Reconnect your team with nature on a bespoke Team Away Day at Gosforth Nature Reserve

Reconnect your team with nature

Looking to escape the office and enjoy time outdoors with colleagues?

Whether you’re looking to build bridges with coworkers, reset or recharge, we are pleased to offer bespoke team days at Gosforth Nature Reserve. Suitable for groups of up to 30 and tailored to your needs, these provide the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy nature.

Gosforth Nature Reserve is a wildlife haven and quiet oasis located on the outskirts of Newcastle. Supported all the way by passionate NHSN volunteers and staff, you’ll explore this fantastic local resource to your heart’s content while enjoying exclusive use of on-site facilities for your day. This includes a dedicated outdoor space complete with a pond.

With accessible toilets, a kitchenette, free WiFi, and a TV with HDMI connections, the reserve’s Field Studies Room provides a flexible indoor space for your event. With this and the reserve at your disposal, indoors and out, whatever the weather, you’re sure to have a great time.

Fab day, great facilities and a wonderful site. We had a splendid day out. Thank you for such an informative and inspiring day.

Natural England, 2022

Team Activities

Please note that several of these activities are season and weather dependant.

  • Team scavenger hunt – We’re all children at heart. Join the hunt for natural curiosities and enjoy some friendly competition with colleagues. Better still, you’ll also construct your nature table on your return.
  • Guided nature walk – a guided tour of the reserve with an NHSN Naturalist, perfect for groups looking to enjoy the reserve’s wildlife.
  • Insect Bioblitz – From bees to ladybirds, grab a net and get to know the reserve’s smallest residents in the company of a friendly guide.
  • Relaxed birdwatching – Relax and unwind with exclusive use of three on-site bird hides where you can marvel at the reserve’s feathered residents.

It was an absolutely brilliant day and was just what we were looking to do. I have had some fantastic feedback of colleagues who attended and the exercises you set up were perfect to allow us to enjoy the beauty of the reserve and help our wellbeing,  but also to bring us together as a wider team and ensuring colleagues who would not normally work together on a day to day basis could do so easily.

Environmental Agency, 2023
Environment Agency Colleagues, searching for insects
Colleagues from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums on their team away day in 2022


There are four gendered toilets and one accessible unisex toilet in the Field Studies Room. A kitchenette is available for self-catering events and an outdoor sink allows for washing of field equipment and boots.

An on-site TV with HDMI connections is available to all groups, allowing presentations to be easily shared, and free WiFi is available for all visitors. Blackout roller blinds are also installed and white board flip chart is provided.

Equipment for activities will be provided, though the quantities needed will be discussed in advance.


The Field Studies Room is fully accessible thanks to a wide access ramp complete with hand rail. The room’s unisex toilet is also fully accessible ensuring everyone has access to vital facilities. Access to the wider reserve is variable, though several tracks and hides are suitable for wheelchairs. Organisers will be invitied to a site visit to assess this in advance.


Tables and chairs can comfortably seat a maximum of thirty adults in the Field Studies Room. Room layout and seating is fully customisable and can be arranged in theatre, classroom, boardroom or standing-only format. For larger events, additional seating may be required. Numbers will be discussed in advance.

NHSN is pleased to provide tea and coffee to welcome groups and can provide cups, flasks, crockery and other essentials. It is important to note that we do not provide catering but are happy to provide details of local companies who do.

Team Days start from £400 for a full-day event. For smaller events, charges may vary. Please get in touch using the details below.

Example structure

  • 9 am – Welcome, teas and coffee provided
  • 9.30 am – 9.45 am – Introductory talk from NHSN (optional)
  • 10 am – 12 pm – Morning activity
  • 12 pm – 1 pm – Lunch
  • 1 pm- 3 pm – Afternoon activity
  • 3 pm- 3 pm – Final words and reflections
Kingfisher © Andy Morkot

Book your Team Day

To book your own Team Day at Gosforth Nature Reserve, please contact James Common at

If you have any questions before booking, please contact us at 0191 208 2790 or We’d love to hear from you.

If you would like to visit the Field Studies Room or reserve in advance, please get in touch. We’re happy to help.