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Stag Dos, Hen Parties & Adult Social Events

With over twenty five years experience running outdoor pursuits, Arena is the ideal choice for groups of friends to share an adrenaline packed activity day with a difference.

Stag or Hen goes FREE for all groups of 10 or more!*

*Excepting Paintball Games where Stag or Hen goes FREE for all groups of 15 or more.

If you are planning a Stag Do or Hen Party, a social event for a club or society, or a family celebration, Arena has an event to suit.

Stag and Hen Parties and Weekends regularly bring together family and old friends from all over the country and further afield. Starting your event with a selection of exciting outdoor activities at Arena will ensure your guests get to know one another and make your special event even more memorable. With a great selection of hotels, inns and pubs within easy reach, you are guaranteed to have plenty to discuss and laugh about afterwards over a good meal and a drink.

Our site has been carefully developed to provide a wide range of year-round facilities spread over 250 acres overlooking South East England’s largest lake, Bewl Water.

 

Whether it is a small group of 6 friends or 160 guests for a summer party with a difference, Arena can offer a selection of challenging and fun outdoor events run by professional instructors.

For the ultimate Stag and/or Hen event, why not organise a spectacular 00.7 Bond Day that you and your friends will never forget?

 

We can cater for any number of participants, although minimum numbers do apply on most events. The 4x4 Off Road Driving Experience is available for a single participant, and Quad Biking is available for two or more. We have also created a range of events tailored for Small Groups of five or more.

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Adult Group, Stag and Hen Party Ideas

We have listed main components of the events below. To find out more and to book, simply click the event name.

For example, if high speed thrills driving the Honda Pilot grass karts appeals, you can choose from Quad Biking & Honda Pilots, 00.7 Bond Stag/Hen Day, Mix'n'Match or Small Groups. Clicking the appropriate choice will take you to a page containing all the relevant information, including prices and booking details.

Honda Pilots

Have you fancied being a rally driver – plenty of power slides and opposite lock driving? These bits of kit are ideal for bringing out the beast in all of us. Plenty of power, fully automatic and all the controls on the steering wheel.

Practice sessions and then timed laps against the clock. Overcook it on the corners and it is donut time!

Available Events

Honda Pilots Quad Biking & Honda Pilots 00.7 Bond Stag/Hen Day Mix'n'Match Small Groups

Quad Bikes

Welcome to the World of the Quad Bikes. Great fun and ideal for all levels of experience. If you have not ridden them before our experienced Instructors are on hand to give you a thorough briefing before taking you out onto the 250 site.

You will sample the parkland settings, some of the 8 miles of private tracks as well as the 2 off road 4 x 4 courses.

Available Events

Quad Trekking Quad Biking & Honda Pilots Quad Biking & Clay Pigeon Shooting
Quad Biking & Reverse Steer Vehicle 00.7 Bond Stag/Hen Day Mix'n'Match Small Groups

Reverse Steer Vehicle

Experience the confusion of the Reverse Steer 4x4 – turn the wheel left and go right and visa versa – Eeeek!

Or for that extra challenge try it blindfolded following your co-driver's instructions - can you trust your teammate?

This will certainly test your teamwork!

Available Events

Quad Biking & Reverse Steer Vehicle Reverse Steer Vehicle & Target Archery Mix'n'Match Small Groups

Paintballing

Paintballing has been going for over 25 years and is still enormous fun. Armed with the Inferno markers and plenty of ammo, you and the team have various challenges to win - Flag Swipe in the Speedball arena, Attack and Defend in the woods, Ambush Alley and last but by no means the least, The Stag Hunt!.

We provide the overalls, guns, gas and paintballs. You just need to bring some friends and get stuck in.

Paintball Games

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Armed but not dangerous! If you have ever wanted to try Clay Pigeon Shooting or improve your skills, this is for you. We use CPSA Instructors and provide the guns – over and under 12 bores for the gentlemen and 20 bore for the ladies plus clays, cartridges and ear defenders. After an initial briefing it is your chance to have a practice before the competition starts. Several different stands such as Rising Teal, Left to Right and Going Away. The exhilaration of smashing the clays (before they hit the ground!) is something everyone should experience.

Available Events

50 Clay Pigeon Shoot Clay Pigeon Shooting & Quad Biking Clay Pigeon Shooting & Target Archery

Archery

Try your hand at what is said to be Robin Hood & Maid Marion’s favourite pastime!

Available Events

Reverse Steer Vehicle & Target Archery Clay Pigeon Shooting & Target Archery Mix'n'Match Small Groups

Mountain Bike Orienteering

Don’t have a Mountain Bike – don’t worry. We can provide a suitable bike for you plus cycling helmet. Superb countryside overlooking Bewl Water and miles of purpose built tracks on site makes this an orienteering event with a difference. Over 20 different locations to be visited within the time and each one worth a certain amount of points. Remember, Points Mean Prizes. Work out the route that best suits your team and get peddling.

Mountain Bike Orienteering

Team Tasks

Looking for a day with a difference? Reasonably competitive and a lot of fun, the Team Tasks are an ideal way of people getting to know each other before the big day. The Assault Course, Fred’s Cadillac, Minefield, Discs and Canal Crossing are some of the tasks on offer. We provide the Instruction and safety kit but you need to provide the change of clothing – especially if you are the Stag or Hen as you could get very wet.

Available Events

Team Tasks Mix'n'Match Small Groups

Bootcamps

A bit different from the normal Stag/Hen event but one of the best ways of working up a sweat and thirst ready for the evening. The event is catered to the fitness levels of the group . Included warm ups and stretches, the Assault Course, maybe the kettle bells as well as some great jogs/runs around the 8 miles of private tracks on site. How about the fitness session pulling tyres around the 4 x 4 course - great training for Arctic crossings. Professional trainers provided who want you to have a great time.

Bootcamps

Bushcraft

The ultimate boy’s and girl’s awayday! You’ve seen them on the TV, maybe studied the skills on the internet and probably had "that” survival gift as a present. Spend the day with Arena Pursuits and learn it all for real! In a wonderful woodland setting we will show you the skills you need to survive. Master the ability the create fire, find food and construct a "life-saving” shelter and many other essential survival skills. A day not for the faint-hearted or the squeamish, but something truly memorable.

Bushcraft

Food for Free - Foraging

Fancy Foraging for Food? You have read the books and seen the documentaries but how easy would it be to live off the land. With nearly 70 acres of woodland and miles of ancient hedgerows the abundance of edible flora and fauna as well as animals is amazing. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn much more about the local environment but you will also have the opportunity to pick, pluck, dig up, catch something for your lunch and even take home. Probably just as important will be a few tips on what NOT to eat!

Food for Free - Foraging

4x4 Off Road Experience

Why not come and find out what a 4x4 can really do away from public view and enjoy driving off road in some stunning countryside? Arena Pursuits has developed some great driving experiences for all those who want to learn more about their vehicles and what they can do safely. Arena has several miles of private off road tracks together with some exciting humps, hill descents, twist and turns. Accompanied by an Experienced Instructor you will gain a host of useful tips which will bring out the best of your driving skills and the vehicle’s performance.

4x4 Off Road Experience

Off Site Activities - Can be combined with any Half Day event at Arena

Go Ape

Go Ape could be described as a ‘tree top adventure’. Breathtaking scenery; a smattering of tree-top wires, crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires; finished off with a dose of people in search of their inner Tarzan. We kit people out, give them a safety briefing and training and let them out into the forest canopy, free to swing in the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand. The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets you out in the fresh air and it’s just great fun.

Book Direct at http://goape.co.uk/days-out/bedgebury

Pampering Experience

Combine a half day facing the challenges at Arena with being pampered in Knowle Grange Health Spa's tranquil treatment rooms.

Benefit from treatments from their fully qualified team or you can choose to swim in our heated Natural Spring Water pool or simply relax in the sauna or spa.

Book Direct at http://www.knowlegrange.co.uk

Organising a Wedding?

If you are looking for excellent, reliable suppliers to make your wedding extra special, we are very happy to recommend the following companies...

Swallows Oast

The perfect venue for your wedding and reception

Swallows-Oast

Originally built in the 1830's, Swallows Oast is situated at Gibbs Reed Farm, Ticehurst, East Sussex and has been well known as a banqueting hall since 1995.

Your ceremony will be held in the main hall, this area seats 100 guests with standing space in the gallery. There are many options of room layout for you to choose from along with your choice of music.

Swallows Oast has ample room to comfortably seat 100 guests downstairs and 30 upstairs for a meal prepared by our resident chef Russell Webb of Capers Catering. Russell will create a menu to suit your personal taste.

After the ceremony we will lay out all the tables and chairs leaving you plenty of room for the reception of your choice, using your own decorations and centre pieces.

Our premises holds a full licence until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays when you dance to live or recorded music.

Swallows trail offers a great opportunity for your photographer and a chance to enjoy the stunning rural surroundings.

Swallows Pavilion holds a full licence to perform a civil ceremony for those looking for an outside wedding.

Another popular catering option throughout the summer months is a barbecue or spit roast, these can either be served as a main course or a buffet style evening feature.

www.swallowsoast.co.uk

Camelot Marquees

Beautiful marquees for your special day

Camelot-Marquees

Choose Camelot to provide your Wedding or Party Marquee and you'll be in the safe hands of professionals.

Our safety and build quality standards far exceed those set down by industry code of practice and we carry comprehensive Public Liability Insurance cover.

Camelot professional crews will deliver and install a beautiful Marquee with everything you need to go with it (furniture, lighting, power, luxury toilets, coldrooms etc.)

Camelot Partners can provide you with everything else to a similar very high standard, integration with our services is therefore proven, simple and stress free.

  • We've been building the finest marquees since 1990
  • Two Partners onsite with the build crews
  • 350 + independent reviews from REAL people
  • Local company with vast all-weather experience
  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Compliance with all HSE safety procedures
  • Risk Assessments carried out on every site
  • Multi stage site checklists
  • Backup Power supply on every marquee
  • Highly respected within the Events Industry

www.camelotmarquees.co.uk