Archive for the ‘Stag News and stories’ Category

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!

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.

Best Man Saves Bride’s Father

Friday, October 17th, 2014

There’s a fantastic article in the Mirror sharing a story of a group of guys on a stag do to Bournemouth and whilst they were karting the bride to be’s father had a heart attack!

The story doesn’t currently sound too fantastic, but what happened after makes it a story to learn from and shows how important the message from the British Heart Foundation is trying to get across, in their campaign a Nation of Lifesavers.

The best man Michael Scott put together a brilliant stag do to Bournemouth which included outdoor race karting and whilst they were in the middle of the race, he watched John Statham, father of the bride’s kart veer off the track, through the tyre wall and straight into a tree, John had had a heart attack.

Quick thinking by Michael (best man) and Stewart Jones (a former paramedic), issued CPR  until the paramedics arrived saving John’s life and he was able to walk his daughter down the Aisle just three weeks later.

Luckily, the best man Michael, three weeks earlier completed a free British Heart Foundation CPR training course at his local fire station.

If you would like to know more about how you can learn CPR go here you will never know when you’ll need it!

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.

Man Cliff Jumps In Newquay The Wrong Way!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Cliff Jumping / Coasteering in NewquayAccording to an article on the Get Surry website, Garrey Ashton whilst on a Stag Do to Newquay survived a 100 ft fall down a cliff, without serious injury.

Now we arrange Coasteering in Newquay in a safe environment as a popular Stag Do activity however he has taken it to a new level.

All jokes a-side, he was very lucky and this a warning to other stag parties celebrating in Newquay to only visit the cliffs whilst coasteering.

According to this article, Garry wasn’t messing around, he had just taken back to his hotel, a disabled member of the stag party and was walking back to the 20-strong stag group when he decided to take a slight detour and take a quick peek at the sea. He stepped over a 3ft fence and suddenly slipped on gravel and tumble 100 ft.

He woke up on the beach 4 hours later with the sea lapping at his feet and in total shock on what just happened. He managed to get to his feet and climb some old staircase leading out of the cove to find his mates, who put him straight into an ambulance for Truro hospital.

He told the Get Surrey reporter “It was only supposed to be a little trip to the beach, I just took a bit of a shortcut, anyone who knows me knows I’m a bit clumsy. I guess it was a typical Stag Do overall!”

If you are interested in Coasteering for your Stag Do, you can find stag packages in Newquay including coasteering, here.

 

Manchester Evening News Saves Stag Do

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Imagine going on a Stag Do to Benidorm without the stag!

That nearly happened to poor old Rob Outram, who’s passport hadn’t arrived back from the passport office and feared the worse however, in stepped the Manchester Evening News.

The Manchester Evening News not only featured the story on their website which got loads of coverage but according to this article they contacted officials who then summoned Rob to the Liverpool passport office to collect his passport.

He feared he would miss his Stag Do and Honeymoon but now he is going to be able to attend them both.

Before he was summoned to the Liverpool passport office he showed good spirits by saying that the group has to go with to without him, as they have saved up for this Stag Weekend to Benidorm since March.

He is due to marry Becky Bieganski next month and then honeymoon in Barbados.

We want to wish the happy couple all the happiness in the world.

Man Saved By His Own Stag Party

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

According to an article in the Independent website, Declan Bolger was celebrating a surprise Stag Do with his mates playing football in Dalymount Park, Ireland, when he collapsed and had a heart attack.

Luckily, 3 of his mates on the Stag Do were fully trained in CPR and took it in turns to minister this life saving procedure for 10 minutes before the ambulance arrived.

According to this article Declan (stag) who plays for various football teams was very fit and anyone would have him on their football team.

When he arrived at the hospital they found that one of his arteries was blocked, apparently it was a ticking time bomb and it was lucky it happened with so many people around him who were trained in first aid.

Declan get’s married in September and we want to wish him all the best for the future.

Kissed By A Cheeky Beggar

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

In a recent article published on the Mirror’s website reports on a Chinese stag partygoer asleep in the park and getting kissed by a homeless man!

This story and images have gone viral all over the world, and the poor stag party member was named as Yong Mai, by people who knew him.

According to this article the homeless man was very gentle and he didn’t want to wake Yong Mai up, however when he did come to, apparently mumbling his girlfriend’s or wife’s name, realised what was going on, stood up immediately and started shouting insults at the homeless man, before hurrying off.

This is without doubt a great advert for not going out and getting so drunk, you pass out, even on a stag do!

Stephen Hawkins Poses In A Strange Stag Do Picture

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

According to an article in the Daily Mail, Stephen Hawkins features in an amazing picture.

Think 9 stags dressed up as Bananaman, with Stephen Hawkins posing in the middle, what a memorable picture that must be for the stag Chris Hallam.

Apparently they were looking for a bar in Cambridge and they bumped into the super professor.

Follow the above link to see this amazing image.

Predicted Top 5 UK Stag Destinations For 2014

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

North Wales - Bournemouth - Bristol

In 2013, we saw thousands of stags flock to many of our popular UK destinations, however 5 destinations really stood out with popularity and positive feedback.

Bournemouth saw a huge rise in interest from our stag parties, mind you, every year since we started (established in 2003 btw), Bournemouth has been an extremely popular stag and hen destination. Fantastic nightlife, choice daytime activities and a holiday atmosphere every weekend is guaranteed.

In 2013 we found Nottingham see a revival, as more stags picked Nottingham as their number one destination.

Bristol is another Stag Do destination hitting sixes with our customers, great activities, amazing nightlife and an almost 100% 5 star rating from our clients.

If you are looking for adventure stag weekends, North Wales will not let you down, This stag destination features high again in popularity with our stags. Year on year North Wales is hugely popular with stag parties wanting full on activities and the option for a chilled out time.

Lastly but not beastly is Reading, with fantastic hotels, activity ideas good enough to rival any respecting stag destinations and nightlife easy to navigate and celebrate, Reading is a sneaky pleasure.

The above top 5 stag destinations have been compiled not only from sheer volumes of stag dos, but also from the positive feedback we have received from our stags on their return.