An “It’s A Knockout” isn’t just for the warmer summer months. We can also run the games for indoor events in the colder (or off season) months as well.
We still use usual mix of inflatables and dressing up games, the only noticeable difference being that in most cases (but not all) we can’t offer the water or bubble games of outdoor days.
This means that you can use one of our It’s A Knockout games packages for an indoor charity event, team building activity day or Christmas party, come rain or shine or coldness during those colder months.
Surprisingly, there are a variety of venues that are suitable for such days. Be it indoor sports venues, sports halls, leisure centres or even barns/warehouses! Some have even given us permission to use limited amounts of water meaning that we can still run our popular bubble-type games which everybody loves.
We are used to running our It’s A knockout games format on hard standing surfaces and in indoor venues so we have extra safety matting we can bring along to make sure any trips or falls have as less of an impact as possible.
An indoor knockout games can be used for small charity events, schools, colleges, universities, team building and employee reward days, Autumn/Winter parties and yes, Christmas Parties.
Please Contact Us if you need any help sourcing a venue for an indoor event, or if you need further details, PDF games lists or just have some questions about an indoor It’s A Knockout day. The games we use though for indoor events tend to be versions of our Mini Knockout or Bronze Show because of the size restraints and height of venues.
Please also see last years Blog It’s A Christmas Knockout Party 2017
The general public are invited to enter teams into the Friend’s of ANCHOR charity It’s A Knockout event in Aberdeen. As usual, the event is being held over two days at Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen on Saturday the 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018.
‘ANCHOR’ stands for Aberdeen and North Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy. The ANCHOR Unit covers the dedicated wards and clinics within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for oncology and haematology patients.
Previous years have been a great success for the charity and we’ve always been blessed with great and fun teams who turn up in sometimes amazing and creative fancy dress, bringing mascots, joker boards and supporters. As usual, there will be lots going on that day including side shows, refreshments, local stalls and amusements. So even if you can’t enter a team, please come and visit the event to support a great worthwhile local cause.
This years games are from our twelve game Gold Show It’s A knockout once more. We’ve got some new games in the mix this year including Kitchen Kaos, Pac Man and a new Bubble Pit, so even if you’ve entered a team into previous events, you’re sure to repeat the fun again in 2018.
So, why not get some friends together, family, workmates or colleagues and enter a team into this great charity event and we’ll se you there! Teams can be from 6 to 10 in number. A team can have more than ten members, but we can’t then guarantee that everyone will get a go on every game. Teams will be required to gain sponsorship to take part. The money going to the Friend’s of Anchor charity.
To find out more about the day please Contact Us.
It’s with great pleasure that we invite the public to enter teams into the Pilgrim’s Hospice Charity It’s A Knockout 2018 on Sunday May 20th. This will be the eight It’s a Knockout held by Pilgrim’s Hospices and the fourth at Government Acre Recreation Ground in Ramsgate. As you can see from the images here that were taken at last years day, it was glorious weather, and everyone had a ball of a time.
It’s a Knockout is a fun-tastic way to support Pilgrims Hospice and help them be there for the next family that needs them. It’s a great team builder for work colleagues, family and friends alike, with laughter and fun guaranteed. Join us for a day to remember in an impressive games arena packed full of colourful, inflatable obstacles to contend with – intriguing when they’re dry and definitely challenging when wet!
This year we have some new games for you including a new inflatable slide game, a new bubble pit and Kangaroo sumo suits! Fancy having a go yourself? Get your fiends together and enter a team for a great fundraising day.
You’ll need a £50 deposit to secure your team’s place and we ask that all teams pledge to raise £500 in sponsorship (just a £50 pledge per person). All team members must be aged 16 or over.
Please Contact Us for details of the day.
Place & Time.
Pilgrim’s Hospice Charity It’s A Knockout 2018.
Government Acre Recreation Ground,
Kent. CT11 9NY
Sunday May 20th 2018
Day opens 11.00am
If you can’t make this event, please visit our Events Page for more similar days where the public can enter teams.
An It’s A Knockout isn’t just for outside events in the “warmer” summer months, but can also be ran indoors and for example for a Knockout Christmas Party event as well. Still lots of fun, still using colourful inflatable obstacles and with dressing up games. The only thing missing is the wet/bubble games (obviously, but also read below*).
There are many indoor venues that are capable of accommodating an indoor It’s A Knockout giving a different type of Christmas party for works and also winter and indoor team building events. We can help you find a venue if you don’t have one in mind. Many can also offer food and extra entertainment, some even have accommodation on site making it excellent as part of a multi-day event.
Sports halls, leisure centres, indoor sports venues (football/5-a-side/tennis/cricket), there are surprisingly quite a few around to choose from. Please let us know if you need help finding a venue.
Our main criteria for an indoor It’s A Knockout venue, is a step free access to the hall with parking directly outside the hall entrance (most have double-doors access outside), and a tall roof for our inflatables. An Astroturf surface (or similar) is also a nicer surface to play the games on.
* Earlier in this article, we said that indoor knockout’s usually can’t include the water and bubble games associated with outdoor events. However, we once ran a set of games at an indoor arena that permitted limited use of such (because they had a porous flooring) meaning that we could still run some of our bubble games.
From 30 to 300 people, our games are great for an indoor Christmas It’s A Knockout event. Please browse our Packages Page to see the type of games we offer and then Contact Us to discuss which set of games best suits your requirements.
Ideas for some Fancy Dressed Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017.
Over the last few months our It’s A knockout shows have been travelling the UK providing great fundraising events for charity days and town shows alike. Along the way, every now-and-then, we’ve collected a few pictures of the teams that have taken part. So for a bit of fun, we’re going to share some of the great costume themes that the teams have come along as. If you’re taking part in an It’s A Knockout, use them as inspiration for your knockout day out !
We love when teams come along in fancy dress. It adds colour to a day and helps us with team identification and so the scoring of the games. Examples shown here include themes such as “Super Hero’s” where the team has simply gone to eBay or Amazon and simply bought some costume attire (or gone to Primark for some Onesies), and other teams where a little more thought and inventiveness has been entered into.
Some teams just simply get specially printed t-shirts made (maybe with a company name on them), and some go way-overboard and create wild and wacky fancy dress along with Joker Cards, Mascots and themed gazebos. Little touches for costumes such as tutu’s, grass skirts, funny wigs and accessories are easy to add.
The things to remember are…
1. It’s got to be functional, you’ll be climbing through inflatables and doing games.
2. No sharp edges please (sorry Pirate teams, but no swords).
3. No full face or full limb face-painting as it leaves coloured streaks on our It’s A Knockout inflatables (Sorry blue Smurf teams and yellow Minion teams).
For more team images and inspiration please visit our Flickr page.
Our Silver Show is ideal for medium and large events. It is available in two versions, 8 games, which will last about 4 hours and also as a ten game version. The image below shows the eight game version from 2015.
The Silver Show is more inflatable based than the Bronze Show. As an example, the inflatable slide game is bigger on this set of games. Because we need more staff to set up this bigger set of games, it automatically covers up to 18 teams talking part. Other teas can be added. However, after 36 teams we would suggest moving up to the Gold Show.
The eight game version needs about half the size of a football pitch in room and is usually ran in two halves. The dry games in Part 1, then the wet or bubbles games in Part 2. Like all our Knockout’s, everyone, in every team, gets the opportunity to take part in every game. No one is left out.
Ran as an exciting team event and as a great spectator attraction, the Silver Show makes an impressive addition to large charity fundraising events, family fund days, or entertainment events.
School Activity Days and Youth Events.
Our Silver Show is also great for school activity days and youth events. For these days we change the games a little and make them more adrenaline based. Many schools use our games for end of year activity days, fresher days, incentive and reward events. The most students that our Silver Show can cope with in a single session is 480. However, two sessions can be ran in a day (one AM, one PM) meaning that a school with a thousand children can get everyone involved in the fun and excitement.
Knockout Challenge offer different scales of games for events. From our Mini Knockout for small team building type days to our Gold Show for large events of 36 teams or more. Please visit our Packages Page for details.
The Mini Knockout is a great addition to a team building day or company activity day.
Often for team building days with small numbers, say 20 to 60 people, having a couple of hours of games after a mornings conferencing is a great way for delegates to let their hair down in the afternoon. Our Mini Knockout is ideal for this. Six games, with a little dressing-up, inflatables, fun and team bonding. Although the games have some inflatables, there isn’t too much exertion needed from the teams. However, everyone, in every team, can take part in every game if they want to. No one gets left out.
The games can include a little extra fun with water and bubbles on a few of the games or it can all be ran dry. As with all our knockout’s we supply arena bunting, have a small P.A. sound system, games commentator and staffing, prizes and bring our own generator for powering it all. It needs about three to four tennis courts in space to be set up nicely as you can see from the image above.
Our commentator will narrate the games as they are played our and read out the teams scores to keep the teams enthused to try their best and have a great experience. This set of games is great for up to 8 teams of 8 taking part. Extra teams can be added if required, but we’d suggest if possible then booking one of our bigger shows such as the Bronze Show It’s A Knockout.
We have some great addition ideas to help complement and team bond everyone, please contact us to talk through ideas and discuss what works best for your day. We have different scales of knockout games which suit different requirements. So please also see our Packages Page for our other sets of games.
Here’s just a quick taste of some of our new inflatables for 2017.
Each year we update games and change games around so that the many charities and event organisers that use us year on year get some new and exciting games to play. In this blog we’ll be showing off some of our new inflatables, two that are going onto our Silver Show It’s A Knockout and one on our Bronze Show.
Our new Golden Ball’s Game on the Silver Show uses the Wedge Inflatable shown above. This game can be ran wet (preferred) or dry. This new game is great for all abilities including those with lower body mobility impairments.
Our new Honey Juice Game on the Silver Show uses the Honey Tubes inflatable obstacle. This water collecting game uses a medium sized inflatable so that lots of “goes” each can be had by the teams.
The P-P-Penguin Game (which uses are 8 feet high sumo penguin suits) has this new obstacle for 2017. Our Penguin Game has been mostly unchanged since it’s inception because it is so popular at our It’s A Knockout’s. For 2017 though we’ve spruced the game up with this obstacle.
If you would like updated games sheets for our 2017 sets of games, please contact us for details.
Our It’s A Knockout’s are ideal for charity fundraising events, town & village shows, public/company/family days and corporate entertainment. Please see our Packages Page for details.
All of our inflatables comply with BS EN 14960 the guidance for inflatables.
This blog follows on from an earlier one this year about Some fancy dress costume ideas for Its A Knockout teams. Another great idea for It’s A Knockout days is for the teams to bring a team gazebo with them to use as an HQ. This is great for a few reasons. Firstly, the teams have somewhere to place their bags etc. Secondly, if it rains, or it’s sunny and hot (fingers crossed), they have somewhere to shelter. And, thirdly, it adds a colourful spectacle for the day having an Olympic Village string of gazebos for the teams, especially if they are encouraged to decorate them as well, which is what this blog is now moving onto.
Encouraging the teams to bring a gazebo that they fancy-dress up generates great pre-event team building as they will have to get together to discuss this along with their own fancy dress ideas. Usually, the two are combined as you can see from the images in this blog. It may be that a team dresses in grass skirts, call themselves “The Hawaii-5-0’s” and hang some bunting and balloons up around their gazebo. Or, maybe they go to town and make scenery and bring extra props to really give the gazebo a theme. We usually also give extra bonus points for the teams if they bring a team gazebo and dress it up.
Some of the regular It’s A Knockout days we do for clients have turned into quite a competitive affair of trying to think up the best fancy dress and gazebo ideas. This adds to the team building element of such days. The ideas that our It’s A Knockout enjoy are if a team does a Great British Bake Off theme, because usually a lot of yummy cakes get offered to us as bribery ! (it doesn’t work, because we are impartial with the scoring of the games, but it’s always a nice gesture.)
Of course for charity fundraising events, an Olympic Village of fancy-dressed team gazebos is an excellent way to fill room free. One side of the It’s A knockout games arena can be used for the gazebo village which adds a really colourful display. Corporate teams can be told they can display their wears and company signs as well, giving them exposure as thanks for supporting the day. We hope that the images here have inspired some of the teams taking part in our It’s A Knockout events this year with ideas.
If you’re taking part in one of our It’s A Knockout’s this year, please send us photos’ of your fancy-dressed team gazebo, or upload it to our Facebook Page, we’d love to see them !