In our series exploring incentive options, we turn our focus to day incentive trips, both home and away, which are sure to motivate and reward your team.

London offers a plethora of gastronomic delights for the discerning guest.  Harvey Nichols run a weekend morning Cocktail Masterclass for up to 25 people, where they promise to teach you ‘the art of mixology and the tricks of the trade.’  You are guided through three cocktails and tastings, and then get the chance to make your own ingenious concoction.  The finale is a two-course lunch.

Fortnum and Mason offer an equal indulgence: chocolate tasting, with an in-house expert.  These guided tastings give you a new insight into the processes behind the development of some of the world’s finest chocolates, and a veritable gourmet experience to boot.

Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons run a Wine and Dine package with the Raymond Blanc Cookery School, for up to eight guests.  This very selective option includes a wine tasting with a dedicated sommelier, champagne and canapés while you embark on a ‘culinary journey through demonstrations and hands-on tuition.’  The climax is a luxurious four-course dinner.

If all this gluttony leaves you feeling a little guilty, then why not plump for an outdoor option such as night time laser clay shooting at Coworth Park, near Ascot?  This unique pre-dinner activity adds an extra element of challenge to the traditional pass-time, with the shooting aided by fluorescent rays.  Other activities offered on-site include falconry, gun dog handling and remote control boat racing.

If teambuilding is the order of the day, then Bracknell Ski Slope and Ice Rink offer several options for the brave: ice karting, broom ball and Ice Olympics.  Described as a combination of physical fitness and mental agility, the Ice Olympics are perfect for corporate groups, offering six games designed to challenge even the most able.   There are no limits on numbers.

Last but not least, if you really want to push the boat out, what about lunch in a secret location?  You can fly from Lydd Airport (and several others near London) to Le Touquet in under an hour.  To add a further sense of mystery, with the help of the airport staff, you can conceal the airport location so that on arrival the guests are no further enlightened as to their destination.

Chateau Montreuil, a manor house close to the resort town, is a beautiful spot for a picturesque lunch, with the option of following it up with an invigorating coastal walk or a blood-pumping horse ride.  The beaches around Le Touquet, with an eight-mile stretch of sand, specialise in high-octane sand yachting, where top speeds of 113 miles per hour have been recorded.

Our Logistics Team are always happy to discuss incentive options with you.  Please ring 0207 650 4500 or email contact@crownbc.com to speak to one of our dedicated team.