What better way to start the new year at your company than with a session of team building? It’s the perfect way to get to know your team a little better and the ideal conversation starter for that small talk at the water cooler!

And with a new year, comes new trends and when it comes to new trends in team building, Fizzbox have got you covered! We’re specialists in all things team building, so we’ve rounded up five of our top trending team building activities for those who want to get ahead in 2020!  

Take a read of our trending activities and prepare to be inspired for future team building sessions! They’re great fun and promise to get your team talking and bonding without having to discuss work.

 

Escape Rooms

Escape room games have drastically soared in popularity within the past couple of years and it’s not hard to see why; not only are they brilliant fun, but they’re the perfect way to bond with a group of friends as a fun activity or with colleagues as part of a team building challenge. With the arrival of 2020, the trend for escape games is set to get even bigger, so why not jump on board and check out our top selection of escape games for your company’s team building activity session?

If you’ve never tried an escape room, then you’ll be in for a treat! Each escape room game presents its own theme and storyline, and it’s up to you and your group to solve the mystery in a locked room! You’ll have just one hour to solve a variety of clues, puzzles and tasks in which to progress to the next stage! You’ll work together as a team and will use your wit, logic and skills to unravel the secrets that the room beholds.

With escape room games in most major UK cities in addition to abroad, there’s a theme to suit all quiz loving types, including Science, Horror, Murder Mysteries and plenty more!

Why Fizzbox recommend an Escape Room:

“We love the thrill of an escape room game; there’s nothing better than feeling the adrenaline surge through your body as you and your team work together to solve the riddles, puzzles and clues! It’s the perfect way to get talking with colleagues that you may have not previously spoken to and gives you all a common ground!”

 

Treasure Hunt

If you’re looking for a great icebreaker for a team building activity, then look no further than a city treasure hunt. It’s a brilliant way to get your team away from the workplace and enjoying the outdoors, all whilst chatting, solving puzzles and having some fun!

Each team will simply download the treasure hunt app on their mobile device, before competing against rival groups to answer trivia, attempt to crack clues and try their luck at fun photo and video challenges. The app’s GPS will guide you around the city as you hunt and locate local hot spots. Points will be awarded as the tasks and challenges are completed; there will even be a live scoreboard where you’ll be able to keep an eye on the other teams’ progress! Clues and puzzles will vary in topic and may be about local landmarks, history, culture, celebs and more.

Why Fizzbox recommend a Treasure Hunt:

“A treasure hunt is a top activity that gets your team out of the office or workplace, and outside! We love the thrill of splitting into teams and competing against each other to try and complete the puzzles and questions! It’s a super easy way to get everyone talking and thinking and is a lot of fun along the way!”

Cooking Classes

Calling all aspiring chefs and bakers – this one’s for you! Why not do something a bit different with your team for your next team building session, with one of Fizzbox’s offered cookery classes? Here, you’ll be taught how to cook up dishes and treats by a professional chef or cooking expert, who will show you their top tips and techniques for creating astounding dishes! Taking place in a calm and relaxed atmosphere, you and your colleagues will be able to unwind as you bond together to make some tasty treats!

Thanks to tv shows such as The Great British Bake Off and Masterchef, cooking classes have soared in popularity and make the perfect team building activity for those looking to enjoy a bit of time away from the workplace. Why not book your cookery class today through Fizzbox?

Why Fizzbox recommend a cookery class:

“Bond with your colleagues over your love of cooking and try your hand at making a new dish! Whether it’s something sweet or savoury, our offered cookery classes promise a brilliant time for everyone. Cooking is a topic that’s an instant conversation starter and a brilliant way for you to get to know others better. From sharing techniques and helping others to complimenting the end results, this is one activity that you’ll want to get chatting in! The great news is that you’ll also be able to enjoy your handywork at the end of the session!”.

 

Go Karting

It’s time to get fast and furious with your colleagues and enjoy an exhilarating session of Go Karting! This activity has to be without a doubt, one of those timeless team building activities that will always make for a brilliant experience with your team. Get ready to conquer hairpin bends, multi-track levels, twists and turns as you compete in a series of heats and endurance battles*.

With a fantastic selection of both indoor and outdoor Go Karting activities available up and down the UK, you won’t be situated too far from one of our venue’s great tracks. If you’re looking to make a team building weekend out of it and are planning on going further afield, then we also offer Go Karting at some of our fantastic European locations.  

During your session, all equipment will be included, and you’ll be briefed by a qualified Go Karting instructor before you and your colleagues are let loose around the track. Get ready to release any of that pent-up stress and release it with an exhilarating session of Go Karting!

Why Fizzbox recommend a Go Karting session:

“Nothing beats a bit of healthy competition between colleagues! It’s time to put the pedal to the metal with a fun session of Go Karting. Not only will you feel the adrenaline flood through your body on the track, but it’s an ideal opportunity to race against colleagues and get to know them a little bit better!”

*Please note that each go karting track and package will vary depending on your location. Please read each individual package’s description for more information on that venue.

Mindfulness Activities

Last year, we noticed a rise in Mindfulness Activities and the good news is, that they’re set to stick around for the foreseeable future! In today’s society, it’s all too easy to get caught up in a world of distractions, work and stress, and it can be tricky to try and find the time to slow down and simply just breathe.

Mindfulness can be described as “The mental state achieved by focusing on the present moment and being accepting and acknowledging the thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations experienced”, and is used as a therapeutic technique. Some of the activities available on Fizzbox are ideal for colleagues looking to try a mindfulness team building activity together. From yoga which is the perfect way to feel and notice the breath to a calming flower arranging activity that’s brilliant for slowing down and being present in the moment.

Mindfulness Activities are becoming more and more popular in the workplace, not only because of the mental health benefits, but also because they allow colleagues to try something new together and take some time out, away from the busy hustle and bustle of the workplace.

Why Fizzbox recommend a mindfulness activity:

“Life is so busy, and it’s hard to escape from the stresses we’re presented with on a daily basis. Mindfulness activities are so important for slowing down and just taking in that very moment. Flower arranging is fab as a mindfulness team building activity, as it’s not only fun and therapeutic, but it allows you to focus on that moment. For example, what colour flowers are you arranging? Do the petals feel smooth to touch? Do the flowers smell sweet? Mindfulness is also about making the most of your senses and using them in the here and now – it’s also a great talking point before and after the activity!”

Ready to book a team building activity for 2020? Why not take a look at our fantastic selection of team building activities in a location near you?