With remote and hybrid working becoming more popular since the pandemic, it’s never been more important to hold events that encourage team bonding and connections. Corporate away days don’t need to be dry and dull. Instead, they are an excellent way for staff to get to know each other on a personal level, away from the traditional office environment. These events are not only a great way to show your appreciation for your team’s hard work and help promote a positive working environment but also offer the chance to work on enhancing communication and creativity within the team. In this blog, we’ll explore our top 10 activities for your corporate away day, ensuring the perfect balance of team building and employee appreciation without the dread of mundane icebreakers.
For a leisurely yet competitive day out, consider a golfing retreat, available here at Oakridge Golf Club on our stunning 18-hole course in the heart of Warwickshire. Golf provides an excellent opportunity for networking, strategic discussions, and friendly competition. The relaxed atmosphere of a golf course encourages organic conversations, making it an ideal choice for team-building.
Challenge your team’s problem-solving skills with an escape room adventure. This can either involve being locked in a themed room, participants must work together to solve puzzles and unlock clues to “escape”, or virtual escape rooms now mean it’s even easier to get large groups together. This engaging activity promotes collaboration, communication, and creative thinking.
For a unique and adrenaline-filled experience, try zorbing. Participants roll down hills inside giant inflatable orbs, creating unforgettable memories. Zorbing is not only exhilarating but also promotes trust and teamwork.
Bring out the culinary talents within your team by organising a cookery class. Cooking together fosters collaboration, creativity, and communication, all while enjoying the fruits of your labour at the end of the session.
Prioritise the mental health and wellness of your team by inviting a wellbeing speaker. This session can include mindfulness exercises, stress management techniques, and discussions on achieving a healthy work-life balance.
Inject some friendly competition into your corporate away day with a pub quiz. This classic activity allows teams to showcase their general knowledge while enjoying a casual and social atmosphere. It’s a great way to encourage teamwork and communication. Our function rooms here at Oakridge offer the perfect venue to hold your very own pub quiz and provide fantastic food to go alongside.
Outdoor Adventure Day
Embrace the great outdoors with an adventure-packed day. Activities such as hiking, zip-lining, or rock climbing are not only fun and exciting but also encourage teamwork and resilience.
Unleash the hidden talents of your team members with a karaoke or music night. This light-hearted activity promotes self-expression, laughter, and a sense of unity through shared enjoyment.
Whether it’s for fun or incorporating a charitable aspect, casino games provide a lively and entertaining atmosphere, fostering a sense of camaraderie among team members.
Celebrate the achievements and hard work of your employees with an awards party. Recognising individual and team accomplishments boosts morale and reinforces a positive company culture. Our function rooms are an ideal space to hold any awards night or party. With enough space for up to 200 people and food and entertainment to offer, you’d be sure to have a memorable night.
Organising a corporate away day at Oakridge provides a distinctive mix of professional and recreational elements, fostering stronger connections and creating lasting memories and valuable experiences. The scenic setting of Oakridge Golf Club serves as an ideal venue for your company’s next away day, whether that be on the golf course or in one of our function rooms. We can make your away day exactly what your team deserves, tailored to your needs.
To learn more about hosting your event, contact our team or call us on 01676 541389.