10 Christmas gifts to quicken the pulse.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 6 Comments

Just what will the top Christmas gifts for 2013? What will blow the socks off the old pullover and hankies? Adrenamag shows you a selection of top Christmas gifts that are guaranteed to set the pulse racing and stop the family snoozing when they unwrap this Christmas.
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In no particular order:

1. Off-road karting. This is a top gift for a surge of adrenalin from the get-go. It places the rider in a monster of a kart and then challenges them to go at ridiculous speeds over rough terrain. Marvellous!

2. Clay pigeon shooting. For those who are stuck for what to buy teenagers who had done most things, clay pigeon shooting is a brilliant idea. Not only does it get them away from the computer and out into the fresh air, it will surprise them just how much they enjoy the experience.

3. Zorbing. A rollercoaster ride of emotions. The gift of a whirl in a zorb is like Christmas wrapped up into a large plastic ball. And, it gave the voucher holders something to look forward to after Christmas.

4. Horse Riding. The RSPCA warns against dogs as Christmas presents as they are often abandoned by Boxing Day. Here is an animal that is happy to be the centre of attention for just one day. Horse riding lessons.

5. Showboarding. Guarantee a white Christmas with a snowboarding lesson at a top indoor centre. This is a great introduction to the sport. A gift idea for any age. 

6. Skiing. A romantic gift idea. Many people like to go away skiing between Christmas and Easter, so join the jet set and take to the slopes (in the UK).

7. Paintball. When the fights break out at Christmas and you feel like shooting someone – do it! Get moving, hiding and shooting. Paintballis a great energy release for everyone aged 12yrs and over, and it will burn some off those pesky calories too.

8. Microlighting.  Microlighting gives you the same sensation. Take to the skies and let the crazy world below just drift away.

9. Segway. Oh yes! This is a superb gift, and an activity that very few people have tried.  You will be top of the nice list for this gift, that is for sure.

10. Anything they fancy. Can’t decide what on earth to give from all the incredible options? Easy, give an Activity Passport and let them choose themselves. Last on this list, but probably the best gift of all.

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Office Christmas party: why the economy is changing the annual office bash

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 2 Comments

Research by the country’s foremost activity provider, The Activity People, reveals a combination of tougher economic times and Government spending cuts are steering employees and companies away from traditional office Christmas parties towards more action-based activities.

The Activity People monitored corporate bookings for Christmas parties over a five-year period. The figures reveal a dramatic increase in the last two years in the number of companies booking activities such as paintball, go karting or clay pigeon shooting.

Research by YouGov in 2009 revealed that only about 40 per cent of office workers were guaranteed a Christmas party, with one in six employees contributing to the budget themselves.  Rebecca Rudkin, Corporate Manager at The Activity People, believes this pressure on the Christmas party budget is forcing employees and companies to rethink their party plans.

‘More than ever before companies want value for money for their Christmas party and they want to be sure that employees enjoy it. Therefore, they are being more creative in what they are doing,’ says Rudkin.

Although the latest Government economic statistics revealed higher growth figures than expected, the planned Government spending cuts mean 2010 is likely to be another Christmas where budgets will be tight for parties.

Mark, who runs a small engineering firm in the West Midlands, is taking his team of 25 for a corporate shooting day. ‘We just wanted to do something different. We had a vote amongst our team and shooting come out top,’ says Mark

Angela, who runs a hairdressing salon in London, said: ‘We are all going karting, and having some food and drink afterwards. We are a young team and didn’t want to sit around with paper hats on. The guys are really looking forward to it.’

Rudkin says: ‘Our research shows many companies like to do something active because it relaxes people and it is simply more fun.’

The Activity People are giving every participant a £10 voucher to spend on an activity of your choice after Christmas, with Christmas and New Year bookings of 20 people or more. Just quote ref: adrenamagfreevoucher, when you book your group into any activity, and the vouchers are yours.

Companies rev-up for karting Christmas parties

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 No Comments

The office Christmas party is changing. The image of paper hats, twinkly dresses and the finance director staggering across the dance floor appears to be fading out. The answer of what to wear at the 2010 Christmas party is just as likely to be a crash helmet as a little black dress.

Rebecca Rudkin, a spokesperson for Karting Nation – the UK’s largest online karting network – said: ‘We have seen a steady rise in companies wanting to go karting for their Christmas parties. People are bored of the same old thing and they want to do something different and be active.’

Rudkin added: ‘Not only have we seen a rise in the number of companies booking karting Christmas parties, but we also get a lot of repeat bookings. Many of the venues will put on buffets or even arrange dinner in conference rooms, so it is the complete party package.’

However, Rudkin warns that prime dates at karting venues are selling out fast. ‘We are already getting a lot of enquires for karting parties so venues are booking up quickly.’

In 2009 a number of large companies, such as accountancy firm KPMG, cancelled their Christmas party due to the economic climate. But for Christmas 2010, a year which has seen a return to positive economic growth, many businesses are taking the view that it would be a negative step to cancel the Christmas party.

Nigel Curtis, managing director of CW communications, said: ‘At the end of a year where everyone has worked really hard in tough economic conditions, we feel we need to let our hair down and a karting party is something a bit different.’

If you want to book a karting party for your company, click here.