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Experience tells us that all of our activities serve to help build relationships and provide that all important ice breaker or team camaraderie that forms the basis of great teams. However, if you require your day to have a more formal team build element to it, then please read on.
A mixture of fun, formal short and long format activities are available at Grange Farm, with something to suit every objective and budget. The below activities are a flavour of what we can offer. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss you specific ideas and requirements.
Designed to occupy approximately 2.5 hours, the teams will each be provided with their challenge pack containing a map, compass, trail clues, camera and waterproof ponchos!
In its standard format, the teams will depart our main building complex on foot and navigate their way to their first destination. Along their route, each team will encounter challenges, each designed to last between 2 and 20 minutes, depending upon the nature of the challenge.
Challenges might vary depending upon the time of year and the weather, but will include a mixture of photo and video challenges, score accumulators on some of our target sport activities, i.e. axe throwing, archery, and/or air rifle shooting, brain teasers and team activities.
Teams must also collect items on their scavenger list along the way in order to score maximum points. At the conclusion of the session, scores will be added together and any photo or video feedback provided. This is available as a paper-based exercise, or using GPS tablet or phone devices.
This slightly less fomal option brings together a mix of the firm garden games favourites, including giant jenga, connect four, garden bowls, croquet and swing ball. Archery, axe throwing, Segway riding, school sports day races and traditional fairground stalls are all popular additions, as are our infamous BBQ or afternoon tea menus to keep your army marching.
Participants are able to make their way freely between most of the activity stations, enabling them to chat and relax in our scenic garden areas.
Depending on the party size, our lakeside marquee provides the perfect base for refreshments and rest during the session.
Our permanent bar is also available for a relaxing drink if appropriate on the close of activities.
Relive your youth with these old favourites: the egg and spoon race, skipping race, wheel barrow race, the sack race, and your teams will be strapped together for the three-legged race.
Generate the enthusiasm and team element before you arrive by tasking each team to dress as characters from a famous school.
This activity is bordering on the more physical and is a life size replica of table-top football games, only in this version you are the footballers. This activity works well where you want teams to go head-to-head in a 5 a-side tournament. A minimum number of 20 people required for this activity. The time required depends upon the number of players.
Using only the equipment provided, teams must make a launch device to catapult an egg further than their rival teams. Again, this activity works well as a head-to-head team competition and as a finale to the day. This activity takes in the region of one hour.
Teams will compete head to head to build and sail their craft to a designated point on our lake. Each team will receive the same equipment and basic rules and instructions before being given a set time in which to build their raft. Having built their craft, each team will be tasked with introducing it to the others using a list of buzz words. Once complete they will line up on the start line - the winning team being the first complete raft across the finishing line. It is almost guaranteed that participants will get wet during this activity and so a change of clothes is recommended! This activity takes in the region of 1 – 1.5 hours.
Teams will be given a set of equipment with which to devise a solution to move a container of 'hazardous material' from the danger area to a neutralisation zone. Teams will be working against the clock in this short format activity and penalties will be issued to those who contravene the rules in any way, but success may come in various different forms depending on how teams use the kit made available to them. This activity takes in the region of 45 minutes.
In teams of up to 6 you will test team communication and coordination skills to complete a series of challenges whilst all walking on the same 'feet'. This activity takes in the region of 30 minutes.
Once again, thank you for organizing a wonderful day for us yesterday! We all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Business Development Manager, URBANEDGE
Many thanks for arranging my off-sites, they went like a dream! From the meeting room, to the lunch and activities, everything went according to plan and my teams had a fab day!
Please pass on our huge thanks to your colleagues but especially Ed and Bruce who looked after us extremely well. My favourite was Ed! Hopefully see you again very soon.
Best wishes... Fran and the NGA Team.
Thanks again for everything today, I think I can speak on behalf of the other guys and say the venue and service was perfect! The guys were surprised they had not heard of you, I am sure they will return!
Phil, Mehadrin Tnuport Marketing
We held a team day at Wittering Grange last year which all were really impressed by, so we were hoping you would be able to host a team day again.
Lucy, Access Prepaid Worldwide
I just wanted to thank you for all your help at the event this week. Everything ran smoothly and everyone had a fantastic time. They especially enjoyed the events and so did I!
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for another brilliant event. We all had great fun and the food was yummy :-) The team at Grange farm are fantastic!
Toni, Halycon Software
Thank you so much for all your (and your colleagues) work last week to make our team away day such a success. Judging from the feedback I've had from the team everyone had a brilliant day and the highlight was definitely the blindfold driving! Thanks again for a brilliant, well organised and relaxed day last week.
Rebecca, Anglian Water
I writing just to say thank you for an excellent day's activity. Every one of us were impressed with the whole set up and thoroughly enjoyed it. I will recommend Grange Farm to the remaining personnel at the squadron and I am sure that you will receive more bookings.
I would personally like to say well done to the caterers for the awesome buffet that they put on.
Once again thank you for today, it was excellent.
Sam, The Royal Navy
I would just like to say a big thank you for one of the best events the company has organized since I've been working here! (that's 20 years!) I thoroughly enjoyed myself and would recommend this to anyone who was unable to go. Brilliant!
Just wanted to thank you for a great afternoon on Friday, it went very well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We will definitely be back.
Nancy, The Leeton Group
Just a quick note to say on behalf of the team, thanks for such an amazing two days. The team were really pleased the events that were planned, the food and venue where also favourable…. Once again a big thank you and we are very much looking forward to visiting you again soon.
Everything was amazing we had the best day you did a super super job, really helped to make our day unforgettable, thank you so much! You have a super venue and you made everything very easy at a time which can be very stressful! Once again a huge thank you to you and your team for making our day special.
Emily and Dale, Bride and Groom
Just a quick message to say we all really enjoyed yesterday and everyone thought the whole set up and teaching was fantastic! We'll definitely be booking more events with you in the future. Thanks for making it an amazing day!
Nicola, Hen Party
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so amazing. Everything was perfect!
Shelley and Phil Engel, Bride and Groom
Just a quick note to say thanks again for Saturday. It was pretty much a perfect day and I know Shelley and Phil were delighted.
Colin Braysher, Brides Father