Gloucestershire team building activities guide

From boosting team morale to treating the office, businesses can discover where to head for corporate away days with SoGlos's dedicated guide to team building activities in Gloucestershire.

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Escape the boardroom and discover where to host a corporate away day in Gloucestershire.
Escape the boardroom and discover where to host a corporate away day in Gloucestershire.
In partnership with Oasis Events  |  oasisevents.co.uk
Oasis Events

Based in the Cotswolds, Oasis Events is a bespoke party planner that produces exceptional parties and events, expertly transforming venues for all occasions. For businesses hosting unique corporate events to schools, colleges and private individuals, Oasis Events delivers bespoke experiences to clients across a wide variety of sectors in Gloucestershire and beyond.

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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.

Team building activities in Cheltenham

Team building activities at Ian Coley Shooting School

In partnership with Ian Coley Sporting  |  iancoley.co.uk

The lowdown

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.

Activities on offer

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.

Facilities

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.

Parking

There is ample free parking on-site.

Accommodation

There’s no accommodation on-site at Ian Coley Shooting School, but there are plenty of options in nearby Cheltenham.

Perfect for

Businesses looking for a fun and challenging day out with colleagues – or ones hoping to tick a novel activity off the bucket list.

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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.

For more information

Call Ian Coley on (01242) 870391, or visit iancoley.co.uk.

Team building activities at The Brewery Quarter

In partnership with The Brewery Quarter  |  thebreweryquarter.com

The lowdown

Located in Cheltenham town centre, The Brewery Quarter is packed full of fantastic venues offering fun activities, delicious food, cocktails and more – with plenty of parking and a hotel nearby, too.

Activities on offer

There are a whole host of activities to try at The Brewery Quarter, with something for every team, from sports fans to foodies. Fun-loving teams will LOVE Flight Club, with its exciting, fast-paced social darts experience that’s ideal for competitive colleagues – with a menu of sharing dishes and cocktails on offer, too.

For teams that love a challenge, Escape Hunt offers exciting escape room experiences where colleagues can pit their wits against the Daleks, the Queen of Hearts or the Nazis in one of its themed rooms.

For a bit of light-hearted fun, play a round at Mr Mulligan’s Adventure Golf, with underwater and jungle-themed courses; or hit the lanes at Hollywood Bowl for a dose of nostalgic entertainment.

Beer aficionados can enjoy a Brewery Experience Day at Brewhouse and Kitchen’s on-site microbrewery with one of its award-winning brewers, with breakfast, lunch and a five-litre mini keg to take away, too. Or those who prefer a cocktail or two can try a masterclass in mixology at The Alchemist, where they’ll learn how to make a variety of its signature theatrical cocktails.

Facilities

For teams looking for a conference venue alongside their team building activities, Hub8 at The Brewery Quarter has a purpose-built space with room for for up to 70 people seated or 100 standing, with a stage, 100-inch 4K HD screen and PA with Bluetooth microphones. Hub8 also offers meeting rooms and co-working spaces, designed specifically with the cyber and tech community in mind, to its members.

Parking

There’s a 24-hour NCP car park with 360 spaces directly opposite The Brewery Quarter.

Accommodation

For a comfortable night’s sleep, The Brewery Quarter is also home to the Premier Inn Cheltenham Town Centre, with double, twin, family and accessible rooms available. Premier Inn also offers discounts of between five and 15 per cent off room rates when using its free, online Business Booker tool.

Perfect for

Fun-loving colleagues who don’t take themselves too seriously.

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If team building has worked up an appetite, The Brewery Quarter caters for nearly every taste at its plethora of bars and restaurants, offering everything from craft beers and burgers at Hub Box; chicken and plant-based wings at BrewDog; juicy steaks at Son of Steak; tapas-style small plates and tasty mains at Cosy Club; and hanging kebabs at The Botanist – not to mention fast food favourites like Five Guys and Nando’s.

For more information

Visit thebreweryquarter.com.


Team building activities at Cheltenham Racecourse

In partnership with Cheltenham Racecourse  |  thejockeyclub.co.uk

The lowdown

The leafy green surroundings of Cheltenham Racecourse might feel miles from anywhere, but its proximity to both Cheltenham Spa train station and the M5 ensure easy access.

World famous racedays are just part of what the expansive venue, with its multiple restaurants and space to accommodate large-scale events, can offer corporate clients.

Activities on offer

Cheltenham Racecourse plays host to multiple race meetings during the season, including The Festival and world-famous Boodles Gold Cup.

The venue also works with Wildgoose Team Building to provide virtual, hybrid and in-person activities from escape rooms to scavenger hunts and ‘conference energisers’.

Facilities

Alongside conference facilities, the racecourse has world class restaurants and private boxes it can include in hospitality packages to make any raceday experience extra special.

Parking

With multiple parking areas available on race days, you won’t have to worry about where to leave your car when you get to the racecourse.

Accommodation

While there is no accommodation on-site, Cheltenham Racecourse can recommend plenty of approved Jockey Club Venues to stay at in and around Cheltenham, for all budgets and needs.

Perfect for

The races provide excellent talking points on team days out, while the option to create bespoke packages means Cheltenham Racecourse can cater for everyone.

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Discounts are available when booking raceday tickets in groups of 10 or more – you can also add additional tickets at the same group rate, with no additional charges.

For more information

Call (01242) 806843, or visit thejockeyclub.co.uk.

Team building activities in the Cotswolds

Team building activities at Glenfall House

In partnership with Glenfall House  |  glenfallhouse.co.uk

The lowdown

Easily accessible from cities such as Bristol, Birmingham and Oxford, Glenfall House is a regency villa on the edge of the Cotswolds, which allows companies the use of its various function rooms and extensive grounds for training days and team building activities.

The event planning team at Glenfall House can arrange off-site events as required, while the venue itself can offer luxury accommodation for delegates as part of residential breaks.

Activities on offer

Alongside creative spaces at the house for hosting talks, tasks and challenges indoors, delegates can enjoy everything from garden games to treasure hunts and archery on the four-acre estate.

Alternatively, the venue can arrange off-site team building days in partnership with external companies like the Ian Coley Shooting School – even taking care of transport.

Facilities

Glenfall House boasts six adaptable venue spaces, superfast fibre broadband, AV facilities, Sonos sound system, bar and in-house catering.

Parking

Complimentary car parking is included with all corporate bookings. The on-site car park, with EV charge points and disabled bays, has space for up to 40 vehicles.

Accommodation

Glenfall House boasts 20 luxury bedrooms and suites, some of them with garden views, all topped off with an optional full Cotswold breakfast.

Perfect for

Businesses looking to escape the urban environment and make the most of all that this beautiful and peaceful part of the world has to offer.

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Glenfall House’s bespoke packages allow business leaders to customise every last detail of their team building events, with everything from sit down meals to exclusive use an option.

For more information

Call Glenfall House on (01452) 323889 or visit glenfallhouse.co.uk.

Team building activities in Stroud

Team building activities at Eastwood Park

In partnership with Eastwood Park  |  eastwoodpark.co.uk

The lowdown

This dedicated conference and training centre near Wotton-under-Edge boasts in-house catering, on-site accommodation and 200 acres of grounds within easy reach of Bristol, Gloucester, South Wales and the Midlands.

Activities on offer

Eastwood Park works with various external partners to provide teambuilding activities both indoors and out, from rage buggy driving to hovercrafts and crossbow shooting – along with some slightly more sedate options, such as Segway challenges.

Partnering with third parties for its teambuilding activities means Eastwood Park can give people plenty of choice, so those who want to try something new won’t be disappointed.

Facilities

There are 10 meeting rooms within the conference venue, ranging in capacity from 10 to almost 200 people, whilst the expansive grounds on which it sits allow even more to try their hand at teambuilding activities like goose herding.

Parking

Eastwood Park has 200 parking spaces available.

Accommodation

Eastwood Park has 70 ensuite bedrooms for delegates, including ramp accessible accommodation, for turning corporate away days into fully-fledged breaks.

Perfect for

The sort of companies and activities that require serious space – with 200 acres to explore, running out of room won’t be an issue, especially outside.

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With indoor and outdoor facilities, Eastwood Park makes an excellent year-round, all-weather venue!

For more information

Call Eastwood Park on (01452) 260207 or visit eastwoodpark.co.uk.

Team building activities at Woodchester Valley Vineyard

In partnership with Woodchester Valley Vineyard  |  woodchestervalleyvineyard.co.uk

The lowdown

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.

Activities on offer

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.

Facilities

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 tasting – with cold buffet-style lunches available on request, too.

Parking

There is plenty of on-site parking.

Accommodation

There are three separate barn guest rooms adjacent to Woodchester vineyard, along with a two-bed farmhouse that sleeps four and a holiday house that sleeps 12.

Perfect for

Foodie colleagues that love to support local producers.

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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 Woodchester Valley Vineyard wines, including some exclusives.

For more information

Visit woodchestervalleyvineyard.co.uk.


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