SoGlos’s Gloucestershire corporate away day guide offers a handpicked selection of some of the best venues for hosting team building activities in and around the county.
With a choice of activities spanning everything from clay shooting to world class sports, this indispensable corporate guide provides just the inspiration for businesses hoping to escape the boardroom and boost team morale and productivity.
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Conveniently located just five miles from town, nestled within the Cheltenham countryside, Ian Coley Shooting School offers colleagues the opportunity to bond while testing out their marksmanship skills. The school, run by six-time Olympic coach Ian Coley, has over 30 years’ experience of hosting functions for companies both big and small, with its corporate experiences offering the chance to combine a healthy bit of competition while picking up new skills.
Ian Coley Shooting School’s corporate packages encompass everything you’ll need on the day and include gun hire, cartridges and clays, safety equipment, use of the function marquee or shooting lodge, use of covered stands in case of bad weather, not to mention expert tuition from the school’s experienced team.
The packages range from two-hour shooting sessions to full day events, plus there’s also the option to combine sporting action with a choice of catering, from breakfast and brunch, to afternoon tea and barbecues.
The school has 24 different shooting stands, each with a minimum of two different targets, three High Towers up to 120 feet high, Double Trap and Down-the-Line layout. Other facilities include a welcoming club house and there’s also the option to book the permanent marquee space for your function at no extra charge. This versatile venue is ideal for those wanting to combine hosting meetings with team activities.
There is ample free on-site parking.
There’s no accommodation at Ian Coley Shooting School, but there are plenty of options in nearby Cheltenham..
Businesses looking for a fun and challenging day out with colleagues – or ones hoping to tick a novel activity off the bucket list.
Ian Coley Sporting is home to an award-winning gun shop, selling everything from rifles and cartridges, through to country clothing and shotguns. It’s the perfect place for picking up gifts for shooting enthusiasts, as well as gift vouchers for clay shooting experiences.
Catch a Gloucester Rugby match live at Kingsholm Stadium and follow the fortunes of the Cherry and Whites for a thrilling day out of the office. With the option to hire out an executive box, businesses can enjoy fantastic views of the field to watch the game unfold. Included in the package is a buffet, exclusive balcony seating, pre-match two-course meal and offsite parking. A great way to entertain employees and host clients, there are options for both seasonal and match day hire.
With the option to personalise your experience, Kingsholm Stadium’s events team will take on all aspects of organisation. Businesses have access to their own minibar and matchday programme, as well as having up to 16 seats in the private area outside the box.
With free parking and Wi-Fi, as well as a fully-catered service, the facilities at the stadium are ideal for corporate meetings, training days, and workshops.
There’s no on-site accommodation at Kingsholm Stadium, but there are plenty of great hotels in Gloucester.
Businesses looking for a thrilling day out with fellow rugby fans.
Businesses can also choose to hire the Legends Lounge, which includes a three-course pre-match meal, complete with wine, tea and coffee. The ultimate corporate day out, delegates can benefit from a private table, waiter service, onsite car parking, a corporate gift.
Call the conferencing team on (01242) 872265 or visit gloucesterrugby.co.uk/conferencing-and-events
Woodchester Valley is an award-winning vineyard and winery in the Cotswolds. The family-run business produces a range of white, rosé and sparkling wines at its sites in Amberley, Woodchester and Doverow Hill.
Throughout the year, guided tours are available at the Woodchester site, which offers groups the chance to learn more about the wine making process for still and sparkling wines, before enjoying a tutored tasting of five wines. With a choice of a classic or sparkling vineyard tour, group bookings make for a fantastic day out.
The venue can arrange private group tours for 10 to 22, making it the perfect choice for corporate away days. Light lunch or refreshments can be organised from external suppliers so you can be sure to make a day of it.
There is plenty of on-site parking.
There are three separate barn guest rooms adjacent to Woodchester vineyard, while there’s also a two-bed farmhouse that sleeps four and a new holiday house that sleeps 12.
Businesses looking for a day out with a difference.
Don’t miss the chance to stock up on a selection of wines before you head home. The Cellar Door shop stocks the whole range of wines, including some exclusives.
Thursday 25 April 2019
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