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Team building is all about bringing your team together to enhance collaboration, communication and morale. For a successful team, it’s crucial to foster strong bonds to boost productivity and create a positive work environment. And where better to do that than vibrant Manchester?
Team building activities promote trust, encourage problem-solving skills and improve communication among team members. They also boost motivation, strengthen relationships, and enhance overall productivity. A happy team is a hard working team.
Absolutely! Manchester offers a variety of exciting and quirky team building activities such as the Pub Olympics, Voga (an 80s inspired yoga class), gameshows, dance classes and much more.
The UK is famous for its rain, but don't let that dampen your team's spirits. Many indoor venues and activity providers offer engaging team building activities that’ll keep everyone entertained, rain or shine.
The duration of team building activities can vary depending on the type of event. Some activities can be completed within an hour or two, while others may span a full day. Click on individual activity listings for more information.
Yes! With the rise of remote work, team building activities have adapted to offer virtual or hybrid team experiences. From online scavenger hunts to virtual escape rooms, you can engage your team regardless of their physical location.
We recommended that you start planning your team building at least a few weeks in advance to ensure availability and secure your preferred date and venue. However, some providers may be able to accommodate shorter notice, so it's always worth reaching out to discuss your options.
From epic outdoor adventures to grey matter teasing challenges, our team building activities in Manchester are sure to leave your team feeling motivated and left with loads of lovely memories. Wave goodbye to dull, cliched activities that’ll have everyone rolling their eyes. The best way to motivate your crew is with a fun day out that helps them get to know each other whilst working as a team. It’s important to get that ice broken as quickly as possible so no one feels awkward and conversation can start to flow. Take a look at some of our Manchester team building activity highlights, all sure to encourage engagement, bonding and productivity back at the workplace.
Lively and dynamic Manchester is a great choice for your team building event. There’s so much to do in the second cultural hub of England. It’s jam-packed with history, culture, shops, restaurants and nightlife that could rival London’s whilst being way more wallet friendly. Not forgetting friendly locals and loads of fun team building activities for a range of tastes and budgets.
Picking one (or more!) of our activities for your team building event in Manchester will help your team get to know each other, strengthening their bond. It also helps management learn more about their colleagues and employees. What are their strengths? How do they solve problems? How do they work as a team? How do they think and have fun?
If your team are indulging in some team building in Manchester, whether you’re all from here or not, why not get to know the city even better with a Treasure Hunt? Once downloaded to a mobile device (smartphone or tablet), this app will guide your team around using GPS, setting them photo and video challenges and putting their teamwork to the test as they tackle tricky trivia and brainteasers about the local area, history celebrities and more. They can even split into smaller groups to add a bit of friendly competition. Scores are updated via the app’s live scoreboard so they can all keep a close eye on each other!
If you’re looking for competitive, daytime events, School Sports Day is a really popular choice. Your team will be split into houses, donning coloured headbands and bibs, before competing against each other in a range of hilariously retro events from the egg and spoon race to balancing a beanbag on their heads. Seen the hit TV show Lip Sync Battle? See if your team can do as well as the celebs as they split into teams to learn choreographed dance routines to a song of their choice before putting on a show-stopping performance at the end.
If you’re looking for team building ideas in Manchester come nightfall, you’ve come to the right place. Alcohol has a way of making everyone feel relaxed and getting that all-important conversation flowing. Gather your team and head to a wine tasting where they’ll try some delicious drinks and learn all about how this top tipple is made. A tasting session is a great conversation started as everyone shares their thoughts on the flavours and aromas they like best.
Reckon your group would enjoy making the drinks themselves? Team building cocktail making in Manchester is led by a professional mixologist who’ll show everyone how to make the tastiest cocktails, teaching them how to mix, muddle, shake and stir. They’ll also take part in some hilarious games to up the fun factor. This activity can’t fail to please your group, not only breaking the ice but totally smashing it and giving them a nice reward for all their hard work.
Inject adrenaline-pumping fun into your Manchester team building day out with one of our action-packed activities. Get your team to go head to head and satisfy their need for speed for a fast and furious go karting session. They’ll around this 550m track in Biz Eco Volt electric karts that can reach up to 40mph. They’ll race against each other over two 15-minute sessions to see who’ll set the fastest lap time.
Another idea for active groups is an energetic game of paintballing. What’s great about this team building activity is that it’s easy for anyone to pick up; you don’t need any experience to play. Paintballing enhances communication skills within the team as they plan their attack as well as testing their teamwork and problem-solving skills. It also gives all the staff a chance to blow off some steam outside of the workplace as they split into groups and have some serious fun, pelting each other with paint. Alternatively, bubble football is bound to get everyone laughing as they don giant, inflatable zorbs to play the beautiful game.
If you think your team would get a lot out of learning a new skill in a relaxed laid-back environment, why not take them to a cooking class? These can take place at a restaurant or the chef can come to you; whatever’s best for your group. A top chef will teach everyone how to make their own delicious food step by step. Once it’s cooked, they’ll get to eat what they’ve made alongside a drink or two. It’s a great way to get creative in the kitchen.
Food-based activities are always a winner for team building sessions but if your staff have got more of a sweet tooth, we reckon they’ll love chocolate making. This 90-minute session is led by a professional chocolatier who’ll get everyone stuck into the art of chocolate making. After watching a demonstration, they’ll learn how to make, cut, dip and decorate their own mouth-watering creations, popping these into a goody bag to take home…if they make it that far!
If you’re the kind of workplace that likes to think outside the box, why not try one of our unusual team building activities in Manchester? Activities don’t come much quirkier than a hilarious game of Quidditch! Inspired by the wizarding world we all know and love, Quidditch sees your team split into groups to compete against each other. They’ll ride broomsticks around the pitch, dodging bludgers, shooting quaffles through hoops and trying to catch the golden snitch ball to gain mega points for their team. Unfortunately, the broomsticks don’t actually fly (thanks gravity!) but your team will have a blast as they immerse themselves in the magic of Harry Potter and get stuck into this brilliantly bonkers sporting activity.
After a fun-packed day of team building in Manchester, you’re probably going to want to fill your team’s bellies or take them for a drink or two before heading home. It’s a great way for everyone to wind down and have a good old chat about the day. Here’s a quick rundown on some great eateries and bars in the city centre:
Curry Mile, Wilmslow Road, Manchester – If your team are fans of South Asian cuisine, head to Curry Mile, a lively strip that’s packed with more than 70 restaurants and takeaways. Despite its name, it’s actually only half a mile long but it’s still a must visit for curry fans.
Las Iguanas, 84 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2ER – This vibrant Latin American restaurant and bar is a great choice with large tables and cosy corners to accommodate a team of any size. Their menu features a massive range of dishes inspired by Latin America, India and Africa. Their happy hour cocktails are delicious with the added bonus that they’re buy one, get one free all day, every day.
Dog Bowl, 57 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5WW – This quirky bar serves up American dishes made from local produce including burgers, hot dogs, salads and fries. They even have five bowling lanes for a post-dinner game.
Revolution, Arkwright House, Manchester, M3 2LF – Whether your team would like to eat, drink or dance, Revolution is one of the city centre’s most popular hotspots. With a menu of filling British and American classics and famously good cocktails, a team trip here can be as chilled out or as wild as you’d like.
Bierkeller, The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BS – If you’re looking for an after-party to reward the team, Bavarian beer hall will show everyone a great time with haus steins (two pint glasses) German snacks and entertainment from an oompah band followed by a DJ.
Manchester team building is a brilliant way to make your employees feel valued, appreciated and part of a really great team. Search through our activities and get arranging your team’s amazing day out now.