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How do we choose the right team building activities in Oxford?

Oxford is a always a good choice for team building, combining history, beautiful scenery, lively nightlife and loads of fun activities. You can bond with your team while punting along the river, explore famous landmarks, learn new skills, try out an escape room or get competitive with a sporting activity. There’s something for everyone here, and the blend of tradition and modern activities are bound to inspire your team and help them to grow closer.

How do we choose the right team building activities in Oxford?

Start by thinking about your team’s interests, personalities and goals. Are they thrill seekers or do they need a bit of relaxation? Mix and match activities to create a day that caters to everyone’s tastes. You’ll also need to consider how much time you have and your budget.

Do you offer affordable team building activities in Oxford?

Yes! We offer team building activities from as little as £9.99 per person, showing that you don't have to break the bank to have fun. You can reorder the page by price so you can easily see which experiences suit your budget.

What are good team activities for rainy days?

The weather won’t dampen your spirits with options like escape rooms, dance classes, art and crafts workshops and cocktail making, all taking place inside. These activities are perfect for improving and encouraging teamwork while staying warm and dry inside.

Team Building in Oxford

This charming city, with its blend of history, beauty and vibrant energy, is the perfect destination for team building, whether you’re from the city or visiting for the day. It’s world famous for its clever residents and graduates, and it’s amazing to stroll through a city where some of the world's greatest minds have pondered life's big questions. But team building in Oxford isn’t just about brain and books. This English city offers a huge range of activities that are fun, interactive and perfect for nurturing team spirit and boosting staff morale.

Why Do Team Building in Oxford?

This city oozes class and is jam-packed with fun activities for team building, whether you’d like to try something active or relaxing, challenging or indulgent. Whether you're punting down the river, solving puzzles or enjoying good food, Oxford offers a unique and inspiring setting that’s bound to bring your team closer together. If you want an outdoor activity, you won’t be disappointed. Oxford is home to beautiful parks and gardens. Port Meadow is a favourite spot for locals and visitors, offering wide-open spaces and stunning countryside views.

Oxford has loads to explore. Check out the amazing university buildings, the Ashmolean Museum, the UK’s oldest public museum or the Radcliffe Camera, an iconic building that’s perfect for a group selfie. Explore the picturesque streets of the city centre where you’ll find shops, cafes, restaurants and plenty of spots to sit and soak up the atmosphere. The food is also decent here, from traditional British pubs serving up hearty meals to trendy restaurants serving up global cuisine. A team meal at one of these places is a great way to unwind and bond over delicious food.

Daytime Team Building Activities in Oxford

There’s so many Oxford team activities to enjoy in the daytime. Themed dance classes are always a popular choice and offer way more than just a good time. They promote teamwork, collaboration and communication as your team learns choreography together, supports one another and brings their individual talents to the dance floor. It's a chance to break down barriers, build trust and encourage a positive and inclusive team environment. Themes include Beyonce, Spice Girls, ABBA and more.

How about punting on the River Thames? Nothing says teamwork like trying to navigate a narrow boat while avoiding a plunge into the water. It’s a laugh a minute, and an excellent way to practice communication and cooperation. If that sounds a bit too much like hard work, you can enjoy a more relaxing experience such as a Pimms cruise or an afternoon tea boat cruise where you’ll tuck into tasty food and enjoy drinks as you journey along the river. You’ll pass a range of gorgeous and famous sights such as the University Boathouse and the Regatta course.

Evening Team Building Activities in Oxford

One of the most popular team building activities in Oxford is cocktail making. It’s time to learn how to whip up tasty drinks during a shake-tastic workshop, led by a professional mixologist. You’ll make at least two drinks each using a range of delicious spirits and mixers, or can make non-alcoholic mocktails if you prefer. Laugh, bond and let your hair down as you mix and muddle mouth-watering recipes. You’ll even play some competitive games to break the ice. Everyone’s bound to leave this activity in high spirits.

Oxford offers an amazing night out, whatever you’re into. The city is full of traditional British pubs and chic bars. Cowley Road is a trendy hotspot, known for its eclectic vibe with live music venues and unique bars. For a more relaxed evening, head to Jericho. This charming neighbourhood offers a selection of stylish bars and intimate venues, perfect for a laid-back night out for team building. Enjoy a cocktail on a rooftop bar, take in the views and bond.

Action-Packed Team Building Activities in Oxford

If you’re a team who likes friendly competition and being active, you’ll love school sports day, a great activity for team bonding. This activity will transport you back to the good old days as you split into teams to go head to head in a range of fun games such as egg and spoon, three-legged, relay and sack races. From the hilarious moments of falling out of sacks to the celebrations of crossing the finish line, you'll create shared memories that strengthen relationships and build a really positive team dynamic.

Bubble football is an absolute blast, and if you have yet to try it, you're missing out! You’ll play the beautiful game encased in a giant, bouncy, one-person zorb. You'll be bouncing off each other, rolling around and laughing non-stop. No fancy footwork is required. This quirky activity is all about the fun and the teamwork. Bubble football is a fantastic team building activity. It breaks the ice, encourages collaboration and lets everyone show their playful side. You’ll find it easy to bond over the shared experience of trying to score goals while staying upright.

Chilled Out Team Building Activities in Oxford

What’s a trip to Oxford without punting along the river? It’s a quintessential team building activity in Oxford as you glide down the peaceful river, passing Oxford’s historic buildings and gorgeous sights. The calm, scenic environment encourages relaxed conversation where you can build genuine connections. You can even enjoy afternoon tea or drinks as you set sail. Tuck into finger sandwiches, scones with cream and jam and more for an extra treat. And don’t forget to toast your fun day out with your team mates.

Help your team to channel their creative side with a chilled out arts and crafts workshop. They could be drawing, painting or creating something from scratch. It’s not just about the final product but the fun process of making something unique. You can try glass painting or ceramic painting, giving you the freedom to choose how you decorate your items or make them match your company branding or a theme like Christmas. As you and your colleagues chat, laugh and admire each other's work, you'll find new ways to connect and will get to know each other better.

Unusual Team Building Activities in Oxford

If you fancy some quirky team building experiences in Oxford, you won’t be disappointed. Nude life drawing is an unusual and fun activity. Your group will head to a private venue in the city centre where you’ll learn how to draw a naked male or female model. This workshop is artistic and cheeky, helping everyone to let their hair down, have a giggle and try something new. It's all about stepping out of your comfort zones together. As you each try to draw the live model’s pose on paper, you’ll get full tuition from a professional art teacher who’ll also provide all the materials you need. By the end of the session, you'll have not only improved your drawing skills but also created some fun memories as a team!

Where to Eat and Drink Nearby

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants here. Here’s a few of our favourite options to help you and your team refuel:

No.1 Ship Street - 1 Ship Street, Oxford, OX1 3DA

Nestled on a street near Cornmarket, No.1 Ship Street is a great place for a sophisticated bite to eat. This stylish brasserie combines modern British cuisine with a touch of Gallic flair. The atmosphere is refined yet relaxed, making it ideal for team building. Seafood lovers and fans of perfectly grilled meats will find a range of mouth-watering options, as will vegetarians. Don’t forget to book ahead to secure your table at this popular restaurant.

Bbuona - 102 Gloucester Gardens, Oxford,OX1 2DF

If your team love Italian food, Bbuona is a must visit. In this vintage cafe, they’ve perfected the art of pinsa. It’s like pizza but softer, lighter and made with dough that’s been lovingly raised for 48 hours. Other than delicious pinsa, Bbuona also serves up cocktails, Italian coffee and indulgent gelato. Whether you’re craving a savoury bite or a sweet treat, prepare yourself for authentic recipes and flavours as this restaurant brings a slice of Italy to Oxford.

Slug & Lettuce - 1 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY

Slug and Lettuce is your go-to spot for a lively atmosphere and decent grub that won’t break the bank. In the heart of the city centre, it offers a vibrant atmosphere perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re craving sandwiches, juicy burgers or a taste of British, American, or more exotic classics, their menu has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on their famous bottomless brunch, ideal for treating your team with free-flowing drinks and a tasty brunch dish from the menu.

Want More Team Building Ideas in Oxford?

With so many activities to choose from, whether you fancy something chilled out or action packed, indulgent or active, team building in Oxford is always a great choice. There really is something for everyone. Are you ready to plan your day or night? Then browse our listings and see what would suit your team.

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