Activities for Team Building Events & Away Days

Browse through our best team building activities for work available across the UK. Our team event ideas range from a couple of hours to full team away days.  Also, 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

Pizza Making

  • Create and make pizza’s
  • Learn to toss dough
  • Fun, games & competitions
  • Prosecco, dough balls, nibbles
Rating 4.9 of 5
Crystal Challenge

Crystal Challenge

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

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
Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Inves­tiga­tion

  • Realistic crime inves­tiga­tion
  • Scotland Yard detectives
  • Solve the murder mystery
  • Use real forensic procedures
Rating 4.7 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
Pub Olympics

Pub Olympics

  • Indoor pub style games
  • Air hockey, casino, darts
  • Everyone involved
  • Dry hire or event managed
Rating 4.9 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
Challenge 100

Challenge 100

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

Chocolate Making

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

Soap Box Derby

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

The Trading Floor

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

Animate

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

Dragon Boat Racing Events

  • Unique outdoor team building event
  • Boats & other equipment provided
  • Highly competitive
  • We travel across the UK & abroad
Thriller Challenge

Thriller Challenge

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

Drumming

  • Learn your rhythm
  • Professional instruments
  • Energetic instructor
  • Icebreaker or event
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 4.7 of 5
The Detective

The Detective

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

Roller Coaster

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

Generation Game

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

Around the World

  • Cultural themed challenges
  • Fully managed treasure hunt
  • Creative video challenges
  • Latest app technology
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
Get in The Zone

Get in The Zone

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

Bridge Build

  • Design & engineer a bridge
  • Teams build each section
  • Creates one long bridge
  • Remote controlled car finale
Rating 5.0 of 5
Ready Steady Bake

Ready Steady Bake

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

Escape The Box

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

Ultimate Game Show

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

Clap Happy

  • Blast of colour, fun & energy
  • Rhythm adventure
  • Brings team together
  • Amazing ice breaker
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
Cuban Cocktail Masterclass

Cuban Cocktail Masterclass

  • Fun way to make cocktails
  • Shake, muddle, stir
  • Games & challenges
  • Includes a tapas feast
Rating 5.0 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
Den of Dragons

Den of Dragons

  • Develop a new product
  • Design & build the product
  • Business themed activity
  • Pitch to the Dragons
Rating 5.0 of 5
Dodgeball

Dodgeball

  • Dodge, duck & dive
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Variety of games
  • Sports venue hire included
Rating 5.0 of 5
Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms

  • Interactive escape rooms
  • Challenges, puzzles, clues
  • Themed rooms
  • Will you escape in time?
Rating 4.9 of 5
Lip Sync Battle

Lip Sync Battle

  • Battle in different team
  • Chore­og­raphed routine
  • Challenges people
  • Perfect for all ages & abilities
Rating 5.0 of 5
Masterpiece Challenge

Masterpiece Challenge

  • Commu­nica­tion is key
  • Paint & create a collage
  • Fully inclusive activity
  • Fantastic indoor activity
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
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
Old School Sports Day

Old School Sports Day

  • Classic school sports games
  • Small or large groups
  • Sack race, egg & spoon
  • House team colours
Rating 5.0 of 5
Perfume Making

Perfume Making

  • Create your own fragrance
  • Profes­si­onally run
  • Choose from 21 blends
  • Interactive & educational
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
Spy School

Spy School

  • Spy themed challenges
  • Self-run – start any time
  • Great value, latest technology
  • GPS and image recognition
Rating 4.9 of 5
Successopoly

Successopoly

  • Giant Monopoly board
  • Indoors or outdoors
  • Includes all equipment and props
  • Costumed compare to host
Rating 5.0 of 5
Superhero Challenge

Superhero Challenge

  • Superhero’s are winners!
  • Variety of challenges
  • Physical, mental and skill challenges
  • Superhero assault course finale
Rating 4.0 of 5
The Escape Challenge

The Escape Challenge

  • Can you escape?
  • Cryptic tasks, riddles, puzzles
  • Great indoor activity
  • Promotes logic and creativity
Rating 5.0 of 5
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
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
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
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
Life Drawing

Life Drawing

  • Nude male or female life model
  • Private city centre venue
  • All drawing materials included
  • Not to serious art class
Rating 5.0 of 5
Casino Themed Evenings

Casino Themed Evenings

  • Feeling lucky?
  • Classic casino games
  • Managed by us
  • Giant dollar signs, cards etc.
Cocktail Bar Hire for Christmas Parties

Cocktail Bar Hire for Christmas Parties

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

Krypton Factor

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

Restaurants & Meals

  • Restaurants for groups
  • Pre-pay all in advance
  • Branded restaurants
  • Many cuisine choices
Rating 5.0 of 5
Gin Masterclass

Gin Masterclass

  • Learn about gin making
  • Gin based cocktails
  • Play team games
  • Can also include food
Rating 5.0 of 5
Bubble Football

Bubble Football

  • Inflatable bubbles
  • Footballs, bibs and goals
  • Pitch hire included
  • Event Co-ordinator / Referee
Rating 5.0 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
It's a Knockout Team Challenge

It's a Knockout Team Challenge

  • Wacky multi team game
  • Based on the hit TV show
  • Large groups only
  • Wet, wild & funny
Rating 5.0 of 5

Why Do Team Building Events?

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.

Take a read of Stephen Covey’s seven habits where he describes ways to grow personally to become more effective within a group. This will help in deciding the type of team building day you want to create.

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

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.

If it’s a brand new work place 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 except 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.

Team Building Activities

What are the best cheap team activities?

At Funktion Events we don’t do “cheap”. However, we have some great quality team building activities that won’t break the budget.

Treasure hunts, pizza making and virtual team events are all good ideas if you budget is a little tight. Speak to our event planners and they will assist in getting the most out of your budget.

Team Building Ideas

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 It’s a Knockout. You could try colla­borative activities like Roller Coaster, Bridge Build 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.

Funktion Events have 100’s of activities to choose from.

How to save money on team events?

Book Early – the earlier in advance you book, the quieter a venues calendar will be and the most likely 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 buying power to get the best possible rates to pass on your company.

Double up – Another great way to get more for your money is to book multiply 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. Including all our best, tastiest, craziest, funniest, problem solving and evening activities.

So know 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.