Team Building Exercises at Garlands

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

Garlands Corporate

Garlands is the place for corporate events. We’re here to inspire, transform and get the best out of teams and make people feel valued – And then some!

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Team Building, Events, and then some…

With many years of experience of facilitating team building programmes, we know that every team’s dynamic is totally different.

We have a huge and ever-growing menu of exercises to dip into and include within your programme – examples of which can be viewed below. We can also design new challenges to meet your specific objectives for the day in order for you to get the very best return on your investment.

Whether you want to focus on communication skills, trust within the team, delegation and accountability, leadership or project management, every exercise has been designed for a specific purpose and has produced outstanding results with the most diverse range of teams you can imagine.

What will you get out of your Team Building day?

  • A chance to develop trust within the team and a platform for constructive feedback
  • Improve team performance and efficiency
  • Enhance your team’s problem solving skills
  • Improve communication throughout the team
  • Develop your management and leadership skills
  • A better understanding of strengths and weaknesses
  • Everyone will be having fun at the same time!

Visit the Garlands Corporate website for more corporate event ideas and inspiration – or call our Events Team on 01827 722 201.

A small selection of our team building exercises:

» Raft Racing
The group will be split up into two or three teams and given an assortment of equipment to build a raft in an allotted time. Before constructing the raft, both teams will be allocated a certain amount of planning time before the overall winners are determined in a time trial race on the River Sence.
Raft racing corporate team building at Garlands
» Ice Breakers
A simple but very effective combination of a variety of team based challenges designed to make you think outside of the box. A fun and enjoyable way to get to know your group as an indoor conference break or as an energising start to a team building day.
» Nightline
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 strategically placed 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
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
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.
» Stepping Stones
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
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
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
» ‘A’ Frame Walk
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
» Photo Orienteering – A Murder Mystery
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
» Sphere Severe 
Simply transport a ball from A to B. Sounds easy doesn’t it? However, the ball must continuously move forward through the guttering provided. It may not roll backwards or stop. Plus, Whilst in control of the ball, you may not move your feet. A challenging and energetic team task where communication and leadership is paramount.
Severe Sphere
» Rocket Launch
A creative task which involves the team creating a rocket that can launch an egg as high as possible without breaking the egg on decent back to earth. Extra equipment can be purchased using the points gained from previous activities. Marks will be awarded for innovation, comedy value, height achieved in flight and, of course, for a solid egg.
Rocket Launch
“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)