Planning the corporate away day is always hard, trying to think of interesting and fun activities for you and your colleagues to enjoy together can be tricky. A good corporate away day can be highly beneficial, bonding your team together and maybe even adding a bit of friendly rivalry into the mix. Doing something out of the box could be the difference between a boring away day and a memorable one. Take a look at our list of 8 unique team away day ideas that your colleagues are sure to find engaging, challenging and motivating.

1. It’s a Knockout

Direct from the entertaining and wildly popular TV show, corporate event organisers Off Limits offer it’s a knockout. It is a brilliant option for those looking for team away day activities where everyone gets truly involved. Watch the CEO go up against the cleaner in one of the most active and entertaining corporate away day activities you can find.

Everyone is bound to get stuck in, building collaborative team skills and breaking down barriers as the day goes on. See your colleagues in a new light as you get into the day and create an enjoyable event that won't be forgotten any time soon. An event that works all year round, it can be made to suit your planning and location.

2. Inflatable Games

Imagine a life-size and inflatable game of table football, but with you and your colleagues as the players. Bring the game to life as your go head to head to win the match. These are just some of the inflatable games that you could use as part of a team away day.

Eventurous has a wide range of inflatable games that suit outdoor spaces all over the UK. From inflatable beach volleyball to a bungee run, or even a gladiator joust duel, they have a great selection of away day activities that will make your team away day a memorable one.

3. Sports Day

Bring your colleagues back to their youth with a staple of the British summertime, the sports day. Get your team involved in a throwback to their childhood with an egg and spoon race or a sack race.

Ideal for team bonding, a sports day will provide a day of activities that keeps everyone moving and allows them to get into the competitive spirit. Reward the champion or winning team with a medal just like the ones you received all the way back in primary school.

Fresh white eggs

4. Go Ape

Take your team away day activities to another level, literally. Get high and challenge your team with a ropes course up in the air. Zoom down a zip-wire or take part in a tree top adventure, all of which are designed to take advantage of the great outdoors. Set in beautiful forests that take advantage of the stunning British countryside, it’s a picturesque and memorable setting for your away day activities.

If you want to be out in nature, but heights aren’t your thing, it’s not a problem. Go Ape has a great forest explorer activity that could see you and your colleagues taking to the forest on segways. With a range of options to suit lots of different people, Go Ape is a fantastic choice for corporate away days.

5. Wine Tasting

If you don’t fancy a day in the great outdoors and prefer to learn a skill or be creative instead, a wine tasting workshop could be the activity for you. Perfect for those who have a nose for good wine or anyone that wants to learn, wine tasting can be a great choice for those looking for slower paced corporate away day ideas.

Learn how sommeliers tell the difference between countries, grapes and years without even seeing the label and bond with your colleagues during this indulgent away day. Great for smaller companies, wine tasting will get the creativity  flowing and bond your team over memorable and enjoyable away day activities.

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6. Sushi Making

Show off your culinary skills at a sushi making workshop with fantastic event organisers, Eventwise.

A fresh and interesting approach to a culinary workshop, this sushi making day is both educational and creative, and great for team building. Get to know the art of sushi and learn skills that you and your colleagues can impress with at any dinner party. Get away from the office and make some delicious food in a relaxed and fun environment.

7. Ice Breaking

If you want to surprise your colleagues with a creative away day that they will love, ice breaking could be a fantastic choice. With a number of different events over the day, your team will learn the skills to create their own beautiful ice sculpture.

Later in the day you can add another skill to your repertoire by learning how to fuse ice together. And for the big finale, add a bit of friendly rivalry by racing to see who can make the biggest construction in 10 minutes. One of the most out of the box team away day ideas, Ice Breaking is sure to make the day an unforgettable one.

8. Drumming Workshop

Make an absolute racket and have a great time doing it at a drumming workshop. Use the power of music to bond you and your colleagues. Create a percussion band in just a few hours with the fantastic and highly enjoyable workshop, run by Eventwise.

Over the course of the day you will learn how to play an instrument and then perform with others, in harmony and on cue. A creative workshop that is designed to develop skills and create a fun shared experience for your colleagues, drumming could well be the activity for your team away day.

There are many options to choose from for your corporate away day and there are so many choices to suit all kinds of companies, budgets and people. Get your creative juices flowing or get a bit competitive with any of our suggestions and make an inspirational and memorable team away day that will be the talk of the office for weeks to come.

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