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Messing about on the River

A unique experience in a unique environment.  The canal network spans the UK through large cities and beautiful countryside.  Why not exchange the board room for a boat.

Slow down and relax with your colleagues on a canal boat. Relationships grow stronger far away from fast paced office life. Team activities can range from the physical challenges of boat handling and navigating locks to cooking with limited resources or completing treasure hunts inspired by the surroundings. Individual programmes can be developed according to your team’s requirements.

Key Points

  • The constantly changing surroundings provide an inspiring back drop for discussions
  • Well suited to smaller groups
  • Complimentary refreshments provided on board
  • Teams of up to 10 can steer their own boats, with groups of up to 50 being chauffeured on larger vessels.
  • Multiple locations throughout the country from central London to deepest Wiltshire
  • The canal network includes numerous characterful pubs, picnic areas and artefacts

Activities include

  • Operating locks
  • Steering the boat/s
  • Tow path treasure hunts
  • Team challenges

Sample Format

09.00 – Welcome
Welcome and safety briefing

9.30 –   Training
Teams of up to ten set off on separate boats, each participant taking a turn to steer

10.00 – Start
One team operates the first lock, with other teams tackling subsequent locks

12.30 – Lunch
Moor up for picnic or pub lunch

13.15 – Afternoon Briefing
Teams are briefed for afternoon Team Challenge or Treasure Hunt

13.30 – Afternoon Challenges
Return to start completing team Challenges on route

16.30 – Finish
Debrief and depart