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Stag Weekends UK

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Ideas for Stag Weekends in the UK

Call of the Wild’s Adventue Britain is one of the UK’s leading organisers of stag weekends.

We offer adventure activity weekends in or around our beautiful Brecon Beacons. This base is close to the Gower Peninsula and the seaside city of Swansea, where most stag parties end up on Friday and/or Saturday night.

All stag weekend packages that we offer are under the supervision of trained outdoor activity staff, who will look after and make sure your weekend is a safe and unforgettable experience.

What Adventure Britain do

Adventure Britain delivers stag weekend activity packages to, on average, 3000 people a year in the UK. We know how difficult it is to organise a stag weekend, and all the logistics involved, and that is why we can manage the whole process for you and make it as painless as possible. Thousands of people rely on us to arrange the whole stag weekend package, from transport and accommodation to activities (day and evening) and food – leaving you to enjoy the whole, fun experience.

In 2010 94.5% of our customers rated their stag weekends good or excellent in terms of their overall experience and value for money.

UK Stag Weekend Credentials

Adventure Britain have been providing the very best stag weekend activities for 12 years.

We take quality and your safety very safely, that is why we are Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS) Licensed, members of the Institute of Outdoor Learning, Investors in People recognised and Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Accredited.

We have also received numerous awards, such as Welsh Small Business of the Year 2008/2009 and Team Building Company of the Year.

Stag Weekend Activities

Many stag weekend activities take place in and around cities across the UK. Ours are different and we have chosen the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and the Gower Coastal Park to be our adventure playgrounds. We offer over 30 outdoor activities including canyoning, paintball, caving, climbing, quad biking, surfing, clay pigeon shooting, coasteering and golf packages. All activities are supervised by well-qualified trainers (our main facilitator is an ex-marine who did a winter crossing of Iceland on skis) ensuring both your enjoyment and safety at all times.

Take a look at our UK Stag Weekend Activities page to discover the wide range of activities we can offer your stag group.

What Adventure Britain Offer For Your Stag Weekend

All inclusive stag weekend packages at value for money prices. We take the hassle out of arranging your stag weekend. You just get the headache from the hangover of a lifetime. In these uncertain economic times we can also offer excellent value for money deals for UK stag weekends given the poor exchange rate bewteen the pound and the Euro zone countries.Therefore this year consider the UK before Europe as it could save you money.

You don’t want to be paying £9 a pint on the continent we imagine so give us a call!

“The weekend was perfect. I know where I’m going for my stag do!!” Ryan Holmes, Banbury, 2009

Nightlife Ideas for your Stag Weekend

We realise it is not just the daytime activity that makes a stag weekend its the nightlife. That’s why we offer a range of stag night ideas to ensure you have a memorable and unforgettable stag weekend. We are conveniently located close to Swansea, the nightclub capital of Wales. Why not experience Swansea’s huge array of bars, clubs and pubs? Swansea’s nightlife is, not in our words but the words of our clients, as good as any nightlife attraction you will find in the UK. New for 2010 nightclub VIP free entry and queue jumping offer for our groups.

Why Book With Adventure Britain for your Stag Party?

We tick the boxes other companies cannot reach. Probably the best stag weekend experience in the UK. Refreshingly different:-

  •  Fun,friendly and professional staff
  • SMARTA 100 Listed Top Small Companies in the UK 2010
  • Excellent range of adventure activities
  • Superb nightlife down in Swansea
  • Great value for money deals (from only £89)
  • No hidden extras so you can budget accordingly
  • Hassle-free stag weekend
  • Minimum time organising
  • Maximum amount of time enjoying
  • Easily accessible from most parts of UK
  •  Travel discounts available

 Stag Weekend in the UK Videos

Canyoning Summer 2014

This is one of our Stag Parties Canyoning:

Canyoning Stag Do May 2014

Brecon Beacons Walks Crashed Wellington Bomber

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Crashed World War II Wellington Bomber, Garreg Goch

The mountainous areas of the Brecon Beacons National Park are without question a paradise for all those who love walking in the hills and include the highest peaks in southern Britain. However, the rolling hills and gentle landscape hide a harsher and more sinister side to their existence. In bad weather conditions, this area can be as harsh and unforgiving as anywhere in the world. It is not just by accident therefore, that the Special Air Service (SAS), choose this part of Wales for much of their training and selection process. Over thirty aircraft crash sites are recorded within the Park, and a booklet containing the location and brief history of each is available from offices of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. Tragically, many have been fateful and some sites are marked by memorial cairns and plaques inscribed with the names of those lost.

Brecon Beacons Walk Ideas – Western Brecon Beacons

Today, at many sites, there is little or no evidence of wreckage and crash sites can be found only by map reference and individual story. The crash site of Wellington Bomber MF509, at Garreg Goch (Red Stone), in the western Beacons, (Grid Ref: SN817168) still has a great deal of wreckage and the history of this crash is both interesting and heart rendering. On the night of 20th November 1944, Wellington MF509 from 22 Operational Training Unit, Wellesbourne, Mountford, on a cross country exercise, developed trouble in the starboard Hercules XVI engine and flew into shower clouds, building up heavy layers of ice on the wings. With insufficient power from the port engine, the aircraft lost height and crashed into Garreg Goch killing all six Canadian crew members.

The six men killed were:

Sgt. Charles Hamel – Pilot

Sgt: Jules Robert Rene Villeneuve – Navigator

F/Off. William Joseph Allison -Bomb Aimer

Sgt. Joseph Paul Ernest Burke – Air Gunner

Sgt. Arthur Grouix – Air Gunner

Sgt.Gerard Dusablon – Air Gunner

All the crew were interred with full military honours, at the Canadian War Cemetery at Blacon, Chester, England. Wreckage is scattered over a wide area, with the main wheel being a very long way from the main site near the river Giedd. Until recently, the Canadian families of the crew, knew nothing of the circumstances or location of the crash, nor of the existence of the memorial plaque that now stands at Garreg Goch.

In 2005, the photograph of an airman, found at the site in 1944, was placed on the Internet in an effort to identify him. This stimulated co-operation between McGill University in Montreal, Canada and the people of the Swansea Valley. Only then, some 60 years later, did the families know the specific fate of their loved ones and of the plane. The crash site is in a remote and lonely spot, at about 520 metres above the upper Swansea Valley. In May 2006, a climb to the site, was undertaken by representatives from McGill University, surviving family members of the crew and people from the Swansea Valley. Later, in November of that year, McGill University established a display detailing Wellington MF509’s story.

For activity weekends, including guided walks, in the Brecon Beacons click here.

Golf

Monday, September 5th, 2011

What is Golf?

I would be amazed if there is anyone out there who doesn’t know what golf is. Wikipedia describes Golf as a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. It is defined in the Rules of Golf as “playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules.”

Who Can Play Golf ?

Golf is an activity suitable for adult groups. This is not a beginners course and a degree of competency is required. A handicap is required.

Where Can I Play Golf?

Call of the Wild’s golf sessions take place in the wonderful Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. We use a local course on the southern edge of the Park near Ystradfellte with some spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

Duration/Length of the Golfing session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. Obviously if you have a four ball game it’s going to take longer than two of you playing.

 

When can I do it?

You can book our golf sessions in Wales all year. However it is sometimes more difficult to guarantee tee times during the Summer when the course is at its busiest. Book early!

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking .

What will I have to Wear ?

Even though this is not a stuffy or formal club the normal golf club dress code applies. No jeans, only dress shorts and golf shoes must be worn

Good Combinations of Activities

Golf is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can.

 Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you golf. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties, show back in the office following an outdoor team building event or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.

Sailing

Monday, September 5th, 2011

What is Sailing?

If big yachts are your thing book a leisure sail on a luxury yacht like the Legend 43ft yacht called “Euphoria.”

You will be sailing with an RYA qualified skipper and crew. You can simply relax and take in the breathtaking scenery or done the Captain’s hat and learn about the art of sailing for yourself.
Who Can Do Sailing ?

Sailing is an activity suitable for all ages and abilities.

Where Can I do the Sailing ?

Our sailing area includes the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower coastline, North Devon and Pembrokeshire National Park are also within reach for a weekend. We can even bring along a Dylan Thomas expert to bring the Gower coastline alive through the eyes of the famous poet. Lundy Island, 10 miles off the North Devon coast, is one of the most memorable trips you can experience, weather permitting. The Marisco tavern nestles above the island and has got to be one of the remotest pubs you’ll visit.

Duration/Length of the Sailing session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. A session can be tailored to meet your groups requirements. A session can be anything from 2 hours up to 2 days.

When can I do it?

We operate our sessions in Wales all year. However be aware, surprising as it may sound, that during the Autumn and Winter in Wales we can get some inclement weather.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for my Session?

A full kit list will be issued upon booking.

Good Combinations of Activities

Sailing is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays.

See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos .Why not use our photographer to capture those stag parties, outdoor team building or special birthday moments.

Top 10 Activities

Monday, September 5th, 2011

These are Call of the Wild’s top 10 activities:-

Why not create your own Activity Weekend?

If you can’t see what you want then you can pick and mix accommodation, meals, activities and transport to create your very own package.

Horse Riding

Monday, September 5th, 2011

What Will I Be Doing During the Horse Riding Session?

What better way of taking in the wonderful scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Take a leisurely trek through this beautiful and idyllic woodland and mountain landscape.

Who Can Do Horse Riding ?

This is suitable for all ages from 6 to 60. We can arrange a led pony trek for younger children up to more advanced horse riding through the hills of the Brecon Beacons.

Where Can I do Horse Riding ?

Call of the Wild’s horse riding sessions take place in the wonderful Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. This is nearest wilderness National Park to London.

Duration/Length of the Caving session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. A session can be tailored to meet your groups requirements. A session can be anything from 2 to 5 hours.

When can I do it?

We offer horse riding sessions in Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for my Horse Riding Session?

A full kit list will be issued upon booking. We will supply you with a helmet.
You need to bring old warm clothes.

Good Combinations of Activities

Horse riding is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos at the start and finish but little opportunity when on the activity. Why not use our photographer so you can show the photos of the stag parties at the wedding or after an outdoor team building event.

Survival

Monday, September 5th, 2011

What is Survival and Bushcraft?

Survival skills are skills that will help you to survive in dangerous situations or in dangerous places such as jungles and deserts. Skills such as firelighting, finding and making a shelter are usual areas to cover.

This course will raise your awareness of how reliant we are on modern conveiences such as a kettle. This introductory activity will provide you with basic bushcraft survival skills.

Subjects covered

  • Shelter construction
  • Firelighting
  • Orientation
  • Wild foods
  • Cooking outdoors
  • Woodland supermarkets

Who Can Do Survival and Bushcraft?

Bushcraft is an activity suitable for all ages and abilities.

Where Can I do it ?

Call of the Wild’s sessions take place in the wonderful Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

Duration/Length of the Survival session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. A session can be tailored to meet your groups requirements. A session can be anything from 2 to 3 hours up to 2 days.

When can I do it?

We operate our survival sessions in Wales all year. Obviously if you propose to do this over the winter then your shelter building needs to be good.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for my Session?

A full kit list will be issued upon booking.
You need to bring old warm clothes. No jeans. As to footwear , good fitting wellies or walking boots. Waterproofs and anything you don’t mind getting dirty and muddy.

Good Combinations of Activities

Survival days or events is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos. Why not use our photographer to capture those stag parties, outdoor team building events or special birthday moments.

Stag Parties

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Stag Parties in Wales with Adventure Britain – The Stag Party Specialists

Our Canyoning - “Up there with the best wet and wild activities in the world.” Rough Guides

All inclusive value for money stag parties in Wales from the stag party experts! We arrange everything for you and take the strain so you can enjoy yourself!

Adventure Britain is part of the Call of the Wild group. For our stag parties we use the Brecon Beacons National Park and Gower Peninsula as our adventure playgrounds. We offer one of the best ranges of outdoor adventure stag activity weekends in the UK, with activities like canyoning, paintballing, caving, quad biking, climbing, mountain biking, coasteering and much more. Adventure Britain – the activity stag weekend specialists.

Arranging a Stag Party Weekend – No pressure!

Is it you who have been given that unenviable task of arranging your best mates stag weekend, stag night or stag party? Well don’t worry you’ve come to the right place! Years of experience and hundreds of satisfied stag parties are testament to our ability to arrange stag weekends for all types of requirements. Click to hear a past customer. For prices & packages click here

 

In 2013 100% of our customers rated their stag parties good or excellent in terms of their overall experience and value for money.

 

What Adventure Britain Offer For Your Stag Party Weekend

“I can’t think how the weekend could have been better. It was the best weekend away I’ve ever had.” Nick Judd

Adventure Britain packages and prices

 

 

Go out with a bang on your stag parties in Wales or stag night. Great stag night weekends in the UK from the specialists. Don’t just sit in the pub all day, see out your final young, free and single days by choosing something out of the ordinary for your stag party weekend- Challenging and adventurous outdoor activities. A stag party idea to take the hassle out of organising those memorable stag nights and stag weekends. You just get the headache from the hangover of a lifetime.

“What a stag party. Everyone agrees Wales is the top venue. You were the best hosts and Swansea a top night out. The organisation was something special. It is not just the place that makes an event it is more so the people. A nicer, more easy going, more friendly bunch of guys we are ever likely to meet again.” David Ratcliffe

Stag Party Activities

You really want some exhilarating activities to blow away those cobwebs (polite way of describing a hangover), get the adrenalin pumping and get those tall stories for the wedding reception. Click here to see a video from one of our recent groups to see what we mean. Well we have the perfect recipe to achieve all these with our range of activities. What about the perfect stag hangover cure – canyoning. Officially our canyoning activity is as good as anything you’ll find in New Zealand or so say our customers! See for yourself with the videos at the bottom of the page.

Nightlife for your Stag Night

We realise it is not just the daytime activity that makes a stag party weekend its the nightlife. That’s why we offer a range of stag nightlife entertainment to ensure you have a memorable and unforgettable stag party. Sample the delights of the nightclub capital of Wales – Swansea (we’re biased but it is a cracking night out). Ask about our nightclub VIP free entry and queue jumping offer for our groups.

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Why book with Adventure Britain for your Stag Party

Welsh Small Business of the Year

We tick the boxes other companies cannot reach. Probably the best stag parties experience in the UK. Refreshingly different:

  • With fun, friendly, hospitable and professional staff who ensure you have the best stag party possible;
  • Great range of adventurous activities to get you up close and personal with the Welsh countryside
  • Great nightlife for your stag party
  • Value for money deals with no hidden extras so you can budget accordingly
  • Use our expertise to arrange everything for you – a hassle free stag weekend
  • Minimum time organising the stag event and the maximum amount of time enjoying yourself
  • Multi-award winning Company to reassure you we can deliver a quality service
  • Maximum amount of time with friends and stag minimum amount of time travelling – Excellent road and rail links
  • Be remembered for arranging the best ever stag party
  • Book now and get 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor Clothing

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What Makes Us Different

We have our own resources to meet your requirements with our own accommodation with a bar and qualified professional full time staff. We are not an intermediary you’ll never meet. We know what works for you as we have the local knowledge and experience. We are also licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Service. Click here for tips on planning the stag do. We’re also a multi-award winning company.

Prices, Packages and Popular Itineraries

Packages with overnight accommmodation from £105. For all prices and popular stag weekend packages take a look at our packages pages. For information on other services such as corporate events, indoor and outdoor team building visit the relevant pages.

Adventure Britain packages and prices

 

 

Canyoning Summer 2014

This is one of our Stag Parties Canyoning:

This is our Canyoning activity:

A Stag Group Coasteering with Us

This is another video of a group on their canyoning session (link for iPad/iPhone users):

This is one group’s experience of Call of the Wild:

This is a testimonial from one of our customers who came on a stag do:

Photos With Our Professional Photographer

Do you want quality images of your stag do that you can have to take home. These aren’t just snaps taken on a good pocket camera. This is a fantastic way of capturing those truly stunning once in a lifetime memories to share at the wedding reception. Then ask about having our professional photographer take some photos of your group!

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If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Ringo Rides

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

What is a Donut or Ringo Ride?

These are like inflatable tyres which you hang onto whilst being dragged across the sea by a power boat.

Hanging on for dear life, screaming, crying, swearing, laughing take your pick. This is a great adrenaline rush – a real adrenaline junkies dream being dragged at top speed inches from the sea.

Who Can Enjoy the Ringo Ride?

These can be enjoyed by all ages. However these are not suitable for children under 10 years of age.

Where Can I Try the Ringo Rides?

Call of the Wild’s sessions take place on the Gower Peninsula, Swansea

Duration of the Day?

Usually for a few hours but depends on the size of the group, ages and weather conditions.

When can I do it?

We operate our sessions in Wales all year although the weather becomes more unpredictable into the Winter.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone us on 01639 700 388 for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking.

What will I have to Wear for my Ringo Ride?

A full kit list will be issued upon booking however we will supply you with a buoyancy aid. Wet suits can be hired on the day.

Good Combination of Activities

Ringo rides can be combined with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. A good combination is with surf kayaking to make up a beach adventure day. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving. Pamper days are popular with our female groups particularly hen parties and birthday celebration groups.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can. Why not use our photographer. Capture those stag parties, outdoor team building events or special birthday moments.

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Stag Weekends – How to Plan Them

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Walking behind a waterfall

Planning The Perfect Stag Party

Stag Parties Weekends > Stag Weekend Planning

How To Organise a Great Hassle Free Stag Party?

Call of the Wild has been in the business of organising stag do’s (some people say stag dos!) for clients for over 11 years. Having many years’ experience of dealing with stag groups there do appear to be a number of basic lessons that can be learnt about planning the perfect stag do (often referred to as a stag night, stag weekend or bachelor party).

Some of these tips have been suggested to us by our past customers learning from their personal experience. So here are some top tips and ideas to help you plan the perfect stag do.

1. Confirm Date of Wedding

Sounds obvious but unfortunately many best men get this wrong and don’t leave themselves enough time to arrange things.

2. Confirm Rough Dates for the Stag Party

It is recommended that this should be no closer than two weeks before the wedding although this is flexible. Planning a stag do any later and things can start to go wrong – like the groom doesn’t make it to the wedding. As he is your responsibility (best man) do you really want to face the bride and explain what has happened? Setting rough dates with the Groom will also make it easier in narrowing down the numbers for the event.

It is extremely unusual for everyone you invite to be able to make the stag do. The most important person it has to be convenient for is the Groom, so the dates have to set to suit him.

3. Who To Invite to the Stag Party?

The Groom obviously, his friends from home, school, college, work and family. It is becoming more common for invites to be issued to the Groom’s father and, wait for it, the Bride’s father – you’ll have to ask the Groom about that one! Make sure the stag party doesn’t get too large. Don’t forget you’re going to have to organise this lot. The bigger the group the more difficult it is to manage. You’ll have to collect the money etc. We’ve all been there and had that one person who is slow to pay.

Also you have a number of different groups e.g. school friends, college friends, work associates who may split into their respective groups and not mix as much as the Groom would like. So keep the group size manageable. The Groom is the best person to ask as he knows them all. One important tip is to get the e-mail addresses of all those invited. This is by far and away the easiest way to co-ordinate everyone.

Finally we all know one or two, how do we say, difficult people, especially when drinking! It would be prudent to not invite those people to the stag do if you feel they won’t get on with the group or locals. You want this to be remembered for the right reasons not the wrong ones.

4. Choosing the Stag Weekend Location and What To Do

Again this depends on the Groom. It is becoming more popular to go away for a weekend and try some unusual stag do activities. The budget of the group and the amount of time off work and spent away from partners/families etc will dictate how far you travel. Is it going to be 3 weeks in Barbados or a night in the local boozer? Stag do activities are also affected by the credit crunch!

5. Should You Arrange The Stag Weeeknd Yourself or Use a Company?

This really depends on you and what you intend to do on the stag do. However, it is always advisable to use a company to arrange everything for your stag do, especially for bigger groups. This is far less trouble than doing it yourself and can be more cost effective. You should also bear in mind that many places such as pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants no longer accept stag groups – Dublin and Tenby being prime examples of places where stag groups are becoming less welcome.

Ensure that whoever you use arranges everything for you – be sure you know what you are paying for and what is excluded. Is it full board or are evening meals extra, what about lunch? Do you have to drive everywhere yourself or are transfers provided? Do you really want to be looking for your stag activity venue with a convoy of 10 cars and you navigating?

If you are wary of using a company, then ask the company for testimonials or if you contact past customers. It’s your head on the block so make sure the groom has a memorable time (well maybe being memorable is asking too much) !

6. During the Stag Do

Jokes and embarrassing the Groom are traditional but remember don’t go too far. You are the one who will have to explain to the Bride why her beloved hasn’t got any body hair! You know the Groom best and will know where to draw the line – don’t you? Best advice is not to come up with any crazy stag do ideas. A good way to get everyone involved quickly is to have t-shirts printed with photos or nicknames of everyone. This breaks the ice and gets everyone talking. The other one which is very popular (those of you who have sampled Swansea will vouch for this) is fancy dress – a must not only for the Groom but also the group. ALL Stag Do’s will come up with the usual dilemma of stripper or no stripper. Again you know the Groom. Don’t be pressured by the group.

Keep a kitty. It is far easier with a big group than going in rounds as someone will be missed out or miss their round – especially as the night draws on. Gather the money early on and replenish when needed. So those who wish to drop out later on in the night can.

Make sure you can get back to your accommodation at the end of the night! Take the address or phone number with you. You’d be amazed how many blokes forget or don’t know where they are staying. This is especially true if they travel in someone else’s car. Many companies will arrange the transport for you as a matter of course.

Finally and most important of all LOOK AFTER THE GROOM – HE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. You may have to lie for the rest of his life, which could be short if his prospective wife found out about some of the things that traditionally go on.

Stag Do Ideas

Having explained how to plan the perfect stag do, here are some thoughts on how the stag weekend could pan out.

Top 10 Stag Party Ideas and Activities

1. Experience the adrenaline rush of canyoning.

2. Take your stag group out paintballing.

3. Be Jeremy Clarkson for the day with our 4×4 vehicles.

4. Oz Clarke would love our Distillery Tour.

5. Haven’t drunk enough on your stag do – go on a brewery tour.

6. Get your tux out and visit Casino Royale!

7. If you want to be a beach bum, take the stags surfing.

8. Wales was home of the 2010 Ryder Cup, so why not try a round of golf?

9. Visit the nightlife capital of Wales – Swansea.

10. Or why not try out our powerful off-road quad bikes.

Whatever your stag do needs, Call of the Wild have plenty of ideas for you. Take a look at our Stag Weekend Packages or why not build your own itinerary.

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For more information on our services such as corporate events, indoor and outdoor team building click here

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Top 10 Tips on How To Organise a Stag Party

Canyoning Summer 2014

This is one of our Stag Parties Canyoning:

This is a testimonial from one of our customers who came on a stag do

This is one of our stag parties Canyoning

 

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Stag Do Activities and Best Stag Do Locations, Destinations and Ideas in the UK

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Adventure Activities

Stag Parties > Stag Activities

Dave and Carey cross the river below Sgwd Isaf Clun-gwyn.

If you’re thinking of spending your entire activity stag weekend in the pub, you’ve come to the wrong place. Our stag weekends are designed to offer you adventure activities, with memorable stories, that will be talked about well after the wedding reception. For your stag activities we will put together an adventure activity package that meets your budget and group requirements.

We have been arranging adventure activities for stag groups for over 12 years and know the right combination of stag activities to make your weekend go off with a bang. And don’t forget, a stag weekend wouldn’t be the same without a good night out – we can also lay on transport to Swansea, Wales’ nightlife capital.

Unusual stag do's in the UkBeing situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park we are able to offer a stunning backdrop from where you can take part in all manner of adventure activities, from canyoning, paintballing and caving to climbing, clay pigeon shooting and quad biking. Take a look at a more comprehensive list below. All our instructors are qualified to the highest levels and we are members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme (a Government-sponsored scheme).

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Choice of Stag Weekend Activities

You can select which stag activities you want to take part in on your weekend. You can mix these together and build your own itinerary whether it be a single adventure activity day, a day of activities with overnight accommodation or a full stag weekend with two nights’ accommodation. Why not choose from our customers favourite weekend packages.

Rough Guides – Canyoning One of Best Activities in the World

Rough Guides describes our canyoning as one of best in world

Rough Guides, have visited and taken part in our canyoning activity in 2013. Rough Guides is a leading publisher of travel and reference information known for its ‘tell it like it is’ attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and informed contemporary writing.

They have described the Adventure Britain canyoning experience in the Brecon Beacons as “..being up there with the best wet and wild experiences in the world!” 

Come and experience the adrenaline rush that is canyoning and see for yourself why we have put Wales on the map for amazing high adrenaline activity!

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“I can’t think how the weekend could have been better. It was the best weekend away I’ve ever had.” – Nick Judd,

Our experience extends to the following stag adventure activity clusters:

Water Adventure Activities

Canyoning in Wales with Adventure BritainEnjoy some of the following water-related adventure activities on your stag weekend: Canyoning, Coasteering, Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Raft Building, White Water Rafting. We have some of the best rivers in Wales within easy reach and this makes our activities extra special.

 

 

Earth Adventure Activities

Or why not try out some land-based adventure activities like Climbing & Abseiling, Caving, Guided Mountain Walking, Paintball, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Survival and Bushcraft, Orienteering, Poker lessons, Team/group Games, Horse Riding.

 

 

 

Wheels Adventure Activities

For the Jeremy Clarkson in all of us why not have a go at some adrenaline-pumping activities on 2 or 4 wheels: Quad Biking & Archery, Mountain Biking, 4×4 Driving

 

 

 

Sea Adventure Activities

As we are based close to the Gower National Park we can also offer exhilarating activities along the beautiful Gower coast. Why not have a go at Surfing, Sailing, Rigid Infaltable Boat Rides,Surf kayaking, Ringo rides, Wake Boarding.

 

 

Relaxation

And for those who’d like to take it easy we can offer golf on Championship golf courses, Fly Fishing on some of the best rivers in the UK and Pamper Days and Fitness centre at top-quality hotels. So if you just want a choice of stag activities to relax to take a look at or Golf, Fly Fishing, Pamper Days and Fitness centre options.

 

 

“Many thanks for the fantastic weekend you managed to provide. The weekend and all the activities were perfect in every way! An unforgetable experience. Call of the Wild will feature in tales for a long time to come!” – Ian Clark, Southampton

 

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What Makes Us Different ?

  • One of the largest and most respected stag weekend activity companies in the UK
  • We are an established company with the resources and experience to meet your requirements with our own accommodation and qualified professional full time staff
  • Not an anonymous agent you’ll never meet. We organise , we deliver, we pick you up, feed you and have a laugh. You’ll be thanking us not the agent
  • Complete supervision during your stag weekend – any problems we’re on hand
  • You pay for the stag weekend you want, without the commission marked up agent fees
  • Stag do ideas that work! We know what works for you, we have the local knowledge on the ground – we do it, not just talk it
  • The personal touch
  • Multi-award winning Company for your peace of mind
  • Book now and get 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor Clothing

Don’t believe us then take a look at what our customers say. Click here for a video clip with some comments on their stag weekend experience with Call of the Wild or look at our testimonials.

Most Popular Stag Do Weekend Activities

And if there’s one activity that we REALLY specialise in it’s canyoning. This is truly one of the most exciting adventure activities that you can take part in on a stag weekend. And our experience in this area is second to none – we are one of the leading companies in the UK offering canyoning.

“I couldn’t have hoped for a better weekend. Everyone had a fantastic time – from the activities to the night in Swansea. The rooms were perfect and food was wonderful. Thank you for making it so easy.” – Mr M Forde, Essex

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If you don’t see what you want give a call. For ideas on packages for great value for money deals then take a look at our packages or put your own itinerary together. Click on our packages and prices page for ideas on popular combinations of activities or create your itinerary.

For more information on our other services such as corporate events, indoor and outdoor team building then visit the relevant pages.

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This is what our stags think of our stag party weekends

This is slideshow of photos showing a stag do during their stag activity canyoning.

This is one groups video showing their day canyoning with Call of the Wild

 

Ideas for Stag Do Activities

When it comes to stag dos most of us think of a night out with the lads, drinking way too much all night long in the many pubs and clubs in town. If we want to do something a little different, we might book a special venue or perhaps take a trip to another town or city, but a stag do doesn’t always have to be orientated around a boozy night out. For alternative stag do ideas in the UK, look no further than Adventure Britain. With 12 years of experience in organising alternative stag nights for groups, we know how to organise a great time out for all.

With a variety of different activities to enjoy, there is something for everybody to join in with. Not only do we offer something a bit different, you can also adhere to traditional stag do rules thanks to our location near the bustling nightlife of nearby Swansea City. For the daring among you we have activities that will help to get the heart racing, while those that would rather have a more sedate time can choose from more relaxing activities such as golf and fishing.

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Stag Do in the UK

When you are planning your stag do with the lads the chances are you would rather go somewhere away from home if possible. The good news is that Britain is inundated with great places for stag dos and weekends, with towns and cities throughout the country that have a great nightlife and lots else to do. Although many might think the best stag do locations are towns and cities with countless pubs and clubs, we at Adventure Britain offer stag dos that offer something quite different.

For us, the best stag do destinations are out in the wild where the whole group can join in with exhilarating activities. From canyoning, rock climbing, to quad biking and paintball Adventure Britain know how to organise stag parties that will never be forgotten.

At our fantastic location in Wales, you will all get to experience a great time in the closest great wilderness to London. With such a huge and beautiful back yard to play in, your stag party will be an adventure quite like no other. Stag parties the facts and statistics infographic

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Stag Do Themes

You can usually spot a stag do a mile away because they are often themed, with a big group of lads drinking and having fun. The themes can be just about anything you can think of so with a little imagination your stag do can be a whole lot of fun. Remember though that while you are being imaginative with the theme, stag do s don’t always have to be a boozy event where everybody gets drunk. Instead, a stag do could be something really quite different and Adventure Britain is in the business of arranging stag dos that may not be what you would normally expect.

Our stag do challenges range from the sedate and relaxing to activities that will really get the heart pumping. Located in such a large wilderness with many different landscapes to enjoy, every challenge will be very much different from the last. Once you have tired of the physical challenges and would like to just have some fun, the hectic nightlife of Swansea is not far away so you can enjoy a few drinks also.

Stag Do Photos of Canyoning Taken By Our Photographer

The photos below are taken of our groups taking part in the canyoning activity by Adventure Britain’s professional photographer . This high adrenaline activity takes place in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Groups book our photographer in order to capture those once in a lifetime memories. What better way is there of sharing the exploits of your group!

Canyoning activity

 

For more information on our canyoning activity with Adventure Britain visit our canyoning page or give us a call on 01639 700388

The Perfect Combination: Action Packed Activities and a Swansea or Cardiff Stag Do Night Out.

The stereo typical image of a stag do is a bunch of lads getting together, having a few drinks and generally getting up to no good. This means that towns and cities renowned for their nightlife are popular destinations for stag dos and many parties choose to travel for the occasion.

Get active;
Adventure Britain arranges stag do weekends with a twist. Climbing, clay pigeon shooting and canyoning are just a few of the activities that we organise for whole parties of gentlemen that are on a stag do. What’s more is that we use all our own facilities and are not just booking agents, so we can assure you that a great time will be had by all.

Paint the town red;
After a long day of activities a night out on the town is just what you need to relax, let loose and the perfect climax to an awesome Stag do weekend. The ideal combination is an adventurous stag do in the wilds of Wales and then a great night out in the bright lights of our local city Swansea, which is equipped with an array of bars and clubs to suit all tastes. Though if you want to travel a little further then you can end your stag do in Cardiff. But where ever you go, you can be assured that our friendly staff are waiting at your Adventure Britain accommodation, to tend to all your all needs and your next day hangover!

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If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Hen Party Activities

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Hen Party Adventure Activity Ideas

Group on activity holiday with Call of the Wild in Wales quad bikingYou don’t want to sit in a bar or restaurant all day! Be remembered for organising the best ever hen weekend with Call of the Wild. You really want some exhilerating activities to blow away those cobwebs (polite way of describing a hangover), combined with some relaxation and get those once in a lifetime memories with tall stories for the wedding reception.

“All the staff were absolutely great. The instructors on both days were simply fantastic.It is genuinely refreshing to meet people both at the centre and the instructors who clearly enjoy their job and are genuinely interested in ensuring that you have a great time. I’ve been twice now and I’ll be back again!” Dawn Bond

Don’t believe us then take a look at what our customers say.

What makes us different and sets us apart?

  • One of the largest activity companies specialising in hen weekends in the UK
  • Not a one man operation from the back of a van resources to meet your requirements with our own accommodation and qualified professional full time staff
  • Not an anonomous agent you’ll never meet. We organise , we deliver, we pick you up, feed you and have a laugh. You’ll be thanking us not the agent
  • Any problems we’re on hand
  • You pay for the hen weekend you want without the commission marked up agent fees
  • We know what works for you, we have the local knowledge we’re on the ground – we do it not just talk it
  • The personal touch

Take a look at what our customers say.

Choice of Adventure Activities for Your Hen Party Weekend

You can choose which activities you want to try on your hen weekend. You can pick and mix to put together your own itinerary whether it be a single adventure activity day, a day of activities with overnight accommodation or a full weekend with two nights accommodation with some pampering and shopping.

 

 

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Choose from:-

Land

Canyoning, Caving, Climbing and Abseiling, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Guided Mountain Walks, Paintballing, Horse Riding, Orienteering, Group Challenges, Survival and Camp Craft, Poker lessons

 

 

 

 

Water

Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft building, White Water Rafting

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean

Surfing, Coasteering, Sailing, Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB), Ringo rides, Surf kayaking

 

 

 

Wheels

Quad biking and archery, 4×4 driving, Mountain Biking

 

 

 

 

 

Relaxation

Complete Clothes and Make-up makeover, Pamper days – Swimming pool, spa pool, sunbed, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna,cocktail making, indoor tennis, Health and Beauty Treatments – Face, back and shoulder massage, facial, pedicure, manicure, full body massage, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Reflexology, Guided Tours/Educational/Cultural Visits, Golf, Fly Fishing

 

“Haven’t stopped thinking or talking about the canyoning, excellent, have recommended to loads of people. Instructors excellent, very friendly, good sense of humour, clear instructions and put in that little bit extra at the end.” Mr.M.Kenny, Surrey, 2006

Most Popular Activities

Call of the Wild are one of the leading companies in the UK offering canyoning. If you are going to try one activity then consider canyoning as this is the activity that will get your adrenaline pumping as a thrilling new experience for a memorable hen group adventure activity. This combines well with a Sunday relaxing pampering yourself in the health spa.

You Shop We Drop and Pick Up for Your Hen Night

How does visiting consultants like your your very own “Trinny and Susannah” sound for your hen night? A personal consultation involving a clothes makeover where the professional experts will advise on what best suits your shape, size and colouring. You can try on a selection of clothing picked out by the consultants together with accessories, shoes and underwear. A wonderful opportunity to get kitted out for the wedding at a discount price.

Also included are makeover tips and skincare techniques. Make-up out of date, not being applied correctly, looking to enhance those good features even more? If so then this is the day for you.

Lunch is included together with a £10 voucher and 10% discount off purchases.

This is a good experience on your hen night to combine with a more high adrenaline day. Try this on the Sunday and combine it with an outdoor activity such as climbing on the Saturday. That way you are providing soemthing for everyone in the group.

“Both activity experiences, canyoning and quad biking, will be long remembered. beautiful locations.” Mr. C.Bethel, Birmingham, 2006

Prices, Packages and Sample Itineraries

If you don’t see what you want give a call. For ideas on packages and prices together with great value for money deals then take a look at our hen packages or put your own itinerary together. Click here for ideas for sample itineraries and prices. Also view our special offers for instance if you book both the stag hen nights with us the stag and hen go free!

 

 

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What Our Hen Groups Think of Us

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Quad Biking

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

What is Quad Biking?

Quad bikes are known by a number of terms including “all-terrain vehicle”. It is also used to describe a number of small open motorised buggies and tricycles designed for off-road use. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) defines an ATV as a vehicle that travels on low pressure tyres, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, and with handlebars for steering control.

4-wheeled versions are most commonly called “quads,” “four-wheelers” or “ATVs” in the United States and Canada, and “quad bikes” or “quad cycles” in other English-speaking countries

What Will I Be Doing During the Quad Biking Day?

You are escorted by our instructors into the great outdoors with your quad bike riding with magnificent views out over the Welsh countryside. Not restricted to a single track you ride through woodland, over mountain and rough terrain with water thrown in for good measure taking in the challenges en route. The day also usually involves an archery session. This is quad bike off-road trekking at one of the foremost quad biking centres in Wales and the UK.

I was the stag and fully enjoyed every part. You really made this a great weekend.” Chris Nicholson

Who Can Do Quad Biking?

The larger bikes are not for children. These are 250cc machines which guarantee an action packed quad biking experience in Wales. No previous experience is required as an extensive safety briefing is given. Ideal activity day for quad biking parties or groups. Our instructors also accompany you on your session so if you have any problems they are on hand.

We also have smaller quad bikes suitable for children so you can have a family quad biking experience.

Where Can I do Quad Biking in Wales?

Call of the Wild’s quad biking sessions are based in South Wales. 25 minutes north of Swansea and 45 minutes west of Cardiff in the Dulais Valley.

Duration/Length of the Quad session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day.

To be honest we don’t think you can improve. We had a great time from start from finish.” Vivienne Evans

When can I do Quad Biking in Wales?

We operate our quad biking days in Wales all year.

What is a Quad Biking Session going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants. Take a look at our sample packages for further ideas and prices.

What will I have to Wear for Quad Biking?

For your quad biking session in Wales we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a helmet, goggles and gloves.. In the Autumn and Winter warm comfortable clothing is recommended. In Summer no shorts are to be worn.

Good Combinations of Activities

Quad biking is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving.

“I was very impressed with all aspects of the weekend. I have been on a lot of activity excursions and this was definitely the best.” Lynne Ponti.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos.

Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you quad biking. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties, show back in the office following an outdoor team building event or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.

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Video of Our Quad Biking Activity

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Coasteering

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

What is Coasteering?

Coasteering is known by a number of different terms such as adventure swimming, sea-level traversing and cliff jumping. It can be a combined rock and water based activity. Coasteering is a physical activity that encompasses movement along the intertidal zone of a rocky coastline on foot or by swimming, without the aid of boats, surf boards or other craft. It is a high adrenaline day.

 

“Carry on doing what you’re doing – everything was excellent and I will be recommending you as a great adventure activity company.” Beverley McGonagle

What Will I Be Doing During the Coasteering Session?

Coasteering in Wales involves swimming, jumping off cliffs into the sea, scrambling along the rocks as the waves crash in, screaming, crying, laughing out loud are all part and parcel of this superb natural activity. Less coast more roller coaster!

Who Can Do Coasteering?

Coasteering in South Wales is a great group activity but one which is only suitable for strong, fit swimmers as this is a physically demanding activity. However it is one which gives you a really high adrenaline buzz for its duration. It is a fantastic activity for groups

Where Can I do Coasteering?

Call of the Wild’s coasteering sessions take place on the Gower, Swansea, Wales. The first place in the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll appreciate why if you experience it. This stunning part of South Wales is characterised by a combination of sandy beaches and rugged coastline and is the ideal location for coasteering.

Duration/Length of the Coasteering session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the coasteering session would normally last around 3 -4 hours.

“Fantastic weekend. Well organised and value for money. Instructors were excellent.” Mr. P. Parsons – West Midlands

When can I do Coasteering?

We operate our coasteering sessions in Wales all year. However this activity is weather and tide dependent.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

“It was an awesome weekend enjoyed by everyone.” Rich Pearce

What will I have to Wear for Coasteering?

For your coasteering session in Wales we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a helmet, buoyancy aid and wet suit.

Good Combination of Activities

Coasteering in Wales is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, paintball, quad biking and clays.

“Really hard to improve on a great value activity weekend. Everything was spot on.” Rich Cole

Can I Use a Camera?

There is very little opportunity apart from the beginning and the end of the session. If you have a waterproof disposable camera then this is the best to bring along.

Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you coasteering. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties, show back in the office following an outdoor team building event or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.

Video of Our Groups Coasteering

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Canoeing

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

What is Canoeing?

A long, narrow watercraft with sharp ends. It is usually propelled by means of paddles, although sails and, more recently, outboard motors are also used.
The majority of canoes made today, however, are manufactured of a tough but light aluminium alloy. This type of canoe contains an air pocket in either end to ensure flotation. Modern canoes are also made of fibreglass or plastic. They usually accommodate two paddlers kneeling, propelling the canoe with a single bladed paddles.

What Will I Be Doing During the Canoeing Session?

The paddler faces forward, grasping the single bladed paddle and dipping the blade to propel yourself forward. Our qualified instructors will give you suitable tuition during the session to ensure you get the most out of the activity.

“Staff superb. I felt safe but challenged. They were excellent.” Antonia Grose

Who Can Do Canoeing?

No previous experience is required as we will choose a venue to suit your requirements and level of experience. You can start as young as 8 or 9 years old. We not only run sessions for those who just want an enjoyable funday out but also training and assessment days for those looking to improve their skills and coaching awards. This is a great group activity.

Where Can I do Canoeing?

Call of the Wild’s canoeine sessions are based in South Wales, 25 minutes north of Swansea and 45 minutes west of Cardiff. We use a number of rivers, canals and lakes in the area. It is an fantastic way of viewing the Welsh countryside.We can also arrange canoeing trips to other parts of the UK for fun or training purposes.

Duration/Length of the Canoeing session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the session would normally last around 3 – 4 hours.

“Thanks for a fantastic hen weekend. Everything I wanted and more.” Donna Ramm

When can I do Canoeing?

We operate our canoeing sessions in Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for Canoeing?

For your kayaking session in Wales we will provide you with a full kit upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a helmet, buoyancy aid and wet suit. You will also be given boats and paddles.

Good Combinations of Activities

Canoeing is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, paintball and clays. It is also suitable for our wet and wild adventure day where in a single day you can sample kayaking and canoeing.

“Had an excellent time. Have recommended you to others. Many thanks.” John Knight

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be a limited opportunity to take photos. Obviously be aware there is a risk of your camera getting wet especially if you are on a river journey.

Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to take photos of you whilst canoeing. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away . Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays or to show in the office after an outdoor team building event..

” is just so easy to use that people actually use it. That may sound rather simplistic, but it is really a significant differentiator for Basecamp compared to competing solutions regardless of scale, functionality or cost.”

“Basecamp is just so easy to use that people actually use it. That may sound rather simplistic, but it is really a significant differentiator for Basecamp compared to competing solutions regardless of scale, functionality or cost.”

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Caving

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Caving in Wales, UK

What is Caving in Wales?

Caving or speleology is the underground exploration of natural or man-made caverns. Caves are one of the most fascinating environments known to man where it is still possible to participate in original exploration. Cave systems have taken thousands of years to evolve their fantastic shapes, and crystal & clay formations. Stalagtites and stalagmites found across the rocky cave floor and roofs are just two types of calcite formations that may greet a visitor to this unique natural world. Virgin clay floors remain as pristine as the day ancient floodwaters last receded. A caving trip and caving tour takes you to a world that, whether you are the first to enter or not, will leave an unforgettable impression.

Unfortunately, very few people, apart from caving clubs, are able to experience this remarkable environment  so take advantage of this opportunity whilst in the South Wales area. Caves are graded from 1 to 5 to give some idea of the level of difficulty:-

Grade 1 – Easy cave with no real difficulties or dangers.
Grade 2 – Easy cave with minor difficulties
Grade 3 – 5 Moderate’ Difficult and Severe

Caving differs slightly to potholing in that caving follows more of the horizontal bedding plains and faults whilst potholing involves more vertical exploration of shafts.

What Will I Be Doing During the Caving Session in South Wales?

Your caving activities in Wales can involve walking and crawling through a whole new subterranean world – one you never knew existed. Be amazed by the rock formations, attempt many of the challenges presented by them such as the intriguingly named “Toilet”. South Wales has some of the best limestone caving in northern Europe. This provides the flexibility to choose the right cave to suit all sizes, ages and abilities. On our very doorstep we have the biggest cave entrance in Wales and the largest cave passage in the United Kingdom. With Call of the Wild’s experienced instructors you will be kitted out with the caving equipment and caving gear including caving helmet, lamp and caving suit. An incredible experience and one not to be missed.

Who Can Do Caving ?

A caving experience in South Wales is an activity suitable for all ages and abilities. Given the variety of caves in South Wales we can choose the one best suited to the age and ability of the group. All ages find the experience exhilarating. You don’t have to be cave men to enjoy this activity.

Where Can I do Caving ?

Call of the Wild’s caving sessions take place in the wonderful range of limestone caves on offer within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. Caves such as Bridge Cave, White Ladies, Porth-Yr-Ogof (2,220m in length), Little Neath River (7,855m in length) can be used. These are stunning cave systems.

Duration/Length of the Caving session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. A cave session can be tailored to meet your groups requirements. A session can be anything from 2 to 3 hours up to 2 days.

When can I do it?

We operate our caving sessions in South Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for my Caving Session?

A full caving kit list will be issued upon booking however we will supply you with a helmet, lamp and caving suit.
You need to bring old warm clothes. No jeans. As to footwear, good fitting wellingtons with non-slip treads are best, otherwise boots without hooks for laces are suitable.

Whatever you wear will get wet but that’s part of the fun!

Good Combinations of Activities

Caving is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving. For activity weekends including caving click here.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos at the start and finish but little opportunity when on the activity.Why not book our photographer for memorable photos for the stag parties or to show back in the office following an outdoor team building event.

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Video of Canyoning and Caving with Call of the Wild

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Rock Climbing UK

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Rock Climbing with Call of the Wild in the Brecon Beacons & Gower, Wales, UK

Climbing is a rock activity. What goes up must come down – well firmly attached to a rope anyway. A great way of seeing the majestic Brecon Beacons National Park scenery & that of the Gower- even hanging upside down. For some people rock climbing is about a journey to a summit on a sunny day, for others it is an intense physical and mental challenge requiring training and effort. For others it is a great fun outdoor activity and an opportunity to try something completely different. Rock climbing in Wales is about putting on a climbing harness and enjoying yourself in the outdoors on boulders and outcrops, in old quarries and sea cliffs and remote mountain crags. We will supply you with a qualified climbing instructor and climbing guide who will oversee your safety and teach you the skills necessary to have a thoroughly exhilarating experience.

“ Just like to say what a fantastic time we all had and how impressed we were with your company.” Ray Wan

Who Can Do Rock Climbing ?

Climbing in Wales is suitable for any age from 5 upwards. We can offer a range of guided climbing fundays and programmes starting with the complete novice through to full climbing training and assessment for Single Pitch Award, and Mountain Instructor Award. You don’t need any previous experience to start climbing so it is a great group activity and a great way to spend part of your holiday. With young people it is a valuable activity for building confidence and trust and interdependence within groups.

Where Can I do Rock Climbing ?

Call of the Wild’s climbing sessions are based in the Brecon Beacons and on the Gower Peninsula, Wales, UK . We use sites such as Three Cliffs Bay, Dinas Rock, Morlais Quarries and Devils Truck to name but a few. However in you require training then we can take you to other parts of the UK. We are fortunate in the UK to have one of the most diverse selections of climbing venues anywhere in the world.

As we have this wonderful natural environment then we do try and encourage people to use the outdoors but we can also take you indoor climbing. We have access to a number of indoor climbing walls in the vicinity.

Whether it be climbing in the mountains or on the cliffs of the Gower Peninsula, which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the option is yours. No previous experience is required and our qualified instructors/guides and enthusiastic staff will ensure you get the most out of the experience.

We can also arrange climbing and mountaineering courses and hiolidays across the UK and Europe.

Duration/Length of the Climbing session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the session would normally last around 3 – 5 hours.

“Thanks to everyone at Call of the Wild for a great weekend, everyone really enjoyed it. I think we were all particularly surprised at how friendly everyone was…The instructors were great, all very professional, whilst still making sure everyone had fun.” Mark Simmons

When can I do it?

We operate our rock climbing sessions in Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for my Rock Climbing Session?

For your rock climbing session in Wales we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a climbing harness and helmet. All other technical rock climbing equipment and gear such as ropes are supplied.

Good Combinations of Activities

Climbing is normally a full day activity. However it is suitable for combination with other activities for adventure weekends, holidays or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, canyoning, gorge walking, quad biking, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving.

“I would like to say thank you for making this a great weekend. The activities were great but best of all the services were second to none.” Mitesh Chandegra

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can but we would only recommend bringing a disposal camera or inexpensive camnera. With any other camera we cannot guarantee it will make it out in one piece. We recommend that at least one of your party take a camera climbingin as you’ll have some stunning pictures to show everyone and to prove those tall tales are actually true!

We can provide waterproof cameras for purchase which can either be pre-ordered or bought on the day.

Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you climbing. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties, show back in the office following an outdoor team building event or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.

Rock Climbing on Gower, Swansea

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Canyoning

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Canyoning in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

Canyoning in the Brecon Beacons with Adventure Britain

What is Canyoning?

Adventure Canyoning or canyoneering in Wales can be a Combined Water and Rock Activity. Canyoning in the UK can represent a spectrum of activities some of which are mostly rock activities and some of which are mostly water activities. Canyoning or canyoneering, as it is better known in the USA, is one of the best high adrenaline activities you can do in the UK. Wales is one of the best areas in the UK to try this awesome activity. If you are going to try it then use the experts. What is it? Well take a look at the videos at the foot of this page.

Visit Britain’s Busiest Canyoning Company

Many of the following names are used by different people to mean quite different activities:-

  • gorge walks or scrambles (can be wet or dry or alternating the two, involving the ascent or descent of a water course);
  • adventure walks or scrambles (covers a multitude of variations);
  • canyoning or canyoneering, (usually wet. It traditionally involves the descent of a steep water course and is a high adrenalin activity for adults);
  • adventure swimming (another name for coasteering or a non-technical variation of canyoning);
  • river running (deliberately swimming down white water rapids).

Rough Guides – Canyoning Up There With Best in World

Rough Guides describes our canyoning as one of best in world

Rough Guides, have visited and taken part in our canyoning activity in 2013. Rough Guides is a leading publisher of travel and reference information known for its ‘tell it like it is’ attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and informed contemporary writing.

They have described the Adventure Britain canyoning experience in the Brecon Beacons as “..being up there with the best wet and wild experiences in the world!” 

 

 Adventure Britain’s Activity

Call of the Wild’s Adventure Britain activity very much falls within the canyoning, river running and adventure walk descriptions set out above. Canyoning or canyoneering with Adventure Britain in the Brecon Beacons, Wales is not to be confused with the other activities such as gorge walking. Adventure Britain’s canyoning sessions are very much for the adrenaline junky! How does jumping off 20ft waterfalls sound? What about a 30ft waterfall? If this sounds appealing then give us a call because this is the activity for you.

 

“Most fantastic fun we’ve had for ages. Can’t stop talking about canyoning. Instructors were brilliant, excellent sense of humour and very patient. This was great value – the perfect weekend.” Connie Sutherland

What does Canyoning entail/What will I be doing?

The best way of describing our canyoning activity is white water rafting but without the raft. With our guides, you descend a stunning steep sided gorge by various ways and means. This can involve sliding down rapids, swimming down rapids, floating down fast flowing chutes and waves, walking behind some breathtaking waterfalls and of course jumping off those jaw dropping waterfalls.

“I would like to thank you for a fantastic weekend we all had with Adventure Britain. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and everything ran like clockwork. Canyoning was amazing.” Dave Nicholson

Who can do Canyoning?

Canyoning in Wales does require a degree of physical fitness. It can be demanding as it involves a lot of adrenaline, swimming and walking. However it is suitable even if you can’t swim as we provide you with buoyancy aids. It is normal to have people within a group who can’t swim. We would usually recommend that nobody under the age of 16 years of age attempts the full canyonning gorge. For younger less physically able customers we offer alternative combined rock and water activities such as gorge walking.

Where can I do Canyoning?

Call of the Wild’s Adventure Britain canyoning sessions are based in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK – in the part of the famous Brecon Beacons National Park known as waterfall country. We use the rivers in the Ystradfellte region on the southern edge of the Park which provides us with a wonderful adventure playground. You can’t do canyoning to this sort of level and in such stunning surroundings in many other parts of the UK. So come to the Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK and sample Canyoning for yourself. It should definitely be on the list of things to do before you pass your sell by date.

“We had an absolutely fantastic weekend thanks! The activities were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone – especially the canyoning.” Beverley McGonagle

Duration/length of the Canyoning session?

This is variable depending on the size and nature of the group and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the session would normally last around 3 – 5 hours.

When can I do it?

We operate our canyoning sessions in Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. Also take a look at our packages and prices pages for more ideas on cost.

“ Canyoning was by far the best activity we have done on any of our weekends away (which last count was 6). The staff and the way the activity was run were second to none, all the boys loved it and there is already talk of coming back.” Richard Gunner

What will I have to wear for my Canyoning session?

For your canyoning session we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a wet suit, buoyancy aid and helmet.

Good combinations of activities

Canyoning is a full day activity due to the length of the session and it s physical demands. Therefore it is only suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, climbing, quads, paintball and clay pigeon shooting.

Can I use a camera?

Yes you can but we would only recommend bringing a waterproof disposal camera if it is your intention to take it into the gorge. With any other camera we cannot guarantee it will make it out in one piece. We recommend that at least one of your party take a camera into the gorge as you’ll have some stunning pictures to show everyone and to prove those tall tales are actually true!

Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you down the gorge. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. An example can be seen in the first video at the foot of the page. Please contact us for more details.

In addition if you wanted video clips of some of the challenges you will have taken part in during the session we have clips of other groups doing these which we can put onto disc for you. In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed as they descend the gorge but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for Stag Parties or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays or to show back in the office after an outdoor team building event. So contact award winning Call of the Wild Ltd – the Welsh Small Business of the Year & National Team Building Company of the Year to find out more about canyoning.

View our Canyoning Videos

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Activities

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Choice of Outdoor Adventure Activities

Mountain Biking in Afan Forest Park with Call of the WildWelsh Small Business of the Year

These are the range of activities available for you to choose from. Whether it be just a single day activity or a full weekend as part of an activity holiday take a look at the list below.

Top 10 Activities

These are consistently the most popular activities that our customers choose for their adventure experience

The Best of the Rest

Water

Sea

Wheels

Land

Relaxation

Combinations of Activities

If you like the look of any of these activities then they can be combined with any of our packages to make up a weekend of activities. Our clients visit for stag weekends, stag parties, hen parties, team building events, school visits, family and friend activity holidays to name but a few. For activity weekends click here.

Our Most Popular Activity – Canyoning

 

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Family Adventure Activity Holiday Week

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Climbing

Price From £350 for adults and £170 for Children Under 16.

Only 20 Places Left So Give Us a Call Today!

Don’t just sit on the beach all day this year on holiday – get up close and personal with the stunning Welsh countryside for a truly memorable family experience. We will design the programme to suit the age and physical ability of the whole group to ensure you get the best family experience possible. Below is an example of the type of week that we can deliver for you. This is a sample programme and if it doesn’t suit your needs then let us know and we can change it in consultation with you. Recommended minimum age is 8 years old.

Available Dates

Week commencing Monday 11th August 2014

Week commencing Monday 18th August 2014

What’s Included

The number of days and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. Evening activities can be provided on request and also ideas for visits to local attractions.

  • 4 Nights accommodation in Merlins
  • Breakfast and packed lunch
  • Transport
  • 4 adventure activities

Day 1

  • Arrival at accommodation. Call of the Wild’s own Merlins
  • Met and greeted by Call of the Wild staff

Day 2 to 4

  • Breakfast
  • Picked up in Call of the Wild transport
  • Kit supplied for adventure activity
  • Day spent on activity such as gorge walking, climbing, caving, canoeing, kayaking, mountain walking.
  • Packed lunch
  • Picked up and taken back to Merlins
  • Evening at leisure

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Picked up in our transport
  • Day spent on activity such as gorge walking, climbing or caving
  • Packed lunch
  • Departure

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Accommodation

Merlins

Family caving with Adventure britain

You will stay at our very own Merlins. This remains one of our most popular venues for our family groups. A great base for your family adventure activity holiday.

 

Merlins has 9 rooms containing bunkbeds. Each room has en-suite facilities.

Activities

Here’s a brief explanation of the type of activity you’ll experience.

Gorge Walking

We are one of the leading providers of gorge walking in Wales . You will follow the river along one of the magnificent gorges we have on our doorstep by tobogganing down rapids, walking under and jumping off spectacular waterfalls.

 

Our most popular activity for families. A high adrenaline day and one not to be missed as it is suitable for mum, dad and the children. See the video below

Wet and Wild

Another superb family adventure activity day. Try canoeing, kayaking and mess about in rafts during this varied and fun day. There is something for all the family given the variety on offer

Food

Breakfast and packed lunches included.

Transport

To and from activity venues.

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Why Choose Adventure Britain

  • For your peace of mind we are licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Service to deliver activities to under 18’s
  • We are a multi-award winning company in recognition of the quality of service we provide
  • We design & deliver your holiday. We have our own accommodation, instructors, vehicles and kit so we’ll be looking after you the whole time.
  • Use our experience to maximise yours – Over 15 years experience in the Brecon Beacons
  • Value for money and value for time – We’re only 20 minutes off the M4 motorway and on the mainline for trains from London Paddington so you’re not spending a long time travelling eating into holiday time!
  • Give us a call and discuss some ideas. Office open during normal office hours and we’d be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Video of our Family Groups Gorge walking in the Brecon Beacons

Video of Range of Activities Available for Family Holidays

For more information on general activity weekends click here