With Spring just around the corner, the team here at Venueseeker are getting excited about introducing our clients to all of our favourite outdoor events spaces. We’re so lucky in London to have access to some incredible green areas and outdoor venues, and it’s always a delight to be making the most of the sunshine and good vibes that this time of the year brings!
One of our favourite uses of such venues is organising outdoor team building activities for creative teams. It’s a real delight to see some of London’s most beautiful spaces being used for bringing team members together for fun days out of the office, and taking part in imaginative team building exercises in the open air. With our sister company, Event Wise, offering such a dynamic range of away days and corporate team building games and activities, there’s no shortage of wacky and productive things to do in some of the capital’s most stunning outdoor settings!
In this week’s blog, we’re going to take a closer look at outdoor venues in London which are absolutely perfect for corporate team building activities, and which are guaranteed to provide the ideal setting for time spent away from the workplace. In these beautiful and memorable spaces, each capable of hosting games and events that bring real results to your team, you’ll be able to treat your co-workers and attendees to the kinds of activities that make a lasting difference. Read on to find out all about them!
Why Outdoor Events Spaces are Perfect for Corporate Team Building Activities
Team building games and activities, such as those available via Eventwise, are about more than just providing your team members with new skills and identifying hidden qualities in your colleagues. They’re also about offering a break from the norm, a change from the monotony of the workplace. As such, getting out and about in the open air, and enjoying the beautiful surroundings in the sunshine has the ability to bring a wonderful extra dimension to such events.
It’s also a brilliant way to discover new corners of the city which you might not have had the chance to explore previously. Many of our favourite outdoor events spaces are those which the general public might not have the chance to visit otherwise, meaning an outdoor activity day with Venueseeker and Eventwise can be even more exciting and rewarding to partake in!
Our Seven Favourite Outdoor Events Spaces
Varied, versatile, and spectacular – these event spaces for outdoor team building activities for creative teams really are a wonder to behold. Let’s take a closer look, and find the perfect match for your next outdoor events.
If you are looking for understated elegance, then Devonport House is the place to go. Though it is Located just 20 minutes away from central London, it is surrounded by green space and the splendour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Greenwich, London.
The House itself has been tastefully modernised, but still retains many Georgian features. A range of different rooms are also available, ranging from the huge Westminster Suite, which can seat up to 120 guests, down to smaller meeting rooms for more intimate events.
Best of all, though, are the formal gardens that surround the House. Not only are these gardens perfect for team building activities, but they are also spectacular, with the nearby Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory adding to the impressiveness of the setting.
Recommended Team Building Activity: Crystal challenge
Close to Devonport House, and still within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Greenwich, is the Greenwich Museum, also known as the National Maritime Museum. The museum’s collection is certainly eclectic – everything from boats to compasses to a huge collection of navigational charts – and makes a unique and memorable backdrop for any event.
The Museum is surrounded by beautiful, landscaped grounds, and during the Summer these are also great for team building exercises, al fresco meetings, or simply relaxing with colleagues over a delicious picnic.
Recommended Team Building Activity: Its a knockout and outdoor publmypics
City Central at the HAC
City Central at the HAC is a very popular conference venue, and it is not hard to see why. Set within the secure grounds of the Honorable Artillery Company in central London, this flexible event space can accommodate events of up to 2400 people.
The complex also boasts extensive grounds, including the Artillery Garden: one of the largest managed outdoor event spaces in central London. If you are looking to convene a large event, City Central at the HAC is a good bet, with space for up to 1000 dinner guests or conferences of up to 1200 capacity.
One of the huge advantages of City Central at the HAC are the experienced, professional staff, who can help you to ensure that your event runs smoothly.
Recommended Team Building Activity: Circus Skills and school sports day
If you are looking for a more academic environment for your Summer events, Regent’s College is perfect. Regent’s College is the largest private university in the UK, and is set within the sculpted grounds of Regent’s Park.
The academic ambience Regent’s College often has a surprising effect on guests. Surrounded by books and Georgian splendour, many people re-discover their inner Professor! This makes Regent’s College the perfect setting for brainstorming away-days.
Inside, a huge variety of event spaces are on offer, each with a collegiate, professional ambience. Outside, the landscaped gardens make a perfect backdrop for team building events of all kinds.
Recommended Team Building Activity: School sports day and Giant Garden Games and outdoor publympics
Twickenham needs no introduction. The iconic stadium is the home of English rugby, but has also become a popular event space in recent years. A huge investment program has thoroughly modernised the spaces within the stadium, which now form a flexible and impressive suite of rooms for all kinds of events.
Best of all, though, is the stadium itself. Nothing beats the experience of team building events conducted in a vast amphitheatre. And, of course, if any of your colleagues are Rugby fans, you can be assured that they will spend the event gazing at the hallowed turf.
Recommended Team Building Activity: Quintessential and learn the haka
Pavilion at the Tower of London
If you live in London, you’ve probably seen the Pavilion at the Tower of London. Standing right next to the famous Tower itself, this modern pavilion makes an airy, light space for all kinds of Summer events. It’s hard to beat the experience of an event next to such a historic and impressive building.
The Pavillion is also a very flexible space. Though the main building itself is relatively small, it is surrounded by a huge area of well-kept lawn. And if you need to invite more people, you can always extend the indoor space by adding further pavilions.
Recommended Team Building Activity: Giant garden games and Crystal challenge
The Conservatory at Painshill
If you want to get out of the city for your event, the Conservatory at Painshill is the place for you. This is a dedicated event space set within the beautiful grounds of Painshill park in Surrey, but still just an hour away from central London.
Having your team building events away from the city is a great way to encourage your guests to get to know each other without the distraction of the daily grind. A day spent in a different environment – and especially one as beautiful as Painshill park – can really help to focus minds, and to help your colleagues to bond.
Recommended Team Building Activity: Wacky wheels and outdoor Publympics
Amazing Spaces for Outdoor Team Building Activities for Creative Teams
There you have it – seven incredible and unique venues in London and further afield, offering acres of prime outdoor space in which to run, jump, create, and have a whole load of fun with your team members. Getting the right events space for your team building activities is vital for ensuring the day goes off without a hitch, and for hosting the kind of day that brings about real and lasting results.
Here at Venueseeker, there’s nothing we love more than seeing a plan come together… especially ones which involve matching our corporate clients with venues that perfectly suit their needs. Whether you’re looking for a top-notch outdoor space or an intimate indoor meeting room, we’re known as industry leaders when it comes to booking the finest venues London has to offer. Want to find out more? Get in touch with a member of our team today!