Whether you’re looking to bond with colleagues over a spot of healthy competition or get to your co-workers a little better, discover some of the best venues for hosting team building activities in and around Gloucestershire with SoGlos’s dedicated guide.
With a choice of activities spanning clay shooting to world-class sports, our handpicked selection of corporate away days provides just the inspiration for businesses hoping to escape the boardroom and boost team morale and productivity.
Transforming venues across Gloucestershire and beyond, the award-winning Oasis Events delivers tailored events for clients, organising a wide variety of unique parties, from themed dinners to society weddings, to create memorable occasions.
With over 20 years’ experience, Oasis Events is the brainchild of Dany and Mark Fremantle and covers everything from small, intimate celebrations to large parties and corporate events – taking care of everything, including design, venue management, lighting, travel and entertainment.
For more information and to find out how Oasis Events could help you create an awesome corporate day out, visit oasisevents.co.uk.
Conveniently located just five miles from Cheltenham town centre, Ian Coley Sporting gives team members the opportunity to bond while putting their marksmanship skills to the test.
Run by six-time Olympic coach, Ian Coley, the shooting school has over 40 years’ experience in hosting functions for companies big and small – with its corporate clay shooting packages encouraging healthy competition between staff as they have fun and learn new skills.
Ian Coley’s corporate packages include everything you’ll need on the day – from gun hire, cartridges, clays and safety equipment; to use of the function marquee or shooting lodge and covered stands in case of bad weather. Not to mention, expert tuition from the school’s experienced team.
The packages range from one-hour shooting sessions to full day events; plus, there’s the option to combine sporting action with a choice of catering, from breakfast and brunch, to two-course lunches and barbecues.
The ground has 24 different shooting stands, each with a minimum of two different targets; three High Towers up to 120 feet high; and Double Trap and Down-the-Line layouts. The various target types are changed regularly to keep things interesting.
Other facilities include a friendly clubhouse and a permanent, heated marquee space, making it ideal for those wanting to combine hosting meetings with corporate away days and team building activities.
There is ample free parking on-site.
There’s no accommodation on-site 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 also 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.
Call Ian Coley on (01242) 870391, or visit iancoley.co.uk.
Teams big and small can head to the home of Gloucester Rugby for an unforgettable away day. Located in Gloucester city centre, Kingsholm Stadium is ideally located for Gloucestershire businesses looking to get out of the office and bond over world-class sporting action, cheering on the Cherry and Whites.
Catch a Gloucester Rugby match live at Kingsholm Stadium 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. It’s a great way to entertain employees and host clients, with the package including exclusive balcony seating; a pre-match two-course meal; and offsite parking.
Offering 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.
With the option to personalise your experience, Kingsholm Stadium’s events team will take on all aspects of organisation. The flexible event space has a variety of outdoor and indoor spaces, not to mention fantastic views over the pitch – giving businesses and guests a sneak peak behind the scenes at Gloucester’s beloved sporting venue.
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 at half-time and matchday entertainment. The ultimate corporate day out, delegates can benefit from a private bar, onsite car parking and full-time refreshment, too.
Call the Gloucester Rugby 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, making it the perfect choice for corporate away days. Meanwhile, the tasting room is available for exclusive hire, giving teams the chance to wrap up their meeting or training session with a private wine testing – with cold buffet-style lunches available on request.
Please note, visits are currently restricted to a maximum group size of six. For larger teams, there’s the option to take part in a personalised virtual tasting session, featuring three full bottles of wines that are couriered to each participant.
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.
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