Collaborate with your colleagues to design and build a sturdy, fully-functional, free-standing bridge!
Check out 20+ indoor team building activities that you can run in any conference room, office, or hotel venue. Choose from options that can be run in a variety of indoor spaces and fit budgets big or small.
Complete fun challenges to earn school supplies and backpacks for local children in need.
Support the troops with a charity activity that directly benefits military personnel serving abroad.
Tackle fun, 60-second challenges with this exciting activity based on the popular TV show.
Play to your team’s strengths as you take on four types of challenges – mental, physical, skill, and mystery.
Challenge your team to build boats out of nothing but cardboard and tape.
Use your detective skills to find evidence, uncover clues, and solve a deadly crime.
Build a gigantic “chain-reaction” machine and set it in motion with this collaborative team building activity.
Build and test wheelchairs for individuals in need, and give back in a meaningful way with your team.
Can your group solve who had the means, motive, and opportunity to commit a deadly crime?
Organize an emergency rescue mission with your team to find a missing person.
Break the ice and learn more about your colleagues with this social scavenger hunt.
Let the games begin with teamwork challenges centered around non-perishable food items.
Develop teamwork and communication skills with this creative team building activity.
Build cardboard trains as a group, and get ready to board the teamwork express!
From the very first conversation, each person on your team exhibited professionalism. They each provided all information requested, explained the event in detail, arrived on time, and exceeded expectations on event day. Thank you for providing our team with this amazing event and charity opportunity.
Our staff kept commenting on how much they enjoyed it. We liked the fact that the bikes went towards a charity – great idea for team building. Your team was friendly, accommodating,and quick and responsive to all calls and emails.
Everyone enjoyed the team building activity, Minute To Win It. It was recommended to me by your team, so I had some guidance as to how it would play out. The planning was already done, and the group had fun!! 10/10!
What is Indoor Team Building?
Indoor team building activities are games, icebreakers, or events that take place entirely indoors. While a lot of event planners may think you need to go outside to have fun with a team building event, there are plenty of creative and entertaining team building activities that you can try with your staff without leaving your meeting room, office, or hotel venue.
Of course, you’ll want to choose the right type of team building exercise for your group. Here at Outback Team Building & Training, we offer a wide range of unique indoor activities that include:
Our indoor team building activities bring people together with fun photo challenges, creative thinking exercises and, in some cases, giving back to the community. Challenge your team to grow with one of our many fun offerings. Need a custom designed group activity? We can do that too! Keep in mind that all of our indoor team building activities are scalable for groups of any size and can be taken to whichever location you are holding your event.
Top Three Reasons to Run an Indoor Team Building Activity
Customers regularly rate our indoor team building activities “10/10” because of…
How Do You Know Which Type of Indoor Team Building Activity Is Right for Your Group?
It all depends on what your goal is for your event. Are you trying to energize your team after a long day of meetings? Are you looking for a creative challenge that will test how well your colleagues work together? Depending on your goals, our Employee Engagement Consultants may recommend a different indoor activity to suit your needs. To learn more, reach out for your free consultation today.
Benefits of Indoor Team Building for Employees
Indoor team building activities can give you all the same benefits of outdoor team building, but without having to leave your office or meeting space! This means you won’t need to worry about booking a separate venue for your event, arranging transportation for employees, or other complex logistics that come with going off-site. You can relax and focus on what matters: helping your coworkers have fun as they build bonds and develop deeper working relationships.
Here are the three top benefits of indoor team building activities for employees:
Why Are Indoor Team Building Activities Popular?
Indoor team building activities are popular because they are fast, easy, and don’t require nice weather to be a success. Our event planning experts will walk you through the entire process, come to your office or meeting location, and set up everything for you on event day.
Traditionally, some people might shy away from indoor team building for because they think it will be less fun and exciting for employees. When you bring in an event coordinator from Outback Team Building & Training though, that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Our staff will come into your office or meeting space and completely transform the environment into a unique and memorable experience for your coworkers. With the right props and challenges, your workplace atmosphere will look and feel completely different!
How do we do it? Take two of our most popular indoor team building activities for example: Minute To Win It and CI: The Crime Investigators. In Minute To Win It, our event coordinators will bring in music, decorations, and challenges to boost the energy of your group and get them amped up for an exciting competition. In CI: The Crime Investigators, our event coordinators will set up realistic looking crime scenes and provide your team with equipment, so they really feel like police detectives. No matter which indoor activity you choose, you can relax knowing that it will be engaging and exciting for employees.
How Do You Plan an Indoor Team Building Activity?
When it comes to planning for an indoor team building activity, there is no such thing as being over-prepared. To set yourself up for success here are four items to consider:
Where Can You Do Indoor Team Building Activities?
There are many different types of venues for indoor events, ranging from hotels to restaurants. The best space is always the one that fits your team’s size and needs.
Office Meeting Rooms – You can run an indoor team building activity right in your office meeting room! This can be a great surprise for employees because everyone will be in their usual place of business right up until the interactive activity begins. If you choose a hosted team building activity, our event coordinators will come in and set up the space, so it has everything you need for the fun and exciting challenges. If you choose one of our self-hosted budget team building activities, then you can try an indoor activity using the help of the Outback Team Building smartphone app.
Hotel Venues - Hotel venues tend to be one of the most convenient indoor event spaces. Most hotels are centrally located, and attendees coming from out-of-town don’t need to get lost trying to navigate an unfamiliar city. Depending on the hotel, there are different sized spaces to accommodate many medium to large group sizes. The Hilton Boston Logan Airport hotel, for example, has meeting rooms over 5,000 square feet that can comfortably fit over 400 people.
Many of these spaces also come equipped with extra features, for additional costs. Venue staff can make video projectors and sound systems available to help execute the presentations at your event. These features also make it the perfect setting for a team building activity with multimedia.
Conferences & Convention Centers - If you have a large group, conference and convention centers offer one of the best solutions for your indoor event. These venues are ideal because they are for large meetings, events, and conferences. Conference and convention centers host events most days of the year, so you can be confident they will offer a trustworthy solution for your group.
These spaces tend to be blank slates, so if you have the resources you can design them completely for your event. Tables, chairs, lights, and other multimedia can be put together to match whatever the theme of your event happens to be.
For big conferences, a perfect way to the break the ice is with Getting To Know You. It’s a social scavenger hunt that breaks down barriers and helps your group learn more about one another. The activity gets participants to match clues on their smartphones to people in the room.
Private Venues - Get creative with your event by booking a private venue. Typical event spaces can feel just like that: typical. A thousand events have happened there, and a thousand more will. But private venues offer a more personal experience that can feel more unique. Think outside the box with banquet halls, grand estates, country clubs, vintage halls, charter yachts, and ballrooms.
Private venues can be booked exclusively for your indoor team building event, guaranteeing no other customers or events will be going on at that time. Everything is set up with your event in mind, and all the staff will be there to serve your group. The privacy and elevated service make private venues a great option for team building or celebratory events.
How Do You Pick the Right Venue for an Indoor Team Building Activity?
There are certain things you need to look for when picking the right indoor venue. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice for your next team building or corporate event.
To find the right indoor venue for your event, start by asking your colleagues and event service providers for recommendations. If a venue looks like it could be a good fit, you should do a site-visit and make sure to ask the following questions:
If your event lasts more than a few hours or stretches over lunch, attendee engagement may begin to slip. When picking an indoor venue for your corporate event, you should also consider catering options. Can you bring food and drinks into the venue space? Are there refrigerators available for storage? Is there a kitchen on-site? What is available on the menu? Can you do a taste sample?
What Are the Best Indoor Team Building Activities?
The best indoor team building activities are the ones that sound the most exciting to you and your group. That being said, here are five of the most popular indoor team building activities for customers at Outback Team Building & Training: