If you are a fan of the Bear Grylls Adventure show, you may already know the four main skills you need to acquire to master any situation. These four skills are finding your way through mazes, solving escape rooms, archery and overcoming physical obstacles. You can learn how to cope with all these in the Birmingham Basecamp section of your trip to the Bear Grylls Adventure centre. But, wait, there is more! Once you’ve completed Basecamp, you’ll have the opportunity to add four more activities to your expedition: scuba diving in a tropical rank (or snorkeling, if scuba diving is not a suitable option), wall climbing on replicas of real-world tracks, getting an adrenaline rush on a high ropes course accessible via zip line, and indoor skydiving. You can choose any of these options or even all four of them. The ultimate all-in pass will grant you access to all four headline activities in addition to your Basecamp experience. If Birmingham is too far a good option is a day trip to Winchester with Candy Tours who offer a variety of excellent day trips and group excursions.
Algarve, Portugal is more than the favourite spot of old Brits seeking to get a tan. The ocean around Albufeira will offer you the opportunity to catch some seriously big fish. Here you’ll find three species of shark, but also tuna and swordfish. You’ll have to release your catch after taking a photo with it, but the fishing activity in itself is definitely one of the most rewarding experiences. Once you’re back from the seas, you’ll be able to taste all the fish you want in the many restaurants in the area.
Playing golf with friends can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. Wherever you go in Ireland, you will find a golf course waiting for you. Assuming that all members of your stag do group know how to play golf, you can choose this for your party. The good thing about golf is that it doesn’t require a lot of physical resources, so you can play it even after a long night out with friends. It can be a great opportunity for fun and games, and for friendly competitions. Of course, if the odd member of your party prefers to drink shot after shot or beer after beer, there won’t be any reason for the rest of you to give up the idea of playing golf. Just point your finger to any part of Ireland and you will find a great golf course nearby. If you prefer to be near a big city, you can narrow down your search to areas around Dublin or Cork.
This will make you feel like being part of Game of Thrones. In fact, this wall of ice is only 12m high and you’ll benefit from professional assistance and proper equipment to climb it. This is a bit different than climbing the 200m wall while White Walkers try hard to kill you. This is one of the lighter pursuits you can take at Ice Factor in the Scottish Highlands. For a faster adrenaline rush, consider taking the aerial assault course that includes commando nets, vine swings and many other such obstacles. You’ll have to overcome all these while hanging in the air about 10m above the ground.
Newquay is more than a peaceful coastal town in Cornwall. It is also one of the most sought after stag spots in the UK thanks to the wide array of things you can do here. Furthermore, this town boasts an impressive nightlife scene. Perhaps you’ll want to enjoy a pub crawl with your group, but make sure that you fill up your daytime with the Cornwall Castaway mini-adventure offered by Newquay Activity Centre. You’ll find yourself shipwrecked off the coast and have to swim and climb your way to dry land. You’ll need to forage for food and hone your survival skills. You won’t have time to make friends, so ensure you bring them with you.