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The Great Escape moves to new permanent home

The Great Escape Company is delighted to announce that it has moved into its new permanent home: Great Hagley, Hopton Castle. The venue consists of a main house and series of outbuildings, including a 24 berth bunk house, set in 120 acres of spectacular countryside.

Director Mark Willis commented “This move marks the next significant phase of our development and we’re delighted to have made it in time for the start of the summer season. The facility simply couldn’t be better for outdoor activities and our existing clients are as excited as we are.”

Around 80 acres of the estate is woodland and amenity land, including an established range of Oaks, Ash, Silver Birch, Pine and Larch. The rolling position, extensive covers and valley lend the land to the full range of Great Escape camps and challenges.

Summer season of corporate events underway

After a productive winter, the Great Escape team is gearing up for the busy summer season of management team development programmes. Confirmed corporate clients include air conditioning systems provider EPS Ltd, technology solutions provider Emerson and hotel chain De Vere. In addition to the commercial side of the business, the schools summer camp programme is also looking extremely healthy with a raft of rebookings from regular education based clients.
Director Mark Willis is looking forward to building on a great start to 2016: “I think we’re seeing the benefits our our rebranding last spring come through now as The Great Escape becomes synonymous with high quality contemporary team building and management development programmes, most of which we run here at at our home on Bicton Farm in the beautiful Shropshire countryside”.
In addition to the usual activities on offer, this summer’s clients can also enjoy The Great Escape Company’s own version of the Crystal Maze; a new team based challenge that involves the collection of ten crystals, one for each exercise successfully completed.

The Great Escape to support Prince’s Trust programme

Princes Trust LogoAfter a busy summer, we are very excited to have been appointed to support a Prince’s Trust programme for underprivileged children. The programme which is coordinated with The City of Wolverhampton College, involves groups of twelve at a time, spending a week at The Great Escape at Bicton Farm near Clun, where they will engage in a variety of outdoor activities including climbing, fell walking, archery and a series of team building challenges. Accommodation is provided in a partnership with Walcot Hall.

We are delighted to be working with young people whose opportunities in life have been limited, and to return them to college with new skills, fresh purpose, and a better understanding of what they might achieve in life with the right attitude.