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Bringing your people together

At our purpose-built training centres in Reading and Burton Upon Trent, Grahame Robb Associates (GRA) provide a wide range of fun and challenging outdoor and indoor corporate team building activities – perfect for your next conference, staff activity day, away trip, or kick-off meeting. We can also offer mobile team building events at your offices or at a location of your choice.

Please get in touch for more information.

Our team building activities

GRA’s team building activities have something for every taste, age, ability, and walk of life, from table-top exercises and team-based problem-solving activities to adrenaline-fueled adventures involving climbing walls and high ropes – and everything in between!

Your options at each centre include:

High ropes course
Low ropes course – like high ropes but closer to the ground!
Archery
Team-based laser combat
Freefall powerfan experience
Crate stack challenge
40-foot climbing walls
Team initiative tasks including GPS orienteering and bushcraft 
Indoor team building activities

To find out about our activities in more detail, go to our activities page.

Tailored team building days for your business

We work with each customer to put together a tailored team building package that takes people outside of their day-to-day and helps them bond with their colleagues in a new and exciting environment, resetting relationships, deepening interpersonal understanding, and ultimately helping people work better together.

Whether you are looking for a one-off event to celebrate a special occasion, unwind after a conference, or to strengthen team relationships on a more regular basis, we provide a custom service that fits with your needs, budget, and schedule.

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'Challenge by Choice'

Our team building activities are designed to be enjoyed by and be accessible to all participants, which is why we recognise that everyone is challenged by new situations in different ways and to varying degrees.

We are also aware that many team building activities can create peer or instructor-led pressure, in which people feel pushed into doing things they don't really want to do. It is important to us at GRA that we operate a strict Challenge by Choice policy, where the level of participation is set solely by
the individual.

Our responsibility is to create a safe environment that enables people to stretch their comfort zone without physical or emotional discomfort or panic. While people are encouraged to take part and enjoy themselves, at no time is anyone persuaded to go beyond the boundaries that they set for themselves.

Locations 

Our team building packages are available at various locations:

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St. George’s Park Outdoor Leadership Centre - Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire

A fully equipped sports training and corporate events facility set within the Football Association’s National Football Centre and the home of England's teams.

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Wokefield Estate Outdoor Learning Centre - Reading, Berkshire

Stunning outdoor events and conferencing centre set within 15 acres of mature woodland and situated alongside De Vere’s 18th-century country mansion house.

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Your own business premises or a location of your choice

Our events team has the resources to conduct a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities at a location of your choice if you would like to hire or use your own venue. Restrictions may apply depending on the facilities available.

Find out more

To find out more about our team building packages, please complete the form on this page in as much detail as possible and a colleague from our outdoor team will be in touch. Alternatively, you can call us directly on 01962 779911, or email enquiries@gra.uk.com

What activities do you offer?

GRA offer a wide range of team building activities. To find out more about what activities we offer go to our activities page.

Do you run both indoor and outdoor activities?

Yes, we have an excellent range of both indoor and outdoor team building activities that range from physical, to non-physical. To find out more about what activities we offer go to our activities page.

Do you offer activities that cater to people of all abilities?

Yes, we have a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities that are both fun and inclusive for everyone. Whether you’re looking for desktop puzzles and team problem-solving exercises or adrenaline-fuelled activities like laser combat and high ropes, or something in between, we can cater your team building package to suit you.

GRA also operates a strict ‘challenge by choice’ policy which you can find out more about via our team building page.

Will you still run outdoor activities if it's raining?

Yes, we run outdoor activities come rain or shine, and provide wet weather gear should you happen to be with us on a soggy day! Occasionally there are weather-related circumstances that can prevent us from running outdoor activities such as lightning, very high winds or freak weather conditions, however, we will always assess this on a case-by-case basis and will never put any of our delegates or staff outside in unsafe conditions.

If you have a team-building event booked with us and are worried about how weather conditions may affect you, please give us a call on 0118 230 8119.

How many people can you accommodate at any one time at your training centres?

Our centre in Reading at Wokefield Estate can hold up to 300 people at any one time, while our centre at St George’s Park can hold up to 150 people at once.

Please note that if you are wanting us to run a team-building event for you at, or close to our threshold numbers, then this usually requires you to have exclusive access to our centre which is availability and cost dependent.

Over what durations do you run your team building events?

Typically, we offer our team building packages over durations of 3 hours, half a day, a full day, or multiple days.

If you are looking to include some of our activities as part of your conference, then our conference energisers are typically 60-90 minutes.

What happens if someone in the group has a fear of heights, can they still participate in your outdoor activities?

Yes, we offer plenty of activities that don’t involve heights. We can also teach people the art of belaying and spotting their teammates who do want to participate in high ropes activities so everyone is involved even if they aren’t taking part in a particular activity in the traditional sense.

When booking or enquiring with us, please let us know if you have any specific needs or concerns and we can talk you through the best team building package for you.

What are your policies and procedures when it comes to health & safety, insurance, risk assessments, etc?

At GRA we take the health and safety of our delegates and staff extremely seriously and we have an impeccable record to show for it. If you are thinking about booking a team build with us or have an existing booking and want to understand more about any of the above, please give us a call on 01962 571008 and we will be more than happy to provide any information you need.

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