Those Summer Nights – 5 Ways to Spend Them

Summer nights. (Oh well oh well oh well oh well oh..Ooh!) Sorry. Grease references are all over, we promise. As the clocks are ‘springing forward’ as opposed to ‘fall-ing backwards’ (top tip for remembering) you miss out on the morning lie in but you do get a lighter, longer evening. Here’s how to make the most of those longer nights. 

You might rush from work and consider a nice refreshing beverage, but hold off and do something first. You might even find your pockets are heavier with some cheaper, more memorable experiences out of the pub.

1. Star gazing. Get settled near your highest point (sorry, Norfolk) and grab a bottle and a picnic. Wait for the sun to set and then spot the constellations. Take a book with you so you have some to guide you as you look and enjoy the evening in a peaceful serenity under the stars! (Men, this is also an ideal way to propose. Just sayin’.)

2. A guided walk. Many of the companies we work with do evening walks so you can explore the hills in the darkness in safety. A trained instructor who knows the route can show you where to walk and some great sights. A brilliant way to spend an evening.

3. Go climbing. If you don’t know how, get a beginners lesson. They will show you how to attach yourself safely and how to climb up and descend, building your confidence. If you are already a climber, and advanced course could teach you how to lead climb, or recue climbing skills.

4. Take a flight. Be it a hot air balloon, or the cheaper and just as fun microlighting, a trip into the skies is something worth booking for those longer, lighter evenings!

5. Go biking. A dusky mountain bike ride is peaceful, but will still rev you up with those downhill, screamingly fast descents! Get a guided MTB lesson to show you extra skills your parents never taught you- or go it alone or with the family for a feeling of ‘time well spent’.

Abandon the TV and think outside the box as the clocks go forward, you won’t regret it! Have you had any memorable nights away from the TV in the great outdoors? Image




London Stag Do Under £100 Per Person



10am –Start the day with a spot of laser combat very close to Pall Mall in central London. This indoor arena will ensure you have a fantastic day, using the very best state of the art laser technology, lighting and surround sound effects all in a futuristic war zone battle between the Federation Troopers and Alliance Commandos.


At just £25 per person for an hour, this is a brilliant value activity for the price of 2 or 3 upmarket London priced beers.

12pm- Head to the North of London on the train or via car (3 minutes from the M25, Enfield Junction) for some zorbing in London ( after a quick lunch break.)


Get the stag inside this 6 foot inflatable ball and watch as he screams in terror / happiness at being rolled down a hill, harnessed or not! At £35 per person this is a brilliant idea for a day out.
After that get yourself off to central London, stopping in Hillspring Lodge.



This is a hostel in London, yes, but don’t let the horror films put you off. This has a fully licensed bar and restaurant, free wireless internet and breakfast, lush green surroundings and it is also conveniently located just 17 minutes from the centre of London by tube with easy access to the Underground and London Bus Routes, 3 stops away from Wembley Park! A brilliant place to stay that’s ideal for a group of stags. (See the cow print theme). The rooms start from £15 a person and you can fit a stag party of 22 in there too! Brilliant stuff if you want cheap and cheerful all whilst in London!

The total to now is £75, so you still have £25 to spend to make up your budget of just under £100.
We recommend a nightclub, a pub or a bar – or in fact, taking just a squeak over £100 to cover ‘essentials’ – by which we mean shots of tequila.

Happy Stagging!