As the weather warms up, we office workers often find ourselves longingly staring out of the window and wishing we’d chosen a career outdoors – but you’ll be pleased to know there are many ways to combine work and play. If basking in the sun on a thirty minute lunch break doesn’t quite pacify your team.
The office atmosphere can sometimes be oppressive and, at times, overwhelming – and rather than encouraging productivity, spending excessive periods of time behind a desk can actually stunt your team’s development. If you want to boost morale with a break from the norm and inject some energy into your team, we’ve gathered together some of Britain’s best corporate events to give you a few ideas.
Go Ape has 28 locations throughout the UK, meaning there’s sure to be a nearby adventure waiting for you and your team. From segwaying through the forest to enjoying a tree top adventure, Go Ape can help you tailor your corporate event to your requirements – guaranteeing you and your team a truly memorable day out.
Bonus point: Leave your responsibilities in the office and let a Go Ape host take charge – this gives you a chance to bond with your team and enjoy the experience just as much as them.
Get Out the Office allows you and your team to do just that: get out of the office and into the open air. With plenty of fun-filled games to get involved in, your team are guaranteed an action-packed day away from the monotony of the 9-5. If you don’t feel like travelling, they can come to you – helping you avoid the fuss of travelling and find a place nearby to enjoy your staff day out.
Bonus point: Inspire trust and confidence by having your employees participate in a range of team-building tasks.
If you’re looking to escape the office, you can head to Middleton House Farm in Warwickshire to enjoy a truly bespoke day of team-building – or, for a spot closer to home, pick your venue and allow Fradley Croft Events to do the rest. From icebreaker tasks to encouraging team spirit, they’ve got you covered,
Bonus point: With plenty of hotels nearby, you can enjoy your team-building day and then bond over beers in the evening – all without the worry of travelling home.
For a fun day out that’s also guaranteed to benefit your team, head to Haywood Oaks Activity Centre. With activities ranging from go-karting and archery to tank driving and clay shooting, this is a great opportunity to break down the barriers and get your team bonding.
Bonus point: If you fancy combining business with pleasure, make the most of your trip by taking advantage of one of the free on-site meeting rooms.
Based in London, Chillisauce events have popped up all over the country – and even abroad! With such a wide range of events available to choose from, you and your team can harness your creativity with a Dragons’ Den themed task, or get strategic with a roller coaster challenge.
Bonus point: If your team are the competitive types, surprise them with an ‘It’s a Knockout’ event to encourage some friendly employee rivalry.
From fun-filled events in the countryside to competitive game shows close to home, team-building days offer a welcome break from the norm – but they’re likely to be rare occurrences. If you want to help your team be healthier all year round, you can start by making small changes guaranteed to have a big impact on their working day. From encouraging al fresco lunch breaks to installing a water cooler in the office, a healthier approach to the working day will help your staff stay alert and improve workplace productivity all-round.
If you’re interested in improving the health of your team, get back to basics by making sure they stay hydrated throughout the working day. By investing in one of Eden Springs’ eco-friendly water coolers, you can take a proactive approach to keeping your staff healthy and hydrated.