We’re proud of the attraction we have launched in London, giving people exercise and fresh air while enjoying Foxtrail, our “walking” escape room. So, when we’re mentioned in the media, we get a warm glow.

Just recently, our research about teamwork was picked up by many of the national newspapers. The subject of teamwork resonates with us because so many businesses choose to send their staff on Foxtrail for a team-building activity.

You see, teams must work together to find and solve our puzzles and clues in order to progress along our secret walking route in the capital. Families and friends love Foxtrail, too, and while they’re out to have fun together, they show off fantastic teamwork skills in the process.

We commissioned research to see just how prevalent – or otherwise – team culture was in British offices and workplaces. To our surprise, one in five people said they preferred working alone. It seems there truly is no ‘I’ in team! Those people like to think of themselves as a lone wolf who gets frustrated having to work with others.

That figure will raise a few eyebrows for bosses who want all their staff to work together for the common benefit of the business. However, at least our research showed four out of five employees did enjoy working as part of a team.

The Foxtrail research clearly caught the attention of the media, with the story appearing in The Sun, The Mirror and the Independent.

A Foxtrail spokesman told the publications: “Working as a team can be so rewarding, whether in work or in play.

“Sometimes sharing ideas and working as a collective, whether that’s in the home, on a night out, during a team task or in sports, is far more likely to get better results.

“And the camaraderie of being in a team can bring joy, excitement and fun even to the most arduous tasks.”

Foxtrail launched in London early in 2019 offering a unique attraction for visitors and locals, together with corporate or group parties.

The first route begins close to St Paul’s Cathedral from where teams must find and solve clues, puzzles or codes in order to progress to the next destination. By working together, teams can combine observational and detective skills to their advantage.

A good team will get around the first Foxtrail route, called Lancelot, in a little over 2.5 hours. For others, it can take anything up to four hours. And don’t worry about anyone getting stuck: participants can call the special Foxtrail hotline at any time to get help.

If you’d like to put your team through its paces with Foxtrail, or if you want to book tickets for your family, friends or school party, then visit the Foxtrail website for more information.

Our research also found that almost two-thirds of Brits felt it was important to be a team player to have friends, while 67 per cent said it was needed to be successful at work.

The Foxtrail spokesman concluded: “Our new London interactive trail is designed to bring people together, allowing them to explore parts of London they never knew existed while solving clues to get around the trail. It’s certainly one of those tasks that can’t be completed alone.”

 

London.  Arguably the world’s best-loved city – a melting-pot of fun, culture, inspiration and energy.  The perfect location for the launch of Foxtrail England.  And of course, the ideal location for your London team event!  Team building, a reward for customer loyalty, or for a target achieved – Foxtrail is for everyone.

Join us for our launch in October 2018.  40 years of shared experience in the world of conferences, events and incentives means we’re perfectly placed to offer you a premier event with world-class service.

So why choose Foxtrail for your Event?

  • We understand how corporate events succeed. We’ll make your event truly unforgettable.
  • Foxtrail cultivates true team building – everyone can take part and everyone will want to.
  • Do you need to harness a culture change in your organisation? Foxtrail Corporate is for you.
  • Tell us how we can enhance your Foxtrail experience to make it truly bespoke.

 

Enjoy endless fun with Foxtrail London – Call today on 020 3434 5035 or complete our contact form

Looking for a New and Unique Experience in London – Look No Further

So, after a year of planning we are proud to launch Foxtrail in London. Our Trail Architects have been busy planning your experience whilst the office team have been diligently contacting the various sights of London to seek collaboration and partnership. We are so happy that all our partners have been so proactive, and we are all ready to bring fun and inspiration to London.

So, what is Foxtrail? It’s a treasure hunt with a difference. It’s about being involved and having an interactive experience. It involves participants getting actively involved whilst having the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of London. You could say that its like doing a treasure hunt as a kid. So, put down your phones (unless of course you need to text us for help with clues) and immerse yourself in the experience that is Foxtrail.

London is the World’s most visited city according to Wikipedia and for me I know exactly why. London has so much to offer and it doesn’t matter if you live in the City, work in the City or are just visiting, London delivers a different experience each and every day. It has been said that “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” Samuel Johnson.
So, if you are looking for what to do in London a family, a couple, a group of friends or work colleagues – look no further. Let me introduce you to London’s newest attraction.

All you need are 3- 4 hours, and the desire to experience a different London. London offers culture, sights, hidden gems and Foxtrail offers you the opportunity to explore this amazing City.
We look forward to welcoming you.

All good stories start at the very beginning and so that’s where I will start.

I am a businessman and not from a tourist or travel background although both have fascinated me from an early age. My belief is that if you have a great product and deliver an exceptional service then the company will succeed and grow. At the heart of Foxtail are the values of integrity and exceptional customer service – everything we do is around delivering an inspirational experience whilst ensuring customers are having fun and making memories.

So why did I get involved in Foxtrail and set it all up in the UK? I Initially went to Switzerland with my son Jimmy – who has since joined me in this company as MD and participated in a number of the Swiss Foxtrails. This is where I have a little chuckle. It reminds me a little of Victor Kiam when he said in 1978 “When my wife bought me a Remington shaver, I was so impressed I bought the company”. I too was impressed with the Foxtrail company in Switzerland and the experience they were delivering to families, couples, groups and corporate participants. I knew I had to be involved.

Fundamentally, Foxtrail were initially involved in organising unique and innovative trails across Switzerland. This has since expanded into Helsinki, Dubai and beyond. I am convinced that the trails are just different and deliver something quite unique. The Swiss have been running trails for twenty years and are very experienced in how to make this work. (and we all know how good the Swiss are on delivering what they say they will do.) We have been working with the Swiss Trail Architect (now that’s an amazing job title), who is currently planning our first trail in London and boy does that architect have vision and imagination. Coupled with the need for planning permissions and permissions from the sights of London, we are confident that we have something very special.

So that is our story – from little acorns grow trees. We have plans for 3 trails in London and expansion across the whole of the UK. Do follow us on social media to keep in touch with our plans.

We are launching our first trail in London in July after a year of planning. I’ts so important to us to deliver an exceptional experience. We hope that you will join us on our journey.

Best Regards

Shaun Horwood.

“I’ve been walking about London for the last thirty years, and I find something fresh in it every day”. Walter Besant, on his deathbed in 1901

For me like Walter Besant, London is a city of so many faces. You only have to look at the Instagram accounts of #Londonbeautifullife , #SecretLondon and #LondonGurus to name just a few.

Our treasure hunt is aimed at discovering the City and finding hidden gems along the way.

London is one of those cities that is unique and inspires different things in different people. Some say it’s the architecture. Certainly, London’s buildings are too diverse to be characterised by any particular architectural style. On our Foxtrail, you will be able to experience the uniqueness that is London. One forgotten area of London is its Natural History. London’s Natural History Society suggest that London is “one of the worlds greenest cities with more than 40 percent green space or open water”. Among the inhabitants of London are 10,000 red foxes, so that is 16 per. every square mile. Foxes can sneak anywhere – one has been found in the filing cabinet at the Houses of Parliament. You will need to keep your wits about you to follow our trail.

London also boasts 2000 species of flowering plants and the Thames supports 120 species of fish – do keep your eyes open.

Foxtrail is designed to offer a fun, unique and inspirational experience whilst discovering London

So, if you are looking for something different and a unique way to explore London – do join us. We look forward to welcoming you.