For a glimpse into life in the Dales, visit the home of Yorkshire’s favourite soap, rewarding the team with a guided tour of the Emmerdale studios. In this unique team building activity, you can discover industry secrets inside working and replica sets at the ITV studios in Leeds, getting an insider view into how the cast and crew create its gripping storylines – giving your team ideas for honing your own brand story. While a look at authentic costumes and props, and a professional photo opportunity on the most iconic sofa in soap-land offer ample opportunity for amusing social media collateral.
You can even make a day of it by heading to the Harewood Estate to explore the Emmerdale Village where the soap is brought to life, touring the exterior sets of The Woolpack, Café Mainstreet and David’s Shop, all set amid the backdrop of the stunning Yorkshire countryside. Leeds Train Station is a 20-minute taxi ride from the AIM gold-accredited Weetwood Hall Conference Centre, the meeting point for the village tour, giving you the chance to mix business with leisure with its choice of 35 conference and seminar rooms.
Unique Team Building in the North East of England
North East England is known as the birthplace of the railway, as it’s here, around Newcastle, the world’s first tramways were laid and the world’s first public railway between Stockton and Darlington chugged into life. At Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, you can take your team back in time to experience the earliest steam railways first-hand.
Knowledgeable demonstrators will take you through the history, before letting the office loose behind the wheel of its early 19th century replica steam engines, Puffing Billy or Steam Elephant. They can even have a go at driving Beamish’s fleet of beautifully restored trams, spending the evening travelling around the 1.5-mile circular track through the mock 1900s town, as an enjoyable way of testing how your staff handle steaming out of their comfort zone to learn (old!) new skills.
Unique Team Building Activities in Sheffield
The steel industry that forged the city during the 19th and 20th centuries has roots going back to Roman times. The Templeborough steelworks, once the largest electric melting shop in the world, now plays host to Magna Science Adventure Centre, giving your team the chance to step back into the world of the steel mills.
The spectacular Big Melt Show, an electric arc furnace brought to life with light, sound and special effects, is one of many jaw-dropping exhibitions to explore, while £46 million project, The Abyss offers a thrill-seeking experience using the breath-taking structures of the steel works. From zip wiring to abseiling, free-falling to bungee jumping, all set in semidarkness complete with dry ice and special effects, you can see how your team handles adrenaline. After this, deadline day will seem like a walk in the park.
Unique Team Building Activities in Hull & East Yorkshire
For centuries, the rich waters of the East Yorkshire coastline have provided a livelihood for countless generations. The Sea Centre for Life Scarborough stands as a testament to the North Sea fishing industry that built a region – however it estimates that up to eight million tons of plastic waste end up in our oceans each year, killing millions of marine creatures.
As a conservation charity, Sea Life Trust works to protect marine life, its beach clean mornings offering a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate to clients and employees your brand cares about our oceans. So why not encourage your team to help protect native marine life, working together to clean up the coastline, while getting to know each other better outside the office environment. All equipment is provided, all your team will need to bring is their enthusiasm. All volunteers are rewarded with a free day entry ticket to Sea Life – a great way to cap off an away day with a difference.