Team Building Cardiff & Brecon Beacons

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Combine city, nature and outdoor activities in Cardiff & Brecon Beacons for your next Team Building UK event

From the revitalised Cardiff Bay up to the stunning waterfalls and mountains in the Brecon Beacons, the capital region of Wales provides a world-class corporate retreat destination with an array of outdoor activities, fun experiences, quality facilities and the nice opportunity to soak up the nature in Brecon Beacons or enjoy the livelier sights of Cardiff city. Our popular team building activities here to name a few include canyoning, hiking to mountain biking in the national park. Or paddleboarding, white water rafting to city tours in Cardiff. 

We deliver quality tailor-made team building events in the UK and Portugal, combining a range of activities & experiences to covering the essentials like group accommodation from cottages to hotels, transfers, food & drink and even your important offsite meetings. Check out our options below and do check the extras tab for more ideas. When you’re ready do contact us via the quote button, website chat or call us today – we are always here to help!

"If happiness is the goal, and it should be, then adventure should be a top priority!" Richard Branson

Canyoning / Gorge Walking

Stunning Waterfalls Area
Natural team building
Push the boundaries

Rock Climbing & Abseiling

Learn To Climb
Outdoors or Indoors
Fun Activity For Developing Trust

Mountain Biking / Cycling Tours

Mountains, Forestry to River Paths
Beginner to Advanced
Cardiff & Brecon Beacons

Quad Biking

250cc Honda Quad Bikes
Grass fields, Woodlands & Tracks
Scenic Valleys Views

Sightseeing & Tours

Tailor-made Sightseeing
Welsh Culture
Food & Drink Tours

Paddleboarding (SUP)

Learn To SUP
Fun Games & Tours
Cardiff & Brecon Beacons area

Hiking

Mountains to Coastal Hikes
Easy to Challenging
Team Challenges

Assault Course

Fun Outdoor Obstacle Course
Protect The Egg!
Great Team Building Challenge

Go-Karting

Outdoor Track
Grand Prix or Endurance Races
200cc Karts

White Water Rafting

Really Good Fun
No Experience Needed
Working in Teams

Canoeing

Canal Tours
Nice Scenery
Easy Going Outdoor Fun

Indoor Surfing

Fun accessible activity
Indoor wave machine
Cardiff Bay

Paintballing

Popular Team Fun
Promotes  Teamwork
Settle Those Office Differences!

Yoga

Indoor or Outdoor Yoga
A Great Team Detox
Beginner Friendly

Massage & Body Therapy

Mobile treatments for events & retreats
Relaxation massages
Injury healing & prevention

Team Challenges

Team v Team Competitions
Charity Challenges
Push the Adventure Levels

Mind Nourishing - Nutritional Wellness

Nutritional Therapy For Teams
Good Food – Good Mood
Healthy Eating Workshops

Events, Meetings & Parties

Full Events Service
Conferences, Meetings & Parties
Co-working Spaces

Beach & Nature Cleans

Beach & Country Cleans
As much time as you can commit!
Great for your team CSR

Meditation

Learn To Meditate
Manage Stress Levels
Produces A Stronger Mindset

Coaching Workshops

Mindset & Motivation
Motivational Talks & Workshops
Enhance Key Business Skills

Team Building Package Options

Multi-night or Single Day Trips
Travel, Food & Drink
5* Customer Service + Hosts

St Davids 5* Hotel

Small & Large Groups

Cardiff Bay Villa

Fits 20-22 pax

Llandaff Townhouse

Fits 14 – 20pax

Bute Park Townhouse

Fits 14-20 people

Park Inn Cardiff City Centre Hotel 3*

Small to Large Groups

Cardiff City Hostel

Fits 6 – 40pax

Cardiff Sleeperz Hotel

Small & Large Groups

Cardiff YHA

Small to Large Groups

Park Plaza 4* Hotel

Large and small groups

Brecon Beacons Cottage

Fits up to 11 people

Brecon Beacons Bunkhouse

Sleeps 26 people

Glasbury on Wye Bunkhouse + B&B

Sleeps 14 – 26

What group sizes can you take?

We are specialists in group travel for all sorts of team sizes, from 6 people up to 400+, with no real cap on what we can do for an event. We do of course have safety ratios with our activities and are limited on participants per session,  but as a collective event there is a lot we can cover to keep your team happy and on the go. Do contact us to discuss your needs and we will go the extra miles to make sure your team event is epic!

What about the variety of confidence and fitness abilities in our team?

This is super common within teams, to have a variety of ages, confidence and fitness abilities. We work hard to meet everyone’s needs, keeping it all balanced and feel the best moments a team can have is when they push some fun boundaries together, so we do like to get everyone in the mix as much as possible. Safety is of course paramount and we consider everyone’s abilities and do factor these into the package itinerary. We have a range of activities and they are all largely very flexible, for example with canyoning all sections are ‘adventure by choice’, so with certain guests if they aren’t comfortable they can skip a jump section. Best thing to do is let us know about the concerns in your team and we will ensure there is a nice variety of activities and there’s a balance to the package to keep everyone happy.

Some people in our team don't want to do one or some of the activities, what can we do?

This does happen of course, especially in teams. We do love for all people to push themselves and try something different. If it’s fear that’s blocking these individuals, or a worry of fitness levels, we are always happy to have a friendly and supportive chat to help put them at ease. It can after all be daunting doing something out of the ordinary, like a watersport if you have never tried that before. But the results are always of pure joy and pride, and it unites teams in a unique way – so it is worth finding that courage and get involved.

If there is no way they can participate then of course that is fine. We typically find them a suitable alternative activity or experience to run alongside the main activity, then we can rendezvous after that session as a group. And if doing a multi-activity team building retreat then we can ensure there is a nice balance to the package where the whole team at stages are involved together as a crew.

Some people in the group can't swim, what can we do about that?

We typically find those guests unable to swim a more suitable activity, such as a dry based activity like a hike or climbing etc, or even a watersport that is low risk; such as a kayaking tour with all the necessary buoyancy kit on. Most, if not all, of the activities are beginner friendly and we work to safe ratios of instructor to guests, plus you have the luxury of us as your hosts on top – so it is a great environment for some people to overcome some fears of the water, if they are up to that. Do let us know when you enquire about any individuals with this concern and we will factor this into the package options.

We are complete beginners to watersports / wellness / outdoor activities - is that ok?

Absolutely – everything is tailor-made to suit you! We regularly provide team activities where most if not all of the crew are beginners at the activities or wellness. It’s great to do something different and new, and we are happy to be here to enjoy that with you.

How do we pay and secure our booking?

Once you’ve made contact and received your tailor-made quote and wish to secure your trip, you simply just need to let us know. From there we will send you an invoice to obtain a non-refundable deposit, which is usually 30% but that can vary depending on the complexity of the package. The deposit secures everything and blocks that dates off. There is then nothing to pay until your final balance deadline which is usually 6 – 8 weeks for a multi-night package, or 3 weeks for an activity, or day only sale no accommodation.

Payments are paid via bank transfer into our secure PTS Trust Account that complies with UK Package Travel Regulations for that added peace of mind. We can on request take credit or debit card payments over the phone.

We are here to make your life easy as easy as we can, any issues or questions you may have in regards to your payments do just give us a call on +447985368956.

How much will it cost?

Everything is 100% tailor-made for you! So, we can create a Big Blue Adventure to suit specific budgets and what you would like to include for the perfect team getaway. The more activities and package elements you include, the more that package will cost. It also depends on your final numbers of people attending in the group, generally larger groups have a cheaper per person rate over smaller groups as there are more people to split the core package costs between. Best thing to do is request a quote – it costs you nothing to start the ball rolling and say hello, we can send a great package your way from there.

Can you include flights? And other travel?

We can cover everything from the moment you step foot on a Big Blue Adventure. That includes transfers from the airport, to your activities, nightclubs, sightseeing – you name it! We can also help with any transfers from your business to the retreat destination, be that across the UK or across Europe should you wish to avoid flying and use a bus, train or ferry.

While Big Blue Adventures are not ATOL protected we have teamed up with a fantastic group we work closely with to provide flights. So, collectively we can get a quote your way and offer you group flights for your team trip. We can help with all group sizes and it can save you a big admin project. When you are ready, do ask us about adding flights and travel to your team adventure.

Are meals and drinks included?

Of course, keeping you all well fed during your time on a Big Blue Adventure is vital to the experience. Typically we cover breakfast, lunch and dinner + a suitable amount of drinks along the way. It’s not just about energy levels though, as we like to connect guests to local culture and include good social times through tasty food and some drinks. That can be a BBQ on a boat, unique sunset picnic, to a nice sit down dinner party for the team.

If you have vegans, vegetarians, halal or any other dietary requirements that’s absolutely fine. We work hard to team up with the right catering teams & venues to cater for the variety we find in modern teams.

Like all elements it is bespoke and we will meet your style, budget and needs.

Are pictures and video included?

What better way to capture those special team moments than having us there as your very own media crew? We will be there like proud hosts with pictures and a personalised highlights video included in our hosted trips. We get a real buzz from putting together the highlights and sharing them with you after the trip. We are also happy to include any of your branding if you wish, so do chat with us about that.

Do we have to include adventure and outdoor activities? We only want to do a sightseeing tour / a wellness activity etc only.

While we have a big love for watersports and outdoor activities, we also equally enjoy seeing our guests enjoy our other experiences. Be that a wellness retreat, food and drink tour – you name it – we are here to look after you whatever you want. Use the page options as your menu and when ready do get in contact for a quote and we will work on that to ensure you have the perfect package.

Can you just help us with events management, perhaps some co-working space and travel? (MICE & DMC)

At Big Blue Adventures we are also experienced in events management for a range of events and more than happy to help you with any projects you have. You can look at us as your MICE / DMC provider and cover  your:

  • Events & workshops
  • Co-working
  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Hospitality

Can you help sports teams and clubs?

Yes of course, we love to help sports teams with certain team bonding events, a pre-season tour to any other team trip you have in mind. Think of Big Blue Adventures as your friendly go-to for all your sports team trip needs, here to help as much as you want:

  • Activities
  • Accommodation to suit your requirements including gyms, good catering etc
  • Travel and private transport
  • Events management: from meeting spaces for team talks, to parties and awards
  • Wellness
  • Motivational speakers and workshops
  • Hospitality: meals and drinks
  • Arranging local games and tours
  • Sightseeing and tours
  • Help booking training facilities and private spaces

Why Adventure With Us…

Team Building Activities

We work as one big team with our local activity providers, making sure that together we offer a high quality experience. Perfect for team bonding, wellness & fun incentive events to put big smiles on the faces of your hard working crew!

Events & Travel

Our handpicked destinations offer quality corporate travel & events options. From a variety of group accommodation, good travel links, meetings & events facilities to catering. Combined with good times for the perfect team getaway.

Group Specialists

Specialists in team building for group numbers between 6 up to 200+ people – you name it! With our award winning customer service we are here to take the stress off your hands and deliver a trip you’ll remember for many years!

Quality Team Time

Our corporate retreats provide a motivational environment away from the daily hustle. Combine nature, good vibes and fun adventure for the perfect setting to bounce fresh business ideas and catch up on those important team talks.

Megan F.
Megan F.
09:28 29 Oct 19
Isle are so pleased to have chosen to work with Big Blue Adventures for our 2019 strategy retreat.... BBA were fantastic at communicating with us during the organisational phase, ensuring we had all the necessary information and facilitating our needs. They organised an incredible agenda which allowed us to achieve our team building and strategic planning goals with a good balance of meetings and social activities. The hostel chosen for our stay was clean, modern, had a fantastic view with a short walk to the beach and had ample room for our needs. Some incredible, unexpected touches were a welcome bag for everyone with really thoughtful gifts, a bar tab and a highlights video at the end, we even managed to do a team beach clean. Dan, Heleen, Igor and Nuno were so accommodating, especially when we had some last minute logistical changes and sorted everything out for us. We are really thankful to Big Blue for making our retreat so special and look forward to working with them again in the future.read more
Hayley B.
Hayley B.
09:16 26 Sep 19
great team building 3 days!!! weather tried to upset things but Heleen,Dan and Trevor found... alternatives and helped make it very memorable for the Swansea university swim team 😬😬read more
Christopher M.
Christopher M.
15:36 13 May 19
We booked a corporate retreat with Daniel and the Big Blue Adventures team. Right from the start... Daniel was accommodating and made the booking process extremely easy and advised us on the best packages for our team.

We settled on the coasteering package in the Algarve, and it turned out to be the perfect choice.

We were met by Nuno and the team, who picked all 16 of us up on time at our hotel (they even brought us pastel de natas!) Right from the start, they ensured everything we needed was sorted. The coasteering activity was awesome and the guys leading it were extremely helpful, professional and fun. The lunch that was provided was perfect for after the activities, and the restaurant setting of Benagil was fantastic! Nuno even brought us for and unexpected hike and tour around a local cove.

Big blue adventures made the whole experience easy for us, and ensured we had the best possible time during our short stay in Portugal! The team loved it, and I will definitely be booking again for next year!
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Why We Love This…

“The region of Cardiff & Brecon Beacons is a perfect combo of city and nature. I love the fact we can take groups to Brecon Beacons from the city within 40 odd minutes and then benefit from all the facilities Cardiff has. Or, for groups wanting to escape the busy city life then Brecon Beacons offers that nature & adventure detox. An awesome place for team building with my favourite activity being canyoning!”

Daniel – Co-Owner