What do you do when a client requests a team building event with outdoor activities in the Cotswolds, at a venue easily accessible for international delegates? Give them a multi-activity day at Farncombe Estate, a fabulous rural retreat set in 400 acres of gorgeous Cotswold countryside.
Multi-national industrial engineering group Spirax Sarco contacted us with a request for a team building day in the Cotswolds, with outdoor activities sensitive to the location. Many of the delegates attending were travelling from international destinations. This meant the venue had to have three things: rural charm, a great range of exciting outdoor events, and excellent transport links.
The Big Event
We wanted to deliver a team building day that incorporated both the client brief for outdoor activities and the company mantra: ‘Let our team expertise fuel a more sustainable tomorrow.’ A multi-activity day at the beautiful Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds was an obvious choice. Set in 400 acres of rolling hills and lush woodland, this spectacular venue is just one hour from Oxford, 45 minutes from Birmingham, and 20 minutes from Cheltenham.
We listened to Spirax Sarco and designed a day that was fun, challenging and targeted their goals and desired outcomes. They learned to shoot crossbows, rode Segways round a slalom skills course, and laughed lots mastering the art of driving micro tanks!
Multi-activity days are ideal for team building. These days allow teams to bond through shared experience, get people out of their comfort zones, boost confidence, motivate, and develop core skills like communication, collaboration, listening, problem solving, team work and time management to name but a few.
Success. The events manager kindly offered us his thoughts and insights on the day.
“I had the pleasure of managing the multi-activity event for Spirax Sarco, run by Off Limits. The guests did micro tank driving, Segways and crossbow shooting. It was great to see a real sense of interaction between the clients and the Off Limits team
Everyone smiled throughout the event and enjoyed a little healthy competition with the incentive of a prize for the winning team” Andy Tattersall.