24 November 2016
We thought we would give you an insight into our five most popular team building events from 2016 - one of them may surprise you!
The phrase ‘Team Building’ can often send shivers down the spines of employees everywhere, however it can be so much more than an awkward afternoon of ice breakers in the office. Based on their needs as a business, companies nowadays book team building events for their staff either as a reward or an incentive, or to help develop office relationships and increase morale.
Based on the hit TV show, Crystal Maze is a team building event where teams compete in a range of games and challenges in order to win the most crystals, for the end task in the dome! The teams visit activity zones categorized as Physical, Mental, Mystery and Skill. The challenges are varied to suit all skill levels and are designed to encourage communication, logic, problem solving and time management. The more crystals teams earn, the more time they will have in the finale. In a fun and exciting finale, teams enter the inflatable crystal dome where they work against the clock to collect as many of the gold tickets as they can! It’s a really fun and energetic activity and is currently our most popular team building activity.
Archery has proved to be really popular throughout the last year or so, perhaps due to Game of Thrones and the like! Archery has been used for centuries in competition, so why not put your skills to the test against your colleagues? Allow your instructor to turn you into the next Robin Hood or Maid Marian (green tights optional!).
Duck herding is a hilarious team building activity where guests try to control the dogs and herd the ducks through an obstacle course, under instruction from a top sheepdog handler. This activity is good for teamwork and logic. However, it’s also great if you just want your team to have a lot of fun! There are other animal related activities you can do such as ferret racing and falconry, which are just as entertaining!
Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting
Using de-activated 12 bore shotguns fitted with laser technology, it is possible to experience the thrill of clay shooting without the expense and danger of the original sport. It’s an activity which can be enjoyed by everyone. It’s the same as real clay shooting except you don’t experience the kick-back like you would from a regular shotgun, and it can be operated in many more locations than regular clay shooting. It can be done on its own or combined with a similar activity and is great fun!
This is everyone's chance to paint a masterpiece just like famous painters Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and Salvador Dali. The whole group is tasked with reproducing a giant size masterpiece. They are split into teams of 6 to 8 and each team completes a section of the final artwork. This is not as easy as it sounds as they need to collect information, blue prints and paints to achieve this. You do not have to be artistic to join in and there is something for everyone. The final result can be quite breathtaking and teams are amazed at what they have achieved!