10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN EDINBURGH

Discover the ancient medieval architecture of this enchanting Scottish city.

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Edinburgh is an iconic city, the majority of which lies within the county of Midlothian, while the area around Queensferry spills into the county of West Lothian. The city is composed of tall buildings and peaks of dark stone that deliver a sombre yet enchanting quality.

At its centre lies Edinburgh castle, an imposing structure that looms over the surrounding streets, crescents and terraces. This mediaeval architecture is the source of much tourism, one of the city’s primary industries among finance, law, education and cultural affairs.

Surprisingly, Edinburgh has a fair climate, with its proximity to the sea alleviating the city of extreme temperatures. This is fortunate, for Edinburgh is home to numerous must-see outdoor attractions for your team-building event such as treetop adventures, ghost tours and kayaking. Should the rain close in, you and your team can seek shelter at the indoor go-kart centre, chocolate factory or paintball centre.

HANDPICKED TEAM ACTIVITIES IN EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM

We work with our network of partners to provide you the best local and authentic experience around. You can book these activities exclusively as part of the company retreat package.

Hear captivating stories on a guided history or ghost tour

  • Hear stories about the city’s rioters, rebels, torturers and murderers from talented storytellers.
  • Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 18 people for an optimum experience.
  • Tours are run in all weather so don’t forget to dress appropriately.
  • Learn interesting facts and hear interesting stories about this iconic Scottish city.
  • An interesting and entertaining experience that’s perfect for team bonding.

Discover Edinburgh from the water with guided kayaking tours

  • The experienced instructors guide you through the experience and provide excellent tips along the way.
  • Choose from a great range of high-spec kayaks.
  • Access to a great range of stunning locations including the Union Canal and the Forth Bridge area.
  • Kayaking location is weather dependent and safety is always the number one priority.
  • Give your employees the chance to learn new skills while getting to know one another.

Experience a series of challenging puzzles at the escape room

  • Inspire your employees with a series of exhilarating challenges and puzzles.
  • The ultimate way to boost teamwork, communication and creative-thinking skills.
  • With just 60 minutes on the clock, players must remain calm and focused to succeed.
  • Each room can facilitate between 2 and 6 players at a time.
  • The experienced gamemasters provide an engaging experience.
  • Take on a variety of rooms with different challenges and difficulty ratings.

Sample delicious local treats on a walking food tour

  • A relaxing walking food tour that showcases the best of Scottish cuisine.
  • Stop at five unique eateries and one drinks shop during this entertaining 5-hour tour.
  • Explore the famous city sights while treating your taste buds.
  • The knowledgeable local guides provided interesting facts about the history of the ingredients and origins of recipes.
  • Venture off the beaten track to discover the hidden corners of Edinburgh.

Explore the forest canopy at the outdoor adventure park

  • A well-designed and intensive course boasting eight zip wires across the River Esk.
  • Ascend dizzying ladders and traverse sky-high platforms as you move through the course.
  • Take on a variety of courses with varying levels of difficulty from beginner to advanced.
  • Distract yourself from the dizzying heights with the stunning views over the Dalkeith Country Park.
  • Receive an extensive safety briefing from the centre experienced climbing staff.

Race for first place at the go-kart track

  • A purposefully designed indoor go-kart course for all experience levels.
  • The kind and friendly staff provide a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Go head to head with your colleagues and bosses as you race through high-speed straights and winding chicanes.
  • Push the limits of these high-spec, top-of-the-range karts.
  • All equipment is provided including overalls and helmets.

Explore the Union Canal like never before

  • An amazing waterbike design that allows you to ride a bicycle comfortably above the water.
  • A 60-minute water-biking session like no other.
  • Explore the canal at Scotlands only Akwakating location.
  • Receive tuition from highly-experienced watersports instructors.
  • A unique experience that your team will never forget.

Discover the art of chocolate-making with master chocolatiers

  • Discover the art of chocolate making at Edinburgh’s number-one chocolate factory.
  • A unique and social team-building event that everyone will enjoy (who doesn’t like chocolate?)
  • The chocolate factory offers a tailor-made experience to fit your needs.
  • Take on a series of challenges including blind tasting, scavenger hunts and chocolate making.
  • Learn various chocolate-making techniques from master chocolatiers.

Get the blood pumping with an adrenaline-fuelled paintball experience 

  • Test your paintballing talent as you go head to head in a series of dramatic game modes.
  • A fun way to build relationships and improve communication skills.
  • All necessary equipment is provided including goggles, masks, guns, and overalls.
  • The friendly and entertaining staff provide a safe yet enjoyable experience.
  • A fun and interactive team-building event for all fitness levels.

Push your limits at Edinbughs number-one climbing gym

  • The number-one location in Edinburgh to improve your climbing skills.
  • A fun and challenging activity that can be enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels.
  • Scale world-class climbing routes with varying levels of difficulty.
  • Attempt different disciplines including rope climbing and bouldering.
  • Receive guidance from experienced climbing instructors.
  • The friendly staff will motivate you and encourage you to push your limits.

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