11 Different Team Building Events You Won't Believe Exist

As the UK’s leading supplier of team building activities, GOTO Events offer hundreds of possibilities, venues, and opportunities that will make a lasting impression on your work colleagues.

The reason?

Our events are not like those traditional and boring activities you might have experienced before. We offer wildly different team building events that will inspire your team with a bonding experience that will also benefit the workplace.

Below you can see just a small sample of what we believe are our best different team building events and activities on offer this year. If you are looking for something different, check out the ideas below.

1. The Qube

Inspired by the popular TV game show, the Qube is a fast-paced, competitive and fun experience that will have your team working together to complete the challenges and beat the other teams.

Featuring our very own 3m x 3m inflatable cube that’s able to be transported to any location, as well as an experienced and charismatic host, it's one of the more different challenges on offer. With four aides available, Swap a Contestant, Pass, Simplify or Trial Run, your teams will have to engage delegation skills and work together in order to get the best out of everyone in the team.

2. The Crystal Challenge

Will you start the fans please! Based on the popular and entertaining game show from the 90’s, and recently rebooted for modern audiences, the Crystal Challenge incorporates all of the best parts from the show to give you a fun yet competitive and different team-building experience.

Featuring four different zones: Aztec, Futuristic, Medieval and Industrial, teams will take part in different mental, physical and mystery challenges to win time within the final Crystal Dome. You then get a few frenzied minutes in the dome, collecting as many tokens as possible. The team with the most gold tokens wins the day!

3. Challenge 100

Featuring over 100 challenges and games, your teams will have to delegate which members of your team are best to do each challenge. With your colleagues all working simultaneously around the 4 different zones, including Creative, Sports, Sensory and Childsplay, it’s a race against the clock to complete as many challenges as possible.

From plate spinning and circus skills to video games and indoor golf, your teams have to complete each challenge to win a stamp on their page, with the team who has the most pages stamped by the end of the day is the winner! Ready set go!

4. Escape Room

Escape Rooms have never been more popular, with dozens of locations setting up in cities all across the UK. But, with our one-of-a-kind mobile escape rooms, we can offer a different team building event and experience that comes to you!

Choose between our four unique rooms: The pirate-themed ‘Pieces of Eight’, the criminal ‘Prison Break’, the chemical ‘Science Lab’ and the apocalyptic themed ‘Bunker’. Once locked inside the escape room, your teams will have to work together to complete a number of challenges and tasks, as well as solve puzzles in order to find the keys and escape the room before the time runs out!

Our fully mobile escape rooms have a range of different themes and challenges, from pirates to scientists! With a Host, first aider, PA system and up-to-date equipment supplied, there are no instructions as it is down to your teams to think outside of the box in order to solve the puzzles and escape the room.

There is a huge selection of mind-twisting puzzles, riddles, physical challenges and clues that will play to the strengths of everyone in the team so that they can work together and escape in time. The team able to escape the quickest are the winners (if they escape at all…)

5. It’s a Knockout

Taking inspiration from the hilarious 70’s TV show, our portable inflatable assault courses bring all the fun and foam for you and your colleagues to take part in. With a range of safety tested and up-to-date inflatable slides, assault courses and costumes to choose from, our engaging and entertaining host will guide and referee your teams through four to eight different challenges.

With a medal ceremony for the winning team at the end of the day, even the losers will have a big smile on their face and have an experience to keep the office talking for months on end!

6. Task the Master

The funniest team event ever, Task the Master has all the irreverent humour and style of games from the popular TV program, with over 25 individual, funny and unique mind-bending challenges for you and your team to take part in.

We have challenges ranging from separating colours smarties with boxing gloves, moving potatoes with giant chop sticks and squeezing lemons while standing in icy water. You and your colleagues will have to impress the Task Master in his famous red chair with your ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking, which will bring out the best qualities in every member of your team!

7. Bakeathon

With the Bake Off thoroughly getting people bitten by the baking bug, our own twist on the format allows you and your co-workers to create tasty treats for everyone in the office. This different team building experience is able to be tailored to be more fun and relaxed or more focused on team building, whichever you would prefer for your team!

With a trained and professional pastry chef, your team will work towards creating a range of baked goods. For ideas, they can take a look at our supplied cookery books and exclusive recipes from famous hotels including the Dorchester London and the Chewton Glen. Even those who aren’t the best at cooking will get something out of the day, and it may even inspire people to get baking at home!

8. Teamopoly

While Monopoly is infamous for causing arguments among teams and families, Teamopoly has them working together in order to win the game. With 90 minutes on the clock to get around the board, your teams will need to take part in separate team building challenges specially designed to empty your pockets of loose change. Money is very much an object in this game, with the team with the most money left at the end claiming victory.

This experience features a 4m square giant monopoly board, giant pieces and counters and your very own Mr Monopoly acting as host to talk your teams through the games and challenges. There are over 6 different team building challenges that will bring out the best in everyone’s strengths.

9. Masterpiece Challenge

The Masterpiece challenge is perfect for bringing out any of the natural artists and creatives in your team, combining artistic skill with mini challenges that play to everyone’s individual strengths.

In teams of 6 to 8 people, you must create a piece of art. You will compete against one another in several challenges to win artistic supplies, which you will then use to add to your own piece of artwork. By the end of the day, everyone’s artwork will be put together into a large collaborative artwork that you can hang in your office as a commemoration of the day.

10. Wacky Racers

Named after the famous 60’s TV show, Wacky Racers isn’t just for the petrol-heads in your team, it’s for everyone.

Each team will have their own karts, which they will need to work together in order to design it, budget it, build it and then pitch it to our board of investors to get funding. With each of the four team challenges incorporating some skills appliable in both a creative and corporate environment. The day culminates in Pole Position, a final head-to-head race against one another’s karts to get to the finish line and win the day for your team.

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The Top 13 Winter Team Building Events

Sparkling, frosty mornings spent scraping ice off the car and hearty, warming casseroles on dark early evenings can only mean that Wintertime has arrived once again.

Time for woolly jumpers, hot chocolate by the fire and festive preparations! But here at GOTO, we have a whole bunch of other ways to keep you and your team warm and active, whilst having fun together and creating that all-important bond between colleagues.

Take a look at our top thirteen winter team building events, ideal for those chilly months:

#1 Escape Rooms

Your team is trapped in a room (well… not REALLY) and they need to find a way out. It could be a prison cell, a science lab, a pirate island or a WWII bunker! There are puzzles and padlocks, combinations and clues, keys and conundrums, all designed to confuse and frustrate. But solve them all, make your escape and you’ll all be utterly thrilled!

#2 Masterpiece Challenge

Physical and mental challenges are presented to your teams and the more they accomplish the more they can ‘buy’ from the paint shop. Then all they need to do is recreate a design onto their canvases as accurately as possible. We’ll piece them all together for the grand unveiling of ‘the big picture’! Jaws will drop as cries of astonishment are heard when they realise what they’ve created together!

#3 CSI

This winter team-building event sees your team spend invaluable time scouring the scene of a brutal murder, making notes, sketching details and asking important questions. Learn how to take fingerprints, study hair, and fibre analysis and discover how different types of blood spatters can help solve a crime. Discuss all the suspects and try to work out between you who murdered our poor victim. But don’t waste any time, because the other teams are all racing you to the finish in a nail-biting, killer finding finale!

#4 The Qube 

Have you got what it takes…? Multiple fun challenges, great props, simple rules, a limited time for teams to practise, each task requiring a different skill set. Who in your team is the best person to achieve a result? Then into the Qube, you go! The pressure is on. You’ll get three attempts at each one, if you fail, you’ll literally give points to the opposition!

The Qube is a fantastically fast-paced, skills-based team build activity that will create fun, competitive exhilaration and hilarity all at the same time!

#5 Task The Master

You’re a game show audience… but you’re also the contestants! We’ll give your teams multiple challenges to conquer, whether nominating one person to represent their team, or all members working on a task together. But don’t take this toooo seriously, these are all pretty silly challenges, designed to create fun, competitive excitement and utter hilarity!

#6 Teamopoly

 Does exactly what it says on the tin! Gather your team around one of our giant-sized Monopoly boards, purchase properties, charge your competitors' rent and try not to go to jail! But land on Team Chest and you’ll be sent away to complete a challenge whilst your opposition continues playing, so you’ll have to hurry!

#7 Starburst

Grab your book of 100 challenges and games and decide who in your team would be best at each one. Tear out the pages and take them (quickly!) to the relative zones, Creative, Sports, Sensory and Childsplay. Every time you manage to complete one, we’ll stamp your page. How many can your team complete before time is up? May the best team win!

#8 The Apprentices

Lord Alan will see you now. But it will take a lot to impress him, and not a lot to upset him! So be on your best behaviour, show professionalism, leadership, business acumen, and creativity so you and your team should at least avoid the pointed finger and immortal words, “You’re fired!”.

#9 Den of Dragons

Your team is going to need a fantastic idea to pitch to our formidable panel of Dragons. It could be a unique invention, money-saving device, business venture…. or anything else you may come up with! You’ll get the opportunity to raise the money to fund your idea, purchase your props and get to work. But be warned, you’ll need to fully understand your finances from conception to delivery in order to convince the Dragons to invest. Otherwise, be prepared to be slammed in the ‘Den of Dragons’.

#10 Team Masterchef

The heat is on and we’re cooking on gas! Follow carefully as our celebrity trained and endorsed chefs demonstrate how to put together a number of delicious, creative and perfectly presented dishes… and then it’s your turn! You’ll need to spend your tokens wisely in our ‘larder’, then show off your culinary skills and presentational prowess to impress your professional chef judges and beat the other teams… losers are washing up!

#11 Bakeathon

That TV baking show has become a huge phenomenon, captured the nation’s imagination and got practically everyone baking. Well now it’s your turn, so put on your aprons, grab your wooden spoons and learn from a professional pastry chef how to make some traditional and contemporary creations, ideal for afternoon tea! On your marks, get set, bake!

#12 Indoor Crystal Challenge

One of our most popular outdoor team build events is our version of TV’s, ‘The Crystal Maze’ where teams are set challenges and activities against opposing teams and need to win each one to earn the much sought after crystals. Ultimately, these crystals translate to team time in the Crystal Dome where you need to catch as many gold tickets as you can to win the day. But don’t let the winter weather put you off, we can recreate the entire thing indoors!

#13 Lights, Camera, Action!

Let’s go to the movies! And you and your team are the stars! But that’s not all… you’re also the scriptwriters, plot creators, set designers, directors, producers and wardrobe assistants! We’ll give you everything you need to make your star-studded film which will entertain your colleagues. Will you go for a love story? Maybe an action thriller? A horror movie? Or perhaps a hilarious comedy? (To be honest, you’ll probably have a good laugh at every one of them anyway!).

As we said earlier, this is just a selection of winter team building events we can deliver as indoor activities, but there are many, many more events we can offer too. Visit our website to discover how much fun you can have!