10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN PHILADELPHIA

Explore the industrial city that influenced the rise of a great nation.

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The city of Philadelphia is a waterside metropolis situated at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. At the water’s edge, one bears witness to one of the busiest freshwater shipping networks in the world, a feature that thrust the city to the forefront of The Industrial Revolution.

Philadelphia was a significent exponent to the growth of the United States, offering intellectual, economic and humanitarian direction. Now, it is modern and vivacious city that continues to spearhead the nation’s industrial productivity and exportation.

Today tourists flock here to discover the city in which Benjamin Franklin lived out his early-adult life and marvel at the colonial remnants of this revolutionary city. There’s countless activites available for tourists and corporate groups, too, think guided food tours, colourful cocktail workshops, challenging escape rooms, tutored pottery classes, and much more.

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Indulge in delicious Philly cuisine on a guided food tour

  • The perfect way to explore the city while sampling dishes from around the world.
  • Learn from knowledgeable guides about the history of the city and the origins of its food.
  • Visit famous landmarks of the city such as the unique Buddhist Temple that once hosted many Buddhist meetings.
  • Try a range of different flavours in a variety of local eateries.
  • A comprehensive 3-hour tour that takes you through the city of Dallas. 

Solve challenges and explore the famous sights of Philadelphia with a scavenger hunt

  • A fun, energetic and informative way to take your team on a tour of the city.
  • Choose from a number of themed tours including Old City, City Hall, Rittenhouse Square, Reading Terminal Market, and more.
  • The perfect way to bond with your team over a series of puzzles and challenges. 
  • The staff ensure everybody is always motivated and engaged with the experience.
  • Prizes are awarded to the winners of the scavenger hunt.

Explore the sights of Philadelphia with a Segway adventure

  • Explore the city in a comfortable and fun way.
  • The perfect balance between speed and convenience, Segways allow you to see as much of the city as possible. 
  • See iconic sights, hear interesting stories and make great memories with guidance from a local guide.
  • Learn to ride the Segway with a training session before embarking on the tour. 
  • The facility has a restroom and a vending machine stocked with refreshing drinks.

Uncover clues and solve difficult challenges to escape the room

  • Teams must rely on their quick-wits and problem-solving skills to successfully escape the room.
  • With just 60 minutes to solve the challenge, few have escaped in time.
  • The perfect activity for improving employee chemistry and teamwork skills.
  • Choose from four escape rooms with unique clues and storylines.
  • The friendly and professional staff ensure everybody enjoys the experience.

Try your hand at the spinning wheel with a pottery workshop

  • The expert instructors teach you everything you need to know about working with clay.
  • The studio is very colourful and inviting, a vibe that ignites creativity.
  • The studio is in a convenient location with free street parking nearby.
  • Relax and drink a glass of wine or beer while sculpting with clay.
  • The artistic atmosphere is very relaxing and inspiring.

Treat your team to an adventurous day in the treetops

  • Navigate a variety of treetop obstacles that will put nerves to the test.
  • The experienced instructors ensure everybody is kept safe at all times while climbing.
  • A fun way to spend time outdoors and interact with nature.
  • The perfect place to experience an adrenaline rush.
  • Participants must push their limits and support each other to conquer the course.
  • The variety of challenges, catered to all levels, offers something for everyone.

Learn to make tasty new dishes that you can cook at home

  • The experienced staff create an intimate environment where you’ll learn to make many delicious dishes.
  • The recipes are unique but simple, making them easy to recreate at home.
  • Bond with your team, satisfy your taste buds and learn new skills.
  • During the class, participants are provided with everything they need to prepare a tasty meal.
  • The venue is easily accessed via the free off-street parking lot.

Recreate paintings while sipping on wine at the art studio

  • Sip on a glass of wine while painting and laughing with friends.
  • The art school has done an incredible job of creating a like-minded community of social painters.
  • Choose a painting you would like to recreate from a gallery of over 3900+ paintings.
  • The paints, brushes, canvases and easels are provided by the studio.
  • The kind and knowledgeable instructors help you every step of the way.
  • Dance and sing along to the music between each brushstroke.

Shake up your team with a cocktail workshop

  • Socialise with your team while learning to make delicious cocktails.
  • The experienced instructors guide you through every step.
  • Impress your friends and family with your new cocktail-shaking skills.
  • Everything you need for the class is provided by the instructors.
  • The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and maintain a fun atmosphere.

Unleash your inner lumberjack at the axe-throwing centre

  • Learn the fundamentals skills in the sport of axe throwing.
  • The seasoned instructors guide you and your team through every step.
  • The teachers are keenly focused on safety and providing a great experience.
  • A great option if you’re looking for a unique team-building experience.
  • The venue is located in a spacious old structure capable of hosting large groups.

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