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Five ideas for team away days in Basingstoke and Deane

Looking for a way to get the team together and socialise? Or perhaps you just want to get out of the office for a bit of brainstorming? We’ve put together some ideas to get you started on your journey to planning a great event for everyone to enjoy.

1. Head to a hotel and enjoy arranged team building events

For a hassle-free away day, head to a local hotel where you can enjoy some pre-arranged activities certain to entertain staff.

Hampshire Court Hotel has plenty of indoor space for team building events. They work with two partners, Off Limits and Zest ME to deliver events to motivate and inspire. The venue provides complimentary car parking and free WiFi.

The 315-acre grounds of Oakley Hall Hotel are perfect for team building events. They offer archery and clay pigeon shooting on-site and work with several local events companies to deliver lots of other activities including motorised sports and giant inflatable assault courses! They can also arrange coach services if required.

Audley’s Wood Hotel has a range of packages at varying price points. They have large grounds and indoor and outdoor options of activities.

Oakley Hall Hotel

2. Try something a bit sporty

For a sporty away day you can hire the driving range or nine-hole golf course at Basingstoke Golf Centre. Complete their enquiry form to find out more.  Beginner group golf lessons are available at Sandford Springs for groups of up to eight people with their PGA professional teachers. Or maybe adventure golf is more you and your team’s thing! Enquire about group events at Knights Realm Adventure Golf for an epic game of 18-hole crazy golf!

Hollywood Bowl based on the Leisure Park offers team event packages including bowling, food and drinks. Or for an adrenaline rush take a look at iFLY which offer private and exclusive flight packages for up to 13 people.

Sandford Springs

3. Exercise the brain and work as a team

Nothing builds teams like working together to solve clues and conundrums to escape a room in 60 minutes. Get the team together at the Escape Hunt in Festival Place. You can book for 24 people across four rooms on the website. For larger numbers you’ll need to give them a call. At Exciting Escapes, based at the Top of Town, you can have 60 people on site with 45 playing at one time. They offer three different packages for you to choose from with different amounts of playing time.

Escape Hunt in Festival Place

4. Do some good with a spot of volunteering

For something a bit different, you could work as a team volunteering. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has corporate volunteering opportunities to help look after green spaces. It can be a great way of getting staff involved as well as doing something good for the environment. Businesses can get in touch with the Ranger team to book work parties by emailing

Alternatively get in touch with Basingstoke Voluntary Action which connects businesses with good causes.

5. Be inspired by a beautiful venue

Why not hire a lovely space and organise your own event? Whether you are looking to do some team building activities or just an inspiring place to get out of the office, catch up and plan you’ll find somewhere in Basingstoke and Deane that meets the bill!

The Walled Garden at Down Grange is a beautiful and inspiring outside spot that can be hired exclusively. The Bothy has a kitchenette and toilets and the outdoor space has room for a marquee. If you’re interested in booking the Walled Garden, you can email

Silchester Farm has a number of different indoor spaces that can be hired with capacity ranging from 50 to 140 people. They also have landscaped gardens and courtyards that provide ideal al fresco meeting opportunities for something a little more laid back.

Whitchurch Silk Mill, a heritage working mill nestled in Whitchurch, is an ideal place to hold team days. With access to an activity area indoors that seats up to 50 people and picturesque outdoor spaces by the River Test, the Mill is certainly a memorable place to hold your event. They can provide a variety of catering choices and equipment such as PA system, projector and more. There is also lift to access the higher floors of the building. For more information regarding costs, availability and to discuss your event needs you can contact staff at the Mill by email

Silchester Farm

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June 2023, updated May 2024

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