Macdonald Kilhey Court - one of
Lancashire's top business hotels - is encouraging businesses to
take the Segway to Success and challenge themselves in a selection
of weird and wonderful outdoor experiences to bond as a team.
After speaking to top Lancashire business clients, and getting
feedback that they wanted more exciting corporate activities, the
four-star hotel is offering outdoor team-building
activities to get guests out of the boardroom and outside in
the acres of woodland garden dotted with lakes.
In the Segway to Success, guests receive one to one tuition on
how to handle a Segway - a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric
vehicle - and take the tricky challenge of steering the vehicle
along a track and working as a team.
Martin Jones, General Manager at Macdonald Kilhey Court, said:
"Our clients told us that they want something different when it
comes to team building and our unique selling point is our
beautiful expansive grounds in the Lancashire countryside. We hope
that by combining these two things, we've come up with the key to
unforgettable business events in Wigan.
"Experiential teambuilding, where delegates are asked to step
out of their comfort zone, is growing increasingly popular and is
expected to remain so in 2015.
"Segways are a unique experience and challenge the body and the
mind and help them think out of the box, which are of course key
skills for business. Delegates tell us that the experience
helps them bond as a team through learning and feel refreshed and
revived for success in the boardroom."
Other opportunities, to step away from the boardroom and
challenge both the mind and body, include archery and playing
Bubble Football, where teams are strapped into a giant bubble to
battle it out in a 5 a side match.
There are also James Bond-style Boot Camp Assault Courses and
It's a Knock Out activities and, most importantly for a Scottish
Hotel group, Highland Games adventures.
Indoor activities include a Treasure Hunt, a bespoke quiz and
Chocolate Making, where a team is given a variety of ingredients
and materials to create their own personal chocolate box.
Martin Jones said: "Each activity gives companies the chance to
bring their employees closer together and build trust. It also
gives them the chance to get out of the office and have a bit of
For more information on the team building opportunities visit www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/KilheyCourt