10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN ATLANTA

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Sunshine, peaches and a bustling city life, there’s a reason that Atlanta is one of the most popular cities to visit in the USA. But did you know it’s also home to a ton of awesome team building experiences?

From indoor amusement parks to guided tours of the local food scene, there’s certainly no shortage of opportunities to bond with colleagues during a visit to this scenic southern metropolis.

If you’re planning a team building experience in Atlanta, keep reading for our selection of the best spots in town to build skills, have fun and make memories with coworkers.

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Enjoy the sun on a big wheel bike

  • Work on communication, teamwork and memory skills through a big wheel bike experience.
  • Soak up the sun as you cruise around playing team building games or take advantage of the option to host your experience indoors if the weather isn’t cooperating.
  • A facilitator will take you through a number of fun and accessible activities providing options for everyone in your group to contribute, compete and enjoy!
  • A recommended group of 12 or more participants is ideal for this activity however you can book with as little as 6 or as many as 160 participants.
  • This is a fairly affordable team building experience and is a good fit for a wide range of budgets.

Feed your appetite with a cooking class

  • Say goodbye to traditional team dining and hello to an immersive, hands-on and fun team building experience when you book a group cooking class for your next retreat.
  • An onsite chef will walk you through every step of the recipe from preparing ingredients to putting the final touches on your dish.
  • Work together with coworkers to cook your meal or get competitive with a “Chopped” style cooking contest!
  • Once your dish is ready, sit back and socialize with team members as you enjoy the rewards of all your hard work.
  • This can be a bit of a pricier team building experience but it’s worth it if you’re looking to put a fun twist on a group lunch or dinner experience.

Race the clock in an escape room

  • Escape rooms offer a fun-filled way to work with team members on problem-solving, collaboration and communication skills.
  • Staff will get you set up with everything you need upon your arrival, answer any questions you have and even walk you through the puzzle's solution if you run out of time.
  • This activity is flexible and can accommodate a range of team sizes. Simply book additional rooms depending on how many participants you have.
  • Many facilities change out their puzzles frequently making this a great option for both new and returning teams. 
  • Generally this is a fairly low cost team building experience and works well for teams operating on a tighter budget.

Explore the Atlanta culinary scene on a food tour

  • Atlanta is known for its great eats and what better way to explore everything the city has to offer than with a food tour through the local culinary scene.
  • You and your team will visit a number of different restaurants where you’ll receive large sample sizes of a wide range of great eats.
  • You’ll be paired with a knowledgeable local guide who can share insights on local history, culture and all the best hot spots to check out during your visit. 
  • These tours are typically very accommodating to food allergies and dietary restrictions providing vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and vegetarian options to suit your needs.
  • While this tends to be a pricier team building activity you’ll gain a wealth of knowledge about the city and it offers a fun alternative to a traditional team meal.

Atlanta hot glass

  • Get creative, learn a new skill and bond over a truly unique team building experience with a glass blowing workshop.
  • You’ll get to choose between making a paperweight or an ornament and work independently to complete your final piece.
  • Instructors will walk you through each step, ensuring you work safely while helping you through the trickier parts of the project.
  • You’ll be provided with all of the materials and equipment you need so all you have to do is show up excited and ready to learn.
  • While this is a pricier team building experience, the keepsake you’ll get to take home to remember your visit is truly one-of-a-kind.

Get competitive with a laser tag tournament

  • If you’re looking for a fun, competitive and adrenaline-filled team building activity, consider booking a laser tag experience for your upcoming team gathering.
  • You’ll be provided with all the equipment you need, just be sure to come wearing comfortable clothes and secure footwear.
  • Certain laser tag facilities in Atlanta even offer mobile options where they will bring everything directly to your venue.
  • This activity typically lasts between one and two hours so works well as an afternoon activity to end off a day of productivity. 
  • This is a relatively budget-friendly experience and works well to accommodate both large and small team sizes.

Unleash your creativity with a paint experience

  • Unwind, let loose and get creative with a team splatter paint activity!
  • You’ll be provided with a selection of paint and tools as well as a poncho, hairnet and cover for your shoes so you can splatter paint to your heart’s content.
  • Most facilities offer the option to bring your own refreshments so you can mingle and snack during and after painting.
  • Keep in mind that it can take up to a week for canvases to completely dry so be sure to inquire how you can receive your final piece if you’re visiting from out of town. 
  • Don’t forget to grab a team photo with your masterpieces when you’re done!

Sculpt a masterpiece at a pottery class

  • Create your very own masterpiece (and keepsake of your retreat) with a team pottery class.
  • Choose from a range of different projects and socialize with team members as you get creative and experiment with new techniques.
  • An instructor will be available onsite to take you through the project offering tips and advice that you can apply to your own sculpture as you work.
  • Many pottery studios also offer the option for you to bring your own refreshments so you can sip and snack while you create. 
  • Be aware that some pottery projects can take a few weeks to complete the firing process. Be sure to inquire how you can receive your finished piece if you’re visiting from out of town.

Unwind at an indoor amusement park

  • What better way to burn off all the extra energy from a busy team day than with a group trip to an indoor amusement park?
  • Atlanta is home to indoor amusement facilities with trampolines, rock climbing, ninja courses, foam pits and even dodgeball courts.
  • Note that closed-toe shoes are required to participate in some activities. Be sure to bring proper footwear and wear comfortable attire for physical activity if you’re booking this experience.
  • Typically there are private meeting spaces for you to reserve alongside your experience offering a great homebase to serve refreshments, mingle with team members and store belongings during your visit. 
  • On average this activity lasts a minimum of one hour but there is always the option of reserving additional time depending on how long you’d like your experience to last.

Test your aim with an axe throwing experience

  • Work on your aim while socializing with team members during a group axe throwing experience.
  • Upon your arrival an expert will demonstrate everything you need to know from safe throwing practices to techniques that will have you throwing like an ax-pert in no time!
  • Keep score to see who has the best aim or ask one of the onsite staff to set up a game for you and your coworkers to engage in a little friendly competition.
  • Most facilities in Atlanta offer the option for you to bring your own food or drink which provides a great social element for team members to bond between turns. 
  • You’ll be provided with all of the equipment you need onsite but be sure to wear closed-toe shoes for this experience.

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You can book these team building activities exclusively as a part of our retreat package.

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