Coming up with team building ideas in Atlanta doesn’t have to be hard. With a vibrant culinary scene and plenty of art and music to go around, there are dozens of activities to choose from in the Atlanta area. Whether you’re looking for experienced facilitators to bring an activity to your office or retreat venue, or you’d prefer to leave the office behind and get outdoors for the day, we’ve come up with 12 of our favorite team building ideas in Atlanta to get you started.
1. Learn about Southern Cuisine with Atlanta Food Walks
One of the best ways to bring your team together is to gather around quality food and drink. Why not try local dishes and explore the city with a tour led by Atlanta Food Walks? You’ll learn about Atlanta’s culinary past — and future — by trying Southern classics and exploring the role of food in the Civil Rights Movement. This is a great way to bring your team together while diving into the history of the city you live and work in.
2. Host your own activities at a Peerspace venue
Throw your own customized retreat by hosting an event at a local Peerspace venue. Choose from modern meeting spaces with all of the A/V gear you need to rural outdoor event venues where you can get away from it all. Regardless which location you choose, you can always get help from the Peerspace Concierge service to book a professional caterer, photographer, or event staff.
3. Conquer the escape room at Paranoia Quest
There’s a reason why escape rooms are becoming such a popular form of team building. The puzzles at Paranoia Quest will require your team to work together on a tight deadline to solve the clues. The team building package includes a debriefing afterwards, where your team will discuss their experience and take a closer look at the communication skills and leadership strategies they used during the game. Add on catering options for an all-day outing!
4. Create a new theme song with Kidbilly Music
Music is a great way to bring to people together. But instead of going out to see live music, you can bring an interactive musical experience to your retreat or team building event. Kidbilly Music will work with you to create your own theme song. Their experienced songwriters can help large and small groups alike find a memorable “hook” for their personalized song. Depending on how much time you have, you can perform your song for the group or make a recording.
5. Play team trivia with the Game Show Connection
Instead of going out to trivia night at the local bar, the team at the Game Show Connection will bring the questions to you with a customized game show hosted at your office or Peerspace venue. Choose from individual games like “Spin to Win” or team-based games like “Survey Says” to make sure everyone has a chance to play. For very large groups, you can use their wireless response system to get a live survey response from the entire audience.
6. Have a night out at the Georgia Aquarium
Get out of the cubicle and jump into the fish tank with one of the most unique team building ideas in Atlanta. The Georgia Aquarium has teamed up with Wolfgang Puck Catering to offer hands-on dining experiences right in the heart of the aquarium. You can rent out a total of 23,000 sq.ft. of event space to suit teams of all sizes. You’ll have access to free Wi-Fi and A/V gear, including built-in theaters, for all of your presentations and team building exercises.
7. Hit the racetrack at K1 Speed
Go-karts aren’t just for kids. The team at K1 Speed offers a range of activities that are designed just for corporate groups, including Grand Prix races and the Pit Crew Challenge. You’ll have to work together on small teams — and at up to 45 mph — to complete the exercises. This is a fun way to boost morale and build team spirit in a competitive environment. Stick around after the race is complete to make use of the on-site meeting rooms and catering options.
8. See a movie at the Starlight Drive-In
For an old-school outing, attend a classic movie at the Starlight Drive-In Theater. Break up into small groups for the screening, and then meet up afterwards to discuss the movie. This is a fun, low-key outing that doesn’t require a lot of advance planning or logistics. Bring some snacks or head to the snack bar for on-site food and drinks.
9. Practice your aim at Bury the Hatchet
Axe-throwing is the new darts. If you’re looking for a fun activity that you definitely can’t do at the office, book a private event at Bury the Hatchet for groups of up to 90 people. Depending on the size of your group, you’ll have one or more private lanes and a professional axe-throwing coach to get you started. This is a fun team building idea in Atlanta that’s safe but exciting. Bring your own food and drink, then enjoy your time away from the office!
10. Boost your team spirit at the College Football Hall of Fame
You don’t have to be a fan of football to learn team building skills on the gridiron. The College Football Hall of Fame offers a two-hour tour and team building workshop for groups of at least 15 people. You can run drills, practice your end-zone dance, and more on the indoor playing field, plus immerse yourself in a 360-degree simulator and other interactive experiences. This is a great team building idea in Atlanta that is sure to give you a workout!
11. Toast the Bard at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse performs some of the world’s most famous plays as they were meant to be seen: with food, drink, and good company. Instead of updating Shakespeare’s plays for the modern era, these performances include authentic costumes, sword fights, and even audience interaction — just like they would have in the Elizabethan days. Your team will appreciate their entertaining take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and other classic plays.
12. Go on a wine tour with Pop the Cork
Finally, enjoy a private tour of some of Georgia’s best vineyards with an all-day tour offered by Pop the Cork. This eight- to nine-hour experience will take you to three or four wineries in a luxury mini coach, giving you plenty of time for your team to enjoy each other’s company and take part in some relaxed team building exercises throughout the day.
We think you’ll find plenty of great experiences to choose from on this list. But there’s no need to choose just one: combine two or more of these activities for an all-day outing or a full weekend retreat. Just browse Peerspace for a suitable event venue, and hire a professional caterer and workshop facilitator to make the most of the experience!