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Corporate Away Days & Team Building Events

We have state-of-the-art sport venues for hire that are ideal for team building & corporate functions. Choose to hold your corporate away day with us.

Away Days

New Heights | Back to School | It's a Knockout | Round Robin | Let's Play Memory Lane | The Great Outdoors | Adult Sports Day | Day on the River

Away Days
Our themed company away days are a great way to increase trust and encourage team building and bonding among your employees. Choose from one of our fantastic themes, or talk to us about designing something completely customized to suit your company, perhaps combining two or three of our away day packages.

Either a full day or a half day of team building fun is available at most venues, with a number of different catering options on offer to make sure nobody goes hungry, including a buffet, packed or barbeque lunch depending on the venue.Take a look at some examples of corporate away days we can host for you.

New Heights

Climbing Wall team building day
Venue: Ethos
Minimum of 6 climbers, maximum of 20

If you are looking for a series of fun and challenging teamwork tasks with a competitive edge, our New Heights team building day is ideal. Led by a team of fully qualified and creative climbing instructors, this is team bonding with a twist, bound to keep your employees talking for months!

Participants will enjoy a number of different challenges designed to encourage team cohesion and build positive employee relationships. The session will start with a general introduction to the wall, which includes health and safety procedures. Everyone is then divided into teams for a bit of friendly competition on the climbing wall as they complete the tasks:

Solve the puzzle
Bags containing puzzle pieces are places at the top of the climbing wall. Each team member must climb the wall and retrieve a piece of the puzzle. The first team to complete the puzzle wins.

River Crossing
Each team must scale the wall horizontally from one side to the other.  The catch? Each team member must carry some cargo with them. No team member can touch the floor after the starting point. They must not hold the cargo in their hands. Every team member must carry some cargo. The first team to ‘cross the river’ with all their cargo will win.

One team member will be blind folded and it’s up to the rest of the team members to guide them to the top of the climbing wall and back. The team that completes the challenge in the quickest time will win.

The winning team will receive a trophy and medals. The ‘climber of the day’ will receive a climbing membership to Ethos! At the end of the day, participants have the option of further activities in the sports hall, or the chance to relax in the pool, spa pool or sauna.

Please note: activities not suitable for children under 12 years of age

Back to School

Team building day
Venue: Ethos

If you are looking to host an away day for a large group of people, our Back to School Sports Day is the way to go. Incorporating a number of popular sports day activities, this theme is great fun and perfect for team building and improving overall employee morale.

The scene is set on arrival with the Grange Hill theme tune playing in the background and the area decorated with old school memorabilia. The group will be met by event leaders dressed as teachers. Group fancy dress is also an option. Everyone is then divided into teams, and the ‘school bell’ will ring to initiate each team activity.

You can choose to hold your event outside in the sunshine at Teddington Sports Ground, or within the Ethos Sports Hall to escape gloomy weather. Catering can be served in the form of a packed school lunch.

Examples of team activities:

  • Sack race
  • Egg and Spoon Race
  • Skipping Race
  • Football and Hockey slalom courses
  • Wheel Barrow Race
  • Three Legged Race
  • Relay Race

The winning team will receive a trophy and medals. The losing team could receive detention slips!

It’s a Knockout

Team building day
Venue: Ethos

This exciting theme, adapted from the original BBC programme,  is not only an entertaining day for all those involved but also encourages team work, motivation staff and a positive morale amongst your employees. All activities can be adapted for larger or small groups.

On arrival, the group will be greeted by a host and divided into teams, with people competing head to head to earn points for their team from different games throughout the day. Group fancy dress is an option if you would like to arrange teams in advance, however participants will be required to wear various inflatable costumes for some games.

Examples of team games:

  • Sumo Wrestling
  • Crazy Climber (Climbing wall) – Ethos only
  • Penguin Pursuit  (Similar to touch rugby but with everyone dressed as penguins or in fancy dress)
  • Tug of War
  • Barmy Bingo
  • Build your own raft race – Ethos only
  • Famous faces race
  • Obstacle course
  • Fast Food Frenzy Relay – Ethos only

The winning team will receive a trophy and medals.

Round Robin

Team building day
Venue: Ethos

This casual, low pressure sports day is perfect for team building, as well as encouraging overall health and wellbeing with physical activity. All activities can be adapted for larger or small groups. The group will be divided into teams and participants will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different sporting activities in a ‘round robin’ style in our sports hall.

Examples of sporting activities:

  • 5-a-side football
  • Basketball / Volley Ball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Climbing
  • Squash
  • Swimming

Let’s Play Memory Lane

Team building evening
Venue: Ethos

This evening event is a unique mix of games and physical activity guaranteed to be enjoyed by all. Teams will compete against each other to win as much ‘fun money’ as possible. The team with the most fun money at the end of the evening will be crowned the winners. All activities can be adapted for larger or small groups, and catering can be served throughout.

Examples of games:

  • Skittles
  • Giant Jenga
  • Giant Connect 4
  • Basketball / Football Shootout
  • Giant Chess
  • Giant Noughts and Crosses
  • Shove a Penny Board
  • Bagatelle
  • Memory Games
  • Shuffle Puck ( Similar to air hockey)
  • Giant snakes and ladders

The winning team will receive a trophy and medals.

The Great Outdoors

2 - 3 day trip
Venue: Snowdonia National Park

Concept:The Sport Imperial Mountain Hut, located within Snowdonia National Park, is the ideal location for hiking, hill climbing and orienteering. Perfect for team bonding and just ‘getting away from it all’ for a weekend, this 2-3 day trip will encourage bonding within small corporate teams.

For more information about the mountain hut, please contact us.

Adult Sports Day

Team building day
Venue: Ethos
Minimum 8 people, maximum 40

If you are after a good old-fashioned sports day for adults, Sport Imperial has got you covered. Incorporating a series of sporting challenges, this day also works well with the additional of a motivational or key note speaker to promote team togetherness.

Examples of sporting activities:

  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Climbing
  • Virtual Cycling race or swimming race

Day on the River

Team building day
Venue: Imperial Boathouse
Minimum 6 people, maximum 24
Not available in March or June

Your employees will spend the day learning what it takes to be part of a top rowing squad. This is an Ideal team building day for groups who love a challenge and appreciate the great outdoors.

Every rowing day will be customised for participants, and can either be water or land based. The group will be divided into teams who must work together to win the final rowing race of the day. If there are team members that find the physical side of rowing too difficult, they can cox, while still learning basic themes and commands as the day progresses.

Example of a corporate rowing day with Sport Imperial:

09.00 – Welcome meeting including a breakdown of the day’s events (Tea & Coffee provided) 
09.30 – Introduction to the Boathouse & Tour
10.00 – Change into rowing kit (can be provided)
10.15 – Demonstration of Ergos rowing machine followed by team practice
11.00 – Break for Tea & Coffee
11.15 – First rowing lesson on the river
12.30 – Lunch
13.30 – Debrief about morning session, prepare for afternoon rowing
14.15 – Second rowing session on the river including team race depending on number of participants
15.30 – Shower and change out of kit
16.00 – Team presentations - prizes for winning team
16.30 – Afternoon tea
19:00 – Depart Boathouse

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