Discover the magic of bygone eras when you reward your team with timeless team building experiences that are sure to go down in office history. Here is our list of historic team building ideas to cause a stir in the office.
Embrace Your Inner Caveman
A Scottish team building company is taking delegates back to the days of their primal ancestors with its unique survival team building activities. Delegates will need to think on their feet, learn survival skills and forage for their own lunch in the Scottish wilderness with Primal Bushcraft & Survival.
Groups get to know what activities they will be taking part in on arrival at the private estate where they will be fully debriefed before being taught lifesaving bushcraft and survival skills including shelter building, safe knife skills and fire making. They are also taken foraging around the estate to collect ingredients for their lunch. When they return back to base, they are taught some key wilderness cooking skills, using their collected ingredients to make their own woodfired pizzas.
A Blast from the Past
You can experience an unforgettable away day with your colleagues or clients by taking part in amazing activities from discovering themed trails to learning heritage skills at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. Step off the complimentary historic transport and get a warm welcome from a costumed cast to this unique setting, offering period function spaces including a Victorian town, coalmining village and 1940s farm.
Team building activities range from preparing a selection of traditional Edwardian sweetmeats to marching for your rights in a mock-Suffragette rally. You can even teach your employees a lesson with a Victorian classroom re-enactment, where a stern school mistress takes participants back to schooldays past, where pupils were seen and not heard. The real question is, who will be sent to the corner?
Away day activities can be combined with corporate hospitality packages which include behind the scenes tours with head curators alongside breakfast and lunch. Plus, you won’t be completely living in the past, with use of projectors and IT available on demand.
Nothing Comes Easy
Take your team back in time to the roaring twenties with a competitive prohibition-inspired challenge. Using Wildgoose’s dedicated app as a cryptic guide, teams will have to work together to overcome the reinstated laws and track down bootleg goods in a battle against prohibition.
Teams will unlock challenges located across a city or venue of your choice, with tasks encouraging communication, problem solving, time management and leadership skills. There is something for everyone, from decoding cryptic riddles, to imaginative photo and video challenges for the more extroverted members of your team.
The event can be tailored to lead teams to your chosen finish location, keeping the venue a closely guarded secret right until the very last minute. And your team’s immersive journey through 1920s America wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t include some speakeasy stops on your way!
Fit for Kings And Queens
Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Warwick Castle provides the perfect setting for historic team building with a difference. Full and half day packages are available, allowing your delegates to explore the castle and wander its 64 acres of gardens landscaped by Capability Brown.
Ignite the warriors in your office, with an authentic Knight School taking you back to a time when war raged outside the castle walls and troops were preparing for battle. As one of our more interactive historic team building ideas, you’ll learn the precise art of archery using the long bow, battle one-to-one with real swords and get a lesson in poll arm fighting using six-foot staffs!
In a somewhat less bloodthirsty vein, The Castle Crusade asks your team to uncover a secret long forgotten, as The Earl of Warwick has locked all his money away and the key is nowhere to be found. Designed to create problem solving skills and encourage friendly rivalry, it’s the perfect session for those looking to improve office communications and teamwork. Not only will participants have fun but learn a whole lot of interesting facts about the castle’s illustrious history.
All of its packages can be booked on their own or combined to make a full action-packed day out of the office. You can even dine back in time in an immersive medieval banqueting experience complete with live music and entertainment!