Arranging for your team to take part in corporate events is a great opportunity to get everyone together to strengthen work relationships, build trust, and just generally have fun! Being stuck in the office or home office day after day can take its toll, so make sure you have some corporate events planned throughout the year. To give you a helping hand, we’ve listed the Corporate Events in Essex that your business won’t want to miss out.
Pop over and take a look at our list of cheap and free ideas for days out if you’re looking for a family day out in Essex. If a corporate or team building event is what you need, then please read on.
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Corporate Events in Essex Your Business Won’t Want to Miss
Essex is home to the best Christmas party venues you could imagine. From the extravagant and extraordinary to the exotic and exhilarating, there are so many to choose from. Treating your employees to Christmas parties in Essex every year is the perfect reward for a year of hard work and commitment to the company. A Christmas party gives you and your team the chance to get to know one another in a fun and relaxed environment away from the stress of deadlines. It’s one corporate event not to miss out on!
Taking your team for a corporate multi-activity day is more than just a fun experience away from the office, it’s also a way to build skills and strengthen bonds between your employees. Multi-activity days can achieve specific goals and have clearly visible, measurable outcomes that you won’t want to miss out on. Team activity days help to build trust between co-workers. Activities like blindfold driving force you to put your collaborative and communicative skills to the test.
Alternatively, a day filled with games like archery, shooting and more can help you relieve stress whilst discovering new skills! What about a muddy outdoor obstacle course, a high ropes or an aerial adventure?
Some of our favourite Outdoors Activity Centres in Essex include:
- Essex Outdoors – Several locations in Essex
- Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning
- Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster
- Skreens Park Activity Centre in Chelmsford
- Nuclear Experience Days in Brentwood
An escape room can be an exciting and engaging way for new teams to get to know each other and established teams to let off steam and strengthen existing relationships. An escape room is a themed challenge event where players work together to find clues and solve a variety of puzzles in order to ‘escape’ the room. There is usually a time-bound goal to get out of the room. There are many different escape rooms in Essex to choose from such as prison-themed, war-themed, fantasy-themed and more all depending on your preferences. Escape room events have a range of benefits that include collaboration, communication, decision making, problem solving and creative thinking. All these can be taken back to the office to help with projects.
For the ultimate corporate event that you won’t want to miss out on, choose an activity inspired by the hit TV show, The Apprentice. Throughout The Apprentice’ experience, you and your team will be set challenging business tasks which will be judged by the aggressive boss and his consults to declare one team the winner. The winning team gets to enjoy a little treat whilst the losers fight it out in the boardroom! This corporate event is one not to be missed in Essex as you can have fun outside of the office whilst building on your entrepreneurial skills.
Mini Golf is becoming increasingly more popular. No longer having to brave the elements, there are now several indoor mini golf venues across Essex. You can enjoy the fun of the competition between your team in a relaxed way, whilst maybe enjoying some drinks. For a more golf-like experience, Topgolf in Chigwell has a very popular driving range. Some of our favourite Indoor and Outdoor Mini Golf Venues in Essex are:
- Mr Mulligans Indoor Adventure Golf in Basildon
- Caddies Indoor Crazy Golf in Southend
- Puttshack Indoor Mini Golf Lakeside
- Hackers Indoor Adventure Golf in Billericay
- Putt in the Park Outdoor Mini Golf– Castle Park Colchester
- Rascal Bay Outdoor Adventure Golf – Brentwood
- Noahs Park Outdoor Adventure Golf in Billericay
- Mighty Adventures Crazy Golf in Colchester
- Glo Ultraviolet Crazy Indoor Golf in Harlow
- Bck Yrd Indoor Crazy Golf in Chelmsford
- Pirates Bay Outdoor Adventure Golf in Maldon
- Bear Creek Outdoor Adventure Golf in Witham
There is no denying that Go Karting is a great way of building team spirit. An afternoon or evening on the race track will help your members of staff bond in a testing but stress free environment. With many options to choose from, whether its lap times or a full Grand Prix. Your staff are bound to feel valued and enjoy their time behind the wheel.
A few options of Go Karting in Essex include:
White Water Rafting
What about testing your team on an adrenalin pumping white water rafting experience. At Lee Valley White Water Centre you can take on the wild rapids that the international athletes of the London 2012 Games took on. If perhaps you fancied something a bit more relaxed you can enjoy paddle boarding, Kayaking or canoeing. They even have their own Water Wipeout for some silly fun on the Water.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Clay pigeon shooting is an ideal sport for all, irrespective of age or ability. A fun way to entertain your corporate guests or reward your staff for a job well done. Clay shooting is a fun and challenging experience with an opportunity to learn something new. Smaller groups are fully coached and supervised with specialist equipment provided, who will be ‘Top Gun’.
Essex Shooting Grounds:
Fennes Shooting School in Braintree
Essex Shooting Ground in Fyfield
The Big Shoot at Various ground across Essex
Essex & Herts Shooting School in Takeley
Essex has so much to offer when planning a corporate day out or team building event. No matter what your interest, you’re sure to find something to enjoy together.
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This is a guest post, but several of these events I have booked myself and attended as corporate day out.