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Team building Ideas: England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland

Posted on 10 May 2018

Since Wallace Myers International was established back in 2010, we have had a tradition of celebrating the people who make the company what it is. Sometimes the celebrations are small get-togethers in our canteen, sometimes we celebrate by trying new activities and sometimes we go all out and book something a little bit different.

The research and planning can take some time to pull together, so to make it easier for you and your HR or Social team we have put together some of our favourites.

England

Conservation Volunteering

The National Trust offers corporate volunteering days around the UK, including Clent Hills near Birmingham and Alderley Edge, Cheshire. The National Trust relies on volunteers to help protect the nation’s wildlife and green spaces and say “Getting away from the office can help bring your team closer together, increase productivity and reduce stress levels”.

Competitive Team Challenges

Head to Newcastle to try Espionage Missions team building events. These fast-paced urban challenges incorporate modern technology and are set around the centre of the city. Your group will be split into teams, who will compete against one another to complete various challenges.

Is there anything else that can bring a team together like the Crystal Maze? Based on the popular TV series of the same name, these themed team days can be found countrywide.

Northern Ireland

Inspired by the filming of medieval TV show Game of Thrones on Castle Ward demesne in Northern Ireland, you can now take your team to experience what it’s like to be part of the cast and crew. You can even meet the direwolf dogs.

With its outstanding natural beauty, Northern Ireland is an ideal location for getting your colleagues outdoors to enjoy some fresh air. Activities to choose from to bring your team together include orienteering, climbing, gliding and horseriding.

Wales

Stand up paddle boarding (SUPing)

You’re never more than 50 miles from the cost in Wales so there are plenty of places to try paddle boarding, such as Masterclass in Pembrokeshire, Funsport on Anglesey and SUP Wales on the South Coast

Ziplines and tree-top adventures

The adrenaline junkies in your midst will just at the opportunity to try the world’s longest Zipwire in Snowdonia or the UK’s biggest Tarzan swing at Go Ape near Port Talbot

Scotland

Head to Glasgow for a Den of Dragons teambuilding experience. Teams join forces for a half-day of creative thinking, with just a few hours to transform a brand new idea into a prototype, complete with a catchy name and a marketing plan to get it noticed. Competitors will create a 30-second advert using props and costumes, and negotiate a great deal on resources to make the right profits, before stepping up to present their ideas to the judges.

Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s most popular leisure destinations. Take your team to the stunning national park to try all manner of skills and activities, including archery, kayaking or old-school sports days.

Closer to Scotland's east coast, HorseBack UK has developed a programme focused on bringing together the business and military communities. By using the principles of both military life and horsemanship on which HorseBack UK is founded, a bespoke course has been created to teach leadership and team-building.

 

We hope this information is helpful and makes planning your team event that bit easier. Please note that the ideas and suppliers mentioned in this blog post are suggestions and not endorsements.

 

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