So what is ‘team- building’? Team- building falls under incentives which encompasses training and away-days.  Team-building is generally received from an employer as a price for winning a competition related to their job or to encourage staff to meet certain business objectives.

Other event based activities focus on staff development, which have a primary focus to motivate staff in order to achieve goals or increase performance levels.

Why book a conference or team building event?

  • Good for moral
  • Helps build a good strong team
  • Rewards a team or can impress and entertain clients

What types of team-building options are there?

At Old Down Estate we have options from segways and clay pigeon shooting to survival training and colour consultations.
Fancy some team building with a difference? See below more information for what Old Down Estate has on offer:


Learn how to survive with an ex-military instructor.  The event follows survival psychology models and the Survival Plan used by the British Military; Protection, Location, Acquisition & Navigation.  You will compete head to head as teams to build the best survival camp and navigate your way to safety.

Digital Detox

Fancy 24 hours with no contact to the outside world, come to Old Down Estate learn survival skills, sit around the campfire and listen to ex-military servicemen tell you real life stories at our new survival camp in the estate woodlands.

Survive & Dine

Learn the lifesaving staples of fire, shelter, food and water – all blended together in a great team event.  Forage, prepare and cook your own food and eat it around the campfire… or head back for a spot of 5 Star luxury and team celebration.

Great Escape

Do your employees need to work on their team building, confidence and resilient skills? Then why not take part in our Great Escape where your teams will have to work as a team to solve the clues and escape from the pits of our dark gloomy cellar.


Find and negotiate the safe release of your Director, learn how to collect and process intelligence, formulate, implement and execute a plan to get your director to safety.

Other activities available:

  • Archery
  • Laser Clay Shooting
  • Segway Olympics
  • Segway Safari
  • Real Clay Shooting
  • Laser Tag Day Session
  • Paint-balling
  • 45ft Inflatable Obstacle Course +Gladiator Dual +Sumo Suite
  • Body Football
  • Fun Team Building to include +Land Raft Team Build +Mine field +Cannon Run
  • Interactive Treasure Hunt

Why not combine team-building with a meeting? At Old Down Estate we can cater for up to 150 delegates in our manor house and 60 in our barn. We also have exquisite catering and onsite accommodation.

How can we help you?  With a degree in Events Management and over 5 year experience working in the industry our Event Manager Lucy is on hand to organise everything for you.  She can organise your lunch, team-building, accommodation and lots more.  You can also use her experience to help and advise you to make your event the best it can be!

If you would like to arrange a viewing of the Manor please contact our Events Manager on 03447 769380