Team Building Venues

Team Building in Derbyshire, Staffordshire

GRANARY COURT - Derbyshire

Our Midlands Team Building Centre is located just a short distance from Burton upon Trent and Derby. Granary Court is a converted small holding which comprises 5 self contained apartments with the option of self or fully catered. The site can cater for up to 50 delegates during the day and 20 overnight (sharing). A short trip across the garden and over the bridge takes you into a wild meadow where our activities are located. The activities can be used for specific development purposes as each one is designed to address different situations and behaviours found in the workplace. Alternatively, if you just want to liven up a team meeting or conference they're great fun and thought provoking too!

Team Building in Warwickshire, Midlands

DUNCHURCH - Warwickshire

Dunchurch is ideally located near to the M6, M42 & M1 and is a short taxi journey from Rugby mainline rail station. The hotel itself can accommodate up to 125 guests overnight and around 500 during the day. It is set in 72 acres of manicured grounds which are ideal for our activities. The activities onsite range from straightforward puzzle exercises to water based activities and larger scale business simulations. All activities can be selected to get just the right amount of fun and learning depending upon your requirements. There are 15+ meeting and conferences rooms which can house from 8 to 500 in full theatre conference style. There are on-tap refreshments throughout the day, along with fantastic hearty food served in the Great Hall. There is also a bar and gym on-site for overnight guests and evening entertainment can be arranged.

Team Building Venues in Surrey, South East

Nutfield Priory - Redhill, Surrey

Our venue in the South East is based at Nutfield Priory, located just south of London in Redhill near Gatwick and Reigate. Nutfield is a four star hotel which can cater for over 100 delegates during the day and 60 overnight (sole occupancy). Our activities are located within the grounds, just a short walk from the training rooms. Catering is a choice of self service hot buffet or via waiter service to the table. There is a restaurant, bar and gym on site to keep you occupied in the evening or alternatively we can arrange entertainment with a little notice. The activities are a mix of fun, physical and cerebral, allowing all sizes, ages and levels of fitness to get involved. Whether it's fun you're looking for or an opportunity to focus on improving the way you work, our activities will support both. Our experienced facilitators are also on hand to support and challenge your team to get the most from your time with us.

Team Building in Hampshire, South West

HIGHFIELD PARK HOTEL - Hampshire

Highfield is one of a number of De Vere Venue's that we use on a regular basis. With 35 Acres of Hampshire Countryside surrounding it this Queen Anne Style building built in the 17th Centre is a stunning setting for your conference and teambuilding away day. It has 58 bedrooms and 15 meeting rooms to chose from and is within easy access of the M25, M4 and M3, set close to Reading and Basingstoke.

Team Building in London, Surrey

SELSDON PARK HOTEL - Croydon, Surrey

Set in 200 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside, the Selsdon Park Hotel & Golf Club is an historic country mansion with an 18 hole championship golf course, luxury beauty treatment rooms and well-appointed leisure club.

Just 15 minutes by train to Central London, close to the M25,Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, Selsdon Park Hotel is a centrally located conference venue perfect for your delegates. With excellent onsite facilities, Selsdon Park Hotel has become a leader in conference & event hosting, often chosen for its ability to provide acres of space, additional activities and team building opportunities.

Team Building Venues in the Lake District, North West

LAKESIDE HOTEL - Cumbria

Located on the southern peninsula of the Lake District, this 17th century Coaching Inn is perfect for that complete break from the norm. Situated right on the shores of Lake Windermere, the hotel can cater for around 150 delegates during the day and around 75 overnight.

The hotel is a fully catered venue with on-tap refreshments. Given the natural beauty of the hotel, rather than have permanently sited activities, we setup activities specifically for clients as needed. We also have access to boating and rafting facilities on the lake. As you can imagine, the hotel is a maze of nooks and crannies, with character oozing out everywhere. For evening entertainment, Bowness and Windermere are nearby.

Team Building Venues in Scotland

HARBURN HOUSE - Over Williamson, Edinburgh

Harburn House sits in a beautiful landscape of mixed woodland and pasture. Situated around 20mins from the heart of Edinburgh, it has good access to public transport facilities. The venue is made up of a number of accommodation properties ranging from small cottages to a converted stables.

There are a variety of rooms for conferencing and training ranging from a small circular stone room, to a vaulted ceiling barn. Edinburgh is only a short taxi ride away so there is plenty of options for evening entertainment.

Venues in Netherlands, Europe

De Lunterse Boer - Lunteren, Netherlands

De Lunterse Boer is a small hotel situated in hundreds of acres of National Park Woodland. It is around an hour from Amsterdam Airport and 10 mins from the A1. It has 30 rooms split across two accommodation blocks. Conferencing is available in 2 large meeting rooms, allowing up to 90 day delegates.

There is also an onsite bar, restaurant, sauna and sun deck. For entertainment, there is a swimming pool facility next to the hotel and bike hire available for a nice ride around the forest.

Team Building in Poland, Katowice

HOTEL NATURA RESIDENCE - Siewierz, Poland

The Hotel Natura Residence is situated 10 mins from Katowice Airport and is located in a beautiful forest environment overlooking a lake. It has 80 rooms, a bar, restaurant and a swimming pool and gym. It has full conferencing facilites with meeting rooms for 8 to 200 delegates.

The hotel is located perfectly for ease of travel to and from the airport or via train and road. Enjoy the relaxing and tranquil walks in over 400 acres of woodland and in the evening you can nip into Katowice for your choice of restaurants and bars.

Team Building Thoughts

Offsite Venues vs Onsite

Silo Behaviour

Silos aren't created by accident. They are a conscious choice by individuals who are frustrated by others or the function within which they work. The silo is formed as a result of not having an effective way of tackling the frustration and therefore using avoidance behaviour.

To reduce silo mentality, we need to learn the skills required to effectively identify when personal frustrations may lead us to do things in a way that breeds silo behaviour and how to tackle these in a team environment.

Catered vs Self Catering Venues

The Hero's Journey

When a team needs to transform, it can be a tough challenge. The Hero's Journey is a practical and inspiring step by step concept to help teams move away from their ordinary world (now) to the new world (destination). The concept identifies typical challenges teams must overcome such as the "Nemisis", which work to prevent change.

Using the Hero's Journey can help teams prepare for and avoid pitfalls and arrive at their goal sooner and in better shape.

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What people say about us.

  • I can't believe the transformation in myself in just three days. Even my kids have noticed the changes in me......for the better. Thank you for all you support and encouragement!

    JayneElectrical Retailer
  • I've been on lots of these tree hugging courses before, but I can honestly say this was the best and by far, most useful course I've ever attended. Hope to see you again!

    GeoffPharmaceutical Research
  • I was really apprehensive about attending the programme, but I can't believe it went so quick! I didn't want to leave it was that enjoyable. Hats off to Andy and the team, just brilliant!

    AmandaProfessional Services
  • The one to one coaching has done more for my career in six months than in the last 15yrs. I can't thank you enough. There is now a little Andy that lives in my head acting as my guide!

    MartinSmall Research Business
  • I've used countless training companies before, but none have come close to the level of rigor and effort you put into your programmes. I look forward to a great working friendship.

    GeenaInternational Sales Distributor
  • Our conferences are normally in swish hotels abroad where we are wined and dined. I would trade them everytime for another couple of days with you guys doing the activities in the woods. It was so much more useful!

    JustineCosmetics Distributor
  • I don't like change and I can be a stubborn git when I feel like it. Never has anyone told me to my face and done it in a way that totally made me want to change. Either you're a magician or an alien! Thanks again!

    TrevorMechanical Engineering Manufacturer
  • Thank you for a wonderful few days. It was great to meet new colleagues, break down those international silos and to learn a few things about myself too. Hope you'll do something in Germany soon!

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