Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled day to welcome some new faces to the team or you want to say ‘thank you’ to your employees for their efforts over the last few months, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a huge variety of team building activities near Philadelphia.
We’ve even helped you out by pulling together the most popular choices in the area, with every group size and budget catered to. We've even provided the contact details because we just know they’re going to take your fancy… Just think of us as your team building fairy godmother.
1. CluedUpp Games - Outdoor team building activities for adults in Philadelphia
If you’re on the hunt for a safe, inclusive and fun activity that everyone will enjoy, then look no further. CluedUpp is an interactive murder mystery experience that will see your team adventure around a location of your choice in Philadelphia, solving puzzles and finding clues as to who the culprit is and what weapon was used.
In short, it’s like everyone’s favorite board game, but even better. That’s not even the best bit either. You can choose from a variety of themes - Witchcraft and Wizardry, The Ripper, or even CSI - and you don’t need to worry about not knowing the area.
Using the award-winning smartphone app, which uses geolocation, your team will know exactly where to go, and where they are, following a bespoke map of your chosen area as you uncover clues and track down suspects. No other equipment is needed, and you’re free to move as fast or slow as you like. What’s more, the organizers at CluedUpp make it really easy for you to rearrange your event - whether it’s because of bad weather or Covid-19 uncertainties. It’s also completely free if you do need to postpone.
It’s hardly surprising that over one million people have taken part so far. So what are you waiting for? You could be next…
2. Speed Racing - Release a little friendly competition amongst the team
Get your heart racing and let off some steam in this adrenaline-pumping activity. The team building company at Philadelphia’s Speed Raceway track will give you and your colleagues the chance to race against each other - and the clock.
Work together in groups to see who can get over the finish line in the quickest time possible, and see your colleagues in a completely new light. While this activity might be less about building communication skills and more about having fun, it’s still guaranteed to be a winner with all ages and fitness levels.
3. Candle Making - Creative team building for Philadelphia employees
Team building activities in Philadelphia aren’t just about physical challenges and solving puzzles. There’s also a huge selection of creative workshops. This from one Wax + Wine even combines candle making with a glass of the good old stuff.
Led by an expert, you’ll learn how to make a beautifully scented candle and be given some tips and tricks on how to sculpt your wax and look after the candle to ensure optimum burning time. Of course, keeping hydrated is hugely important in any activity so be sure to sit back and enjoy some sips of your wine too.
This calm and relaxing team building session is a great way to focus stressed minds after a day at work, and you get to take something home with you too.
4. SkyDiving - Let your hair down and blow away any corporate stresses
If you want your team's away day to be remembered for all the right reasons, a skydiving experience with iFLY is a great choice.
After a short training session, your group will be led to the indoor free-fall area. Wearing the latest safety equipment and with your very own VR headset secured, it’s time to take your place.
Each session will focus on one individual at a time, as they get to grips with the motion of flying and even learn how to do some impressive tricks in the air. Once everyone’s had their go, it’s time for the ultimate team building activity for adults in Philadelphia...
Invite everyone inside and hold hands as you fly upwards together as one group. We’re willing to bet few have done anything like this before, and there really is no better way to build trust with each other.
5. Karaoke Evening - After-dinner team building activities
So your tummies are filled, and you’re looking for more team building companies in Philadelphia to keep spirits lifted. Sure, you could continue things at a local bar, but someone’s bound to get the Tequila in, and we all know where the night will go then…
Instead, head to Lair KTV in Philadelphia’s Chinatown and get prepared to put on the performance of your lifetime. You see, hidden away (you’ll thank them later) in your very own private booth, you can sing and dance like nobody’s watching. But, just remember your whole team is.
Choose songs from the jukebox, let loose with your air guitar impressions and split off into groups - leaving some people to act as judges - for the ultimate evening of team building in Philadelphia.
6. Bubble Soccer - Unusual team building activities for Philadelphia businesses
Team sports are a great way of bringing colleagues together - whether they know each other well or not. But forget about raft building and water sports. Bubble Soccer is a new and improved activity that will get everyone talking for all the right reasons.
Hosted by Bump N Play, your group will head off to a soccer pitch that might look like a standard pitch but, in reality, it’s far from normal. Just before the whistle, you’ll be given your kit - a large plastic ball that slots over your head, leaving your arms and legs free.
The same soccer rules apply - you’ll just be safe from any injuries - and tackling and bumping is almost a necessity in this hilarious group activity. Plus, it’s not just a guaranteed laugh, but it’s great for building relationships, letting off steam and will also re-energize and motivate your team when you’re back in the office.
7. Office Olympics - A fun and physical challenge for all ages
Whether your team is small or you lost count when you got to 150, this activity is a great way to get everyone involved. In fact, there’s a race or challenge for every single colleague.
Hosted in your office or a location of your choice, it’s up to you to come up with a range of games and activities. Think three-legged runs, the egg and spoon race or the space hopper challenge. Then, you need to come up with scoring and prizes and split people up into teams.
On the day of the event, it’s time to get your war paint on, decide on a few team names and get ready to race against each other. It’s fun, uplifting and a great way to boost communication and get to know other people in your team that you haven't spent much time with. Team chants are a must too.
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8. Axe Throwing - Team events for all ages and group sizes
This is one team building activity for adults in Philadelphia that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. And we bet not many of your colleagues will have done anything like it before. Even better, it can cater for as little as 2 to over 100 people.
Split into teams, listen to an expert Axe thrower (yes, apparently that is a real thing) as you discover some tricks of the trade and best practice throwing advice. Then, it’s time to put your skills to the test as you launch your axes at a target.
The winning groups will even win a trophy - and bragging rights - and we guarantee your colleagues won’t look at you the same way ever again once they’ve seen your abilities! After a stressful few months at work, there’s no better way to cool off. There’s even a bar for you to enjoy afterwards. Notice how we said afterwards. Axes and alcohol should never mix.
9. Haka Team Building - Build unity and boost that team camaraderie
Haka, the pre-match tradition for the New Zealand rugby team, has been energizing the players and their supporters for years. So why not use it to connect and build up your very own employees?
It’s not just about making a load of noise though, even though this event is loud. The Haka team building session can be aligned with your company values and team goals in order to inspire, motivate and uplift.
In fact, it’s been used by businesses all over the world - including small start-ups and larger corporations.
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