H&E North rounds up five of the best team building activities to keep delegates warm this winter.

Let’s face it no one wants to be outside when the weather is this cold (unless it is actually snowing!) With winter well and truly here, and with all parts of the country getting battered from wind, rain and frost, this is not the time for outdoor team building exercises. H&E North takes this opportunity to discover five of the best team building ideas to enjoy in the welcoming warmth of inside.

1.      Creative Arts


There are two things about animation that make it the perfect indoor team building activity. 1) It gets delegates’ creative juices flowing and 2) it allows delegates to re-discover the joys of plasticine! While taking delegates on a trip down memory lane, a workshop by Animate & Create takes teams through the process of creating their own plasticine characters and bringing them to life through animation. Aside from the fun that comes from being a film crew for the day, delegates can build skills in confidence, communication and co-operation which are easily transferrable to the office.

2.      Drink Up


Mixing business with pleasure can only be a good thing right? So what could be better than becoming a mixologist for the night? A sure fire way to tantalise participants’ taste buds, cocktail making is great way to help delegates bond in a fun setting. In the relaxed and contemporary bar at Angelica in Trinity Leeds, delegates can enjoy themed cocktail master classes every Saturday morning.

3.      Let it Snow


If you can’t get the real thing outside, then head to Snozone to get your snow fix. The perfect solution to avoiding the cold outdoors, a team building session is far from a chilly affair with a variety of activities to choose from. Aimed at improving communication, problem solving and planning skills, delegates can get to grips with sledging or a fun-filled contest of ‘Wacky Races’ a great way to ignite a bit of friendly competition and banter!

4.      Let’s Dance


With BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing gripping the nation once again, why not take some inspiration from the popular show and get delegates dancing. Line dancing, disco, ballroom or salsa, take your pick. If you’re looking for something a bit different for your company away day, then learning to dance is the way forward. Even if you have two left feet then don’t despair as dance workshops by companies such as Corporate Dance can make the whole process fun and painless.


5.      What’s Cooking


In Malaysia, food brings people together, so what better way to bring colleagues together than cooking. Ning Restaurants in York and Manchester offer team building sessions led by celebrity chef Norman Musa. The bespoke programmes can be based around specific budgets and needs, whether it is a relaxed and informative event or a competitive Malaysian-style cook off. Really, what can be better than cooking up an exciting new dish followed by the chance to try out your hard work?



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