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Stag Do Destination Guide: Newcastle

Newcastle is the party town of the North East and has been welcoming stag parties for flipping years.

It's infamous for fantastic nightlife and friendly locals and if you've never been out in Newcastle you'll need to have a word with yourself and get yourself up there, it's an experience you will never forget!

Let's get some crappy facts first, before we get knee deep in why you should have your next stag do in Newcastle:
Population: 268,064 (ish)Average Summer High Temperatures: June 15℃, July 18℃ & August 18℃ Average Rainfall: 604mm per year - one of the driest major cities in the UKUni Life: Newcastle's university according to QS World 2016 University rankings is in the top 1% of the world with the added benefit of the best best student nightlife in the UKDrink!: Newcastle Brown Ale is America's most imported British Ale PLUS Lucozade was invented in Newcastle, the World's first EVER energy drink.Accent: We can't go any further without mentio…

Stag Activity Ideas Spotlight: Quad Biking

The brilliant quad biking activity has been a stag do favourite for as long as I can remember. They are an immense amount of fun to ride and are versatile, strong, can go through almost any terrain plus they're easy to drive.
What is a quad bike? A quad bike is 4 wheeled motorcycle which usually has low pressurised tyres giving you more grip.

It has handle bars to steer with, a throttle push lever usually underneath the right side of the hand grip which you push with your thumb.

Most stag do destinations that offer quad biking use automatic gears (forward and reverse) making it the perfect stag do activity which doesn't involve wasting loads of time learning how to drive it.

Quad Bike Racing Quite a few stag do destinations offer quad bike racing around specially designed race tracks which usually includes, chicanes, tight corners, jumps and adverse / reverse chambers.

Before you start racing you will be given a full safety briefing and demo. You'll be issued with a helme…

The Rules To Pub Golf

Liven up your stag night with a theme or game, and there's no better stag do game than pub golf.

So here at the DesignaVenture Towers we have been listening to our stag parties and recently we have been asked for the rules to the stag do game Pub Golf.

So like the pleasing company we are, here are the rules to this brilliant game that doesn't come with frustration and certainly doesn't ruin a good pub crawl.

Pub Golf Rules Rule #1 - Dress Code Everyone MUST dress up like a pro golfer. Socks with a tartan or Argyle pattern if you please, brightly coloured golfing trousers (the more pastel the better), a matching shirt or polo shirt and a sun-visor. Golf shoes are not compulsory but are a great addition.

Rule #2 - Pick Your Course Wisely At your chosen stag weekend destination you're going to need a pub crawl route. 9 pubs / bars in fairly close proximity of each other, to add to the theme try and pick sports bars or pubs or a pub/bar with a relatable golfing name.
We h…

Best Stag Do Activities For 2020

2020 is an epic year to get married, and you don't have to be Rachael Riley to work out how long you've been married for!

So if you're getting married in 2020 (or your friend is) you're going to need a stag do.

There is no better time to have a stag weekend as there are so many activities and options on hand you are literally spoilt for choice.

So let's delve deep into the best stag do activities for 2020:

DAYTIME ACTIVITIES Quarry Karts Rip down a mountain dirt track at high speed in this epic, environmentally friendly, stag do activity.

You won't need to add carbon to the atmosphere as you are using a natural energy called gravity to fuel your speed and adrenaline fix.

The track is 3km long and you can expect to compete against chicanes, banked corners and tunnels as well as the other stag party members.

Combine this activity with the fastest zip line in the world and you have yourself one hell of an activity day!

Location: North Wales - more details

Zip Wire …

Stag Do Destination Guide: Liverpool

This time for our Stag do destination guide we're going to shine the spotlight on Liverpool. An incredible city, with more culture than a lorry full of Probiotic drinks that's listening to Culture club.

Liverpool is an extremely famous city, you could go anywhere on the planet and people you meet may not have heard of your home town or city but they will definitely have heard of Liverpool.


Liverpool's famous for mainly 2 massive exports - The Beatles and Liverpool FC.

But before we dive into why you should have your stag weekend in Liverpool, here are some very useful facts (about as useful as a meat buffet to a Vegan!).

Population: 497,409 (est.)Av Max Temperatures: May 16℃, June 18℃, July 20℃ & August 19℃Rainfall: 796mmMusically Brilliant: Liverpudlians have had more number 1 records than any other city, obviously The Beatles massively helped with that!Number 3: Even though Liverpool isn't used to being number 3, but that's its position in "Rough Gui…

Alternative Stag Do Ideas UK & Europe

We've all been on boys or stag weekends which included so much booze you could fill a swimming pool with, so maybe you fancy something different?

Here are our alternative stag do ideas that your group will love:

1. Bobsleigh - Riga, Latvia In my mind there is only one place to take your stag party on a weekend and get involved in some Olympic standard Bobsleigh and that's Riga.

In the winter you will hurtle down an Olympic standard Bobsleigh course at break neck speed - not for the faint hearted.

2. ZIP Wire Velocity - North Wales, UK The fastest zip wire in the world and the longest in Europe and it all takes place in North Wales, Snowdonia to be exact.
Another stag do activity which includes incredible speed, bags of adrenaline and will give the stag an incredible memory to take into his married life, and that's what it's all about!
3. Cornish Games, Newquay You've watched Baywatch right? The movie not the series, well this is nothing like that! These are incred…

Stag Activity Ideas Spotlight: White Water Rafting

What's a stag weekend without a thoroughly decent activity which will knock you about and stick you in the drink?

White water rafting is that very activity.

In a nutshell, white water rafting is bombing down a river in an inflatable where paddles, at times, seem surplus to requirements.

Luckily each raft will have an instructor who knows the river like the back of his/her hand and can steer your raft away from huge rocks and keep the raft upright, most of the time!
Why is white water rafting a good stag do activity?An excellent hang over cure - TOP PRIORITY!Great bonding session for the whole groupBetter for groups that want to do the activity togetherA very memorable activity for the groom to take into his married life So where are the best places in the UK to white water raft? Excellent question my friend, for an epic rural stag weekend we believe North Wales to be one of the best locations. With plenty of rainfall and epic Rivers (which in the summer is kept full by dam release…

Why Should You Book Your 2020 Stag Weekend Early?

The early bird catches the worm... alright filthy mind, this isn't an innuendo it's actually a saying from years back which is very apt when talking about booking a stag weekend early.

It's not just about losing out on availability when you book late, we are also talking about getting the best price for your stag group, being well prepared for your stag weekend and let's face it, sometimes arranging a group of men is like herding cats, so being prepared is an excellent idea chief.

So what's the difference in booking 12 - 6 months in advance and 6 weeks in advance?
Booking your stag do 12 - 6 months in advance... Booking this early you should get good availability for your:
FlightsAccommodationActivitiesBest Time Slots So that's most of your weekend sorted!

Plus, prices tend to get higher the closer you get to your arrival/departure date, especially when it comes to booking flights or hotels - so you'll actually be saving money!

You'll also give the guys …

Stag Activity Ideas Spotlight: Rage Buggy Racing

Think of the Rage Buggy as the 'Hoover' of the powerful dirt buggy racing world. I don't mean it's good at cleaning your carpet, I mean the name Rage Buggy covers all powerful dirt buggies including Rebel Buggies, just like Hoovers cover all vacuum cleaners, get it?

Stag parties and racing extremely fast Rage buggies go hand in hand, like Ant and Dec, marmalade sandwiches and Paddington Bear and stag dos and pranks.

So there is no wonder this week we are shining the spotlight on the amazing dirt buggy racing activity.

Stag groups will actually choose their weekend destination on where they can do Rage Buggies, now that's some accolade.
Some Facts On The Powerful Rage Buggy:Engine Size: Some Dirt Buggies are just under 1000cc
Top Speed: 60mph
Destinations: Nationwide

Racing these Buggies is really something else, gone are the days when stag parties used to race dirt buggies which were only powerful enough to run a lawnmower, when you put your foot down, you're go…

Stag Activity Ideas Spotlight: Coasteering

There are simply loads of stag do ideas out there, why choose Coasteering on your weekend?

Well I'm glad you asked me that question, I have done Coasteering a number of times and absolutely loved it.

First, it's a great bonding activity packed full of adrenaline and excitement creating a great memory for the stag, That's why you're doing this stag weekend, right?

Some facts...

Locations: Newquay, Bournemouth, Torquay, Swansea & Cardiff.
Adrenaline Scale: 9 / 10
Activity Duration: Usually ½ a day
What you need to bring with you: Old trainers or even better, wet suit booties - a towel - swimwear for under the wet suit.
What will be provided: Helmet, wet suit & buoyancy aid.
Do: Bring your GoPro
Don't: Drink alcohol before this activity

So what's the plan: Before everything can kick off you'll need to meet up with your instructors for kit allocation and the all and very important safety briefing.

Your stag group will then walk or drive to the start point whe…

How To Plan An Epic Stag Do

Being Best Man is quite the accolade. It also comes with responsibilities and duties. One of the most important duties is planning the stag do, the other I would say is the speech.

With the speech there are loads of websites out there which can help you write a brilliant one giving you tips and ideas. Some websites actually write it for you!

A bit like organising a stag do, there are companies out there who will arrange the whole shebang, like DesignaVenture. Here are some important areas you need to think about when arranging the weekend:

Inviting PeopleAvoid Inviting Some PeopleChoosing The Right Destination & ActivitiesKeep It Within BudgetKeep The Boys Happy On The WeekendCleaning Up
Inviting People
Being best man you'll be inviting the people onto the stag do. Make sure you sit down with the groom to find out who he wants to come and who he wants to avoid (see the next point).

In the login of the DesignaVenture website we give our customers the facility to invite their mat…

Stag Do Ideas Which'll Make The Boys Put Down Their Smart Phones

There's nothing worse than going on a stag weekend and all the boys are just sat around on their phone with nothing else to do!

To counteract this huge stag do problem, this list of ELEVENstag do ideas will excite the lads enough to put away their iPhones (other brands are available) for the rest of the day and get some good old fashioned excitement back into their data driven lives.

Quarry Karts The most environmentally friendly 4 wheeled activity you can do. Just like ski-ing gravity is your best friend giving you the power and speed to get down the hill and win the race. A totally unique and brilliant stag do activity.

Stag Destination: North Wales

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Rib Adventure A thrill of a lifetime, skimming the waves at breakneck speed you're in for one hell of a ride. A crazy adrenaline rush for your stag party to contend with.

Stag Destinations: Southampton & North Wales
Rib Adventure prices and details
White Water Rafting An incredible experience and with up to 6 peo…

The Stag Do Wiki

Looking for advice, guides and ideas? Then look no further than this stag do wiki.

This blog is run by DesignaVenture but is fairly non commercial, ok there's the odd advert here and there but most of it is unbiased, high quality advice and ideas, perfect for a stag do wiki.

TIPS & ADVICE First of all, How to Organise The Best Stag Do. This post will give you important advice.

You as best man and chief stag do organiser (what a role), may need to book flights, well luckily we have a post that covers that.

Looking for a 101 guide on arranging the best stag do known to man

When should I book my stag weekend? Is it best to get "in there" early? This post gives you all the in and outs of when to book.

If you're booking late this post on Tips On Booking A Last Minute Stag Do will help.

If you are on a bit of shoe string, this post will stop you from blowing your budget.

WHERE SHOULD WE GO ON OUR STAG DO? This is the question tens of thousands of best men and grooms a…