RUNNING GREAT EVENTS FOR OVER 30 YEARS
With over 30 years of experience with large and small corporate and private events, rest assured that we will ensure your expectations are exceeded.
Stratton Court Barn is an ideal function and event venue near Bicester, North Oxfordshire, for events large and small.
We have listed a few of our specialities below, but we are happy to discuss any requirements you may have in more detail - from product launches to five course tasting menus.
Family Fun Day
Stratton Court Barn is an ideal family fun day venue with ample space for children to rush from activity to activity, and for hard working employees to chill out in beautiful surroundings or having a go at everything from buggy racing to a competitive game of croquet!
Here you can see a typical fun day package, suitable from 50-150 guests, large and small, from £40 per person:
- Tea, coffee and warm welcome on arrival
- Barbecue with local meats and home made salads and dessert at lunch time
- Fully stocked and staffed bar
- Bouncy castle
- Croquet, Giant Jenga and Connect4
- Reverse Steer Jeeps - manoeuvre Suzuki trucks around an obstacle course with the wheel turning the opposite way...
- Honda Pilot Racing or 1000cc Rage Buggies
- Beautiful converted barn with plenty of seating - just in case the weather isn't perfect!
- Large lawn area with picnic tables and outdoor seating arrangements, big activity fields, free parking, and best of all, surrounded by beautiful countryside!
Corporate Activity Days
Need to get your people out of the office and working together? Then we're here to help. We have a range of exciting activities for your team to enjoy, whether they are thrill seekers or prefer something gentler. They can be booked in any combination. Find out more by clicking on each activity:
- Rallying - authentic rally cars, professional instructors and a forest rally course on site
- Honda Pilot Racing Buggies or 1000cc Rage Buggies - grass track racing, fast but safe!
- Quad Bike Trekking - enjoy the countryside on these essential country machines
- Air Rifle and Air Pistol shooting - learn how to focus and aim to control these weapons
Each Activity Day is planned with your group in mind, and includes refreshments and lunch in our beautiful barn. Please contact us to discuss your requirements further.
Stratton Court Barn offers a specific number of activities designed to help your team work together and challenge the way they think. You can book either a half day or a full day. Allow two activites for a half day and four activities for a full day.
Pit Stop Challenge
Two teams, two vehicles, two sets of kit. After a strategy meeting the teams will practice changing a set of wheels, changing the driver, cleaning the windscreen/visor and sending the machine on its way. Then they will go head to head in the final. Really gets the teams going!
This is exactly what it sounds like! Each team member will take it in turns to collect the giant jigsaw pieces scattered around, with the use of a wheelbarrow. However, the team member will be blindfolded and will need to listen to their other team members who will be giving clear instruction and guidance. Once all the pieces of the jigsaw have been gathered, the team will need to assemble the jigsaw.
Each team will be given a bag of seemingly random items. The challenge is to judge which items to use, and how to use them, in order to build a bridge - the longest and the sturdiest - for a remote control truck to drive across. Communicaton, team negotiation, creativity and time keeping are key skills required by the team members in order to win this challenge!
This activity makes a great finale! How do you get an egg to fly through the air, with all this equipment that is lying on the ground? Each team is provided with the same bits and pieces with a deadline to produce a launch vehicle. Time management is critical, as is co-operation between team members. The competition gets real when teams compete to see who can catapult their eggs (!) the furthest! Great fun and sometimes quite messy!
We are experts at creating bespoke corporate events, including meetings and away-days. Please see our Conference page for more information.