For our Playful Learning programmes (LAMB, PRIME LAMB, EWE and RAM), each team can be between 10 and 16 people in size and, depending on location, we can run 1, 2 or 3 teams at once. Some of our clients with large teams of people have organised with us a full day’s agenda where the sheepherding event is run in the morning for half the group whilst the other half have an internal meeting/exercise; and then they switch for the afternoon.
Our Purely Play events are designed for smaller groups of 6-8 people.
Please note that we make a minimum charge for 10 or 6 people respectively, regardless of how many participate on the day.
Whilst the perception is that you will be running around all the time, this isn’t true!
Some may choose to run a lot out of choice (or unbridled enthusiasm?).
The activity however is suitable for all fitness levels and we find that most teams incorporate a variety.
We simply ask you to advise any potential impairments in advance of the event, or if necessary on the day, then we will make sure that person/people are included in the right way.
All-terrain style wheelchair users are welcome, provided we are advised in advance.
Unfortunately the exercise is not suitable for those who need to be accompanied by a guide or companion dog due to the impact on the sheep’s behaviour.
We’ve welcomed plenty of pregnant participants – provided we know at the outset, our shepherd can advise the appropriate precautions.
After welcome refreshments there’s a video briefing before heading out for some fresh air to meet the sheep. During the exercise there are plenty of opportunities to re-group, discuss, have some water and try again. On completion, we head back to the shelter for a de-briefing, feedback and discussion of takeaway points. Depending on the programme booked, lunch or tea will be included.
Absolutely, yes. Sheep-herding is a totally ewe-nique way of team building which makes it a powerful learning and development opportunity. The reason for investing in your people is key and we love to help achieve our clients’ objectives as closely as possible.
There are various ways of making sure that the learnings are embedded into the work environment, to help you develop your teamwork further. We can work with you after the event to facilitate this or you can use your video for an internal workshop. We always take photographs and film the activity for as some of our programmes include video as part of the package – or may be requested afterwards.
We have a growing network of venue partners throughout England, so there may be some that aren’t even on our website yet. And if we haven’t got a venue that suits your needs, we conduct specific research on your behalf.
Given the rural nature of our activity, private transport is usually required so we encourage car sharing where possible. If you gather in one place, such as your office, a hotel or station we can organise transfers by minibus or coach as needed.
This depends upon the type of programme booked, catering options, meeting and/or accommodation requirements. Cost per head starts at £134.00 + VAT for our entry level LAMB programme.
This depends upon the timing of the cancellation in relation to the event date, details of which are set out in our Terms & Conditions to be signed upon booking your programme.
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