Sampson Hall use the unique surroundings of this beautiful 14th Century Castle for seminars, day courses, leadership and team cohesion events. This fantastic Castle, now a superb hotel, holds some fascinating historical artefacts. The ambience of its many and varied sized rooms provide some real synergy with the bespoke and unique training and development Sampson Hall provide.
Bowes Yard at Springwell near Sunderland was the site of a former colliery owned by the Bowes family with buildings dating back to 1826 and a private railway system which hauled coal from pit to port using rope hauled shunting. Bowes provides a rich trove of industrial railway history linking back to the Stephensons. Situated on a unique site offering genuine and challenging team building and leadership experiences that will be long remembered. Delegates learn whilst contributing to the upkeep of this Scheduled Industrial Monument and leave a lasting historical legacy having experienced a historical and unique learning environment.
The Raleigh Estate offers a superb location for team cohesion and development. A beautiful natural environment of private forests on the banks of the River Dart, the Estate affords a sheltered yet demanding environment which can facilitate activities from survival and bushcraft to less challenging outdoor experiences. The ability to operate and learn in an undisturbed natural environment close by in the town of Dartmouth with its Michelin starred restaurants and luxury hotels, affords a range of fascinating opportunities to deliver team cohesion outcome.
The Marine Safety Training Centre of South Tyneside College is one of the UK's premier centres for training in the field of marine safety and it has facilities to match. Sampson Hall have the expertise and knowledge to utilise these exceptional facilities to best effect in conducting practical teambuilding activities and exercises. You may have previously built an improvised raft and tested it on a pond or lake but would it have stood the rigours of an environmental pool providing sea state and weather simulation? The centre enjoys immediate access to the River Tyne and also has a range of other simulation facililties which can be utilised to test the cohesion and resilience of any team.
The Dartington Hall Trust is a pioneering charity − a place of experiment, enterprise, and education where the arts, social justice and sustainability come together. It occupies a 1200 acre estate which was bought in the 1920s by visionaries Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst as the base for an experiment in rural regeneration. The amazing variety of ancient and modern buildings, set in extensive grounds, provide a glorious setting which generate a socratic environment for inspirational thoughts and activities.
Sampson Hall can offer a true adrenalin filled leadership package which includes the excitement and precision of go kart racing alongside the requirement for teamwork. The Mansell Raceway at Dunkeswell is a fantastic venue for some fun whilst honing their leadership and teamwork. The venue has rich potential for both non racing related outdoor leadership experiential learning and more complex indoor simulated learning t. The outdoor track is 750m long, and provides the experience of racing against the elements in similar conditions to the professional racing formulas. Go karting requires strategy, skill, teamwork, tactics and speed all wrapped round an adeanalin filled occasion!
Sampson Hall can deliver a lifetime experience in Sub-Arctic paradise. South Norway’s high plateau and mountainous National Parks are legendary for their beauty, snow conditions and isolation. Reachable within 90 minutes of London airports, Norway offers an unrivalled training environment for the Company seeking something extra for its leaders or teams. Courses can be designed from the super-short 2 night experience through to a 5 day mini expedition. Trips are truly bespoke and are constructed in close consultation with the client - ensuring that the opportunity is fully maximized. Key to the experience is the careful management and monitoring of physical demand. The Royal Marines ethos and reputation was carved out in this environment and so can your companies future success be.
Where better to disappear from the rat race and ponder the future strategy of an organisation than South Norway’s famous Figgjo River. August and September are prime months for this river, and conditions allowing - we should see fresh salmon and sea-trout entering the beach pools ahead of their push into the mountains. The Sele experience sees up to 5 anglers/ board members settling into the beat’s (cosy) cabin on the Sunday afternoon, enjoying some good food and getting familiarized with the river ahead of the midnight start. Anglers are then free to fish as hard and as long as they wish - choosing when they want to break for discussions, meals, sleep, banter and a relaxing beer. In between fishing your mind’s fog will clear and plans and strategies will leap to the fore like the salmon you are seeking. Even the fishing experience will enhance the clarity of thought with Odd Somme, the Figgjo River’s Ghillie and Guardian - ensuring that fishing tactics and strategies match the river’s conditions and inspire your own.