Team Building Activities

While everyone is riding the high that comes with making resolutions, turning a new leaf, and looking for new experiences that match the brand-new year, spirits are high and your team might be looking for something to shake up the old routines of 2023. Now is the perfect time to plan some workplace team building activities, and Bristol is the perfect location, full of unusual and engaging activities to liven up the day.

Yoga

If you’re looking to encourage wellness for your team, yoga is an excellent activity. Our sister venue, Clifton Observatory, is often host to the fantastic Yoganand studio with a range of unique yoga flows, including immersive and enchanting candlelit yoga accompanied by live vocals. Here at Armada House, we have some gorgeous venue spaces that perfectly lend themselves to the soothing, peaceful, and mindful atmosphere of a revitalising yoga flow – from classes of 6 to 60. We are also fully equipped to incorporate a yoga session or other activity into a full day hire. Our corporate hire can include buffet lunch; all-day kitchen access; unlimited tea, coffee, and refreshments; use of our full AV system including LED TVs or a stage, projector and screen; and optional bar packages available.

Escape Rooms

Bristol is a hub of escape rooms, from the notoriously horrifying Hell in a Cell to the conveniently centrally located and highly-rated Escape Hunt. If you’re looking for something intriguing and cerebral for your team, an escape room is just the thing. The aim of the game is simple: your team must escape from a locked room, using clues hidden in the space, within a certain time frame – usually an hour. Escape rooms are typically for up to 6 players, so they are ideal for small teams, or you could book multiple rooms and split your colleagues into groups to race against one another.

Scavenger Hunt

Along similar lines to an escape room, scavenger hunts, sometimes known as treasure or city hunts, will lead your team on a hunt for clues around the city. Using locations and landmarks around the city, scavenger hunts can be a fantastic way of figuring out your way around the city. Here in Bristol, you can even embark on a Banksy inspired scavenger hunt if you’re interested in real-life learning alongside the mysteries and clues of a scavenger hunt. You can also get involved with the February Half Term scavenger hunt at Clifton Observatory. If you’re feeling inspired, you could even craft your own treasure hunt for your team.

Aardman Away Days

Aardman studios, world famous animation studio and creators of Wallace and Gromit, Morph, and Chicken Run, have been based in Bristol for over four decades. For a team building activity that is uniquely Bristol, nothing could beat an Aardman away day. Participants learn how to sculpt an Aardman character and then work as a team to create a short stop-frame animation. This hands-on activity encourages creativity, teamwork, and fun, and is miles away from the stuffy bonding activities you might end up with if you opt to stay in the office for team building.

Work Drinks

The perfect way to round out a day of team building, meetings, or corporate activities, is with drinks. For those who prefer a chilled catch-up with colleagues to an action-heavy activity, visiting a bar with your team can be a great way to get to know another and build up some team bonding. Visit the Wellhead Bristol at Finzels reach, for the perfect intimate riverside cocktail bar. With a seasonal menu curated by cocktail experts and a wonderful riverside view, the Wellhead Bristol is ideal for small teams and intimate gatherings.

At Armada House, we can help you seamlessly transition your hire from day to evening, with two gorgeous event spaces, each with a bar, AV system, and Rako mood lighting. We also have our brand-new rooftop bar available to hire. The rooftop bar has a luxurious atmosphere with fresh décor and an outside space on the terrace, festooned with lights and boasting plenty of space to sit, entertain, and serve food and drinks to up to 50 guests.

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