Top 10 team building activities in Bangkok
Top 10 team building activities in Bangkok
Your staff works hard. Every day they push towards your business’s goal—giving their all for your company. Surely, this can be tiring and even stressful, and you want to recognize them for their efforts. That’s where team building comes in. Not only can these types of activities demonstrate your appreciation, but they can also strengthen the bond of your staff members and their loyalty to your company. So for those in search of group activities, Bangkok business owners can find 10 of the best below.
1. Axe throwing
Teams that throw together, grow together. At least that’s what Golden Axe, South East Asia’s first and only axe throwing venue, proclaims. In this unique activity, you and your employees will unleash their inner lumberjack and, well, throw an axe at a target. It’s similar to archery. But with axes. On the axe-throwing field, all job titles and seniority disappear. Everyone is equal, which means there’s ample opportunity for team members to bond in a casual atmosphere. But wait a second. Is axe throwing safe? Your first hour of the activity will focus on safety, coaching, and practice. Then the competition will begin. To add an extra layer of enjoyment, why not print out a picture of you or your bosses face to stick on the target? All in good fun, of course.
Bond with your bosses while you bounce. That’s exactly what you can do at Bounce, a trampoline park in Bangkok. Here you can split up your team to have a dodgeball competition, take on the indoor climbing walls, race the X-Park adventure obstacle course, or just bounce around in the Free Jump area. Sometimes the best way to think outside the box is to just jump around. Bounce has two locations, one in EmQuartier and another at The Street Ratchada Shopping Complex.
3. Flight of the Gibbon
Strong bonds flourish when adrenaline pumps, and positive emotions and smiles are shared. Flight of the Gibbon’s exhilarating zipline through the jungle canopy offers all this and more. A pair of our Sky Rangers will lead you into Chonburi’s virgin rainforest where you’ll strap on a harness and fly through the treetops of our course. There will be screams, there will be fun, and there will be excitement. What’s more, a trip to our Chonburi course will get you out of the Bangkok congestion for a day where you can breathe fresh air and relax in a peaceful nature setting.
4. Waterpark and wine in Pattaya
Sometimes the best way to have fun is to combine water and wine. On the outskirts of Pattaya are two destinations that can make a fun weekend getaway for you and your team. Ramayana Waterpark (South East Asia’s biggest waterpark) and Silverlake Winery are located right next to each other—20 kilometers south of Pattaya City. You can easily do both activities in a relaxing weekend that includes sun, slides, waves, beautiful vineyards, and perhaps some sampling of wine.
5. Khao Kheow Open Safari
Team building is all about employee interaction. But why not add some animal interaction into the mix? Khao Kheow Open Park Zoo provides you just that. In this sprawling 2,000 acre park, you can pet and/or feed a variety of animals, including koalas, rhinos, giraffes, tigers, lemurs, elephants, and more. You can add an extra bit of fun into the outing by renting golf carts for your team to explore the massive park. The fresh air, nature, and animals are likely to be a welcome respite from Bangkok’s concrete jungle. With over 1,800 TripAdvisor reviews averaging 4.5 stars, the park comes highly recommended. Combine a visit here with the nearby Flight of the Gibbon for an adventurous, nature-themed team building trip.
6. Day tour in Khao Yai
If you’re looking for another option to escape the city, consider a day tour to one of Thailand’s most famous national parks: Khao Yai. Here your team can immerse themselves in nature with hikes, waterfall visits, safari drives, and more. A tour guide can help you spot some of the park’s famous wildlife, including gibbons, macaques and hornbills, while teaching you about their habitat and behavior. This is a great activity for teams that love the great outdoors.
7. Escape Rooms
Solving problems together strengthens team unity. You likely know this, as your staff works together to resolve problems every day. But solving work issues at the office, where there is often stress and profits on the line, isn’t the same as solving puzzles for fun. Enter the Escape Room. Your staff will be transported into an interactive game where they must search for clues, solve puzzles, and escape from the game within a specific time frame (usually 60 minutes or longer). The team building activity enables your team to strengthen their communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills. There are several Escape Rooms around Bangkok, including Ticket to Mystery, Puzzle Room, and Escape Break.
8. Ayutthaya bike tour
If you’re looking to add a splash of Thai culture and history into your team building, Bangkok business owners can’t go wrong with a bike tour of Ayutthaya. Here you can cycle through the ruins of Siam’s former capital and discover its crumbling temples, towering pagodas, and historic museums. Your team will enjoy the peaceful ambience of this UNESCO World Heritage city while they get a bit of fresh air and exercise.
9. Cooking class
Thailand is famous for its food. So why not have your team face off in a cooking competition? Similar to the hit TV series MasterChef, The Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy offers a competition that puts you and your employees head-to-head to see who can cook a dish best. Sound too intense? You can also just have a simple cooking class where your staff will learn how to cook Thai dishes or carve fruit, and share some of their edible creations with each other. Nothing brings people together like food. And a cooking class or competition will foster bonding, cooperation, and camaraderie.
10. Bowling and karaoke
Singing can be a vulnerable experience. It can be scary to grab the mic and belt out a tune in front of a crowd. But showing your vulnerability can also foster trust and increase the bond between staff members. And it may even be quite fun. Siam Paragon’s Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl offers your team private karaoke rooms and bowling alleys where you and staff members can team up and embark on some fun, friendly competition. This is an enjoyable day out for your whole company.
So there you have it. 10 diverse team building activities Bangkok business owners can consider. To plan an action-packed escape from the city, full of fun, fresh air and flight, get in touch with Flight of the Gibbon. We often book group activities for many Bangkok-based businesses, including hotels and even the electronic company Sony. Contact us today to learn more.