Team Building Exercises at Garlands…

Corporate Team Building Exercises perfectly situated only 30 minutes from Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester & Nottingham

After years of facilitating team building days, we know that every team dynamic is totally different. That’s why we’ve got a huge and ever-growing menu of exercises to dip into.

What do you want to focus on? Communication skills, trust, delegation, leadership… Every exercise has been designed for a specific purpose and has produced outstanding results with the most diverse range of teams you can imagine.

Our event managers and instructors are always dreaming up new and innovative ideas for team building exercises. However, if you’ve visited us before and would like us to work our magic with a tried and trusted activity at your next event, just ask.

What will you get out of your Team Building day?

  • A chance to develop trust and a platform for constructive criticism
  • It will help to reduce stress and team conflicts
  • It will sharpen your team’s problem solving skills
  • It will improve communication, managerial and leadership skills
  • You will be able to better identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Everyone will have fun at the same time!

Our team building exercises

Bridge Building                                                                                                                                                                                           (Click here)
Each team will be given the equipment to construct a bridge that connects the banks of the River Sence. In order to succeed, the team must plan effectively and continuously communicate with each other throughout. The bridge must be able to take the weight of the entire group, whilst meeting a certain level of health and safety, which will be judged by our instructors.
Bridge Building Team building exercises at Garlands

Raft Racing                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Click here)
The group will be split up into two teams and given an assortment of equipment to build a raft. Before constructing the raft, both teams will be allocated a certain amount of planning time before the overall winners are determined in a race.
Raft racing corporate team building at Garlands
Spider’s Web                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Click here)
The group must work as a team to feed each member through a hole in the spider’s web; however, each passage may only be used once. This exercise is designed to test both teamwork and individual skill.
Spider's Web team building exercise at Garlands
Nightline                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (Click here)
Every member of the group will be blindfolded and use a rope as guidance through an orienteering task, whereby the team must discover and identify objects. At regular intervals the rope will divide, so the group must make a calculated decision on which path to take.
Nightline blindfolded teram building exercise
Electric Fence                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Click here)
The aim is to get every team member across the electric fence without being electrocuted, using only the equipment provided. This problem solving activity requires deeper thinking; the solution may not be as simple as first thought.
Electric fence team building exercise
Rail Tracks                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Click here)
An excellent activity for both teamwork and problem solving, the group must navigate their way around a quarantined area without touching the ground. With only the basic equipment provided, the team will have to rely on each other for support.
Team building rail tracks exercise
Stepping Stones                                                                                                                                                                                        (Click here)
The group have to cross a restricted area using two planks; there are no limitations as to how they are used, so strategic planning is the key to this problem-solving task.
Stepping stone team building exercise at Garlands
Rollerball                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (Click here)
This activity requires the whole team to build a contraption capable of transporting a ball from one end to the other. The team will be split into 3 groups and work in adjoining areas, so co-operation, coordination and communication are all essential. Everyone must contribute to the overall objective, whilst ensuring that their own sub-team functions properly.
Rollerball team building exercise

Stretcher Carry                                                                                                                                                                                            (Click here)
The stretcher carries a container full of water that needs to be transported around the course. Members of the team touching the stretcher will be blindfolded and must rely on those who are sighted to guide them, meaning that effective communication is imperative. Success is measured by the amount of water left in the container at the end of the exercise.
Stretcher carry Team building exercise at Garlands
Tyrolean Traverse                                                                                                                                                                               (Click here)
The objective of this task is for each team member to cross from one side of a pit to the other and back again, using the assistance of high hanging wires. To make this activity even more challenging, the team will have to put up some of the wires themselves before crossing.
Tyrolean traverse corporate team building exercise
‘A’ Frame Walk                                                                                                                                                                                              (Click here)
The team must use pioneering poles to build an ‘A’ shaped frame. One of the more courageous members of the group must volunteer to stand in the ‘A’ frame while the rest of the group form a walking pattern to carry the ‘A’ frame to the designated target. This task focuses on trust, physical abilities and co-ordination.
A-frame walk team building exercise at Garlands

Trebuchet                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Click here)
This task will allow the group to show their creative side when constructing a catapult-like mechanism to launch an item into the air. The better the structure, the further it will go.

Photo Orienteering – A Murder Mystery                                                   (Click here)
This activity is an orienteering task that can be tackled in both small and large groups. The clues to a recent murder lie scattered around the Garlands Leisure site. Using the photographs provided, the teams must plan a strategy for finding them and then navigate the site to do so, before returning to their base to put all the clues together and solve the mystery. You will be working against the clock to find the murderer.
Murder mystery photo orienteering team building exercise

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“From all of us at Howdens thanks for an excellent day. It was the best team away day we have ever had. Great fun, good staff – friendly and professional. Thanks again!!”

Laura Nott – Howdens Joinery (MFI Furniture Group)
Garlands Leisure Ltd.
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