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Build Your A-Team in Aviemore

Build Your A-Team in Aviemore

Posted by Maria Mangion, April, 2018

Work is one of the most important segments of human life. As Richard Branson’s famous quote goes:

“We spend most of our lives working. So why do so few people have a good time doing it?”

Whatever your job may be, work is inescapable and contemporary collective wisdom also tells us that our occupations should not only fulfil our basic need for income, security and purpose – they should also be life-enriching. To this we say: hell yeah!

In today’s economy and Scotland’s booming tech start-up scene, there’s a strong desire to connect the workplace with the humans behind it. And the facts align:

  • Employees are statistically proven to be 12% more productive at work when they’re happy with their role, healthy in body and mind, and well-integrated into the social circles of the workplace.

  • Conversely, the same study by economists at the University of Warwick showed that unhappy workers were 10% less productive than average.

  • Traditional barriers and hierarchical management systems are being replaced by flat companies with more flexible structures that contribute to higher employee wellbeing and increased participation in the organisation’s long-term goals.

It seems like positive vibes lead to the best work and top performance within companies. We couldn’t agree more! Engaging your colleagues in a group bonding experience will also unite them on a personal level, and this recipe has produced many a resounding success in Aviemore.


Flex Your Team’s Muscles

We’re nestled in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park – the UK’s largest natural playground housing the tallest mountain range, teeming with wildlife and beckoning you and your team with an exciting range of activities all year round.

Get away from the hustle-and-bustle of the city and give your team some headspace in the pure air of the Highlands. Hilton Coylumbridge is surrounded by over a million acres of pristine forests, hills and lochs so you can recharge your team’s batteries and boost their fitness in a place that feels like home away from home.



It’s not every day that you get to shoot arrows like a Game of Thrones character! You can learn to fire your bow like a pro at Rothiemurcus Clay Shooting and Archery, which offer a go at the ancient art of target archery in stunning surroundings. The centre has hosted groups from all walks of life and will be delighted to tailor a package just for your team. A clay shooting layout is also available for beginners and advanced practitioners, and expert instructors and equipment are included.



If you want to get your team mates off the beaten track (literally!), then a 4x4 off-roading trip might be just the thing to whip your community spirit back into gear. Rothiemurcus off-roading sessions begin with a round-up of off-road driving techniques and a demonstration drive with a fully qualified guides. The adrenalin comes rushing soon after as you take charge of the wheels with a progression from easy terrain to something a bit more demanding. You’ll be challenged to climb, descend and tackle side slopes to get your competitive juices flowing.



We’re big on tearing up walls in Aviemore – our permanent outdoors climbing wall is sure proof of that. With four different colour-coded grades of climb on the main wall, you can test your skills and enjoy a spot of team-spirited fun. Cheer your colleagues on as they attempt to reach the peak! We’ve also got a portable climbing wall that has seen plenty of organisational teams tap into their inner team players.


This is just a bird’s eye view of what we can offer you. So if you think you’re not on to the right one yet, here are some other great ideas for team-building activities in Aviemore:

  • Tennis courts
  • Dry ski slope
  • Snowsports school; skiing, snowboarding, sledging
  • Walking and cycling paths
  • Kart racing
  • Quad biking
  • Canoeing
  • White water rafting
  • Safaris
  • Kayaking
  • Skating rink
  • Skateboarding park

Socialise in the Best Setting

With five eateries covering all palates and appetites as well as the mandatory pub you need for post-activity gatherings, Hilton Coylumbridge has it all. Dust off the cobwebs from your dream team and press the refresh button, making good memories and a slew of awesome PR shots along the way.

If you’re organising a corporate team-building event and want to leave the nitty-gritty to the professionals, phone us on 01479 811066 to get a package tailored to your specific requirements. If you’re on a tight budget, you can save up to 20% on your stay by booking 15 days or more in advance.