Happy to get back to Cloudhouse Wonder Wednesdays!

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Before the pandemic, we held regular Cloudhouse ‘Wonder Wednesdays’, where we took a half day for an activity or experience and a social event. Our Office Assistant, Adrianna, scouts the best options before putting them to the team for a vote.

Some of the activities require working collaboratively, some pitch teams against each other, and some are purely for fun! They are a great way to let off some steam and spend time together away from our desks.

Favourite activities so far have included archery tag, cracking the Crystal Maze, an adrenaline filled speed boat ride up the Thames, and racing at Thruxton:

Archery Tag
Lining up for Archery Tag
Crystal Maze
Victorious in the Crystal Maze dome!
speed boat on the Thames
Amazing views from the speed boat
racing at Thruxton
A quick pit-stop at Thruxton

We also had a party on a boat on the Thames, an amazing way to experience London from a different point of view, reminding us how lucky we are to work in such an amazing city:

Boat party on the Thames
Party on water!

After a long pause due to coronavirus restriction, it was great to be able to finally be able to get back out last month for a game of Monopoly Lifesized! Played on a 15mx15m board, we had great fun solving challenges and competing against the clock:

Giant Monopoly
Monopoly with a difference

We’re always on the lookout for new experiences to try in and around London, so if you have any recommendations, let us know!

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