Looking for fun and unique team building ideas in Riverside? Then you’ve come to the right place since that’s precisely what we at Peerspace have for you ahead! Riverside’s location in Southern California makes it easy to plan a team building event for any kind of group or organization. All of the tourist attractions in neighboring Orange County and Los Angeles are within reach, as are the beautiful natural areas of the Angeles National Forest.
Whether you’re based in or around Riverside, these exciting team building ideas are within a stone’s throw of the city. From cooking classes to ropes courses, check out these creative activities to get started!
1. Host a workshop at a Peerspace venue
Want something a little more versatile than your typical team building venue on the town? Rent a local venue on Peerspace instead. Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and makes it easy to book stunning hidden gem venues anywhere you are. In Riverside alone, we have hundreds of distinct spaces that make planning a team building event easy and fun.
Here are a few of our favorite spaces, just so you see what’s out there:
- This private party room in Rancho Cucamonga for up to 45 guests, with a 55″ TV, a kitchen, several seating areas, and a shared outdoor courtyard
- This skyforest castle in the forest chateau in Lake Arrowhead for up to 20 people, with fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, a balcony, a custom kitchen, and themed rooms
- This mid-century sky-high space in Grand Terrace (pictured above) with city views, a kitchen, a terrace, and plenty of space for activities
- This art studio with colorful imagery in Moreno Valley for up to 50 guests, tables, chairs, a projector, and a screen
- This four-story A-frame mountain home in Lake Arrowhead with room for 35 guests, a movie theater, a chef’s kitchen, a hot tub, fireplaces, and a deck overlooking the lake
You get the picture! Whatever kind of event you have in mind, you’re bound to find a nearby Peerspace venue for it. Each venue has its own dedicated listing page that shares photos, amenities, and reviews from past renters.
And while most spaces have everything you need to host an excellent team building day, you can reach out to the host directly with any questions about additional services, like catering and equipment rentals.
Peerspace makes it easy to bring your team building ideas in Riverside to life!
2. Play dodgeball at DEFY Trampoline Park
Dodgeball is a classic team building activity, and it’s even more fun on trampolines. At DEFY Trampoline Park in Mission Viejo, you’ll get to enjoy several high-energy options, including dodgeball and slam dunk hoops, all in a trampoline arena or air-bag pit. It’s a great way to let off some steam while staying cool in an air-conditioned venue. They also offer free Wi-Fi and private party options. If you and your team enjoy your time here, note that they’re opening a Rancho Cucamonga location soon, too!
3. Go indoor rock climbing at Hangar18
There are plenty of fabulous rock climbing opportunities in Southern California, but not every team is ready for an outdoor climbing experience. Instead, book a group event package at Hangar18, an indoor climbing gym that can cater to groups of any experience level. Most group events last for two hours, which include harnesses and an introductory lesson. For a more advanced workshop, take a group belay lesson, in which you’ll learn to keep each other safe on the climbing wall.
4. Rent the VR suite at the Game Lab
For a less physical challenge, take your team to the Riverside Game Lab, where you can enjoy both VR and IRL games in the same venue. You can play classic arcade games like pinball, air hockey, and more. Plus, bring in food and drinks from the Riverside Food Lab next door. Book the private VR suite for the most immersive team building experience, where you can play VR games that coax out your competitive side or require you to work together as a team.
5. Hit a home run at Big League Dreams
If you have a lot of sports fans in your group, then a game at Big League Dreams may be among the perfect team building ideas in Riverside. You’ll find several locations in the Inland Empire area, including Riverside, Chino Hills, and West Covina. Each location features a replica of a major league baseball stadium, such as Fenway Park. Team building events can be customized to meet the needs of your group, with batting cages, an indoor pavilion, a restaurant, and more.
6. Host a painting party with the Paint Sesh
Paint Sesh offers mobile painting parties led by the husband-and-wife duo Chris & Chelz. Based in Riverside, CA, they can host events anywhere in the Southern California region. Choose from a standard painting lesson or a black-light party featuring UV paint that glows in the dark. Up to 60 painters can participant in each two-hour session. You’re welcome to bring your own food and drink to the venue, and they even offer Paint & Puff parties for 420-friendly workplaces.
7. Take a fitness class with the F.U.N. Studio
Get active at a team building workshop led by the instructors at the F.U.N. Studio. F.U.N. stands for Fitness United with Nutrition, so this is a terrific team building idea in Riverside that features a range of fitness and stress management activities that can be applied in the workplace. Choose from a group fitness session, a F.U.N. yoga class, or a spa day for everyone on your team.
8. Learn to cook at the Claremont Chefs Academy
Get cooking with the Claremont Chefs Academy, which offers both structured and competitive team building activities at their ClaremSourceont kitchen. Their cooking classes include “Dinner on the Patio,” Sushi 101, and other menu options, which are designed for groups of 10 to 14 people. Their Iron Chef-inspired team building competition is for 10 to 30 people and includes two and a half hours of cooking.
9. Take the challenge course at All Risk Rappelling
One of the best ways to build trust and communication as a team is to spend the day on the All Risk Rappel Tower. Take part in a team building challenge for up to 20 people that includes several climbing options on a 90’ tower. With ladders, ropes, and three balconies to explore, you’ll navigate multi-level obstacles while learning to take risks as a team.
10. Learn to lead horses at Unbridled Therapy
Experience professional development on the paddock with equine-assisted training offered by Unbridled Therapy. They describe these workshops as “ideal for professionals in high risk/high stress careers,” because they promote introspection, mindfulness, and self-care. No previous experience working with horses is necessary, as there’s no horseback riding involved.
11. Hit the bullseye at Orange County Archery
Take your team to Orange County Archery to practice their aim with bows and arrows. This is a fun way to learn a new skill as a team in a safe and supportive environment. The facility offers a corporate team building option, with 20 lanes available to rent for private lessons. Choose from 3D or paper targets, with all of the archery equipment you’ll need available to rent on site.
Team building ideas in Riverside: conclusion
Riverside, CA, offers a range of team building options both indoors and out. Whether you prefer a painting session or a fitness class, check out these fun team building ideas in Riverside.
Also, keep in mind that Peerspace has hundreds of venues to choose from all over the Inland Empire. Search the listings to find a rural retreat venue or another great event space near you!
You can use your Peerspace as a home base for relaxing with your colleagues before or after your time on the town. Or, host your entire team building at a Peerspace and ask the venue’s host to help you secure first-class catering and a professional facilitator. Either way. you’re now well on your way to creating an amazing event for your team!