Team building is one of the most important investments you can make for your employees. It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration.

However long gone are the days when team building consisted purely of awkward ice breakers and trust falls. these days you need to think outside the box and go for something a little different to ensure that your next team building event is fun as well as rewarding.

The good news is that there are more weird and wacky team building exercises available now than ever before. With so many to choose from we are sure there will be one to suit your team perfectly.

The One For the Budding Bonds

The Enigma Project ran by Spy Games Corporate is especially popular as it has an element of competition and is really engaging.

Each challenge is only 15-20 minutes long so keeps everyone interested. The activities draws upon many different skill sets, so gives everyone in the group a chance to shine. 

The Sporty Ones

5a side Bubble Football is the brainchild of Ace Tones and is great for venues with a lot of outdoor space. This game consists of each player wearing a giant zorb ball to play football. 

If football isn’t your thing, what about making dinosaurs, then racing against each other through an assault course?  Team have to work together to build their dinosaur, allocate a dino jockey and then race through the course. 

Both are action packed and perfect for getting people moving after a long session in the conference room. 

The One For People Who Love to Make a Splash

The aqua park has arrived at Ride Leisure, and it’s the perfect way to have fun with your work colleagues this summer.

The 50m² Total Wipe Out style park is home to floating slides, climbing frames, trampolines, balance beam and blast bags. Work together to get your team across in the quickest time or work solo and try to complete the course in the quickest amount of time.

The One to Help You Embrace Your Childish Side

Giant Hungry Hippos – 2 Team challenge is a giant version of the very well-known children’s game.  Delegates are attached to bungee cords and have to collect as many balls as possible. 

On a budget? You can achieve the same effect by using  skateboards, balls, rope, washing baskets and some delegates who are up for a laugh. 

We are sure that if you keep these ideas in mind your next team building event will be remembered for years to come.

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Kelly Rowland, Business Development Executive