As more and more of us adopt hybrid working patterns or work more from home, corporate away days are a great way to bring your employees together.
Corporate fun days and work events are all about team-building and encouraging communication, forming better relationships and thanking your employees for their hard work. But planning an away day that the whole team will enjoy can be tricky, that’s why we’ve put together our top 10 activities that will make your next away day event exciting, engaging, and unique.
What is a corporate event?
A corporate event is a form of event that is funded by a business. Organised by the business for a number of reasons, a corporate event or company away day may aim to educate, motivate or reward their team and sometimes their family too.
The different types of team building events.
An away day with a meeting is perhaps the most popular of corporate events. Host your conference or company meeting in the morning then let the fun begin after lunch.
If it’s a full fun away day, then split your day into two parts. Start the day with activities with team-building exercises or working on communication skills and then follow lunch with a fun-filled afternoon for your team.
Summer away days are usually held outside and have an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Think festival theming, summer BBQ and Giant Outdoor Games on the lawn.
A family day out complete with entertainment, catering and theming suitable for all ages. Think giant inflatables, bungee trampolines, segways and even some classic seaside fun.
Here are a few ideas for your next corporate event.
Mobile climbing wall: Hiring a double-sided climbing wall enables two people to climb at once. Get your employees to partner up and help each other to find the best and fastest route to the top of the climbing wall. Or get your team to work on their communication skills by taking part in a blindfolded climb.
Crazy Golf Hire: Guaranteed to put a smile on your team's faces, our crazy golf hire will add a competitive edge to your day as your teams go head-to-head.
School Sports Day: If it’s the friendly competition you’re looking for then think about a school sports day. Sports day isn't just for kids. Transport your team back to their school days and teams compete against each other in all the childhood classics including the egg and spoon race, sack race and tug of war.
Mobile Archery Range: Let your employees release their inner Robin Hood when you hire our Mobile Archery Range. Complete with trained Archery GB qualified instructors, our unique activity will get your employees familiar with the basics of archery and allow them to practice and show off their new skills. We’re also able to adapt our sessions to your fun day’s requirements offering a more structured session or an exciting ‘queue and do’ taster session. Each participant will receive a certificate for getting involved!
Inflatable Gladiator Battle: Employees battle it out to knock each other on their platform and onto the inflatable crash mat below. Create teams and play best out of three to discover who the greatest gladiator in your office is.
Inflatable Obstacle Course: If you’re looking to add some inflatable fun at your next corporate fun day, then we have both three-piece and six-piece Inflatable Obstacle Course hire. At 60ft long, our three-piece obstacle course includes an inflatable pole squeeze, over and under hurdles and a bish bash run section. It’s a compact yet challenging course ideal for limited space and is guaranteed to bring out the competitive streak in your employees as they race to the end. Our giant six-piece inflatable obstacle course is even more impressive boasts a bish bash obstacle, tunnel obstacle, tires obstacle, mangles obstacle, cargo net obstacle and the up and over the r obstacle. It’s sure to put the fittest of your employees to the test as they compete in their teams in a race or ‘It’s a knockout-style contest.
Segway Hire: Our Segway Hire service offers a fantastic experience for your employees and a welcome break from the usual team-building and ice-breaking activities. Why not spend your corporate fun day zooming around on the very latest and top-of-the-range off-road Segway X2s? Each Segway session is tailored to suit your event and the number of employees to ensure every guest is able to get involved, whether you choose the simple rider experience or our unique team development course with a points-scoring system.
At Odin Events, we take pride in our events service and are proud to offer unique and affordable entertainment for corporate fun days. All of our event equipment and team-building activities are available to hire nationwide and can transform any normal training day into a valuable and fun experience for your employees.
As well as providing the fun, our experienced and highly-qualified team of events specialists are also able to assist in the planning of your team-building sessions and can be on-hand to supervise and support.