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Away Day Experiences

For a balanced and varied diet, we are advised to eat 5 a day. The same principle applies for mental health and wellbeing. For good mental health and wellbeing, we need a holistic approach to wellbeing, one that incorporates the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.  


Each ​Away Day experience we deliver is designed to provide you with a balanced and holistic approach to wellbeing, ensuring teams leave Stronger, more Vibrant, Happier and Incorporated. 

Your team would Connect, Be Active, Take Notice and be awed, Learn and rediscover and Give, because using our services makes you part of something bigger, creating ripple effects felt across the world, because for every service we deliver, we are empowered to provide wellbeing support services to communities that need our support across Yorkshire. In addition, we plant a tree and support carbon offset projects around the world. 

Take a look at our destination partners and packages. 

Allerton Castle
Allerton Castle is situated in the heart of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside and its history dates back to the 13th Century. In its more modern form, it boasts the leading example of Gothic Revival architecture in the UK. The Grade 1 Listed Building has a rich past and possess magnificent rooms within the building, with detailing that take the breath away.

It is a prime example of what magic a united team can weave; history surviving into the present, a brand being rebranded while its core is preserved, a brand with a continuing story and reach.

It is said to be the inspiration for the nursery rhyme, "The Grand Old Duke of York".
Its peaceful vibes lull you into calm while inspiring you to relax and dig deeper. Perfect for exploratory and culinary packages.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard is one of Britain’s most magnificent historical stately homes. It’s very history is replete with resilience and adaptability, from the length of time it took to finish building it (100 years) to the challenge of a fire outbreak and its restoration.

Prominently seated on a ridge, the house has breathtaking views in all directions including the beautiful grounds surrounding the house with the Temple of the Winds, the Howard family mausoleum, Hawksmoor’s Pyramid, an obelisk, and several follies and eyecatchers in the form of fortifications, mature woodlands and two lakes, one on the north side and the other on the south side of the house.

It is famous for being used for many films and tv programmes like Brideshead Revisited, Twelfth Night, Bucaneers and most recently, Bridgerton. It is ideal for our Exploratory and some Sensory Experience packages.

Hazlewood Castle

Hazlewood Castle is steeped in history, cloaked in warmth, and sprawls out for miles in its scenic beauty, proud of its resilience, survival and adaptability. It is one of the oldest fortified houses to survive in the whole of Yorkshire.


It overlooks the battlefield of the Battle of Towton in 1461, survived during the persecution of Catholics through the reign of Henry VIII, and provided refuge for Catholic priests.

During the Second World War, it served as a Maternity Hospital up until 1953, before becoming a Hotel and Cookery School in 1997, and now is a country Hotel and Spa with a Cookery School.

It is also quite famously linked to the Vavasour family who owned it for 900 years before selling and moving to New Zealand where they created the famous Vavasour Wine.

The Cookery School At The Grand, York

Based in York’s only 5 Star hotel which boasts 207 suites and bedrooms, a dining room, bar and spa.


The Cookery School offers over 2,500 square feet of space, with 16 workstations equipped with an induction hob, electric oven and premium cookery equipment, a meeting area as a separate, screening room created for workshops, a herb garden and outdoor seating area.


Culinary Experiences
Culinary Away Day Experience

A unique experience that promotes cooperation, highlights the beauty and importance of diversity and inclusion, while encouraging creativity.

Your team would be experiencing all 5 Ways of Wellbeing through this experience, brought on by culinary delights.

Exploratory Experience

Exploratory Away Day Experience

This is an opportunity to not only 'Connect' and 'Be Active', but 'Take Notice' and even 'Learn'.

Come with us on a walk through the grounds, gardens or woodlands of the magnificent castles and historic stately homes that are our destination partners. 

Your team would leave inspired, happier and more resilient.

People participating in  sound therapy
Sensory Away Day Experience

To stop is to feel. To feel is to know. To know is to be rejuvenated. 

Book this experience to give your team the opportunity to 'Connect' with themselves, 'Take Notice' of stress points and 'Learn' how to better manage stress.

Virtual Experience. An image of a virtual open away day experience by SVH Inc.
Virtual Experiences

‘One of the best experiences I have ever attended. I wasn't sure what to expect, but there was so much energy, I almost forgot we were virtual. Loved the goody bag too. It was a great time.’

This is how our virtual experiences have been described by an attendee.
From wellness bags, music, to games, workshops and keynotes . . . we give you a fully immersive, holistic wellbeing focused learning experience that leaves your team Strong, Vibrant, Happy and Incorporated.

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