Throughout the season we try to organise trips to local tourist attractions like: Leeds castle, Dover castle, Whitstable beach or Thorpe Park. In 2012 we started organising trips to Paris which offered a great experience and was a lot of fun.
We also organise parties and BBQ’s on the farm. At the beginning of June we hold the annual ‘Farm Barbeque’. The barbeque is a great way for everyone to get to know each other in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
There are a number of large barbeques around the campsite for everyone to use. Throughout the summer months the picking teams also organise their own barbeques and parties so there is always plenty going on!
During the summer months we have a couple of regular sport competitions being played. Our football team which competes against other local farm football teams in the ‘Farm Football League’ is the most popular.
In 2006 and 2007 Gaskains won the One Day Cup Tournament Trophy and in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 we won the League Trophy.
In 2008 Gaskains football team began participating in the local ‘Pitch Invasion’
In the build up to the summer’s busy harvesting season Gaskains also organises a Team Building event for key staff members. This includes everyone from field supervisors & team leaders to packhouse supervisors, farm machine operators and management.
The Team building is a great way of starting the season. It helps us to get focused
on our aims and objectives; and to cultivate the realations that are required to
support each other trough the year, all while having a load of fun -