Rewarding your team, colleagues or clients is a vital part of business. Wales has a wide range of incentives ideas for you to choose from.
From luxury relaxing spa breaks at one of our many luxurious spa resorts, to sampling a true taste of Wales at one of our Michelin star restaurants, food centres, food tours or master class sessions, whisky and gin distilleries or vineyards.
If it's activities you are looking for then we have it covered. We have five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales and within our three national parks we have the fastest zip wire in the world, an inland surfing lagoon, canyoning and caving and an abundance of golf courses including a Ryder Cup course each one with a different and spectacular view.
For heritage experiences our national museums and castles are a must, discover an underground Welsh coal mining experience at Blaenavon or discover the medieval walled town of Conwy and its magnificent castle, to understand why these sites have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status.
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Aber Falls Distillery
The first of its kind in North Wales for more than 100 years, Aber Falls Distillery offers a range of award-winning, premium gins and liqueurs and single-malt whisky. Distillery tours for incentive groups are offered and include master classes, lab experiences, and an opportunity to sample and purchase from the range of premium quality spirits. Tours are currently available and there will be a new visitor centre open late this year.
Angela Gray's Cookery School at Llanerch Vineyard
Angela Gray (a food writer, broadcaster, consultant and former chef to the rich and famous) runs Angela Gray's Cookery School at Llanerch Vineyard. It offers an exciting programme of courses including corporate and bespoke days such as Kitchen Challenge; 'The heat is on!; Demonstration, Dine and Bake; and Culinary Wizards. You can include overnight 5-star accommodation and wine tasting as part of your experience at Llanerch Vineyard.
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Have a real underground experience in a coal mine which is a fantastic way to be immersed in the industrial heritage of Wales and a living, breathing reminder of the coal industry in Wales. Big Pit National Coal Museum is an educational and entertaining facility where you can go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for thousands of people who worked at the coal face in Wales. The museum is set in industrial landscape and is a designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO in recognition of its international importance to the process of industrialisation through iron and coal production.
There are many options available at Cardiff Castle to hold your reception, product launch, meeting, dinner or lunch. The Undercroft is one of the oldest parts of the castle and is also the setting for the castle’s popular Welsh Banquets. It has its own private bar and reception area. The Guest Tower Rooms is an exclusive self contained suite offering a flexible space for business meetings and dinners. The new Interpretation Centre can also be adapted to hold your event with panoramic views of the castle grounds from the roof-top terrace. Why not combine your event with a tour of the castle. The Premium Tour taking up to 45 minutes offers a guided tour led by expert castle guides. Tours can be led in English, Welsh, French and Spanish. The Curator Tours taking up to 2 hours is ideal for groups who wish to learn more about the decoration of the castle, its history and the work of William Burges. Tours must be booked in advance.
Cardiff International White Water
Cardiff International White Water, the Olympic-standard, award-winning white water rafting centre located in the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay, offers delegates the chance to participate in a range of team-building activities. Delegates can take part in full or half day courses choosing either flat or white water activities or a mixture of both. There are three packages available - Away Day (half or full day), team development (1-5 days) and Focus (bespoke package). Activities range from canoeing, kayaking and white water rafting, gorge walking to team building and problem solving. Conference facilities are also available.
Celtic Manor Resort
Wales hosted the prestigious Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort in 2010. The world’s sporting media heralded the country’s golf credentials while the Twenty Ten Course built specifically for the tournament challenged the world’s best golfers. Golf at Celtic Manor Resort offers packages for companies and groups and will tailor a golf day to suit your needs. Other activities include corporate golf tuition, challenging Adventure Golf and a High Ropes experience. It has been voted the UK’s Best Conference Hotel for the ninth year running by Conference & Incentive Travel magazine’s prestigious awards.
Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway
Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways is the longest heritage railway route in Britain. They offer an opportunity to hire a private carriage with catering options – booking well in advance is essential. Delegates will travel through the stunning Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri (Snowdonia National Park) from Caernarfon to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Fishing and Foraging Wales
Search for shellfish and seaweed or fungi and edible plants with Fishing and Foraging Wales. The treasures that you will find in Pembrokeshire and the Gower Peninsula paired with local ingredients are then prepared or cooked to a very high standard over open flames during the spring, summer and autumn.
Cardiff Airport offers fantastic flying experience, book for an introductory flying experience, lessons in light aircraft and helicopters. Fly Days give the chance to see the world from above the clouds.
Loving Welsh Food
A Cardiff food tour is an ideal way to discover the capital city and taste the culinary delights that is has to offer. Loving Welsh Food offer private tasting tours in a variety of languages.
Combine your meeting or event and offer your delegates the chance to have fun learning some Welsh phrases at Nant Gwrtheyrn. The refurbished Victorian village offers conference facilities for up to 350 delegates. Accommodation is also available in the refurbished Victorian quarry cottages. The village can also be hired exclusively.
North Wales’ first five-star hotel, is based in the idyllic Welsh countryside. With a variety of exclusive corporate activities on offer such as clay shooting, archery and white-water rafting, Palé Hall is a unique luxury destination for memorable corporate incentives. The hotel has 18 luxurious guest bedrooms and suites that have been individually designed to have their own unique personality and history, from the Victoria Suite to the Churchill Suite.
Penderyn Brecon Beacons Distillery
At the southern tip of Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), Penderyn Brecon Beacons Distillery is the producer of malted barley spirit and is recognised worldwide as one of the finest single malt whiskies. The distillery also has an award winning visitor centre where private tours for between 10- 20 people can be catered. Or maybe a masterclass which is a fully interactive experience offering an in-depth look at the whisky making process. With a fully guided tour and whisky tasting, this tour is a unique experience which is fun and informative.
Delegates can have a private tour of the 74,500 seater Principality Stadium. See the dressing rooms, hear the roar of the crowd and walk down the players' tunnel.
The Retreats Group includes luxury hotels and a holiday castle in St Davids Pembrokeshire; Twr y Felin Hotel, the 12th Century Roch Castle Hotel and the 19th Century Penrhiw Hotel. Fine dining is offered at the three rosette Blas Restaurant. The hotel offer a range of incentive packages including wellness experiences, guided wildlife walking tours, coastal foraging, coastal adventure activities and golf experiences.
Welsh National Opera
If you are looking to add value to your event, talk to the Welsh National Opera about their entertainment or audience engagement ideas. They offer solutions for conferences or meetings, team away days, official openings, celebrations or awards ceremonies and private recitals.
Welsh Rarebits offer hotels of distinction and their latest brochures are now available with a unique collection of one-off gems, rare hideaways and great little places. They now offer gift vouchers which are a great way to incentivise staff who can take their pick of one of many luxury, boutique and country house hotels in the stunning scenery of Wales.
Zip World offers extraordinary experiences in a unique setting. Based between three stunning locations in North Wales and one location in South Wales , there are unique experiences including the world's fastest and Europe's longest zip wire and the UK's only alpine coaster. The Gallery in North Wales also offers an exclusive use space including a terrace and viewing platform which can hold drinks receptions and private meetings, whilst the restaurant at the South Wales location Zip Tower creates a great backdrop fro product launches and all can tailor experiences bespoke to individual company requirements.