Top 5 adventures to bring your team back together
Since March 2020 we’ve seen a big change in the way businesses and corporate teams work and communicate.
Many people whose base has usually been an office environment have been forced to work from home, away from colleagues, and interact via Zoom, Microsoft teams or similar. Only visiting the office occasionally (if at all!) and only with a skeleton team there with them.
In April 2020 46.6% of people in employment worked from home. 86% of these did so because of the coronavirus pandemic (ONS, 2020)
More than half of people living in London (57.2%) worked from home at some point (ONS, 2020).
People tell us they’ve really missed their colleagues and office ‘banter’. Over the next couple of years it will be more important than ever to find opportunities to bring teams back together again.
To reconnect and renew the shared purpose and commitment to your organisation.
Team building, corporate days, whatever you want to call them, are a must for organisations over the next couple of years and an important investment for any business owners, managers and directors who want to improve motivation and productivity of their teams.
Just a few of the reasons why you should bring your team back together:
Re-connect remote teams
Bring your team back together, increase trust and respect and improve relationships.
Provide an opportunity for them to reconnect and renew the shared purpose and commitment to your organisation.
Help them to share an experience and sense of achievement to develop friendships and strong working relationships.
Happier and Healthier
Being outdoors is very very good for our physical and mental wellbeing.
- It makes us happier and reduces anxiety and depression
- It can reduce stress and lower blood pressure
- It helps us be more creative and open-minded
- It helps us learn more about ourselves and increase confidence
- It promotes a positive attitude
- It improves our immune system
Being outdoors and challenging ourselves physically and mentally can improve a whole range of transferable skills such as:
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Risk management
- Problem solving and decision making
- Improved ‘can do’ attitude
Corporate Social Responsibility
An added bonus is that your team day can also be a large part of your CSR or Social Policy. Working together to support a charity or cause of your choice is a great way to bring teams together for the ‘greater good’.
The challenges below are perfect for fundraising and awareness raising.
Our top 5 team adventures
We’ve selected our top 5 team adventures. Some very special challenges and adventures that are a favourite with our teams and corporate groups.
We think you and your team will love them too.
This unique three day hiking adventure is a physical, mental and emotional journey. An opportunity for the whole team to be involved and really get to know what they are capable of.
Perfect for – everyone!
Options – 1, 2 or 3 days
Dates – last weekend of June
Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa
The highest mountain in Wales. A wonderful and popular challenge that provides a wonderful experience in the daytime or the added adventure of climbing to reach the summit intime for sunrise or sunset.
Perfect for – everyone!
Options – daytime, sunrise and sunset
Dates – between April and October
Welsh 3 Peaks
Take on Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan, the three highest peaks in Wales over 24 hours.
29km/18miles of walking with 2606m/8550ft of ascent makes this a tough but fantastically rewarding challenge.
Perfect for – teams of 12
Options – can be done over a weekend rather than 24 hours
Dates – some dates on our website or other dates available between May and September
Snowdonia Slate Trail
An exclusive team challenge for those who want to escape.
From our starting point on the coast at Bangor to Llanberis, Beddgelert, Llan Ffestiniog, Betws-y-Coed and finally to our finish in Bethesda this 83 mile / 134 km trail will showcase some of the most special areas of the national park.
Learn about the people, villages, history, and culture and slate heritage as we tread carefully though some of the most remote areas of Snowdonia.
Perfect for – small teams (6 people)
Options – 3 – 10 days
Dates – any dates between April and September
Mt Toubkal is highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco (3167m).
If you want something a bit more exotic then our Toubkal adventure is the one for you. An exhilarating seven day trip into the heart of Morocco with five days of trekking. Fully catered and supported.
Perfect for – medium teams with some mountain experience
Options – opportunity to summit other peaks
Dates – some dates available on our website or bespoke trips between May and September
If you’d like to have a chat about our top 5 team adventures please get in touch!
We can arrange specific dates for most of the above events or design something bespoke for your team.
Please note all of these events have been reviewed with regards to Covid-19 and will continue to be reviewed regularly. More details on our Covid measures are available on the event information pages.
Main photo – the team from Halton Haven Hospice on Snowdon.