Looking for the best team building ideas in Tampa to experience with your colleagues? Then you’ve come to the right place because that’s what we at Peerspace present to you ahead! For years, Tampa’s economy was built around the cigar-making factories of Ybor City. Now, it’s a major industrial center, with the largest port in the state and a nearby Air Force Base, both of which have led to a surge in population growth.
Today’s residents can enjoy diverse cuisine, world-class museums, and popular tourist attractions like Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. From a walking tour of Tampa’s food scene to a peddle boat ride down the Bay, we’ve come up with these exciting team building ideas in Tampa. They can help you plan a memorable event for your team, no matter your interests.
1. Host a workshop at a Peerspace venue
If you prefer to plan a team building event yourself, then rent your own venue and hire a facilitator to bring all of your team building ideas in Tampa to life. On Peerspace, you’ll find a range of event spaces that are available to rent from local hosts, each with its own style and amenities.
Here are a few of our favorites to get you started:
- This industrial mid-century modern creative space in Tampa Heights (pictured above) for up to 50 guests, with a kitchen, parking, and Wi-Fi
- This downtown townhouse for up to 20 guests with lake views, a kitchen, a furnished patio, and plenty of space to kick back
- This spacious clubhouse in St. Petersburg for up to 20 guests, with club seating, a kitchen, a 65″ TV, and an outdoor patio
- This event space in a tropical setting in St. Petersburg for up to 100 people, with tables, chairs, a covered patio, a pool, and several seating areas
- This spacious, eclectic converted fire station in Tampa Heights for up to 100 guests, with high ceilings, fire poles, vintage decor, an open kitchen, and an outdoor area
From a private yoga session to a DIY craft workshop, Peerspace venues can accommodate a variety of team building activities. Plus, you can turn to the venue’s friendly local host for help renting equipment, such as furniture or A/V gear, or booking catering services from a trusted local vendor. Keep an eye on Peerspace since new venues are added daily!
2. Do yoga at the ExerScience Center
Take your team to destress with a group class at the Exerscience Center. It’s a Tampa studio that offers personal training, physical therapy, yoga, and more. When you book a group class, you can choose from any one of their offerings, including chair yoga, which they design for those who have trouble attending a traditional yoga class because of age or disability. This is a fun team building idea in Tampa for groups of any age or skill level that will produce positive results!
3. Learn to cook at AJ’s Kitchen Drawer
Attend a private cooking class at AJ’s Kitchen Drawer, a modern culinary center with room for 6 to 20 participants. Choose from a range of full fare and light fare menus, and decide if you want to have an Iron Chef-style competition or a more relaxed cooking lesson. From customized menus to optional wine pairings, your team will get to enjoy a homemade dinner together. You’ll even get a copy of the recipes to take home with you to practice later in your own kitchen.
4. Solve the puzzles at The Great Escape Room
Escape rooms are a great team building idea in Tampa, but it’s important to choose one that can be tailored to suit your team. At the Great Escape Room, you’ll have an hour to solve immersive puzzles like Escape the Colosseum and Dr. Watson’s Infirmiry, which can accommodate groups of up to eight or 12, depending on the game.
5. Hit the streets with Tampa Bay Food Tours
Tampa’s culinary offerings include influences from a range of cultures, including Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Italian cuisines. Sample deviled crab, Cuban sandwiches, and other Florida favorites on a three-hour walking tour with Tampa Bay Food Tours. Whether you explore Tampa, Dunedin, or St. Petersburg, you’ll have a personal tour guide to lead your group of up to 12 participants.
6. Go on the Brew Loop tour with Tampa By Bike
For a different kind of adventure, take your team around the city on a bike tour instead. This is an especially fun team building idea in Tampa for visiting team. After all, it allows you to learn about the history and culture of several different neighborhoods.
Choose the City Showcase tour to get an overview of the city, or take the Historic Ybor City tour to dive deep into Tampa’s history. You can also go on the Brew Loop tour to visit three local breweries and sample local beers. Most tours cover around 8 miles of travel and include 7-speed bikes, helmets, water, and an experienced tour guide.
7. Take an improv workshop with Spitfire Comedy
Spitfire Comedy is a long-running comedy arts theater company in St. Pete’s that hosts regular improv shows and more. Attend one of their classes or workshops to learn how improv skills can improve your company’s culture and productivity. Participation isn’t required, but you’ll learn life lessons like your strengths and weaknesses through the guided classes. Each class is different, too, so maybe you and your team members may fall in love with improv and make attending a new tradition!
8. Head out to sea with Waypoints Yacht Charters
Tampa’s location on the Golf Coast makes it the perfect place for a team building adventure at sea. With Waypoints, you’ll learn sailing skills on the open water, including navigation, boat handling, safety, and more. Then, you’ll compete in three races before returning to the dock for a discussion about team dynamics and how to apply what you’ve learned to the workplace!
9. Reach new heights on the TreeUmph! Adventure Course
Explore some of Tampa Bay’s beautiful surroundings with a team building trip to the TreeUmph Adventure Course in Bradenton, FL. You can choose from multiple difficulty levels, including the “Climb On” course, which features footbridges and a low-speed zip line. Then, work your way up to more difficult challenges, such as “Scramble” and “Ascend,” which require you to climb walls, cross logs and barrels, and leap your way through up to 100 obstacles 60 feet off the ground.
10. Peddle boat as a team with Kraken CycleBoats
When you and your team book a Kraken CycleBoat, you explore the waters in a whole new way. Your team will board a covered peddle boat and cycle from the docks at the Tamp Convention Center and along the Tamp Riverwalk to Water Works Park. Along the way, you’ll see the sights, enjoy snacks and drinks, and peddle along as much as you like. It’s a fun way to see the city from a new perspective, all while working together as a team to reach your destinations.
11. Communicate with horses at Quantum Leap Farm
Explore the growing field of Equine Assisted Self Exploration at Quantum Leap Farms. You’ll learn about conflict resolution, non-verbal communication, and more, all while interacting with horses and with each other. No horseback riding is involved, so you don’t need any previous experience with horses. The workshop can be customized for nonprofits, executive teams, small businesses, and more, with the option of a lunch break on a scenic outdoor patio.
Team building ideas in Tampa: conclusion
Team building in Tampa is easy when you’re surrounded by historic neighborhoods, beautiful natural environments, and unique workshop venues.
Remember, if you want to plan an event from scratch, search Peerspace to find a venue that suits your budget, location, and capacity requirements. While many spaces have all the amazing amenities you need on-site, you can also contact the host and request their help securing catering and more.
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