IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Following last night’s Government update with regards to the Coronavirus outbreak, it is with great sadness we announce that Eastnor Castle, grounds, arboretum and Deer Park Campsite will remain closed to visitors until further notice.

This is a tremendously sad and difficult time for so many people and our thanks go out to all the healthcare and key workers who are doing such an incredible job trying to keep us safe.

If you’ve pre-purchased tickets for any events in the coming months, please see below for information:

OLYMPEGG EASTER TREASURE HUNT

Event cancelled. You will have already received an email last week regarding your ticket options. If we have not yet heard back from you then we will now automatically issue a full refund on your tickets.

SPOT THE EGGS EASTER TREASURE HUNT

Event cancelled. All pre-purchased tickets holders will be emailed and a full refund will be issued. You do not need to contact us.

EASTNOR CHILLIFEST

Event cancelled. All pre-purchased tickets holders will be emailed and a full refund will be issued. You do not need to contact us.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM OUTDOOR THEATRE

Event cancelled. All pre-purchased tickets holders will be emailed and a full refund will be issued. You do not need to contact us.

DEER PARK CAMPSITE

The Deer Park Campsite is closed until at least 10th May. All pre-purchased camping tickets up until this date will be refunded. You do not need to contact us.

We don’t currently have any news on our other events or later Deer Park opening so please bear with us and we will update you as soon as possible. Please also bear with us whilst we process these refunds.

The best way to contact us with any questions at the moment is by email enquiries@eastnorcastle.com. We will have limited staff cover in the office so if you call and we aren’t able to answer, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Please stay home, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

With very best wishes from the team at Eastnor.

Team building is classed as an activity or event that encourages a group of people to work together as a team, often used by business leaders to bring their employees together to develop communication, team-work and collaboration. 

Designed to ultimately improve performance, you want your team building activity to have motivated and excited your staff, making them feel part of the journey and ready to achieve success as a collective business.

Here are just a handful of the benefits of corporate team building events

Building Cross-Company Relationships

Even in companies where culture is king, how often do employees from separate teams work together, or even communicate? Team building is a great opportunity to break down those silos and form teams outside of the traditional departments that may exist within the business. 

Taking your team out of the office and putting them in a new unfamiliar environment – especially pushing them out of their comfort zone with an activity, gives people that may not otherwise interact with each other common ground, and forms relationships that previously didn’t exist. 

Communicating the Vision 

A corporate team building day, or weekend, gives you an opportunity to communicate your company’s aims and vision. Very rarely do we have the chance to gather our whole team and update them on the long-term goals of the business. Taking your team away for an activity gives you a chance to bolt on a strategy meeting, or company presentation, to align the teams and get everyone on the same page.

Improving Productivity

Encouraging teams to get together to find better ways to work will encourage problem-solving and improve communication. You’ll notice that this results in a better performing team – both inside the traditional departments, as well as across the company. 

Uncovering Leadership Qualities 

You may have some real leaders within your business whose strengths have not yet been realised. Taking employees out of the office, putting them with new groups of people and setting them activities and tasks that test them, is a great way to see who steps up and takes charge. Every team needs a leader after all, and you may uncover a pocket of talent you didn’t know you had.

Boosting Staff Morale

Aside from all of the direct business benefits of a corporate team building activity, a day out of the office doing something fun will excite and motivate your team. If your team feels like you have invested in them, communicated with them and they’re part of the future – they will be more motivated to work and you’ll have a better chance of retaining your staff long-term.

Eastnor Castle is a unique corporate events venue situated at the foot of the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire, experienced in planning and hosting corporate team building events. We’re set in the heart of a 5,000 acre estate, yet we’re only ten minutes from the motorway.

We can organise and accommodate your activities within our grounds, through to hosting your team meetings inside the castle, and with accommodation on-site you can even make a weekend out of it. 

Read more about our team building options, including clay pigeon shooting, abseiling and driving experiences, here. We can organise an action-packed programme of activities, either as a full-day or as a bolt-on to your meeting or conference. Alternatively, we can call upon our expert team building partners to offer bespoke programmes, designed to deliver the benefits you’ve read about here.