Soap Box Derby Team Building

Design and race your own go kart in our Soap Box Derby outdoor team building event! Have you got what it takes to lift the Grand Prix trophy?

To be successful, teams need to communicate, plan projects and manage time effectively. This makes Soap Box Derby team building suitable for everything from senior management team building through to client hospitality functions – and everything in between. 

Exciting, practical and highly interactive, this team building event has something for everyone. 

How Does Soap Box Derby Team Building Work?

We’ll begin by welcoming you to your Soap Box Derby team building experience. Then, we’ll explain how the day will unfold and get everyone into teams ready for a series of 30 minute team challenges

Will you be performing a Mexican wave in our Around the World quiz? Bagging footballs blindfolded in our Space Balls game? Or linking words in our Pyramid word puzzle? 

These games offer chances to earn fun money to “spend” on equipment for your racer. And the more money you have, the easier it will be! Games also encourage team bonding, communication and problem solving, before the big event.

However large your group, everyone will get to play every game with their team. We bring multiple sets of equipment and the perfect number of facilitators to ensure everything runs like clockwork.

Once the challenges are complete, you’ll start assembling your racers! 

You’ll receive briefing documents, equipment and tools to get started. But can you assemble your go kart chassis, wheels, seat and steering wheel in time for the big race? This is what makes our Soap Box Derby such a good time management and project planning exercise.

Ecctis Soap Box Derby Corporate Team Building Event (August 2021)

A race car driver gives it everything in the Soap Box Derby grand finale!

Then, it’s time to get creative – you’ll buy racing suits, flags and craft materials from our shop with your fun money to decorate your ride. Think pipe cleaners, balloons, foil and ribbons… Next, choose a race car driver, theme and team name for proud display as they pull up to our starting line!

Finally, it’s racing time. All teams will come together for the grande finale. Each team’s driver will pilot their cart around our obstacle course as fast as their legs will carry them as the crowd goes wild!

The team with the most points at the end of the day receive well-deserved golden medals in our closing ceremony.

Soap Box Derby Team Building Outcomes

Soap box derby team building is interactive, creative and practical. To do well, teams have to manage their time effectively, plan ahead and communicate about what they’re trying to achieve. As such, it can be used to improve all of these skills – and more! 

Ecctis Soap Box Derby Corporate Team Building Event (August 2021) 7

Drivers get dressed up ready to compete in our Soap Box Derby (August 2021)

We can design the event to be more competitive or more collaborative. Make it as short as 90 minutes or as long as half a day. We can even use it to develop particular skills in your organisation. 

When you book your team building event with us, we’ll take you through our unique 5 step team building process. This means we’ll work with you to identify your desired outcomes, design the derby to deliver on these and provide you with a report to evaluate your event’s success. 

Soap Box Derby team building can be booked as a standalone team building event or integrated into a larger event, such as a corporate event or company away day.


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Problem Solving
Team Working
Time Management
Project Planning
90 minutes - 0.5 days

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“We’ve used eml team for many years now and have always been more than impressed. The team building activities are always fantastic, but it’s the organisation and management of the team building event that we always value so much.”

Katie Taylor | Office Manager | Healthcode

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
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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.
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