Dallas is a hard-working city — in fact, by some metrics, it’s the 11th-hardest-working city in the United States. With that in mind, it’s important to make sure your colleagues are getting enough time away from their desks. If you’re looking for activities to do with your team outside of the office, here are 10 team outing ideas in Dallas suitable for groups of all sizes.
1. Top Golf
At Top Golf, you can leave the golf cart behind. Top Golf is a game designed for all players and abilities. Instead of an 18-hole course, you’ll be hitting balls at large targets on a field — kind of like a game of darts. The balls are micro-chipped for easy automated scoring, and you’ll get points based on how far and accurate your shots are. Top Golf Dallas has over 70 bays, so your team can rent one or more bays for the night. Best of all, the bays all have Wi-Fi and climate control; in addition, you can order food and drinks without leaving your game. There are also fire pits on the patio and three miniature golf courses for additional fun.
Who doesn’t love a change of scenery after spending all day sitting at the same desks, meeting in the same conference rooms? Enter: Peerspace. Considered the Airbnb for event spaces, this online marketplace makes it easy to escape the office and book awesome locations for your next brainstorm session, company offsite, or happy hour! Whether you want to rent a modern meeting retreat or an ideation space with a private cafe and lounge, Peerspace offers no shortage of unique lofts, apartments, and studios. We just can’t promise it won’t be really difficult to go back to your office after switching things up in an inspiring Peerspace.
No week at the office is complete without dinner and drinks — why not make it a medieval feast? Medieval Times is a classic dinner-theatre performance, complete with a four-course meal and live jousting displays. If you book as a group, you’ll get VIP seating, group photos, and more.
Extreme Sandbox gives your team a chance to bring out their inner kid —and break out the heavy machinery. Located in Pottsboro, TX, Extreme Sandbox features a 15-acre sandbox and nearby meeting space for your team to let loose. After an initial safety briefing, you’ll be able to play with bulldozers, excavators, and more. They offer group packages from 10–100 people, and can include catering and transportation options. You can choose from a social gathering to more intensive “scenario-based training” for directed team-building exercises.
5. iFly Dallas
Learn to skydive without getting on an airplane at iFly Dallas, which uses a wind tunnel to create an indoor skydiving experience. With group packages available, this is the perfect place to bring your team for an adventure. You can test your limits with an introductory bodyflight experience, or strap on VR goggles for an even more intense ride. There are no limits to group size, so it’s suitable even for large corporate teams.
For something a little less intense than skydiving, consider an event with Dallas by Chocolate. This company offers a variety of chocolate-themed tours around the Dallas area. They have more than 30 activities to choose from for groups from 10–150 people. The tours are designed to help your group mingle, and can include scavenger hunts and escape rooms, in addition to food and drinks. If your team is new to Dallas, this is a great way to help them get to know the city a little better.
If you like scavenger hunts, then CityHUNT is the perfect team outing in Dallas for you. Their trivia-focused scavenger hunts will get your team working together to solve puzzles and complete photo challenges. The activities are focused on team-building and incorporate methods from positive psychology to get your team thinking outside the box. CityHUNT’s clues are customized for each city and teams of all sizes. The whole experience takes up to three hours and may include augmented reality, geo mapping, and more. At the end of the day, you’ll have an awards ceremony to announce the winner and share what you learned about your city.
Bad Axe Throwing is bringing a “traditional Canadian backyard pastime” to over 20 cities in the United States and Canada. Take your team to the Dallas location to see what this unconventional sport is all about. Axe-throwing is a fun and affordable team outing idea in Dallas. With a group booking, you’ll have four targets, two coaches, and two hours of axe-throwing in a private lane. Bring your own food and drink, or book a package with photos and catering.
Interested in something more creative? Marrs Art offers private glassblowing workshops for small teams. Book through Kapow.com for a three-hour workshop that includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Local artists will introduce your team to the glassblowing process, and you’ll each get the opportunity to spend 15 minutes at the furnace to create your own work of art. Perfect for teams of 10–24, everyone will leave the workshop with a memorable, personalized souvenir.
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ones. If you’re looking for something casual and low-key, hire the Dallas Picnic Company to create an outdoor event for you. Throw a summer barbecue or employee appreciation event. Menus feature burgers, fajitas, barbecues, and more. You can also include fun activities, such as games and karaoke, or even a bounce house for the kids to make it a family-friendly affair.
Dallas may be a hard-working city, but it also knows how to have fun. From axe-throwing to skydiving, there’s no shortage of adventures for your team to take part in. We hope this list of team outing ideas in Dallas gives you a good place to start planning. You can also browse the listings on Peerspace for more location rental ideas throughout the Dallas–Fort Worth area.