insideKENT Magazine Issue 49 - April 2016 - Page 142

BUSINESS team building IN Kent cont. Buckmore Park Hever Castle’s glorious grounds (all 600 acres of them, including a 38-acre lake) are available for team building in various forms. This beautiful historical venue is an ideal place for hosting an activity day that will give you everything you’re looking for when it comes to not only giving your staff a treat, but getting the best out of them too. Activities include laser shooting, archery, duck herding, quad bikes, treasure hunts, digger driving, and wildlife walks. With a dedicated team of event co-ordinators, you can discuss in advance which of the many activities will be best, depending on what it is you’re looking to get out of the day, and your team. You’ll have a full itinerary, expert instructors, and an imaginative, reliable, passionate team of activity managers who will develop the perfect programme for you and your goals. // 01732 861800 For some truly adrenalin filled team building, why not try karting? Buckmore Park is an MSA licensed circuit with Europe’s widest choice of karting experiences where Jensen Button and Lewis Hamilton drove karts as teenagers. Here you can organise an entire day of team building, and it won’t matter whether you’ve got beginners, experts, or a combination of both in your office – they will all be able to turn up and drive. Imagine the competitive fun that can be had on a track such as this; it will certainly break the ice and get your colleagues talking. Or perhaps you prefer the idea of laser warfare? This is the hugely exciting, environmentally friendly alternative to paintball. Lasers are used to hit opponents giving accurate electronic scoring as the combatants carry out their quest in a series of exhilarating games played in the forest. And as a team building exercise, it takes some beating! // 01634 201562 © Simon Burchett Hever Castle Leeds Castle Kent Wildlife Trust At ‘the loveliest castle in the world’ you will find a stunning place to bring your team for their corporate team building days. Not only is the setting a gorgeous one that will get the creative juices flowing and the ambitions rising, but the activities on offer are many and varied, allowing you to create your own bespoke day that will result in exactly what it is you’re are wanting to achieve. Activities include Go Ape (a chance to climb through the treetops on rope bridges and zip wires, working in teams to overcome challenges), Segway tours, falconry, treasure hunting (Leeds Castle has teamed up with Wild Goose who offer a range of interactive, thrilling treasure hunts using cutting-edge technology), archery, and the epic ‘face your fears’ day which gives your team the chance to handle exotic and unusual creatures and compete in bush tucker trials! // 01622 767855 Set in the ancient woods of Blean, near Canterbury, the Kent Wildlife Trust’s team building days are full of adventure, challenges, and information that will give your staff knowledge to take into all other aspects of life. It will certainly be a day never to be forgotten, and will give everyone involved new skills, a sense of team spirit, and a new lease of life – for work and otherwise. Examples of activities include tree felling, campfire cooking, mallet making, spoon making, whittling, environmental art, shelter building, and a huge array of bushcraft skills. The activities will be tailored to your exact requirements, and arranged so that everyone, no matter what their fitness level or mobility is, can take part. Get back to nature as a team and see what rewards you can reap! // 01622 662012 142