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.
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.”