10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN GLASGOW

A contemporary metropolis upon the banks of the River Clyde.

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Glasgow is located in a western-central region of Scotland known as Lanarkshire. The city was built around the River Clyde, a saltwater inlet from the Atlantic Ocean that flows south into the Firth Of Clyde.

Since the arrival of St. Kentigern in 550CE Glasgow has evolved from an ancient religious community into a thriving contemporary metropolis that contributes to industries ranging from film and television to financial and business services.

With such corporate diversity and aesthetic beauty, Glasgow is a great place to host your next team-building retreat. Consider taking your employees on a guided tour through the city or perhaps a high-speed powerboat through upon the River Clyde. There’s also a great range of indoor activities such as paint-your-own pottery, rage rooms, axe throwing and more.

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Explore the city streets with a guided walking tour

  • Choose from a range of tours including City Centre and Street Art, Dark History, West End, Film Tours and more. 
  • See Glasgow through the eyes of the locals with an experienced tour guide.
  • Take a standard history tour or embark on a unique experience through the city.
  • The friendly guides maintain engagement with an upbeat persona and interesting facts.
  • The perfect team-bonding activity for all ages and fitness levels.

Learn to navigate whitewater rapids in a canoe or kayak

  • Experience a range of unique watersports including whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing.
  • Take on challenging whitewater rapids in specialist kayaks.
  • Learn to control your craft with tuition from experienced watersport instructors.
  • The ultimate team-bonding experience for outdoor adventure lovers.
  • All equipment provided including helmets and buoyancy aids.

Challenge your employees with an immersive escape room experience

  • Inspire, reward and challenge your employees with an immersive escape room experience.
  • Conveniently located in the beautiful Merchant Square.
  • Choose from several themed rooms intentionally designed for an immersive experience.
  • Access state-of-the-art technology that keeps you updated on how much time you have remaining.
  • All rooms can host groups of up to six players.
  • Each room comes with a unique offering of innovative and thought-provoking challenges.

Take a food tour and visit Glasgow’s hidden culinary gems

  • Enjoy a walking food adventure through the streets of Glasgow.
  • Discover off-the-beaten-path venues as you explore the city one bite at a time.
  • The perfect activity for self-proclaimed foodies and those who wish to learn more about Glaswegian cuisine.
  • The 4-hour tour takes you on an enchanting 2.4-kilometre journey through the city.
  • Tours are currently available in English only.
  • Passionate tour guides ensure an entertaining and engaging experience.

Race along the River Clyde on a high-speed powerboat

  • Race along the stunning River Clyde on high-speed powerboats.
  • Boats have a capacity of 6 to 8 passengers.
  • Life jackets are provided to all participants.
  • The friendly staff ensure everybody is safe and relishes the experience.
  • An experienced helmsman pilots the boat through Glasgow’s waterways.

Paint your own cups, bowls and plates at the pottery studio

  • Choose from a range of handmade pottery pieces and decorate them with your own design.
  • The encouraging on-site staff guide you every step of the way. 
  • All tools are provided including brushes, paints, aprons and more.
  • Feel free to bring your own food and drinks.
  • With two large studios, the venue can accommodate up to 70 people.
  • All products are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Challenge your colleagues to a game of airsoft or paintball

  • Out your military potential to the test as you take on your teammates in airsoft or paintball.
  • All games include the necessary equipment to play, including masks, guns and overalls.
  • Additional BBs and paintballs can be purchased on-site as required.
  • Players receive a full safety briefing before the game from the game facilitators.
  • Referees will be present to ensure the game rules are adhered to.
  • Purchase food and drinks from the onsite shop. 

Take on your colleagues at the indoor go-karting track

  • Experience high-speed karting with 200cc karts that reach up to 40mph.
  • Conveniently located only minutes from Glasgow's West End and City Centre.
  • Race your colleagues through 400m of winding multi-level track.
  • All equipment is provided including helmets and overalls.
  • A race director coordinates the races and hosts a prize presentation.

Improve your aim with an axe-throwing experience

  • Learn the popular ancient Canadian past-time of axe throwing.
  • Conveniently located in the centre of Glasgow next to the train station.
  • Receive tuition and a safety briefing from experienced instructors.
  • Once you’ve nailed the standard technique, try your hand at trick shots.
  • The kind and attentive staff provide a memorable experience.

De-stress and unleash destruction at the rage room

  • Allow your employees to de-stress as they destroy items to their heart’s content.
  • Up to six players are allowed to participate per session.
  • Bookings include 30 minutes of destruction with carious items provided.
  • Additional special items are available for purchase in-house.
  • The attentive staff ensure everybody has a great experience.
  • Listen to the music of your choice as you unleash destruction.

Organize your next company retreat with Surf Office

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

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