This week there has been a noticeable difference in the temperature outside. Bulbs are blooming, the sky is blue, the temperature has shot up and there are most definitely more smiles being spotted in the streets outside. I think that the February blues and SAD syndrome is a massive problem for many in the UK, but when the days grow longer and weather is less Baltic then people come out to play.

So onto brighter and more fun subjects – summer parties! The office phones are little hot wires right now. Budgets for 2012 have been set and clients are thinking about their event activities for the next 12 months. Team building and the office summer party appear to be top of the list with many companies asking us what the options are. Options – that’s where we come in, while the list is endless we have a few ideas that we think are particularly ‘hot’ right now

Summer Festival

This is exactly what it says on the tin – a festival, in the summer and the perfect way to entertain your employees, colleagues, suppliers and guests. We have some idyllic sites available throughout the UK, some stunning tent structures, a load of delicious catering options from chilli vans to hog roasts and authentic Thai stalls to traditional fish and chips. Then there is the music and entertainment; we have bands coming out of our ears and that suit every theme you can imagine and roaming entertainers like stilt walkers, fire performers, circus acts to name but a few. The festival concept is a great way to celebrate and an ever better way to kick off the summer festivities.

Olympic Party

If you’re going to celebrate the Olympics then this is the year. Whether you want to host a dinner with some Olympic themed entertainment and décor or a daytime event that incorporates the outdoors and gets your guests charging around showing their inner ‘sportsman’  we have a whole host of options. Family Fun days, It’s a Knockout in true ‘Going for Gold’ style, Sports themed treasure Hunts and all that falls in-between. Check out the options here.


It’s the year of the Diamond Jubilee; the Queen has spent 60 years on the   throne and the nation is set to celebrate in style. If you’re thinking about  having a summer party they I’m guessing the words ‘street party’, ‘garden party’, ‘BBQ’ and ‘red, whit and blue’ have all popped into your head. I can see it now – bunting, neat little topiary trees, ‘The Queen’ mixinging and mingling with your guests. And of course, you could not have a British themed evening without ‘John Bull’ our exceedingly British compere in full red, white and blue attire.  An evening of old English parlour games (with a modern twist), British geography and hilarious sound rounds will have your guests laughing until they’re red in the face!

Fun on the water

I don’t know about you but when I say Summer I think of sunshine, beaches, water sports, team building, BBQs and boats. Our head office is based in Brighton and where better to experience a day of fun on the water. RIBS rides on boats, treasure hunts that take you out to see, yacht racing, raft building – the list is endless. Mix that up with a BBQ on the beach or use our free venue finding service to bag yourself a venue with a sea view. Brighton Rocks – fact!