We’ve reached December, which means it’s officially that time of year when we can mention the C-word! Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re a business owner or manager, you might be thinking about what to do for your annual Christmas staff party.

The annual Christmas party is the perfect time to show your appreciation to your employees, boost your team morale and, of course, have a bit of fun before you all leave for the holidays. But it doesn’t just have to mean a meal and drinks. Why not take your staff Christmas party to the next level this year with an exhilarating and memorable climbing activity day?

Our corporate team building events in North Devon are a unique alternative to the average staff party. Each of our team building challenges is totally tailored to your specific needs – whether it’s group activities to boost communication and teamwork, confidence-building climbing sessions to help break your employees’ comfort zones, or simply a fun bouldering workshop. However, what they all have in common is that they will give you an exciting experience and memories that will bond your team for good.

Increase trust with team building games

Team building activities staff Christmas parties North Devon

When you think of team building activities, what comes to mind? You’re probably thinking of teamwork games and trust-building exercises. These traditional group activity ideas can do wonders for boosting team cooperation, but why not give them a bit of an adventurous twist?

At our activity centre in North Devon, we offer a range of bespoke team-building exercises, which we can coordinate to fulfil your specific aims. What makes us special is that we have a range of specialist facilities and equipment, and enjoy outdoor space right on the edge of Exmoor National Park. Some of our previous corporate clients have particularly enjoyed games such as ‘River Crossing’, ‘Balance Beam’, ‘Yardsticks’ and ‘Bomb Disposal’ (don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds!)

These activities can be run indoors or outdoors, depending on how brave you’re feeling in the December weather! And don’t worry, we’ve got coffee and a range of other hot drinks and food to warm you up if you opt for the latter…

Get motivated with fun group activities

If you really want to challenge your team, why not incorporate one of our exciting and adventurous activities into your team building event? Activities such as abseiling are a great way to get your employees trying new things – and, in the process, proving to them that trying things might be outside of their comfort zone can really pay off! Abseiling is a real adrenaline rush – but if you try it in our centre, with our qualified staff, you can rest assured that your team are staying safe whilst getting that buzz – and learning a new skill.

And, if you’re really brave, you could even b00k a day of outdoor climbing! We have to warn you – it will be cold. But on a nice sunny day, climbing outdoors at one of our local crags like Valley of the Rocks on Exmoor National Park, which overlooks the sea, or Dartmoor National Park, with its sweeping views, is pretty spectacular. Our expert rock climbing instructors can take your team out for a day of guided climbing at your chosen location, giving you a fun and safe experience of real, adventurous outdoor climbing in North Devon.

Building confidence through climbing


One of our most popular team building activities is rock climbing. Spend an afternoon as a team indoor climbing in Devon, and you will see the trust between individuals as they learn to climb and belay each other, pushing their limits in a safe, fun environment. We will teach your employees how to use all of the safety equipment and coach them in the basics of climbing and belaying.

This is the perfect activity for increasing team cohesion and building confidence among your employees – they’ll really gain a sense of capability as they overcome the apprehension of heights and begin honing their skills on the wall – all whilst supporting one another.

Or, if you’re after something a little more informal, but still sociable and fun, bouldering is for you. Come along and learn to boulder in our brand new, state-of-the-art bouldering centre! Bouldering is a condensed form of low-level climbing without ropes, and it’s an awesome way to try out the fundamentals of the sport without thinking about ropework. This is a great activity to let employees blow off steam before the Christmas break.

Whether you’re looking to try out roped climbing, bouldering, or a bit of both, Rock and Rapid Adventures is the place to be this Christmas.


When it comes to staff Christmas parties in North Devon, there really is no more exciting place to be than Rock and Rapid Adventures. Whether you’re looking for team building games, abseiling, climbing, bouldering or a mixture of it all, we’ll make sure your employees leave for Christmas feeling motivated, energised and excited for a productive 2020!

To see for yourself what makes our corporate away days so great, check out this video of one of our recent sessions!

Ready to book? Call 01769 309 003 now!