Team Building Ideas this Summer

By Prestige Venues and Events -

After our rather long and strange winter and now emerging into spring we all feel a little disconnected from those around us. We haven’t been able to see our colleagues in a while, and we’re all missing those office parties, work events, and face to face meetings that help keep us connected and motivated. But as the days begin to get lighter and longer, there is hope that we’re approaching some positive change.  

What are The Guidelines after this weeks government announcement on Monday 22nd February? 

The government have set out a plan to help get England back to normality by the summertime, so team building events will be able to occur outdoors, then eventually indoors, in the foreseeable future. With the vaccine rollout, we can expect the allowance of outdoor gatherings for six people or two households as of the 29th of March, then the reopening of public buildings and outdoor beer gardens and leisure (alongside indoor swimming and gyms) on the 12th of April. By May the 17th, the government expect to allow gatherings of up to 30 people outdoors, with two households, or six people, mixing indoors. Ministers hope to ease all restrictions by June 21st, according to their current roadmap plan to ease us out of lockdowns. Always check the current restrictions, but rest assured that our venues are all compliant with covid guidelines, as we’re doing everything possible to keep our customers safe and healthy.  

The Importance of Team Building

It’s been proven that teams who communicate effectively are 4.5x more likely to keep their employees and enjoy increased productivity within their business. Furthermore, 50% of positive communication changes in the workplace can be attributed to social interaction outside of the workplace itself*. After a long and lonely winter, it’s time to bring the team together for an excellent day of improving skills, testing teamwork, and investing in the future of your company.    

All of our venues will be running with covid safe guidelines in place, offering social distancing measures and the utmost care when it comes to hygiene and sanitation. With a hopeful future on the horizon, why not check out the variety of ways you can bring your team together in spring and summer 2021. We can guarantee we have the ideal venue to offer a fantastic day for your valued employees.

Outdoor Opportunities

A Day at The Races 

Why not bring your team along for an excellent day of watching the races? You’ll all get to bring out your finest clothes, hats, and heels, to becomes spectators in one of England’s most luxurious events. Ascot Racecourse offers an unparalleled race day experience, as you can watch the competition whilst dining on their world-class menus.

Or, if you’re based a little further North, you can spend a day at the stunning Hamilton Park Racecourse in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The venue offers 20 acres of private grounds for teambuilding activities, along with an onsite hotel, and easy transport links. The races will be a day for your team to remember.  

Set in the picturesque grounds of the historic Scone Place, Perth Racecourse is the perfect venue to visit for all types of team building events. Featuring a modern Nelson Stand, the venue offers the ideal space for meetings and conferences, and team activities with panoramic views of the course. 

If the races aren’t for you, then why not get the team together to watch a game of cricket, where you can hire out private rooms and book exquisite enjoy a delicious lunch, at The Spitfire Ground, in Canterbury.

For an unbeatable experience, then why not consider the Emerald Headingley Stadium? Home to world famous teams such as Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club and Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the venue offers the teams eight hospitality suites, 12 meeting rooms, 36 hotel rooms and seating capacity for up to 450 guests or delegates. 

Sports Stadium Tours 

If you really want to evoke that team spirit, then take your employees for a tour of a sporting stadium, followed by a delicious dining experience. 

We offer an wide selection of some of the most notorious sports stadium tours, with something for everyone, from football to rugby and  cricket. Emerald Headingley Stadium offers a stunning space for rugby and cricket fans alike fans to see the famous grounds where so many stars have played, whilst Hampden Park in Glasgow played host to the World Cup in 1966 and the Olympics in 2012. What better place to bring your team together, than in the heart of the game? 

Parties 

Throwing a simple, yet elegant party for your team can be an excellent way to unite your colleagues. There are options to host indoor or outdoor events that’ll be sure to stun, as we offer a range of venues for all your needs. The Athenaeum was built in the 18th century, for precisely this purpose. The venue has hosted card games, dancing and festivities for hundreds of years, so it’s the perfect spot to bring your team together in the summertime. Today, they host events such as gin festivals, book evenings, and live music events. Or, located in Bury St Edmunds, The Apex is an award-winning choice of venue, with outdoor seating and the offer of evenings full of wine, cocktails, and plenty of smiles all round. Wherever you choose to host your event, the beautiful setting will be sure to bring people together.  

Indoor Events  

Galleries

The Scottish National Gallery is home to some of the most renowned portraits and pieces of art you could imagine, therefore making it one of Edinburgh’s most fantastic days out. You can even hire a conference or meeting room for team building events after browsing the art. If you’re looking for somewhere located centrally, the Royal Academy of Arts promises to provide an unforgettable experience for you and your team. 

Museums  

Museums are a brilliant and unique way to bring your team together and get them talking. We offer fantastic venues that’ll stand out in everyone’s mind, such as The RAF Museum in London, which will be sure to impress your team, and can host dinners or lunches after your tour. In Edinburgh, The National Museum of Scotland is the perfect setting for an event to remember; full of excellent architecture, fine dining, and community experiences. Alternatively, The Wallace Collection in London offers a delightful afternoon tea experience for all the team to enjoy at the Atrium Restaurant. 

River Cruises 

There’s not much more unique for a team building event, than a cruise down the Thames on an elegant river boat. Bateaux London offers private hire for the most stunning of work events, with cruises that explore the history of the city, live entertainment, and fabulous fine dining. River Room also boasts the largest roof top space on the river in London ideal for a summertime event.

Wherever you decide to bring people together in 2021, ensure it’s a day to remember, full of good food, excellent hospitality, and a great setting to motivate, engage and reward. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Prestige Venues and Events.  

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