Planning and organising a work party can be a bit stressful when you’re struggling to come up with ideas to make the event more entertaining and enjoyable. Luckily, if you’re going to be holding the party in London then you already have the city on your side because there’s plenty for you and your team to see and do in the Big Smoke. With that said, here are several ideas to help you make the most out of an upcoming work party.
London Party Bus
London is too great of a city to spend your work party cooped up in the same office space you’re used to seeing every day. Instead, why not use a London party bus tour to liven up the celebration as you travel through historic areas and stop off at major landmarks for perfect photo opportunities? These buses typically have a seating capacity sufficient for up to 60 guests, as well as on board entertainment and dining accommodations. Companies like Team Tactics provide all-inclusive party bus packages, so this may be something you want to consider when you plan your next work party this summer.
Corporate treasure hunts can be a fun way to get the team out in the summer weather in an interesting and festive manner. These hunts can be organised independently, or you can use one of the available corporate treasure hunt packages available. Such events are typically recommended for groups of 10 or more participants and will take a couple of hours to complete. You can also incorporate team challenges, clues, interactive maps, scoreboards, and even GPS apps.
Game of Zones
London’s Game of Zones is quickly becoming one of the most popular corporate summer events because of its intriguing plot line and components. The game involves using the Game of Zones app to explore 4 designated zones within London – Medieval Zone, Ocean Zone, Industrial Zone, and Futuristic Zone. Along the way, teams will have to collaborate in order to complete challenges and race against the clock to finish in time. This is definitely an exhilarating way to spend a day out of the office when the weather is nice. It’s essentially like a city tour turned into an interactive game.
Raft Build and Race
If you have a group of more than 10 people, you may want to have a raft building and racing competition. This event involves separating into teams and then building rafts using the given components, which typically consist of barrels, rope, and wood. It’s a fun exercise in creativity and teamwork. Of course, somebody is bound to mess up along the way, so it tends to be a humorous process. Plus, if the race winds up being competitive, it can be a real thriller coming down the home stretch. The sunny lake environment is another nice perk that makes this an increasingly popular summer event for work parties.
Using Team Building Games and Activities to Make a Party More Productive
Parties are supposed to be about enjoyment and fun, but they can also provide an opportunity for your staff to get to know each other better and engage in team challenges. Such activities can build collaborative capabilities and boost in-office productivity by exercising problem solving, innovation, communication, and teamwork skills. Opting for a professionally planned and organised event will reduce hassle on your part and allow for a more inclusive and fulfilling experience. After all, if you’re going to be spending a day away from work, you might as well be getting some sort of business benefits in the process.