Thinking about adding a teambuilding activity to your program to increase colleague bonds to encourage collaboration and teamwork? Think beyond the typical ropes course and try out some of these fun, tasty and sometimes exhilarating options. These are perfect for the winter months but also a great option year-round.
American Shakespeare Center’s Leadership and Corporate Training, Staunton
Diving into Shakespeare’s plays by studying his characters, ASC offers a fun and innovative approach to leadership training. With an array of program offerings including close study and application of communication strategies and team-building through collaboration, ASC designs custom programs which employ actors, teaching artists, and directors to meet the needs of your organization. Read more.
Autobahn Indoor Speedway, Prince William
Experience the adrenaline rush of European-style indoor go-kart racing by reaching speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. The Speedway features high-tech conference rooms and team-building activities for corporate events and outings. Read more.
Stable Craft Brewing, Waynesboro
Stable Craft Brewing offers “Craft Your Own Beer” parties that are popular for smaller companies looking to host a unique team building experience for their employees. These parties last about a half day, are by appointment only, and must be scheduled in advance. Groups will spend time working one-on-one with our head brewer and cellar man to create a one-of-a-kind brew. Read more.
Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail
The brand new Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail could be an excellent add-on opportunity for meetings in the central Shenandoah Valley. Some of the breweries along the trail offer “meet the brewer/tour” sessions or a “lesson” in brewing and to participate in the creation of a small-batch beer. Read more.
Marriott Ranch, Hume
Located 45 miles west of the DC beltway this unique meeting location is ideal for small board retreats or larger one day team building events. Read more.
- Wine and Design – A local artist will guide you through a step by step process that is easy to learn while you sip on local wine. Take advantage of this creative team building activity as you socialize with coworkers.
- Create Your Own Wine – A team building exercise designed to accent the creative side of corporate staffs by matching groups against one another to create a unique wine, and a label to market it.
Big Dog Pots Pottery, Marshall
Big Dog Pots Pottery offers pottery classes for wheel throwing, clay, canvas and fused glass by appointment. Get your team together and create a piece of art. Read more.
Escape Rooms, Statewide
Escape Rooms have been on the rise lately and Virginia has many to choose from! Players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. Can your team escape in time?
- Escape Room Virginia Beach
- Escape Room Virginia Peninsula, Hampton
- One Way Out, Lynchburg
- Immersion Escape Rooms, Charlottesville
- Breakout Games, Virginia Beach
Another great option is a “creative retreat” through The Art League School, headquartered in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in charming Old Town Alexandria, VA.