Team Building in Durham

As a mobile events company, KDM provide a broad range of team building activities and games in Durham either at the venue of your choice – or we can recommend venues in the Durham area depending on your requirements and budget. Voted the “Best Event Provider” at both the 2017 and 2018 M&IT Awards, KDM Events are a renowned full-service Event Management Company who specialise in delivering memorable events for our corporate clients! Please follow the below links for some of our most popular team events or to view the full portfolio – whilst you may wish to “Filter Results” to quickly find the event that best suits your objectives.

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Team Building in Durham

Finding the best team building events in Durham need not be a challenge! From collaborative painting challenges, giant games and strategic problem solving to cookery, ice sculpting and school sports we’ll deliver the right team building solution in Durham for you. Click on the buttons to find more details and prices ...

And finding the right venue for your event in Durham doesn’t have to be difficult. We work at all the excellent venues below so get in touch – we’ll help you find the right location.

Team Building Venues in Durham

Venues we have recently worked at in Durham include Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club, Durham Dales Centre, The Gala Theatre – Durham City Centre, The Honest Lawyer Hotel – Croxdale, Farnley Tower – Durham City Centre.

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Team Building in Durham

Or thinking you might also need a location outside Durham? We’re flexible enough to be able to deliver all our great team building events anywhere in the UK, so contact our Staffordshire or London offices to find out more.

  • Durham, a designated conservation area, is a hilly city said to be built on the symbolic seven hills with wooded riverbanks adding a striking beauty to the city.

    The name "Durham" derives from the Old English "dun", denoting hill, and the Old Norse "holme", translates to island. The Lord Bishop of Durham takes a Latin variation of the city's name in his official signature, which is signed "N. Dunelm". Durham's name is believed to be assigned from the Dun Cow and the milkmaid legend who guided the monks of Lindisfarne, lugging the body of Saint Cuthbert to the area of the current city in 995 AD. One of the original lanes is believed to be Dun Cow Lane, being directly to the east of Durham Cathedral and acquiring its title from a depiction of the city's founding deep set in masonry on the southern side of the cathedral. The original Nordic Dun Holm was converted to Duresme by the Normans and was acknowledged in Latin as Dunelm. It was later used in modern form as Durham.

    The historical city centre of Durham has not changed very much over the past 200 years. It is made up of the peninsula which contains the cathedral, palace green, former administrative buildings for the palatine and Durham Castle. As well as there being 630 listed buildings in Durham, there are old roads that reside out of the Market Place that include The Bailey, Saddler Street and Prebends Bridge.

    A statue of Neptune in the Market Place is a constant reminder of Durham's maritime possibilities. It was proposed in 1720 that Durham could become a sea port by digging a canal north to join the River Team, a tributary of the River Tyne near Gateshead. However nothing came of the plan.

    Other historical buildings in Durham include the cathedral. It reigns over the skyline on the central and most noticeable area high above the Wear. The view of the cathedral from South Street was so stimulating that Sir Walter Scott wrote a poem about Saxons and Vikings set in County Durham, "Harold the Dauntless" published in 1817. On Prebends Bridge there is a stone tablet carved with the lines of the poem. The High Altar at the cathedral was the most fundamental religious place in England until the ordeal of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury. Most of the medieval buildings in the commercial area of Durham have disappeared apart from the House of Correction and the Chapel of Saint Andrew, both under Elvet Bridge. The Bailey and Old Elvet still remain to have Georgian buildings that make up the colleges of Durham University. Durham University was founded in 1832 due to the Chapter and Bishop William Van Mildert, with Durham Castle becoming the first college (University College, Durham) the Bishop then relocated to Auckland Castle, his only residence in the county.

    Durham was well-known for carpet making and weaving. By the nineteenth century many of the medieval weavers had left although Hugh MacKay Carpet's factory remained in the city, which made the notorious brands of tufted and axminster carpets. Other important industries were the manufacture of mustard and coal extraction, with the Industrial Revolution placing Durham at the heart of the coal fields. It was the county's main industry sector until the 1970s. The 1800’s bestowed the city with not only the creation of the world's first passenger railway in 1825, but the first Durham Miners' Gala held in 1871. It continues to be the biggest socialist trade union event in the world.