Team Building in Edinburgh

Team Building in Edinburgh

Smartphone Pub Treasure Hunt

  • Fully organised pub quiz hunt
  • Self run – start any time
  • Test general pub knowledge
  • Hilarious team challenges
Rating 5.0 of 5

Pizza Making

  • Create and make pizza’s
  • Learn to toss dough
  • Fun, games & competitions
  • Prosecco, dough balls, nibbles
Rating 5.0 of 5

Crystal Challenge

  • Physical & mental tasks
  • Large, full day event
  • Compete in zones
  • Crystal dome finale

Smartphone Christmas Treasure Hunt

  • Pub quiz & bar crawl in one
  • Self-run, so start anytime
  • Great value, app technology
  • Perfect for Christmas parties

Chain Reaction

  • Encourages team cooperation
  • Design & build simple tasks
  • Link chain sections together
  • Produces a domino reaction

12 Games of Christmas

  • Test your skills
  • Variety of fun festive games
  • Fun festive atmosphere
  • Scrooge event host

Retro Showdown

  • Variety of retro gameshows
  • TV classics from the 80s & 90s
  • Bulleye, Catchphase
  • Million Dollar Drop finale

Pub Olympics

  • Indoor pub style games
  • Air hockey, casino, darts
  • Everyone involved
  • Dry hire or event managed

Stop The Clocks

  • Race against the clock
  • Multiple skill challenges
  • Lowest time wins
  • Mental & physical tasks

Wacky Wheels

  • Earn sponsorship money
  • Learn to design the car
  • Build your wacky racer
  • Mini head to head races

Cocktail Making

  • Mix and shake cocktails
  • City centre venues
  • Learn the tips, tricks and techniques
  • Great for groups

Around the World

  • Cultural themed challenges
  • Fully managed treasure hunt
  • Creative video challenges
  • Latest app technology

Archery Battle Zone Tag

  • Dodgeball but with arrows
  • Battle against each other
  • Bunkers and barriers
  • Latest Archery Craze!

Gin Masterclass

  • Learn about gin making
  • Gin based cocktails
  • Play team games
  • Can also include food

Battle of Olympus

  • Olympic inspired event
  • Variety of fun filled activities
  • Head to head challenges
  • Teams represents a country

Old School Sports Day

  • Classic school sports games
  • Many mini games
  • Space hoppers, sack race…
  • Prize for the winning team

Smartphone City Treasure Hunt

  • Organised city treasure hunt
  • Self-run, start anytime
  • Great value, app technology
  • Team challenges & puzzles
Rating 5.0 of 5

The Ultimate Treasure Hunt

  • Mixture of the best hunts
  • Huge variety of challenges
  • GPS tablets & app technology
  • Gets everyone involved

Escape Rooms

  • Interactive escape rooms
  • Challenges, puzzles, clues
  • Themed rooms
  • Will you escape in time?
Rating 5.0 of 5

Challenge 100

  • Compete in many challenges
  • Mental agility, common sense
  • Scavenger hunt tasks
  • Racing against the clock


  • Ipad stop motion animation
  • The studio comes to you
  • Creative indoor team event
  • Keep the video clips

Dance Classes

  • Variety of dance themes
  • Fun chore­og­raphed routine
  • Can build confidence
  • Free venue finding service
Rating 5.0 of 5

Den of Dragons

  • Develop a new product
  • Design & build the product
  • Business themed activity
  • Pitch to the Dragons


  • Dodge, duck & dive
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Variety of games
  • Sports venue hire included

The Escape Challenge

  • Can you escape?
  • Cryptic tasks, riddles, puzzles
  • Great indoor activity
  • Promotes logic and creativity

Electric Shock Football

  • Latest crazy football game
  • Electric shock each other
  • Hilarious fun
  • Venue hire included

Football Darts

  • Huge dart board
  • Variety of mini games
  • Indoor or outdoor
  • Great energiser activity


  • Unique active sport
  • Challenges and games
  • Fully event managed
  • Suitable for all group sizes

Go Karting

  • Fun driving event
  • Practice laps & races
  • Different race options
  • Trophy presentation

Goggle Football

  • Crazy binocular football goggles
  • Football bibs and headbands
  • Event co-ordinator
  • Challenges and 5 a-side

Highland Games

  • Mixture of 9 traditional Highland Scottish games
  • Enjoy a unique day out for you and your team
  • Equipment will be provided
  • Games can be adapted to suit everyone’s ability
  • Prizes for the winning team
  • Activities include, tossing the caber, tyre flip, the
Rating 5.0 of 5

High Ropes Course

  • Tree climbing adventure
  • High up course
  • Swings, zip lines, nets
  • All year outdoor activity

Hunt the Apprentice

  • Latest tablets & technology
  • Leadership & creativity skills
  • Create, market and pitch
  • Interaction across all teams

It's a Knockout Team Challenge

  • Filled with fun & laughter
  • Based on the hit TV show
  • Large groups only
  • Wet, wild & wacky

Interactive Conference Challenge

  • 4 conference features in 1
  • Interactive with delegates
  • Voting features, q&a sessions
  • Instant feedback

Krypton Factor

  • Competitive fun activity
  • Variety of challenges
  • Brings everyone together
  • Prize for the winning team

Classic English Garden Games

  • Fun outdoor games
  • Fully managed event
  • Comical compere
  • Includes energisers

Life Drawing

  • Nude male or female life model
  • Private city centre venue
  • All drawing materials included
  • Not to serious art class

Mobile Cocktail Making

  • Learn to mix & shake cocktails
  • Trained cocktail bartenders
  • Includes everything needed
  • Held in your office, hotel, venue

Lip Sync Battle

  • Choose your song
  • Profes­si­onally chore­og­raphed routine
  • Split into two teams to battle (or more depending on the size of the group)
  • Private central venue

Masterpiece Challenge

  • Commu­nica­tion is key
  • Paint & create a collage
  • Fully inclusive activity
  • Fantastic indoor activity

Mission Possible

  • Competitive & fun
  • Full of action & adventure
  • Enjoyable for everyone
  • Prizes for the winning team

Restaurants & Meals

  • Great for groups
  • Choice of courses
  • Branded restaurants
  • City centre location

Retail Challenge

  • Gamified learning of the Retail Industry
  • Insight into your marketplace
  • Range of retail industry related tasks
  • Creative photo and video challenges

Scrum Challenge

  • Rugby World Cup Challenge
  • Cultural tasks from parti­cipating countries
  • Many different games
  • Tablets included
Rating 5.0 of 5

Spa Pamper Day

  • Relax and be pampered
  • 1 x treatment each
  • Massage or facial
  • Pool, sauna, Jacuzzi

Commercial Teambreak

  • Create an TV advert
  • Good for team bonding
  • Camera’s & props included
  • Prizes and awards to be won

Spy School Smartphone Challenge

  • Spy themed challenges
  • Self run – start any time
  • Great value, latest technology
  • GPS and image recognition
Rating 5.0 of 5

Zorb Bubble Games

  • Classic games like bulldog, relay races
  • Event co-ordinator
  • Zorb Bubbles
  • Fun forfeits to play

Street Olympics Challenge

  • Quirky sport challenges
  • Video challenges & photos
  • Use your smartphone
  • Compete in teams


  • Giant Monopoly board
  • Indoors or outdoors
  • Includes all equipment and props
  • Costumed compare to host

Superhero Challenge

  • Superhero’s are winners!
  • Variety of challenges
  • Physical, mental and skill challenges
  • Superhero assault course finale

Movie Madness

  • Create your own movie
  • Fun and engaging event
  • Encourages people to think outside the box
  • All equipment included

Turbo Cricket

  • Short Ten10 cricket match
  • Bats, balls, stumps
  • Event co-ordinator
  • Scorecard

TV Tastic Quiz

  • Ultimate quiz event
  • Classics & modern quiz shows
  • Buzzers, interactive rounds
  • Prize for the winner

Perfume Making

  • Brings the whole team together
  • Create your own fragrance
  • Choose from 21 blends
  • Interactive & educational

Bubble Football

  • Inflatable bubbles
  • Footballs, bibs and goals
  • Pitch hire included
  • Event Co-ordinator / Referee

Venue Explorer

  • Interactive way to showcase a venue
  • Great for a break-out or evening activity
  • Challenges setup for your venue
  • Photo & video tasks

Crafty Workshop

  • Variety of creative events
  • All materials and craft
  • Presentation boxes
  • Ideal for larger groups

The Trading Floor

  • Creates high energy
  • Business themed activity
  • Sell & buy stocks & shares
  • Improves decision making

Soap Box Derby

  • Design soap box cars
  • Construct & build
  • Test & develop
  • Head to head races

Escape The Box

  • Escape room style activity
  • Crack codes & puzzles
  • 12 challenging stages
  • Use logical thinking

Chocolate Making

  • Choice of Chocolate workshop
  • Expert chocolatiers
  • Temper, pipe, mix
  • Take your treats home

Roller Coaster

  • Construct & build activity
  • Roller coaster contraption
  • Link sections together
  • Creates large roller coaster

Generation Game

  • 20 energising activities
  • Game show format
  • Comical game host
  • Retro theme

Get in The Zone

  • Over 100 fun challenges
  • Physical, Mental, Creative
  • Professional host
  • Includes energisers

Ready Steady Bake

  • GBBO inspired activity
  • 3 baking challenges
  • Expert chefs on hand
  • Baking station per team

Ultimate Game Show

  • Game show experience
  • Entertaining rounds
  • Professional host
  • Interactive games

Casino Themed Evenings

  • Feeling lucky?
  • Classic casino games
  • Managed by us
  • Giant dollar signs, cards etc.

Cocktail Bar Hire for Christmas Parties

  • Pop up cocktail bars
  • Professional bartenders
  • Variety of drink packages
  • Flair bartenders

Edinburgh Team Building Ideas

With team building in Edinburgh, you will be able to provide your staff with some energisers that they will all love. An extremely effective experience that will not only increase staff morale but also improve the motivation within the team. Whether you want something competitive, creative or active there will be plenty of options when it comes to team building in Edinburgh. Get your staff and get ready for an experience that will improve a variety of vital skills for working in a team.

Top 10 Team Building Activities in Edinburgh

1. Retro Showdown

Bring your team back in time with this team building activity as they split into groups and compete in a serious of games based off old school gameshows such as Catchphrase and Wheel of Fortune.

2. Smartphone City Treasure Hunt

Self-run from a smartphone app, you and your colleagues will explore Edinburgh by hunting clues, solving trivia and completing challenges to collect points and rise to 1st place on the live scoreboard.

3. Pizza Making

Add some fun creativity into your team building event as you toss dough, pour sauce and add fresh toppings onto your tasty personal pizzas and cook them in pizza ovens at an Italian restaurant.

4. Crystal Challenge

Based off the hit TV show, you and your staff will rotate around a variety of fun challenges with the aim to collect crystals to increase your chances of winning during the inflatable dome finale!

5. Stop the Clocks

See if your team have got what it takes to prioritise tasks and buy themselves time in this race against the clock as they compete in mini games in order to collect useful resources.

6. Around the World

Using a smartphone app, you and your colleagues will put your local, national and inter­national knowledge to the test against a series of thrilling trivia and challenges.

7. Challenge 100

Get your team out of the office and submerge them into dozens of fun games and challenges that will test them both mentally and physically in order to be the winning team with the most points.

8. Pub Olympics

Encourage healthy competition as you work together with your staff through a selection of hilarious pub based games such as air hockey, giant jenga and table tennis.

9. Den of Dragons

Inspired by the hit BBC series, you and your team will split into groups and design, create, pitch, market and sell your own product to the dragons.

10. Chain Reaction

Put your staff’s commu­nica­tion skills to the test as they work together in groups to create their own section of one big chain reaction, with the hopes it runs faultlessly one pieced together!

Why Choose Edinburgh for Team Building Activities?

Team Building Activities in Edinburgh

Well, not only is this city the grand capital of Scotland, but home to rich culture and hundreds of venues where your team building day can be unfor­get­table.

When you’re not admiring the impressive castle perched up on the hill, there’s a huge choice in brilliant activities both indoor and outdoor to get everyone competing. And better still, a huge choice means that’s something for every kind of team and team building goal.

Whether you want to sharpen commu­nica­tion skills in-house or you want to show off a new product with an added bit of fun for the team, we can find something to suit you perfectly. Be warned though, in the winter months, it can get very chilly so if it’s an outdoor activity you’re after near Christmas time, you’re best going elsewhere or sticking to indoor activities only.

Competitive Team Building Activities

Competitive Team Building Activities in Edinburgh

There’s huge choice of team building events in Edinburgh but competitive activities are suited best here.

By competitive, we mean getting up on your feet and being put into teams to go head to head with your fellow colleagues with challenges and fun games to bring out everyone’s skills and perso­nali­ties.

From the action packed Zorb football to Archery Battle Zone Tag, these games aim to get a bit of friendly competition going and they work wonders.

Team building in Edinburgh doesn’t necessarily mean going head to head with each other and competing, other activities get you all working together like chain reaction or cocktail making at one of the city’s fancy bars.

A Scottish Team Away Day

A Scottish Team Away Day

We almost forgot to mention perhaps the most important activity on our list- Highland games, the most fitting activity for the capital of Scotland.

Taking place in one of the city’s great open green spaces or in the captivating Scottish countryside, Highland games is one of the best competitive experiences on offer and provides all the laughs, teamwork and commu­nica­tion you want from a team building event.

If you want a more chilled out experience then you can count on the likes of cocktail making, life drawing, perfume making and a spa pamper day.

It doesn't really matter where the team event takes place, what matters is you get everyone involved.

Whether you're rewarded a hard working team after a solid year or you just want to strengthen the commu­nica­tion of a new team - this is the way forward.

Hundreds of companies have bought into the idea of a fun, brain teasing event to get the team involved in, and see their perso­nali­ties outside of a working environment.

Reviews for Edinburgh

Rating 5.0
Laura Dell
28th June 2019
The event went really well, it was a really good day. We were very well looked after at Pizza Xpress.
Rating 5.0
Mackenzie Medical Centre
12th June 2019
The event was great but the weather was terrible! Can’t plan for that in Scotland though. Overall very enjoyable and with some little changes (and the weather haha) it would be fantastic!
Rating 5.0
Donna Crowe
7th June 2019
Just wanted to say thanks so much for facilitating our Team Away Day Treasure Hunt. Martin was brill, and really kept us going! The treasure hunt itself was great fun, and we got great feedback about it!
Rating 5.0
2nd May 2019
We all had a great time, found the App easy to use and with having eight teams we were always crossing paths and that added to the fun of the hunt. There was a good mix of questions and activities - we had 40 people taking part and have not received any negative comments! At Funktion we mostly dealt with Denischa Shone who was very helpful and always happy to take our call.
Rating 5.0
Virgin Money
25th April 2019
The event was great and the team really enjoyed it. It was such a fun day and it really pulled the team together to work as a team. Highly recommended!
Rating 5.0
Natalie Rueeck
27th March 2019
We had a great time indeed and everything went smoothly and to plan
Rating 5.0
Philip Shaw - Strictly Dance
14th December 2018
We had a brilliant time and the whole team really enjoyed themselves! Thank you for all of your help with this.
Rating 5.0
Lisa Dunne
22nd November 2018
Just wanted to thank you for all your help over the last few weeks! We had a fantastic evening doing our treasure hunt around Edinburgh ! Things got very competitive!!! Great service! Many thanks again
Rating 5.0
Anna MacLeod
10th October 2018
Thanks for all your help with the event, everyone had a great time and we took a lot away from our team day (and were very full!)
Rating 5.0
Susan Wilson
29th September 2018
Just a note to advise, our day out was a huge success. Everyone had a ball. We will definitely be planning another one soon.