What should I wear?
Dress for comfort! The OC Beach has indoor and outdoor areas – and outdoors is, as you’d expect, sand! It is a day out at the seaside after all… Flat comfortable shoes and clothes that are rain and sun proof are definitely the way to go. And don’t forget your sun cream.
How accessible is the party?
We aim to make sure everybody has a great time at the OC Beach. The party takes place in a large warehouse which is all on one level. There’s plenty of seating and some great shaded areas should you wish to take part in a more relaxed way. Taxis can pull up right outside should you need one to. If you’ve got any questions or concerns about access specifically, drop Kelly Power a line.
We want to ensure that the party is delight for all. That means we’re introducing the priority pass so that those who have a disability whether hidden or visible can get quicker access to the facilities, transport and entertainment. These colleagues will be wearing a yellow lanyard, so please be mindful and aware of this should you need to queue at any point. If you’d like a priority lanyard they will be available for collection at the party from the help point once inside, or from a steward on the way in.
Those who are unable to walk the short distance from the party to the station or their hotel, can expense return taxis at either their line manager’s or HR’s approval. Expenses with line manager approval can be submitted in the usual way and expensed to ‘office travel’. If you’d prefer this to go via HR approval instead you can drop a note to your usual HR contact and, once approved, submit the expense to ‘misc other’.
I’ve got a special dietary requirement, will there be food for me?
A trip to the beach just isn’t the same without food, so we’ll have a mix of delicious items on offer throughout the afternoon and evening. Most importantly, all special diets will be catered for with allergens fully labelled so there will definitely be something to ‘tide’ you over!
Please let us know about any special dietary requirements via the RSVP form in your invite.
I’d like to drive, will there be parking onsite?
Like most beaches, parking at the OC Beach is very limited so we’re reserving it for blue badge holders. Luckily, there are car parks nearby, details are listed on the intranet. Sorry, but we’re not accepting expenses for parking.
Can I park at my hotel?
When you receive details of your hotel we’ll also tell you about any parking facilities. If you’d like to arrange parking at your hotel then you can do under your own steam, as we’re not accepting expenses for parking.
What’s going on at the party?
Glad you asked! There will be amazing food, scintillating drinks, wonderful music and captivating entertainment throughout the party. You’re welcome to take part in all of it, some of it or to just sit back and enjoy the ambience. The entertainment and atmosphere will ramp up for the evening with plenty of dancing some good and some, we’re sincerely hope, bad! Generally speaking it’s a pretty relaxed affair with something for everyone – check out the line up here for more details.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, like most beaches come summer, this one is not pooch friendly.
Can I bring my child?
OC runs family friendly events throughout the year, but this one is only for those who are over 18 and work for Osborne Clarke
Can I bring my partner/significant other/cousin twice removed?
The party is for staff only. You’ll have to make them jealous via pics and socials…
Is there a cloakroom?
Yes we will have a cloakroom at the party, space for bags, jackets and laptops etc. If you’re staying in a hotel for the night you will need to drop your luggage off there first.
If you’ve got any burning questions that haven’t been covered here, then please contact the Events Team.