A team building excursion can be a great way to hit the refresh button and reduce any stress brewing in the office. Plus, encouraging staff to get to know one another outside of work is proven to have a positive impact on work performance.
Forget cringy ice-breaking exercises, we’ve thought outside of the box to bring you six of the coolest team building experiences around Birmingham:
Escape Live! in the Jewellery Quarter has an excellent reputation for some of the most interesting and immersive escape rooms in the country. They offer a choice of four different rooms to escape from: Room 13, The Lab, Dr Wilson’s Office and Time Machine. These rooms present the escapee with different challenges in order to help save a fictional character and yourself from an extended stay.
If you’re looking for a headscratcher of a team building exercise that really puts your problem solving skills to the test, Escape Live! is the perfect choice.
When it comes to throwing an axe at a target for a couple of hours, what’s not to love? Dubbing their service as “the most satisfying and social day or night out you’ll ever have” Whistle Punks have certainly raised expectations for this quirky team building experience.
During the day you will learn the perfect throwing techniques from one of Whistle Punks’ expert instructors before they let you loose with the axes. A tournament is usually set up so your staff can compete against each other to decide who is the greatest axe thrower of them all. A title many would give their right arm for…
Urban Axe Throwing is perfect for letting off some steam after a long week as well bringing your team together with a bit of healthy competition.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, you’ll find Brummies flocking to The Glee Club for a giggle. As well as hosting some of the biggest names in comedy such as Jack Dee and Jimmy Carr, they offer regular comedy from lesser known acts that are guaranteed to have you chuckling all through next week in the office.
If you’re not so big on team building exercises that involve physical activity or even excessive thinking, The Glee Club is a great way to enjoy yourself as a team. It’s also perfect for getting your staff together to bond without feeling like you’re excluding anyone who can’t jump around on trampolines or throw axes like they used to back in the day.
Swap the dull corporate office for this urban playground at Ghetto Golf located in the Custard Factory. This wacky day out combines crazy golf, cocktails and DJ’s in an art-covered space which could make concentrating on those crucial puts a little tricky…
Once you and your team have conquered your back 9 you’ll find yourselves drawn to their cocktail bar for a few cheeky ones no doubt. As you can see from the image, this is not your average crazy golf course. Ghetto Golf’s love of street art means this place is as much an art gallery as it is a golf course; and with music and cocktails too there’s something for everyone.
Spark some competition within your ranks and let them settle it out on the tracks. This high-octane activity sees your team battle it out lap after lap in a time-trial, eat your heart out Lewis Hamilton. Put the pedal to the metal and race around the UK’s fastest karts at Teamwork Karting’s indoor track located in Digbeth.
Again, this is another activity that is great for pretty much everyone, you don’t need a license to take part – just listen to the safety procedures and then you’re on your way. You can count on ‘Fastest Driver’ becoming another one of those highly-coveted awards that everyone in the office will be after.
Ever wanted to see how chocolate is really made? Forget looking on from behind glass at machines mixing and making chocolates at Cadbury World. The Chocolate Quarter offer something a little more refined in the way of team building: personal chocolate making days. A real sweet treat for your team, you can choose from a variety of crafting experiences and let your staff try their hand at becoming the next Willy Wonka.
Perfect for smaller groups, The Chocolate Quarter gets your team working together to try and create truffles, chocolate bars and other gourmet chocolates.
And the best part? You get to keep and devour your creations. Win!