Packages: Some fresh suggestions, ranging from cookery to F1

TEAM BUILDING - Nick Nairn Cook School

This new package sees celebrity chef Nick Nairn test guests' culinary skills with a team-building initiative titled Stir It Up. At Nairn's Cook School in Stirling, Scotland, he and chef tutors John Webber and Alan Mathieson will guide participants through the creation of a lunch, and help them experiment with different foods and flavours. There is a choice of five menus, including dishes such as creme caramel with Tia Maria served with white chocolate cookies, and creamy duck and celeriac pie with sweet chilli confit and dauphinoise potatoes. The package costs £4,200 for 24 people and takes place from 9.30am to 5pm.


Take advantage of the spring sun and book The Roof Gardens' Party Shakers package, which includes a champagne reception on arrival, three-course meal - including a selected drinks package - entertainment and room hire. The package is available from Monday to Thursday until 30 April, and prices start from £90 per person for a minimum of 100 guests.


Enjoy one of the most glamorous events in the world from the comfort of a luxury yacht. For the 11th consecutive year, Corporate Innovations will be offering hospitality packages on its yacht for guests to watch the Monaco Grand Prix between 22 and 25 May.

The package, which includes a champagne brunch on arrival, complimentary bar, lunch, race viewing, programme and on-board lap times, is priced at £2,000 per person.

In addition, accommodation on the yacht, along with helicopter transfers, can be arranged by the agency.


So that guests can experience the joys of being a VIP at Royal Ascot, organisers can now book the Parade Ring Restaurant at the venue for its fine-dining package. It features a royal enclosure guest badge, private table for groups of between two and 12 guests, reserved race view area adjacent to the royal box, champagne and canape reception, five-course lunch, full afternoon tea, complimentary bar and butler.

Royal Ascot takes place from 17-21 June and the packages are available to book now.

SPORTING HOSPITALITY - Tennis at Wimbledon

You can now enjoy this year's Wimbledon tennis championships from the newly built Skyview Suites inside the Centre Court complex. There are a limited number of suites, with a capacity for up to 20 guests, and they are located in the top rim of the soon-to-be-roofed Centre Court. The spaces feature balconies and offer panoramic views.

Added extras include plasma screens, a personal usher to reserved seats, luxury chauffeur service per suite (within the M25), butler and an official souvenir gift. Prices for the package start at £1,095 per person.

TEAM BUILDING - National Media Museum

Find out what it takes to create a live television programme as part of the National Media Museum's Event TV team-building package. Guests at the West Yorkshire venue will learn how to write a script, then edit, rehearse, film and star in their own show. Programme types range from news to a sitcom. For a full day the cost is £2,495 for a maximum of 15 participants.

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