Team-building activities are a must for maintaining connection, communication, and trust between teammates. The right team-building experiences boost morale amongst coworkers and liven up team spirit- they create bonding memories that bring you closer as a unit.
Team-building is now more important than ever with more and more teams going remote or adopting a hybrid model- without a proper connection your team members can feel isolated or without purpose.
Team outings are a great way to reduce stress, create a lot of laughs, and get to know one another outside of the office. And the right kind of experience is powerful enough to bring together different backgrounds, ambitions, personalities, and beliefs into one cohesive and animated group.
At Yuup, we've curated some experiences which make the perfect icebreakers for new colleagues or unforgettable team outings to blow off some steam, bond, or celebrate a big win.
What sort of experience would suit your team? Would you say that they are the competitive type that love a challenge? Are they always keen for a laugh and cracking jokes? Are they thoughtful and creative? Have a look at the list below and see which team sounds familiar:
Your company has a collaborative culture
Your team like to club together, problem solve, and come up with innovative solutions- so why not put their skills to the test with a military adventure at Aldwick Estate?
Drive an absolute beast of a 15-ton FV432 armoured personnel carrier, practise your shooting skills, chuck some axes about, and go on a segway safari for an action-packed day of variety. Split into smaller groups, your team will battle one another in each challenge of the day and be scored overall by our knowledgeable host. This adventure is set against the backdrop of the stunning views of Yeo Valley and Chew Valley Lake and will make for some incredible, adrenaline-filled photos of you and your team having the best day.
Have your team got what it takes? Of course they do!
Your company culture believes in customer-first
Your team would go to the ends of the earth for your customers and clients. They always put the needs of others above their own and strive to provide the very best in customer service. You pride yourselves on making others feel good and looked after, so now it's time to treat yourselves!
On yuup you'll find a whole collection of pampering and wholesome experiences that improve wellbeing, reduce stress, and leave your team feeling like they are on cloud nine. Many of these activities are set in stunning areas of natural beauty- perfect to have a deep breath and unwind. Our hosts are experts in the art of calm so that you and your team can relax and enjoy being taken care of.
Why not try making your own natural spa products with our host Faith? In a cosy barn you and your team will learn how to make a multitude of luxurious and eco-friendly spa goodies. The experience doesn't finish after one day as you'll all be able to take your handmade spa back home with you!
Your team mates like a bit of a laugh
Are your team always cracking jokes and having a laugh? Do you reckon that you were all the class clown? Why not hone in on your collective hilarity with our 'find your funny' host- the award-winning stand-up, writer, actor and performance poet, Angie Belcher?
This experience isn't just to work on your comedy genius, the skills you'll pick up with Angie (such as beating nerves and giving your stories gravitas) can be used in the board room for presentations and public speaking!
This workshop is a great way to inspire collaboration with a team, bring out the personalities of quieter members, and really get to know one another properly.
Your company has some good-natured competitiveness
Are your team close-knit but can't help but be a bit competitive? Would you describe yourselves as go-getters that enjoy big wins and even bigger celebrations? Do you love going out for payday drinks and absolutely smashing the pub quiz? Bounce, beer, and pizza at Freedog would be perfect for your team's high spirits and endless energy!
Swing through the ninja course, unleash your inner child in the foam pits, and throw yourselves around the many, many trampolines. Once you and your team have given it your all, replenish your energy with some refreshing beer and plenty of tasty pizza on Freedog!
Book your bounce, beer, and pizza here
Your team thinks outside the box
Your team have unbridled creative energy and love to approach things differently! You'd say you were agile, quick to get things moving, and good at thinking of unique solutions and ideas. Bonding over something creative outside of the office is a great way of getting the creative juices flowing and would suit you all down to the ground- plus you never know what innovative thoughts you and your team may have during the experience!
Let out your inner rebel with a 4 Elements graffiti workshop and see where your imaginations will take you. We have so many creative experiences to enjoy from pottery making to palette upcycling and from Michelin star cookery classes to African dance- the experiences that you and your team can have are limitless!