Activities for Team Building Events

Browse through our best team building activities for adults available across the UK. Our team event ideas range from a couple of hours to full team away days. If you cannot travel for a team building event, or you want to include your remote workers, we have over 20 virtual team building events full of fun interactive games and challenges.

Smartphone Urban Treasure Hunt

Smartphone Urban Treasure Hunt

  • Explore your location
  • Self-run, start anytime
  • Great value, app technology
  • Team challenges & puzzles
Rating 4.9 of 5
Corporate Sports Day

Corporate Sports Day

  • Play school sports games
  • Small or large teams
  • Sack race, egg & spoon
  • House team colours
Rating 5.0 of 5
Smartphone Pub Treasure Hunt

Smartphone Pub Treasure Hunt

  • Fully organised pub quiz hunt
  • Self run - start any time
  • Test general pub knowledge
  • Hilarious team challenges
Rating 4.9 of 5
Cocktail Making

Cocktail Making

  • Learn to mix & shake cocktails
  • Shake, muddle and strain
  • Play team games
  • Can also include food
Rating 5.0 of 5
The Ultimate Treasure Hunt

The Ultimate Treasure Hunt

  • The best of the best
  • Exciting trivia & quizzes
  • Huge variety of challenges
  • GPS smartphone app
Rating 5.0 of 5
Olympic Sports Day

Olympic Sports Day

  • Opening ceremony
  • Olympic-inspired sport activities
  • Fun and competitive
  • Award ceremony with medals
Challenge 100

Challenge 100

  • Compete in many challenges
  • Mental agility, common sense
  • Scavenger hunt tasks
  • Racing against the clock
Rating 5.0 of 5
Stop The Clocks

Stop The Clocks

  • Race against the clock
  • Multiple skill challenges
  • Lowest time wins
  • Mental & physical tasks
Rating 5.0 of 5
Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

  • Encourages team cooperation
  • Design & build simple tasks
  • Link chain sections together
  • Produces a domino reaction
Rating 4.9 of 5
Sports: Multi Activity Day

Sports: Multi Activity Day

  • Huge variety of games
  • Multiple sport activities
  • Venue hire included
  • Team bibs, equipment
Master of the Tasks

Master of the Tasks

  • Tv show challenges
  • Hilarious game material
  • Tasks per group
  • Prize for the winners
Rating 5.0 of 5
The Betrayers

The Betrayers

  • Mind-boggling challenges
  • Trust your gut!
  • Secret competition
  • Who will survive?
Battle Archery Tag

Battle Archery Tag

  • Dodgeball but with arrows
  • Battle against each other
  • Bunkers and barriers
  • Latest Archery Craze!
Rating 4.9 of 5
Pizza Making

Pizza Making

  • Create and make pizzas
  • Learn to toss dough
  • Fun, games & competitions
  • Prosecco, dough balls, nibbles
Rating 4.9 of 5
Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Investigation

  • Realistic crime investigation
  • Scotland Yard detectives
  • Solve the murder mystery
  • Use real forensic procedures
Rating 4.8 of 5
Retro Showdown

Retro Showdown

  • Variety of retro gameshows
  • TV classics from the 80s & 90s
  • Bulleye, Catchphase
  • Million Dollar Drop finale
Rating 5.0 of 5
Outdoor Escape Rooms

Outdoor Escape Rooms

  • Outdoor escape rooms
  • Improves problem solving
  • Interactive fun host
  • Tasks, clues, Immersive challenges
Rating 5.0 of 5
GPS: Spy School

GPS: Spy School

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

The Crystal Team Challenge

  • Physical & mental tasks
  • Large, full day event
  • Compete in zones
  • Crystal dome finale
Rating 5.0 of 5
Bonkers Games

Bonkers Games

  • Inflatable fun!
  • Games & challenges
  • Competitive & physical
  • Indoors or Outdoors
Rating 5.0 of 5
Wacky Wheels

Wacky Wheels

  • Earn sponsorship money
  • Learn to design the car
  • Build your wacky racer
  • Mini head to head races
Rating 5.0 of 5
Life Drawing

Life Drawing

  • Nude male or female life model
  • Private city centre venue
  • All drawing materials included
  • Casual class atmosphere
Rating 5.0 of 5
Pub Olympics

Pub Olympics

  • Indoor pub style games
  • Air hockey, casino, darts
  • Everyone involved
  • Dry hire or event managed
Rating 4.9 of 5
Soap Box Derby

Soap Box Derby

  • Build a go-kart
  • Score sponsorships
  • Crew tool kits
  • Podium for winners
Masterpiece Challenge

Masterpiece Challenge

  • Communication is key
  • Paint & create a collage
  • Fully inclusive activity
  • Fantastic indoor activity
Rating 5.0 of 5
Charity Bike Build

Charity Bike Build

  • Teamwork for a cause
  • Rebuild your bike
  • Learn repair skills
  • Create bike signage
Battle of Olympus

Battle of Olympus

  • Olympic inspired event
  • Variety of fun filled activities
  • Head to head challenges
  • Teams represents a country
Rating 5.0 of 5
Bakeathon

Bakeathon

  • Expert chef
  • Variety of bakes
  • Learn the basics
  • No experience needed
Ice Rink Hire

Ice Rink Hire

  • Real or synthetic ice rinks
  • Tailored to your group size
  • Short Term and Long Term hire available
  • Suitable for corporate functions, parties and private events
The Detective

The Detective

  • Thrilling crime investigation
  • Solve cryptic clues
  • Forensic & FBI techniques
  • Meet with informants
Rating 5.0 of 5
Drumming

Drumming

  • Learn your rhythm
  • Professional instruments
  • Energetic instructor
  • Icebreaker or event
Rating 5.0 of 5
Hostage Kidnap

Hostage Kidnap

  • Rescue your kidnapped CEO
  • Scotland Yard Detectives
  • Surveillance & negotiating
  • Meet up with informants
Rating 5.0 of 5
Everest Challenge

Everest Challenge

  • On top of the world
  • Challenge simulation
  • 29,000ft high
  • Learn survival skills
Taming the Throne

Taming the Throne

  • Medieval games
  • Become champions
  • Costumes included
  • Compete for the throne
Thriller Challenge

Thriller Challenge

  • Learn the ultimate routine
  • Ice breaker, energiser or event
  • Hair & makeup
  • West End Choreographers
Mobile Cocktail Making

Mobile Cocktail Making

  • Learn to mix & shake cocktails
  • Professional bartenders
  • Drinks, glassware, ice, etc
  • Run in offices, hotels, venues
Rating 5.0 of 5
Chocolate Making

Chocolate Making

  • Artisan chocolate
  • Melt, dip and decorate
  • Milk, white and dark chocolate
  • Take your treats home
Rating 5.0 of 5
Haka Challenge

Haka Challenge

  • Genuine Maori warriors
  • Truly unique ice breakers
  • New Zealand dance
  • Team learn the moves
Crafty Workshop

Crafty Workshop

  • Variety of creative events
  • All materials and craft
  • Presentation boxes
  • Ideal for larger groups
Rating 5.0 of 5
GPS: Space Survival

GPS: Space Survival

  • Space-themed challenges
  • Activity Co-ordinator
  • Explore the city centre
  • Fun & Competitive
Survival Island

Survival Island

  • Learn survival skills
  • Tackle problems together
  • Essential equipment
  • Experienced staff
Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms

  • Interactive escape rooms
  • Challenges, puzzles, clues
  • Themed rooms
  • Will you escape in time?
Rating 4.9 of 5
Casino Table Hire

Casino Table Hire

  • Casino Tables with Croupiers!
  • Roulette, Blackjack, Poker, Craps
  • Variety of props available
  • Weddings, private parties etc
Wall Street Winners

Wall Street Winners

  • Buy, sell, build
  • High pressure stakes
  • Negotiation tactics
  • Build your empire!
Zorb Bubble Games

Zorb Bubble Games

  • Classic games like bulldog, relay races
  • Event co-ordinator
  • Zorb Bubbles
  • Fun forfeits to play
Rating 5.0 of 5
Clap Happy

Clap Happy

  • Blast of colour, fun & energy
  • Rhythm adventure
  • Brings team together
  • Amazing ice breaker
Perfume Making

Perfume Making

  • Create your own fragrance
  • Professionally run
  • Choose from 21 blends
  • Interactive & educational
Rating 5.0 of 5
Mission Possible

Mission Possible

  • Become secret agents
  • Crack codes, diffuse bombs
  • Variety of challenges
  • Action packed team day
Rating 5.0 of 5
Smartphone Christmas Treasure Hunt

Smartphone Christmas Treasure Hunt

  • Pub quiz & bar crawl in one
  • Self-run, so start anytime
  • Great value, app technology
  • Perfect for Christmas parties
Rating 4.8 of 5
Den of Dragons

Den of Dragons

  • Pitch to dragons
  • Resident host
  • Different idea stages
  • Gain investment
Rating 5.0 of 5
TV Tastic Quiz

TV Tastic Quiz

  • Ultimate quiz event
  • Classics & modern quiz shows
  • Buzzers, interactive rounds
  • Prize for the winner
Rating 5.0 of 5
Qubed

Qubed

  • Escape the cube
  • Series of challenges
  • Game show host
  • Prize for the winners
Movie Madness

Movie Madness

  • Create your own movie
  • Fun and engaging event
  • Encourages people to think outside the box
  • All equipment included
Rating 4.0 of 5
Commercial Teambreak

Commercial Teambreak

  • Create an TV advert
  • Good for team bonding
  • Camera’s & props included
  • Prizes and awards to be won
Rating 5.0 of 5
Level Up

Level Up

  • Fast-paced team quiz
  • Available anywhere
  • Latest app technology
  • Team strategy is key
Superhero Challenge

Superhero Challenge

  • Superheroes are winners!
  • Variety of challenges
  • Physical, mental and skill challenges
  • Superhero assault course finale
Rating 4.0 of 5
Dance Classes

Dance Classes

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

Krypton Factor

  • Competitive fun activity
  • Variety of challenges
  • Brings everyone together
  • Prize for the winning team
Rating 5.0 of 5

Best Team Building Activities for Work

Looking for some exciting team-building activities? Then you've come to the right place! Check out our top team away day ideas below:

1. Smartphone Urban Treasure Hunt

Smartphone Urban Treasure Hunt

Head out into your local town or city for an interactive adventure solving a host of interactive games and challenges. This self-ran event is the personal informal away day for the staff to step away from their desks to work together, and includes an easy-to-use app with a live scoreboard, chat room and support options.

2. Pizza Making

Pizza Making

Bring yourselves along to a fantastic restaurant where you will be taught how to make your own pizzas before trying them out for yourselves! The tasty experience includes an experienced pizza chef to show you the ropes and play some food-themed games with the group before they create, bake and enjoy their own pizzas.

3. Stop the Clocks

Stop the Clocks

Race against time and solve as many challenges as you can - Those with the least time accrued will be crowned the winners! This event is all about working together under the pressure of time, spreading out a variety of fun challenges throughout the day that your staff will need to complete in smaller teams.

4. Corporate Sports Day

Corporate Sports Day

Take yourselves back to your childhood as you split into small teams and compete in a host of classic sports day games and races. With everything you need included, simply hop into smaller teams and cheer on your teammates to see who crosses the finish line first in each of the light-hearted games.

5. Bonkers Games

Bonkers Games

Bring out your competitive streak as you compete in teams through a host of hilarious inflatable games! This fully organised inflatable course is an excellent idea for a summer away day, providing some friendly competition between your group.

6. Pub Olympics

Pub Olympics

Take your pick of a host of awesome activities and games and bring the fun straight to your office. Our experienced team will work to bring all the games of your choice to your venue, setting everything up so your staff can focus on decompressing away from busy projects for an afternoon. Games can include ping pong, air hockey and darts just to name a few.

7. Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Rack your brains and bring out your creative side as you work together to build a huge domino-style contraption. This popular away day is all about working together as you're responsible for one section of a larger structure that all needs to work successfully at the end of the event.

8. Crystal Challenge

Crystal Challenge

Inspired by the hit TV series, you and your colleagues will work in small groups to solve a host of unique and mind-boggling challenges. These mental and physical challenges will need your staff to come together, using each other's strengths to win points throughout the day and be crowned the winners at the end!

9. Cocktail Making

Cocktail Making

Learn how to mix, shake and stir up your favourite drinks in this boozy experienced led by an experienced bartender. Held in a central bar in your location, this cocktail experience includes an introduction to the art of mixology before you get behind the bar yourself and use expert equipment to shake some world famous cocktails.

10. Wacky Wheels

Wacky Wheels

Use your creative skills to build your very own wacky wheels cart before taking to the track to race the other teams! The wacky wheels focuses on teamwork and creativity, taking your staff outdoors to build a cart from scratch. It's also an activity that we can apply your own branding too, making it an excellent option for product launches and brand awareness conferences.

What are the benefits of Team Building Activities

Team building activities are events and exercises that are designed specifically to highlight and improve key skills in the workplace, whether it be communication, collaboration, problem-solving or leadership. Whilst many of us may think that the bog-standard “trust-fall” exercise is all that team building activities are, this couldn’t be further from the truth!

In fact, team building activities for work have become so popular with both large and small companies over the past few years that specialists like us have a wide range of unique and fun team building activities for you to consider.

If you are completely new to the idea of team building activities, don’t panic - Despite there being so much choice on offer, pretty much all of these events fall into one of these four categories:

  • Adaptability & Planning
  • Communication
  • Problem-Solving
  • Trust-Building

Why Do Team Building Activities?

Team Building Activities for Work

In recent years, businesses have realised the importance of effective team activities and ideas to support the development of staff.

Since being established in 2007 our team building company has sourced and developed many activities for away days. Many of the events develop teams with a variety of key soft skills, problem solving, communication and leadership skills.

Our range of group team building activities in the UK have blended collaborative tasks with communication and creative thinking to improve positive team dynamics long after your team away day.

Do Team Building Activities Work?

Yes, they certainly are! Aside from the fact that we host team away days for hundreds of happy customers each year, team building activities for adults are effective if you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve out of your day. For example, do you have a brand new workforce that aren’t familiar with each other yet? Then an team activity that encourages lots of communication and problem-solving would be a great way to bring everyone together.

On the other hand, corporate team building activities are also a great way to reward your colleagues for all of their hard work. Perhaps you’re gearing up for a busy year ahead and you want to be comfortable knowing that everyone can take on the extra work… if that’s the case, then a team building activity that encourages participants to work on their adaptability and planning skills would be ideal.

How Do Team Building Activities Work?

Team building activities are designed to foster collaboration, communication, and connection within a team. By engaging in team building activities, team members learn to trust one another’s abilities and find common ground.

Through team building activities of storytelling, problem solving challenges, charades, or team sports, team members discover the unique strengths of each individual and the power of a collective team. Team building activities also create relationships between team members that go beyond simply being colleagues or co-workers.

A team that feels comfortable together will feel more confident about taking risks together and raising issues as they arise. Team building activities can be enjoyable as well; if done well, they leave lasting memories with every team member.

How to Choose the Perfect Team Building Activity

There are many things to consider when choosing the right team activities for your event, however following these key points will ensure a positive experience.

Why are you doing it?

This is ultimately the most important point to understand and make take some time to come to the correct outcome. Most companies fall into the trap of just thinking that they need to have a fun activity for their staff every year. This is a nice idea, but businesses can see greater results if they just spend more time thinking about why we need to do a team building activity.

What is the goal you are hoping to achieve with the team event?

If it’s a brand new workplace team and you’re hoping to break the ice and get everyone acquainted, then a fun more casual approach could be the answer. Or maybe, you are looking to create some competition between teams and departments as part of the sales strategy. Based on these two scenarios our event planners would suggest totally different corporate team building ideas.

So spend more time thinking about the goal you want to achieve to ultimately achieve more. Also, team away days are not free, they cost money, so there is a good chance that someone at the top of the corporate chain wants to see results. This comes to our next point, tangible outcomes.

Focus on the tangible outcomes you expect by doing the team activity

Team activities are more than just having fun, they are a mixture of exercises to help build cohesion and performance through a multitude of mutual group issues. They instigate discussions and are a brilliant educational tool that can be continued back at the office or workplace.

So how do you choose the perfect team building activity for groups?

Think of it as a recipe, where individual ingredients on their own can be bland and uninteresting, but when mixed up correctly with all the other ingredients create that beautiful dish. Start with the end in mind, take your time to clearly focus on the goals and outcomes and you will come to the right decision for your next team building activity.

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What are the Best Cheap Team Activities?

There’s nothing wrong with team building on a budget, so if you’re looking for cheap team building activities that are fun, effective and worth the money then you’ve come to the right place!

After all, “cheap” doesn’t have to mean “boring”! Whether it’s something interactive that gets you out of the office like a Smartphone City Treasure Hunt or putting your problem-solving skills to the test with a Chain Reaction team away day, we offer a great range of great value team building activities that would be perfect to add on to your next team bonding event.

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What Types of Different Team Building Ideas are there?

Absolutely anything! You name it, we’ve got it. Any outdoor team building fans can try Battle of Olympus, Krypton Factor or Qubed. You could try collaborative activities like Chain Reaction or Masterpiece Challenge.

As the British weather is unpredictable, many groups choose indoor team building events containing highly rewarding and motivational team activities to bolt onto a meeting or conference. Whereas our evening team building ideas are the perfect accompaniment to a dinner or casual networking.

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How to Save Money on Team Events

Book Early – The earlier in advance you book, the quieter a venue's calendar will be and the most likely you are to get a reduced hire or food & drink package.

Use Experts – At Funktion Events, we have been established since 2007 and run 1000’s of team events, which gives us the buying power to get the best possible rates to pass on to your company.

Double-Up – Another great way to get more for your money is to book multiple activities at the same venue, as we could source a discount on the second team event activity.

Where are the Best Team Building Events

Everywhere in the UK! When it comes to fun team activities, we have developed ideas that can come to any part of the country. These include all our best, tastiest, craziest, funniest, problem-solving and evening activities.

So no matter where you are based or want to hold your work away day, we can provide a good solution with the best team building activities.

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