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How team building activities can give your brain a boost!

People taking part in walk the plank team building activity

Team building away days are sometimes thought of as an excuse to escape the office and have a jolly. However, if you delve into the results, you’ll understand that there’s many more benefits than simply having fun with your colleagues. Team building activities are recognized for their ability to improve cognitive function and ultimately enhance […]

Thinking about booking an away day but prevaricating? Here’s what you need to know!

What’s an away day? Away days are basically team-building events held outside of the workplace. They can take the form of presentations, seminars and brainstorming sessions, and often part of the day involves activities that encourage team work and problem solving. What’s the point? By taking your team out of their usual environment, you are […]

Everybody loves mud!

We’ve been taking a look at some of the photos in our events image library, and we suddenly realised how many pics we’ve got of people getting muddy. And enjoying it… There are always events taking place in the muddier seasons, early spring and in the autumn. For example, cyclo cross races where it’s definitely […]

10 brilliant reasons to hold your teambuilding day at Escot

Most companies are now back to the office, although for some this means a different way of working. We’ve heard lots about flexi-working where employees spend part of their time in the office and part of it working from home. Some companies have moved to shorter working weeks. What this means is that people aren’t […]

Garden get-togethers

Garden get-togethers Exclusively with Escot EstateFrom 17th May you’ll be able to meet together outdoors in groups of up to 30 people. In celebration, Escot Estate is opening its beautiful gardens for garden get-togethers, offering a variety of packages allowing businesses and organisations to enjoy time together. We’ll also provide you with information about three […]

8 reasons to choose Escot as your conference venue in 2021

Well…. 2020 was the year that wasn’t for every conference venue in the country. As an established Devon conference and wedding venue of over 25 years we have never seen the like. Even the Beast from the East was a pussycat in comparison. But with vaccines on the way and our continuing monitoring of our […]

Reconnect with your colleagues at Escot

Face to face meetings at Escot  – how we can help you reconnect Like all other conference venues, we have worked hard to make sense of various announcements, including the recent ‘rule of 6’. But now it’s official, we can welcome up to 30 people for a business meeting, so we are happy to be […]

While we’re closed you can still get active!

Outdoor activities at Devon Country Pursuits One of the great benefits for corporates and other organisations using Escot House is the option of booking onsite activities. We often talk about the combination of a morning conference and afternoon activity as presenting the perfect away day – hard work followed by hard play! Although we’re not […]

The Gathering Place – ideal for outdoor get togethers

While we wait for further guidelines on many aspects of life, including weddings and corporate events, one feature at Escot presents an opportunity for outdoor get togethers. The ‘Gathering Point’ is a semicircle of benches with 12 hand carved backrests representing different aspects of the food chain. This striking and beautiful feature was created on […]

Runners! Date for your Diary

Jolly runners

Well it’s only June and here we are talking about Christmas. But this is for those of you who prefer to forward plan as far as your running events go. For the second year running, The Jolly Runnings Christmas Cracker, sponsored by Red Rock Brewery, is taking place at Escot. It’s on Saturday 21st December […]

Experience Adrenalin Off-Road

Experience Adrenalin Off-Road

All Terrain Services is the most experienced nationwide provider of off-road training and events in the country. With over 25 years’ experience and 12 regional centres nationwide, we are pleased to have been operating our South West regional centre at Escot for many years. We are specialist providers of 4-wheel drive and off-road training for […]

Getting active at your conference

Team building at Escot

Have you ever sat in a conference or seminar and watched your delegates flag? While taking time out to meet at a conference venue is the best way to take on board new information, corporate strategy, training targets or personal development, the benefits can be lost in wall to wall talking. Taking a break during […]

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