Our indoor team building activities make good teams great. And great teams achieve great results!
When your team works together effectively, they outperform what anyone could accomplish alone. For this reason, it’s worth investing in building a team that can work in harmony towards your organisational goals.
How do Indoor Team Building Activities Boost Performance?
Our indoor team building activities develop skills for exceptional performance. Need better resource management? Build a catapult from limited materials in our Construction Project. Better problem solving? Solve a murder mystery in our Detective School. Better communication skills? Talk one another through a building project in our Lego Master Builderexercise… the options are endless!
Fun and interactive, these events create an effective learning environment for your team. Elements of time pressure and competition mimic work stress, allowing you to identify strong and weak points. This lets you capitalise on what your team does well at work and improve problem areas to avoid real-life catastrophe.
Our indoor activities take place in the comfort of an indoor environment. They’re run on a smaller scale than our outdoor team building events, meaning they can comfortably take place around conference tables or in venues with no outside space. They’re also a sensible choice in colder months.
13 Award-Winning Indoor Team Building Activities
Conceptualise a new product, its target audience and branding. Then pitch it to our Dragons to win a life-changing investment. Can your team succeed? Let’s find out! A great way to keep sales and product teams sharp in your organisation.
A nod to the popular TV show, our Taskmasters will put you through your paces! Solve puzzles with out-of-the-box thinking, physical agility and general craftiness. Excellent for energetic team building and entertainment.
Inspired by the cult TV show, our Crystal Maze team building event is hugely popular! Visit game zones to solve puzzles and win crystals. Then go head to head to in the famous Crystal Dome! Also available as an outdoor event.
Treat your team to an experience they’ll never forget! They'll design a range of luxury chocolates to save a failing chocolate factory and the winner will be chosen by our experts. Everyone gets to take home their delicious creations. It's team building with a sweet tooth.
Get your detective hats on in this criminally fun team building activity! Solve crimes, surveil criminals and practice marksmanship. It’s a high energy way to better problem solving and communication in your workforce.
Make and race miniature Wacky Races cars against one another in this indoor team building activity. Perfect for refresher activities at corporate conferences. And dastardly good fun!
Lego Master Builder
Love Lego? Our Lego Master Builder challenge is for you! Face communication, supply and time challenges as you build a Lego structure with your team. Creates strengths that help your teamm succeed in today’s business world.
Around the World Quiz
Go head to head with colleagues in a team building quiz like no other! Face artistic challenges, building puzzles, dressing up dares and general knowledge questions inspired by countries around the world.
Paint, sculpt and draw your way to an effective workforce with Art Factory team building. Excellent as a standalone team building event or a conference ice breaker. Personalise the experience with company logos, photos and key messages!
Build bridges between tables to transport a remote control car around your conference room. Great for improving project planning, resource management and collaboration in your workforce. Will your bridge hold up to the challenge?
Play fun games to improve workforce communication with our Communication Toolbox. Since communication underpins everything we do in business, this event is effective at improving your team's performance in all areas.
Make desktop catapults or cranes in this fun indoor team building event. High on problem solving, planning and communication, this activity helps develop skills essential for top performance. Excellent refresher activity at corporate conferences.
Build Your Own Challenge
Treasure hunts, brain teasers and physical challenges... Choose from 38 tried and tested team games to focus on specific skills and capacilities. Create anything from a high impact 1 hour session to an entire day of team building fun.
Game Show Tribute Night
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of cabaret style team building entertainment as we pay tribute to some of the most famous Game Shows in TV history.
Christmas Team Building - Christmas Cracker
The Christmas Cracker is a fun and festive team building activity – ideal as a celebration in your office, festive conference ice breaker or dinner entertainment.
What are Indoor Team Building Events Best Suited for?
Indoor events can be standalone team building activities or part of a corporate conference or company fun day. They can be adapted for different time frames, team sizes and indoor venues to suit your available space.
If you don’t have one yet, we’ll find a venue for you free of charge. Or, if you’re arranging a larger event, you might want to check out our event management services to see how we can help.
Tangible Team Building Results
We know how important it is for team building events to deliver tangible results. That’s why we’ve used over two decades of experience providing events for international brands, like Vanguard, Tesco and American Express, to develop our unique outcome-focused 5 step team building process. This enables us to identify your desired outcomes, tailor a team building event to meet them, and evaluate your event’s effectiveness against them using Team Impact Reports.
Reports combine facilitator observations, participants’ surveys, performance data and expert insights so that you can understand your team building outcomes. They also help you to take meaningful steps towards supporting your team in their future development.
What are the benefits of indoor over outdoor team building events?
Unlike outdoor team building events, indoor events are completely independent of weather. This makes them an excellent choice in the colder months. Their small-scale nature means they can also be conducted around or between conference tables, making them great as conference ice breakers or interactive sessions between presentations. Our Building Bridges, Around the World and Lego Master Builderevents are particularly well-suited to this.
What are the advantages of in-person team building events over virtual events?
Getting together in person offers an unbeatable chance for colleagues to connect. Without technological barriers, teams can interact with one another directly and on a more personal level than with virtual team building events.
What are the benefits of working with EML Team?
At EML Team, we have over 21 years’ experience of providing team building events to over 6000 teams in globally-respected companies from American Express to Deloitte to Danone. We’re adept at designing events that meet your organisational objectives and provide Team Impact Reports so you can accurately assess your event’s effectiveness and plan for future development. The excellence of our team building events has been recognised by the AI Global Excellence Awards 2021, Midlands Enterprise Awards 2021 and C&IT Awards 2019 – to name but a few.
How many people can take part in indoor team building events?
We’ve run team building events for as few as 6 people to as many as 1000! With the right venue, facilitators and kit, anything is possible. To cater for large numbers, we have multiple sets of equipment, so that everyone gets to take part in all the games and activities we bring.
How many people are on a team?
Generally, when competing in events like our Construction Project or Dragons’ Den sessions, we recommend teams of 8-10 participants. This allows everyone to make a meaningful contribution without creating undue pressure on any one person. It strikes the perfect balance.
How long do your events last?
Anywhere from 45 minutes to a three quarter day, depending on your requirements. We’re adept at adapting activities for different timeframes, meaning we can integrate team building tasks into your larger event or run them as a standalone event with all the bells and whistles.
Can your indoor team building events be integrated with an existing event?
Yes! All our team building events can be adjusted to integrate with an event you’ve already planned. Add a Taskmasters challenge to a company away day, use a short Wacky Races session as a break between presentations, or run a day-long Crystal Maze event to have teams completing refreshing challenges throughout your corporate conference. Get in touch for more ideas specific to your event.
Who are your indoor team building events for?
Our indoor team building events are suitable for everyone from multi-disciplinary teams through to senior managers. They’re a good choice for company fun days and new staff intakes, as well as activities at company conferences, anniversary celebrations and client hospitality events.
Where do your indoor team building events take place?
The short answer is: anywhere! Since setting up in 2000, we’ve built a network of excellent facilitators and team building event venues all over the UK – and beyond. We can use your on-site facility, set up at another venue of your choice or find a venue for you.
How long does it take you to set up?
This varies depending on the size of the event, but as an example: An event for 20-50 people rotating around 4 indoor activities would take around 2 hours to set up and 1 hour to clear away. For very large events, like a day-long Team Challenge for 250 people, it’s more like 4 hours to set up and 2 hours to clear away.
Who are your indoor team building facilitators?
All our facilitators are industry specialists with many years of experience providing quality team building events. Without exception, they’re experts at reading the room and serving as catalysts for effective team building experiences.
How will I know that my team building event has been successful?
Before your event takes place, we’ll work with you to set clear objectives as part of our 5 step process. Then, after the event, we can combine facilitator insights with participant surveys and feedback, team performance data and expert insights to create a Team Impact Report specific to you. This allows you to measure your event outcomes and define areas for future development.
Yes. We’ve provided team building events in Venice, Rome, Paris, Prague and as far afield as Bulgaria. Our Lego Master Builder sessions work very well overseas. Hiring us to run events in Europe can be very cost effective due to international exchange rates favouring the pound.
Are indoor team building events hard to organise?
With our support, organising a team building event is easy. While there are many moving parts – from venue hire to booking equipment to sending out event invitations – we can event manage the design and delivery to make everything as easy as possible for you. Alternatively, if you’d like to play more of a central role, we can take a back seat and simply provide the team building experience alone. It’s completely up to you.
How do you divide participants into teams?
We can choose teams at random, you can choose teams deliberately, or a combination of the two. If you have strong personalities in your organisation, splitting them into different groups can help ensure the team building exercise is productive.
Do I need to provide you with everyone’s details in advance?
Yes, we need all delegate names 5 days before your event. If you’d like us to send out event invitations on your behalf, we’ll also need participants’ email or postal addresses at this time. Alternatively, if you’d like to send invitations out yourself, we can send them to you for forwarding. All details you share with us are fully GDPR compliant.
Can my event be company branded?
Absolutely. You can provide monsoon banners and feather flags with your company branding for display at your event or if you don’t have any, we can get these produced for you. So too, all paperwork and documentation – such as event itineraries, maps and instructions – can be produced in your brand colours as well as featuring your company logo. Contact us to discuss your options!
Can you arrange technology to support the event, e.g. AV equipment?
Yes! We have plenty of contacts in the industry who can supply equipment needed to support your event. Just let us know what you need – or alternatively, have us manage the event for you and we’ll figure out which equipment is required and hire it for you.
Can we start the day with an ice breaker?
Certainly! This can be a great way to improve team relationships and outcomes for the main team building event. Choose between ‘heads or tails’ and Chinese whispers games, short drawing exercises and building activities to loosen up your team ready for the main event.
Can you create event packs for participants to accompany indoor team building events?
Absolutely! Event packs can add that special touch by creating a feeling of anticipation and being cared for. We can include event itineraries, venue maps, name tags and even gift items featuring your company branding. If you’d like packs sent out prior to the event, we’ll need a list of postal or email addresses as well as time to send them out before your event (usually a minimum of 7 working days for postal items, though branded gifts can take longer to print and dispatch). Visit our event management page to find out what we can do for you. All details shared with us are fully GDPR compliant.
Do you award prizes for the winning team?
Winning teams get bragging rights and ‘gold’ medals, which are included in our quote for your event. If you’d like to add a special touch – like chocolates, wine or flowers – we can arrange this for you. Likewise, we can add participation prizes such as company-branded diaries, pens and postcards. Just let us know what you’re thinking when you speak to us.
Can you create legacy materials for us to remember our team building event by?
We certainly can! Artwork your team has created or professional photographs taken during your event can be printed onto notepads and diaries, tea towels, canvasses or whatever takes your fancy. A great way to remember your team building experience!
How can I be sure the EML Team will be there as planned?
We know it can be nerve-wracking to rely on an external supplier, so we make sure you know exactly what to expect from us, when to expect it and how to contact us if you need to. One week before your event, we’ll send a final email confirming that everything is in place for your event. And, on the day, our facilitators and events managers will let you know when they’re on-site and getting set up, giving you peace of mind.
What if there are problems on the day with the venue, catering or equipment?
If you’ve hired us to manage your event for you, then we’ll take control of preventing and resolving all problems. This will ensure the day goes ahead seamlessly in line with our agreed itinerary, that participants feel welcomed and supported, and that you have a single point of contact for anything you need during the event. Find out more on our event management page.
Are your indoor team building events insured?
They are. In the unlikely event of a problem arising, we have £5 million of public liability insurance to cover every eventuality.
What if I need to move my indoor team building event?
We understand that sometimes things happen that are beyond your control. For this reason, we will strive to help you move the contracted date of your event with as little cost to you as possible if this becomes necessary. This will depend on agreements with venues and suppliers who may charge a fee to change dates at short notice.
Booking & Pricing
How much do your indoor team building events cost?
The price of your event will depend on factors like: Number of participants, venue hire, event duration, catering and level of facilitation. To get an idea, contact us for an accurate no-strings-attached quote on 01905 330660 now!
Do you offer discounts for bulk bookings?
We’re more than happy to consider providing discounts on bulk team building bookings. Since we consider these on a case by case basis, contact us to tell us what you have in mind.
How do I book an indoor team building event?
Get the ball rolling by calling us on 01905 330660 or emailing email@example.com. We’ll discuss your proposed dates, participant numbers, desired outcomes and budget to craft the right team building event for you. Next, we’ll create an event proposal, including itinerary and pricing – perfect for presenting to accounts to get your event approved. Finally, you’ll fill out a booking form and make payment and we’ll jump into action to deliver a stellar team building event just for you.
How far in advance do I need to book my indoor team building event?
Ideally, 6-8 weeks in advance. This gives us time to book venues and hire suppliers as required. If you’re looking at a more immediate date, we’re happy to chat with you to figure out what’s possible. Just give us a call on 01905 330 660 and we’ll be more than happy to help.
What if I’m not sure I want to book after speaking with you?
At EML Team, we’re not interested in the hard sell. We don’t want to sell you an event that won’t work for you. That’s why there’s never any pressure to book. We’re happy to talk through your requirements and offer free advice in a no-strings-attached conversation. If you don’t wish to book an event with us after speaking to us, that’s absolutely fine. Simply call us on 01905 330660 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat.
“With over two decades’ experience in the events industry, EML Team are a safe pair of hands for any corporate event. Let us help you find the perfect venue, manage event logistics and provide stellar activities for your team.”
Jon Huggett - Founder & CEO
A great set of events to help keep spirits up and teams connected during lockdown. Especially appreciated the flexible and creative approach. Many thanks.
Excellent fun and fully engaged activity, completely loved it 😊 Thank you so much.
I thought the event was excellent - informal, fun & very engaging!
B. A. Nimmo
I really enjoyed the exercise and was honestly quite surprised at just how engaged with the activity I became.
Enjoyable virtual event. I liked the theme and imaginative art class to make it a fun group event.
A very entertaining experience... we had to make decisions and work together. And we also got a sense of achievement - I can’t draw and produced 2 decent superheroes. An excellent activity.
A great event which made was a lot of fun! At first I was nervous to try the task but by the end I wanted to do more!
Enjoyable event and well run, enjoyed our 3 hours with EML.
Good afternoon of activities and being in the winning team topped the day, thank you for the prize.
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
The EML virtual team building event was well organised and entertaining. Tasks were interactive and challenging in a fun and relaxed environment.
Brandon Lee Maharaj
It was fun and I loved the energy this brought out of us as a team.
Clinton De Klerk
Great and fun team-building event. Enjoyed!!!
Perfect. From initial enquiry to event day. I’m really pleased with the session. We had a short meeting pre activities and then 4 fun team games. The event staff were really helpful and professional all the way through.
EML delivered a great virtual training afternoon for our new Graduates, Undergraduates & Apprentices. Everyone found it to be a fun and engaging afternoon.
Super fun virtual event, the team are friendly and entertaining. Thank you so much Neil and Jon.
Thank you EML for a great virtual team building Christmas party. Everyone had a great time and this virtual option created a great opportunity to stay in touch with our colleagues and have some Christmas fun. I've received lovely feedback from staff - they really appreciated the event.
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.
Great fun, thank you.
Well organised and good fun - many thanks to EML Team.
Great fun, engaging and well organised :o)
Thank you so much for organising a very interesting and fun event... it gave staff an opportunity to work together in different ways and helped to develop our team skills. I'd recommend similar online events to other organisations.
Great fun had by all. Both inclusive and engaging. We will be looking to use EML again next year.