The Orchard Centre’s pioneering activity exercises are focused on the integration of fun activities with a structured programme that provides a real return for companies.
These programmes can be run for large and small groups, both on site and off site. These modules provide a range of fun and challenging team activities, giving the participants a sense of achievement and competitiveness, in a challenging environment. They are designed specifically to have all members of the group participating together throughout the event.
These highly successful sessions have provided valuable learning experiences for thousands of participants, by transforming groups of individuals into teams who communicate, trust more, solve problems together and work more effectively with each other, developing a more cohesive, motivated and effective team.
Our activity programmes are tailored to each client’s specification and objectives, so if it’s a structured training event or just pure fun we will make it happen for you.
Team Activities Overview
To celebrate the most popular sporting event in the world, the World Cup, the Orchard Centre has designed the World Cup Fever Programme. Using our monster sized Football To celebrate the most popular sporting event in the world, the World Cup, the Orchard Centre has designed the World Cup Fever Programme. Using our monster sized […]
The ultimate team challenge of adventure, leadership and resourcefulness as teams set out to explore the wonderful south Wicklow countryside. This beautiful 135 hectare dairy farm with its natural woodlands, valleys and historic sites provide the ideal backdrop for the Countryside Treasure Hunt. The ultimate team challenge of adventure, leadership and resourcefulness as teams set […]
The Orchard Centre’s Low Ropes Course is an aerial obstacle course strung among the existing giant Spruce and Beech trees using cables, ropes and beams. Teams will explore risk taking, leadership, communication, problem solving and coaching during this adventure This team event not only gives a reflection of the groups own effectiveness but it also […]
County Wicklow boasts one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in Ireland. Famous for its walking routes, it provides for the most experienced walkers as well as those who require a leisurely stroll, in a totally unspoiled countryside. On the east side of this mountain range the landscape is dominated by the Sugar Loaf Mountain, […]
Ernest H Shackelton (1874 to 1922) is recognised as one of the great explorers of all time. His exploits and adventures in the Antarctic as he and his colleagues set off on their expeditions are legendary. Many books, articles and documentaries tell the stories of sacrifice, suffering and heroism of this great adventurer. Through our […]
This fun and challenging event is the perfect means of bringing your team together, on a journey of exploration, in the captivating countryside around The Orchard Centre. This fun and challenging event is the perfect means of bringing your team together, on a journey of exploration, in the captivating countryside around The Orchard Centre. All […]
Orchard Antics is a series of five hilarious and fun events, full of pace, excitement, and challenges for your team to be really tested. An excellent programme for teambuilding, fun events and staff days. Prepare to be thrilled!! GRAND PRIX This is a testing relay event in which the teams divide into racing pairs driving […]
The Orchard Centre’s Low Ropes Course is an aerial obstacle course strung among the existing giant Spruce and Beech trees using cables, ropes and beams. Teams will explore risk taking, leadership, communication, problem solving and coaching during this adventure. The Orchard Centre’s Low Ropes Course is an aerial obstacle course strung among the existing giant […]
These combination events of The Dinosaur Egg, Crossing the Rapids and Captain Hook have been created to build and mirror specific team dynamics. The wild and dangerous jungle provides the backdrop for this demanding programme. THE DINOSAUR EGG THE DINOSAUR EGG challenges individuals to demonstrate the value of group effort as they attempt to move […]
A unique opportunity for participants to experience the richness of Irelands’ sporting culture traditions, as well as some novelty challenges. The emphasis is on fun but individuals can draw on their own personal and collective skills to build a cohesive team spirit. TUG O’ WAR This true test of team strength gets the team not […]
Hurling is Europe’s oldest field game. When the Celts came to Ireland as the last ice age was receding, they brought with them a unique culture, their own language, music, script and unique pastimes. One of these pastimes was a game now called hurling. It features in Irish folklore to illustrate the deeds of heroic […]
At the start of the day’s activities each team’s leader will explain the concept of the team creating their very own Hakka War Dance. Some basic instruction will be given but during the day as the team spirit develops this incredible event will take on a life of its own. The event will peak later […]
Farm owners Joe and Michael Hayden bring 150 years of their family’s passion for farming tradition to life on their personally guided farm visits around their 135 hectare award winning farm. Hayden’s Family Farm is home to their 170 cow dairy herd, which produces 1.1 million litres of milk for Baileys Irish Cream. In 2002 […]
Falconry is an ancient art, reputed to be the oldest sport in the world. Experience the magic through our interactive demonstration with the opportunity of flying and handling these beautiful birds. Falconry is an ancient art, reputed to be the oldest sport in the world. Experience the magic through our interactive demonstration with the opportunity […]
The Orchard Centre Treasure Hunts can be simple or cryptic, action packed or a stroll in the park! They are great fun and a fantastic way to see the sights of Dublin for those with limited time in the capital, or for the locals, to revisit the City’s nooks and crannies. The Orchard Centre Treasure […]
Clay pigeon shooting is a thrilling experience, demanding calm concentration, a keen eye and quick reactions. Perfect your aim and time your shots and soon you will be notching up your ‘kills’. We have a range of introductory clay pigeon shooting lessons available where you can learn firsthand CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING Clay pigeon shooting is […]
The lush green pastures of The Orchard Farm are characterised by a magnificent dairy herd of 170 milking cows.These cows produce over 1 million litres of milk each year for Bailey’s Irish Cream and have been carefully bred and selected over many years.The lush green pastures of The Orchard Farm are characterised by a magnificent […]
The whole team must cross the minefield without activating the mines. Team communication and coordination is esential for the successful completion of the task. The team’s task is to use a section of pipe provided to each team member to move a number of balls from the starting position to a red container at the […]
The Bodhrán, is the traditional Irish drum. Uniquely played in a seated position, the instrument is held vertically on the player’s knee and supported by his upper body and arm. A goat skin head is tacked to one side and the other side is open ended for the left hand to be placed against the […]
The Orchard’s Centres dairy herd of 170 cows produce over 1 million litres of milk annually for the making of Bailey’s Irish Cream. For the past 12 years the Hayden farm has been the spiritual home of Baileys and fans from all over world come here to experience the secrets behind the world’s most famous […]