Liven up your employees’ work-life balance and encourage your people to learn new skills and get inspired with new endeavours. Here’s a round-up of popular new employee experiences this month that you can gift as a corporate reward to increase employee engagement and motivation.
A great opportunity for your employees to experience the best of Sussex by visiting the Royal Pavilion, followed by a Cream Tea in Brighton’s Wine Cellar. With a colourful history stretching back over 200 years, The Royal Pavilion was initially built as a seaside pleasure place for King George IV. Since then, it has served as a civic building, First World War hospital and now become a true icon of Brighton. Effortlessly fusing Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China, your employees can explore The Pavilion’s vast array of furniture and works of art which include original pieces lent by HM the Queen. After marvelling at the Pavilion, the adventure continues heading to The Wine Cellar for a Cream Tea by tucking into a delectable scone with clotted cream and jam, paired with a pot of tea. Seaside days out don’t get much better than this.
Your team members will enjoy a warm welcome at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel for a night away in London, where a deluxe twin or double room awaits to keep them in comfort with this One Night London Boutique Escape for Two. The Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel is just a short distance from the shops of Oxford Street, bustling Covent Garden and the wider world of London via nearby Euston station (roughly 3 minutes’ walk away). Of course, should your team want to spend a lot of time in their room then they’ll need somewhere comfy to stay, and the deluxe double or twin room will come equipped with a 40 in LED TV, an iPod docking station and a personal Nespresso machine. After a quiet night’s sleep they’ll both get to treat themselves to both a continental and hot breakfast in the hotel’s Number Twelve restaurant.
Your colleagues will learn to create a culinary feast with the guidance of expert chefs with this Thai Cooking Masterclass with Welcome Drink for Two at Thaikhun. Things will kick off with a welcome drink each as the two recipients soak up the spectacular Thai bric-a-brac décor transported from the streets of Bangkok. Led by an industry professional, the private lesson will begin with an introduction to Thai ingredients and cooking before a demonstration from the chefs. Putting their new-found knowledge to the test, your colleagues will learn to cook a delicious main and starter each. Once the finished creations are ready, your colleagues can sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labour. With equipment and aprons provided, it’s sure to be a day to remember.
It’s time for your co-workers to escape to Alton Towers Resort this spring and get ready to experience Gangsta Granny: The Ride along with other delightful new rides and attractions from The World of David Walliams and for more laughs and thrills, at Britain’s greatest escape it’s time to spin back to the 80’s! Your recipients can join in the retrotastic vibes as they bounce, spin and fly on The Retro Squad, three new totally awesome and wickedly retro pop-up rides. Cowabunga! Are your co-workers bold enough to take on the Resort’s awesome choice of head-spinning, heart-pounding, world-class rollercoasters, like Wicker Man, Nemesis, Oblivion and The Smiler? Not forgetting all our fantabulous family faves, like CBeebies Land where families can now explore 14 CBeebies themed rides and attractions and meet some of CBeebies’ most popular characters.
Treat your Arsenal fans at work to this brilliant Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour with an Overnight Stay for Two. Your recipients can immerse themselves in the world of Arsenal F.C. on a behind-the-scenes tour, with a fantastic audioguide from Arsenal stars guiding them through the club’s history. With state-of-the-art attractions and historic memorabilia in the museum and never-before-seen footage at The Emirates – a must for any Gooner. Afterwards, a trip over to the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, where a deluxe twin or double room awaits. Just a short distance from Oxford Street and Covent Garden, this boutique hotel is the perfect place for a night away in comfort and style. In the morning there’ll be a continental and hot breakfast in the hotel’s Number Twelve restaurant.
Let your employees indulge in a delicious pairing of a British quintessential tradition and authentic Indian cuisine with this Prosecco Afternoon Tea for Two at Colonel Saab. Located in the heart of London, award-winning entrepreneur Roop Partap Choudhary has meticulously crafted a flavour-filled menu to enjoy whilst surrounded by a treasure trove of eclectic Indian art. Including a three-tiered feast of finger dhokla sandwiches, onion bhaija, scones, a selection of sweet treats and more. The fantastic food will be expertly paired with a variety of excellent chai and coffee as well as a glass of prosecco each as your employees toast to their unforgettable dining experience.
Gift your colleague and their loved one a relaxing evening together with a Romantic Date Night with Alpacas, Cream Tea and Prosecco for Two at Charnwood Forest. Offering an idyllic backdrop, the 110-acre farm in Charnwood Forest is the perfect place to unwind. Spend two hours in a countryside pasture with a group of alpacas, making friends and listening to their hums while taking in the country air and views. As part of the experience, the two recipients can indulge in a bottle of prosecco with two flutes, served alongside scones with jam and cream. This promises to be the ultimate romantic adventure for any animal-lovers.
Reward your team members with a day in the kitchen of the award-winning pâtissier and learn to bake like a master. Eric Lanlard has baked cakes for the likes of Madonna and the Queen Mother. Now your team can learn how it’s done with this One Day Baking Masterclass at the Cake Boy Emporium. Heading inside the luxury Battersea boutique, participants will receive a welcome breakfast before the class begins. There are many subjects to choose from, so your team members can focus their day on something they have a particular interest in, such as Cooking with Chocolate, French Bakery or Glamorous Cake Decorating. This wonderful experience even includes a delicious lunch with wine and, at the end of the masterclass, participants will receive a Cake Boy apron, recipe file and 10% discount to be used on the day to purchase tasty goodies.
Gift an epic family day out to a lucky co-worker with a Visit to LEGOLAND Windsor Resort for Four. With over 55 rides and attractions, there’s something for the whole family at LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort. The recipients can put their ninja skills to the test as they battle through ice, wind and fire with the NINJAGO heroes in a 4D interactive family ride. They can then board a magnificent LEGO dragon as they fly through the treetops, meeting lots of animated LEGO models along the way. Or maybe take the wheel on their very own electric car and work their way around the LEGO city roads, encountering traffic lights, roundabouts, LEGO policemen and even a speed camera! Guests can now also experience the incredible world of LEGO® MYTHICA. A parallel universe to ours, where LEGO creatures come to life. Full of epic adventures, powerful guardians and mysterious creatures all waiting to be discovered. The first theme park land of its kind anywhere on Earth.
Please the movie fanatics in your workplace with Picturehouse Cinema Tickets for Two Adults plus Popcorn. Unlike any other cinema, Picturehouse cinemas are nestled in the heart of their neighbourhoods, each distinctive and full of personality. With two standard 2D cinema tickets your employees can take a seat and sit back for a couple of hours of non-stop entertainment at their local Picturehouse. With 24 venues across the UK to choose from, rest assured they don’t need to travel far. No trip to the cinema is complete without popcorn so your employees can tuck into the classic movie snack as they immerse themselves in movie magic.
If you’d like to gift any of May’s best new employee experiences as a corporate reward or want to find out how we can support your employee engagement program, give us a call on 0330 111 3030 or contact us below: