Team-Building Ideas for Summer in London

Team-Building Ideas for Summer in London

Summer in London is a magical time. The sun is out, everyone’s in a good mood and the opportunities appear endless. That’s why summer is the perfect time to bring your team together for team-building activities, helping to foster stronger relationships, boost morale and refocus for the second half of the year. But with so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start and what will be the most successful. Keep reading as we reveal our favourite team-building ideas for Summer in London.

  • The importance of team building activities
  • Team building ideas in London
  • In-office team building ideas for summer
  • Team building for summer with HOMETAINMENT

The Importance of Team Building Activities

Team building activities often get a bad rep in the office for being boring and awkward. However, team building is one of the most important investments you can make in your employees to ensure a good company culture and that they can be the best version of themselves.

Team building has been proven to build trust between employees and teams, improve collaboration, encourage communication and help mitigate conflicts. Hosting team-building activities also engages employees which in effect makes them more productive and happier workers. Figures show that a fully engaged workforce can deliver twice as much revenue and organisations that promote collaboration and communication are 4.5 times less likely to lose their best employees.

Things to Consider When Planning Team Building Activities

If you really want to engage and even impress your employees with your Summer team building activities, then there are a few things we think you should consider to make them a success and have your employees want to attend!

Don’t Force Anything Corporate

Team building, although obviously designed to improve the corporate environment, is likely to be most successful and enjoyed by employees when it isn’t full of corporate stuff. The most fun team-building events are ones that don’t feel like a usual work day, so instead of things that provide practical leadership skills, choose things that require working towards a common goal or sharing an experience to encourage team bonding to happen more naturally and authentically.

Don’t Lose Momentum

You hold an amazing and engaging team-building session that everyone loves and then what? It’s a one-time event that soon gets forgotten about. Make sure that your team-building events are staggered throughout the year to keep your team engaged and looking forward to the next one. You’ll also likely see the most impact in your workplace culture the more fun and unique activities you hold.

Team Building Ideas in London

London is an amazing city and there are plenty of team-building ideas to do around the capital. Whether it’s a boat cruise down the Thames or an outdoor activity like go-karting, there are plenty of options to get everyone involved.

However, hosting your team-building event at your office opens up even more opportunities. Not only do you not need to book a venue, but they require no travel from employees and the team-building experts come to you! It’s easy to fit a team-building event into the workday when it’s held at the office and encourages all employees to attend.

In-Office Team Building Ideas for Summer

Here are some of our tried and tested favourite in-office team-building ideas for summer that your team will love, all available to book via HOMETAINMENT.

Escape Room Challenge

Hire a professional escape room company to set up in your office. They’ll bring all the necessary props and equipment and transform your space or meeting room into an exciting escape room challenge. Our Escape Room Challenge Experience by Sharky and George is a team favourite.

Why we love it: Escape rooms require great teamwork skills, communication and problem-solving.

Wellness Workshops

The Summer months are a great time to bring your team together to recharge and destress. Wellness workshops such as Reiki for Beginners, Goat Yoga, Rapid Tapping and Breathwork are all great ways to improve the workplace and mindfulness and wellbeing of your employees. Plus, figures show that 89% of workers at companies who support wellbeing initiatives are more likely to recommend their company as a good place to work!

Why we love it: Investing in the wellbeing of your team shows that you care about their mental health and wellbeing, help to reduce any stress and make for happier and more productive employees.

Cooking Masterclasses

Hiring a professional chef to carry out a masterclass in the office is a fun and engaging team-building idea for Summer. Prepare a dish together and work as a team to create something delicious! We love our Sushi Masterclass with Chef Yuki or our Designer Dumpling Masterclass with Chef Jojo.

Why we love it: Cooking encourages creativity, teamwork and something yummy to eat at the end.

Arts & Crafts Workshops

Getting creative and out of the corporate mindset through an arts and crafts workshop can be a fun team-building idea, especially in Summer in London. Whether it be Creative Flower Arranging, Candle Making or a Flower Crown Workshop, it’s a great way for the team to unwind and express their creative side.

Why we love it: Artistic activities can be a calming activity to boost creativity, think outside the box and problem-solve.

Team Building Facilitators

If you want to focus on team-building skills for your team, bringing in a professional team-building facilitator to the office can be a good option, especially one that keeps things fun and engaging. Sharky and George have some great team-building experiences that will exceed all your expectations. Their Competitive Office Games Experience is a crowd-pleaser guaranteed to put smiles on all faces.

Why we love it: Tailored team-building activities led by experts can effectively target and improve specific areas of team dynamics.

Professional Entertainers

Sometimes, the very best team-building activities involve laughter, getting to know each other and having fun. Hire professional entertainers to come to your office to provide a fun break from the workday. From Drag Queen Bingo to a musical act, get some drinks and nibbles and laugh in the sun to lighten the mood and bring your team together.

Why we love it: Laughter is a natural stress reliever and will help make your workplace a fun and enjoyable place to be.

Team Building for Summer in London with HOMETAINMENT

Whatever you end up doing, whether it be exploring the sites or enjoying summer in London at the office, make sure to keep things fun when it comes to team-building ideas. At HOMETAINMENT, we specialise in providing unique and fun activities that employees love, helping companies keep teams motivated and at the top of their game.

If you’re interested in booking a team-building event, speak to the team today!

About the Author: 

Hometainment Team

HOMETAINMENT, a company specializing in curating hospitality and entertainment experiences, delivers them directly to your place of choice , be it your Home your office , your shop , etc…. It stands as the premier platform for home and office entertainment, alleviating the stress associated with hosting. Boasting an extensive array of offerings, from private chefs, bartenders, and musicians to masterclasses, well-being activities, and children's entertainment, HOMETAINMENT continually expands its repertoire with new experiences and experts each week. The seasoned HOMEtainers manage every aspect of your event, regardless of its scale, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience.

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