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Spring Time

Team Building in Perth and across WA in the Spring is superb.

Getting outdoors with your team and tackling some interesting problem solving challenges is a great way to build relationships to develop greater efficiencies in your business as well as rewarding your staff with a fun and engaging day.

Merribrook Corporate Outdoors runs programs across the State including at our Retreat in Margaret River, in the Swan Valley, Fremantle,  Mandurah, Perth CBD or the destination of your choice.

We offer a range of programs to suit your objectives, budget and group size.

Please contact one of our friendly staff today to find out more on 089 755 5599.

Winter Programs

For those of you who don’t want to brave the cooler weather in the winter months, but are still looking for a fun and creative team building event for your group… look no further than Merribrook’s Creative Art Team Building Workshop.

Designed for small or large groups this activity is a lot of fun and tends to uncover many hidden talents.

Alternatively why not consider an indoor Team Games and Challenges session.

Contact one of our friendly staff today to discuss your objectives on 089 755 5599.

 

Rottnest Island

An Iconic Destination

Merribrook Corporate Outdoors runs programs across WA. We are often asked by potential clients if we run events on Rottnest Island and the answer is YES!

Rottnest Island is an iconic and relaxed place and great for groups offering a destination experience for international guests, for teams who want to get out of Perth for the day and for groups wanting to conference and incorporate some fun activities to break the ice.

With a range of Transportation Options (Charter or Ferries), Accommodation Venues (Rottnest Lodge, Rottnest Hotel, Camp grounds, Kingston Barracks and the vast range of Villas and Cabins etc) there are options to suit most budgets. Conference Venues and catering are also available and of course the many unique spaces for team building activities offer a beautiful backdrop to enhance a fun day.

A great program for Rottnest Island is the Safari Challenge.

Recently we met a group of 35 people on Thomson Bay Main Jetty where they disembarked from an APACHE charters boat they took from the city, enjoying morning tea on the way. We assigned teams and briefed the group on their activity.

Their mission: to earn as many points as possible in a designated timeframe.

Groups visited a number of places across the island, undertaking team building challenges, taking photos and solving cryptic clues. It was a fun, yet hot day and teams rose to the challenge with some exceptional scores being achieved.

We can tailor a program to suit your groups needs and budget. Whether you want to include bikes, water challenges or enjoy the scenery on foot this program is a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of Rottnest.

There are a few additional costs to keep in mind with this location including freight costs and staff transportation, catering and accommodation fees (if an overnight stay is required). However if the budget allows it makes for a great day out.

Suzanne Clarke

Calling all Small Businesses

Do you run a small business and think your team is too small to consider team building?

Well here at Merribrook we work with small groups of 5 – 10 people on a regular basis.

Being a small business ourselves we understand your need for a return on investment from your team building session which is why we work with you to design a program to best suit your individual business objectives, outcomes and budget.

A great experience for a small team on a small budget is our team games and challenges session combined with our creative art session. You only need 2 – 4 hours to offer your team an opportunity to have some fun, possibly get off site (or we can come to your premises) and get to know each other better through a range of different activities.

In the past 2 weeks we have run two of these programs.

For our first Perth based client the objective was to tap into the creative side of the group in preparation for a brainstorming and strategy meeting following the session.

Our other group was looking to do something completely different from the normal working day (accounting), outside the office (at beautiful Merribrook Retreat, Margaret River) and involving a lot of fun.

Both sessions were a great success. The team building challenges provided a great start to the session with groups seeing the positive benefits of applying open communication skills, brainstorming and listening to ideas. And then the art…we believe beauty is in the eye of the beholder and regardless of the outcome of the groups master piece, proudly hanging it on the wall provides a wonderful memory of the day and a bit of a giggle and great talking point for customers and suppliers alike.

So if you think your team could benefit from a bit of fun and building better relationships by doing something different, this program is highly recommended.

Some quotes from our happy past clients:

“Thank you very much for putting together an awesome art workshop for us. It got the accountants using their creative side which was great fun. Now we need to agree on where we are going to display the artwork! I look forward to working with Merribrook again in the near future.”

Barbara Fitzgerald, Senior Business Advisor, Alcoa, 11 Sept, 2009.

“We have had nothing but great responses from everyone involved in the event. They were all extremely impressed with yourself and the organization of the event and the fun factor. Many were surprised by how much they enjoyed it and have advised that they would and will recommend it to both other managers within Schlumberger, but also to clients they talk to.”

Toni McPherson, Schlumberger, October, 2009, Feedback received following the Creative Art Team Building Workshop.

Suzanne Clarke

Amazing Race on Water

Here at Merribrook we love a challenge and when we were asked by one of our valued clients to design an Amazing Race event in Mandurah using runabouts/dinghy’s we jumped at the chance.

With a group of 30 people we started off at the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club. This is where the group had been conferencing earlier in the morning. The spacious and air conditioned conference room was a great size for the group and the venue offers onsite catering.

The teams had been selected, canteen bandannas were handed out to distinguish between teams and we were ready for the brief.

The objective: To be the first team over the line at the end of the race.

The afternoon was a great deal of fun with groups visiting various locations along the Mandurah river and canals. The runabouts were a great way to see the sights of Mandurah and a big thanks go to Mark and the team at Blue Manor Boat Hire for all their help. Teams undertook a range of team building activities designed to mentally challenge the group and their teamwork skills along with bonus challenges involving taking photos and solving cryptic clues. After each challenge groups were handed an envelope outlining their next destination.

3 hours later teams finished back at the Sailing Club where a nice cold beverage was ready and waiting at the bar. It was a close race with much light hearted conjecture about the final results.

The Amazing Race works well in a range of settings. Whether in the Perth CBD utilising public transport systems, runabouts on the Mandurah Estuary or Taxis and Kayaks exploring the South West, we can design a race that meets your budget and groups needs.

A great way for people to get to know each other in smaller teams, a destination experience or a fun motivational exercise this program is a lot of fun.

Contact one of our friendly staff today on 089 755 5599 for a team experience to remember.

Suzanne Clarke