Hold the Perfect Corporate Away Day

Team building exercises offer many benefits to both your business and your employees; it allows people to relate better to each other and, consequently, to become more productive.

So after deciding that you want to take your employees out on an away day to receive the benefits that team building exercises can offer, you then have a very important decision to make: choosing the activities and the venue, as well as the accommodation.

What Do You Want to Do?

Choosing the activities may seem easy, but the truth is that it’s one of the most important decisions you can make when planning a corporate away day. Before choosing an activity, you should always consider what you want to achieve with the team building activities; do you want your employees to start working better as a team? Do you want to see who has leaderships skills?

Because there are many activities you can do together, it’s important to only pick the most relevant ones – those which can help you achieve exactly what you’re looking for.

Where Should You Hold the Event?

The location and venue will depend on which activities you want to participate in. At Offcote Grange we offer the opportunity for in-house team building;  providing a cottage to hold private corporate events in. This is ideal for idea collaboration, as you’ll be able to enjoy the tranquillity of your surroundings.

In addition, you’ll find that this space is fully equipped with a projector, screen, whiteboard, flipchart, wireless internet and anything else you need to hold a great corporate away day. Whether you plan on developing your employees’ communication skills or ensure that you simply spend a few days relaxing and doing nothing after a few stressful weeks at work, we have the perfect place for you!


If you’re looking for activities you can hold outside instead, it pays to choose somewhere where you can have access to the outdoors.

Due to the location of Offcote Grange’s cottages, you’ll have the opportunity to explore nature with your employees by going on walks, attend events in the area and have fun in Alton Towers Theme Park. We’re even situated near Wild Park which has a variety of exciting activities for you to get involved with! We believe that team bonding is extremely important for a company’s success, so we strive to provide our guests with plenty of opportunities to do so!

Where Should You Stay?

The accommodation is also something that shouldn’t be overlooked or left to the last minute when planning a corporate away day. You need a base in which to relax and unwind after a full day of team building activities, since you and your employees are probably going to be exhausted – in a good way!

Our luxury retreat cottage for private corporate events is perfect for this, as we can offer an amazing evening of relaxation with a sauna, hot tub, full-size snooker table and many other fun, stress-free activities in our premises. The perfect ending to a perfect day!

When it comes to food, we provide catering at our cottages, so you don’t have to worry about cooking. However, if that is something you’re looking forward to, we also have self-catering cottages on offer. There are also plenty of local pubs and restaurants nearby if you prefer to eat out.


We endeavour to provide everything you need to enjoy an outstanding away day and leave feeling satisfied that your goals were achieved, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 01335 344795 to learn more about what we can do for you and your business.

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