The 10 Best Outdoor Team Building Activities: Fun and Effective Ways to Bond Your Workforce

Outdoor Team Building (Image Credit: FunEmpire)
Outdoor Team Building (Image Credit: FunEmpire)

Outdoor Team Building

When it comes to team building, there are a lot of different options out there. You can go the traditional route and do an indoor activity like a ropes course or escape room, or you can get outdoors and enjoy some fun activities in the sun! Outdoor activities are a great way to get employees out of their comfort zones and encourage communication and cooperation.

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best outdoor activities for team building. These activities are not only fun, but they are also effective in helping to build teamwork and bond your workforce.

So read on to learn more about these great outdoor team building ideas! We'll also provide tips on how to choose the right activity for your team. Let's get started!

1. Play Poolball

Outdoor Team Building - Poolball (Image Credit: FunEmpire)
Outdoor Team Building - Poolball (Image Credit: FunEmpire)

This outdoor team building activity is a combination of two favorites, pool and football! Kick cue balls on a giant pool table and strategize your way through the top.

Strategic planning is very much needed in this activity, not only will you hone your team's decision-making skills around pressure but also have fun while doing so at the same time. With this unique team building activity, you might discover who's good at soccer and pool in your team!

To learn more, head on to FunEmpire, they offer poolball and other fun team building activities.

2. Random Acts of Kindness 

Teams compete against one another in this philanthropic-themed scavenger hunt team-building activity to try and accomplish as many good deeds as they can before time runs out.

The smartphone app-based activity includes a variety of 60 photo and video tasks; after the competition, all teams' photos will be stored in the app and made accessible for download.

3. An Organized Charity Walk/Run

Outdoor Team Building - Charity Run (Image Credit: Unsplash)
Outdoor Team Building - Charity Run (Image Credit: Unsplash)

Participate in a walk or run that supports a certain cause. You can donate the money you raise to the group supporting the event if you raise donations. To find a race in your neighborhood, try utilizing the internet for a charitable race finder. Simply pick your criteria and then explore the list.

4. Tree Planting

Your staff may work together to improve our environment by planning a corporate tree-planting event, as over 80,000 acres of forests are lost every day. Put on your boots, contact a forestry company and contribute to the environment.

5. Cardboard Boat Building Challenge

Create a cardboard boat by dividing up into teams and using only the cardboard and tape that are given. Team members will need to collaborate to design a boat that can sail and float over water without sinking. Before putting their boats to the test, teams that have finished building them will make a presentation outlining why their boat is the best. Teams will race their boats across the water for the final task!

6. Hiking

Outdoor Team Building - Hiking (Image Credit: Unsplash)
Outdoor Team Building - Hiking (Image Credit: Unsplash)

Choose a nearby route to explore, round up your coworkers, and spend an energizing day in the great outdoors. You might even establish a hiking group.

7. Cornhole Tournament

Can throwing grain sacks around at work actually foster teamwork? Yes, it can, especially if the tossing takes place during a team-based competition with multiple games, brackets, seeds, and a supportive crowd of coworkers.

8. Ringolevio

Tension from the playground meets corporate team building. In this game of cohesion and betrayal, players on one team compete to track down and capture every player on the other team, who all have the same objective: avoiding capture. Compared to hide-and-seek, this game is more team-oriented and unifies numerous players into a single cohesive entity.

9. Field Day

We'll leave this one open-ended because there are a number of possibilities. A sizable outside area, your coworkers, and any outdoor activity you can think of are all you need. The only rule is that you have to have your field day your way, whether you like to play rugby, throw the discus, or practice cardio aerobics in the style of the 1980s. Simply own it!

10. Rock Climbing

Consider rock climbing as the greatest trust fall. As they negotiate the mental and physical riddle of rock climbing, teammates will physically keep each other aloft. Plus, following this exercise in creating trust, giving someone a straightforward deadline won't seem like a huge problem.

Outdoor Team Building

Outdoor team building activities are a great way to bond with your coworkers and have fun at the same time. There are a variety of activities to choose from, so you can find one that best fits your group. Hiking, scavenger hunts, and ropes courses are all great options that can help your team build trust, communication, and teamwork skills.

And best of all, these activities can be done without breaking the bank. So get out there and start exploring the great outdoors with your team!

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