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4 Reasons Why Outdoor Team Building Activities Will Bring You Together After Lockdown

Outdoor team building activities; lush, green pine trees with snowcapped mountains in the background

When it comes to fun employee engagement activities, why escape your conference room and run into an even smaller room? With lockdowns starting to be lifted and outdoor sports facilities like Avalanche Adventure being reopened, it’s a great idea to take your employees for a fun team building escapade in the great outdoors.  Not only will it help them break the monotony but also result in higher engagement and excitement!

It doesn’t end here though; there are various other benefits to participating in outdoor team building activities.

Here we’ve mentioned the top four reasons why our team building activities will bring your employees together after lockdown. We’ve also mentioned three activities your team can participate in.

Let’s take a look.

1. Acts As a Stress Buster

When you take your employees for quick team building activities in the outdoors, you not only help them break free from their daily work routine but also ensure that they’re having much needed fun after the roller coaster of a year we’ve all had.

Additionally, spending quality time amidst nature lowers both cortisol levels and heart rate, resulting in reduced stress. Something I think we could all benefit from!

Outdoor team building activities; man standing atop a cliff with his arms wide open

2. Reinvigorates Mental Energy

Hard work and long meetings only add to your team’s existing mental fatigue, resulting in lowered productivity.

That said, instead of letting them turn to coffee or other caffeinated beverages, why not take your employees outdoors for a fun filled day out – after all, research shows that simply looking at photos of nature can help improve people’s mental energy.

Now imagine how much their mental energy would improve when they’re actually participating in outdoor team building activities… you’re feeling better just thinking about it, aren’t you?

Book your slots at Avalanche today for an adrenaline filled adventurous day out.

3. Enhances Your Outlook

A shift in your team’s cumulative mood can  be like a breath of fresh air and this can be easily achieved by spending some time amidst nature.

According to this study, it has been found that simply strolling through scenic countryside for around 90 minutes can help reduce negative thoughts. Similarly, another study shows that regular nature walks can lead to positivity and improved mental health.Now isn’t that reason enough to take your team outdoors to indulge in fun team building activities?

Person holding a card that reads "Creativity Doesn't Need Limits"

4. Boosts Creativity and Focus

Imagine a therapy that’s readily available, has zero side effects and helps boost your cognitive functioning – sounds incredible, doesn’t it?

Well, that’s what nature therapy is all about; it improves your focus and creativity while also enabling you to unwind from the daily hustle and bustle.

This means taking your team in the great outdoors for fun employee engagement activities can certainly help them relax while improving their focus and their overall productivity.

Read this blog to find out about different outdoor activities that can help improve your concentration.

Outdoor Team Building Activities to Try At Avalanche Adventure

Now that you know how team building activities can bring your employees together after lockdown, let’s take a look at a few outdoor activities that they can participate in.

Quad Biking

Do you feel that there’s a passive-aggressive tendency in your workplace? Perhaps it’s some work related competition between managers or two teams?

Outdoor team building activities; man riding an all white quad bike on a rough terrain

Regardless of what it is, blow off some steam by participating in quad biking. Since this is an adrenaline filled outdoor activity, your employees can make a competition out of it and challenge one another to see who wins.

If you and your team are ready to show off your riding skills, then give us a call to book your slots today!

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Yet another competitive and fun activity, your employees can either go in for an independent clay pigeon shooting session or as a fun team building activity – no matter what you choose, you’re sure to have an amazing time with your colleagues.

The best part about this activity is that it not only helps you learn a whole new set of techniques and skills, but also works wonders for your concentration.

When you come to Avalanche Adventure for clay pigeon shooting, we provide you with all the necessary equipment like gun, cartridges, defenders, thermos and any other safety gear required for this activity.

However, bear in mind to book your slots in advance; you can use our venue either with members of up to two households or in a group of six people.

Off Road Driving

Do you have a bunch of adrenaline junkies in your workplace?

Green off road vehicle parked amidst a dense forest

If you answered yes, then off road driving is the perfect way for your team to get their blood pumping and heart racing. What’s more, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice or a pro at off roading, at Avalanche Adventure you’re sure to have the time of your life!

Before you get behind the wheel, our professional instructors will guide you through the various driving techniques to ensure that you have an unparalleled experience while keeping your safety in mind.

Contact Avalanche Adventure to Book Your Slots for Outdoor Team Building Activities

If you’re ready to break free from your monotonous routine and participate in fun team building activities, then get in touch with Avalanche Adventure today.

Alternatively, you can also give us a ring on 01858 880 613. Check out the other outdoor activities we offer here!