Exciting challenges for your office, department or team
A Touch of the Wild Team Building days We understand that a day away from work means business, so we aim to provide team building activities that will enhance your employees’ skills in communication, negotiation, leadership and time management. The outcome will be that your staff will feel motivated and enthused with enhanced self-confidence. We can tailor our activities to suit your aims and objectives for the day. As we know, every company, team and person responds differently, so we make sure that our approach is guided by you. We can also facilitate an opportunity to discuss department/team issues in an open and supportive environment. You can choose from our popular “off the peg” challenge – Survival Mission – or we can create a bespoke event to suit your group. All our team building events take place at Grammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe Estate, Near Exeter.
What equipment do we need?
- A rucksack to carry equipment/clothing
- Wellies or good outdoor boots
- Hat & gloves in the winter
- Sunscreen in the summer
- Spare change of clothes
- Any medication required
How much is it?
Group of 8 – 12 employees, half day (3 hours) £265 – add a campfire lunch for £5pp Group of 13 – 24 employees, full day (6 hours) £500 – add a campfire lunch for £5pp Larger groups – price on contact. All prices per challenge. All our events take place at Grammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe Estate, Near Exeter
How do I book?
Please check availability on our events calendar and then send us an enquiry with suggested dates using the link below. We will need to speak to you prior to your visit so please include your contact number and the best time to contact you by phone.
What others have to say...
It was a very unique and challenging experience. Having been on a number of team building days the bushcraft challenge day was a refreshing way to bond with the team and learn new skills, especially in such a fantastic outdoor setting.
Knowing nothing about the outdoors, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. Learnt to trust my own instincts and the rest of the team.
Liked the structure of the morning as the orienteering was broken up with activities. Fun and friendly people – thank you!
Really well organised. Good activities suited all abilities.
Can your group complete our “Survival Mission”? Use your navigation skills to find our camp, where you will be set tasks and a challenge for the day – what do you need to do to survive in the woods? Firstly, build a one man squirrel shelter to keep you warm and dry even in the most challenging weather conditions. Next we’ll learn how to find the right wood and prepare the campfire – who will be first to get it alight using fire steels? Survival is hard work and you’ll need to keep your strength up so it’s time to forage for wild foods to eat. (But don’t worry – we will have sausages to hand so no-one goes hungry). Once your fire is alight it is time to cook your own food over the campfire… but will your shelter withstand the water test? This is a great team-building event that will have you discussing it for weeks afterwards!
Kick start a process of change
Suitable for – All ages & abilities, a basic level of fitness is required. Bring – Dress for a day out in the wild. We’ll send you a kit list on booking. Practice – Creativity, delegation, listening skills, planning. Learn – Shelter building, fire making, foraging, and outdoor cooking. Outcomes – Enhanced self confidence, communication, negotiation and leadership.
Included on the day
Included in the cost is morning coffee and snacks, campfire lunch – hot dogs, soup or beef/veg chilli wraps, all cooked over the campfire, woodland tools and materials, site risk assessment and preparation, public liability insurance and at least two qualified Forest School leaders. Please note that we usually run our Team Building events on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Please contact us if you are looking for a weekend date for your Team Building event. All of our events take place at Grammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe Estate, Near Exeter.
If you would like a different format for your day or have a different group size or particular requirements then we can help. Whether it’s a half day or full day of activities and challenges, we can cater to your needs; just let us know what activities you would like us to provide, how many people will be coming and whether you want a full or half day and we will let you have a quote. Please give us plenty of notice if you would like us to provide a bespoke event for you as these need to be considered and planned well in advance of the date.
Health and Safety
We take Health & Safety very seriously and pride ourselves on the high quality and safety of the service we offer. All staff are qualified group leaders, first aid trained and carry a First Aid kit at all times. Employees, however, will be asked to sign an Indemnity Form prior to taking part.