Working with Essential adventures…

Coasteering with bearded men adventures

Working with Essential adventure

  • Bearded men adventures coasteering group. JPG
  • Climbing & Abseiling with Bearded men adventures
  • Weekend In woods

Being a small company we find it useful to work alongside other companies that we can work with to help improve our packages and visibility. One of those companies is Essential Adventure who we have been selling our packages over this past year. They have written a nice little blog post for us to share, check it out:

“When looking for an adventure, we mean a REAL adventure, it’s useful to have expertise in the best places to go and have a plan for the whole trip. The (child-friendly version of the) saying goes that ‘Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance’ and with so many things to organize for an amazing adventure, it’s best to get help from people who know their onions.

Hugh and Jason at Bearded Men Adventures are two such chaps. With a vast knowledge and experience of the great outdoors, they know exactly the best places to go and activities to do, to best suit your group. From Bushcraft to Coasteering, Canoeing to Mountaineering and everything in between, Bearded Men Adventures can sort you out with the perfect activities for your event. Whether a stag do, hen party or just a group of like-minded people looking for some fun, it can be done.

Bearded Men Adventures don’t stop at just activities though, oh no! Hugh and Jason can build custom packages to include accommodation, food, and activities all rolled into one awesome price. If it’s easiness of organization that you’re after, then that’s exactly what Bearded Men Adventures offer.

Their set packages offer a ‘ready-made’ option, meaning even less to think about, but if you’d like something slightly different then all there is to do is ask and they will discuss the possibilities with you.

What they offer ranges from individual activities through to 3-4 day events, all run by Hugh and Jason. With their experience and enthusiasm, they ensure that any activity or break is made to be as much fun as you can handle while being carried out with ultimate professionalism. Your group’s safety is always put first and so you can sit back and relax by booking with BeardedMenAdventures.

If you’re not 100% set on a Welsh adventure, then get in touch with Essential Adventure who can discuss alternative locations throughout the UK. Essential Adventure can also offer tailor-made packages to suit your group’s needs and have loads of experience of what’s available and what the best options will be for your group.”

If you are looking for something a little bit different from what we offer, go check them out at Essential adventure . They will help you organize a great weekend for your group

Starting out with a Blob…

The blob Outdoor Activity

Starting out with a Blob…

It all started in spring 2018, with a friend asking if I could do anything with one of the worlds biggest blobs. After being shown some footage of what this thing could do, I decided to take it off his hands and see if I could make an activity out of it.

The first thing was to make a list of what to do

– Get the blob insured.
– Write a risk assessment and method of operating the blob.
– Speak to insurers again.
– Find a location to run the blob.
– Get equipment to run the blob.
– Practice running the blob.
– Marketing????

Our first day as Bearded men adventures on Llyn Gwynant firing people off the Blob

Once I made a list, I kept ticking off jobs I’d completed and added new jobs to the list until it was the big blob day!

The first day was a whirlwind! Starting at 5am and getting off the water at 8:30pm. A long day, but however, it was a SUCCESS!! Not so much financially, as we may have outpriced our selves and only managed two paying customers, this did not deter us. In the afternoon, we got our salesman Fletch to put the word out that the Blob was free in the afternoon, and sure enough we had three groups sign up. This was a win just because we caused interest and excitement which brought the crowds. Sure enough the next day we had customers paying including a few return blobbers from the Saturday.

Over the next four weekends, we preserved through low numbers, high winds and stormy weather and had the blob operating every Saturday and Sunday. After the four weekends of small amounts of participants, we had to stop running it as an open event as financially we couldn’t work it the way we hoped. Even though we were disappointed that it didn’t succeed there where so many positives to take from what we had made so far. We realised;

– we had our first activity insured and able to run.

– we had created a name for Bearded men adventure on Facebook and Instagram.

– we had people inquiring for stag weekends.

– we had the start of business with identity, a brand and the knowledge we could run great activities in North Wales.

So starting out with a blob ended up giving us the confidence and all we needed to start our adventurous stag and hen do business. Lesson learnt to go for it what’s the worse that can happen.

Our leaflet form the summer of 2018.