Fancy getting your employees to spend more time together so you can start building your own business community? Team building experiences are here to help you do just that!
There’s no better way to build trust between teammates and strengthen staff bonds than with out-of-work activities everyone can enjoy. Getting everyone together in an environment that isn’t work orientated is the perfect way to boost morale and contribute to overall employee satisfaction.
Aside from being home to our impressive FigFlex Watford centre, Watford town is a great location to host your team building exercises and events. So, whether you live and work in the town located next to the capital, or just thinking of basing your next work outing there, we’ve listed some of the most popular, fun-filled experiences in Watford.
What a wand-erful day!
Go get your geek on at the infamous and spectacular Warner Bros Studio Tour A.K.A Harry Potter World! The huge tourist attraction shows off the famous sets such as the Great Hall, Dumbledores Office and Diagon Alley. Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or not, you would have to be a real he-who-must-not-be-named to not get swept up in the magic.
It’s a great day out and an absolute must-do while visiting Watford. Connect with your fellow wizards, convert the muggles and conjure up new work relationships in the name of the late, great Dumbledore!
It makes us super excited even talking about this – please take us with you!
“Stand up if you love Watford!”
Head down to Vicarage Road, the home of the Hornets, to watch Watford FC take on opponents in the beautiful game. Matchday hospitality packages make it a day out to remember and a perfect way to team build. It’s a match made in heaven for footie fans!
Or if you prefer to be in the thick of the atmosphere, hearing the famous chants, then the stands are where you need to be. Wave that Watford flag high and keep an eye out for Watford superstar Sir Elton John, who’s known to make an appearance now and then.
P.S. The hotdogs there are the BEST you’ve ever tasted.
Escaping the office? You may as well escape a room, too!
Yes, we mean the popular escape room games at Escape Hunt, Watford. I know what you’re thinking. The thought of being locked in a room with Karen from accounts is far from what you want your Saturday afternoon to look like, (don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone), BUT, this type of forced torture of engaging in more than small talk in communal areas could actually be quite beneficial. A newfound friendship could blossom, and you may just find a new work bestie to brighten up your workday!
Or you could never want to see them again…
Either way, it’s kind of worth the risk if you ask us!
“I like big putts and I cannot lie”
Drop down and get your eagle on at Top Golf, Watford. Though its’s not your average golf course might we add. Created for groups to enjoy the wonderful world of golfing without the need to wear the sweater vest/ polo shirt combo, the entertainment venue holds a two-level high-tech golf range with 49 bays. They even have motion detectors which will tell you exactly how fast and far you’ve hit your ball.
You can easily make a day of it here with a fully functioning bar and restaurant accompanied by giant screens showing live sports of the day. If you want to get competitive with your colleagues and show your boss who the top dog is at golf, then here’s your chance. Grab it by the putt and iron!
You had me at Merlot
Perhaps one of the most favoured forms of team building, a good old-fashioned fiesta! In Watford, you’ve got a great mix of bars and pubs at the top end of Watford High Street and the Parade. Located next to each other, all you’ll have to do is choose where you’re going to start, and let fate decide where you end up!
Of course, we highly recommend getting some good, hearty food down you first before you plunge into the wild world of bars and pubs. Home to a plentiful mix of both local and cultural cuisines, Watford’s restaurant menu is guaranteed to tickle your taste buds.
There’s no better way to break the ice than with food and wine. A relaxing atmosphere can encourage people to let their guards down and begin to form those important bonds. Top that off with a bit of rum and you may find you have way more in common with your teammates with your beer goggles on!
It’s also a great way to find out who the worst dancer in the company is! Although, not so lucky if that person is you.
Something worth mentioning…
If you know who Will, Simon, Jay and Neil are then you’re in for a treat. They are, of course, the not-geeky-enough-to-be-nerds-but-not-cool-enough-to-be-popular British legends who make up the hit show, The Inbetweeners. You can take a tour through Watford, London and surrounding areas to see the making of the cheeky, teenage comedy series and where the boys spent their days playing out their iconic characters.
Apparently, you can learn the real meanings of the vocabulary they use throughout the show too, although we’re not too sure we need that type of exposure in our lives!