Team Building Activities

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.

What can we provide?

  • Accommodation (2-5* hotels, bunkhouse, camping and glamping)
  • Multiple Day Adventure Activities (land or water based)
  • Hot Air Balloon Trips
  • Helicopter Tours & Transfers
  • Race Track & Professional Race Car Driver Training (Not your average Track Days!)
  • Icebreakers
  • Specific Team Building Activities
  • Evening Entertainment – Live bands & Comedians
  • Conference Facilities – All modern facilities with stunning views
  • Off Road Buggy & Vehicle Driving
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Riverbank Treasure Hunts
  • Paintball or Laser Tag

What do we cover?

  • Team development curve
  • Individual styles
  • Vision & objectives
  • Clarity of briefs
  • Planning & organisation
  • Trust and openness
  • Communications
  • Team needs
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Continuous improvement

What can you expect?

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

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’.

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 are proud of our ability to provide exactly what the customer wants and 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.

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.

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 us on 01600 891 376 for a free consultation.

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 (although 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.