10 group travel ideas: for men

Date Posted: 05/02/2013

Group Travel Ideas for Men - Adventure Britain.

Pictured: Jump off waterfalls and slide down rapids at Adventure Britain.

We take a look at ten masculine group travel pursuits, from touring stadiums to some fast-paced sporting activities. Tailor a group trip for the men in your party with some of the following experiences.

1. Abseiling in the Peak District

Abseiling Derbyshire offer a spectacular abseil in the Peak District, launching off Millers Dale Bridge on the Monsal Trail, providing a free hanging drop from one of the arches over the river Wye.

You can make this adventure last a day by combining your challenge with one of the classic White Peak circular walks or a cycle along the Monsal Trail from Hassop Station.

Groups can even opt to make a weekend of it. Stay in one of the many holiday cottages, sample the local food in one of the hostelries in the Peak District National Park, and book some rock climbing on one of the Peak Districts iconic crags such as Stanege Edge or the Roaches.

2. Banks Brewery Tours

Take a trip around Banks’s Brewery in Wolverhampton. Discover the 100 per cent natural ingredients that make Banks's cask ales and how these have remained unchanged for centuries while learning about the brewing process from mashing to fermentation.

Finish off your visit with taste of the Black Country by sampling three free half pints of cask ale.

Tours run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11am, 2pm and 6.30pm, and Saturdays at 12pm. Tours last approximately two hours, and group travel organisers can book between a minimum of six and maximum of 15 people per tour.

3. A group tour of Twickenham Stadium

Take a tour with the boys around Twickenham Stadium, and learn a bit more about the ‘home of England rugby’. A guided tour will lead you around highlights of the stadium including the Royal Box, the England dressing room, players’ tunnel, medical room and hospitality suites.

Abseiling Derbyshire offers a great adventure for the braver individual.

Pictured: Abseiling Derbyshire offers a great adventure for the braver individual.

Tours cost £15 per person, and groups will find the price of the tour includes admission to the World Rugby Museum. Tailor-made tours can also be requested. 

4. Outdoor adventure in the Brecon Beacons

Discover your wild side by taking on a challenge with Adventure Britain. Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, Adventure Britain offers some adrenaline-filled outdoor adventure activities.

Situated on the doorstep of the SAS training ground, groups can try out activities including climbing on the majestic cliffs of Gower, surfing, clay pigeon shooting, and mountain biking. Men who are feeling brave can try sliding down rapids and jumping off waterfalls as well.

Groups can build their own weekend away if desired, and prices start from £105.

5. Indoor skydiving

With centres in Milton Keynes and Manchester, and a new centre coming to Basingstoke this summer, Airkix offers an indoor flying experience for those of you looking for something a bit more exciting.

Take part in an indoor flight experience by dropping into high wind speeds in a vertical wind tunnel. Groups of seven or more can enjoy discounted prices, and Airkix offer packages for first-time flyers, returning flyers and pro-flyers.

6. Surfing… but without the beach

If surfing’s your thing but you can’t find time for a beach holiday, why not try some indoor surfing with Flowhouse? With venues in Bedford and Xscape in Yorkshire, both locations offer groups the experience of surfing on some great imitation waves. 

Sessions last for one hour during which everyone will get the chance to first try body boarding (lying down) and then when you want to, flow boarding (stand-up surfing).

Group travel organisers can book for parties of up to 12 people, with exceptions on private hiring occasions. With every session FlowHouse provides the wetsuits, boards, and an instructor.

Spectators watching the Royal Air Tattoo

Pictured: Spectators watching the Royal Air Tattoo (Photo credit: Slawek Krajniewski).

7. A simulated driving experience

In partnership to the Bedford Flowhouse, RaceHouse is a new attraction which might also appeal to men.

RaceHouse is a simulated driving experience that takes place in three driving sim pods. These are fully actuated hydraulically driven sims that mimic the cars movements as you race around the tracks.

Sessions last for 20 minutes, although group travel organisers can request longer sessions if required. Tickets cost £14.99 per person.

8. How about a football break?

A football trip is sure to be a popular choice of activity for your group, and FootballBreak.co.uk provides exactly that.

Catering to every man’s needs, the company organises visits to international destinations, with holidays including tickets to a football match.

When booking in advance, GTOs can request coach transfers, transport to the stadium from your hotel, a VIP reception in the football stadium with dinner or a buffet, as well as reservations at restaurants and local events.

9. One of the world’s greatest air shows

Airplane fanatics can head to Gloucestershire this summer to see top gun from around the globe descending on RAF Fairford. Visitors to Fairford on 20th and 21st July can experience what’s reportedly one of the world's greatest air shows - the Royal Air Tattoo.

See fast jets, aerobatic display teams, giant heavy-lifters, vintage aircraft and helicopters in a hi-octane fuelled seven-hour flying display. There is also plenty of entertainment on the ground including new interactive and technology zones.

Parties travelling by coach will find discounted group rates with a minimum order of 20 adult admission tickets arriving in one vehicle.

10. Scuba diving in Orkney whatever your ability

Aspiring divers can enjoy scuba diving at Scapa Flow in the Scottish archipelago of Orkney. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced diver, Scapa Scuba is Orkney's only PADI dive centre and offers an exciting activity.

Experience an underwater adventure with Scapa Scuba in Orkney.

Pictured: Experience an underwater adventure with Scapa Scuba in Orkney.

Home to the German high seas fleet that was scuttled on 21st June 1919, Scapa Flow is a popular dive site for those looking for an underwater adventure. The activity is accessible to all levels of diver, and offers a full range of PADI diver training and guided dives.

The half-day ‘try a dive’ is a popular course and is available to everyone with a basic swimming ability. Previous diving experience is not required, and it costs £70 per person.

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