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Why should we do team building in Edinburgh?

Team building in the Scottish capital will help your team to bond, reinvigorating and motivating them. It boosts morale, improves communication, and brings out the best in your colleagues. Plus, it's fun! And where else can you find a perfect blend of history, culture and whisky for an unforgettable team-building experience? Edinburgh has it all!

What else is there to do in Edinburgh?

There’s so much to see and do here. Edinburgh Castle is one of the main landmarks. It's like stepping into a fairy tale fortress. Then there's the iconic Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, and Arthur's Seat, a majestic hill offering breath-taking views of the city.

What kind of team activities can we do in Edinburgh?

You name it, Edinburgh’s got it. From treasure hunts in the historic streets to adrenaline-pumping escape room, from dance classes to sporting activities, there’s something to suit every taste and team dynamic.

Can we incorporate Scottish traditions into our team building?

Absolutely! How about a Highland Games-inspired competition where you can toss cabers, haggle with haggis, or try your hand at bagpipe playing? It's guaranteed to make everyone laugh and bond.

Are their any unique venues for our team building in Edinburgh?

Definitely! You can unleash your inner detective with a murder mystery dinner, enjoy a spooky ghost tour or even have a private whisky tasting at a traditional Scottish pub.

Is Edinburgh suitable for small and large teams?

Yes. This is a city that welcomes everyone with open arms. Whether you have a small team or an army of co-workers, there’s loads of activities and venues to accommodate everyone.

Will a team building activity improve our work dynamic?

100%. By participating in team building activities, you’ll strengthen relationships, foster trust and enhance collaboration among your colleagues. Plus, it’s a refreshing break from the usual routine and shows your staff how much they’re appreciated.

Team Building in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the home to picturesque views, award winning whisky, a vast amount of history and some brilliant team building activities. Take your team on adventure in Edinburgh, explore the city and its surrounding countryside as you bond and work together in fun and exciting experiences and activities. You’re spoilt for choice in this gorgeous city, whether you want something for the day or night that’s sporty, silly or relaxing.

Explore your teams’ wild side in a team building activity in the countryside, test your communication skills in paintballing or even on the high ropes. Or perhaps you’re looking for an activity to get you out and enjoy the city, a treasure hunt or even a fun evening of cocktail making. Whatever you choose, a team building activity is a brilliant way to break the ice and get the whole team bonding.

Why Do Team Building in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is the perfect location for a team building trip, with a buzzing historic city and picturesque countryside, Edinburgh has plenty to offer. Tour the Edinburgh castle and even the whisky distilleries to learn about these cities fascinating history and culture. Edinburgh is home to the fringe and plenty more arts events making it one of the cultural capitals of the UK.

As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has many attractions in its city centre and even just on the outskirts lies the extinct volcano, Arthur’s seat. Visit the café’s bars and restaurants and explore the flavours of Scottish food, it’s not all deep-fried mars bars! Edinburgh is a great place for a team building day out as it has something for all, from high ropes experiences to cocktail making.

Daytime Team Building Activities in Edinburgh

There is a variety of ways to fill your days in Edinburgh and if you’re looking for a good way to spend your day for a team building activity, then something that gets everyone out in the fresh air is a great idea.

There’s so much of Edinburgh to explore, but a Treasure Hunt- City Explorer is a brilliant way of combining your sightseeing with your team building. All with the power of an app on a smart phone or tablet you will be able to explore the city, learn new facts and play a game that will make tourism competitive.

With your team it will be your task to work together and communicate as you navigate the city’s landmarks. You will have two hours of trivia and brain teasers and photo and video challenges, which will require good teamwork skills.

With a backdrop of castles, medieval winding streets and rolling hills in a city full of history and culture, it’s no wonder why Edinburgh is a great place for team building. The city is also a fantastic place to explore and what better way to get to know your colleagues than with some tourism made competitive.

Evening Team Building Activities in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a buzzing nightlife and plenty of places to chill out, have a drink and enjoy delicious food in the evenings, but when it comes to team building it can be hard to know what to do for an evening activity. Why not get everyone relaxed and chatting away with cocktails in a cocktail masterclass.

With a cocktail masterclass you’ll be taught by an expert mixologist how to make some of your favourite cocktails, once you have mastered this skill, you’ll be going head to head against your colleagues in cocktail making games and challenges. Enjoy some tasty bar snacks or a two or three-course meal, as you sip on your cocktail creation in a fun and indulgent team building activity.

Active Team Building Activities in Edinburgh

Get your team out in the open and active with a team building activity sure to get everyone’s adrenaline pumping. Paintballing is a quintessential team building activity, it encourages teamwork and it’s a fun competitive game, perfect!

Go for a half a day of paintballing with 100 balls and explore six immersive games zones designed to make your battle feel even more realistic. The immersive zones include a Vietcong Village, Sheriffs Castle, Bridge Too Far, Speedball Arena and Castle Wallenberg. You’ll have 100 balls so plenty of ammo to pelt at the opposing team!

Everyone will be kitted out and given a safety briefing, from there it’s up to you and your team to plot your tactics. Gather your team mates to plot exactly how you’re going to feather the opposing team with paint, so get ready to get messy.

Paintballing is a brilliant way of getting your colleagues to bond, it encourages communication and teamwork as well as giving everyone a memorable time. So, get ready to hide behind exciting obstacles and wait for the enemy.

Chilled Out Team Building Activities in Edinburgh

Relax on your team building activity in Edinburgh and do something that everyone is sure to love with a cooking class. A top chef will teach you how to make a range of mouth-watering dishes step by step so everyone can join in, whatever their skill or experience level.

Team building should be fun and these classes certainly are. You could even try chocolate making, an activity that’s bound to be a hit with your team. Not only will they indulge in delicious chocolate but this activity also allows your team to simply chill out, get the conversation flowing and get those Italian culinary skills up to scratch. Their class will have a laid-back atmosphere giving a good atmosphere for chatting and bonding with your team.

Unusual Team Building Activities in Edinburgh

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary for your team building activity, then why not take a step into the magical world of Harry Potter with a game of Quidditch? Hop on your imaginary broomstick (which I’m afraid will only fly in your imagination) and whiz across the quidditch pitch to try and catch that all important snitch ball.

Quidditch may sound like a bizarre game, but it’s great fun and will have your whole team in hysterics making it a brilliant team building and bonding experience. Work together in a team game that’s famous in the wizarding world and now in the muggle world too! With Edinburgh’s winding cobbled streets and castle, you may as well be at Hogwarts!

Where to Eat and Drink Nearby

Las Iguanas, 141-143 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JY - Las Iguanas is a modern restaurant with a Latin American kick, enjoy tapas dishes, cocktails and delicious curries inspired by flavours from across the globe all in one restaurant. Here you can learn how to make cocktail in a Cocktail Masterclass as well as enjoy the variety of tasty food on offer, this place is great for a post team building meal as it has something for all!

Whiski Rooms, 4-7 Bank Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2LP - Here you can sample a taste of modern Scottish food still with a classic and tradition taste. If you fancy trying some haggis and sampling some of the best whisky’s around, then this is your place. A little bit more upmarket but still with reasonable set menu prices, at Whiski Rooms you can eat haggis and devoir a roast dinner and taste the real flavours of Scotland.

Ting Thai Caravan, 8-9 Teviot Place, Edinburgh. EH1 2QZ - Starting out as just a pop-up, this place has transformed into a popular Thai restaurant with a big menu. At the cheaper end of the scale this is a brilliant place to go if you’re looking for somewhere cheap, cheerful and delicious after a long day of team building activities. Refuel on tasty and unpretentious food with selection of meat and veggie dishes this is a great place for everyone.

Field, 41 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB - Field is a high-end restaurant but at only the fraction of the price. Located in a student area of the city this restaurant is not pricy but still has delicious food, and it’s great for getting together with your work team. Here you can find local produce straight onto your plate, fresh and tasty!

Café Rouge, 43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EP - Café Rouge is a classic restaurant to head to after a long day, here you can find tasty and filling food inspired by French cuisine. Whether you’re here for the afternoon tea or some reasonably priced French food, Café Rouge has a great selection for every occasion.

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