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What's Included

  • Exciting team challenge
  • Wetsuits & buoyancy aids
  • Building materials
  • Expert instructors
  • Expert tuition

1 hour


Minimum of 10


All year round





Dress code

Outdoor wear, towel, dry clothes

A sink or swim team building challenge to get your team away from their desks and onto the river.

What You'll Be Doing...

  • You'll meet your instructors for a quick briefing before splitting into your teams
  • Each team will be given a kit with everything they need to build their boat
  • Then it's time to discover how good your lateral thinking skills are as you race to build the best raft within the time limit
  • As there are no practice runs, this is a high pressure situation. Discover how well you've worked with your team as your boat takes to the water
  • Either you'll float... or you won't!?!

More About Raft Building...

Our raft building activity will see you require quick thinking, problem solving and great team work as you construct the best rafts to not just win the title but keep you from getting wet. You'll not just be under scrutiny of the expert instructors, you'll also be up against the clock as you race to make your craft workable and watertight.

Once you've separated into rival teams you'll receive your raft building kits and tools containing all the materials you'll need. You'll receive a few top tips from the instructors, and then it's down to business. Will you take your time to plan and be methodical (hoping you complete it in time) or will you leap into action and just get building?

Your team will have to use their collective wit and determination to create quite literally keep your team afloat. You can help encourage friendly interdepartmental rivalries or mix up your teams to create new working partnerships between different colleagues. And it's more than just staying dry, bragging rights will be on the line as well.

Communication and strong teamwork skills are crucial here, as if you get this wrong you'll definitely regret it once you've sunk into the potentially freezing waters below. However, if your raft sails across the lake with no problems whatsoever, you're sure to be left cheering in victory.

This activity really will emphasise team spirit, and whether your raft survives the float test, or you sink dramatically into the water, the most important thing is the ice-breaking journey you'll take as you build it.

Raft building guarantees fun, team bonding and a great chance for staff to really get to know each other away from the everyday working environment. This is one activity where success, as in business, really is a matter of sink or swim!

What They Said...

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"...From start to finish I had every confidence in the way my enquiry was handled. Very well organised throughout.
Looking forward to next year's trip..." - Clive Gardner | April 2017

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"...What we got was stellar accommodation, great customer service and total transparency combined
with unparalleled value for money!..." - Mark Thackwell | June 2017

Where Available...

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