Why you need to do raft building on your stag or hen do

Posted on Jan 24, 2017

Chances are, if you’re looking at ideas for a stag or hen do right now, you’re either the Best Man or the Maid-of-Honour looking for exciting and fun ways to entertain your best friend or family member along with their wedding entourage.

First off, be nice! Don’t forget you don’t want to lose your friendship through completely stitching them up right before their big day (although the fact you’re reading this post suggests you’ve already got that sussed!).

Why raft building is the perfect activity for you to plan into your day or weekend

You may not have considered raft building before, but it’s actually a very fun and competitive group challenge that will see your friends coming together and working as a team to achieve the finished goal.

Depending on the size of your group, you can either all work together or split into teams to plan, design and build your own raft from barrels, ropes and wooden poles. The key is to be creative and practical – and when competing in different teams, it’s also important to be fast. Time is of the essence.

In working together, your friendship group will hone their communication skills and remind each other how important it is to have the support and guidance of those around you. You’ll also have a laugh – which is ultimately what the stag or hen do is all about.

Once you’ve built your raft, it’s time to take to the water and race against each other. Bring spare clothes – you’ll no doubt find yourselves getting very wet (and that’s without any dirty race tactics coming into action). However, you’ll feel as though you have accomplished something when both teams pull into the finish line. There are also hot showers and changing rooms available for after.

A stag or hen do to remember!

A unique and memorable experience in Bristol, raft building is perfect for stag groups and hen groups alike and our Harbourside base is a convenient walk to the city centre once you’ve finished for stocking up on food and drink. After such a busy and hectic day, you’ll certainly need to replenish your energy!

For something a bit longer, raft building can also be incorporated into a two-activity half-day or three-activity full-day adventure. Get in touch with us today to find out more.