10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN BRISTOL

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Bristol is a vibrant, diverse and innovative located in the southwest of England. Almost 460,000 people inhabit the city, with a rich tapestry of cultures, religions and languages. This diversity is reflected in the city’s socio-cultural landscape and history.

A visit to Bristol results in a captivating journey through the city’s prosperous maritime history, intricate canal network and thriving bar and restaurant scene. If you’re planning a team-building retreat, a trip to Bristol should be at the top of your agenda.

The numerous parks and gardens, waterways and cultural institutions present many opportunities to bond with your team, think stand-up paddleboarding, walking tours, wine tasting, axe throwing and much more. Keep reading to find more ideas for your team-building retreat in Bristol.

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Discover Bristol’s diverse heritage on a guided walking tour

  • Learn dramatic stories of iconic local figures from Blackbeard to Banksy.
  • The perfect way to discover the wonderful city of Bristol while bonding with your team.
  • A tour that introduces you to all aspects of the city, leaving no stone unturned.
  • Follow your local guide as they lead you through the city and divulge their wealth of knowledge.
  • The gentle tour lasts approximately two hours.
  • Participants are advised to bring plenty of water, comfortable walking shoes and a camera to capture the numerous photo opportunities.

Race against your colleagues in a KataKanu competition

  • A KataKanu is a word used to describe two canoes strapped together to resemble a traditional catamaran yacht.
  • The KataKanus can take up to six adults while remaining very stable.
  • In this adrenaline-pumping experience, you’ll paddle in unison to beat the other team to the finish line.
  • The perfect team-building activity for inspiring communication and teamwork.
  • The venue is complete with on-site showers and toilet facilities.
  • The event is very well organised by passionate and knowledgeable staff.

Work as a team to escape the room

  • Experience Bristol’s largest escape room in the centre of Millennium Square.
  • The ultimate way to strengthen interpersonal relationships and develop key skills.
  • Teams have just 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles and escape the room.
  • Large groups of up to 52 players can play simultaneously across nine identical rooms.
  • All rooms are monitored both audibly and visually from the central control room by a gamemaster.
  • Other rooms are available for smaller teams such as the Jungle and Infinity rooms.

Refine your cooking skills with professional chefs

  • Choose from a huge range of fun cookery workshops.
  • Learn to work with unique ingredients to create a delicious home-cooked meal. 
  • Participants are provided with all the necessary materials and equipment including ingredients, tuition, utensils and take-away containers.
  • The tutors share with you their extensive knowledge of various cuisines.
  • Learn useful practical skills that will benefit you in your daily life.
  • The instructors are professional, welcoming and knowledgeable.

Learn stand-up paddleboarding with certified instructors

  • Experienced instructors teach a comprehensive course in stand-up paddleboarding.
  • Each session is tailor-made to match your level and help you reach your objectives.
  • Network and socialise with your team in a unique environment.
  • Participants have access to warm showers and changing rooms.
  • All essential stand-up paddleboarding equipment is provided including new wetsuits and windproof jackets.
  • Buoyancy aids are available for under 18s and unconfident swimmers.

Discover the thrill of motorsport at the go-kart track

  • Enter the cockpit of a brand-new petrol-powered kart as you prepare to race through an exciting multi-level circuit.
  • The freshly refurbished venue has all the ingredients for a fantastic day of karting.
  • The 800m multi-level track is full of high-speed straights and technical corners.
  • There is a fully-licensed on-site bar serving food and drink.
  • The adult's karts typically reach approximately 40 mph.
  • All equipment is provided except a balaclava, if you don't have one, you will be required to buy one.

Taste delicious artisan wines from sustainable farms

  • Taste a variety of organic wines produced by humble farmers, rather than big-business winemakers.
  • The majority of wines are produced sustainably, swapping chemicals for natural solutions.
  • Relax at the beautiful tine bar and garden space as you sample wines and cheeses.
  • Learn to identify the subtle flavours and smells that make these wines so special.
  • The staff are pleasant and extremely knowledgeable.

Disconnect from the office with a relaxing yoga class

  • The beautiful yoga studio provided the perfect location to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life.
  • Choose from a wide selection of specialist yoga classes including Vinyasa, Restorative Flow, Deep Stretch, Hatha and much more.
  • Each instructor brings a unique energy and understanding to the class.
  • The studio is light, spacious and blessed with a calming energy.
  • Facilities on-site include a reception area, toilets, changing rooms and a kitchenette.
  • Your belongings will be kept safe during your class in the communal storage.

Aim for bullseye at the axe-throwing centre

  • Assemble your team, hang out, and beat your colleagues in a game of axe throwing!
  • Enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks at the fully-licensed bar located on-site.
  • Experienced instructors provide your group with a short briefing and get you in the axe-throwing mood.
  • The 70-minute session is designed exclusively for first-time axe throwers.
  • The venue is easily accessible with on-site toilets.

Challenge your mental and physical prowess at the bouldering centre

  • The climbing induction session introduces first-time climbers to the sport of bouldering.
  • The professional instructors teach you the fundamentals of climbing in a fun, safe and responsible way.
  • By the end of your session, you’ll have acquired a firm understanding of the essential techniques required to traverse difficult climbing routes.
  • A variety of routes are available, designed to challenge all levels.
  • The facility is complete with a well-designed gym, toilets and warm-up area.
  • A charming cafe and well-stocked equipment shop are located on-site.

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