corporate team building uk
Aug 16

Corporate Team-building Ideas for your Retreat

Maja

When your workplace involves a great deal of teamwork, it is absolutely crucial that your employees work well together. This increases productivity and leads to better results. Moreover, it is essential for them to be comfortable around each other. Consequently, the best way to achieve this is through corporate team-building. In addition, even if your employees work individually and their work doesn’t require much teamwork, good vibes in a company are necessary to have loyal and happy employees who will stand by you.

Corporate team-building increases several skills in employees such as problem-solving, planning, communicating, and leads to increased workplace collaboration. Additionally, in any corporate body, when the team has a connection with one another, they enjoy many benefits. They communicate more efficiently, work strategically and share ideas more openly.  This makes them more innovative merely because they are comfortable around each other. They are motivated to come up with ideas that impress their fellow coworkers. The team performance, in general, becomes much more organised. Moreover, the motivation in employees increases when they celebrate and have fun with each other. Communication is key for any company to function with an edge above its competitors, and corporate retreats enhance just that.

If you are planning a corporate retreat you’ll be happy to see that we have assembled 8 fantastic ideas with various activities which our previous Party Houses guests really enjoyed in the past. We understand that a corporate team-building can be a big investment and we want you to get the best outcome so take a look below and get some inspiration.

 

Various sporting activities

 

Clay Pigeon Shooting

 

1. Clay Pigeon Shooting or Archery is an effective way to lift up team spirits and cooperation amongst your employees in small and big companies. Firstly, being in the countryside will add the ‘feel good’ factor. They are away from their daily work life and leave their behaviour and roles behind. In addition, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Archery is something that does not require exceptional athletic skills and anyone can do it. The result of this could be anything from a reward for motivation or if you need to merge departments. Most of all, it is a team activity that adds an element of trust, goal setting, setting targets, efficient procedures, and communication skills.

2. Bodyzorb football is another, extremely fun activity which is sure to serve as an icebreaker and take employees out of their comfort zones. Apart from being different, this activity does not require any special skills, and the jock won’t necessarily do better. Additionally, it is affordable and this team activity will need you to work together and come up with a strategy to win.

3. Visit an activity centre, where you’ll have everything set up for you and your group to have fun doing some splendid outdoor activities. You can try Paintball, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Zorbing, Segway Tours, learn key survival skills and more. The best part is that these centres will be prepared for your group and their team ready to give yours a fantastic time.

To get some extra inspiration take a look at all the activities Active Centres have to offer.

 

Learn Something New

 

Cocktail Making

 

4. Cocktail making is a very fun group activity that is sure to bring your employees closer to one another. It helps them loosen up, and learn much more about each other while establishing strong bonds. This helps greatly while in their working environment. This engaging activity increases the quality of teamwork and trust, and the friendships created will generate better outcomes in the workplace.

5. How about cooking a delicious meal with your coworkers and then enjoying it together? Cooking workshops are a fun way to take advantage of your venue during your corporate retreat and are suitable for everyone regardless of their age or level of fitness. It involves everyone and the entire team would be bonding without being aware that they are. However, at the end of it, they will be smiling more and will feel more connected to each other and will be open to each other’s ideas as they feel more comfortable after working together to produce a great dish!

If these ideas sound fun, make sure to read about other activities which will teach you and your team something new.

 

Murder Mystery & Escape Game

 

Murder Mystery

 

6. Murder Mystery activities enable employees to get to know one another and step out of the comfort zone. As they will need to work in teams, this activity is sure to break the ice and make your team more relaxed and comfortable with each other. They will need to work together towards a common goal and thus come up with strategies together. Therefore, Murder Mystery events lead to increased organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, not to mention a fantastic conversational piece for years to come.

7. Escape Room team activities are deemed to be one of the most effective team-building activities out there. The teams will need to work together, and therefore increase their dedication, trust each other, and work together to achieve their goal. The more efficient they get the more fun they’ll have. Additionally, they will need to work under pressure to meet their deadline and understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses to win.

You might also enjoy similar activities such as a Casino Night, Haunted Weekend, or have a Magician whom your group will enjoy in awe.

 

Treasure hunts

 

Treasure hunt

 

8. Treasure Hunts are another great opportunity for you and your team to bond. They’ll require you to work in teams in order to solve clues. Employees get to know each other while enhancing communication and leadership skills. Furthermore, the craftiest team wins, which improves business and planning skills. Your employees are compelled to think ‘outside the box’ and be creative. Lastly, but most importantly, it is a super fun activity.

Make your UK corporate retreat worth it and enjoy the variety of team-building activities Party House offers to create a team bond in a super fun way!

Dec 22

Business Venues

Christopher

Business Venues

Try something different from the standard hotel conference room and bring your corporate needs for a business venue to Party Houses. Our team can advise on making your event planning as easy and simple as possible.

With large spacious areas for team meetings, rooms designed for big groups of people and based in a private and secluded locations, you are sure to find the perfect balance between the innovative thinking needs of a corporate setting, with a relaxed environment that comes with the hire of a self-catering Party House as a business venue.

We have a wonderful range of venues ranging from large group accommodation with 21 bedrooms like the Backwater Manor in Devon to more intimate ones like Chels Barn and Toft Barn in the Peak District both with six bedrooms apiece, or the Catweazle Manor in the South East featuring 9 bedrooms. Hold a team training at Toft Hall, 300 years old and previously owned by the High Sheriff of Staffordshire, or a secluded corporate getaway at Roaches Hall, surrounded by the beautiful Peak District.

Take a look at our Party Houses, get inspired, and give us a call with any questions  you might have, our team will be happy to help!

Training and team building

By making a booking with Party Houses, you’ll ensure that your unique conference venue is exclusively yours. Both inside and in the surrounding gardens, fields and woodlands, training activities are a popular option for our corporate guests. We can host bigger groups of all sizes in our meeting venues with the rooms being easily re-arranged for the training setting you want. From sales trainings to team building exercises, you’ll find a Party House can accommodate the friendly, fun, and serious needs you require.

Our team of experts will be happy to help you organise your event from finding the right venue to connecting you with various activity providers, whether you’re looking for catering, clay pigeon shooting, or an escape room event.

Meetings, Getaways and Retreats

Maybe you want to impress a client, need an innovative environment to host a brainstorming meeting, or want a relaxing venue for an out-of-the-box team building weekend, either way you’ll find Party Houses perfect for you. Situated off busy roads, and in a number of private areas around the UK, you won’t have to worry about any distractions from noises of cars or the hassle of being located mid-city.

All of our properties are flexible for the meeting you require, and have enough space to host and sleep all types of bigger groups.

Celebrations and Employee Parties

Do you want to treat your employees to a unique Christmas party, or surprise them with a special getaway for reaching those targets? Party Houses were made for celebrations and bringing people together, its what we do best. Search through our properties to find the right Party House for you, or feel free to call for further information.

Feb 16

Meeting and Venue Room Layout

Christopher

Meeting and Venue Room Layout

For an alternative style of meeting venue check out the rooms at Party Houses!

As an alternative venue to hotels,  Party Houses offer terrific value and exclusive use.  Below are room sizes for our different meeting venues (rooms sizes are approximate).

Please note that Toft Hall, Chels Barn and Toft Barn are adjacent to one another and can be hired together. Merrymeet is just one mile from Hamps Hall & Barn and can also be used in conjunction with this venue for larger groups of delegates.

Roaches Hall Toft Hall Toft Barn Merrymeet Hamps Hall & Barn Combined Hamps Hall Hamps Barn Chels Barn
 
3 tables – seat 40
1 table – seat 20
1 table – seat 12
1 table – seat 16
5 tables – seat 64
1 table – seat 20
4 tables – seat 44
1 tables – seat 20
Dining/Meeting Room
22′ x 18′
17′ x 14′
14′ x 13’4″
18′ x 15′
43′ x 16’6″
16′ x 14’6″
43′ x 16’6″
25′ x 18″
Sitting/Meeting Room
29′ x 24′
21′ x 14′
33’6″ x 13’6″
31′ x 16′
48′ x 16’6″
21′ x 11’6″‘
48′ x 16’6″
30′ x 18″
Additional rooms
17’6″ x 14’6″
15’6″ x 14′
n/a
n/a
21′ x 11’6″‘
16′ x 9′
n/a
n/a
Other Breakout Rooms
n/a
10′ x 8′
n/a
n/a
13′ x 8’6″
13′ x 8’6″
n/a
n/a
16′ x 9′
16′ x 14’6″
Total Bedrooms
13
10
6
7
18
9
9
9
Bed Capacity (no double bed shares)
24
15
10
14
34
16
18
9
Total Bed Capacity (sharing doubles)
30
20
12
16
40
20
20
11
D=Double, T=Twin,
6D,5T, 2Q,
4D, 3T, 2Q, 1S
2D, 4T
2D, 4T, 1Q
6D, 9T, 1Q, 2 Tr
4D, 4T, 1Q
2D, 5T, 2 Tr
2D, 1T, 1Tw 2S
S= Single, Q= Quad, Tr=Triple
Bath/Shower rooms
10
5
5
5
12
5
7
4
Car Park Spaces
c20
c20
c8
c9
c30
c15
c15

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Corporate Venue
Dec 20

Our Corporate Venue Clients

Christopher

Our Corporate Venue Clients

We are proud to have hosted over 100 corporate clients since we were established in 2004 and are even happier that they come back to us time and again.  Whether you are looking for a venue for team building, sales meetings, client away days, strategy generating, or as a lovely reward for your staff party a Party Houses business meeting or other venue could be just the answer!

 

Some of our current and past clients who have used Party Houses as a corporate meeting venue: