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Corporate & Company Away Day Ideas

Corporate Away Day Ideas

The UK's top ideas for company away days

Top 10 Ideas for Company Away Days

Corporate away days come in all shapes and sizes and are often tailored to the company, their staff and the overall purpose of the event.  Companies hold away days for many different reasons, but quite often the underlying purpose, similar to a Christmas party, is a chance for staff to get out the office, let their hair down and have some good old fashioned fun.  Companies also want to entertain their staff, say thank you, and motivate employees.

Running over 800 events a year, combining team building & corporate away days, we have a huge team of experienced event professionals who work closely with you to plan every aspect of your event, from the perfect venue, to catering, activities & entertainment.

How do corporate away days work? 

Planning a company or corporate away day can be a challenging task for any organiser, especially if you’re trying to please a mixed demographic of people.  Where is the best location?  What style of venue?  Shall we have a buffet or BBQ?  What entertainment will please all?  All typical questions that will be asked.

But fear not, this is our bread and butter.  We’re experts in creating, building and delivering incredible events throughout the UK & Europe.

So how do they work?  It’s as easy as 4 steps:

  1. Venue – we’ll provide a range of venues options in your desired locations.  Ranging from country houses to party fields to sports stadiums, our team will provide a selection of ideas to suit your group and budget.
  2. Date – we work with you to choose the right date to suit everyone.  We combine this with the availability of your venue and all the peripheral event requirements.
  3. Activities & entertainment – the real fun part!  We have 1000’s of different options and packages for you to choose from.  Our event experts will work with you to understand the demographic of your group, what style of event you prefer, and even the company culture.  They’ll then furnish you with a proposal of different options, and continue to work with you to create the ideal overall experience.
  4. Logistics – we take every element of hassle away from you.  Each company fun day is provided with a dedicated Project & Event Manager.  The Project Manager manages all the finer detail of your experience pre event.  This includes welcome packs, save the date flyers, guest registration, branding, catering, venue site visits, guest directions, dietary requirements and any medical conditions.  The Event Manager will be the main lead on the day / evening of your event, working with a core crew of event professionals to manage everything from the moment of arrival until departure of the last guest.

It’s as easy as that.  The perfect corporate away day, created, orchestrated and delivered by the UK’s leading professionals, leaving you free to enjoy the experience, deservedly, as much as everyone else.

Different Types of Company Away Days

Corporate away days can work in many different ways.  Different types of events include:

Company away day combined with a meeting or conference.  These tend to be a mornings conference or business session followed by lunch and then activities / entertainment.  We have over 1000 venues around the UK where we can do exactly this.  Our team will organise the ideal venue and space for all your business needs, plus catering and activities.  We can also comfortably roll your event into the evening with a BBQ, party, themed evening or mini festival.  Accommodation is also part of the package options, so your entire event from start to finish is held at the same venue.

Pure fun corporate away days – If there’s no business requirements and it’s purely fun on the agenda, then these are ideal.  We package these events with all forms of activities and entertainment from our amazing Quintessentially English experience, to fairground rides, motorised sports, water sports, country sports, marquees and tipi’s, BBQ’s and full catering, bars, stages, bands & DJ’s, chillout zones, seating and relaxation areas, arena entertainment, roaming artists, ice cream vans and refreshments and even hot air balloon rides!

Summer away days – These can also be combined with any form of business session, but tend to be more relaxed pure fun events.  Typically held outdoors, we create everything from themed relaxed entertainment, to team building, to parties and festivals.  These can be day events and roll into lovely evening parties, again with optional accommodation.

Family Fun Days – We love these events!  A pure fun family day out with entertainment, catering & refreshments, marquees, theming, parking, and activities to suit all age groups.  From soft play areas for the little ones, to baby changing areas, mini quad bikes, petting zoos, bungee trampolines and even Punch and Judy!.  Then there’s the fun for the teenagers and adults such as archery, laser clay shooting, off road buggies, mini tanks, bungee run, gladiator joust, axe throwing & human table football.  Entertainment for all the family includes the likes of crazy golf, fairground rides, sheep dog duck herding and the amazing Bear Grylls survival zone.

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Top 10 Corporate Away Days

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1. Quintessentially English 

I say old chaps, welcome to your Quintessentially English event! Spend a day in beautiful surroundings in the heart of the English countryside.  This patriotic English garden party is perfect for keeping everyone entertained with a really nice relaxed feel & flow.  As teams you will go head-to-head in a variety of zones which range from relaxed croquet to rounders, we really have everything covered with this event.

Group sizes – Unlimited

Duration – Half or full day

Location – Fully mobile, UK wide at over 1000 venues

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2. Club Adrenaline 

If action and adventure is what you’re looking for then you won’t find much better than this! Our Outdoor Adrenaline combines a variety of unique activities customised to your group, to give them not one, but multiple experiences.  There’s absolutely something for everyone with the right blend of activities selected just for your team. Everyone takes part in everything with plenty of fun competition as teams rotate around the different challenge zones earning points as they go.  Activities include everything from quad bikes, off road buggies and mini tanks, to duck herding and axe throwing. We always include some of the favourites such as archery, laser clay pigeon shooting, inflatable bungee run and the odd mystery team challenge.

Group sizes – 5-1000

Duration – Half or full day

Location – Fully mobile, UK wide at over 1000 venues

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Total Wipeout Team Building Gladiator Joust

3. Totally Wipedout 

Inspired by the amazing TV show, we have created an incredible team building event that brings to life all the amazing action and excitement you can get in a head-to-head inflatable bonanza.  There are some seriously big toys on this outdoor team building experience. From the famous big red balls, to inflatable assault courses, and even a giant wrecking ball.  Your guest’s eye’s will light up when they enter the arena, filled with colour, music and of course, our show host on the mic.  Everything is head-to-head, so competition if rife. Teams will compete in a variety of unique games, fighting it out to get the winning times and points, and as we normally expect, a fair bit of cheating and sabotage.  If you’re looking for the biggest, most energized, most active and most challenging FUN company away day event on the planet, then this is it.

Group sizes – 5-1000

Duration – Half or full day

Location – Fully mobile, UK wide at over 1000 venues

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Total Wipeout Team Building Inflatable Ladder

4. It’s a Knockout 

It’s a Knockout is one of our most popular outdoor team building events. Packed with all kinds of games and inflatable challenges, it really is an activity full of laughter and entertainment.  Taking inspiration from the famous TV show, our full corporate version of It’s a Knockout is designed for companies and teams where everyone can get involved in a highly energized team building activity that really brings the smiles to the masses.  We’re talking crazy costumes, huge inflatables, slippery slides, wacky relay races and enough foam to fill an Olympic swimming pool.  It’s not every day you get the chance to see the boss dressed as a fairy racing a giant chicken!  Example rounds: Giant Inflatable Assault Course with Big Slide, Gladiator Joust, Storm the Castle, Bungee Run, Odd Socks, Giddy Up, Fat Suit Racing and School Sports Day Races.

Group sizes – 5-1000

Duration – Half or full day

Location – Fully mobile, UK wide at over 1000 venues

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Team Building School Sports Day Tug of War

5. School Sports Day

Remember the good old days of your School Sports Day? The fun, the competitiveness, and the glory! Why not re-live those days with your very own team building sports day event.  Our school sports day team building event will bring out your inner child.  It’s a blast from the past activity, which everyone can really enjoy and get stuck into. We guarantee it will really have your team in stitches all the way to the headmaster’s office.  All the games and event ideas during the day are exactly how you remember – just without the grumpy teachers and the school bully. So, this is your chance to take part in some competitive sporting activities with the aim of winning medals, prizes and pride.  Games include: Mental Maths, Wacky World, Field Trip, Ping Pong Shotput, Foam Javelin, Tug o’ War, Play Time – Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Twister, Snakes and Ladders, Sports Day Races (three-legged race, wheelbarrow and egg & spoon race).

Group sizes – 5-1000

Duration – Half or full day

Location – Fully mobile, UK wide at over 1000 venues

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6. Soap Box Derby

If you’ve seen the hilarious race hosted by Redbull on the TV, you’ll know how much fun it is watching daredevil racers weave their crazy contraptions around winding courses of obstacles in the quickest possible time.  This is our very own, slightly tamed down version, seeing teams plan, design and build the ultimate wacky racer.  It’s not all about speed (but it helps). There are several heats all based around team’s creativity and innovation. Design will earn you as many points as taking the chequered flag!  After qualifiers, teams hit the design workshops where they can buy all manner of parts and materials to build and dress their racers. Everyone must compete in heats, and even pass an MOT before they take part in the final race.  Soap Box Derby is a hilarious activity that brings out the best in people.

Group sizes – 5-500

Duration – Half day

Location – Fully mobile, UK wide at over 1000 venues

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7. Lets Get Ready to Jungle 

Welcome to Let’s Get Ready to Jungle!!! A truly fantastic and unique team event that sees you and your colleagues competing to survive the jungle camp and be crowned Kings & Queens of the Jungle!  Having been stranded in a remote jungle it’s up to you and your colleagues to solve a series of challenges. Can you successfully complete the bush tucker trials – facing some ultimate fears of snakes and tarantulas along the way and collect those all-important stars!  Teams will work through our zones such as face your phobias, finale feast (where you will be faced with some typical jungle bugs) and shelter building to name a few. Your groups aim is to win/collect as many gold stars as possible. Beat your opponents within the time and you’ll win a gold star. Fail to complete the task and you’ll walk away with nothing.  Finally, it’s time to count your stars and enter the rotten egg roulette finale!

Group sizes – 5-5000

Duration – Half day

Location – Fully mobile, UK wide at over 1000 venues

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8. The Crystal Challenge 

Inspired by the popular TV show where teams send one member in to complete a challenge in order to win a crystal, our version is packed with fun, excitement and hilarity as whole teams compete against each other to see who will come out victorious! The games will test your team’s mental agility and physical skills, working together to beat the opposition before the time runs out.  Working through our Medieval, Aztec, Industrial and Futuristic zones, your team’s aim is to win crystals which equate to seconds. Beat your opponents within the time and you’ll win a large crystal (worth five seconds). Fail to complete the task and you’ll walk away with nothing….unless your instructor thinks your efforts deserve a small crystal, or even two (worth one second each).  Finally, it’s time to count your crystals and enter The Crystal Dome for the grand finale!

Group sizes – 5-1000

Duration – Half or full day

Location – Fully mobile, UK wide at over 1000 venues

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9. Teamopoly 

Ever fancied getting lost inside a board game?! Well, here is your chance… Hosted by our very own Mr. Monopoly, this super-sized team building edition of the legendary board-game is designed to keep your office entertained for weeks beyond the event!  Divided into teams of giant irons, wheelbarrows, cars and top hats, your group will have plenty of time to not only dominate the board but navigate through Mr.  Monopoly’s eclectic mix of team building challenges, all of which are designed to empty or fill your pockets of Monopoly change!  With the allocation of costumed business roles, individuals are presented with responsibilities within their teams, each designed to strengthen the core team dynamic, whilst promising a fun and engaging day for all.  During the game your group will face gripping live challenges from our giant chance cards and community chests, including team jailbreak, win the lottery and beat the banker, all brought to extreme life by live actors and super sized props!

Group sizes – 5-500

Duration – Half day

Location – Fully mobile, UK wide at over 1000 venues

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10. Survival Island

Your team have been stranded on a remote island with no signs of civilisation. All you have is what you have scavenged from the beach. Using your initiatives and the skills we’re about to teach you, can you take on and survive ‘The Island’?  After an inspiring opening presentation based on a real life or death survival story, teams are equipped with basic materials and equipment.  Teams are then faced with a series of survival scenarios, in which groups learn key skills before they take on the task ahead. Each survival task is designed to involve every team member.  Using what nature has to offer, teams must draw upon resourcefulness and ingenuity, whilst applying the core skills of teamwork.  Survival zones include fire lighting, shelter building, stretcher rescue, knot tying and water purification.

Group sizes – 5-1000

Duration – Half or full day

Location – Fully mobile, UK wide at over 1000 venues

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PLANNING A CORPORATE AWAY DAY?  WHAT TO DO NEXT…

Visit our contact page and get in touch to discuss how GOTO Events can run your next company away day.

Our friendly team will talk you through lots of different ideas and formats to help create the best style of event to suit your team and exact requirements.

For all our corporate and company away days we ensure you get the perfect balance of fun and entertainment with something fun for everyone.  Running over 800 events a year for over 60% of the FTSE 100, GOTO Events are your one stop shop for all forms of team and company events.

GOTO Events experiences are all fully risk assessed and compliant with all government requirements.  We are accredited with the industry standard Visit Britain ‘Good to Go’ policies.

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6 Good Reasons to Host a Corporate Away Day

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Bring Teams & People Back Together 

With restrictions lifting (or lifted!) there’s no better time to bring your teams back together and let them face to face reconnect, interact and have some well earned fun.  This is also true for new recruits who may not have met many (if any) of their team mates.  Company away days are the ideal events, even if combined with a business meeting or conference, to re establish those valuable relationships colleagues have and give them the chance to enjoy each others company outside of the workplace.  Company away days can also include great elements of team building with activities encouraging communication, lateral thinking, support, innovation, inclusion and cohesion.

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Relaxed Interactive & Engaging Fun

Company & corporate fun days are all about the experience.  The enjoyment factor is so important to ensure each and every member of your team has an incredible time.  For this reason we have a number of ideal activities and packages that offer huge amounts of variety to cater for any mixed audience.  Fun also doesn’t just come from the entertainment, the atmosphere and venues play a key role.  We have an abundance of amazing venues around the UK that offer stunning relaxed backdrops.  Combined with lovely food, drink, theming and informality, these elements can really make your away day one to remember.

Stay Safe – Have Fun

Safety is the number one priority for any event, especially when bringing large groups of people together.  With people understandably nervous about Covid, even after restrictions are lifted we will still maintain conventional and advanced safety measures including provisions and protective measures against Corona Virus.

All of our events are thoroughly risk assessed and covered by high levels of public liability insurance.  Our measures are non invasive and still allow maximum amounts of fun, in a safe well controlled environment.

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Blow away the Covid blues 

Hopefully by the time you’re reading this we will have many of the Covid restrictions lifted.  With safety still a high priority, now is still the time to get people and teams together and let them play.  With lockdown and working from home, it’s very easy for anyone to slip into a silo culture, which is inevitable given the isolation.  Company away days provide the freedom and safety for employees to let their hair down, reignite their energy, re connect with peers, have a beer or two and enjoy getting back to normal.

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Say Thanks & Boost Morale

What company doesn’t want to say thank you to their staff periodically throughout the year.  As well and Christmas parties most organisations want to hold some form of mid year summer event.  These can often be combined with business content, but fun and enjoyment is always HIGH on the agenda afterwards.

Company away days can give you the exact right balance of venue, activities, atmosphere, entertainment, food, drink and celebratory environment to make your staff feel valued and appreciated.  There’s no pat on the back better for some than a free bar!

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Turn your event into a party

So corporate away days come in all shapes and sizes.  Many companies will combine activities with an evening party or celebration.  This can be everything from a delicious BBQ & drinks to a full blown mini festival.

Our team have a huge amount of experience in creating incredible parties for any group size, any theme and any location.  From full blown carnivals to more subtle garden parties, we have the expertise to make your next event VERY special.


2021 Virtual Team Building Events

All you need to know for what's new for virtual team building in 2021

What's New For Virtual in 2021


2021 Virtual Kick Off Events

2021 Virtual Kick Off Events

Top 20 Virtual Kick Off Events for Companies & Teams

With companies in the full flow of business, strategies and targets for 2021, it’s inevitable that the world of virtual meetings and events will continue to be the platform of choice.  But how do you keep individuals and teams motivated, connected and driven as we roll into a new year with a positive vision of the future.

To help we’ve put together our list of the top 20 virtual 2021 kick off & team experiences which can dovetail with any business session to create fun interactive interventions where your staff can come together, connect, communicate, share ideas, plan, creative and use their innovation in a fun way, all targeted towards teamwork and performance in a virtual world.

With lots to choose from, here’s the nations favourite top virtual team building events:

UK's 10 favourite virtual team building ideas

Learn the amazing art of Chocolate Making with our Master Chocolatier & Michelin Star trained chef

Virtual Cocktail Making – An amazing hands on experience with world class cocktail mixologists

Virtual Murder Mystery – Become expert detectives in this virtual Cluedo style adventure

Virtual Escape Room – Can your team solve all the puzzles and escape before time runs out?

Virtual Wine Tasting – Explore the delights of famous wines guided by our interactive wine experts.

Virtual Cooking Events – Hosted by Michelin Star trained chefs, you’ll learn how to cook some amazing culinary delights.

Virtual Horse Racing – All the fun, thrills and excitement of being at the races, just virtually!

Virtual Gameshow Mania – Immerse yourselves in a fully interactive upbeat virtual gameshow experience

I’m Working From Home Get Me Outta Here! – Can you take on the celebrities and show them what you’re made of in the jungle?

Virtual Bear Grylls Survival – Learn amazing new survival skills by a team trained by the world most famous face of survival, Bear Grylls

Our guide on how to organise a virtual team building event

We’ve taken our most popular conventional teambuilding events and adapted them to be run in a safe virtual environment.  People from all over the world can come together, take part and enjoy themselves without the fear of social distancing rules.

All events are hosted by a fun, upbeat compere, who will run the show, keep everyone entertained and engaged, and make the entire experience slick, upbeat and engaging.

Live hosts – all virtual team events are hosted by a live compere / host who will welcome everyone and run the experience from start to finish.  A live host is far more upbeat and interactive than any pre recorded session.  It also means the experience is slick and hassle free for the organiser and anyone taking part.

Are people in teams for virtual events?  If so how many?  Teams – some virtual events work with everyone in the same virtual arena.  These tend to be the likes of our food and drink events where the focus is on the experts who are guiding you through the different elements of the event.  Others use virtual breakout rooms where people start all together in the main arena where we welcome everyone and explain the experience and rules.  We then automatically divide people into virtual breakout rooms in teams of 3-5 where they play against each other in fun competition.  We then bring everyone back together at the end in the same arena for the results and announcement of the winners.  For example our virtual cooking events and virtual cocktail making are run with everyone together, as are our gameshow style events such as Master of the Tasks.  Events such as our virtual escape room, virtual murder mystery and virtual horse racing work with teams playing in fun competition in mini breakout rooms.

Some events cater for different group sizes.  Our app based events and games can cater for up to 250 people in one game, but multiples can be run at the same time which allows the event to run into the 1000’s.  We also have specialist formats where unlimited numbers of people can play at the same time.  Some events are better suited to smaller groups where a more community feel is required.  These include our amazing I’m working from Home Get me Outta Here.

The most common platform for virtual events is Zoom, given it’s popularity and functionality.  Zoom has very user friendly functionality for most of our events, including the use of a high volume of breakout rooms.  We can also run on many other platforms preferred by different companies.  Virtual events can be run on the likes of Microsoft Teams, WEBEX and Google Meet.  We are always happy to demo events on different platforms to give you the comfort and security of how they work.

For most events the answer is no.  The only time we need peoples details is when we’re sending out packs to people in advance.  These tend to be our food and drink events and some of our gameshow experiences.  All details received are fully GDPR compliant.  We don’t store anyone’s information post event.  For the majority of our other events, you don’t need to send us anything.  We simply send you an event pack in advance via email with everything you need to know.  You just need to forward that on to everyone taking part.

Absolutely not.  Our teams have a wealth of experience in running and delivering virtual team events.  We will guide you through the different options and recommend the best style of event for your group and organisation.  Once you’ve chosen your event, our event management team kick in and make everything hassle free for you.  The service is designed for minimum work from your side as the organiser.  We want you to enjoy this as much as everyone else.  You will have a dedicated project manager who will arrange every aspect of your event.  They will also send you everything you need in advance to send to anyone taking part.

100% they are!  We’ve taken everything we know from over 14 years experience running team building events for over 60% of the FTSE 100 and adapted the right events to be fully virtual interactive team experiences.  We beta test all the different experiences in advance with our own teams and sometimes our clients to get the right level of feedback and make the right adaptations to ensure each event really hits the mark.

One thing we’re always very conscious of is the amount of video calls the world is hosting at the moment.  Each and every one of our virtual experiences take this into consideration.  The design, function, pace and hosts ensure the event doesn’t just feel like another Zoom session.  Our specialist team will work closely with you to recommend the best style of event for your group.  Whether it’s a hands on creative experience or a laughter packed virtual gameshow.  The proofs in the pudding.  Simply read our Feefo reviews to see what our clients say.

In lots of circumstances we can run demo events in advance so you can get a real feel for how the different experiences work.  Alternatively we’re always happy to jump on any live call or Zoom session to talk through all the different styles of events so you can really get to understand how they work and what would best fit your team.

We know the feeling…After nearly a year of video rather than face to face contact, the last thing people want is ‘another Zoom meeting’.  To combat this all our virtual team building events involve huge levels of participation.  A lot of them also include surprise packs that everyone receives in the post.  Each experience is very different to a normal Zoom session.  You’ll notice the difference as soon as you login! 

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Top 20 virtual kick off events & activities 

Virtual Chocolate Making Chocolate

1. Virtual Chocolate Making

A virtual team event that’s a real treat for the taste buds.  Hosted by our master chocolatier, we’ll take you through the amazing journey of how chocolate goes from bean to bar.  It’s then hands on with the ingredients as everyone designs creates & brands their very own unique box of themed chocolate delights.  The event also includes the option of individuals receiving a custom pack with all ingredients, equipment and a surprise gift in the post in advance of your event.

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2. Virtual Cocktail Making

Become the ultimate party host as you learn some very cool tricks & skills to mix a range of delicious great looking famous cocktails.  Hosted from our virtual bar our mixologists give you an amazing demonstration of bar skills before we kick in to a range of fun rounds where everyone will learn how to mix famous cocktails such as Mojitos & Sex on the Beach.  The final round hots up with a competition to see who can come up with their own award winning drink.  This event also includes the option of a full cocktail kit including all required mixers, drinks, fresh fruits & glassware being posted to everyone in advance.

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Virtual Murder Mystery Hands

3. Virtual Murder Mystery

Who dunnit?  That’s the ultimate question!  We run two versions of our festive Murder Mystery events.  One using a high tech Cluedo style app based game, the other with live virtual actors.  Each experience tasks teams with the challenge of solving all kinds of clues, examining evidence & hunting for suspects to unravel the crime.  Players work in mini teams to share ideas and information to try and work out who was the murderer,

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Virtual Escape Room

4. Virtual Escape Room

A virtual Christmas event using the latest app based technology & amazing augmented reality.  Teams go head to head in our virtual arena to battle it out to find hidden clues, complete puzzles, hunt for mystery information and unravel brain busting conundrums.  The clocks ticking, the pressures on & the games masters watching.  Who will be the first to successfully escape the room and take the win…?

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Virtual Wine Tasting Wines

5. Virtual Wine Tasting

Especially popular at for January Christmas parties, socials, client entertainment or kick offs, our virtual wine tasting experience is a favourite for a lot of companies.  Hosted by a professional wine expert, we’ll take you on a journey of taste and aroma with wines from around the world.  In advance everyone receives a pack containing all the tasting materials and an amazing selection of different vintage wines.  As well as being great fun & educational, this event is a great way to virtually socialise and enjoy a glass or two!

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Virtual Cooking Workshop Chef

6. Virtual Cooking Events

There’s no better time to learn some amazing skills, and no better person to teach you than our Michelin Star Chef!  We have a variety of cooking options including the great Bakeathon, 2-3 course meals, sushi making & even the stunning Molecular Gastronomy.  We either send individuals a list of ingredients or why not let us send them a lovely pack of food, goodies and a mystery gift with everything they need for this amazing virtual cooking experience.

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Virtual Horse Racing Horses

7. Virtual Horse Racing

Get ready for some serious fun and excitement as we bring all the thrills of horse racing direct to your screen.  In a fun team head to head competition, players study the forms of each runner for each race before deciding how much fun money they want to bet and on which runner.  Our live bookie will then take all bets before each amazing race is run.  All races are taken from real events at real stadiums, so this is as close as you can get to the real thing!

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8. Virtual Gameshow Bonanza 

We’ve taken everything you know from the most famous game shows and mixed them into one fast paced, action packed, fully interactive, comedic hosted experience.  In virtual teams, everyone goes head to head in a variety of hilarious rounds that promise to offer something for everyone.  Laughter is guaranteed, and be warned, this is no ordinary quiz!

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Virtual Team Building Task Master

9. Virtual Master of the Tasks

One of our favourite events for all year round, but even more fun with our festive twist.  Inspired by the famous Task Master TV show, we bring this side splitting event to life, complete with a professional comedic host playing the role of the master.  Everyone receives in advance a game pack with everything they need to play.  Teams then go head to head in fun competition to try and crack a range of absolutely crazy challenges.

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Deal or No Deal Corporate Event

10. Virtual Deal or Not Real

Another TV inspired experience taken from the famous Deal or No Deal game show.  Teams take part in a range of fun tasks and energizers in advance to win funds.  They then enter the nail biting series of rounds against the banker to see which team has the nerves of steel to win the most money and take the win.

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Virtual Mega Quiz Questions Mark

11. Virtual Mega Quiz

Our Virtual Mega Quiz is an upbeat fully interactive quiz themed experiences.  Loaded with all kinds of fun tasks games and challenges, our virtual quiz is a great experience to create a real social scene for your 2021 team event.

Themed rounds include:

  • Festive brain busters
  • Individual and Team photo and video challenges
  • Collaborative challenges where you all come together at various points throughout the game to compete en masse
  • True or False
  • Grand finale to crown your winning team

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12. Virtual Musical Bingo

Like bingo?  Like music?  Then this could be for you.  Musical Bingo is a pure fun fast paced version of normal bingo, but with music instead on numbers.  It works well for Virtual team events where a pure social fun, relaxed experience is required.

Hosted by our professional comperes, we welcome everyone to the game, and explain the simple rules of play.  Everyone receives a musical bingo card listing all the different songs and artists.  We then pump up the wheels of steel as we flow through all kinds of music tracks from different genres and decades.

Recognise the song?  Strike it off, and keep your ears peeled for the next tune!  Just like normal bingo, there’s winners for two lines, three lines and of course the full house.  This is a virtual team activity that will always bring fun laughter and energy to the table.

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Virtual Charity Skateboard Build Person Building Skateboard

13. Virtual Charity Skateboard Build

If you’re looking for an virtual event that offers a heart-warming feel good factor, then our charity concept is ideal.  The premise behind this experience is to benefit underprivileged children.  For some kids out there, Covid has been an incredibly tough time .  This virtual experience enables you to give to an amazing cause and bring the magic of fun to the lives of people who need it most.

In advance everyone receives a pack containing a kit to build a full size skateboard, art materials, tools, stencils and instructions.  Guided by our live virtual hosts and artists everyone builds and decorates their very own unique skateboard.  We then arrange for couriers to collect the finished items where they return to us for safety checks before they are wrapped and delivered to the designated charity.

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Virtual Christmas Party Event

14. Virtual House Party

Sit back, crack open a beer, pour a glass of wine and be prepared to have the most fun possible from a virtual team event.  In advance everyone receives a game pack in the post containing everything they need to play.  Items are as random as a toilet roll, Sellotape, a small Tupperware box, dice and a lolly stick.  They all have a roll to play!

As soon as you log in, our lively host welcomes you to the fun and explains the rules.  Teams now go head to head on a range of hilarious challenges that will literally have you in stitches of laughter to watch and play.  Imagine Celebrity Juice mixed with The Generation Game and you have House Party!

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15. I’m Working From Home Get Me Outta Here!

Inspired by popular tv shows, this is our virtual take on a jungle themed challenge where’s it’s your chance to pit yourselves against the celebrities and see if you’ve got what it takes to be crowned the kings and queens of the virtual office.

Another virtual Christmas event where teams receive packs in the post with everything they need to play.  As soon as teams log in they’re thrust into a series of themed rounds in fun competition.  One of our favourites for this event is ‘nominate’.  If your team wins the jackpot, they get the chance to nominate a player from a competing team.  Everyone receives edible critters in their posted packs.  You can guess what comes next!

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16. Virtual Bakeathon

Hosted by our Michelin Star trained chefs, we have 6 bespoke virtual kitchen studios where we live present these amazing Bake Off inspired cookery workshops.  In advance of your event everyone receives a box of ingredients with everything they need to create and cook something amazing.  Our chef’s will demo a number of cooking techniques before hands on guiding everything through the hands on baking experience.  Whether you’re good at cooking or not, this is an inspirational experience which will teach the pro’s new ideas, and guide everyone else through the skills and techniques to design and bake something delicious.

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17. Virtual Wine & Cheese Tasting

With a warm welcome the guests arrive and greeted by our very own host along with the cheese and wine experts. With numerous tastings guests will go back and forth between breakout rooms where they can network and chat about the different tastings.  When the Cheese expert comes on there will be a short introduction about the rich history of cheese along with some interesting facts about British cheese. Guests will also learn about sourcing the best UK cheeses and how to correctly taste them. We then delve in further where guests learn about the tasting map on your tongue and a little bit of science and what the key is behind tasting cheese & wine. Our cheese expert will include a blue cheese, a cheddar, a soft cheese and goats cheese. Luckily they are also accompanied by chutneys, dried fruits, dates, apricots, olives and sourdough crackers.

After every tasting our wine expert and the UK’S award winning wine hero will marry up the wines and the cheeses. He will include wines with numerous international accolades which will challenge even the most discerning palettes. He will touch on regions, old and new world wines, grapes and varieties. Our wine expert will discuss each wine with the guests with some information on the vineyard and wine producers of the wines showcased.

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18. Virtual Bear Grylls Survival Experience

With the world in survival mode, this is the perfect experience to adapt the mindset, step outside of work mode and learn some amazing new skills, all under the brand and guidance of survival experts, trained by the worlds most famous face of survival, Bear Grylls.  Don’t worry, we wont be lighting fires in your kitchen, this is a virtual journey into different skills required, both mentally and physically to help us all charge through these crazy times.  In mini teams everyone will be given a series of survival challenges, all taken from real life and real potential situations.  The design for this is to help people step outside of their own challenges, think bigger picture, and re equip their minds with the right attitude to overcome and tackle problems head on.  For example, if you were to take on summiting Everest, what 5 items would you prioritise to carry from a choice of 20?  A compass, a torch, a sleeping bag, a map, spare gloves, water, a stove…

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19. Virtual Den of Dragons

Do you think you and your team have the entrepreneurial knowhow to squeeze the all important backing finance out of our fierce and foreboding dragons?!  Inspired by the highly successful BBC show ‘Dragons’ Den’, this virtual event is a brilliant way to test team work in a fun and unique environment. Create your brilliant ‘Idea’ and get your brains ticking. With the assistance of our experts, you will have the chance to earn money to purchase essential props and materials at the business superstore. Once you have your winning idea it’s off to the intimidating ‘Dragons Counsel’ to face the business tycoons. Finally it’s your turn to shine in the ‘Pitch’, which must include your watertight budget plans and a well researched design.

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20. Virtual Apprentices

Do you think you and your colleagues have what it takes to beat the world’s most belligerent boss?! Inspired by the highly successful BBC show ‘The Apprentice’, this now virtual topical event is a brilliant way to test team work in a fun and unique environment. Our virtual team building ‘Apprentices’ event has been specifically designed to test and bring out all the core business attributes in you and your group, including leadership, delegation, commercial awareness & above all, team work!

Throughout the experience, you and your team will be set challenging and fun business tasks. Once completed, Lord Alan will consult his experts and declare one of the teams the winners.  The other teams however are hauled into the boardroom to fight it out in the effort not to hear the immortal phrase: “You’re fired!” Of course those who are fired won’t be sent home early in a black cab with a cameraman to record the tears! Instead you will be sent back in to the next task to try and redeem yourself and win back some all important points!

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PLANNING A 2021 VIRTUAL KICK OFF EVENT?  WHAT TO DO NEXT…

Visit our contact page and get in touch to discuss how GOTO Events can run your 2021 Virtual Kick Off Event

Our team will give you the right level of advice and options available to suit your group.  We can also happily advise on alternative options for live events, and what the current government guidelines and regulations are.

For all of our virtual corporate events, we will ensure you get the right level of fun and entertainment in a safe, upbeat and controlled environment.  All of our events have been tried and tested throughout the year, with participants enjoyment as the primary objective.  We’ll help you kick off 2021 with a bang!

GOTO Events experiences are all fully risk assessed and compliant with all government requirements.  We are accredited with the industry standard Visit Britain ‘Good to Go’ policies.

Click here to contact us for help planning your 2021 Virtual Event.

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Cost Effective Packages

Understandably budgets may not be what they were in the past for conventional team building.  It’s been a tough and challenging time for a lot of companies, and 2021 is a tough time to be thinking about spending money.  HOWEVER, our virtual team experiences can be a lot more cost effective than conventional events.  Without the need to hire a static venue, and the cost of travel and logistics, you can still hold an amazing fun experience for your teams for a fraction of the cost.  There might even be something left in the pot for some beers & wine in the post!

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Interactive & Engaging

Let’s face it, we’re all a bit Zoomed out.  Our virtual team events allow people to relax, step away from work content, engage with each other and interact with colleagues.  All of our events purposely steer away from normal video conferencing formats.  The activities, games and experiences are all very upbeat, interactive and engaging.  Fun and laughter is the key ingredient, which the feedback from all the virtual team events we’ve run, has proved in abundance.

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Stay Safe – Have Fun

With all the regulations in place it’s difficult for companies to keep staff motivated and maintain positive teamwork.  By hosting a virtual team building experience you will ensure the safety of your staff & teams, whilst still allowing them to switch off, relax and take part in a fun social group experience.

There’s no masks required here!

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Involve Friends or Family 

A lot of our virtual team events are designed to include the option of people involving their friends or family.  Obviously we have to stick to the rule of 6, but a lot of companies are family orientated so we have designed a series of games, events, and experiences that involve children of all ages, partners, or friends.  It can often add a great deal of comfort and satisfaction to see your company plan something that benefits your whole family.

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Look Ahead & Boost Morale

With a new year, new visions, new strategies and new targets companies need to ensure their staff are on board and motivated for the year ahead.  We all thought it would be over by now, but we’re charging on as best we all can.  Quarter 1 of 2021 will be another year of change, with a light at the end of the tunnel.  It’s also the time to get allay the January blues, keep teams and people motivated, and ensure they maintain the teamworking skills such as communication, planning, lateral thinking, and the sharing of ideas and information that’s always helped them in the past, and done right virtually, can continue to help as things start to get back to normal.

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Have Fun & Connect With Each Other

Fun, engagement and teamwork has always been and always will be a big part of business and social agendas for companies & teams.  People are the biggest asset to any organisations.  Maintaining positive momentum, and the requirements for people to be working as teams is ever more important given the remote situations we’re all in.  All of our virtual team activities allow people to step away from the feeling of Zoom content, and pivot into interactive scenarios where they can work, connected, communicate and play.  It’s an essential ingredient, especially at the moment, which when done right, will make an amazing difference to the performance of people and teams.

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Include a hamper, party pack or gift delivered to everyone's homes in advance.

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Make it feel like a Party

The addition of a party pack, hamper of gift, delivered to everyones homes prior to your event, can make all the difference to a virtual party.  Not only does it make for a lovely present for everyone in advance, it adds a great social aspect to the experience.

We can start your session early so everyone can have some social time, crack open a beer, pour a nice glass of wine, and enjoy some sumptuous snacks.

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Lot’s to Choose From

Our variety of hampers and party packs make sure there’s something for everyone.  The nature of the gift really takes away the feel of work, and with the hand picked selection of food and drink you will always get lots of chat and interaction on all the different flavours.

Our selection ranges from simple pub snacks with beers, wines, prosecco and snacks, to more luxury hampers with more variety and themes such as Wine & Cheese, Gin Lovers or Prosecco Indulgence.

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Something for Everyone

Our hampers and party packs offer something for everyone.  We offer a full range of alcoholic and non alcoholic options as well as packs to cater for all dietary requirements such as vegan or vegetarian.  We can also bespoke any range of hampers with a selection of hand picked items to suit your requirements.

How To Organise A Virtual Kick Off Event

A guide on how virtual team events work

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How to organise a 2021 virtual kick off event

Virtual team building events come in many different formats.  Choosing the right style of event for your team is critical to get the most fun and engagement from the experience.  For nearly all companies across the world 2021 will be the first year they have ever organised a virtual team event or activity.  It’s a leap of faith for everyone, so make sure to speak to our friendly team who will find our about your people and suggest the best style of experience for the group and culture.

Remember, not one size fits all.  For example a finance team may well enjoy a very different style of experience to a competitive sales team.

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4 steps to organising a virtual team event

There’s 4 simple steps to organising your event:

1- Speak to an experienced member of our team to talk about the nature of your company, the culture of your people & what style of previous events have worked best in the past.

2 – We’ll then recommend and send you a selection of options for you to take away and share with colleagues

3 – Once you’ve decided what you think will work best, share your thoughts and we’ll give you our honest advise as to what we think will be the best event.

4 – Once you’ve chosen your preferred experience and date, our project management team will take care of the rest.  We’ll send you everything you need in advance by email to forward to all participants and be on hand all the way in advance to support you and answer any questions.

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Virtual hosts

All our virtual events are presented by a virtual host / compere.  The hosts are live, rather than pre recorded.  Their role is to be the main face of your entire experience.  As soon as everyone logs in, our host will welcome you all to the session and guide you through the event.  There are different styles of hosts for different style of events.  For example:

Cookery Events – All our virtual cookery events are hosted by Michelin Star trained chefs.  They will be the main lead, and also the main chef’s interacting with you throughout the experience of demos and hands on cooking.

Cocktail Making – Again, live professional hosts, but this time our world class bar tender mixologists.  As soon as you log into this session they kick off with an amazing demonstration of flaring skills that would put Tom Cruise to shame.

Virtual App Based Games – These include the likes of our virtual escape rooms, virtual murder mystery and virtual around the world.  Our hosts welcome everyone, explain the nature of the game & the rules, then split everyone off into mini virtual breakout rooms where they go head to head in fun competition.  As they play our hosts dip in and out the different rooms to give commentary and updates on the scores.

Virtual Quizzes & Game Shows – This is where we up the ante with the level of host.  For these virtual Christmas events, the host runs the entire show, including all the different rounds.  We have different levels of host, all with a very fun comedic approach.  We also use celebrity hosts at different levels with upcoming events being hosted by the likes of Vernon Kay.

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Pre event information 

Planning a virtual team building event can be a nerve racking experience for the organiser.  Our team will hold your hand through the entire experience, making it hassle free and easy for you to enjoy the event as much as everyone else.

In advance we send you two events packs.  One with all the details on the overall experience, and one as a participant pack to send on to everyone taking part.  With everyone’s busy lives, the participant packs are purposely simple, with just one or two links to click to enter our arena.  Simply log in, and we do the rest from there,

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Posted packs

A lot of virtual team events require packs to be posted to participants in the post.  For our virtual cookery experiences, guests receive a lovely box of ingredients plus a chefs hat and apron.  For virtual cocktail making everyone receives an exciting kit containing all the required alcohol, mixers, syrups, fruits, mixing equipment and glassware.  This is theirs to keep.

For our virtual House Party we send prop packs in advance with all kinds of random objects, all used for the different challenges and games.

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How many people can a virtual kick off event run for?

There’s no real limit to the number of people that can take part in a virtual team activity, but some events lend themselves better than others to different numbers.  For smaller more intimate numbers where you can easily see the other players on screen then our virtual gameshow style events work well such as Master of the Tasks.

For large group virtual events, the app based experiences can run for any size group from 4 upwards.  Some versions have the capacity to comfortably deal with numbers into the 1000’s.

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Top 60 Virtual Team Building Events for Companies & Teams

With companies in the full flow of business, strategies and targets for 2021, it's inevitable that the world of virtual meetings and events will continue to be the platform of choice.  But how do you keep individuals and teams motivated, connected and driven as we roll into a new year with a positive vision of the future.

To help we've put together our list of the top 60 virtual team building events and virtual team experiences which can dovetail with any business session to create fun interactive interventions where your staff can come together, connect, communicate, share ideas, plan, creative and use their innovation in a fun way, all targeted towards teamwork and performance in a virtual world.

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Top 15 Virtual Christmas Ideas for Companies & Teams

There’s no doubt that the shape of company Christmas parties will be a little bit different this year.  With a turbulent year hopefully behind us all, Christmas is the perfect opportunity to do something fun, entertaining and engaging for staff.  Done right it can be the ideal time to thank staff, wrap up a challenging year, put work to one side, say thank you, and just have some good old fashioned fun!

To help we’ve picked our top 10 virtual Christmas party ideas to help get the festive spirit under way for 2021.

How do virtual Christmas parties work? 

We’ve taken our most popular conventional Christmas events and adapted them to be run in a safe virtual environment.  People from all over the world can come together, take part and enjoy themselves without the fear of social distancing rules.

All events are hosted by a fun, upbeat compere, who will run the show, keep everyone entertained and engaged, and make the entire experience slick, upbeat and engaging.

What if my team are Zoomed Out?

We know the feeling…After nearly a year of video rather than face to face contact, the last thing people want is ‘another Zoom meeting’.  To combat this all our virtual Christmas parties involve huge levels of participation.  A lot of them also include surprise packs that everyone receives in the post.  Each experience is very different to a normal Zoom session.  You’ll notice the difference as soon as you login! 

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1. Festive Chocolate Making

A virtual Christmas party that’s a real treat for the taste buds.  Hosted by our master chocolatier, we’ll take you through the amazing journey of how chocolate goes from bean to bar.  It’s then hands on with the ingredients as everyone designs creates & brands their very own unique box of Christmas themed chocolate delights.  The event also includes the option of individuals receiving a custom pack with all ingredients, equipment and a surprise gift in the post in advance of your event.

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2. Christmas Cocktails & Dreams

Become the ultimate party host as you learn some very cool tricks & skills to mix a range of delicious great looking famous cocktails.  Hosted from our virtual bar our mixologists give you an amazing demonstration of bar skills before we kick in to a range of fun rounds where everyone will learn how to mix famous cocktails such as Mojitos & Sex on the Beach.  The final round hots up with a competition to see who can come up with their own award winning drink.  This event also includes the option of a full cocktail kit including all required mixers, drinks, fresh fruits & glassware being posted to everyone in advance.

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3. Christmas Virtual Murder Mystery

Who dunnit?  That’s the ultimate question!  We run two versions of our festive Murder Mystery events.  One using a high tech Cluedo style app based game, the other with live virtual actors.  Each experience tasks teams with the challenge of solving all kinds of clues, examining evidence & hunting for suspects to unravel the crime.  Players work in mini teams to share ideas and information to try and work out who was the murderer, what was the murder weapon and what was the motive.

Price guide : from £25 + vat per person (min numbers apply)

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4. The Great Escape Room

A virtual Christmas event using the latest app based technology & amazing augmented reality.  Teams go head to head in our virtual arena to battle it out to find hidden clues, complete puzzles, hunt for mystery information and unravel brain busting conundrums.  The clocks ticking, the pressures on & the games masters watching.  Who will be the first to successfully escape the room and take the win…?

Price guide from £25 + vat per person (min numbers apply)

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5. Time for Wine

Especially popular at Christmas time, our wine themed virtual Christmas party is a favourite for a lot of companies.  Hosted by a professional wine expert, we’ll take you on a journey of taste and aroma with wines from around the world.  In advance everyone receives a pack containing all the tasting materials and an amazing selection of different vintage wines.  As well as being great fun & educational, this event is a great way to virtually socialise and enjoy a glass or two!

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6. Festive Chef

There’s no better time to learn some amazing skills, and no better person to teach you than our Michelin Star Chef!  We have a variety of cooking options from Christmas themed dishes, the great Bakeathon, 2-3 course meals, sushi making & even the stunning Molecular Gastronomy.  We either send individuals a list of ingredients or why not let us send them a lovely pack of food, goodies and a mystery gift with everything they need for this amazing virtual cooking experience.

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7. Virtual Horse Racing

Get ready for some serious fun and excitement as we bring all the thrills of horse racing direct to your screen.  In a fun team head to head competition, players study the forms of each runner for each race before deciding how much fun money they want to bet and on which runner.  Our live bookie will then take all bets before each amazing race is run.  All races are taken from real events at real stadiums, so this is as close as you can get to the real thing!

Price guide from £25 + vat per person (min numbers apply)

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8. Gameshow Bonanza 

We’ve taken everything you know from the most famous game shows and mixed them into one fast paced, action packed, fully interactive, comedic hosted experience.  In virtual teams, everyone goes head to head in a variety of hilarious rounds that promise to offer something for everyone.  Laughter is guaranteed, and be warned, this is no ordinary quiz!

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9. Task The Master

One of our favourite events for all year round, but even more fun with our festive twist.  Inspired by the famous Task Master TV show, we bring this side splitting event to life, complete with a professional comedic host playing the role of the master.  Everyone receives in advance a game pack with everything they need to play.  Teams then go head to head in fun competition to try and crack a range of absolutely crazy challenges.

Price guide from £25 + vat per person (min numbers apply)

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10. Deal or Not Real

Another TV inspired experience taken from the famous Deal or No Deal game show.  Teams take part in a range of fun tasks and energizers in advance to win funds.  They then enter the nail biting series of rounds against the banker to see which team has the nerves of steel to win the most money and take the win.

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11. Festive Frenzy

Festive frenzy is one of our latest Christmas themed experiences.  Loaded with all kinds of fun tasks games and challenges, festive frenzy is a great experience to create a real social scene for your 2021 virtual party.

Themed rounds include:

  • Festive brain busters
  • Individual and Team photo and video challenges
  • Collaborative challenges where you all come together at various points throughout the game to compete en masse
  • Singing and laughter!
  • Grand finale to crown your winning team

Price guide from £25 + vat per person (min numbers apply)

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12. Musical Bingo

Like bingo?  Like music?  Then this could be for you.  Musical Bingo is a pure fun fast paced version of normal bingo, but with music instead on numbers.  It works well for Virtual Christmas parties where a pure social fun, relaxed experience is required.

Hosted by our professional comperes, we welcome everyone to the game, and explain the simple rules of play.  Everyone receives a musical bingo card listing all the different songs and artists.  We then pump up the wheels of steel as we flow through all kinds of music tracks from different genres and decades.

Recognise the song?  Strike it off, and keep your ears peeled for the next tune!  Just like normal bingo, there’s winners for two lines, three lines and of course the full house.  This is a virtual Christmas party activity that will always bring fun laughter and energy to the table.

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13. Virtual Charity Skateboard Build

If you’re looking for an virtual event that offers a heart-warming feel good factor, then our charity concept is ideal.  The premise behind this experience is to benefit underprivileged children this Christmas.  For some kids out there, Christmas isn’t the happy time we all know and love.  This virtual experience enables you to give to an amazing cause and bring the magic of Christmas to lives of people who need it most.

In advance everyone receives a pack containing a kit to build a full size skateboard, art materials, tools, stencils and instructions.  Guided by our live virtual hosts and artists everyone builds and decorates their very own unique skateboard.  We then arrange for couriers to collect the finished items where they return to us for safety checks before they are wrapped and delivered to the designated charity.

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14. House Party

Sit back, crack open a beer, pour a glass of wine and be prepared to have the most fun possible from a virtual Christmas party.  In advance everyone receives a game pack in the post containing everything they need to play.  Items are as random as a toilet roll, Sellotape, a small Tupperware box, dice and a lolly stick.  They all have a roll to play!

As soon as you log in, our lively host welcomes you to the fun and explains the rules.  Teams now go head to head on a range of hilarious challenges that will literally have you in stitches of laughter to watch and play.  Imagine Celebrity Juice mixed with The Generation Game and you have House Party!

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15. I’m Working From Home Get Me Outta Here!

Inspired by popular tv shows, this is our Christmas take on a jungle themed challenge where’s it’s your chance to pit yourselves against the celebrities and see if you’ve got what it takes to be crowned the kings and queens of the virtual office.

Another virtual Christmas event where teams receive packs in the post with everything they need to play.  As soon as teams log in they’re thrust into a series of themed rounds in fun competition.  One of our favourites for this event is ‘nominate’.  If your team wins the jackpot, they get the chance to nominate a player from a competing team.  Everyone receives edible critters in their posted packs.  You can guess what comes next!

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PLANNING A 2021 CHRISTMAS PARTY?  WHAT TO DO NEXT…

Visit our contact page and get in touch to discuss how GOTO Events can run your 2021 Virtual Christmas Party.

Our team will give you the right level of advice and options available to suit your group.  We can also happily advise on alternative options for live Christmas events, and what the current government guidelines and regulations are.

For all of our corporate events and Christmas parties, we will ensure you get the right level of fun and entertainment in a safe, upbeat and controlled environment.  All of our events have been tried and tested throughout the year, with participants enjoyment as the primary objective.  We’ll help you see out 2021 with a bang!

GOTO Events experiences are all fully risk assessed and compliant with all government requirements.  We are accredited with the industry standard Visit Britain ‘Good to Go’ policies.

Click here to contact us for help planning your 2021 Christmas Party.

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Cost Effective Packages

Understandably budgets may not be what they were in the past for Christmas parties.  It’s been a tough and challenging time for a lot of companies, and Christmas is a tough time to be thinking about spending money.  HOWEVER, our virtual Christmas party packages can be a lot more cost effective than conventional events.  Without the need to hire a static venue, and the cost of food & drinks, you can still hold an amazing fun experience for your teams for a fraction of the cost.  There might even be something left in the pot for some beers & wine in the post!

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Interactive & Engaging

Let’s face it, we’ve all been a bit Zoomed out this year.  At Christmas people just want to let their hair down, forget work and have a good time with colleagues.  It’s also a time to celebrate what everyone has achieved against the odds in 2021.  All of our events purposely steer away from normal video conferencing formats.  The activities, games and experiences are all very upbeat, interactive and engaging.  Fun and laughter is the key ingredient, which the feedback from all the virtual team events we’ve run this year, has proved flows in abundance.

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Stay Safe – Have Fun

With all the regulations in place it’s hard to know what will be possible this Christmas.  By hosting a virtual Christmas party you will ensure the safety of your staff & teams, whilst still allowing them to switch off, relax and take part in a fun social group experience.

There’s no masks required here!

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Involve Friends or Family 

A lot of our virtual Christmas party package events are designed to include the option of people involving their friends or family.  Obviously we have to stick to the rule of 6, but a lot of companies are family orientated so we have designed a series of games, events, and experiences that involve children of all ages, partners, or friends.  It can often add a great deal of comfort and satisfaction to see your company plan something that benefits your whole family.

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Say Thanks & Boost Morale

What a year it’s been!  We all thought it would be over by now, but we’re charging on as best we all can.  Christmas is a time when companies say thank you to their staff with a good old fashioned knees up.  A spirit lifting, rewarding and morale boosting experience is needed more than ever this year.  Don’t cancel the fun.  Contact our team to discuss all the different options available to see what would work best for you,

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Enjoy A Drink or Two…

Good food and drink are often in abundance at Christmas parties.  If we can’t bring you to the party, then let’s bring the party to you.  We offer a whole host of food and drink packages which are delivered in advance to everyone’s homes.  Enjoy some cold beers, mulled wine, or soft drinks options, alongside food ranging from table snacks to home buffets.  Or why not conjure up your own delights with the addition of virtual cocktail making, or a virtual cookery / chocolate making experience hosted by a Michelin Star chef.

Make Your Virtual Christmas Party More Social

Include a hamper, party pack or gift delivered to everyone's homes in advance.

Virtual Christmas Party Hamper

Make it feel like a Party

The addition of a party pack, hamper of gift, delivered to everyones homes prior to your event, can make all the difference to a virtual party.  Not only does it make for a lovely present for everyone in advance, it adds a great social aspect to the experience.

We can start your session early so everyone can have some social time, crack open a beer, pour a nice glass of wine, and enjoy some sumptuous snacks.

View ideas here

Virtual Christmas Party Prosecco & Chocolates

Lot’s to Choose From

Our variety of hampers and party packs make sure there’s something for everyone.  The nature of the gift really takes away the feel of work, and with the hand picked selection of food and drink you will always get lots of chat and interaction on all the different flavours.

Our selection ranges from simple pub snacks with beers, wines, prosecco and snacks, to more luxury hampers with more variety and themes such as Wine & Cheese, Gin Lovers or Prosecco Indulgence.

Virtual Christmas Party Afternoon Tea

Something for Everyone

Our hampers and party packs offer something for everyone.  We offer a full range of alcoholic and non alcoholic options as well as packs to cater for all dietary requirements such as vegan or vegetarian.  We can also bespoke any range of hampers with a selection of hand picked items to suit your requirements.

How To Organise A Virtual Christmas Party

A guide on how virtual Christmas parties work 

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How to organise a virtual Christmas party

Virtual Christmas parties come in many different formats.  Choosing the right style of event for your team is critical to get the most fun and engagement from the experience.  For nearly all companies across the world 2021 will be the first year they have ever organised a virtual Christmas event or activity.  It’s a leap of faith for everyone, so make sure to speak to our friendly team who will find our about your people and suggest the best style of experience for the group and culture.

Remember, not one size fits all.  For example a finance team may well enjoy a very different style of experience to a competitive sales team.

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4 steps to organising a virtual Christmas party

There’s 4 simple steps to organising your event:

1- Speak to an experienced member of our team to talk about the nature of your company, the culture of your people & what style of previous Christmas parties have worked best in the past.

2 – We’ll then recommend and send you a selection of options for you to take away and share with colleagues

3 – Once you’ve decided what you think will work best, share your thoughts and we’ll give you our honest advise as to what we think will be the best event.

4 – Once you’ve chosen your preferred experience and date, our project management team will take care of the rest.  We’ll send you everything you need in advance by email to forward to all participants and be on hand all the way in advance to support you and answer any questions.

Virtual Christmas Party Host

Virtual hosts

All our virtual Christmas party events are presented by a virtual host / compere.  The hosts are live, rather than pre recorded.  Their role is to be the main face of your entire experience.  As soon as everyone logs in, our host will welcome you all to the session and guide you through the event.  There are different styles of hosts for different style of events.  For example:

Cookery Events – All our virtual cookery events are hosted by Michelin Star trained chefs.  They will be the main lead, and also the main chef’s interacting with you throughout the experience of demos and hands on cooking.

Cocktail Making – Again, live professional hosts, but this time our world class bar tender mixologists.  As soon as you log into this session they kick off with an amazing demonstration of flaring skills that would put Tom Cruise to shame.

Virtual App Based Games – These include the likes of our virtual escape rooms, virtual murder mystery and virtual around the world.  Our hosts welcome everyone, explain the nature of the game & the rules, then split everyone off into mini virtual breakout rooms where they go head to head in fun competition.  As they play our hosts dip in and out the different rooms to give commentary and updates on the scores.

Virtual Quizzes & Game Shows – This is where we up the ante with the level of host.  For these virtual Christmas events, the host runs the entire show, including all the different rounds.  We have different levels of host, all with a very fun comedic approach.  We also use celebrity hosts at different levels with upcoming events being hosted by the likes of Vernon Kay.

Virtual Christmas Party Invite

Pre event information 

Planning a virtual Christmas party can be a nerve racking experience for the organiser.  Our team will hold your hand through the entire experience, making it hassle free and easy for you to enjoy the event as much as everyone else.

In advance we send you two events packs.  One with all the details on the overall experience, and one as a participant pack to send on to everyone taking part.  With everyone’s busy lives, the participant packs are purposely simple, with just one or two links to click to enter our arena.  Simply log in, and we do the rest from there,

Virtual Christmas Party Present

Posted packs

A lot of virtual Christmas events require packs to be posted to participants in the post.  For our virtual cookery experiences, guests receive a lovely box of ingredients plus a chefs hat and apron.  For virtual cocktail making everyone receives an exciting kit containing all the required alcohol, mixers, syrups, fruits, mixing equipment and glassware.  This is theirs to keep.

For our virtual House Party we send prop packs in advance with all kinds of random objects, all used for the different challenges and games.

Virtual Christmas Party People

How many people can a virtual Christmas party run for?

There’s no real limit to the number of people that can take part in a virtual Christmas party activity, but some events lend themselves better than others to different numbers.  For smaller more intimate numbers where you can easily see the other players on screen then our virtual gameshow style events work well such as Master of the Tasks.

For large group virtual events, the app based experiences can run for any size group from 4 upwards.  Some versions have the capacity to comfortably deal with numbers into the 1000’s.

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Virtual Horse Racing

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The 10 Best Summer Team Building Activities That Simply Sizzle!

Are you looking to get your office team out and about in the summertime? No one likes being cooped up in an office when the weather is hot, so taking your team out for a team-building event is a great way of improving morale, strengthening team bonds and relieving stress.

Below you can see 10 of the best summer team building activities that we are currently able to offer companies in the UK.

1. Crystal Challenge

Taking inspiration from the popular 90’s TV show, the Crystal Challenge leads teams through four unique zones: Aztec, Futuristic, Medieval and Industrial, taking part in many different puzzle, mental, physical and mystery challenges to earn crystals and more time in the final Crystal Dome.

Communication is key, with your teams relying on one another to instruct and help them through the tasks, encouraging bonding through a fun sense of summer competition.

Perfect for both outdoor and indoor venues, the Crystal Challenge features a pop-up inflatable crystal dome for the final, frantic challenge where teams have to collect the winning amount of gold tokens before the time runs out.

2. It’s a Knockout

This summer team-building activity involves a giant outdoor inflatable obstacle course based on the famous TV show of the same name, It’s a Knockout is one of the most popular summer team-building events of its kind.

With a host and referee watching over the proceedings, you can select between 4 to 8 giant inflatable games suitable for your team, including slippery sides, giant costumes, relay races, and assault courses, all with enough foam to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool!

3. Totally Wiped Out

A hilarious, fast-paced and highly competitive summer team-building event that features between 6 to 8 unique inflatable challenges inspired by the popular BBC TV show.

Totally Wiped Out features assault courses, obstacles and the infamous big red balls that you will have to run, climb and jump over to beat the course and the opposing teams in the challenge of speed and skill.

With a host and a Totally Wiped Out Finale, this summer event will stay with you for a long time coming!

4. School Sports Day

Why let children have all the fun in the summer? Instead, why not book this seasonally themed summer team-building activity for your employees?

Featuring many of the classic school sports day games, this competitive outdoor summer event encourages teamwork and bonding by bringing out your inner child.

You will be sorted into ‘houses’ before taking part in the egg and spoon, three-legged races, tug-of-war and dozens of other retro and nostalgic games, competing for medals, prizes and a sense of school pride.

We provide all of the equipment and an on-site, fully trained first aider, this is the perfect summer team building idea. Simple yet fun, just don’t forget your kit!

5. Games of the Throne

Leave the cut-throat business world behind for the day and delve into the cut-throat world of medieval times, traveling back to the era of tall princess hats, suits of armour and dragons.

Interacting with our costumed hosts, make yourself into champions by build trebuchets, competing in challenges that encourage you to work together to combine your brains and your brawn to help save the kingdom and make yourself into legendary heroes.

With a selection of games to choose from, including inflatables, you can customize your experience to make it truly memorable.

6. Bear Grylls Survival Challenge

Bear Grylls has proven himself to be one tough cookie over the years, surviving in all kinds of harsh environments and inhospitable climates; so now it is time to show that you also have what it takes this summer.

With our own experienced Bear Grylls Survival Academy instructors, we provide a full survival kit to provide an outdoor experience for people of all ages and abilities. Survive in the wild, make fires, track and learn to work together as a team to find your way back to civilisation.

7. Around the World

Make your way around the world this summer in a variety of country-themed activities.

Rotating on a 20 to 30-minute basis, take part in a range of different sports, challenges, and cultural activities, including volleyball, archery, croquet, and football. You can choose from a selection of between 4 to 8 different games to customize your event and make it a unique experience.

We also supply an enthusiastic management team and host guiding you through the challenges to win points and try and win the day.

We can come to wherever you are hosting your away-day, we provide all of the equipment, prizes, and a fully trained first aider.

8. Outdoor Adrenaline

An action-packed, adrenaline-pumping day of fun for all ages and abilities! It’s one of our more popular summer team-building activities, and you can probably see why!

Choose from a variety of different activities, including driving around on quad bikes, rage-buggies and hovercraft, firing cannons, table archery, axe throwing and even more unique activities such as clay pigeon shooting, ferret racing, duck hearing, and blind-folded off-road driving.

No matter which ones you choose, you will get a summer’s day to remember, charging through the mud, climbing over inflatables and shooting at targets. Put the pedal to the metal and let’s get going!

9. Wacky Racers

Inspired by the famous cartoon, get creative whilst forming your very own racing team and find your inner Dick Dastardly.

Encouraging day-to-day skills of designing, budgeting and pitching a product to assemble and get sponsorship for your own uniquely designed set of wheels and get yourself in pole position.

The day culminates in a literal race to the finish line, where your car will be pushed to its limit, just don’t fall apart under the pressure!

10. Quintessentially English

Unwind with a relaxing day in the English countryside, partaking in a spot of tea and a series of gentlemanly activities for a relaxed yet entertaining afternoon of fun.

With a number of classic activities, including croquet, archery, bowling, giant Jenga available as standard, you can also have additional activities such as sheepdog herding and falconry for that added bit of excitement.

Unwind after your activities with an afternoon tea with optional Pimms. For an extra dash of fun, this event can be optionally themed into your very own Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, with flamingo croquet, giant card games, and teacup and cupcake decorating. Don’t be late!

Want to know more?

GOTO Events is the UK’s number one corporate events organiser, used by many of the biggest companies including Google, L’Oreal and Harrods.

We offer over 100 unique activities for both indoor and outdoor venues, emphasising team-building through engagement, competition, and entertainment, aiming to encourage communication, trust, and bonds between co-workers, colleagues and employees.

We hope you find something here from our selection of summer team building ideas, events, and activities. If you would like to find out more or speak with an expert team building specialist, please contact us.


The 10 Best Interactive Team Building Activities for Work

Interactive teambuilding activities can offer so much more than simply getting people to sit through a seminar with the occasional question and answer session. Getting people up and about and interacting with one another is a far better way of engaging your workforce.

Team building can strengthen the bonds between employees as a whole and let your team properly get to know one another and work better together.

We offer a range of fun and interactive team building activities that place an emphasis on communication, trust and a fun sense of competition. Our events will leave everyone entertained and able to come away with a renewed sense of cooperation.

With games inspired by popular television shows, as well as a few of our own design, all of our interactive team building activities come with their own hosts, props, up-to-date equipment, medal ceremony, a fully trained first aider, and £5 million public liability insurance.

Here’s 10 of the best we currently offer.

1. The Crystal Challenge

Inspired by the popular 90’s game show, Crystal Challenge gives teams a variety of different skills, mental, physical and mystery challenges that play to the strengths of each individual in the team.

Separated into four different zones: Aztec, Industrial, Medieval and Futuristic, the teams will have to rely on communication to get one another through solo and group tasks to earn crystals and get more time in the final dome. This one is perfect for both indoor and outdoor venues.

The Crystal Challenge features a pop-up crystal dome for a frantic final challenge, with the team collecting the most gold tokens winning the day.

2. Masterpiece Challenge

This is a hands-on interactive team building activity that doesn’t just rely on artistic skill. The Masterpiece Challenge separates your teams into groups of 6 to 8 people to create a piece of art that in the end will all come together to form a giant collaborative collage from everyone taking part.

Over the course of the day, the teams will be tasked with many different challenges to win different paints, blueprints and art supplies to add to your painting, including puzzles, quizzes and engineering, mental, and visual tasks that each plays to the strengths of everyone within the group.

At the end of the day, all the different pieces of art will be put together into a large collage art piece that you will be able to take away as a memento of the day.

3. The Qube

Taking inspiration from the popular game show, the Qube is a dramatic, engaging and fun team-building experience that takes your teams through a series of nail-biting challenges that will test your communication skills, trust and your physical and mental capabilities.

Featuring a 3m x 3m inflatable cube and game show lighting, the featured Host, Voice and Body will put your teams to the test, with head to head team challenges where you can win entry into the cube itself as well as aides: including Swap a contestant, Pass, Simplify or Trial Run, which you will need to use wisely to get their full advantage.

4. Teamopoly

The biggest game of monopoly you will ever play, where teamwork is the only way to win!

Featuring giant pieces and giant challenges, Teamopoly gives you 90 minutes to get around the board, get monopolies and pass Mr Monopoly’s series of team-building challenges. Not only do these challenges test you physically and mentally, they are also designed to empty your pockets of loose change! The team with the most money when time is up will win.

This event comes with a 4m squared board, giant counters and your very own Mr Monopoly watching over the proceedings, as well as over 6 different unique team-building challenges.

5. Escape Rooms

A portable version of one of the most popular interactive team-building activities out there!

Everyone loves escape rooms, which is why we have made ours portable, able to be taken to your location of choice. A perfect indoor activity, we have four different, uniquely themed escape rooms for you to choose from, including the Science Lab, Prison Break, The Bunker and the pirate-themed Pieces of Eight.

Your team will have to work together to solve the different puzzles and challenges to solve the mystery, find the key and escape the room before time runs out!

6. Survival Island

This outdoor activity will truly test your employees.

Have you ever wondered how you would fair stranded on a deserted island, or out in the middle of nowhere? Our Survival Island team-building day will teach you a series of survival skills that will encourage not only your own personal skills but also bonding in your team as a whole.

Our team will teach you skills that are transferable to many different everyday environments, as well as some useful things that may come in handy if you are ever truly stranded. This will be a day out that you will remember for a long time to come.

7. GPS Treasure Hunts

We offer a few different out-and-about treasure hunts, depending on your location.

The Black Taxi Treasure Hunt takes your through London’s many sights, with an actual team of London cabbies whose knowledge of the streets of London will help you to solve clues and puzzles to find your way around the trail. This trail will also feature different team-building activities to encourage teamwork to win points and beat the clock.

With a cab, a camera and a ticking clock, this is a fun twist on traditional GPS treasure hunts perfect for a fun day out in London.

For an activity outside of London, we offer a similar location-based GPS treasure hunting experiences. iPad Treasure Hunt features a mobile adventure app that is perfect for out-and-about team away days that can last from a day to even a week depending on how you play!

8. Let’s Get Ready to Jungle

Able to be an outdoor and indoor activity, Let’s Get Ready To Jungle brings the true I’m A Celebrity experience to you. I’m An Office Worker – Get Me Out Of Here!

With eating challenges and opportunities to hold real-life jungle critters, our very own jungle host, kiosk chief, and medic ranger, we will take your teams through bush tucker trials and challenges featuring real creepy crawlies, snakes and spiders!

9. Wall Street Winners

Based on the popular movie and the famous real-life place, Wolves of Wall Street gives you the experience of a true business tycoon.

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The aim of the game is to earn as much money as possible, buying and selling shares to build the tallest corporate tower possible.

Negotiate with other teams, follow the market trends and exercise your skills as a seller and a blagger as you build up your tower until the final trading bell rings – just don’t let it fall!

10. Crime Scene Experience

There’s been a murder! Can you solve the mystery?

Your team will be thrown into the deep end of Crime Scene Investigation, trying to find the motive, evidence and the murderer, armed with a CSI kit, briefing file and your skills as a team.

Navigate the scene, identify bloodwork, study the clues and put together a watertight case. With a former Scotland Yard Detective and other professionals leading you through the scene, can you find out who did the crime? And why?

Want to know more?

GOTO Events is the most popular team-building and corporate events organization in the UK, used by many of the top companies including John Lewis, Harrods, Google and L’Oréal. With over 100 different, totally unique activities and events available for you, we encourage team building through bonding, trust, and communication between colleagues and employees.

We hope you find something here from our selection of interactive team building ideas, events, and activities. If you would like to find out more or speak with an expert team building specialist, please contact us.


The 10 Best Communication Team Building Activities

GOTO Events is the UK’s most popular team building and corporate events organizer, chosen by thousands of companies including John Lewis, Google, L’Oréal and Harrods. We run over 100 unique events and team building activities that encourage bonding, trust, and communication between work colleagues and employees.

Communication is arguably the most vital part of any good team, giving employees the confidence to offer ideas and raise concerns, and allowing team leaders to listen to their team and see different perspectives on an idea.

To strengthen the communication between team members, team building activities can go a long way to build up a sense of trust, comradery, and friendship both between work colleagues and between employer and employee.

All of our communication team building activities come with a fully trained first aider, a full risk assessment, and £5 million public liability insurance, as well as hosts, props, equipment and a medal ceremony at the end!

#1: Masterpiece Challenge

An indoor challenge perfect for any time of year and in any location around the UK, our Masterpiece challenge really allows people to bring out their creative side.

In teams of 6 to 8 people, instead of being pitted against each other, however, at the end all of the team’s artwork will be put together into one giant collage picture.

Involving a series of mini-challenges to earn different paints and blueprints to help them create their art, these tasks play to everyone’s communication strengths with quizzes, puzzles, and engineering, mental and visual tasks.

#2: The Apprentices

Based on the long-running BBC show ‘The Apprentice’, this challenge plays to the strengths and values of a business and corporate skills in your team.

Over the course of the day, each team will be set a series of tasks, with losers having battle it out in the boardroom to avoid being the ones ‘fired’.

Encouraging teamwork and communication skills such as delegation, leadership and commercial awareness, even those on the losing team will learn something new.

#3: Den of Dragons

Another activity based on a successful BBC series, Den of Dragons is perfect for encouraging sales techniques, communication, and creativity in your team.

Your teams will have to work together to put together an idea, research it, market and finance the final product and, finally, pitching it to our panel of formidable dragons to try and earn investment.

While creativity is important, other business and team skills will be required to put together an outstanding pitch.

#4: The Crystal Challenge

Our best-selling team building event, the Crystal Challenge is perfect for both indoor and outdoor venues.

Inspired by the popular 90’s game show, the Crystal Challenge involves your teams taking part in a series of activities in our four different Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic zones in order to earn crystals for extra time within the final Crystal Dome.

At the end, every team will end up inside the dome for a frenzied session within the dome in order to collect as many tokens as possible, with the highest amount of gold tokens winning the day.

Across the day, your teams will be challenged by mental, physical and mystery challenges that encourage team bonding and, most importantly, communication.

#5: Crime Scene Experience

There has been a murder! Can you find who is to blame?

This communication team building activity comes with a crime scene, CSI kit and a briefing file. Each team is tasked with investigating and solving the mystery.

Involving former Scotland Yard Detectives or other professionals to aid in the investigation, this activity involves a lot of communication, teamwork and by-the-book operation to catch the murderer and solve the crime.

#6: Escape Rooms

An ever-popular activity nationwide, we offer a mobile escape room event that can travel all across the UK.

With the choice of four unique escape rooms, including the pirate-themed Pieces of Eight, Prison Break, The Science Lab and The Bunker, you will have to solve a series of mental and physical tasks and puzzles in order to find the keys and escape the room in time.

#7: iPad Treasure Hunt

This is an outdoor activity for 1 to 1,000 people. As far as communication team building activities go, it’s up there with the best!

It’s perfect for away-days, as we use top-of-the-range technology to tailor a location-based treasure hunt that will send your teams far and wide to find the clues, solve the puzzles and find the treasure.

Featuring our Mobile Adventures app, it is easy to take part in and will be the talking point of the office for a long time to come.

#8: Wolves of Wall Street

Do you or your colleagues fancy yourselves as business tycoons in the making?

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Buying and selling is the name of the game in this fast and noisy team building challenge that helps bring out the natural salesman and negotiators in your team.

The challenges include setting up deals and figuring out strategies to earn as much money from your investments as possible. You then need to buy building materials and build the tallest corporate tower possible before the final bell rings and trading ends.

#9: Challenge 100

With over 100 different challenges and games, can you beat the clock? Find out by booking this communication team building activity with GOTO Events.

It’s an indoor activity that is able to take place anywhere. This event is divided into 5 different zones: Sports, Creative, Sensory, Child’s Play, and Brain Busters. They all incorporate and encourage different communication skills and bring out the hidden talents in your team.

With so much going on at once, teams can take part in different challenges simultaneously, keeping everyone busy and active at all times.

#10: Incognito Spy Mission

This really is a treasure hunt like no other…

You and your team take your place in the sleazy underworld of spies and secret agents, following intelligence and clues to figure out which member of your team is actually an enemy spy.

Taking you all around your town or city, you will decipher clues, meet up with agents and race against the clock to try and figure out which one of you isn’t who they say they are before it’s too late.

Why communication and team building is important

Team building is vital to helping colleagues old and new to bond, understand one another better and learn to communicate more efficiently to get the best out of every member of the team.

Communication team building activities can:

  • Encourage collaboration between employees
  • Strengthen bonds between colleagues
  • Develop problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Improve communication
  • Bring out creative thinking
  • Boost staff morale

At GOTO Events aim to create a fun yet competitive atmosphere that encourages teamwork and camaraderie across all age ranges and abilities.

To book your next team building activity, enquire now to tell us what you are planning, and a member of our team will be in touch in under 45 minutes to help you pick the best communication team building activity for your company.


The 10 Best Creative Team Building Activities

GOTO Events has been hired by thousands of well-known companies and household names, including John Lewis, L’Oreal and Google. We’ve become one of the most popular team building event organisers in the country and specialise in creative team building activities and events.

We always aim to create a fun atmosphere to help staff members and bosses bond and learn from one another in an enjoyable yet competitive series of activities.

Whilst communication and trust are two important elements in creating a strong team, a sense of creativity is also vitally important. The term ‘thinking outside the box’ is often thrown around but finding the true creatives in your team can go a long way to coming up with ideas that are original and successful.

Not only that but having a team-building exercise that is creative and fun is a far better way of bonding with your team than through more typical activities many companies use.

All of the creative team building activities we supply come with props, hosts, state-of-the-art equipment, fully trained first aiders and £5 million public liability insurance.

#1: Masterpiece Challenge

This creative team building activity allows all your staff to work together to create a bigger picture. Splitting your employees into teams of 6 to 8 people, this indoor challenge encourages their arty side to come out through creating a collaborative picture.

Taking part in different activities such as quizzes and mental and physical challenges, employees can win paint and blueprints to create their artwork. Once everyone has a piece of art, they will be put together to create a larger image that includes everyone’s contributions.

#2: Task the Master

Based on the entertaining TV series, Task the Master puts your teams to the test through a series of fun games and challenges that encourage thinking outside of the box in the best ways.

Hosted by a professional comedic compare, the tasks come in a variety of forms, with over 25 creative challenges including separating smarties wearing boxing gloves, moving potatoes with giant chopsticks and peeling lemons while standing in a bucket of iced water.

The challenges are ridiculous but are sure to stick in the mind and encourage everyone to have a laugh.

#3: Teamopoly

This creative team building activity is Monopoly with a difference. Featuring a giant board, giant pieces and giant challenges, Teamopoly is a way of playing Monopoly where the shouting is part of the fun.

You have 90 minutes to win the board through a series of fun, interactive challenges where you will have to avoid losing money in a very physical sense!

With a large 4 metre squared board, giant counters and even Mr Monopoly himself watching over proceedings, this creative team building event features more than 6 different challenges.

#4: Den of Dragons

Inspired by the long-running BBC series, Den of Dragons encourages creativity alongside business acumen such as pitching, selling and delegation.

Each team will be tasked to come up with an idea which they will then have to research, market and finance to create a final product which they will then pitch to our panel of dragons to try and win investment.

Your teams will be judged on their creativity as well as their ability to apply it in a business environment.

#5: The Apprentices

Inspired by another popular BBC series, The Apprentices is a creative yet business-oriented activity that has become one of our most popular events.

Our very own Lord Sugar will instruct your teams to complete a series of tasks, with the winning team taking part in a fun 15-minute activity while the losers have to battle it out in the board room to avoid being ‘fired’.

This is all fun and games though, with anyone fired re-joining their team for the next task to try and regain points. This event encourages teamwork, delegation and, above all, creativity.

#6: Challenge 100

With over 100 different challenges to try, can your team beat the clock?

Challenge 100 is divided into 5 different areas: Sports, Creativity, Sensory, Child’s Play and Brain Busters. Your teams will then be able to take part in many different activities simultaneously, encouraging their skills and talents through fun activities as they try and win points for their team.

With everyone trying out different things all at once, this is a fast-paced and constantly on-the-go challenge that ensures that everyone is having a go at something. This event is perfect in any indoor or outdoor location.

#7: Escape Rooms

This is one of our most popular team-building activities and can be made portable!

Our versatile and mobile escape rooms let you to have your creative team building exercise in any location you choose. With four different, unique escape rooms including the pirate-themed Pieces of Eight, The Science Lab, Prison Break and The Bunker, your teams will have to solve a series of mental and physical tasks and puzzles in order to find the keys, beat the clock and escape the room.

#8: Strictly Come Dining

Do you fancy yourself as a culinary genius? If so, why not put it to the test!

We can source a venue with access to a commercial oven, induction hobs and stoves and then make this day the perfect activity for companies with budding chefs.

Your teams will be tasked with creating a 2 to 3-course meal for the opposing teams to judge, with an expert chef on hand to show you the right health and safety techniques, knife handling and the best way of preparing your chosen meals.

Catering to hungry customers while under a time limit will create a fun challenge, with food all around by the end. Let your creative juices come alive!

#9: Cocktail Making

This fun indoor activity will impress your friends and colleagues, particularly those who fancy themselves as a Tom Cruise.

Featuring an expert mixologist, you will learn the ins and outs of creating professional and tasty beverages; flipping, catching and shaking up a range of different drinks, you don’t have to be a bar tender to learn how to make the perfect Martini!

#10: Bakeathon

Our last creative team building activity came about due to the Great British Bake-Off show taking the world of TV by storm. With this event you can encourage some baking fun, but with our fun twist on the format.

Working with a professional pastry chef, you and your team will learn to create a series of different baked foods, with recipes from exclusive hotels including Chewton Glen and the Dorchester London.

With a pinch of competition, by the end of the day, everyone will have learned something new and created a tasty treat to enjoy!

Why creativity is important in teams and the workplace

Creativity as part of a team doesn’t just create ideas, it encourages a fun and dynamic work environment that produces a collaborative atmosphere where everyone’s inputs are listened to.

Being creative doesn’t just have to be about arts and crafts, it is also about understanding other people’s perspectives, encourages communication and boosts moral.

Creative team building activities can help to:

  • Strengthen group bonds
  • Encourage communication
  • Encourage unconventional ideas
  • Give people an opportunity to come out of their shells

At GOTO Events want to help your team become a closer-knit unit, bringing out everyone’s natural talents and allows everyone to make themselves heard through fun and competitive activities.

If you are interested in booking an activity for your next team-building event, then feel free to get in touch today.


The Best 20 Christmas Team Building Ideas, Activities & Events

At GOTO Events we understand how important the Christmas period can be for companies. It’s a time to reflect on the previous 12 months and host a festive party to end the year in style.

The Christmas period gives you a fantastic opportunity to not only reward your team for a good year’s work but also host an event that will provide long term benefits.

But the hosting needs to start with the planning, and that’s where we can help. We have a wide range of Christmas team building ideas and events. Our event planners are ready and available now to talk you through the options available, some of which you can see below.

Whether it’s a fun festive get-together or a full-blown Christmas party, we have the experience and themes to make this year’s event one to remember.

#1: Challenge 100

Unlike other Christmas team building events you might see online; Challenge 100 is one big fun experience that all the team can enjoy.


Our judging marshals will run the event for you, making sure that everyone stays inline, but more importantly ensuring all the fun you’d expect from a Christmas team building activity!

#2: Cocktail Making

Who doesn’t like to sink a few cocktails (or mocktails) at Christmas time? Instead of heading to the local nightclub you could get GOTO Events to plan the perfect night out at a venue or location of your choice.

This event comes with your own mixology expert, but more importantly all the ingredients and gear your team needs to make the perfect tipple.

#3: Crime Scene Experience

One of our more popular Christmas team building ideas is a crime scene inspired activity. Employees are split up into CSI teams, given the full kit, then tasked with solving a range of complex crimes.

Guiding you through this amazing team building activity (see all) and adventure will be Former Scotland Yard Detectives, or other professionals.

#4: Escape Rooms

Another event that never fails to inspire and entertain teams is our Escape Rooms activity. It really does have to be seen to be believed. It will be a topic of conversation long after your staff get back after the Christmas break… and there are good reasons why!

Each escape game events room has its own unique style and is one of the most interesting team building activities on offer.  There are guidelines but no instructions.  It’s purely down to the team’s innovation to look around them and crack the interconnecting challenges, conundrums, riddles and clues.

#5: Incognito Spy Mission

Forget watching the same old re-runs of James Bond movies this Christmas and sign up instead for your own spy mission.

Following a trail of intelligence around your chosen town or city, you and your team will crack into emails, meet with undercover agents and decipher cryptic messages, all in the hunt to find out who is the traitor in the midst.

#6: Strictly Come Dining

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without full bellies. And this Christmas team building idea certainly ticks that box!

In this team event, you and your group will go head to head to produce a tasty dish for your colleagues to judge, then it will be their turn to cook for you! Each group will have luxury colour coded stainless steel cookery zones and be working with professional chefs.

#7: Task the Master

This is one of many TV shows inspired Christmas team building activities on offer this year. It includes 25 different games, all of which will challenge your employees, getting them to use their different skills whilst working as a team.

It’s actually hosted by a professional comedian so it won’t just keep your team occupied and engaged but will also have them laughing and having fun – just like Christmas parties should be.

#8: Teamopoly

No doubt somebody will get the Monopoly board out for the umpteenth time this Christmas, but don’t let boring board games at home put you off… this is completely different!

Hosted by our very own Mr. Monopoly, this super-sized team building edition of the legendary board-game is designed to keep your office entertained for weeks beyond the event!

#9: The Apprentices

Do you think you and your colleagues have what it takes to beat the world’s most belligerent boss? Well, now’s the time to prove it with this TV-themed Christmas team building event that puts your staff in the hot seat.

It’s a whole day of team building with challenging tasks to inspire leadership, innovation, and teamwork… but someone will get fired!

#10: Treasure Hunts

This Christmas team building idea can be booked as one of 4 different themes; black cabs, tuk-tuks, powerboats, or segways… yep, you’ve guessed it – your team is going to be traveling around trying to unravel the clues and find the treasure.

These city-based treasure hunts are some of the most popular we run. The day is completely mobile, and we’ll set the entire experience up from start to finish.

#11: Wolves of Wall Street

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to rise to the top of Wall Street this festive period? If so, then this is the event for you.

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Carefully designed to test the most relevant business skills and build teamwork, Wolves of Wall Street will have even the quietest members of your team frantically racing round negotiating deals, deducing strategies and trying to forecast the next market trend.

#12: Bakeathon

You don’t have to be a fan of the Great British Bake Off to enjoy this one; as long as you love cake (and who doesn’t) and having fun, then this is one for you and your team. And with it being Christmas, there are bound to be some festive-themed treats in store.

You and your team will work with a professional pastry chef to make a variety of traditional and contemporary afternoon tea and bakery items, we will bring along cookery books and even some recipes used at some exclusive hotels such as the Chewton Glen and the Dorchester London.

#13: Casino Nights

Our event planners will take your and colleagues to the bright lights of Las Vegas with our casino event. Well, not quite but almost…

We will provide everything you need this Christmas; from beautifully finished Casino tables to the necessary theming, props and entertainment to go alongside.  Whether you want to go all out of just need a couple of fun casino tables to entertain your guests, we can help.

#14: Generation Game

Based on the BBC hit show ‘The Generation Game’ this fantastic event brings you the ultimate day of games, quizzes and challenges that will have your group in fits of riotous laughter and mayhem!

Can your team win a Brucey Bonus this Christmas? Call our event planners today to see how this Christmas team building event could work for your company.

#15: Murder Mystery

Are you prepared for the biggest night of the year? A night of intrigue and thrills, with our gripping Murder mystery event, a brilliant option for team building or a fun corporate event?

If so, get in touch with us now to find out how we can make this Christmas team building activity can run at different venues around the UK.

#16: Pub Olympics

Sure, you could all head off down to the pub for Christmas and sink a few beers, but why not shake it up a little with our Pub Olympics Christmas team building activity?

Staff will be pitted against each other in teams, whilst the referees score, reward, and allocate points – plus a bonus for any Pub Olympics world records you might set!

#17: Team MasterChef

Back to the food theme now with our TV-show inspired MasterChef event. Whilst we can’t promise Greg and John, we can guarantee plenty of laughs, teamwork, and some great food come the end of the day.

It’s a Christmas team building event for all tastes and abilities, your team will have the opportunity to make a range of dishes which our chefs will demonstrate, each dish will need several cooking processes that will require a variety of skills.

#18: Ultimate Quiz

This isn’t one of those boring Christmas quizzes that you might have experienced before on a work’s night out. No, instead it’s a fully interactive event that comes with a professional host and heaps of fun.

Will your team win the day? Will you have the fastest finger? Who will win bragging rights in the office after the Christmas holidays? There’s only one way to find out.

#19: Lemon Juiced

And on the subject of quizzes, how about this one that was inspired by the TV series of a similar name. Our red-headed host will guide you and your team through an event that truly is like no other.

Be aware this quiz is a little rude and not for the faint-hearted!

#20: The Qube

Get inside our giant inflatable cube and compete in the ultimate team bonding experience this Christmas time.

Complete with The Host, The Voice and The Body, with game show lighting and a 3m x 3m Inflatable Cube, contestants work in teams to face a series of nail-biting challenges.

Want to know more?

We hope you find something here from our selection of Christmas team building ideas, events, and activities. If you would like to find out more or speak with an expert team building specialist, please contact us.