After a year of makeshift desks and only connecting with your colleagues via pixelated screens, heading back to the office may feel like a weird and surreal experience. But since the government announced their roadmap out of restrictions, more and more companies are dipping their toes into work-life away from home again.
As everyone starts to come together, it might feel difficult to adapt back to working with colleagues in the physical sense once more (no more snooping in their Zoom backgrounds). So to help get the team spirit back where it used to be, arranging a company away day could be the perfect team-building experience.
If you’re looking for some inspiration to rally the troops, take a look at some of these ideas that are sure to get the office buzzing again.
For the adventurers
For the adventure seekers in the team, an action-packed day could be just the event to tick their boxes. And let's face it after a year stuck indoors, we could all do with a bit of adventure! To get that adrenaline pumping, why not take to the water and give your team a go at White Water Rafting? The ultimate test of teamwork, ride the rapids through Into the Blue’s 350-metre course without capsizing. Why not add in an element of competition and see who can get the fastest time too?
For a slightly gentler affair, get back to nature and get personal with some unusual animals with an afternoon of Alpaca walking. Pukka Pacas in Charnwood Forest offer a range of experiences to get to know these adorable creatures. Head off into the land with your Alpaca buddy beside you for a day you’re sure to remember. Don’t forget to take a selfie with your new ‘Paca pal too!
For the creators
Unleash your colleagues creativity with an afternoon of making. From foodie favourites to works of art. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to feel accomplished and have something to take home from your day together.
They say food is the way to the heart, and we’d agree. But it can also be a really fun and competitive activity too! The Cooking Academy in London has a team of top chefs on hand to help teams create their very own three-course meal worthy of a Michelin star restaurant. And in full Masterchef spirit, the teams creations will be tasted and judged before the winner receives a prize for the best dish!
If something more relaxing is in order, then Bristol-based The Crafty Hen could be just the place. Engage your team's inner artists with an afternoon of ceramic painting. Choose from creating your very own mug design to bring a smile to those tea breaks, or perhaps a unique plant pot to adorn your desk. Let those imaginations free and take those creations back to the office to add some great memories worth remembering.
For the puzzle lovers
If you fancy a day full of mental gymnastics. There’s a whole host of activities to get the brains whirring. If you find yourself with a team of puzzle lovers and code crackers, then it’s time to discover those inner Bonds for the Ultimate London Spy Hunt. Located at Mission HQ (A.k.a Brighton), teams will be armed with their spy kit to give them help throughout their expedition across the city. But who will accomplish the challenge?
If riddles and thinking outside the box are what get your team going, then who not take on The Crystal Maze? We’ve all watched it and thought we’d be able to do better, and now’s your chance! Located in Manchester and London, the Crystal Maze Live Experience will take teams through the dome’s different zones to test their skills and solve mysteries. Will your team be crowned champions of the Maze?
We’ve got your transport covered
With over 2,000 of our operator's vehicles running throughout the UK, we’re sure to have the transport requirements you need to get your team off for a day full of fun, laughs and much-needed bonding. While we hope that we’ve given you some ideas for some great days out, the happy travels start as soon as you step onboard.
Whatever day out you choose, our network of trusted coach operators and minibus operators will get you where you need to be, for a price you love.