Corporate Team Building and Away Days

Our unique location and professional approach to team building and outdoor adventure activities has allowed us to work with many high profile companies throughout the UK and Europe.

We offer many different activities and exercises that can be used to help teams bond and to bring out the best in them.

Teambuilding events are ideal to build team work, improve leadership skills and enhance team performance.

The Perfect Venue in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire for Team Building and Away Days

Team Building Events

Our Recent Event for 150 People for Two days. We arranged fun Team Building activities for One day including Orienteering, Canoeing & Raft Building


Team Building


  • Accommodation (2-5* Hotels, Bunkhouse, Camping, Glamping)
  • Multiple Days Adventure Activities (Land or Water Based)
  • Hot Air Balloon Trips
  • Helicopter Tours and Transfers
  • Race Track & Professional Race Car Driver Training (Not your average Track Days!)
  • Icebreakers
  • Specific Team Building Activities
  • Evening Entertainment – Live Bands and Comedians
  • Conference Facilities – All Modern Facilities with Stunning Views
  • Off Road Buggy and Vehicle Driving
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Riverbank Treasure Hunts
  • Paintball or Laser Tag

Call today and we will look after your every need.

Extensive Range of Team Building Activities

In order to provide the flexibility to cater for the different needs of our clients we possess an extensive range of activities from which to draw.

  • Canoeing, kayaking, climbing, abseiling, orienteering, caving, rafting, mountain biking, trekking. . .can all be built into a programme. Our emphasis is to use the activities as a means for team development.
  • Similarly, we have an array of team building and initiative tasks using simple materials. Also, we have low level and high level wire ropes courses, and an aerial rope slide.
  • Our indoor facilities give us the ability to put together a wide selection of activities in the event of very poor weather conditions.
  • Fun activities such as clay pigeon shooting, archery and team canoe racing can also be organised, or even more extravagant activities such as hot air ballooning or helicopter trips.

Also, Corporate Challenge events can provide a perfect environment for business team members to enjoy a fun, competitive challenge.

What can you expect?

The benefit of the outdoors. One of the most effective methods of developing the competencies and skills required of groups and individuals in today’s workplace is to first experience and practice these skills outside of the business framework. By using the outdoor environment, each activity is designed for you to achieve objectives through the use of these skills but without the constraints of organisational structure.

Our facilitators will then relate the skills learnt in the outdoors to the workplace and discuss how best they may be used and integrated

The likely content. Following a needs analysis determining your requirements, our solutions will include a blend of team building, development of key skills, challenge and fun, and will always be designed according to your wishes. The starting template for this design may involve a journey scenario along which challenges have to be completed in order to achieve the overall goal at the journey’s end. After each activity the learning points will be discussed. In the evening, there is further opportunity for reflection through workshops/activities or over a relaxing team BBQ or ‘banquet’ .

The top priority for Wyedean is safety. To this end, we make it our business to provide the most qualified and experienced technical expertise.

We have an unblemished safety record. 
Our technical team are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).
We have fully qualified instructors working at a high ratio to delegates.
We always use top quality equipment and HF radio communications.

Physical ability is no limitation on our programmes.
People are encouraged to tackle challenges at their level, allowing all ages and physical abilities to participate without any undue pressure.
Our emphasis is on developing people through mental and teamwork challenges, rather than excessively physical ones.


Why us?

Our Company Started in 1986 with a vision to create the best possible adventure experience with a strong focus on safety and enjoyment. Whilst we are ever evolving we a proud of our ability to provide exactly what the customer wants/requires.

Wyedean Canoe & Adventure has combined top industrial consultants with outdoor experts, to create a unique team. Wyedean provides safe, focused, high value training that will make a real impact back in the work place. We will listen to your needs and design a course for your requirements.

Away from their normal working environment, delegates feel less constrained in how they respond to training. Being in the outdoors increases this receptiveness.
The beautiful setting at  Symonds Yat serves to inspire them still further.

Situated on a 30 acre site with woodland, fields and private access to the River Wye, the venue includes a ropes course, an initiative tasks area, lecture rooms, an indoor climbing wall and accommodation in a converted barn, a small country manor hotel or a selection of top quality nationally renowned hotels can be used.

Event Management and Consultancy

Let us organise your event, sales promotion or conference. Using the logistics skills developed holding our own events you can be sure that yours will be an event to remember – for the right reasons! We can operate anywhere in the UK and have a selection of 2* – 5* local hotels and conference centres in the Wye Valley. Give us a call for a free consultation.

What do we Cover?

Aspects such as:
·         team development curve
·         individual styles
·         vision and objectives
·         clarity of briefs
·         planning and organisation
·         trust and openness 
·         communications
·         team needs
·         roles and responsibilities
·         continuous improvement

Customer Testimonials

Dear Paul and Jane

I wanted to write and thank you to say how much we appreciated all the hard work you put into our visit with you on 2/3 October. All your staff could not have been more helpful and you were brilliant constantly putting up with all the late night telephone conversations with my lost colleagues!

We really feel that the event went off extremely well. It was an experiment for us and although some people could not make the distance the majority seemed to excel in the unexpected surroundings and the atmosphere around the fire made it one of the best, if the not the best, corporate event we have had.

The activities the next morning were also excellent and so many people were on a complete high when they arrived at Celtic Manor having achieved the abseiling, rope climbing etc.

Thank you so much for all the effort you made in making our 24 hours with you such a success. You were extremely hospitable and helpful and we will recommend Holly Barn to anyone for a camping/outward bound experience in the future.

Best Regards


Antonia Kerr
Antonia KerrMarketingInvestic Private Bank

Dear Paul and colleagues,

On behalf of Lloyd and myself, I would like to thank you for the help and guidance you have given with the planning of our off site meeting at Holly Barn last week. As I may have mentioned, this was the first time we have tried to arrange this type of team building event.

The feedback from the participants has been very positive – everyone enjoyed joining in the activities both during the days and the  ‘evening’. It was commented that the professional manner in which you and your helpers organised and supervised these activities helped everyone to achieve a greater understanding of working together.

Once again, thank you and hopefully you will hear from us again in the future. I have put information on file and it will be the first place I try should I have to organise an event of the type in the future.

Yours sincerely


Sharon Smith
Sharon SmithMoog Controls Limited

Hi Paul,

Thanks very much for an enjoyable day. Everything went very well and was exactly as I had hoped.


DarrenBritish Telecoms

Dear Paul,

Just a few lines to thank you for sending my fleece, left behind after last weeks Northgate course. I have debriefed Bernard on all aspects of the course and have given him and my fellow work friends the thumbs up. Personally I feel a 2 day course would be more beneficial, as would mixing up employees from different Northgate locations. Everyone I spoke to enjoyed the course and hopefully would be able to take something away to be utilised at their locations.

Yours Sincerely.

Steve DaybellCredit ControllerCarTrux Rental Limited

What is Team Building?

A team is a group of people working towards a common goal. ‘Team Building’ is the process of enabling that group of people to reach their goal. It is therefore a management issue, and the most effective form of team building is that undertaken as a form of management consultancy, rather than as pure training (though there is a role for training within a programme of team building).

In its simplest terms, the stages involved in team building are:

  • To clarify the team goals
  • To identify those issues which inhibit the team from reaching their goals
  • To address those issues, remove the inhibitors and enable the goals to be achieved

The primary skills in this process are recognising the right issues, and tackling them in an appropriate way and an appropriate order. Team building can also take a different form depending on the size and nature of the team.

In a project environment, where team composition is continually changing, the emphasis must be on developing the skills in individuals to be effective team members. The ‘scale’ involved is 1 person, and the team building consultant is endeavouring to change the skills and abilities of the individual at operating within a team (or within multiple teams).

In teams where membership is static – typically in management teams – how the individuals within the team relate can have a big bearing on team performance. If a member leaves, or another joins, the dynamics of the team can be changed greatly. Here, the scale is small – say, 2 to about 12 – and the team building consultant endeavours to improve relationships between team members.

A larger scale operates between teams. Where the teams do not relate well, they are called ‘team islands’, and it is the relationship between the teams that becomes the focus for us.

The largest scale is that of organisational team building. With the exception of the senior management team, the ability of individuals to make an impact on the corporate culture is very limited. One of the key aims of the team building is to change the behaviours and attitudes prevalent in the organisation, which are almost independent of who actually works there – new recruits who are ‘different’ often start behaving in accord with the existing culture.

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