Outdoor Team Building Activities

Bring your team together in the sun with one of our fun, relevant outdoor team building activities.

Crystal Challenge

Inspired by the cult TV show, our Crystal Challenge team building event is hugely popular! Visit game zones to solve puzzles and win crystals. Then go head to head to in our giant, inflatable Crystal Dome! Also available as an indoor event.

Scrapheap Challenge

Raid the scrapheap to build a high performance machine against the clock in our Scrapheap Challenge. It’s the ultimate test in teamwork, innovation and creativity. Suitable for all teams through to senior management.

Soap Box Derby

Design and race a soap box racer! Exciting, practical and highly interactive, this team building event has something for everyone. Suitable for senior management through to client hospitality.

All Manor of Mystery

Unlock cryptic clues, solve puzzles and reveal the mystery with this unique team building treasure hunt. Set in the grounds of your venue, this experience makes great use of an historic setting and gets your team away from their desks!

Team Treasure Hunt

Set in the city of your choice, our team treasure hunts combine sightseeing, entertainment and mental and physical challenges for a truly unforgettable team building experience.

Team Challenge Activities (Full List)

Why not check out our huge list of team building activities and build you own team building event? With hundreds of activities to choose from, let us work with you to tailor the perfect experience for your team.

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How Does Corporate Outdoor Team Building Improve Performance?

Our outdoor team building events make the most of large spaces for team building on a grand scale. They get your workforce into the fresh air and natural light and encourage physical activity and interaction between colleagues. This creates a highly effective learning environment for your team.

Our activities develop skills necessary for extraordinary team performance. Need better team working skills? Try your hand at the Crystal Maze! Problem solving skills? Crack a Code Breaker Treasure Hunt. Resource management skills? Try building a working catapult in our Junkyard Challenge.  

Our team building activities feature time limits and competition to simulate a fast-paced work environment. Working together to achieve a result also improves team bonding and motivation while allowing you to see how your team performs under pressure. You’ll identify strong points that you can leverage at work, while resolving potential stumbling blocks before they can negatively affect your organisation. 

What are Outdoor Team Building Activities Best Suited for? 

Our corporate outdoor team building activities are excellent as standalone team building events or as part of a larger event, such as a company fun day or corporate conference. All outdoor events can be adapted to suit different team sizes and time frames. They require an outdoor space, such as the grounds of a hotel or an open field. 

Don’t have a venue yet? We’ll find a venue for you free of charge. And if you’re putting together a larger event, take a look at our event management services to see how we can help. 

Measurable Team Building Outcomes

No one wants to shell out for a team building event that doesn’t deliver. This is why we’ve used our 21 years’ experience providing award-winning corporate team building activities to create a unique 5 step team building process. This process allows us to identify your objectives and then design an event to fulfil them all. 

As part of this process, we offer Team Impact Reports that evaluate your event’s effectiveness. These combine performance data, facilitator observations, participants’ feedback and expert insights to tell you how your team performed, assess your event’s effectiveness and generate actionable points for the future.


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Outdoor Team Building FAQs


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Finishing Touches

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Booking & Pricing

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“Thanks a lot for a great team building session. We will definitely have you back when doing team building activities in the Munich office.

Mark Channing | Marketing Manager | Lego

Professional, knowledgeable and friendly team to work with from beginning to end. Thank you for making our day a great success!
Caroline Greenfield | Aramco Overseas
You actually listened to the criteria I asked and followed up with a call to discuss options, out of 4 contacted no other company did that.
Michelle Duberry | Galliford Try
Really enjoyed working with Jon, Ruth and the team, exceptional customer service and support, would definitely work with you again.
Nicola Newman | The AA
Great day had a wonderful time thank you to all the team for making it such a successful event with many happy memories.
Mark Hoggard | Depuy J&J
Very professional and engaging company to work with. Great ideas and energy on the day resulted in some excellent staff feedback.
Jenny James | RoSPA
Just a big thank you again for a brilliant date. So well organised from start to finish and the team on the day were all amazing. Everyone had a great time and the feedback has been brilliant.
Laura Heaton | Hazlewoods
We have had lots of positive feedback from many members of staff. They really enjoyed all the activities and felt that it allowed them to have fun and to get to know colleagues better. Thank you!
Sonia Johnson | Bracknell Forest CC
Brilliant facilitation, really understood our needs and worked with us to create something amazing. Feedback from staff has been really positive. They were engaged, and it really did support us in our messaging. Thank you!
Clare Salerno | Saints FC
Many thanks to Neil and Ruth for leading our virtual team building exercise... Many laughs were had while scrambling to collect the twenty items...!!! The Murder Mystery was my favourite and my team winning was the icing on the cake. The Haka showed how uncoordinated we are but the laughs ...just proves what an enjoyable experience we all had.
Suzanne Mitchell | Beckton, Dickinson & Co
Our team really enjoyed the event - they are already asking when we can do another!
Karen Wilson, | Zhero
EML delivered a great virtual training afternoon for our new Graduates, Undergraduates & Apprentices. Everyone found it to be a fun and engaging afternoon.
Victoria Goodwin | Croudace Homes
Thanks for organising and facilitating our online Christmas social. I've had some great feedback from the participants and it was lovely to do something together even though we couldn't meet face to face.
Michelle Hammersley | GKN Aerospace
Great fun had by all. Both inclusive and engaging. We will be looking to use EML again next year.
John Williams | ECCTIS

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