Discover the BEST 5 OUTDOOR VENUES FOR 2021 which we just love for summer events this year! Whether it’s for combining business and leisure, impressing your guests, rejuvenating a tired work team or simply indulging and relaxing, these venues can guarantee a superb experience. Being outdoors makes a big difference in bringing people together.
For charm and character…NORTON PARK – WINCHESTER
Norton Park Hotel Grounds
Winchester’s Norton Park has plenty of open outdoor space to offer. Situated on 54 acres of land within the nearby historic city, this property can cater for anything from an outdoor game of chess to a full-scale scavenger hunt or inflatable game set-up!
Aside from their outstanding conference facilities that cater for up to 340 guests, they specialise in delivering team bonding activities, engineered to fully motivate and inspire their guests with new and memorable experiences.
Coming from afar? Norton Park has a substantial bedroom offering. 165 beautifully presented bedrooms are available, along with a spa, health centre and restaurant.
Close to London… THE MANOR HOTEL – ELSTREE
Hop on a train for 25 minutes from Central London and you will find The Manor Elstree, set in the natural woodland of the Hertfordshire countryside. Boasting 10 acres of gardens, this Tudor-style mansion dating back to 1540 has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere to facilitate that great escape from the city buzz.
The new wing of the hotel is home to modern meeting rooms each of which benefits from natural daylight and air conditioning.
Relax and unwind on their intimate Terrace, whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings with panoramic views of London’s landmarks. It really is just a leap away!
To impress your guests… PENNYHILL PARK AN EXCLUSIVE HOTEL AND SPA – BAGSHOT
Pennyhill Park is a world-class hotel that will delight and surprise you. For pure indulgence and for creating a great impression, this property’s offering will surpass your expectations. Great outdoor space to relax in.
Within 25 miles from central London, and with easy transport links, this really is a must visit venue for any occasion from a residential conference to a private dining event.
Pennyhill Park has an allocated ‘activity meadow’ with a diverse offering of experiences, created to enhance bonds within your team such as motorised sports, human skittles, dodgems, shooting and duck herding. For something to rejuvenate a tired workforce, try their 3-hole golf course, tennis, croquet, archery and jogging trails.
For energising and entertaining… FIVE LAKES RESORT – MALDON
When you want to break away from the traditional away day activities you’ve tried before look no further than Colchester’s finest resort hotel nestled in the middle of 320 acres of impressive parkland.
Their comfortable rooms ensure guests can enjoy hours of activities or relaxation. Accommodating well for large or small groups, their impressive range of activities are truly for everyone. In addition to the on-site 18-hole golf courses, full-sized football pitches and tennis courts, their newest challenging team-building activities are treasure hunts, cocktail making and the Qube!
For charm and elegance… ETTINGTON CHASE – STRATFORD UPON AVON
The very elegant country house Ettington Chase, is located in the stunning Warwickshire countryside with its own 11 acres of grounds and 130 bedrooms. This venue successfully combines Victorian charm and character with modern comfort and convenience, rendering it a sociable and popular getaway venue for business and leisure.
Located in the heart of England, you can access Ettington Chase easily within a short drive from the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon or the M40. Choose from 15 event spaces for business before venturing out into their picturesque grounds for a little al fresco activity!