Date:  07/04/2021

Top 10 Team Away Day Ideas in the UK

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A corporate away day can be a brilliant way to bond colleagues and reward teams for their hard work.  Whether your team is foodie-focused, adventurous or needing some much needed spa time, we’ve chosen the top team away day ideas that will make for a day to remember. The team at Pure Communications Group have extensive knowledge of UK venues and activities, so if you have a specific brief do drop us a line, as we’d love to help.   

Rustle up a rustic Italian feast at the
Thyme Cookery School

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Thyme Cookery School in the heart of the Cotswolds provides a beautiful setting for a corporate away day. The sustainable venue’s classes usually start in their extensive kitchen garden where teams will be taught about the ingredients they will be using in their cooking. Following the day’s culinary delights, guests can explore the gardens and working farm or enjoy a drink in The Baa or the cosy pub, The Swan at Southrop

Relax at the Daylesford Bamford Spa followed by alfresco drinks at The Wild Rabbit

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This Gloucestershire farm shop isn’t just where you’ll pick up your fruit and veg, they offer a garden shop, clothing, workshops in pottery, fermentation and floristry and a spa housed in one of their barns. Guests can enjoy a herbal steam room, wellness pools, a range of restorative treatments and classes in the Bamford Wellness Tipi. Follow your wellness away day with a drinks reception on the terrace at fine dining pub, The Wild Rabbit.    

Try your hand at a pottery class at Islington’s Skandihus

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Voted one of the best pottery classes in London, SkandiHus offer pottery classes where teams can learn the basics of how to throw on the wheel. Inspired by Scandinavian design, the venue uses natural materials and light glazes to create their ceramics. 

A clay pigeon experience followed by lunch at Soho Farmhouse

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Head to the Oxfordshire Shooting School where you can spend the morning learning how to shoot clay pigeons. In the afternoon head over to the nearby Soho Farmhouse where teams can enjoy a mixture of relaxing in the spa, boating or horse riding. Finish the day off with a rustic dinner of pizza and pasta at the Hay Barn. 

Bake Danish pastries in a Scandinavian baking workshop at Bread Ahead

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Bread Ahead were one of the lockdown saviours with their regular virtual classes on how to make sourdough. This Borough location offers workshops on a whole range of baking styles from French baking to doughnut making through to flatbread workshops. In this Scandinavian workshop, teams can find their Hygge through baking a savoury nut loaf, a Nordic sourdough and sticky cinnamon buns. 

Sail around the Isle of Wight and enjoy a Hampshire wine tasting onboard

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Reward your teams with an away day on a luxury yacht, cruising the waters of The Solent. Teams can take part in boat races or watersports, enjoy a three course lunch in Cowes or enjoy a wine tasting on board from Hampshire winery Hambledon Vineyard.   

Dine amongst the flowers and trees at an immersive woodland feast

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Treat the team to an immersive dining experience with Nomadic at a secret location in a Buckinghamshire forest. Teams can take part in a workshop with one of the chefs or just sit back and enjoy a carefully curated feast in the heart of the glades amongst the wildlife. Wild cocktails and canapés will be served on arrival, followed by foraging for ingredients, then an impressive meal cooked over an open fire. A corporate away day experience your team is bound to remember. 

Enjoy a picnic on a punt followed by drinks at the Cherwell Boathouse

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Take in the beautiful sites of Oxford with a punt on the River Cherwell with a chauffeured service. Float past the Oxford Botanic Gardens, Magdalen College and Christ Church Meadows, stopping for a picnic lunch. Finish at The Cherwell Boathouse for drinks in their gazebo. 

Play golf at Bovey Castle followed by
private dining

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Bovey Castle’s 18 hole championship golf course is set in stunning Devonshire countryside. A sister course of world renowned Gleneagles, the course is a mix of challenging and beautiful scenery. Bovey Castle Golf provides a corporate away day for both the serious golfer through to the novice. Teams can relax after the day with a Golfer’s Recovery massage and enjoy a post-golf private dining experience with a three course feast. 

Take Land Rovers off road at the
Goodwood Estate

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The Goodwood Estate spans 11,500 acres in West Sussex making it the perfect environment for an off-road experience. Teams can take out five quintessentially British Land Rovers around the estate with instructors who will help provide advice on controlling the vehicle.  Stop for a hamper picnic in the woods and round off the day at the Farmer, Butcher and Chef restaurant.  

If you are looking for team away day ideas for your next corporate event then do drop us a line. We’d love to help!