Team Building in Edinburgh - The Top 8 Activities and Events

1. Chillisauce – Spice up your team building in Edinburgh

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Chillisauce is a UK based events agency that can take the stress out of organising your corporate team building days (or nights!) in Edinburgh. The company is dedicated to creating unique experiences and your personal event manager will organise every last detail, making sure all your desired objectives are met. 

With such a wide and varied selection of activities to choose from, it might be a tough decision to know what will best suit your team. Does your team normally work remotely, making it a total nightmare to all get together? Then something like virtual wine tasting might be up their street. Or do you have an office-based team who would love nothing more than a trip to the pub? Give the Pub Olympics a whirl.

Whatever the location, Chillisauce can suggest events that will best suit your team. With a city that’s as diverse as Edinburgh, you’ll be spoilt for choice of which group activity to pick. 

Chillisauce Ltd
30 Stamford Street

Telephone: 0207 2991832

2. The Scotch Whisky Experience – A wee tipple for your team!

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If you’re looking for a traditional Scottish experience, it just has to include whisky right? Well, look no further as this five-star attraction has a reputation as Edinburgh’s leading events venue. It definitely provides the oomph factor with its impressive location – it couldn’t get any more central, next door to Edinburgh Castle and overlooking the Royal Mile.

They have a range of rooms on offer for private hire and they’re all perfectly suited for corporate groups. You can take your pick of how to enjoy the space - whether your team are there to savour a private dining experience, for a conference complemented by food and drink options, or for a whisky tasting or blending session. 

Whatever’s on the menu for your Edinburgh based team, a group activity at the Scotch Whisky Experience is guaranteed to impress.

The Scotch Whisky Experience
The Royal Mile
354 Castlehill

Telephone: 0131 220 0441

3. CluedUpp – Transform Edinburgh’s streets into crime-solving adventures

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CluedUpp are here to offer your team unique, immersive adventures, where no two events are the same. Our bespoke Edinburgh team building days are guaranteed to not only have your team effectively communicating, collaborating and cooperating, but having a jolly good time whilst doing it. 

Our events will take the streets of Edinburgh and turn them on their head, taking familiar areas and transforming them into crime-solving adventures for your team to complete. They’ll be detectives for the day, in a real-life game of Cluedo, rolling the dice in the centre of their own city. 

With the use of our personalised smartphone app, your team can access their activity from any location. Whatever the budget, time scale and chosen location of your group, the adventure will be tailored accordingly. Only have the morning to play with? No problem, here’s a customised crime that your team can tackle in less than two hours, even leaving time for that all-important morning coffee. What’s that? You want a full day of challenges to crack and detection to decipher? Look no further - take your pick from our huge range of inventive themes, make sure you’ve got some outfits organised for all those prime team photo opportunities, and then prepare yourselves for an unmissable day of adventure. 

A team-building day with CluedUpp will be full of fun and unique opportunities, providing your group with an excellent chance to bond over sharing experiences together. The setting of the office will feel far away when they are interrogating suspects, chasing fleeing criminals and solving crimes as a group of fully-fledged detectives. Our events are ideal as both icebreakers for new colleagues to integrate into a team, or for existing peers who are in need of a confidence boost within their current group. Whatever the objective, our adventures will get your teams away from their desks, away from their workloads and provide them with some vital time outdoors. 

Long before COVID and the need to wear masks, avoid indoor spaces and social distance, spending time outdoors was essential to good health and productivity levels. There are endless benefits to choosing an outdoor event for your team building, not least keeping your company safe from Coronavirus. Our website is full of blogs, and here’s one on the benefits of outdoor team building. You can find lots more information on our site too, as well as all the information to get your Edinburgh team building event booked and CluedUpp!

4. Winton Castle outdoor activities – Wonderful Winton hosts team building activities 

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If your team love getting stuck into something active and outdoorsy, then the huge range of entertaining and challenging outdoor activities at Winton Castle might well be worth looking into. From clay pigeon shooting to 4x4 driving, any adrenaline junkies are sure to be catered for. For something a little more traditional, there’s also the opportunity to learn about the ancient art of bushcraft – with fire making and knife skills, it’s a unique idea for your team building event in Edinburgh. 

You might well be struggling to choose between the wide variety of activities on offer at Winton Castle, and we’ve got just the solution for that dilemma. Why not consider the Winton Highland Games? It’s a truly traditional team building idea that centres on the farming traditions of Scotland and East Lothian. There’s a whole host of activities included in the event – from tossing the caber to tug of wars. 

The team at Winton Castle can cater for groups of up to 300 and ensure to encourage everyone to get fully into the Scottish spirit – kilts and all!

Winton Castle
EH34 5AT

Telephone: 01875 340222

5. Edinburgh Zoo – Take a walk on the wide side

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Edinburgh Zoo offers a truly unique setting for your team building or corporate events with a huge selection of conference or meeting rooms available to hire. Their spaces can accommodate up to 160 people and they offer great value rates to accommodate your team. 

For just over £30 per person, your team will have access to the whole Zoo, their own private room from 9am-5pm and a wonderful array of food and beverage options available throughout the day. With morning tea, coffee and pastries, mid-morning drinks and biscuits, a seasonal buffet lunch and finally a full afternoon tea, your team are guaranteed not to go hungry! There’s also the option to customise the itinerary if you only need the morning, afternoon or evening for your event. 

If you’re looking to level up your team building activities at Edinburgh Zoo, why not combine the visit with an animal experience? From animal handling to a nature talk, it’s sure to make the whole day a truly memorable experience.

Edinburgh Zoo
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
134 Corstorphine Road
ED12 6TS

Telephone: 0131 3140336
Email: urghzoo@compassevents.edinb

6. Bubble Soccer Scotland – Your team’s very own bubble

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Bubble Soccer is a unique game that is sure to break down your team’s barriers and get them having a real ‘ball’! The event is guaranteed to fill your team building days with laughter, fun and banter with games that are suitable for any age. 

Football fans are sure to love Bubble Soccer, but if you’ve got a group with a more diverse taste, there are loads more activities to choose from. From combat archery to dodgeball, all tastes of sports fans are sure to be met. 

If you’re looking for something a little more inclusive, the team at Bubble Soccer Scotland also offers a sports day event. This could be a great option to encourage cooperation and competition within your team, generating some good old-fashioned fun to get your team truly bonding. 

Bubble Soccer Scotland
World of Football
EH14 1RJ

Telephone: 08006893081

7. Battle Zone Paintball – Are your team ready to fight? 

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The site in South Queensferry is Battle Zone’s latest addition and is here to provide the city of Edinburgh with a huge selection of adrenaline-pumping group activities to consider for your team building event. 

In addition to a classic game of Paintballing, your group may also be interested in Airsoft, Quad biking, Dirt buggies, Archery or even Axe throwing! Not sure how to decide between all the options? The team also offers bundle deals so you don’t have to. 

Another possibility for a whole day event is their ‘It’s a Knockout’ team competition. It’s a great option for team bonding and will encourage tons of fun within your group. 

Battlezone Paintball Edinburgh
Dolphinton Burn Woodlands
Dundas Castle Estate
South Queensferry
EH29 9EN

Telephone: 01642 605000

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