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Taking your people off-site for a team away day is one of the most effective ways for Management to engage with staff, and staff members to engage with their peers. With informal, fun activities, every team member (including remote workers) can socialise away from the office environment to create strong team bonds. There are many options to create an effective team away day, but here are some suggestions to boost engagement:
ENGAGING TEAM AWAY DAY IDEAS:
What better way to ignite enthusiasm and commitment than with a celebratory milestone event. Whether it’s an annual meeting, anniversary celebration or a special achievement, your company deserves to celebrate in style and recognise those that contribute to its success. We have many fantastic options available on our milestone web page, but for now, why not consider holding an event favoured by many of our clients for being super inclusive, flexible and downright enjoyable.
FAMILY FUN DAYS TO IGNITE COMMITMENT:
An internal conference is an ideal way to inspire people. From rousing speeches to precious awards and welcomed recognition, there’s a multitude of ways to inspire every guest. So, we’ve provided some recommendations to ensure your conference is always inspirational and professionally delivered.
INSPIRATIONAL CONFERENCE IDEAS:
Before any bookings are made, establish your aims and the key message you need to get across to delegates. Our consultation process guides you through each aspect to set specific aims, event purpose, budget and content.
With conferences, everything rests on the right venue. A great venue should meet your needs but also works to attract attendees. There’s no need to spend hours trawling the internet either, with our venue finding service, we handpick incredible venues and outdoor sites across the UK, negotiating the best prices for you.
Video, images and sound are vital to inspire guests and creating emotional connections that motivate action. We recommend expert audio visual setup for your conference with a professional onsite technician to keep things running smoothly. An LED wall with multiple screens is great for making an impact at large events, with video projection a great option for smaller audiences.
Enhance your conference message with a keynote address by an inspirational speaker. If you don’t have a charismatic speaker already on the books, then you can simply hire a speaker to add credibility to your conference or choose to use a professional host to engage the audience and facilitate the event.
Every event needs a theme, whether it’s ‘The Great Journey to Sales Success’ or ‘The Great Gatsby’. Whatever your compelling theme, it will act as a main thread throughout the event and will be reflected in the colours, room dressing, centre pieces and even props. All of which is handled superbly with Event Theme Services.
Start your conference how you mean to go on with an activity that inspires and breaks down barriers. We recommend the tribal chanting challenge of the Haka to bring some real energy to your event, working well as an icebreaker or for energising delegates after that midday slump. For more ideas, visit our icebreakers page.
If your conference has always been a bit ‘death by PowerPoint’ then do something different this year with team activities that can be used as breakout sessions within your agenda; create amazing memories with the highly energetic Samba Drum workshop or encourage team development with the fun business simulation challenge, Network Links.
When the business of the day is done, continue to inspire your conference guests with professional evening entertainment for that much needed social aspect. For a structured evening that rounds up the day nicely, why not consider a Murder Mystery Dinner or Game Show; ideal for small to medium delegate numbers. For large conferences, free participation activities work well, such as a classy casino, bandeoke or free play games. However you want to your evening to play out, we have a great selection that can be tailored to suit your event with our Evening Entertainment services.
Whether it’s a quarterly sales meeting, annual business review or just a chance to have fun together as a team, it’s important to set objectives for the day and know what you want your staff to achieve. We’ve been speaking with organisers like yourself for over 30 years and so we have great advice on how to set and meet objectives with bespoke solutions and the right activities for your budget.
Now’s the time to decide on the format you prefer. Many of our clients like to stick with the trusty away day format of ‘work now, play later.’ This involves welcoming their team with a delicious breakfast and conducting a morning business meeting, before they let loose with fun activities after lunch. However, if there’s no work content, you could always choose a whole day of activities, with a team development session in the morning and fun rewarding games in the afternoon.
Feel free to utilise your office space for team days, however to really boost engagement, your team will love the fresh air option of an outdoor venue. With our free venue finding service, we can identify options that can offer stunning spaces, indoor meeting rooms and fantastic catering. Our own 150 acre site, Mythe Farm based in the Midlands is also a great option.
Every away day needs fun team building activities. When it comes to encouraging engagement, we have some brilliant options; such as our super fun outdoor Crystal Clear Challenge based on the popular TV show or the highly competitive Soapbox Derby where teams race against the clock to create the ultimate human-powered car. Why not go for something completely different with Mission Possible; completing covert missions to uncover vital clues. All of our activities are designed to encourage maximum engagement, and with the above ideas also available indoors, you won’t even need to worry about the unpredictable British weather.
There are many aspects to consider when organising an action-packed, engaging team away day; especially when the safety of staff is involved. For complete peace of mind, Eventurous provide all health and safety inspections, risk assessments, indemnity insurance and safety advice for every event. With a dedicated account manager and set contract before the day, you can rely on us to take care of your every concern.
If you really want to make your away day special or would prefer a format that involves business during the day and activities in the evening, then we can provide you great residential options. By allowing your team to stay overnight, you can then make the most of our evening entertainment packages with highly engaging Gameshow Nights such as Company Fortunes or our thrilling, actor-led murder mystery plots.
Not just your average meeting, a milestone event needs to be distinctive and special. Organising a family fun day takes some serious planning, budgeting and coordination; which is why we recommend using our professional event management service that includes a thorough consultation, ongoing guidance and delivery of a 4-5 hour weekend event for up to 1000 guests.
When hosting a family fun day as a thank you for staff and their families, its best to choose a venue that’s convenient for everyone and available on a weekend so that significant others and children can attend. We have a great selection of venues from across the UK including hotels, stately homes or more affordable sports clubs; all with plenty of grounds and character. We also host Family Fun Days at our stunning Midlands-based Mythe Farm with 150 acres of beautiful fields and indoor facilities.
To truly ignite enthusiasm, show your people how much you care with a selection of high-quality interactive entertainment. For family fun days, we recommend funfair stalls and rides, inflatables, performers and magicians, falconry, face painters, target sports and selection of street food including hog roasts, BBQs and a bar. Top it all off with an event compere, sound system and superb music and you have yourself a winning combination that every man, woman and child will love.
Bring everyone together with a focal point that ignites some friendly competition. Useful for making thank you speeches or charity fundraising, a fun focal activity will get each guest involved whether they are participating or just cheering on their team. We recommend fun games such as, It’s a Knockout or Retro Sports Day, however there are many options to suit your style of event.
With physical activities in a family fun day, safety is paramount for your staff and their families. With our event management services, we coordinate all aspects of health and safety, ensuring our equipment is thoroughly checked, risk assessments are conducted and there is appropriate indemnity insurance and on-site first aid.
Make the most of those light summer evenings by continuing the entertainment going with a second food service and more fun interactive experiences bespoke for your event. Why not include a disco or a much-loved Bandeoke before send everyone off home in the early evening feeling happy, rewarded and ignited with renewed commitment for the future success of your business.
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“It went really well – the guests loved the afternoon activities and the casino tables were really popular. A definite success! And thanks again for your team’s help and support – they were excellent.”
“Everyone really enjoyed the activities that Eventurous provided. It created a good spirit between the four teams. All the people from Eventurous were very friendly, helpful and patient. It all worked really well.”
“We had a vision of how we wanted the event to go but could never have imagined quite how amazingly it would end up. We have received phenomenal feedback on every aspect of the day, evening and even the morning!”
“The event worked really well and generated a great atmosphere and managed to engage all the delegates… We were impressed with how professional the Eventurous team were and would not hesitate to utilise again”