Event Type: Team Building Coastal Adventure
Client: Publishing Company
Venue: Sand Point, North Somerset, SW England
Duration: 6 hours (daytime event)
Numbers: 200 guests
This team building coastal adventure event was organised for a Bristol-based client. We found a venue that was less than one hour from the centre of Bristol and yet had the rugged remoteness of the cliffs and beaches found in Devon and Cornwall. The event spanned several miles and we therefore had to liaise with North Somerset District Council for beach activities in Sand Bay and with The National Trust and a private landowner for the hire of Sand Point and Middle Hope. Fortunately, our track record and reputation in hiring these specials places is excellent and the relevant bodies were happy for us to stage an event on their land.
The coaches arrived in the village of Kewstoke and guests started the day with a beach walk followed by breakfast on the beach consisting of tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches. This was followed by a mass team building activity which involved participants spending one hour creating a giant sand sculpture. For this we engaged the help of the organisers of the Weston-Super-Mare Sand Sculpture Festival.
Guests then made their way onto Sand Point where we set-up a main event HQ in a beautiful grassy location overlooking a small bay. Here we ran several activities. Some were high in adventure such as mountain boarding and sea kayaking and others were more gentle including stone balancing and a walk/quiz which took guests to the end of the peninsula.
In the main tent we ran a series of African drum workshops which added a lovely musical dimension to the event as the sound of high energy drumming floated around the cove. Unfortunately the power boat trips we had planned to run could not take place due to the strong northerly winds which blew onshore into the cove making the access to the power boats unsafe. We will never allow an activity to take place if we believe the safety of our guests or crew will be compromised.
The activities were followed by a wholesome BBQ lunch and guests spent a couple of hours relaxing in the sun overlooking the sea, eating and drinking and enjoying a day away from the office. At 4pm, the guests left the event venue and walked back to their coaches before being whisked back to Bristol.