As you will probably already have discovered, there are literally hundreds of different team building activities to choose from, but not all of them are suitable for every type of team. This is particularly true when it comes to selecting team building activities for large groups and so we thought we would share our top picks for you to consider when looking for the best team building activities for big teams!
When planning team building activities for large groups, the key to a fun, enjoyable, and ultimately successful event is to ensure that ALL of the participants are engaged and active throughout your chosen activity. There is nothing worse than having half of your group standing around with nothing to do. All of these team building activities are perfect for large groups of up to 600 participants and will make sure nobody is standing around, twiddling their thumbs.
Our Top 6 Team building activities for large groups
Outdoors – Crystal Challenge
Based on the popular ‘90’s game show, this flagship ‘Crystal Maze’ style event is our top pick when it comes to outdoor team building activities for large groups. Hosted by our very own Richard O’ Brien, in teams you will compete against each other in an exhilarating mix of activities, dashing between the Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic zones. Teams will face an exciting range of mental, skill, physical and mystery challenges that if successful, will yield a crystal and precious seconds of time inside the crystal dome.
Duration: 3 hours
Perfect team building activity for large groups because: It keeps everyone active and engaged for the entire duration of the activity and provide a great variety of challenges and tasks for the teams to tackle!
Indoors – Rollercoaster
If space is at a premium then Rollercoaster is a brilliant team building activity for a large group and can also be very cost effective. In a nutshell, teams have to work together to create a giant rollercoaster that will transport a ball from the designated start point, all the way to the end whilst negotiating a variety of twists, turns, and event loops!
Duration: 2 hours
Perfect team building activity for large groups because: It’s easily understood and delivered, cost-effective, and provides a superb finale at the end.
High Energy – Beat The Clock
Team building activities for large groups don’t come any more ‘high energy’ than Beat the Clock! This super competitive activity is fast, fun, and frantic from the very start. With over 100 different challenges to choose from ‘Beat the clock’ is a great choice for large groups as there is guaranteed to be something that appeals to everyone.
Duration: 2 hours
Perfect team building activity for large groups because: It provides a massive choice of different challenges and tasks meaning there will be something everyone will love.
Creative – Team Work of Art
If you are looking for creative team building activities for large groups, then ‘Team Work fo Art’ would be ideal! This is a classic team building activity that challenges teams to recreate a famous masterpiece from scratch – the catch being that the masterpiece has been split into different sections (each completed by a smaller sub-team). At the end of the event, all of the sections are brought together to reveal the recreated work of art! You also get to keep the finished ‘masterpiece’ to display back at the office as a reminder of your event!
Duration: 2-3 hours
Perfect team building activity for large groups because: It requires plenty of collaboration and provides a spectacular end result which is perfect for displaying back at the office.
Technological – GPS Treasure Hunts
If you are looking for team building activities for large groups that have a ‘technological’ element, a GPS Treasure Hunt is the answer. These GPS Treasure Hunt use the latest GPS technology and a cutting-edge app to provide teams with a fun and interactive event! Each team is armed with a ‘tablet’ pre-loaded with a series of questions, tasks, and challenges which need to be completed in order to earn as many points as possible. The team with the most points at the end of the hunt will be declared the winner.
Duration: 3 1/2 hours
Perfect team building activity for large groups because: The activity is quick and easy to set up and can be run anywhere in the UK.
Dance – Thriller
Thriller is another great team building activity if you have a large group and requires very little time to set up or clear away. During this activity, professional dance coaches will take you through Michael Jacksons famous ‘Thriller’ dance routine from start to finish. So that everyone looks the part, there will also be makeup stations and a wardrobe section which participants can use to make themselves look suitably scary!
Duration: 2-3 hours
Perfect team building activity for large groups because: Large groups are able to recreate the magic of the original ‘Thriller’ music video in all its glory!