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  • Challenge Wales - set sail for adventure on a 72ft round-the-world yacht
    Challenge Wales offers delegates a unique sailing experience around the Welsh coastline either for day trips or overnight trips. The vessel can cater for 12 guests and 6 crew and each trip can be tailored to the client’s needs. All funds raised from corporate bookings goes to the Challenge Wales charity that aims to help young people develop life skills including communication, responsibility and self esteem.  The yacht is ideal for corporate use whether for team building or as a high profile vessel for a corporate event. Based out of Cardiff Bay, alongside the M4, the boat is very easy to get to.
    www.challengewales.org 
     
  • Go Ape - high wire forest adventure
    Delegates have the chance to experience a high wire forest adventure using ladders, walkways, swings, bridges and tunnels in the forest canopy at 3 centres – Pembrey and Margam Park in south west Wales and Coed-y-Brenin in north Wales.

    The courses, that can be hired exclusively catering for up to 250 delegates, have on-site catering including breakfast bacon-rolls, picnic packed lunches and the day can be rounded off with a forest barbecue. On-site fully equipped meeting rooms are also available.
    www.goape.co.uk
     
  • Treetops - South Wales' Premier Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground
    Located near Newport in south Wales, delegates can try their hand at clay pigeon shooting, driving on the 4x4 course, shooting air rifles and archery in the tranquil setting of Treetops, near Newport it south Wales. 
    Light refreshments and sit down dining along with meeting facilities can also be provided.
    www.treetops-sporting.co.uk
  • Halcyon - Luxury 1920s Yacht
    Having recently been fully refurbished to reflect its 1920s heritage, the yacht can cater for up to 11 day delegates or eight overnight delegates. It’s based in Pembrokeshire but delegates can also board in other coastal locations including the capital’s Cardiff Bay.

    All corporate packages can be tailored for each client and can range from a silver service dinner while the boat is anchored to a motivation, sailing, team building day.
    www.halcyonyachtcharter.co.uk
  • Boulders - Wales' largest indoor climbing centre
    Delegates can also put their head for heights to the test at Boulders in Cardiff. The award-winning climbing centre has designed a range of physical activities, based on communication, working with others and problem solving, all geared towards exercising the mind and power of the team – rather than the fitness and physical strength of an individual.

    A meeting room is also available, seating up to 45 delegates theatre-style. The room includes a presentation suite, including laptop port, USB memory stick reader, DVD player, Surround sound and 50" flat screen.
    www.bouldersuk.com/
  • Guiness World Records Live! - the world's first record breaking team builidng activity
    A chance for everyone at your conference to have fun and become world record holders.  A mix of individual and team challenges which can take place anywhere, duration between 1-3 hours long and ideal for conferences and training days. 
    www.guinnessworldrecords.com
  • Bluestone - let's work and play
    Location, location, location…. That’s the all important element for any corporate event, meeting or incentive and Bluestone National Park Resort in West Wales is the perfect venue for such activities with its five star all-weather facilities.

    Bluestone can adapt to a clients requirements, from conferences and seminars, to staff activity away days and launches. Its main conference room can cater for up to 160 standing delegates and 140 seated and can be laid out in various formats depending on the occasion.  For those events that need a little bit more, it has more than 500 acres within its stunning and adventurous estate that allows for marquees and temporary structures. They even offer the option of exclusive use of the entire resort!

    It also has a range of facilities and activities, such as Camp Smokey, Blue Lagoon Water Park, The Well Spa, Carreg Las restaurant, pub, Steep Ravine and high ropes, to make any event very special.

    Bluestone is a five star destination with 280 luxury lodges, cottages and studio apartments capable of hosting 1,298 people with 643 guest rooms. Surrounding a private Welsh village, with its own restaurants, pub, shops, bakery and even an exclusive holistic spa, it’s the ideal for hosting large and small events for corporate or in-house events.
    www.bluestonewales.com/corporate  
  • Adventure Beyond
    Adventure Beyond can provide corporate days, events or activity challenges for corporate groups.  Examples include:
    - The Journey - A combined 10k canoe, 14km hike and raft race
    - Triple Treat Experience - canoe, mountian biking and hiking day
    - Robin Hood day - A 12km hike through our 'waterfall country' including four bushcraft work stations.
    Check out their website for more ideas.  They can also compile a bespoke event just for you. 
    www.adventurebeyond.co.uk
     
 
  • Dryad Bushcraft - begin your day with a shipwreck situation!
    Team spirit will be galvanized with a Dryad Bushcraft team building experience on the stunning Gower peninsula. It offers a range of challenging corporate development courses including 1 or 2 day survival and team building course, Gower castaway adventure and a 1 Day wildnerness gourmet course. www.dryadbushcraft.co.uk
  • Coasteering with Preseli Venture - guaranteed to get your heart pumping!
    Coasteering is a wild combination of scrambling, climbing, traversing, cliff jumping and swimming that was first developed in Pembrokeshire in the 80s and 90s and has now taken off all over the world.

    Preseli Venture in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park offer team building activities including coasteering, sea kayaking, ropes course, adventure hike, mountain biking and classic team building tasks. It also provides an alternative conference venue and meeting place.
    www.preseliventure-corporate.co.uk  
  • Quack Pack
    Quack pack involves just one man and his dog and a herd of sheep. Delegates watch, listen and then have a go at herding up the sheep by using just four commands. It can cater for up to 200 delegates at any one time and can either work one-to-one or in groups of 30 to 40 delegates.
    www.quackpack.co.uk
  • Cardiff International White Water
    CIWW, the Olympic-standard, award-winning white water rafting centre located in the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay, offers delegates the chance to participate in a range of team-building activities. Delegates can take part in full or half day courses choosing either flat or white water activities or a mixture of both.  There are three packages available - Away Day (half or full day), team development (1-5 days and Focus (bespoke package).  Activities range from canoeing, kayaking and white water rafting, gorge walking to team building and problem solving.  Conference facilities are also available.
    www.ciww.com
  • Eventus - treasure hunt events
    A treasure hunt is an old favourite for getting teams working together and having fun. It’s and outdoor team building activity that lasts up to half-a-day and for groups of between 6 and 150 "treasure-seekers". Eventus run their GPS Treasure Hunts all over the UK at various sites from villages, towns, country parks to cities. Specifically for Wales, they also offer other team building challenges including the Talybont Trail, Gower Coastal Challenge, Brecon Beacons Team Challenge, Narrowboat Event and Cardiff Treasure Hunts.
    www.eventus.co.uk 
  • Learn Bushcraft Skills in Snowdonia
    Graig Wen at Arthog and Firefox Bushcraft from Bontddu, both near Dolgellau, are inviting people to join them for a Wild Wednesday, a bushcraft event which will be held every Wednesday from April to September.  Learn skills from 
    fire-making to foraging and natural folklore.  It helps delegates to develop a sense of wellbeing, self reliance and kinship with nature. It’s the ultimate antidote to the stresses of modern life.  Firefox Bushcraft also tailors sessions to suit groups, from a Bushcraft Olympics afternoon to overnight sleep outs in the trees.   Half day bushcraft sessions at Graig Wen cost from £20 per adult 
    www.graigwen.co.uk
    www.firefoxbushcraft.co.uk   
  • Hit the Hills on a Mountain Bike
    Hit the Hills offer weekends in the best mountain biking locations across the UK; for groups and individuals of all abilities.   Overnight accommodation is in a bunkhouse, next to the best trails, and meals are also provided by their very own trained chef with access to locally sourced ingredients.   Team building and besoke packages are offered. 
    www.hitthehills.com 
  • Heatherton World of Activities
    Heatherton World of Activities, near Tenby in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, is available for the corporate market. Entertain clients or motivate your staff by giving them the chance to take part in team activities including Archery, Pistols, Laser Clays, Real Clays, Paintball, Tree Tops Trail and Karting. A conference room seating up to 20 people is also available. Visit their website for details of their exciting packages. They can also offer a bespoke package tailored to your needs. www.heatherton.co.uk
  • Zip World
    An exhilarating attraction in Bethesda, near Bangor, North Wales is the largest zip wire experience in the Northern Hemisphere and is set to see visitors fly through the skies for over a mile at speeds of up to 75mph.

    Located in the world’s largest old slate quarry, Zip World is a first for the UK and will take visitors over 700ft through the air above a mountain lake with panoramic views out over Snowdonia, to the Isle of Anglesey and even the Isle of Man on a clear day. 
    www.zipworld.co.uk

     

 

 

Sport 

 

 
  • Tour of Principality Stadium (formerly Millennium Stadium)
    Delegates can have a private tour of the 74,500 seater stadium. See the dressing rooms, hear the roar of the crowd and walk down the players' tunnel.

     
 
  • Play The 2010 Ryder Cup Course
    Wales hosted the prestigious Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort in 2010. The world’s sporting media heralded the country’s golf credentials while the Twenty Ten Course built specifically for the tournament challenged the world’s best golfers. It offers packages for companies and groups and will tailor a golf day to suit your needs. other activities include corporate golf tuition, challenging Adventure Golf and a High Ropes experience.  It has been voted the UK’s Best Conference Hotel for the fifth year running by industry experts and topped the poll once again in Conference & Incentive Travel magazine’s prestigious Hot List Awards. In 2011 it was also named Europe’s Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators and UK Sport Venue of the Year at the Sport Industry Awards.  www.celtic-manor.com   
  • The four-star retreat in the Vale of Glamorgan, which boasts award-winning golf courses, has teamed up with Cressey’s Surf Academy to give adventure-seeking guests a “totally awesome” surf and golfing experience. The breaks are designed for golfing fanatics who want to mix things up a little and swap the sand of the bunker for that of the beach. Each package provides two hours of surfing tuition, in groups of no more than 10, and all equipment and insurance is provided. Guests can strip off their wetsuits, don a pair of plus fours, and play a challenging 18 holes of championship golf on one of the longest courses in the UK. www.vale-hotel.com/Breaks/Surf-Hotel-Breaks
     

 

 

Food & drink

 

 
  • Llanerch Vineyard Cookery School
    Angela Gray (a food writer, broadcaster, consultant and former chef to the rich and famous) runs a cookery school at Llanerch Vineyard.  It offers an exciting programme of courses including corporate and bespoke days such as Kitchen Challenge; 'The heat is on!; Demonstration, Dine and Bake; and Culinary Wizards.  You can include overnight 5-star accommodation and wine tasting as part of your experience.  
    www.llanerch-vineyard.co.uk  
  • Llys Meddyg Foraging Workshops
    Llys Meddyg, a restaurant with rooms, is located in the small town of Newport in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and is offering annual Autumn and Spring 2-day foraging workshops. October and March are the months for harvesting wild food in Pembrokeshire. It includes a great introduction to the seashore, woodland and hedgerow foraging; a hands-on experience in the kitchen by learning how to preserve, create and cook; followed by a 3-course fine dining experience with a wild flavour! Llys Meddyg can also be hired exclusively, therefore a great incentive idea for the corporate market.  Max. 16 people per workshop.
    www.llysmeddyg.com



     
 
  • Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre
    The Penderyn Distillery is the only distillery in Wales and one of the few remaining independent distilleries. The venue has opened its doors to the corporate market offering tours and master classes to a select group of delegates. The tour takes delegates through the distillery, explaining the whisky-making process step by step giving an insight in to the complexities of distilling. The delegates will then be able taste the products learning to recognise the fragrances, nuances and flavours. Catering or meeting facilities can be arranged in conjunction at the local Glancynon Inn.
    www.welsh-whisky.co.uk 
  • Fishing and Foraging Wales
    Search for shellfish and seaweed or fungi and edible plants.
    The treasures that you will find in Pembrokeshire and the Gower paired with local ingredients are then prepared or cooked to a very high standard over open flames during the spring, summer and autumn. www.fishingandforagingwales.co.uk


    For more Welsh food and drink information take a look at our Food Factfiles.

     

 

 

Culture & Heritage 

 

 
  • Tour of Big Pit Mining Musuem
    Take a underground tour of Big Pit, a real coal mine, with a former miner.
    www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/bigpit/   
  • Putting on a show with the Welsh National Opera
    If you’re looking to add value to your event talk to The Welsh National Opera about their entertainment or audience engagement ideas. They offer solutions for conferences or meetings, team away days, official openings, celebrations or awards ceremonies and private recitals.
    www.wno.org.uk  
  • Sing and Inspire
    There’s always something a little special going on in Wales. Wales is known as the Land of Song so it’s entirely appropriate that Sing and Inspire in Cardiff has been set up to train, motivate and develop people in business through song. It offers a unique experience that is proven to help develop confidence, body language, presentational skills and dealing with stress.
    www.singandinspire.com 
  • Big Beat
    A creative company offering rhythm/music based team building experiences including dynamic percussion, dance and music sessions, conferences, away days, launches or themed events. They cater for large and small groups for 1 hour to whole day packages tailored to suit your needs.
    www.bigbeat.biz  
  • Cardiff Castle dinners and tours
    There are many options available at Cardiff Castle to hold your reception, product launch, meeting, dinner or lunch. The Undercroft is one of the oldest parts of the castle and is also the setting for the castle’s popular Welsh Banquets. It has its own private bar and reception area. The Guest Tower Rooms is an exclusive self contained suite offering a flexible space for business meetings and dinners. The new Interpretation Centre can also be adapted to hold your event with panoramic views of the castle grounds from the roof-top terrace. Why not combine your event with a tour of the castle. The Premium Tour taking up to 45 minutes offers a guided tour led by expert castle guides. Tours can be led in English, Welsh, French and Spanish. The Curator Tours taking up to 2 hours is ideal for groups who wish to learn more about the decoration of the castle, its history and the work of William Burges. Tours must be booked in advance.
    www.cardiffcastle.com

     
 
  • Private carriage at Ffestiniog Railway
    The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have joined together, creating the longest heritage railway route in Britain. They offer an opportunity to hire a private carriage with catering options – booking is essential well in advance. Delegates will travel through the stunning Snowdonia National Park from Caernarfon to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
    www.festrail.co.uk
  • Retracing the footsteps of Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas is Wales’ best known and most celebrated writers. During his career Thomas also wrote short stories, film scripts and radio shows, including the "play for voices," Under Milk Wood, first performed in 1953 and published in 1954.  Wales will be celebrating his centenary -100th anniversary of his birth - in 2014. Explore the life, poetry and stories of this turbulent Welsh writer around South and West Wales. Feel the inspiration rising from the landscapes, the towns and the people he loved and used in his work. Follow the trails of his early years, his family life, his joy and his sadness and pay tribute to his talent. Find out more on our Dylan Thomas fact file.
  • Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language and Heritage Centre
    Combine your meeting or event and offer your delegates the chance to have fun learning some Welsh phrases. The refurbished Victorian village offers conference facilities for up to 350 delegates. Accommodation is also available in the refurbished Victorian quarry cottages. The village can also be hired exclusively.
    www.nantgwrtheyrn.org  
  • Welsh Rarebits
    The Welsh Rarebits latest brochure is now available with a unique collection of 46 one-off gems. They now offer gift vouchers, a great way to incentivise staff who can take their pick of one of many luxury, boutique and country house hotels in the stunning scenery of Wales.
    www.rarebits.co.uk  



     

 

 

Ghost tours & murder mystery

 

 
  • Tredegar House Ghost Tours
    Take a tour around the impressive state rooms and the servants’ quarters to discover what life was like for those who lived in 17th century house. The library is said to be the most haunted part of the ancestral home of the Morgan family.
    www.newport.gov.uk 
  • Plas Mawr Ghost Tours
    Be scared....  Plas Mawr in Conwy has many secrets and stories to tell.  Blodwen, the maid, explores the hidden crevices and throws light on the mysteries associated with this grand Elizabethan residence.  The hour long tour can accommodate up to 22 people.  Private tour requests are also considered.  
    Plas Mawr Ghost Tours


     
 
  • The Creepy Cardiff Ghost Tour
    A walking tour starting outside the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff and lasts approximately one hour. Winding its way through the beautiful white stone buildings, you'll hear stories of hauntings, dragons, reincarnation, and even visit the burial place of Queen Boadicea.
    www.creepycardiff.com  
  • Cardiff History and Hauntings
    Take a ghost walk of Llandaff, an ancient village just outside Cardiff.  It's a fun, informative and scary tour through the nooks and crannies of the old city.  Private tours are available.  www.cardiffhistory.co.uk

     

 

 

Other 

 

 
  • Helicopter flight with Fly Heli Wales
    From its base at Haverfordwest airport in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Fly Heli Wales offer tailor made flights to suit customer needs, from pleasure flights to corporate charter.   Their luxurious Bell Jet Ranger 206 BIII helicopter can carry up to 4 passengers. 
    www.heli-airwales.co.uk
     
 
 

 

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