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Corporate away days with a difference

Getting your team away for the day improves morale and loyalty to the business. From aqua park challenges and dragon boat racing, to car racing simulators and having a flutter at the horses, here are some original ideas for corporate away days near The Runnymede on Thames.

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Rewarding colleagues for working hard helps make a workplace a community while getting people out of their usual environments is both energising and inspiring. However, thinking of original corporate away day ideas can be a challenge. Yet if you manage to find something truly unique to do, your team will be talking about it for years to come.

The Runnymede on Thames is in excellent proximity to some exhilarating and lively activities ideal for team-building and corporate away days.

By day

If you’re planning a daytime away day, original ideas include getting out on the water or recreating TV game shows on the banks of the River Thames.

Just a few miles from The Runnymede on Thames is Liquid Leisure, Europe’s largest aqua park on a freshwater lake. Surrounded by woodland and greenery, there are plenty of water activities and challenges to embark on for all abilities. Traverse a floating obstacle course, embark on a paddle-boarding lesson and then take the team out on a banana boat ride to finish the day on a high.

For those who want to get out on the water but stay relatively dry, dragon boat racing is a brilliant way to get teams working together. Available directly from The Runnymede on Thames, no previous boating experience is required. Teams start out by learning the ropes on the dragon boats, getting to grips with the practicalities and working together to row and steer in unison. The grand finale is a river race between teams, putting newfound skills to the ultimate test!

For teams who prefer to stay on solid ground, recreating the television show of It’s a Knockout on the lawns of The Runnymede on Thames is just the thing. This involves working in groups to traverse a series of physical and mental challenges, from infiltrating an inflatable castle to making a plan to get all team members over a slippery slope.

Whichever you choose, days such as these are full of laughs, teamwork and high spirits.

Evening time

For teams who want to continue the festivities into the evening – or only have an evening to spare for a corporate team event – there are plenty of inspiring activities for after-work hours too.

Just upriver from The Runnymede on Thames is Royal Windsor Racecourse, with its vibrant calendar of race nights. Place bets, cheer on your horses and enjoy a couple of drinks with your colleagues – it’s a jovial way to enjoy a team event.

Alternatively, get a little more active during an evening at Topgolf, just a 20-minute drive from The Runnymede on Thames. Equally a game for pro golfers or those who have never picked up a golf club before, the aim is to hit micro-chipped golf balls at giant targets. Compete against your colleagues to see who gets the most points!

If you think virtual reality is just the thing for your colleagues, the Motion Simulation Room is also a 20-minute drive away from The Runnymede on Thames. Driving is the name of the game here too, as this is all about taking fast cars out for a spin in a simulated environment. A range of team challenges, fastest lap competitions and other races give a healthy dose of company rivalry on a team evening out.

Relax on Thames

After days or evenings of corporate fun, The Runnymede on Thames is the ideal spot to lay your heads for the night. As well as 4* accommodation, we’ll give all delegates a full breakfast in the morning, plus they’ll be able to access our gym and spa facilities too. Teams will return to the office feeling refreshed, in high spirits – and probably raring to do it all over again!

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