Createful's Big Day Out
As you might be aware, we're incredibly proud of our corporate team building days here at Go Ape.
We think there's no better way for a group of workmates to bond, laugh and shake off their worries as they tackle the tightropes, obstacles and zip wires on one of our Tree Top Adventures - in fact, we've seen it happen countless times over the years!
Bournemouth-based creative agency Createful was one of the more recent companies to enjoy a well-earned day off work in the trees.
They wrote a brilliant blog piece on the experience - including some fab photos of lots of smiling faces! - so we thought we'd share some of their highlights with you!
Their annual summer team day took place this year at our site in Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset. It seems like they picked the right day for it as the sun was shining (although once you're in the trees, you needn't worry too much about the weather!).
After gliding through the forest on a convoy of Segways - they chose the more difficult route through the trees, go team! - with a Go Pro strapped to their creative director's head, the colleagues stopped for a much-deserved ice-cream break before gearing themselves up for the Tree Top Adventure.
Their Go Pro may have run out of battery by this point, but the gang was still full of adrenaline and ready for their next challenge.
The great thing about our courses is that you can choose the 'easy route' or the more difficult route, meaning that each member of the Createful team was able to choose the level that felt right for them. And there's no shame in choosing the 'easy route', it's still quite a task for most people!
Having worked up a decent appetite in the trees, the Createful tribe enjoyed one final treat from their managing director: a BBQ lunch in one of our forest shelters, complete with a game of giant Jenga (which no BBQ should be without, obviously).
So, what did the tribe learn from having a day away from their screens? As their blog post mentions, they all agreed that they now want to own a Segway! But aside from that, the experience revealed that they are great working as a team.
In fact, client delivery manager Nicole writes: "I honestly think the only reason I got through the whole course was because of everyone's help and encouragement. We really, worked as a team."
We're so glad you enjoyed your day with us, Createful - perhaps we'll see you again next year (or sooner?!).
Check out this awesome video from their day:
Do you wish to bring your tribe together as a team, and give them a day out they'll never forget? With 30 Go Ape sites across the country (and counting!), no matter where your business is located you're never too far from the opportunity to break out of the office and get your tribe up into the trees!