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One Year Of Highlights At Go Ape

  • Sophie
  • 20th December 2016
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This year we've been busy little monkeys.

We've worked hard and played even harder. We made sure that team building was at the forefront of our days out, with a healthy dollop of adventure thrown in too. Here are just some of Go Ape's highlights from the memorable year that was 2016.

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January - Air Space launches in Wolverhampton


After a successful launch, we left head office on a road trip to test out our new freestyle fitness classes at Air Space.

February - Sharing the love


Every February we go to all 30 of our sites to catch up with the teams and plan for the year ahead. Some face to face time is so beneficial in keeping a strong team.

March - Only the Brave


A 5 mile obstacle course that isn't for the faint-hearted. We attacked this challenge as a team and came back (sorer) and stronger than ever!

April - Managers Meeting with a difference


Our managers meetings are never all business. We take this time to bond with the whole company. Que raft building and kayaking in the Forest of Dean.

May - Filming the Go Ape tribe video


We were asked to reflect on our time being part of the Go Ape tribe (all captured on camera). Sometimes you need to take a walk down memory lane to remind you how much you love your team.

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June - The 3 Peaks Yacht Race


Intense and competitive. Our directors were tasked with 389 miles of sailing, 18 miles of cycling and 72 miles of running up 3 mountain peaks of Britain. A grueling challenge that they took on with all of the teams support.

July - Feedback that warms the heart


We love it when we hear back from our customers about our team days out. Yale's case study brought a tear to our eye and reaffirmed why team building is so important.

August - A Go Ape wedding


One of our own got married and we were all invited. Spending time with your tribe outside of work is a lovely way to show that you don't just appreciate one another as colleagues, but also as the awesome individuals they are.

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September - 20 mile charity walk


The whole of Banana HQ put on their out of offices and trekked 20 miles for the Outward Bound Trust. A great opportunity to talk to every member of the team, swap stories they may not know about you, and complain about your chaffing.

October - 4 x 4 off road driving


There was a lot of trust and mutual support as we drove down ditches, over hills and at 45 degree angles through the forest.

November - Nomination Station


We were nominated as the Best Team Building Attraction in the World and we made it to the final four! Watch this space to see if we win before the year is up.

December - Swapping Secret Santa gifts


We're spreading the Christmas joy and showing our colleagues just how well we know them. Gift swapping is accompanied by a team Christmas luncheon so we can wish each other well over the Christmas period.

What is your plan for 2017 looking like? Have you included team building as part of your schedule? Perhaps it's time to get out of the office and up into the trees. Request a quote for an adventurous team day out right here.

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