do destination, a party town with incredible nightlife, activities and accommodation, it's no wonder Bournemouth is one of DesignaVenture's top UK destinations and they offer loads of brilliant stag do packages, weekend and nights to this epic seaside town.

Pointless Uninteresting (but secretly interesting) Facts About Bournemouth
Average Temperature: June 20ºC | July 22ºC | August 22ºCRainfall: 810mm per year (which is well below the national average)Population: 190,000 ish!Crazy Fact: Amanda Holden for a £20 bet, once rode around Bournemouth on a motorbike naked, I wonder what she'd do for £50?Beach fact: Bournemouth has beautifully clean golden beaches which stretch for 7 miles and is home to 4 blue flags.Sunshine Fact: Bournemouth enjoys on average 7.7 hours of sunshine a day in the summerTravel: Nearly 1 million people travel from Bournemouth international airport each yearNightlife

You better believe it people, Bournemouth is…

Stag Do Destination Guide: Prague

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Prague is an incredible stag do destination, a party capital, a European city so lively that the Rolling Stones loved it! True Story: The Rolling Stones paid their stage lighting technician £32,000 to light up the Castle, so they could see it whilst partying at night.

Crazily Pointless Facts About Prague
Average Temperature: June 23c | July 26c | August 25cRainfall: 493mm per yearPopulation: 1.3 millionAbove Sea Level: 202 metresCastle fact: Prague has the largest castle in the world according to the Guinness Book Of Records.Beer: Per capita, Prague locals drink more beer then anywhere else in the whole world, I told you you're for a party
Quick postcode lesson:
There are 10 districts to Prague all numbered; Prague 1 (central), Prague 2, Prague 3 etc. as shown here - that's it lesson over, now that wasn't painful was it! When booking your accommodation Prague 1 is the best place to be, however there is a very good tram service which goes from 4:30am to midnight, a day's…

Stag Do Ideas For 2019

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Looking for the best destinations, incredible activities and ideas on what to do on your stag do in 2019, well you've struck gold my friend, next year we know that stag dos will be going bigger, better and brighter.

Below you will find a full list of ideas plus some further resources to make your 2019 stag do go down better than a 20 pound note at a lap dancing bar.
2019 Stag Destination Guide In 2019 popular destinations will stay popular:

Hot beach destinations for 2019 include: Magaluf, Benidorm,  Playa Las Americas (Tenerife) or Barcelona.

UK beach stag do destinations big in 2019 include: Newquay, Bournemouth, Brighton or even Blackpool!

Stag do city breaks are the perfect choice for stag dos in 2019 looking for nightlife, activities and loads of fun. Choose Prague, Bratislava or Riga for incredible nightlife and activities in Europe or Bristol, Edinburgh or Nottingham in the UK.

Rural adventures don't get any better than North Wales, for full on adrenaline fuelled activitie…

Top 5 Quad Biking Sites

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Believe or not the humble quad bike is one of the most popular stag do activities in the UK, stags love the quad bike because they're easy to drive (no gears to dick around with) and are so versatile you could practically drop them in a lake and drive out, although I wouldn't recommend it, I was just trying to point out how versatile they are, so please don't drop one in a lake, that would be stupid.

So, if you're looking to do quad biking on your stag do in the UK, here are the top 5 destinations I think have the best quad biking sites, in no particular.
Newquay Oh my, Newquay has the best quad biking race track, it's immense. Established in 1979, yes 1979, they have improved and improved the track until it's crazy, fast and more thrilling than a bungee jump off Big Ben.

There have jumps, chicanes, adverse chambers, straights and bends on a 1.2km track and if that isn't good enough for you, they have over 50 quad bikes to keep even the largest stag group h…

Stag Do Ideas For February

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Whether the wedding is on Valentine's Day, in March or the Groom wants to get his stag do sorted early, February is the month when the stag do season really starts to kick off.

Whether you're looking for a stag do in the UK or want to get away abroad, below I have put together some facts and lots of ideas to give you inspiration, as February will soon come around.

Weather + Flight Time Facts There are a couple of weather and flight facts to consider before booking your stag do, this section is more factual than a fact sheet from the German Government - no fake news here people:



All the facts below are averages in February.
UK Average daytime temperatures is 7CAverage rainfall 40 - 60mmAn average of 2.65 hours of sunshine a day
Prague Average daytime temperatures is 4CAverage rainfall 20mmAn average of 3.00 hours of sunshine a day
Berlin Average daytime temperatures is 4CAverage rainfall 34mAn average of 2.00 hours of sunshine a day

Amsterdam Average daytime temperatures is 8CAverage …

7 Deadly Stag Do Sins

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You look forward to your stag do for what can sometimes feel like an eternity only for something to go wrong and put a dampener on the weekend.

So here at DesignaVenture HQ we have put together 7 Deadly Stag Do Sins to look out for and fix / sort before they happen.


1. Forgetting The Stag

Would you believe this happens a fair amount, where the best man / stag do organiser forgets to include the stag in the list and calls up frantically 2 days before they're meant to go to try and book him on.

Maybe because you've booked with DesignaVenture and got the stag goes for free offer, you still need to include him in your overall group size.

Sin To Avoid: Don't forget to include the stag in your numbers





2. Paying For Nothing

You are the best man and the stag has given you a list of names who he wants to invite, half of these people you don't know.

But you're the best man and you feel responsible for arranging the greatest stag weekend ever, your goodwill and judgement may be…

Stag Do Destination Guide: Nottingham

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Nottingham has always been a top destination for stag weekends, from the 1990s until now, if you haven't had a stag do in Nottingham then it's time you got your merrymen together and get yourselves to one of the friendliest cities in the UK.

Pure Crazy Facts About Nottingham

Average Temperature: June 19c | July 22c | August 21cRainfall: 648mm per yearPopulation: 289,301Above Sea Level: 46 metresPointless: A Saxon Chief who lived there in 1135AD was called Snot, and Nottingham was called Snotengaham!Fashion: Designer Paul Smith is from NottinghamHangover: Boots The Chemist originated from Nottingham Translation: "Allraa me duck" means; how are you?
OK, OK, enough of the facts, so why should you have a stag do in Nottingham?
Let's start with a few geographical facts...
Oh no, not more bloody facts!!
Hold on to your trousers me duck, this is important, Nottingham is situated pretty much right in the middle of the UK, so if you have a stag party scattered across the fo…

Stag Do Destination Ideas For 2019

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2019 will soon be here, blink twice, eat a Christmas dinner and you'll be singing 'Auld Land Syne' like a drunken teenager before you know it.

So below, under some popular categories, you will find some brilliant stag do destinations, helping you to decide on where to go for your 2019 stag do.


ADVENTURE




Abroad - Riga and Prague

If you're looking for an adventurous stag do abroad then Riga or Prague spring to mind straight away.

Both stag destinations are epic and include a whole host of activities including shooting AK 47s, Bobsleigh, white water rafting, stag kidnap, snowmobile safaris to name just a few.

At night you have guided bar crawls where you're taken around by incredibly friendly female reps who know all the best bars and nightclubs and love British stag dos, because apparently we are all very friendly (I was told this by a rep a couple of years ago in Prague).

UK - North Wales

In my opinion the best place for adventure in the UK is North Wales, this fantast…

Ideas For A January Stag Do

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The January stag do, Christmas is over and it's going to be a struggle to ask the boys to pay out for a pricey stag do, after all January is known as the skint month, the month when you can barely pay attention, let alone pay for a stag do.

Well luckily DesignaVenture is here to give you some great stag do ideas along with a load of discounted stag do packages which will make the boys say, "OK, I'm in".

UK Stag Ideas

January is a fantastic time to go on a UK stag do, think about it, hotels will be screaming out for your business so will offer cheaper deals (see below for our discounted January packages). Activity sites will also be fairly quiet so availability will be good - just remember it gets dark early in January so activities will have to start earlier in the day compared to the summer months.

Outdoor Activities Ideas

Quad Biking are brilliant fun in the mud / snow, and better than in the dry dusty summer. Thrashing though swollen streams, sliding round muddy cor…

Hangover Cures For Your Stag Do

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If you can't do the time, don't do the crime and I suppose that may also apply to drinking a VAT load of booze on a stag weekend however, that doesn't make things easier, your head won't bang any less thinking, "well I'm the only one to blame here", so with that in mind, let's find some cures to make life a little easier on that fateful Sunday morning!

Keep Hydrated

Seriously, it's so easy and free! One of the main reasons why you have such a bad head is your body has pee'd out most of your bodily fluids - did you know that drinking 200ml of say a 4 or 5% lager, your body will urinate 320ml, that's 120ml of fluids you are down on half a pint.

So if you haven't remembered to drink a ruck load of water before hitting the sac then when you wake up drink at least a litre of water (slowly), get your fluids back up to normal levels, that should help alleviate some of the pain.

Tablets

According to Dena Davidson a Ph.D professor from Indiana U…

Stag Do Outfits - Dress Your Stag Up!

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Dolly likes to be dressed up and funny enough so does the stag on his stag weekend, SO, make sure he stands out like a fart in a lift with one or more of these fantastic ideas...

Stag Do Favourite - The Bride (Wedding Dress)

Dressing up your best mate as a woman may have been in one of your sick and perverted dreams however, now you have a chance to really stitching him up by sticking a wedding dress on him. Just take a trip to the local charity shop, pick one in his size and you're good as golden.




Morph Suit

If you are unsure what a Morph suit is or what it looks like, it's basically one piece of Spandex shaped like a human which fits your whole body including your head, like a glove.

These days Morph Suits aren't just one colour, they have other designs including dinner suits, super heroes (such as Spiderman or Deadpool), Sumos etc.




Mankini

I am so sorry to all stags to actually even put this in my list of ideas however, The Mankini makes the stag look an absolute stunner/…

Stag Do Ideas For November

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So you have the task of organising a stag do, you've got the crew together and set the date however it's November!



What the hell can I do in November?

It's cold in Spain and on the continent, I also need to keep the cost down due to the date being close proximity to Christmas, so what the hell am I to do?

OK, OK, calm down, this isn't the end of the world, on the contrary this is an incredible time to celebrate a stag do, in fact it's like a sneaky weekend away with your mates before the years out.

If you're looking to keep the price down, keep it British, there are loads of cities with fantastic nightlife and brilliant activities on offer and you could get a bargain in the mix.

Activities I always recommend for November are either indoor, extremely muddy or beer / cider / whisky tasting.

Below are UK stag destinations perfect for a stag do in November, I have included from prices from the DesignaVenture website just to give you an idea.




Bournemouth

For example we…

Stag Do Destination Guide: Amsterdam

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Pure Unadulterated Amsterdam Facts
Average Temp: June: 19c | July: 21c | August: 21cRainfall: 771mm per yearLocation: 52.47, 4.89Above Sea Level: 13 metres above sea levelPopulation: 741,000 In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s if you were lucky, going on a stag weekend abroad would mean Amsterdam, and you wouldn't fly, no way, you'd get the ferry and then coach it into the city of 'stag do indulgence', better known as Amsterdam.

These days, we have a multiple of stag do destinations on offer abroad from Riga to Magaluf, Las Vegas to Budapest, there is a city to for every taste, the world is absolutely your "oyster".

However, Amsterdam hasn't lost it's charm, you can still go and eat a space cake or smoke a doobie if you choose, there is still a red light district to explore, you can still hire a bike and go on an epic bike / bar tour along the canals or even get a private narrow boat with skipper and bar tour that way.

Amsterdam still has an incredible back …