Away Day Experiences

Sometimes, a change of environment to one that induce awe, is the needed ingredient in stress alleviation, conflict resolution, team bonding, and improved mental health and wellbeing at work.

This is why we have awe inducing, grand historical destination partners to​ make your Away day Experience fully immersive.

Where would you like to take your team to for an  SVH Inc. away day learning experience? Choose from below, and pair with an Experience. 

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 for the Battle of Towton in 1461, survived during the persecution of Catholics through the reign of Henry VIII, 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.

It is ideal for our Exploratory, Sensory and Culinary packages.

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

The mixing of spices and ingredients to create gastronomic magic is an experience that not only promote cooperation, highlights diversity and inclusion, but also produces a deep sense of camaraderie and achievement.

Book on for a Culinary Experiential away day at the Cookery School at the Grand, York, or Hazlewood Castle.

Exploratory Experience

Exploratory Away Day Experience

Growth is on the other side of discovery.

A walk through gardens or woodlands, a historic stately home or a ride on a boat in stunningly historical places like Allerton Castle, Castle Howard, and Hazlewood Castle drastically reduces stress and anxiety, induces awe, increases awareness, bolsters determination and fortitude  focuses their missions, improves happiness, boosts creativity and productivity.

People participating in  sound therapy

Sensory Experiential Away Days

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

Book this experience for an uplifting away day.

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. It didn’t even feel virtual. So much palpable passion and energy. A fantastic learning experience too’

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.