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Team Building Away Days

Team Building

Located South-West of Southampton, The New Forest is a superb location renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, exceptional English countryside and natural species and sights. For many tourists, the New Forest is the perfect location to get away from the hustle of city life and enjoy some time amongst the fresh air. The same can be said for businesses looking to escape and enjoy team building days with their staff.

Team building New Forest days out are the perfect way to escape the usual office day and allow teams to connect and get to know each other in a more relaxed setting, strengthen connections and get better at communicating within teams. This in turn can have great knock on effects when returning to the office, making corporate team away days a great idea for your team’s socials.

Choose your activities

Across our New Forest locations we have a host of fantastic activities for team building activity days. 

Each of the activities are designed to build team spirit, connect further with your staff, establish better communication and increase productivity. These activities include anything from archery, off-road buggy racing, laser clay shooting, large inflatable games and Bell Long Ranger helicopter flights to chocolate making, all in the privacy of our grounds. For more team away day ideas, enquire with us and we can help create a tailored package for your unique team building day.

Meeting rooms available

Each of our New Forest team away day venues offers a selection of rooms to stay in while with us, as well as meeting rooms onsite to ensure that every element of your team building day or extended retreat can be handled onsite or locally. From breakfast, through to team building activities, dinner times and the meetings in between, you’ll find all you need in our light and spacious, fully air-conditioned meeting rooms. 

We have a selection of meeting rooms across our venues: in Bartley Lodge there are 4 spacious meeting rooms able to hold 20 – 150 guests. Beaulieu Inn also has 4 meeting rooms that can seat 60 – 250 guests comfortably, and Burley Manor and Forest Lodge’s 3 meeting venues holding between 10 – 100 guests.

For more information regarding the meeting room facilities for your team away day, please get in touch. 

Bartley Lodge double room

The perfect places to stay for a Team Building Away Day

Across our locations we offer our guests a huge selection of charming rooms, exceptional leisure facilities and gorgeous local scenery and produce from our various onsite restaurants. When you arrive you can take full advantage of our onsite parking and EV charging facilities, as well as touring the grounds of your accommodation. Keep an eye out for the native New Forest ponies and other local species whilst exploring our grounds and gardens. 

You’ll find everything you need onsite, including wellness facilities in Burley Manor. Enjoy relaxing beauty treatments, massages, and other rejuvenating treatments designed to improve wellness and wellbeing. We also have some onsite restaurants, including our country style pub The Drift, and the award winning 1820.

Interior of The Drift
Food on a plate

On site dining

Our choice of onsite restaurants includes locally sourced British choices from the fabulous Bartley Lodge restaurant. As well as contemporary British and Mediterranean inspired plates from the Burley restaurant at historic Burley Manor, and some gorgeous country classics at The Drift, our charming country style pub which is just a stones throw from Beaulieu Inn. 

The menus include a variety of small and large plates, items from the grill, and vegetarian options, ensuring all members of your team can enjoy their dining experience when you visit us for your team away day.

Benefits of Team Building Away Days

Team building days are a fantastic way to offer your staff a retreat to celebrate their good work, as well as connect with their colleagues, strengthen bonds and improve communication. Colleagues will learn more about each other and get to connect in a different way than what the typical office allows. Successful team away days can have great knock on effects when returning to the office, boosting morale, productivity and efficiency. 

Stunning location for Team Building Away Days

The New Forest is around 2 hours outside of London with Bartley Lodge and Burley Manor just under 90 minutes from central London. Our most local neighbouring cities being Southampton and Bournemouth. Getting to us for your team building away day couldn’t be easier with the A31 and M27 nearby. Local train stations include Southampton Central, Brockenhurst and Ashurst railway station. 

Locally you will find a huge selection of things to do, with day trips to foodie spot Lyndhurst, the New Forest National park is also nearby and certainly not one to miss for those looking to absorb as much scenery as possible. Additionally, there is a selection of activity centres such as Tile Barn Outdoor Centre, gorgeous gardens like Furzey Gardens and nature reserves such as Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary.

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