Team Building in Edinburgh

Team Building in Edinburgh

Smartphone City Treasure Hunt

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

Chain Reaction

  • Encourages team cooperation
  • Design & build simple tasks
  • Link chain sections together
  • Produces a domino reaction
Rating 5.0 of 5

Retro Showdown

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

Challenge 100

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

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


  • 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

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

Battle Archery 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

Old School Sports Day

  • Classic school sports games
  • Small or large groups
  • Sack race, egg & spoon
  • House team colours

Smartphone Christmas Treasure Hunt

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

The Ultimate Treasure Hunt

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

12 Games of Christmas

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

Escape Rooms

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


  • 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

Electric Shock Football

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

Foot 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

  • Funny activity for everyone
  • Crazy binocular goggles
  • Includes venue hire
  • Compete in teams

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

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

Den of Dragons

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

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

Street Olympics Challenge

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

Life Drawing

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

Pub Olympics

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

Lip Sync Battle

  • Battle in different team
  • Chore­og­raphed routine
  • Challenges people
  • Perfect for all ages & abilities

Masterpiece Challenge

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

Mobile Cocktail Making

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

Spa Pamper Day

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

Zorb Bubble Games

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

Superhero Challenge

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

Mission Possible

  • Become secret agents
  • Crack codes, diffuse bombs
  • Variety of challenges
  • Action packed team day


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

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

  • Create your own fragrance
  • Profes­si­onally run
  • 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

Battle of Olympus

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

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

Around the World

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

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

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

Interactive Conference Challenge

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

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

Restaurants & Meals

  • Restaurants for groups
  • Pre-pay all in advance
  • Branded restaurants
  • Many cuisine choices

Retail Challenge

  • High street business game
  • Insight into the marketplace
  • Range of retail industry tasks
  • Tablets & GPS technology

Scrum Challenge

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

Roller Coaster

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

Commercial Teambreak

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

Looing for 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, active or virtual 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
Alyson Staines
14th January 2020
Our event went very well thank you, the team building activity was most definitely a highlight in the feedback we received!
Rating 5.0
Andrea Mohan
16th December 2019
We had such a lovely, fun time in Edinburgh doing this activity. Everything worked smoothly, the weather was perfect, and everyone kept on talking about what things they had to do when eventually met up after.

Thanks to the Funktion team for all their help. I'm more than happy to recommend this to anyone who's looking for something to do as part of a group.
Rating 5.0
Jack Lyall
6th December 2019
We all loved it, and had a great time. Our mixologist was great, had great personality and of course, made great cocktails!
Rating 5.0
Andrea Mason
7th November 2019
Just to let you know yesterday was a resounding success! I have had great feedback about the event, everyone I have spoken to loved it.

Thanks for all of your help with this.
Rating 5.0
Jon Muir
5th November 2019
Thanks the event went really well.
The venue was great and the staff made it a bunch of fun.
Rating 5.0
Andrew Bruce
15th October 2019
Great event, all went very well, everyone had a great time, thanks.
Rating 5.0
Michael Easson
11th October 2019
Event went very well, everything went so smoothly and although I am a bit of an overpreparer I really didn’t need to be. It was all taken care of. Thanks so much, will definitely recommend to others and use again. Tom and the rest of the team were excellent and we have received some good feedback from those who attended the session.
Rating 5.0
Judith Thompson
1st October 2019
All well thanks! We had an absolutely brilliant time, and there were no glitches or issues with the app. It was great fun and there was a good variety of questions and tasks
Rating 5.0
Max Zimmer
27th August 2019
Everything went smoothly and the whole team thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Will keep your experience in mind if an opportunity such as this comes up again in the future.
Rating 5.0
Lauren Blagdon
16th August 2019