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Christmas Opening Times

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

DesignaVenture Logo Christmas'd up

We are so close to Christmas you can smell the turkey burning and taste the Baileys on ice!

This time of year due to the sheer lack of stag and hen weekends going on (well none actually) we shut up shop until the 02nd January.

Our opening times are as follows:

Christmas Eve – 9am to 12.00 noon
Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – Closed
27th December – Closed
28th December – Closed
29th December – Closed
30th December – Closed
31st December – Closed
01st January –  Closed
02nd January – 9am to 5pm

Our opening times after the 02nd January  will then go back to normal and can be found here or on the DesignaVenture facebook page.

DesignaVenture would like to wish you an incredible Christmas and an amazing New Year!

Book Your Abroad Weekend ASAP!

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Aeroplane flying over a sunsetIf you have decided on going abroad next year for your hen or stag do then my advice is to book your flights ASAP.

After Christmas flight prices rocket, especially over weekend dates, loads of people will be searching for weekend’s away as well as stag weekends abroad and hen parties.

Get on to the flight comparison website such as Sky Scanner find your perfect route and either book it direct or give us a call and we will take care of it for you.

Why do people book in January?

It’s quite simple really, straight after Christmas / New Year we all get the January Blues and what better way to cheer us al up than to book your holiday, weekend away or stag do. Take my word for it, check out a flight price now and then look at it in the middle of January and you will be shocked to the core (a slight exaggeration but you get the picture).

Good luck with all your plans and don’t forget we are just an email or phone call away – 01432 830880.

Police Involved In a Stag Do Brawl

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

HandcuffedWe don’t usually write about the negative side of our industry but we couldn’t resist the irony of this news article.

In November, seven Metropolitan Police officers were arrested in Lithuania whilst on a stag do for brawling. They were seen being put into police cars handcuffed with bloody noses and stumbling around according to this article on the Mirror’s website.

This is outrageous, especially when 99% of our British stag dos happen with out incident, oh the IRONY.

Back to the story, the police stag do ended paying a 5,000 Lithuanian Lita bail, which is about £1,000 in our money and if the group are charged, they will have to return to Vilnius for trial.

A met office spokesman said that they are looking into the incident without the 7 stag do members being suspended, however if the group are charged this will be evaluated!

We’ve Extended The £30 Offer!

Monday, December 1st, 2014

£30 Deposit Offer

We thought we would share a bit of Christmas cheer we at the DesignaVenture towers have decided to extend our £30 deposit offer for another few weeks, well until the 24th December that is.

The £30 single deposit offer is based on all UK stag dos, hen parties and activity breaks, also applies to weekends abroad NOT including flights.

The next payment is then due on the 09th February 2015 (which is your £30 per person deposits, unless your departure date is before the middle of March where we will then require full payment 5 weeks before you go).

Your per person deposits can be paid individually via our website using any debit or credit card or your Paypal account or by calling our customer service team on 01432 830880 quoting your booking ID. Alternatively if you’re the organiser and would prefer to collect all the money in and pay us in one lump sum on the 09th February 2015 then as Bobby Brown would say, “that’s your prerogative”.

So booking your stag, hen activity break couldn’t be easier, just remember DesignaVenture are masters of customer service, check out our reviews on Trustpilot, over 93% customer satisfaction from over 186 customers can’t be wrong!

Book Your 2015 Now At a 2014 Price

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

stag and hen group drinking beer

It’s official 2014 is coming to an end, never to be seen again, except for one thing that is, DesignaVenture are currently taking bookings for stag weekends and hen parties for 2015 and they area being snapped up at 2014 prices.

That’s right people, it’s time to grab a bargain before it’s too late.

There is a rumour that hotels in leading hen and stag destinations such as Bristol, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Bournemouth are steadily putting their prices up due to high demand for weekends, well I am here to put you straight, unfortunately it’s true, which ultimately means your stag and hen dos are going to cost more next year, whether you book it through a stag company like DesignaVenture or go DIY.

So my friends, DesignaVenture has come up with this incredible offer, a once in a lifetime, never to be repeated offer (well not until November next year that is), book your 2015 Stag Do or hen party now for just £60 and everyone in the group will pay a 2014 price, saving a whole load of money.

Booking early also means you will get the best hotels, the activity slots you want and 9 times out of 10 more availability then you can shake a stick at, I don’t know why you’ll want to shake a stick at it, but there you go.

Good luck, and if you need help on deciding what to do, where to go, how to put your trousers on properly, call us now on 01432 830880, incredibly stag do ideas can be found here, and here for hen party ideas.

Mankini Now Banned in Blackpool

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Stag Dressed in a MankiniBlackpool is (surprisingly) the second Stag Do seaside destination to put in a total ban on the men in Mankinis pointing specifically at stag parties. This ban which is also known as Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) can also be applied to any inappropriate dress worn by stag or hen parties.

2 Years ago the Newquay police got fed up with stags turning up in Mankinis so they were the first seaside town to put in a total ban on Mankinis and now Blackpool has followed suit.

Blackpool has always been (in my eyes) a little risqué, with the Kiss Me Quick hats in the 80′s and the hedonistic reputation of the 90′s and 00′s however the town council has decided to exercise their anti-lout powers to ban inappropriate dress.

Opponents fear such a move would be similar to criminalising women for wearing shorts skirts or showing off to much cleavage.

Other people think it’s a great idea and would be a positive move to cleaning up Blackpool’s image, making it a more family friendly British seaside town.

If you do find yourself in a Mankini or inappropriately dressed in Blackpool whilst on a Stag Do or hen weekend or if that’s just what you like to wear, there is a big chance you can be fined on the spot. Just so you know these fines range from £70 to £100.

Hen Pregnant By Dwarf Stripper

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Mini Boys Advert in SpainAccording to an article in the Telegraph, a Spanish woman has had to admit the unthinkable to her new husband after giving birth to a baby with dwarfism.

This new Spanish bride had to fight with her demons and admit to her new husband after giving birth to her baby with dwarfism, that she had had sex with a dwarf on her hen party, none of her close friends or family knew!

Her husband thought the baby was his and was conceived on their honeymoon!

Please also note that dwarfs are known as mini-boys in Spain, (very interesting name) if this is of some sort of interest to you, a video on Youtube is available – here.

It’s very popular for Spanish hen and stag parties to hire dwarfs as entertainers and there are many websites offering the services of mini-boys (so funny) in Spain.

We are not sure of the outcome and we salute her for being honest with her husband (only for being honest).

A Very Tanned Stag Do

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Stag Do dressed up like Vincent TanParading around London on a Stag Do, was a group looking like no other, The Metro called it a great Stag Do Idea!

These guys all dressed up like the infamous Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan, was spotted by tweeter Will Sparks walking around London looking totally awesome! The look included the Cardiff City home football top tucked into jeans along with a moustache and sunglasses.

This is one of the best Stag Do fancy dress ideas we have seen in ages, we have a top 20 Stag Do fancy dress ideas blog, which can be found here.

These days fancy dress is now becoming compulsory with new ideas every weekend, trying to out do each other is part of the Stag Do policy.

Simply Incredible

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Incredible Wedding Snap

The above picture says it all, what an incredible transformation.

People are going to say “what a journey”, I wouldn’t, these guys have been on more than a journey they changed their life, swapped fatty foods for fresh veg and fruit which may not sound like an exciting engagement but I expect it brought them closer together, literally.

To achieve such a goal together is a testament to their marriage – wow we’re soppy this morning!

We just think this is such an incredible story and it must be shared, and that is  what we have done, for more details on their incredible vow of looking for for the wedding snaps go here.

Cheapest Pint In The UK – Herefordshire!

Friday, September 5th, 2014

4 pints of beerIf you are on a Stag Do this weekend and are paying over £4 a pint then you have obviously picked the wrong destination.

According to The Guardian, Herefordshire is the cheapest place to buy a pint on average  £3.03 per pint, in contrast, if you are partying hard and celebrating your Stag Do in London then you will be paying atleast £3.79 per pint.

The UK average for a pint of beer is £3.31, all prices are courtesy of the good pub guide.

Herefordshire is not only a county full of cheap pubs, there are loads of fantastic stag activities, and the nightlife in Hereford is pretty good for a small city, I should know, I live here!

So for a cheap pint and bags of top notch stag activities book your Stag Do to Herefordshire.

For loads of brilliant Stag Do Ideas in Herefordshire, go here.