Some may say it’s way too early to be thinking about Christmas, and to be honest, it probably is. But, in order to avoid the Christmas rush, now is the time to start thinking about what to do to celebrate the festive season. An ideal way to do exactly that is with a team-building activity. But, if you’re not sure where to start, then you can be rest assured that Geronigo is here to help you.
After all, we are the UK and Ireland’s largest action and adventure network. For that reason, we certainly know a thing or two about organising the perfect team-building event! Read on as we look into the top 10 activities which are tailor-made for team-building events. So, in no particular order, here they are!
Providing a true mental challenge from beginning to end, Escape Games couldn’t be more perfect for a truly memorable team-building event. You’ll have plenty of puzzles, riddles, and so much more to solve throughout your experience. It might seem simple enough, but with the clock ticking, you only have a limited amount of time to achieve your goal. It’s easier said than done, but with a whole host of difficulty ratings to choose from (between 1-5), there’s something for all levels of ability and there’s no previous experience required too!
Supplied with all of the equipment that you need to take part, you’ll be divided into teams and tasked with constructing a raft that is capable of floating across the water. You might think that it’s an easy task, but working well within a team is exactly what is required to achieve your goal. You’ll have barrels, rope, and logs at your disposal, and you’ll need to utilise your pioneering skills in order to make the most out of them. Ultimately, Raft Building makes for a fantastic team-building event that each participant will remember for years to come.
Sure to get the banter flowing from the very first moment to the last, Bubble Football is guaranteed to deliver a hilarious and action-packed experience for team-building events. There’s no need to possess the footballing skills of Cristiano Ronaldo either. The aim of the game is to not only stop your opponents from scoring, you’ll also have to try and stay on your feet! That will certainly be easier said than done though, as you’ll be inside a giant zorb ball, with only your legs free! If you take a tumble, then it might take you a while to get back up again!
If it’s an awesome battle experience you’re in search of, then you’ll find that’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose Airsoft. Offering all of the exhilaration and adrenaline of paintball but without the mess, you’ll get the chance to enter the warzone complete with state of the art replica military equipment. This includes weapons which are made to look and feel like the real thing – firing out specially designed BB pellets. However, trigger-happy participants might just find themselves quickly running out of ammo. So, you’ll need to be smart with your shooting and avoid enemy fire if you’re hoping to emerge victorious!
Adrenaline-fuelled action on the battlefield is exactly what you can expect when you choose Paintball. From the very first moment, you’re guaranteed to feel like you’re in a real-life warzone. But, if you’re hoping to be on the winning side, you’ll need to do whatever it takes to defeat the enemy – taking cover from paintballs which are being launched from all angles. You’ll have plenty of awesome game zones* to take part in throughout your experience too, meaning epic action is most definitely not in short supply!
As the name suggests, Combat Archery is another combat based activity. It combines elements from dodgeball, archery, and paintball to create a truly adrenaline-fuelled experience. If you’re a fan of The Hunger Games, then you’re likely to be familiar with the concept of Combat Archery. But, for those who aren’t, then you’ll essentially be taking aim at the opposition using specially designed foam-tipped arrows and a state of the art bow. So, if you’re hoping to claim victory you’ll need to perfect your aiming and dodging skills!
Clay Pigeon Shooting
A totally exhilarating experience is exactly what you can expect when you choose Clay Pigeon Shooting for a team-building event. From the moment you blast your very first clay out of the sky, you’ll quickly come to realise just how addictive this target sport really is! The banter will soon begin to flow, so you’ll need to make sure you’re not on the receiving end by perfecting your aim and laying waste to every clay which falls into your line of sight! It’s suitable for beginners and seasoned shooters alike, and thanks to the qualified instructors your inner target champion will eventually begin to shine through!
For a more traditional target sport experience, you don’t need to look any further than Archery. It dates back as far as 20,000 BC, although it was the ancient Egyptians who began to use Archery as a form of warfare and hunting. However, in more recent years, Archery has become a much-loved activity for individuals, families, and team-building events alike. It’s challenging yet rewarding all the same, and what’s more, if you manage to hit the all-important bullseye, then you’ll get the chance to claim the most priceless prize of all – bragging rights!
For awesome high speed thrills, you don’t have to look any further than an awesome Karting experience. There’s both indoor at outdoor circuits for you to choose from, meaning if the weather isn’t on your side, then you can still get your fix of racing action! You might just think you need the skills of Lewis Hamilton in order to take part. But, that most definitely isn’t the case. As long as you’re willing to push the pedal to the metal and take on the plethora of tight bends, straights, chicanes, and more, then you might just find yourself earning a podium finish! Karting undoubtedly provides a team-building experience to remember. So, you’d be foolish to rule it out for your Christmas team bonding event!
If you fancy getting in touch with your inner Viking, then you certainly won’t be disappointed with an Axe Throwing session – tailor-made to deliver a fun and competitive experience for any team-building events. Guided throughout the session by qualified instructors, you’ll be taking aim at specially designed targets using a range of throwing axes. Some venues even offer knife throwing as an additional activity too, meaning you’ll be in for a thrilling target experience from start to finish. For many, Axe Throwing can be a challenging activity. But, once you perfect your aim you’ll soon be nailing the targets with ease!
So, there you have it folks! – plenty of activities for you to choose from when it comes to planning your festive team-building event. Sure, you can go with the usual after work drinks and meal, but why not try something a little different this Christmas? Some of our previous customers decided to do exactly that last year, and certainly didn’t regret it! Here’s what they had to say about their team-building experience in the run up to Christmas 2017:
“All my lads were raving about it rest of the day in the pub and will be most of january. will definitely book it again for next years christmas works do!”.
Derick Walker – Visitor to Birmingham Airsoft, Dec 2017
“We had our annual firms christmas activity here this year. it proved to be a very enjoyable activity for our 6 employees.
our employees are all young lads and found this course to be the fastest yet, which proved to be a great success!”.
Carol Shadbolt – Visitor to Aylesbury Karting, Dec 2017
“bm steels decided not to go for a plate of dry turkey this year and made our way to the big shoot instead for some christmas ‘bonding’! it was a friendly environment with rules to adhere to and it was run in a professional and friendly way. bm steels had a fun day and everyone agreed it had been a fabulous idea. thanks to the big shoot”.
David Mindham – Visitor to Tunbridge Wells North Clays – Dec 2017
Whichever activity you choose, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime, and it doesn’t matter what your level of ability is either. Full equipment and expert tuition is provided with each activity on offer at Geronigo, so you’ll have everything you need for your experience. To find out more information and begin planning your event, head on over to our main website now.
*Game zones vary depending on the venue chosen.