When you’re planning corporate time, there are many solid business reasons for including some serious play time at The Grove. With 300 acres of woods, winding canals and a Championship Golf Course, it’s full of golden opportunities for healthy team-building.

A gathering body of research shows that spending time outdoors energises everyone. When people are enjoying themselves in nature, they feel valued, rewarded, motivated, concentrate better… and perhaps even come up with sharper ideas.

Here’s a roundup of the most popular outdoor group activities at The Grove. Talk to their events team about how you can build some bespoke time into your schedule. And for even more ideas, consult our team building partners who have innovative and imaginative ideas for creating unique and inspiring events. Think thrilling spy assault courses, team trails, any kind of country pursuit and so much more.

SEE BIRDS OF PREY IN ACTION

Majestic birds soaring, swooping and diving for the lure is enough to stir anyone’s soul. They’re the kings of the sky. At The Grove your group can get up close with our Woodland Hawking expert and take it in turns to see if the hawk will land on your glove, too.

WOODLAND TRAILS – RUN, CYCLE, WALK

Follow the meandering 2-mile path through Heath Wood where oak, beech and ash trees are home to nuthatches, woodpeckers and tree creepers. Further afield, there are another 2 miles for walking, running and mountain-biking… or let the fitness experts at our Sequoia spa lead some al fresco outdoor training sessions. The perfect way for delegates to refresh.

TENNIS IN THE WALLED GARDEN

Get hearts racing with a lively game of tennis on our perfect courts. Our two courts are located inside the picturesque Victorian Walled Garden which opens in the summer months and comes complete with our urban sea gull-free beach, outdoor heated pool and plenty of green space for games of all descriptions.

PLAY GOLF ON OUR CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE

The Grove is one of the UK’s most prestigious golf courses and we’d be proud to host your teams, as well as many of the world’s champions… Our greens are kept to immaculate standards year-round, and come complete with practise greens and pro support. Naturally, the perfect 19th hole is right beside it… The Stables bar and restaurant.

FORMAL GARDENS FOR A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Just step outside your meeting room and enjoy fresh air and birdsong in our beautiful formal gardens which run alongside the whole hotel. Thanks to the efforts of historic and contemporary gardeners, the space lends itself naturally to break out spaces for brainstorming, planning and blue sky thinking in the sunshine.

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A few words from Visit Watford during Coronavirus

During these testing times, we all need to stay active and make compromises. We know that the reason you usually come to our channels is for a dose of inspiration and ideas on the very best ways to organise your visit or spend your free time across Watford.

Making a trip out of the house to explore over the coming weeks is not recommended by the government and we want you to stay safe and protect your loved ones. However, here at Visit Watford we are still committed to sharing with you everything that’s great about our town.

Thus, you may see some changes to the content we’ll be posting; with more of a focus on supporting our community, sharing a few things to look forward to, and providing a little distraction during times where you may be stuck indoors.

We’ll be championing Watford’s independent businesses, keeping you up to date with great stories from our community and continuing to share incredible photos from across the area which we hope will put a smile on your face – visit our social media channels for more.

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Stay safe,
Visit Watford team