Hen / Stag Do Parties

Hen Party Bedford

Canoe Trail have provided a large number of stag and hen parties over the past few years usually centred around our woodland campsite and a range of outdoor activities. These have included team games, paddling journeys by canoe and kayak, low ropes courses and river crossings through to zorbing and rafting.

Stag do’s and Hen parties are an important part of any wedding plans and we are able to provide a unique and alternative experience to drinking your weight in alcohol and losing a few days of your life in a drunken haze. Most of our parties opt for a woodland camping experience coupled with a canoe journey, a little liquid refreshment and plenty of campfire food.

Stag and Hen parties with canoe trail are tailored to your exact needs and aims from simple half day paddles to multiday activities with our team.  We can provide a wide range of options to make it the perfect event and celebration.

Options include:

Duration of paddling from half day to multi day trips with different activities

It is literally that flexible, chose the time you want to paddle for and range of activities from archery to low ropes to bushcraft and team games.

Guides and instructors or Go Free Range

You can explore under your own steam following some simple bank tuition or opt for a guide to share part or all of the journey with you. Paddlers have been known to adopt fancy dress options which makes for some amusing pictures

Free range and locally sourced foods

We can provide yummy food options with free range meat and goodies supplied from our local farm shop. You can use our industrial sized campfire grills and dutch ovens as well as trying some of our unique campfire recipes including Muffin Oranges, bread sticks, Smoors and squeaky cheese burgers.

Residential options with wild camping

Most of our stag and hen parties opt for a night in our woodland campsite as part of their adventure. We can also provide options for local accommodation including the lodges at Clophill Heritage Trust and some other unique settings. Some groups have had parents opt for a local hotel or B & B rather than go for the hammock trees or fresh air experience.   You let us know and we will sort it.

Activities including kayaking and canoeing, zorbing and bushcraft

Our range of activities allows you to mix and match 2-3 activities offering an adventure paddling journey, fun and games with zorbs and SUP’s and even zorbing or raft building. We can also provide simple bushcraft challenges from Kelly Kettles to shelter building and of course the infamous river crossing.

Provision of camping equipment

Canoe Trail has a broad range of camping equipment and tents including our popular tepees which accommodate 8-10 people in a traditional wigwam style tent through to Force 10 Everest Style Geodetic tents in 2,3 and 5 person configurations. You can opt to have your tents erected and kit delivered (for an additional charge) allowing you to ‘Lilly dip’ your way paddling to your campsite

Low ropes and team building games

We have infinite possibilities on our low ropes course as we set it up in our woodland each time. We can create different rope based courses with different challenges and problems to overcome including simple rope bridges, commando crossings, Tyrolean single ropes and various scrambling and balancing challenges.

We link this section with our team building games which introduce a competitive and fun element to the day with teams competing for prizes or bragging rights.

Woodland Cinema Experience

We can provide Woodland movies using our generator and projector set up with popcorn available on the open fire. We can provide some popular films or you can chose your own movie.

Campfire minstrels (with professional musicians)

We have provided campfire musicians or minstrels as we prefer to call them to add a bit of music and singing to your stag or hen party. This has proven a real hit with the parties and something to remember.

Canoeing and kayaking with a stay in our idyllic woodland, Matchstick Wood provides a truly memorable experience for your stag or hen party. 

Contact us and we can help you plan the perfect stag or hen party to remember!

Prices start from just £75 per person for 2 nights and activities

Jonny Clarke - 5 Star Review

"Canoe Trail hosted my stag do and I had an amazing weekend! Really well organised, great route and the overnight camp in the woods is an absolute must. Highly recommended even for none-outdoorsy types!"

Verity Mason Mcleod – 5 Star Review

"Great afternoon! We all throughly enjoyed ourselves - so many laughs and would love to do it again! Thanks Canoe Trail for making a very memorable hen do"