14 Fun Houston Team Building Ideas (2024)

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Corporate event venues on Peerspace typically cost $120 — $260 per hour.

Every company has its own team building style. Some groups like to get creative with DIY art projects, while others like to do something good for the community. Whether you want to have fun, get some exercise, or take part in a volunteer project, we’ve come up with 14 of our favorite team building ideas in Houston to get you started.

If you want a private space away from the office to create your own team building events, then consider booking a Peerspace. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, Peerspace has hundreds of incredible spaces to rent throughout Houston. You can also consider going out on the town and using this list as inspo before retiring to a private Peerspace to regroup and unwind.

No matter what you prefer, when you book a Peerspace, you also get the full support of your venue’s local host. Reach out to yours with any questions or requests and they’ll be happy to oblige. Peerspace can take away a lot of the hassle associated with planning a team building, so all you have to do is gather your crew and enjoy!

1. Host your own workshop at a Peerspace venue

The Nellie Rose | Downtown Modern-Industrial Loft with Natural Light and Private Rooftop
Source: Peerspace

For a fully customizable team building option, rent a Houston event space on Peerspace from a local host. Whether you choose a rural ranch retreat or a large conference room in the city, you can hire your workshop facilitators and design your own event, as well as enjoy personalized services on-site.

So what types of spaces can you book through Peerspace that are ideal for a team building event?

Here are a few of our favorite options:

As you can see, Peerspace can introduce you to unique venues across the city. Book your favorite and Ask your host about any A/V gear or furniture rentals that you need. You can also see if they offer professional caterers or photographers for your outing. This is a great option for teams who want more flexibility than you might get from a pre-planned workshop package.

2. Learn to climb at inSPIRE Rock Climbing Gym

Let’s start with a classic team building exercise: rock climbing. There’s no better way to get your team working together and learning to trust each other than by adding a little height to an activity! The professional instructors at Team Synergy work out of the inSPIRE Rock Gym to give your team a well-rounded experience on the indoor climbing wall and outdoor ropes course.

3. Sharpen your aim at the Axe Throwing with BATL Houston

Axe-throwing is becoming a popular team building idea in Houston and other cities in Texas. BATL Houston hosts events at their indoor Houston location but can also bring the targets directly to your retreat facility or Peerspace rental. (Outdoor venues only!)

Your team of up to 100 people will spend two-and-a-half hours learning to throw an axe and then competing against each other, tournament style. Don’t worry: there are professional instructors on hand to help you play safely! You can also order food and drink from the on-site bar and food menu.

These corporate event ideas near Houston will inspire you when you’re planning your next big business event. Check them out!

4. Solve the clues at Escape the Room Houston

If you’d rather sharpen your mind than sharpen an axe, why not bring your team to an escape room instead? Escape the Room Houston offers team building workshops designed to build on the skills you learn while solving their puzzles.

Groups of up to 30 will be split between rooms like the Jurassic Escape and The Apartment. All games are private, and you can opt for virtual escapes instead. Afterward, you’ll debrief with a trained workshop facilitator to help you retain everything you’ve learned!

5. Make arts and crafts at Love & Make

DIY projects are a great way to hone your collaborative skills. Love & Make makes it easy by providing all of the materials you need to create customized candles, soaps, home fragrances, and more. You can also join a private virtual workshop from your Peerspace venue if you prefer!

6. Let out your frustrations at Tantrums rage room

Rage rooms are all the rage these days. You’re guaranteed to build team spirit when you give your team permission to break all of the office equipment in sight! At Tantrums, you’ll have the option of smashing computer monitors, printers, phones, dishes, and other items that were on their way to the landfill. You can choose from themed rooms for a customizable team building event. If you don’t feel better after your tantrum, then at least you got a workout!

7. Get behind the wheel at Speedsportz Racing Park

For team building of a different sort, bring your crew to Speedsportz Racing Park for a corporate event on a go-kart track. The venue can accommodate groups as large as 100, with conference rooms and catering options available so you can make it an all-day event. And, of course, you’ll have access to the half-mile go-kart track for some competitive Super Mario Kart action!

8. Throw a painting party with the Mad Potter

You don’t need a potter’s wheel to have a fun pottery painting experience. Mad Potter makes for a great team building idea in Houston, with mobile painting parties that you can set up anywhere, including your office or Peerspace rental. Everyone on your team will get the chance to paint an item of their choice that they can bring home with them. The Mad Potter will take care of drying, glazing, and firing your items within three to four days.

9. Play trampoline sports at Flip N’ Fun Center

For an active team building outing, take a trip to the Flip N’ Fun Center, where you can spend the day playing games in a trampoline park. You’ll also have access to bumper cars, laser tag, and an arcade. Party packages are available for groups of all ages. This is the perfect venue for a game of dodgeball and other team building sports!

10. Host a corporate event at the Houston Zoo

Rent a private venue at the Houston Zoo for an epic backdrop to your team building experience.  There are several spaces to choose from, including the Reptile House and the Carruth Natural Encounters Building, which includes a crawl-through tunnel through the piranha exhibit. You’ll also have access to A/V gear and furniture rentals and can add additional activities to your event, such as animal encounters, team building workshops, catering, and live music.

These are our favorite hidden gems in Houston. How many do you and your team know already?

11. Go horseback riding at Blisswood Ranch

Head out of the city for a rural adventure at Blisswood Ranch. This venue offers a true Texas experience, with horseback riding, archery, scavenger hunts, and other group activities to get your team working together in the great outdoors. With 500 acres of land, you can bring your entire team for an all-day outing, or book the bed and breakfast for an overnight stay.

12. Make gift boxes for local hospitals with Cheeriodicals

Finally, take the opportunity to give back to the community with a volunteer project facilitated by Cheeriodicals. Your team will build gift boxes for patients at children’s and veterans’ hospitals in your area.

This team building idea in Houston is suitable for groups of 20 to 2000 people, some of whom may choose to deliver the boxes in person. It can take place as a standalone activity or as part of a larger event at your corporate retreat or Peerspace rental.

13. Band together to solve the puzzles at The Escape Game

Take team building out of the office and bring your team to an escape room! There they can solve problems and bond with a unique, unforgettable experience. At The Escape Game Houston, your team can choose from six different themes, from submarine explorations to prison escapes. They’ll get to discover clues, crack codes, and escape all while becoming a better team!

14. Let loose with a day of gameplay in a private setting

Fun Home ft. Games, Content, & Creativity
Source: Peerspace

Looking for team building ideas in Houston that are heavy on the excitement? Then you need to see this fun home with games, content, and creativity in MacGregor. It is a 2,200-square-foot space with multiple individually themed rooms to explore.

And as we hinted, it’s a private space packed with fun activities to bond over with your team. While here, play basketball, ping-pong, billiards, and board games. Whip up something tasty in the kitchen together or book a private chef to serve your team something whimsical to suit the setting. Take pictures together with the multiple, multiple colorful murals and wallpaper serving as your backdrops. This is a space with so many possibilities!

A Peerspace reviewer who booked this home for a private event shares: “Deandre was a great host. He was very responsive and professional. My wife was very pleased with the space as it fit the theme of her birthday celebration. The wall art made a good vibe for the space.”

Houston team building ideas are better with Peerspace

houston event space
Source: Peerspace

Houston is a diverse city with plenty of team building options to choose from. We think this list offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for teams of all sizes. We paired many of these ideas with an actual off-site venue in Houston courtesy of Peerspace that you can rent today, just so you know what’s out there! Whether you host an event at a Peerspace venue or bring one of these workshops to you, your team will end the day with a new perspective — and maybe even some new pottery to take home with them!

And remember, if you need anything to maximize your enjoyment — be it gourmet catering, bar staff, or A/V gear — consult your venue’s local host. It’s easier to relax and have fun with your team when all of the hassles of planning are taken care of for you!

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