Canoe Trail has run corporate team building days for a wide range of local businesses and blue chip companies from across Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and the surrounding counties. We tailor each booking and event to meet the needs and objectives of the group. We can cater for a wide range of activities both on the water and on land at our private riverside woodland including zorbing, bushcraft, canoeing, kayaking, team challenges, low ropes, orienteering. Giant SUP races, SUP's, raft building, river crossing and plenty more besides. We can provide simple woodland BBQ's through to finer dining under the beautiful canopy.
We have provided activities and team building events for
- Hyundai with adventurer Andy Torbet
- Cambridge University Boat Race Team
- Support Sport Group (SSG)
- Ordnance Survey
- American Express
- Team Beds and Luton (County Sports Partnership)
- Regional Health Service
- Alpheus Environmental (part of Anglian Water)
to name a few.
We have hosted groups and companies from London, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Cambridge, South Coast and beyond for team building activities. Some of the companies we have hosted:
Our coaches are experienced at providing fun and challenging activities allowing teams to work together, complete tasks and develop skills. Through our partner organization www.inspiredlife.org we can also provide access to a wide range of inspirational speakers including Olympians, artists, musicians, adventurers who can also add a real ‘wow’ factor to the day.
We can use our woodland for low ropes and team building activities or roll out the zorbs which make an event unique memorable and exciting. We have a wide range of problem solving activities and team challenges to help develop decision making skills, leadership and high performing teams.
Food options include free range locally sources BBQ and campfire gourmet through to scheduling the day to include a visit to one of our local restaurants either on the river bank or close by.
Why not contact us to discuss what you are looking for and what options we can provide to ensure an inspiring and memorable team building day for your company or organization.
You can read a more detailed explanation of some of the Corporate Activities we have on offer below:
Duration of paddling from half day to multi day trips with different activities
It is literally that flexible, chose the time you want to paddle for and range of activities from archery to low ropes to bushcraft and team games. Taster paddling sessions or longer journeys to our secluded woodland provide a real adventure and challenge as a stimulus for new ideas and improving team work. It is viewed as something a bit different from the usual working day and office environment.
Watersports Activities including kayaking and canoeing,
Our range of watersports activities allows you to mix and match 2-3 activities offering an adventure paddling journey by canoes, kayaks or SUP’s , We can also organise canoe or kayak racing, raft building challenges and other watersports for your event.
Guides and instructors or Go Free Range
You can explore under your own steam following some simple bank tuition or opt for a guide to share part or all of the journey with you. Typically corporate events enjoy using our coaches and guides to help manage the group and allow better teamwork and fun.
Free range and locally sourced foods
We can provide yummy food options with free range meat and goodies supplied from our local farm shop. You can use our industrial sized campfire grills and dutch ovens as well as trying some of our unique campfire recipes including Muffin Oranges, bread sticks, Smoors and squeaky cheese burgers.
Raft Building Challenge
Raft building is a great team building activity for corporate groups and events. We have raft building kits with large plastic barrels, spars and plenty of rope. This provides a great team challenge with groups either working to the clock or with a structured session. We also have wetsuits and all the necessary kit for the test pilots to race.
Canoe Trail has two Giant SUP XL Boards which make for a great fun team building activities for corporate events and groups. Teams of 6 or 8 can paddle them around a slalom course or race them on flat water. Racing on the Giant SUP’s is usually competitive and a great laugh with teams working together to paddle forward, turn and race a course.
We can provide archery as another great team building event for corporate events. You can shoot for fun or we can organise a mini archery competition to provide a bit of spice to the activity.
We can also provide simple bushcraft challenges from Kelly Kettles to shelter building and of course the infamous river crossing. Our instructors have a wide range of experience with adventurous activities, survival challenges and bushcraft.
Through our sister company Inspired Life CIC we have access to over 50 inspirational speakers including Olympians, Paralympians, adventurers and artists. They are all used to delivered inspirational talks and keynotes for companies and events.
Low ropes and team building games
We have infinite possibilities on our low ropes course as we set it up in our woodland each time. We can create different rope based courses with different challenges and problems to overcome including simple rope bridges, commando crossings, Tyrolean single ropes and various scrambling and balancing challenges.
We link this section with our team building games which introduce a competitive and fun element to the day with teams competing for prizes or bragging rights.
Woodland Cinema Experience
We can provide Woodland movies using our generator and projector set up with popcorn available on the open fire. We can provide some popular films or you can choose your own movie.
Residential options with wild camping
Some of our corporate events and teams opt for a night in our woodland campsite as part of their adventure. We can also provide options for local accommodation including the lodges at Clophill Heritage Trust and some other unique settings. Some groups opt for a local hotel or B & B rather than go for the hammock trees or fresh air experience. You let us know and we will sort it.
Provision of camping equipment
Canoe Trail has a broad range of camping equipment and tents including our popular tepees which accommodate 8-10 people in a traditional wigwam style tent through to Force 10 Everest Style Geodetic tents in 2,3 and 5 person configurations. You can opt to have your tents erected and kit delivered (for an additional charge) allowing you to ‘Lilly dip’ your way paddling to your campsite
Campfire minstrels (with professional musicians)
We have provided campfire musicians or minstrels as we prefer to call them to add a bit of music and singing to your corporate event. This has proven a real hit with teams and something to remember.
Jo Burke – 5 star Review
"Just had an amazing afternoon canoeing with friends from work. Would highly recommend and we want to book again soon. Thanks for the memories you have just created. Really ache now, but so worth it!!"