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Whether you are looking to reward your staff, add a team building activity to break up a meeting or entertain your guests, there is plenty to choose from.

We work with a number of great team building suppliers and have put together our top ideas below. If you’re looking to create a perfect team building experience for your valued colleagues and employees, get in touch and we’ll help you plan a successful, memorable day that caters to everyone needs.

See Southampton: Guided Walking Tours

With a huge amount of hidden history in Southampton, what better way to uncover this than through a variety of walking tours. With themes such as the Titanic Trail, Vaults & Vino or Ghastly, Grim & Gory they are sure to entertain and enlighten. Why not finish with afternoon tea or a glass of wine in one of Southampton’s historic buildings.

Gin Making And Tasting

An introduction in to the world of gin with a brief history, the various methods for producing gins and a review of the botanicals to set the scene for the practical work to follow. Teams will then produce a target gin profile tasting each distillate and infusion to decide which components work with their profile and how much of each to add until the desired product is produced.

Operation I.O.W.

The ultimate team building exercise and exhilarating from the word go! Guests are flown by helicopter to the north end of the Isle of Wight for a 24 hour stretch in a state of the art Military base. Staying overnight in army barracks, guests will share bunks and enjoy a canteen breakfast in this back to basics themed challenge. This exclusive challenge involves resources such as a 13 metre high rope course, SA80 Laser Rifle Training System which is used by the military for Close Quarter Combat, the largest mobile Climbing Wall in the UK, a 15 metre Water Traverse, Canadian Canoes, Mortar firing and a number of explosives and pyrotechnics designed to sharpen the wits.

Sailing On The Solent

Sailing is becoming increasingly popular, not only as a sport but as a fun social activity. Sailing boats are an ideal platform for networking and getting to know colleagues, as well as being an excellent environment for spending quality time with guests. Racing helps to build a long lasting sense of camaraderie and team spirit among participants, forming a solid foundation for future business relationships and partnerships. Experiences can be incorporated with some of the regions renowned regatta’s such as Cowes Week.

Crime Scene Investigations

Become a Crime Scene Investigation team for the day and learn to collect and process evidence using professional techniques and equipment. Throughout the day teams will use their new found skills in fingerprinting, ballistics testing, forensic dentistry and blood spatter in order to solve a mysterious crime. The CSI Event is fun, thought provoking and a brilliant bonding experience.

Canon Firing

Each group works as a team, aiming, loading and firing the cannon at the fortress target. Instructors are dressed in appropriate historical military costume. Cannon firing can last from 1 to 1.5 hours and is perfect as a pre-lunch or pre-dinner activity or break out session.

Wild Goose Team Challenge App

Work in teams to earn points whilst enjoying a wild goose chase around your chosen location! This app will get your team working together on numerous challenges and tasks, including creating photos and videos as a group. The live scoreboard will keep competitors on their toes and build momentum until one team prevails! The challenge takes 1.5 – 2 hours to complete.  For more information and a quote please contact us info@destinationsouthampton.com

Bake Off

After a short introduction and demonstration by the professional pastry chef, teams will be set a challenge to make a variety of bakery and pastry items. Competing head to head teams will race to make, bake, and ice, a variety of bakery items while the clock is ticking, followed by a judging session – penalties will be given for under cooked cake or split custard!

New Forest Country Sports

Experience the great outdoors in the New Forest National Park with a variety of exhilarating activities to suit everyone. Your day could include a Tree Top Adventure (flying down zip wires, Tarzan swinging from tree to tree), Forest Segway, mountain biking, archery or laser clay shooting.

Bear Grylls Survival

Undertake a range of survival challenges, inspired by some of the greatest explorers of all time. Available in 5 different levels, ranging from Level 1 – which is indoors and can be held in any conference room, to Level 5 – which would be hosted at one of our venues with outdoor space.

Itineraries

We have created 2 itineraries for a full day in and around Southampton for your delegates to stay a little longer, or for partners of delegates to experience.

Southampton is steeped in maritime heritage and today is known as the cruise capital of Europe. The city has a vibrant atmosphere with an impressive cultural and retail offering – featuring in the UKs top ten shopping destinations. The Mayflower is not the only voyage the city is well known for. The Titanic set sail from the White Star Dock in 1912.

  • SeaCity Museum  (1-2 hours approx.)
    This innovative, state of the art museum focuses on Southampton and its connection with the sea, including the city’s Titanic heritage and the stories of the people who have travelled in and out of the city through the ages. Situated at the heart of Southampton’s emerging cultural quarter
  • Tudor House & Garden  (1-2 hours approx.)
    Southampton’s most important historic building and revealing over 800 years of history in the heart of the old town. Located in the areas of the city the Pilgrims would have lived in whilst preparing the Mayflower and Speedwell for their voyage in 1620.
  • Grand Café  (1-2 hours approx.)
    Located in the iconic Grade II listed South Western House, a former hotel to railways guests, and then later to the cruise passengers. Its grandeur reflected the wealth of the shipping industry at that time. The public areas are particularly beautiful, with a great deal of marble and elaborate ironwork on the passenger lift shafts and the staircases. In fact the main staircase was the prototype for the grand staircase on the Titanic. Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the former Wedgwood Ballroom as have many distinguished guests of the past. Two very notable ones were Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower during the Second World War.
  • Get out on Southampton Water  (2-3hours approx.)
    After a morning of exploring the maritime history, get out on the water and see for yourself the bustling port of Southampton. Either a fast paced treasure hunt on RIB’s (rigid inflatable boats) or a more leisurely (but no less competitive) sail across to Beaulieu River or the Isle of Wight.

Hampshire is renowned as the birthplace of some of England’s most famous authors. Jane Austen was born and spent most of her life in the county, falling in love with the Hampshire countryside, which inspired much of her work.

  • Jane Austen’s House Museum  (1-2 hours approx.)
    Follow in the footsteps of Hampshire author Jane Austen with a visit to her former home, now an intimate museum in east Hampshire. Spend time exploring the rooms in which she used to live and write and see some of the fascinating articles she once owned. Nearby Chawton House, once owned by Jane’s brother, is also a museum and garden and a memorable joint visit.
  • Winchester Cathedral  (1-2 hours approx.)
    England’s ancient capital is a city steeped in history, offering rich pickings for visitors looking to uncover Britain’s past, including Mayflower connections. Experience magnificent architecture, priceless treasures and great works of art in one of England’s finest medieval cathedrals. Find the resting place of kings, queens and bishops as well as much-loved author Jane Austen. The Winchester Bible, a 12th century national treasure should not be missed
  • Mercure Dolphin Hote  (1-2 hours approx.)
    The upstairs rooms of the Dolphin, with the magnificent bow windows, hosted Jane Austen on her 18th birthday as well as subsequent galas and balls. Enjoy traditional afternoon tea in one of the oldest hotels in Southampton, packed with character and history.
  • Take a guided walk around the streets of Southampton  (2-3 hours approx.)
    Southampton was still a fashionable Spa town and close enough to the naval centre of Portsmouth to make it a popular residence for naval officers. When Mrs Austen was widowed in January 1805, she and her two spinster daughters seized the opportunity to re-locate to Southampton. Re-trace their lives through the Old Town as well as discovering many more lives that had an impact on the city we know today.

Events and Team Building Partners

Go! Southampton
Murdered For Money
LYC
See Southampton
New Forest Activities
Visit Britain
Chillisauce Corporate Events Team Building

Contact Us

If you’re interested in organising a memorable team building day or activity, get in touch. We’ll be happy to contact our suppliers and provide a bespoke, exciting range of fun activities based on your budget and needs.

shirley@destinationsouthampton.com

(+44) 0345 226 9944