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FUN AT WORK COMPANY
BRIAR HOUSE
CALDBEC HILL
BATTLE E.SUSSEX
TN33 0JR
Tel 01424 775450

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ACTIVITIES TO INSPIRE
currently listing 96 activities in this section

DIET COKE MOMENT


Youve seen the ad... hunky male model drinks coke outside the ladies window. Or in this case delivers cans to all your female staff more

ICE SCULPTOR


An ice sculptor in residence for the day can make a dramatic (if short lived) centrepiece for your reception area as well as an interesting feature for staff and visitors to watch in the making, we can even arrange them having a go themselves more
 
ARTIST IN ACTION


An artist working in your building will provide an interesting feature for staff and visitors, inspire creativity amongst the workforce and leave you the legacy of an original artwork more
 
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Your staff will have the opportunity to bring in those dusty heirlooms from home, find out more about them and get that all important ‘insurance’ valuation from our expert. Also there is the option of a display of pieces to learn more about and possibly guess the value of. more

 

 

A TOUCH OF THE BLARNEY
St Patricks Day

Celebrate St Patricks day with a touch of green, an Irish comic and some of that Riverdance more
 
LAUGHTER CLINICS


You’ve seen the send ups on the TV... but we all agree that laughter is the best cure for just about every problem .. We just need some help to let go. These clinics are fun, invigorating and energising. more  
BIG SMILE PLEASE


A smile costs nothing and makes everybodys day ... but have some of us forgotten how. Our theatre director will teach your staff that ‘natural’ smile without the cheesy grin. more
 
PROMS SEASON


Ever wish you knew a little bit more about classical music. Our expert will play excerpts of pieces and help with appreciation of them and the composers .. possibly preceding a trip to see the piece live. more
 

GARDENERS QUESTION TIME

Everybody is a budding gardener, whether just a window box or a country estate and we all have questions about what to plant, what’s gone wrong and of course how to prune the roses. Our panel can answer these in traditional question time session. Also possible are various workshops, plant displays and one to one questions. more

 
A TASTE OF INDIA
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Appreciate things from India on National Curry Day more
 

SPRING FLOWERS ?


Show the women in your organisation how much you appreciate them with a surprise vase of spring flowers on their desk or workstation on the first day of spring. more
 
JEANS FOR GENES


Don’t just ‘dress down’ when you can really do some good, linking in with this growing national awareness day. Lots of opportunities for fun in participation, a real feel good factor and national publicity. more
 
INDIANAPOLIS 500


Take on the rest with the most authentic american stock car scale racing. 20cm long cars, an 18M banked track, full size steering wheels, computerised lap counting and our very own ‘Murray Walker’ make this the most exciting R/C racing available. more
 
GRAFFITI WALL


Got something to say... a wall for all seasons. Use it for art, as a suggestion box or for some fun in house messages. more
 
BRING YOUR PETS TO WORK



Many people will preach the theraputic value of being around animals. Bring your pets to work with ‘facilities’ arranged as well as linked activities like a spoof dog show or we can arrange for a variety of animals to be brought in, from stars of TV and film to farmyard, household and really wild. Meet the Bat from the Batman movie, win SCRUFFS supreme championship or ride a camel round the car park.
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REACHING NEW HIGHS


A traditional rock climbing wall. Challenges and stretches staff to see that they can achieve .. empowers and motivates. Safe top roping and highly trained instructors will help your staff reach new heights. more
 

KIDS AT WORK


Bring your kids to work, let them see where you spend your days and find out all about the world of work ... or if that a bit boring we will arrange a huge selection of fun activities for them while you get on with the important stuff. more
 

BOSTON TEA PARTYTea Party themed event


America is great and so is a nice cup of English Tea, so lets put the best of the 2 together today for a themed day in the office. Music, tea tastings and a bit of history. more
 
SMALLEST THEATRE


Love the theatre but never time to go, have your very own performance almost anywhere in the office or works. With there own mini ‘wheel on’ theatre performances are short, great fun and easily accessible more
 
OFFICE STATUARY

Install a lifesize Greek god or similar stutue in your foyer or on the factory floor one morning for when your staff arrive. But hold on.. did I see it wink at me and isnt it facing the other way after lunch ? Human stutues can be grecian marble or bronzes.. or wild fantasy animals ... they are always a talking point. more

 
HEALTH AWARENESS DAY
Health Awareness Themed Day or Week


Are your staff as healthy as they can or should be. Our presentations and experts on hand can help everybody with advice and ideas for a better lifestyle including healthy foods to try with nutritional advice and exercise machines with expert coaching. more
 
ART APPRECIATION


All those gallerys, but wouldn’t it be better if you understood a bit more ? Our expert will run short and easily accesible sessions on how to better appreciate great art. Possibly with a visit to a local gallery. more
 

WHO SHOT JR


A murder mystery game in the office.. a body is found by the coffee machine, but who is responsible ? more
 
GUNPOWDER PLOT


Celebrate Nov 5th with your own fireworks and bonfire spectacular more
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY


Are you doing your bit for the local community. We can arrange links between them and your organisation and staff that will enhance your position in the community, be fulfilling for your staff and maybe give you some valuable local publicity. more
 
COWES WEEK AT WORK?


You may be a ways from the sea but that doesnt mean we cannot have a bit of nautical action at work more
 
CRECHE FOR A DAY


Bring the kids to work and give your partner a day off. We will set up a professionally run creche in a meeting room or space so that partners can take the day off at your expense. For older kids we will arrange an outing. more
 
OFFICE PETS


Something permanent or why not different every week. From rabbits to song birds, lizards to tortoises ... or something larger ! more
 
RED NOSE DAY


Are you doing your bit, let us help with organising some wild activities and loony participation for your staff. more
 

INDEPENDENCE DAY


A big celebration in America and an excuse to have a good time here. Food, sport and more more
 
SECRETARIES DAY
Secrataries Day Event


The engine that drives your business, show how much you appreciate them with a special day and the big gestures.
Or how about a ‘support staff ‘ day to include security, cleaners, maintenance etc more
 

April Fools Day


Boy have we got some great gags for you to pull on your staff .. not nasty or embarrasing just great fun ... not giving anything away here though. All supported with the props and convincing staff to make it a real hoot. more
 

CHILDREN IN NEED


You want to help, but what to do and how to coordinate it. We can sort out ideas, activities and organisation including publicity for your staff efforts. more
 
OSCAR NIGHT

The stars of your production are your staff and what better to honour them than give them the Hollywood star treatment. On arriving at work your staff will find the barriers up, the red carpet down, the lighting in place, the fans waiting and the papparazzi in attendance. Everybody wants to take their photo, the reporters are asking questions and the fans want autographs. A famous celebrity(lookalike) greets them in front of the welcome backdrop. Later in the day photos are displayed on the wall of Fame. Lots of add-on goodies possible here including oscar stutuettes, framing of the photos to take home and cinema tickets. more

 
ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON


Why not a bit of patriosim here. Celebrate with a ‘play’ traditional english fare more
 

SKY AT NIGHT


Ever wanted to know more about what is up there... one winters late afternoon our expert will guide groups of your staff through the wonders of the night sky. more
 
CANT COOK WONT COOK


We have all seen the telly programme, now try it out for real. Our chefs will help everybody have fun in the kitchen as well as learning how to cook up a little something for their partner. more
 
PERHAPS POP IDOL


Singing is good for us in so many ways. It increases confidence, improves clarity of speech and projection and can be just the best fun to learn in a group. With no pressure you can have a laugh yet seriously achieve something fulfilling. more
 
VALENTINES


Something for the romantics in us all ... every lady gets Milk Tray form the man in Black and why not a
valentines 'love songs' Karaoke more
 
VIVE LA FRANCE


French themed day... Wine and cheese tastings etc more
 

Birds of Prey


Interact and experience working with these fascinating birds. Even in the heart of the city. Watch demonstrations,handle the birds and learn how these birds are used around office blocks to control pidgeons more
 
WACKY WAX


A wax cast of anything your brave enough to put into the warm wax (usually your hand !) more
 

ABSEIL THE OFFICE


With professional training and assistance you can have you staff abseiling down the side of your office(or local landmark). Great for adrenelin, staff motivation, fund raising and publicity more
 
SEASIDE GOLF


Your very own seaside Crazy golf course set up in and around your workplace (indoors or outside). Holiday fun for everyone even in the depths of winter. Also have seaside rock with your name in and Ice creams for all. more
 
HARD UP HENLEY


No time for a trip to the regatta ? Have your very own at work with our rowing machine challenge. Complete with blazered coaches and staff, Pimms and canapes more
 
ELECTRIC CHAIR ... WE'VE GOT THE POWER
Electric Chair



We’ve got the power! Just pop yourself into the gruseome looking electric chair, grab the handles and see how much juice you can take before letting go (Arcade Machine , its very safe ... honest!)
 
SKITTLE ALLEY


Why bother with the pub when you can have a traditional 9 pin skittle alley in the office. With wooden alley base and sides, ball return and fullweight skittles. Comes with operator/scorer. more
 
MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK


Always guaranteed to raise a smile or two. It doesnt have to be in a smoky bar, why not entertain fellow workers ... music while you work. Excellent equipment and accomplished singers to assist make it a real fun experience. more
 
MARBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS


Fun indoors or outside with this traditional marbles rink, complete with all equipment, score cards and of course marbles. With or without instructor/referee. Get good and compete in the World Championships in Crawley. more
 
GIANT GAMES


A giant chess board 10ft x 10ft and pieces 24" high. Can be used inside or outside... get lots of people involved. more
 

GET WITH THE BEAT

Probably everybody has fancied being a drummer at some time. We offer a whole variety of drumming workshops in different musical styles, from modern, to jazz to african and japanese... plus Steel drums for that carribean feel..A great way to unwind and take out some of those pent up frustrations. more

 

ICE SKATING RINK
Ice Rink

What better way to celebrate the festive season than with an ice rink (real or synthetic). Can be installed indoors or outside in a variety of sizes, for staff and why not staff families one evening. Of course with skates and lots of potential add on props and extras to create a magical environment. more
 
INDOOR BOWLS


As long as your floor is fairly flat you can participate in this fascinating sport. Competitve play or just for fun. Organiser/referee or just hire the equipment. more
 
FLAMENCO


Chill out with this red hot dance. Ideal for women and men, with top class teachers, musicians and costumes ... you really will be able to step the light fantastic next time you go to Spain. more  

LUNCHTIME STROLL


Everybody works in an interesting area, if we only knew it. So take a lunchtime stroll with a local guide/historian and find out more about where you work, other than the location of the car park more
 
Roller Dance

Roller Skating and Roller Blades are a great way to keep fit and have fun. We will install a temporary rink for you and supply all the equipment for days fitness fun. When youve got the knack then move onto roller dance. more

 

 

TAI CHI
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Ancient Chinese art.. get the day off to the perfect start with this meditative, empowering and elegant form of keep fit. more
 
OFFICE EQUIPMENT JUGGLER


Having trouble juggling your wokload. Not to worry our man about the office will juggle it for you.... and teach you to do it as well. more
 
SNOW AT CHRISTMAS


Guaranteed to raise a smile, snow drifting past the windows, covering the paths and gardens, christmas lights twinkling and more ....we can guarantee that it snows at your pemesies on a certain day using the latest in snow effects and blowers more
 
GIANT WRESTLERS


just for laughs.... if you think youre tough enough. Strap on the giant wrestlers and battle it out ... this is a great spectator sport. Make it an inter departmental or office chamionship. more
 

Darts Champs
180 !

Do it properly with boards, commentator, scoreboards,celebrity professional to challenge... dont forget the bar ! more
 
FILM SCREENINGS


Missed it first time around ... never mind watch it again. Why not have a big screen screening of a funny, inspirational of feel good film at your very own works. .. it can even happen outdoors ‘drive in movie’ style. For staff or for staff, families and more. more
 
COMICS IN THE LIFT


The benefits of a good joke and a laugh are immense, but you cant have comics interrupting people at their desks so we base ours ‘in the lifts’ (or the coffe machine or water cooler) where they can take advantage of those few wasted seconds ... and send staff off with fresh enthusiasm more
 
WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE


Spoof Game show with strange consequences based on the TV game Wheel of Fortune more
 
CHOCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Chocolate Events


Don’t we just love it! .. But there is so much more to experience and learn and taste from our expert on the most sensuous of eating experiences. Make your own chocolates or just dip into the chocolate fountain more
 
MURDER MY LORD



Theres been a murder in the office, can your staff solve the crime .. Actors take the parts of visitors, suspects and the police.. but they need your help! Youll just love this murder mystery event more
 
ROBOT WARS


Battle it it with these tough machines more
 
COFFEE MACHINE POETS



Where people gather there shall be words of thought’ Our poets base themselves at your Coffee machines where they can dispense comic verses and wisdom to all that pass. more
 
FERRET RACING


Yes really ... Ferret Racing. ...you can even have fun bets and turn it into your own Ascot on the cheap. more
 
CARICATURIST
Caricaturist


Still missing that image for your cubicle ? Professional 'doodling' from the Caricaturist gives you something to smile at every day. more
 
AMUSEMENT ARCADE


Who wants to go to the pier when you can have your own .. from 1 arcade game to dozens more
 
PICK A POCKET OR TWO



Walkabout entertainer with a difference. Great Fun, just how does he get my watch and Tie off more
 
POP IDOL TALENT


Individuals or departments compete for your very own pop idol. Can be run from a simple karaoke ‘talent’ contest through to a full blown competition with ‘expert’ judges, staging, live music and spectacular prizes. more
 
Period Photographer


Anything but a contemporary and 'boring' photo. Get dressed up for a real original more
 

SING ? ... OF COURSE YOU CAN


Cant sing! most people can if only they get a bit of assistance. Its fun and theraputic even if you aren’t planning for the next Pop Idol. Relaxed singing coaches make it fun to bring out the voice you didn’t know you had, singles, small groups or whole departments welcome more
 

Lunchtime Theatre

 

Lunchtime street theatre in the office,reception or grounds. Contemporary, humerous, artistic or thought provoking. The choice is yours more
 

Uninvited guests


Uninvited guests at your next meeting,reception,lunch or other event. 'Posh' people,drunks,yobs and just the 'befuddled'. All will create a sir and a laugh... during and afterwards more
 
GHOST


Really one for the ladies .. Our hunky potter will help them throw a pot just like in the film. more
 

FASHION SHOW


Get better dressed with your very own catwalk show, Affordable,different or aspirational. Staged in your own building for your staff. more
 
Morris Dancers


Morris Dancers, Perfect entertainment for a lunchtime drink. more
 
CHANGING ROOMS


Fed up with your office the way it is ... get some help with a half day makeover designed to brighten up your workspace and create a better and more appealing working environment. more
 
Wine Tasting


From beginner to expert, learn a little more about the wine youre drinking and enjoy it more as well as get better value for money. Wine tastings and talks are fun ! more
 
ANIMAL EXPERIENCE


Always wanted to handle a 12ft snake, have a giant spider sit atop your head or take an alligator for a walk ! Meet some animal stars of TV and Film, handle them and learn about their lives. more
 
WALK THE TIGHTROPE


You may often do it in business, but how about for real. It can be a very empowering experience. Start off just a few inches off the ground and let our instructor helpyou progress to higher things.. Watch out for those wobbly bits though. more
 
CARNIVAL SIDESHOWS


Hoopla, Coconut Shy, Darts, Hook a Duck and more. Great fun with traditional fun prizes. Brighten up your day with this fun-time carnival fair. more
 
HANGOVER DAY


Got to work on New Years day .. or after any other big celebration ? a few little ideas and support to make it a nicer day more
 
CELEBRITY DOORMAN


Maybe not the real 'Del Boy' opening the door to your visitors and staff, but who can spot the difference .... or how about Patsy from 'Ab Fab' or The Governor of California ! more
 
HIGH TEA


Take a few minutes out of the day to relax with 'High Tea' the civilised way. Real tea,cakes and cucumber sandwiches add a touch of calm. more
 

 

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