Top 5 stag dos: Bearded Men Adventures In North Wales

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Amazing North wales stags: Five things that make Bearded Men Adventures stag dos great

Here at Bearded Men Adventures, it is our passion to make Amazing North wales stags. We want you leaving with memories and stories that you will share for a long time. Below I have put together five things that make us really stand out from the crowd.

Our welcome and hospitality

Amazing North Wales stags
The first night of the stag, with the group settling in with our own BMA quiz…good times had by all.

We can’t wait for you to arrive and really look forward to welcoming you with a drink and a smile. When you arrive we always have cold beers on hand. Jason or I will be there to greet you in person.  The BBQ will be on and prepared so the food is ready for when you want to eat. For the evenings we make sure there is a great selection of games to help kick start your weekend. From the famous Austrian nail game or beer pong – we have got you covered.

Check out our Tripadvisor reviews if you need any more convincing.

It’s all about the planning and we do it all for you

Throughout your amazing North wales stags weekend, our aim is for you to have the best time. We plan the weekend out so that you can relax and party hard. Allowing you to enjoy all the activities and have time to relax and recuperate so you can last the whole weekend.

We pride ourselves on thinking of everything so you don’t have to.

We plan out each weekend focusing on the specific needs for your group. knowing the best places to eat and drink really helps so we will guide you where to go. A taxi will be booked to take you in and pick you up when you are ready. Then in the morning, we will have breakfast ready to get you going for the day. Allowing you to fully relax and enjoy your whole weekend.

Our incredible activities

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Our activities are second to none in North Wales, led by some of the best and experienced instructors you could wish for. What sets us apart is continuity you will have the same instructor leading you through all activities. We are all enthusiastic instructor always looking to give you the best possible time. All you need to do is choose which activity you want from our great selection.

Check out all our Bearded Men Adventures Activities here.

Our Locations and accommodation partners

Accommodation is important and we have a great variety to choose from.

What are the options:

– Wild camping – in the woods; next to lakes and rivers; in the mountains or on the beach watching the sunset. All giving you and your friends time to get back to nature and reconnecting in a truly unique way.

– Boutique camping option – For those who like camping but don’t want to rough it. We have three great private locations in Wales: one by the river; one in the mountains; and one on the coast. We provide bell tents, fire pits, fully catered, with space for you to make as much noise as you please.

– Lodges and holiday cottages – If you want a roof over your head we understand and have great relationships with bunkhouses, hostels, hotels and self-contained holiday lets for all types of budget. These links give you a good example of a few we work with; Horseshoe Pass Holiday LetsCoed-y-Glyn log cabinsLlangollen hostel, and The Wild Pheasant hotel.

Our unique twists on the weekend

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A great start to the weekend, just been white water rafting.

We like to make it interesting, we always try and come up with new ideas to make each stag and hen weekend unique and adventurous. All you need to do is choose how you want your weekend to go to.

Our Zero to Hero Stag, a very different weekend where everyone is in it together through the trials and tribulations of wild camping in an unknown location at the beginning ending up in luxury.

Our The High Roller or The Happy Camper which is the most popular of all our Stag weekends. We look after you throughout this action-packed few days fitting in great activities to staying in great accommodation. All ending in a local night out with the famous BMA scavenger Hunt helping to make it an unforgettable night.

Our Scottish The Whisky Explorer, Where we take you on an unforgettable adventure on Scotland’s impressive Loch Awe. You will enjoy a tour of Oban distillery, learn how to canoe and camp under the stars for three nights on this epic adventure.

Or let us design you an amazing North Wales stag adventure weekend unique to you and your group. Jason and I love to turn a crazy idea into an unforgettable experience. Get in touch and help guide it into reality.

Top 5 Stag dos: Ideas for amazing adventurous activities in Wales

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Top 5 Stag dos: Ideas for amazing adventurous activities in Wales

Our top 5 amazing adventurous activities in Wales. Here at Bearded Men Adventures, we love a wet and wild Welsh adventure weekend. So have compiled our Top 5 stag do activities available in North Wales. We think these activities are a great way to make your adventure stag weekend last long in everyone’s memories. They are guaranteed to get everybody’s adrenaline levels elevated. 

Check out our top 5, hand-picked Welsh adventure activities you could choose from for your unique stag weekend.

#5 Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is an exhilarating adventure sport that is fun for all ages and abilities. This activity is filled with well-instructed skills and challenging games that will leave the whole group in fits of laughter. You can explore the canals and rivers of Llangollen, lakes of Snowdonia or the beautiful beaches on the west coast of Wales and Anglesey. Check out the links to gain more insight into what this great activity has to offer.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Our Friends at Stand Up Paddle Boarding UK will set you up with everything you need to have a great adventure on the water. To see what you can be getting yourself into check out their latest video This Is SUP.

#4 River Tubing

River Tubing is a one-of-a-kind activity allowing you to run the exhilarating rapids of the River Dee in North Wales with all your friends with very little competence or skills needed. The Bearded Men instructors will guide you down the river in an engaging, safe way that will leave you wanting more. The half-day river trip combines running rapids, group games, and river surfing. Again check out the links to gain more insight into what this great activity has to offer.

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Tubing in Llangollen, Wales

River Tubing with  Bearded Men Adventures is a unique activity check out our video to see what it’s all about River Tubing @beardedmenadventures.

#3 Coasteering 

This is the perfect activity to clear the head after a fun night, you will be all in it together exploring the rugged welsh coast of Angelsey Coasteering. Coasteering provides you with challenging scrambles, spectacular scenery, discovering the sea from an aspect you would have never seen, exploring caves and of course jumping off big jumps. A Welsh stag weekend by the sea…Can you ask for anything more?

Check out the links to gain more insight into what this great activity has to offer.

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A great day out coasteering on our first stag weekend of the year.

Coasteering with  Bearded Men Adventures is a unique activity check out our video to see what it’s all about Coastering @beardedmenadventures.

#2  Bodyboating 

Bodyboating is a revolutionary water sport that combines elements of surfing, kayaking, and swimming. The boats are designed to be used by anyone of any skill level. They can be used in the sea on a lake or down a river. Just lie down, paddle with your hands, and hold on through the rapids! Check out the links to gain more insight into what this great activity has to offer.

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Our friends at BodyBoating are the only providers of this unique water sport in the UK! They will set you up with everything you need to have a great adventure on the water. To see what you can be getting yourself into check out there latest video Body Boating In North Wales.

#1 Canyoning

Canyoning brings the extreme to your stag weekend, with the biggest jumps, slides, and abseil’s in spectacular locations that will blow your mind. Bearded Men Adventures will guide you through the canyon with enthusiasm and humour. We will take you on an adventure you will never forget. Check out the links to gain more insight into what this great activity has to offer.

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Bearded Men Adventure Stag sliding off the big waterfall in the canyon.

Canyoning with  Bearded Men Adventures is a unique activity check out our video to see what it’s all about Canyoning @beardedmenadventures.

We hope this has inspired you to think of one or two activities to include in your adventure stag weekend in Wales.

Working with Essential adventures…

Coasteering with bearded men adventures

Working with Essential adventure

Stag do packages North Wales
Posing before running into the sea

Being a small company we find it useful to work alongside other companies that we can work with to help improve our Stag do packages North Wales 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:

Essential Adventures: Stag do packages North Wales

“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.

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One of our stags enjoying an archery and axe throwing session

What else we do

Bearded Men Adventures don’t stop at just activities though, oh no! Hugh and Jason can build custom packages. This will 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.  However, 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, ll 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. We 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.

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Hugh cooking the stew on the Whisky Explorer

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Check out our stag & hen packages on bearded men adventures site or get an insight into our amazing weekends from a youtube channel.

Starting out with a Blob…

Unique activity in North Wales

Starting out with a Blob…

Unique activity in North Wales

It all started in spring 2018, with a Unique activity in North Wales. A friend asked if I could do anything with a large inflatable called the blob. 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????

This is literally how Bearded Men Adventures started, with an idea and list of things to do. Once I made a list, I kept ticking off jobs I’d completed and added new jobs to the list until it was the first big blob day!

Day 1 – A Unique activity in North Wales

The first day was a whirlwind! Starting at 5 am and getting off the water at 8:30 pm. A long and tiring day but it was a SUCCESS!! Not so much financially, as we may have outpriced our selves. Unfortunately, we only managed two paying customers, this did not deter us. In the afternoon, we got our salesman Fletcher to work and put the word out that the Blob was free that afternoon. Sure enough, we had three groups signed 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 we had the blob operating every Saturday and Sunday. After four weekends of small amounts of paying participants. We decided 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.

What we realised;

– Our first activity was insured and safe to run.

– The name Bearded men adventure had become somewhat popular on Facebook and Instagram.

– From the publicity, we had inquiring for stag weekends.

– We had the start of business with identity, a brand and the knowledge we could run a great activity 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.

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Our leaflet for the 2018 summer.

What we do now

Since our first summer in 2018, we have grown a little providing a variety of products. We remember this first summer fondly and still trying out new things to help us grow. 

Activities – We now have eight activities to choose from in North Wales: Canoyoning; River Tubing; Coasteering; Canoeing; Mountaineering; Climbing & abseiling; Bushcraft; and Archery & Axe throwing.

Adventures- We also provide spectacular multi-day adventures in Scotland. To find out more click on one of the links: The Whisky Explorer; The Mountaineer; The Adventurer

Stag & Hen Packages- We also have a great variety of stag and hen packages to choose from; Zero to hero; The Woodland Warrior; The Happy Camper; The High Roller; and The Bearded Lady.

To get a taste of what these products are like check out our youtube channel.

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