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Crate Escape team building now at Bailbrook House

Can you escape from a crate? You’ll need some good team mates and some top mystery solving skills.

Bath’s Bailbrook House Hotel has developed its own bespoke team building offering in partnership with with ACF Teambuilding & Events.

The Crate Escape has been created to encourage problem solving and inspire creative thinking as part of a team, involving one member of a participating group being chained to a specially-designed ‘Bailbrook crate’, with the remainder of the team responsible for their release.

Teams must unravel clues, crack codes and answer questions tailored to the history of Bailbrook House Hotel and the World Heritage Spa City of Bath in order to find the key to open the crate.

The activity is held inside one of the hotel’s 12 meeting rooms or outside in the grounds.

Located just off the M4, Bailbrook House is one of only two Grade II Listed country house hotels in Bath and has 12 meeting rooms across the estate, including the Brunel Suite, which can accommodate up to 200 delegates.

Alongside the historic mansion house is a separate dedicated conference centre, Bailbrook Court, providing event organisers with a self-contained space with meeting rooms, breakout areas, access to outside terraces and bedrooms under one roof.

For residential conferences, Bailbrook House has 94 bedrooms in total including 15 feature rooms and suites.

Keith Turnbull, General Manager at Bailbrook House, said: “Our new escape room style activity, The Crate Escape, is an express teambuilding session that can be completed in just under an hour if delegates use their combined observation skills and ‘thinking outside the box’ mentality as a team.  It’s a great way of engaging the group in the local area and giving them an activity that stretches their skills beyond those used around the boardroom table without it eating into too much of their time, so we’re delighted to introduce this as a new product here in Bath.”