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COMPANY DAYS OUT

What better way to support your staff, than a relaxing team building activities at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains.

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TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

FANTASTIC SUSTAINABLE CORPORATE EVENT LOCATION

At the heart of our Company Day Out is relaxation; time spent away from screens, tablets and phones. Time-out from checking emails, sitting in meetings or watching endless Power Point presentations. The Barn at Blackstairs Ecotrails is a small, eco-friendly private venue. It is an ideal location to hold your company meetings or a Company Day Out training day.

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Companies can choose several options.
A full day outing (with organic lunch if required) as well as beverages and
home- made cookies throughout the day
OR
A meeting followed by a guided foraging walk with an organic lunch and tea
and coffee etc. as required
OR
Forget about business and just have a fun day out in the wild, arranged in
advance and in conjunction with your company’s wishes.

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TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

1. FORAGING EXPERIENCE

75

Per Person

Learn about wild safe food. Collecting and tasting a wide variety of delicious edible wild plants. Guests prepare, cook and taste what has been foraged. Recipes and tips included in the day.

 

Minimum group number 15

Includs a three-course organic lunch.

Start time 12 noon. Finish Time 4pm.

2. MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES

65

Per Person

Enjoy a specially commissioned 16 minute film on Ireland’s native tress. This is followed by a walk to meet the trees and learn why they were so special to our ancestors and to us today.

Lunch and or afternoon tea can be provided.

 

Minimum group number 15

Includes light lunch:  Soup and Sandwiches

Start time 12-3pm

3. SLOW DOWN WITH NATURE

65

Per Person

A meditative, slow walk in the grounds of the Old Rectory with our expert guides.

Walk through our 6 acre Oak Wood Maze.

Identify bird calls and song.

Check out the wild flowers you meet on the trail. 

Walk around our small lake

Explore the Wild Flower Meadow.

Walk the Wild River Trail

 

Minimum Group 15

Includes light lunch – Soup and Sandwiches

Start time 12-3

What is included in our Team Building activities and Company Days out?

Rates depend on individual company requirements

The following facilities are available free of charge
Car parking, Electric Charger
Good broadband, Overhead projector
Sound system, Screen
Blackout Blinds, Flip Charts
Wheelchair friendly

How do I book a team building day?

Contact Mary White to book an enjoyable and memorable day out for your work colleagues

Friends of the Earth staff have done media training with Mary a few times, and it has always been top notch. We had nervous juniors preparing for their first media interviews, and seasoned media performers looking to hone their skills. Mary catered to both seamlessly. She has a keen knowledge of politics, current affairs and sound advice on the opportunities for NGO’s to craft messaging and use the media to the best effect.

Friends of the EarthMedia Training Day

What an amazing day spent in this wonderful location. A lovely day out with colleagues, a relaxing day in the wild! We will be back.

Richard WhiteManaging Director, LVP RENEWABLES LTD.

FAQ’S ABOUT TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES AND OUR ECO-FRIENDLY VENUE

What team building activities do you provide?

We have 3 main team building packages as listed above.

  1. Foraging Experience
  2. Meeting with Remarkable trees
  3. Slow down with nature

Are there eco-friendly catering options available at Blackstairs Eco Trails?

We can provide an organic lunch for groups no bigger than 15 people. The produce we use is sourced locally.

How many people can you cater for a corporate day out?

Our team building acitivites have a maximum capacity of 15 people.

Are recycling and composting facilities available on-site?

Yes, we clearly labelled recycling bins in our scullery for plastic, paper, tins, glass, electrical waste (batteries et al.)
We recycle all paper, cardboard, tin cans, aluminium cans, plastic, glass, electrical waste and clothes. We grow all our own vegetables and fruit which avoids a huge amount of packaging waste. We compost all our own organic waste including fruit and vegetable peelings, tea, etc. This is recycled as compost and used on our vegetable garden to enrich the soil. Find out more about our environmental sustainable practices here.

How does your sustainable venue conserve water?

Our facilities have dual flush toilets. We have our own well with marvellous water free from chemicals or fluoride. Our well is tested regularly to ensure the quality of the spring water. We have a rain water collecting scheme on the Barn and all grey water is recycled. We encourage guests to use as little water as possible to save this precious resource.

How does the venue support local and sustainable suppliers?

We advocate in supporting our local communitty. Our work supports local shops and Bed and Breakfast owners who are delighted that we refer business o them. We also use local cheese makers for our organic lunches.

Is there on-site parking?

Our eco-friendly venue can take 30 cars. We also have a EV charging point.

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