Top five Active Team Social Ideas in London
As restrictions have now eased in the UK and people are returning to the office we’re here to help you with our top five active team social ideas.
Team building has been tough in the last couple of years with a heavy reliance on virtual events. There are so many benefits to getting back together in person including improved communication, relationships, employee engagement and morale. After the popularity of our last Team Building Events blog, we’re back with more but this time focusing on ideas to get the team mingling and active at the same time.
If you’re stuck looking for a team social idea for your team to try out, we’ve got you covered.
1. Looking to release team stresses?
You’ll be shoulder to shoulder with your friends or colleagues, slinging axes and slamming bullseyes. With an expert team of instructors, you’ll be throwing like a pro in no time!
The first half of the session will be spent getting comfortable with the axes until you’re sinking it into the gold!
Price: From £30/person
Location: Tower Hill
Top Tip: Go exclusive and book out the entire lane to yourself – perfect for a team social
2. Rally around your colleagues and serve up a delight
From classic ping pong to shuffleboard, the team-building energy will be high at Bounce. Their venues serve drinks and food and can accommodate groups of up to 500.
Are you a king of spin or a queen of the smash? Go toe to toe (or bat to bat) with your colleagues and be crowned the titan of the table!
Price: From £6/person
Location: Farringdon, Battersea, Old Street
Top Tip: Farringdon is near the end of StreetHunt Games’ debut game, Colombia’s Finest, so how about getting the team outside to test their detective skills followed by swinging the clubs at Urban Golf.
3. Swing when you’re winning
Sixes invites players of all ages and abilities to test their batting skills against some of the world’s finest bowlers, all recorded on a global leaderboard in a relaxed, social setting. Fear not, the ball is soft and easy to hit!
You can choose from 30 – 90 minutes bookings and for the duration of your game you’ll have an adjoining table for food & drinks.
Price: From £30/batting net for 30 mins
Location: Fitzrovia, Fulham
Top Tip: The food is very good so go hungry. With an impressive selection of burgers we can’t decide which is better – ‘Beefy Botham’ or ‘Braai Brisket Bun’?!?
4. The first rule of Flight Club is…
What better way to get your team building up than with a darts tournament? This experience will bring your team together for what they call “unexpected, ridiculous, joy.” With a variety of games on offer, and fun, interactive interface, you’ll be homing in on the 180s in no time!
Don’t worry, there’s also cocktails and pizzas to keep you fueled during this team social.
Price: From £10/person for 90 minutes, tournament packages for bigger groups (price depends on the size of group)
Location: Bloomsbury, Victoria, Shoreditch, Islington
Top Tip: Prosecco and bottomless pizza are offered Thursday to Sunday for just £30 a ticket, and at off peak times this will include an hour in the oche perfecting your throw and another hour at the bar to take advantage of the Prosecco and bottomless pizza.
5. Get your 10k steps in during this active team social
Our engaging, self-guided mystery is the perfect team social idea. This unique experience can be tailored to your team’s needs and all you’ll need is your phone and a sense of adventure.
Our corporate package allows for collaboration in smaller groups as well as the full team networking at the end.
Our debut game, Colombia’s Finest, introduces you to Jim Robusta and his coffee company – Jim’s colleagues have shady pasts and Jim has asked you to sniff out evidence of crime amongst the caffeine. It takes around two hours and we recommend individual team sizes of two to five but larger groups form multiple teams to create some friendly competition.
The game is an interaction between the surrounding environment and an individual’s smartphone. The experience encourages players to walk around the city and is a non-polluting sustainable form of entertainment.
Our commitment is to get players to explore less worn paths, find nuggets that they’d never discover otherwise, and interact with their surroundings in a non-invasive way.
Price: From £15/person
Location: Starts near Blackfriars
Top Tip: We offer food and drink promotions at local partner venues which are eligible for group bookings over 10 people.
We hope you’re feeling inspired to get your team back together with these team social ideas.
Not only will they all be lots of fun for the team but they’ll provide employees with much needed connection and if combined with Colombia’s Finest, you’ll get people outside and active.