Your people are the most important asset in your company, which is why investing in them is so essential. The best way to invest in your employees? Team-building. It encourages communication, increases collaboration, fosters community, promotes the development of key skills, builds trust, and so much more. When done correctly, team building can lead to higher employee engagement which ultimately benefits your company and your culture.
Oftentimes, the most effective team building happens outside of the office. So ditch the desks for the day and find a meaningful way for your team to connect. To spark some ideas for your next company event, we’ve put together a list of our 12 favorite team-building activities in Nashville. These fun group activities will get your team feeling engaged, refreshed, and inspired!
Spend an afternoon ax-throwing at AxeVentures
What better way to bring your team together than an afternoon of ax throwing? This is the perfect activity for teams who enjoy a little friendly competition, not to mention a good way to relieve some of that built-up work stress. At AxeVentures, you and your team can rent out the space for a group of up to 60 people. Not only will you have access to tips and tricks from private instructors, but they have also created exercises that specifically target team-building.
The Escape Game
Take a 60-minute break from work and solve some clues at The Escape Game Nashville. Your team has one hour to find forbidden treasure, solve an art heist break, undercover a laboratory’s dark secret, and more! Each escape room is thoughtfully designed around different themes and holds 8 to 12 players depending on the game. Guaranteed to challenge even the most Sherlock of minds, this immersive experience will require teams to work together as they decipher clues and complete their mission.
Enjoy the outdoors at Treetop Adventure Park
Is your team looking for an outdoor thrill? If you’re in search of some fun outdoor activities, Nashville’s Treetop Adventure Park is your answer. The course features 100 obstacles including suspended bridges, zip lines, cargo nets and giant swings, and more! A private guide and team-building facilitator will lead you and your team through low ropes and high ropes courses that are geared towards strengthening relationships, trust, communication, and creativity.
Record a song at Kidbilly Music
Home of the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and singer/songwriter legends, music is the heart and soul of Nashville. After all, they do call it Music City. So why not try your luck at songwriting? At Kidbilly Music, with the help of award-winning songwriters, you and your team will create and record an original song. You don’t have to be the next Dolly Parton to enjoy this team-building activity – it’s engaging and inclusive and there’s no pressure to sing or perform. This interactive experience is sure to motivate and inspire your team.
Learn how to bartend at The Chef & I Mixology Class
Forget the normal happy hour. At The Chef & I, you can be your own bartender. Their mixology class is a fun and social way for teams to interact with one another while learning techniques to create the perfect craft cocktail. In addition, The Chef & I also offers a variety of other unique classes centered around cooking including a Mystery Box Challenge where teams compete to cook a winning dish with a box of mystery ingredients. The tasty fun doesn’t end there, all team building challenges include a special lunch or dinner after your team building event.
Learn to paint at Dabble Events Painting Class
Work together and explore your creative side at Dabble Events. They offer a variety of group events including painting classes, cooking classes, and tours. Book your event at their downtown location or have them come to you at your office! Supplies, ingredients, and instructors are included for each class. Sparks in creativity outside the office will encourage employees to tap into their creativity upon returning to the office.
Complete a scavenger hunt at Let’s Roam
You and your team will never forget a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt. This is a fun way to get out of the office and explore the city. You will have a blast and strengthen relationships as you search for some of Nashville’s best-kept secrets. There are a number of scavenger hunts designed around different themes including Honky Tonks, historic landmarks, iconic art murals, and more. The team that solves the most riddles, answers the most trivia questions, and completes the most photo challenges will be declared the Let’s Roam champions!
Do a bike tour around Nashville with Nashville Pedal Tavern
Voted the #1 activity in Nashville, the Nashville Pedal Tavern provides a unique way for companies to experience the city and boost morale. Each bike can accommodate up to 15 people, and they can handle groups of up to 150. Enjoy your drink of choice as you and your team work together to pedal around Broadway or Midtown. Company-wide fun is guaranteed!
Play some games at Sandbar Nashville
When the warm weather hits, head over to Sandbar Nashville for some fun in the sand. Their ultimate Field Day is a throwback to grade school but modified for adults. The activities are led by a facilitator and include a sandcastle competition, foot races, blindfold challenges, and more. Organized games aren’t your thing? They also have a volleyball court that is available for you to rent out for the afternoon. You and your team will leave with smiles and a renewed sense of camaraderie.
Have a virtual reality party at The Rabbit Hole VR
Work together as a team or compete on opposing sides at the Rabbit Hole VR arcade. With over 30 VR arcade games, VR escape games, and the free roam VR arena there is something for everyone to try. Is the virtual world not your thing? No problem. Take advantage of the free retro arcade games or keep an eye on the large projectors to see what each VR player is seeing. Watching your teammates play can be just as fun!
Have a team-building session at Top Golf Nashville
Top Golf offers a variety of team-building sessions with a focus on culture, change, team strengthening, collaboration, and strategy. You are able to tailor the event to fit the goal of your team-building efforts and target the areas you would like to improve. The 3-hour event includes an icebreaker, games designed around team-building lessons, discussion guides, and regular playtime. Not only will it be a fun afternoon for the company, but you and your team will also walk away with an increased sense of collaboration and communication.
Do some go-karting at Music City Indoor Karting
On your mark, get set, go! Race your coworkers around the go-kart track. Only the best times will qualify to compete in the main event for the fastest lap. Music City Indoor Karting offers a high-energy adrenaline-filled experience for your next team outing. Their onsite conference rooms are available for use before or after your races and are included in their corporate event packages.
These team-building activities in Nashville will ensure that your team comes out stronger and closer than before.