Team Building in Durham

Durham is a fantastic location for any sort of team building program, team awayday or corporate event that you may wish to participate in. Durham is situated in an enviable position having the best of both worlds when it comes to scenic beauty and corporate commercial activity.

In todays modern business world communication skills, leadership skills, self motivation, problem solving and teamworking are critical personal skill-sets that every business requires in order to thrive. This is the case with many of the businesses that we run team building events for in Durham each year. This has allowed Durham to become not only a regional financial centre but also an international financial centre. The training programmes that we run each year allow participants to develop these skills so that general productivity, motivation and profitability of the organisation are increased.

Fire Events has a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise when it comes to designing, creating and implementing teambuilding courses, team awaydays, management development programs and corporate events in Durham. We were established in 1998 as a corporate development training company with our background being firmly rooted in the adventurous outdoor world. The team building events that we have run in Durham since our incorporation have included events as diverse as family fun days, team away days, icebreaker exercises, conference energisers. through to large sponsored charity events.

About Durham

Durham City - The jewel in the county's crown! Compact enough to explore on foot but so exceptional that its magnificent Norman Castle and Cathedral are a World Heritage Site. For over nine centuries the Castle and Cathedral have dominated the town from their dramatic location high above the River Wear. The massive Cathedral is widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest buildings. The original rib vaulted church, an architectural innovation of great importance, took 40 years to build and was completed in 1133. Since then the Cathedral and St. Cuthbert's shrine have attracted pilgrims and travellers from all over the world.

Founded in 1072, Durham Castle remains one of England's largest and best preserved Norman strongholds. For nearly 800 years it was the principal seat of Durham's Prince Bishops. Since 1836 the Castle has housed the Foundation College of Durham University.

Venues in this area: 

Gosforth Park

Set on 12 acres of parkland near the vibrant city centre and Newcastle International Airport, the Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park offers the ideal setting for short breaks and business travel. Contemporary by design, this premier Newcastle hotel blends gracious service with thoughtful amenities that all travellers will appreciate. The chic lobby leads to spacious, beautifully renovated guest rooms featuring luxurious new bedding and convenient high-speed Internet access. Exquisite dining awaits the discerning palate at the Plate Restaurant, winner of one AA Rosette, with live music every Saturday evening. For more casual dining, Chats Cafe Bar tempts with light snacks and beverages.

A surprising range of leisure activities include well-equipped gym, tennis courts, pool, sauna and squash courts, or pamper yourself at our beauty salon. The Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park offers a superior meeting and conference facility for up to 600, with catering and Executive lounge.

High Force Activity Centre

Whether you are discovering us for the first time, or are one of our regular and valued existing visitors, we hope you will be able to take a few moments to look through our web site. You will soon discover that we offer a variety of programmes to meet your requirements, as a group or individual. Our aim is to tailor a package that will meet your budget and objectives.

Our outdoor education packages are tailor made for your groups and will give depth to the curriculum and make an important contribution to each individual person’s physical, personal and social education.

We offer self catering / catering, which are excellent packages for people who want to visit the Tees dale area (an area of outstanding beauty) in groups and get full exclusive use of the house, you can organise your own events, walks, murder mystery events, painting , family reunions etc, or you can get us to arrange any event or course for you. We can take care of all your needs, making your stay with us very special


Seaham Hall

A luxury hotel and spa located on a beautiful cliff top on the seafront and just 20 minutes from Newcastle, Seaham Hall is the leading luxury hotel and spa destination resort in Northern England.

Where service is founded on instinctive hospitality, where the food is pure delight and where quality and attention to detail keep them awake at night, not you.

Together the hotel and spa provide the indulgence of a luxury boutique hotel and a unique oriental spa making Seaham Hall and The Serenity Spa without doubt one of the finest hotels in the North-East of England. It is also one of a handful of hotels outside London to be awarded five AA Red Stars.

Residential Spa of the Year 2009, this is a hotel and spa where you can completely lose yourself in another world. Whether fabulous food or relaxing time in the spa is your thing, this is a new kind of destination resort that’s in tune with what people want...now.


Walworth Castle

Walworth Castle Hotel is set in the rolling countryside of the Tees valley, just to the west of Darlington and close to the A1(M) in County Durham. It was built in 1189 and is one of the few castle hotels in England.

Walworth Castle Hotel - For Business & Pleasure
Our business guests choose Walworth Castle Hotel for the sense of being somewhere different and memorable, and for its ease of access. The style of the hotel guarantees a feeling of privacy and security, and the hotels facilities are very 21st century.

Meetings at Walworth castle Hotel are designed to meet the needs of businesses. At Walworth castle hotel we can tailor any package to suit your needs.

Day delegate package includes hire of room, tea/coffee/biscuits on arrival, mid morning tea/coffee/biscuits, two course carvery lunch or finger buffet, afternoon tea/coffee/biscuits, hire of OHP/screen/flipchart, conference pads/pencils, cordials iced water and mints.

The residential package adds to the above a three course table d'hôte diner, overnight accommodation and full traditional English breakfast.