2 Nov 2022, 18:02:53
By Simon Nichols
1. High ropes
In recent years many high rope centres have appeared in urban and rural areas around the World, designed to turn children’s play centres into adult adventure playgrounds. Climb high above the trees, walk along rope bridges, swing across the canopy, and fly through the air on zipwires. The perfect team building centre for thrill seeking teams.
Often called zip-line, but also known as a zip-wire, flying fox, or death slide is a pulley suspended on a cable high above the ground, where participants climb to the top before hurtlingly along the cable at high speed. Many ziplines are appearing not only in amazing mountainous locations but also in urban areas combined with a major attraction. Perfect for team building for daredevils.
3. Team Bobsleigh
This Winter Olympic sport is not for the faint hearted, luckily there is now a version designed for team building and non-bobsleigh experts. It’s still exciting but perhaps a little bit safer! Designed to be slower and more comfortable than the real thing, but your team will still feel like thrill seeking Winter Olympians in the making.
4. Climbing famous attractions
Most tourists either look at major attractions and monuments from the outside, or enjoy the facilities inside, but a recent trend in attractions is giving people the chance to climb over it! Many attractions including London’s o2 arena or the Sydney Harbour Bridge now allow people to go on organized climbs up and over. Ideal for your team to see an attraction in a whole new light.
Tubing is like white water rafting, but you ride the rapids on your own – so no one else to rely on! Don your wetsuit and helmet, grab your tube and step into the water – basically like being at a natural waterpark. Ideal for adventure seeking teams looking for an alternative water sport activity.
6. Swimming with sharks
Swimming is fun, Swimming in open water is a bit more dangerous. Swimming with sharks in open water is the next level! Many coastal resorts can provide the opportunity for the brave to jump into the water and safely swim with sharks. A good team building experience is planning a sales conference or team meeting in a nice warm location.
7. Dog sledding
There is nothing like the sensation of being put in control of your own dogsled and husky team and seeing the natural world from a new perspective. Huskies are good-natured dogs, are full of energy and love to run. Split into small teams and have the adventure of a life time! Perhaps end the day with some mulled wine and a beautiful fondue.
If climbing high is scary. It’s probably not as bad as abseiling! A trained instructor will show your team how to wear the special equipment and how to climb down from a structure in a controlled and safe way. Possibly the worse thing about abseiling is seeing your team down below watching – yikes 😊
Take your team to the coast and get involved in one of the newest and craziest watersports. Coasteering involves rock-hopping, shore-scrambling, swell-riding, cave-exploring, and jumping off cliffs, cliff-jumping. Take the opportunity to discover local wildlife and treat the coastline like your own adventure playground.
10. Jet packs
There are many exciting new watersports designed to take you high above the water controlled by jet of water. With so many types of equipment from Jetbikes, flyboards, hoverboards, or jetboards there will be the perfect water sport thrill for your team. Just listen to the instructor, switch on the power and saw above the water like James Bond.
Head of Partnerships at Evendo
About Simon, he has a background in the London events and hospitality market going back over 20 years. Simon has in an in-depth knowledge of the events market and currently heads up all supplier partnerships at Evendo.
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