10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN MANCHESTER

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Manchester is a large metropolitan borough in the county of Greater Manchester. The majority of the city, including the centre, is situated in the historic county of Lancashire, although a portion of the city’s southern region has gradually encroached into the county of Cheshire.

The city was once one of England’s most thriving and technologically-advanced cities. During the industrial revolution, Manchester experienced substantial and rapid growth courtesy of its booming textile industry. However, towards the end of the 19th century, the pace of growth slowed as the city fell behind other global technological powers.

Despite this, Manchester remains a European icon, drawing numerous football-fanatic tourists every year. The weather is, to put it kindly, cool and moist, so you’ll find numerous indoor experiences to keep you entertained and sheltered from the rain. The city has enormous potential for an unforgettable team-building event, with countless activities such as combat archery, escape rooms, paintball, go-karting, brewery tours and much more.

HANDPICKED TEAM ACTIVITIES IN MANCHESTER, 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.

Explore Manchester’s famous landmarks on foot

  • An entertaining and informative introduction to Manchester’s culture and history.
  • Tours are always being updated and improved to provide the best experience.
  • While much of the tour remains a surprise, you can expect to witness iconic landmarks including the Royal Exchange, the Vimto Town Hall and the Free Trade Hall.
  • Entertaining and knowledgeable local experts guide you through this buzzing city.
  • Expect 3 hours of entertaining exploration separated by a relaxing 20-minute break.

Solve puzzles and escape the room in 60 minutes

  • Push your creative thinking and problem-solving skills in a challenging series of riddles and puzzles.
  • Teams can consist of between 2-5 players per game.
  • Choose from a range of themed rooms including The Cube, The Crystal Maze, Saw, Prison Break and more.
  • The experienced game masters guide your group through the process, providing hints if needed.
  • The rooms have been carefully designed to deliver an immersive experience.

Sample experimental flavours at Manchester’s craft breweries

  • Embark on an unforgettable journey through the city as you meet local experts and sample delicious craft brews.
  • Further your knowledge of artisan brewing methods at various local breweries.
  • An entertaining and informative way of exploring the city.
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions, come rain or shine.
  • Taste up to 10 delicious craft beers while discovering the iconic sights of Manchester.
  • Learn about craft brewing and the history of the city from knowledgeable guides.

Learn hands-on cooking techniques at the cookery school

  • The cookery school is easily accessible with plenty of free parking nearby.
  • Learn a variety of useful cooking skills as your team creates delicious dishes.
  • Receive expert tuition from experienced chefs.
  • Learn to cook in a modern, spacious and well-lit kitchen.
  • Choose from a range of bespoke cooking classes.

Experience the thrill of flight at the indoor skydiving centre

  • Soar like a bird at the UK’s first 4.3m diameter indoor wind tunnel.
  • Enjoy a 60-second skydiving experience that’s up to one and a half times longer than a traditional tandem jump.
  • The centre guarantees a flight time of no shorter than 50 seconds.
  • The experienced instructors help you and your team get the most out of your flight time.
  • Access all the necessary equipment for your skydiving session.

Build employee relations at the indoor go-kart centre

  • Boost employee competitiveness as they take to the winding multi-level indoor race circuit.
  • The track consists of a series of challenging bends, high-octane straights and a speedy flyover.
  • With years of experience, the on-site staff provide an organised and entertaining experience.
  • Enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar before or after your session.
  • The centre provides all the necessary racing equipment including helmets and overalls. 

Deploy team ‘Alpha’ at corporate paintball

  • Enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled day at Manchester’s conveniently located paintball centre.
  • Teams go head to head in a series of action-packed game modes.
  • The extensive range of protective equipment protects players from injury.
  • The experienced staff ensure that safety and fun remain the utmost priorities.
  • An exciting team-building activity for employees of all ages and fitness levels.

Buckle up and reach for the sky at the climbing centre

  • All groups receive an in-depth safety briefing before starting to climb.
  • Get expert tuition from experienced climbing instructors.
  • Climbers are provided with everything they need to enjoy the climbing experience.
  • Take on over 1000m2 of challenging climbing surfaces. 
  • Easily access the centre via the numerous public transport links.
  • Climbers have full access to the on-site changing rooms, lockers and restrooms.

Throw a tomahawk at the urban axe-throwing centre

  • Easy to pick up but still challenging, axe throwing provides the perfect team-building activity.
  • Test your aim as you attempt to throw the axe at the wooden target.
  • The experienced staff provide a full safety briefing and introduction to the sport.
  • Competitive games provide the perfect platform for employees to build new relationships.
  • Each lane consists of two targets with one instructor and up to 10 players at a time.

Channel your inner Hawkeye at combat archery

  • Combat archery is a combination of paintball, archery and dodgeball.
  • Players attempt to eliminate the other team by firing at them with non-lethal, foam-tipped arrows.
  • Improve your team’s communication and teamwork skills as they take on a series of challenges.
  • The on-site team provides a detailed safety briefing and all necessary equipment.
  • Corporate events include all equipment, photographs and a game facilitator.

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