15 top Team Building Activities in Denver Colorado
As one of the top Denver team-building activities providers, In the last 8 years, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting corporate events for top Fortune 500 companies to smaller organizations who seek to make an impact with their teams and or clients. Events from team building events with 15 guests all the way to 200+ guests.
As a destination management event company specializing in wine events, we pair all elements of a perfect corporate outing including the perfect venue, activity, catering, entertainment, transportation, and any other element to make your corporate event memorable. From Corporate holiday events to company staff team building activities.
Increase your team’s problem-building skills at a Denver Escape Room.
- An escape room activity helps with communication, analytical and team-building skills.
- They offer a variety of options and themes, from puzzles to time crises to beating a clock and accomplishing a mission.
- It’s a great activity to engage your entire team and boost their team morale.
- Some of the options below can provide food and beverage options. Mile High Wine Tours can also coordinate a perfect event or tour to include an escape room aspect and finish with a lunch or wine-paired dinner.
Below are a few additional escape room options all with 4+ stars in the Denver metro area.
Does your team have a “need for speed”? Then strap in for the joy ride of your life!
This team-building activity allows you to race as a team and accumulating the highest amount of points shows just how important teamwork is. Podium Karting & Events will customize a package for you to fit your company budget and can accommodate a wide range of group sizes. They can combine racing, axe throwing, room rentals, and prizes followed by food & drinks to provide the perfect adrenaline-filled experience.
You’ll be provided everything you need from helmets to high-performance race carts and all of the instructions on how to safely enjoy a competitive race.
Archery Games & DodgeBall
Want a safe way to wage war and build team-working skills? Archery games is a way to duke it out with bows and foam-tipped arrows with you and your colleagues. This will be “the most fun” you and your team have had in a LONG time, as soon as the guest’s reviews mention.
The game is simple and similar to dodgeball with the goal of tagging all of your opposing team’s players with arrows. You’ll be provided with all of the gear and a game referee to monitor the progress of the game.
Again, there are no painful bruises or marks from the arrows – just wear comfortable workout attire, and tennis shoes and have fun and safe ways for you and your team to be a kid again, and grow closer together!
They can host groups as small as 6 guests all the way up to 80 guests. Their staff will help you select the best games and format to fit your company event and group.
Feed your appetite as you tour the Mile High city. Typically the food tour includes a few curated food tastings paired with some packages including light drinks with an expert tour guide who provides you with insights into the city, food culture, and recommendations on trendy spots while you are in Denver. That’s the magic of doing a walking food tour as the first thing when you visit a city, it gives you inside knowledge on the best things to do, the best food to eat, the best bars to visit, and so on.
There are a few options for food tours. We recommend Local Table Tours for the most intimate food tours with expert food tour guides in Denver, Ft. Collins, or Boulder, and Rocky Mountain Food Tours if you are in Colorado Springs.
Whether your coworkers or clients are expert golfers or not, Top Golf is perfect for any level of golf. TopGolf has two locations one in Centennial which is closer to Denver, and another one in McGregor Square (see below for the two addresses).
They have so much room for activities whether it’s a party room, private conference rooms, and many high-tech hitting bays for groups of many sizes. Their private conference rooms can allow you to get down to business prior to partying and celebrating with your team. These rooms have HDTVs, WiFi, and A/V accessibility.
TopGolf wouldn’t be a completely corporate event oasis without top-notch food and drinks. Think traditional American food (hamburgers, hot wings, nachos, Sandwiches, etc.) and drinks from beer, and cocktails to wine.
There might have been a gold rush in Colorado, but not all the treasures have been claimed in Denver. Discover what the Mile High City has to offer with this awesome team-building scavenger hunt. Similar to the escape room we are featuring later in this section this team-building activity is all about teamwork, strategy, and well, fun!
You’ll enjoy a stimulating experience with your colleagues to build teamwork, boost company spirit, and ultimately increase productivity as you adventure the Mile High City to find historic buildings, amazing sculptures, and unique green spaces.
This team-building activity is perfect for corporate groups who like to move, walk, enjoy solving puzzles, and spend time outside.
Put your aim to the test in this fun-filled team-building activity in Denver.
Your experience starts with a trained expert instructor who will guide you through the safety protocols and ax-throwing techniques. They’ll have you throwing axes like the best of them.
This activity builds teamwork with a friendly element of competition by organizing a championship to see which of your coworkers wins it!
It is a mostly inexpensive team-building idea and can host a larger range of corporate group sizes. Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and have fun!
They also offer a “kick-ass” selection of beer and wine and you can bring your own food!
Sip & Paint
Company retreats and team-building events can get stale fast. If you’re looking for a new and artsy team-building idea, then try Sip and Paint!
Painting with a Twist makes your event effortless and fun as you create a piece of art that you can place in your break room, or wherever you want. It can be everything from a mural, to an image chosen by your team, or simply do a free-for-all, and let the creativity run wild!
The best part of this is that Painting with a Twist will provide you with paints, brushes, canvases, and even an expert instructor. This activity allows you to bring your own beverages (wine, beer, cocktails, coffee, hot chocolate, etc.) and snacks/food.
Like many of these experiences, if you are not able to come to them, they will come to you with all of the materials, experts, and instructors.
Panzano Cooking Classes Dinner
If you have some foodies in your group then they’ll love Panzano’s (one of Denver’s top Italian Restaurants) cooking classes. They feature pasta making, butchery, advanced cooking techniques, and select pastry baking.
The dishes you get to cook range from roasted quail, chocolate creme brulee, elk ragu, and roasted lamb. They offer customization options to fit your likes and dietary needs as well.
If you wish to add a more competitive side to this you could also do a Ravioli cook-off. If you wish to level up your corporate event experience you could do a 5-course wine-paired dinner that in our experience has exceeded all of our client’s expectations.
Conquer an Obstacle Course as a Team
Looking to build a stronger bond with your team? Check out the warrior challenge arena! They are designed to grow a team’s effectiveness, communication, and bonding. They will customize your corporate event to fit your organizational goals, objectives, and group dynamics.
Comedy Show at Comedy Works
An out-of-the-box idea for your next corporate outing is to check out a comedy show with your staff. Comedy works in downtown Denver is a great venue for business functions, and host your next employee or client appreciation event.
Their state-of-the-art showrooms can give you a picture-perfect stage with all the bells and whistles for audio lighting, and visuals.
Cocktails and Mixology Class
Upgrade those stale happy hours and teambuilding events! Running a mixology party is a fun way to break the ice and get your crew chatting, sipping, and bonding!
With Salta Events, you can choose from our seasonal menus, or customize an event just for your group!
Gather your co-workers, clients, and friends and shake, stir, and sip your way into becoming master bartenders! You’ll learn to create 3 seasonal cocktails that you’ll sip on throughout the party, plus you’ll keep the recipes and tips and tricks for entertaining!
Want to take it one step further? Custom branding is available! Stay on your guests ‘ minds, and include your logo on takeaway materials. Branded items are also available. Lead times and minimum quantities may vary.
Engaging in cooking classes in Denver and competitions make a fantastic team-building activity. You won’t even have to think about catering since you’ll get to enjoy the delicious food your group creates. You’ll enjoy a three-course meal created by both your team and their staff!
The activity includes a charcuterie board/platter to munch on at the beginning of your event with a few beer options and non-alcoholic beverage options too. Does your group like wine? So, do they! They will select wines that perfectly pair with the meal you’ll be enjoying.
You can choose from a number of cooking options (depending on the season):
- French Cuisine
- New American Cuisine
- Italian Cuisine
Bring your corporate group and learn the basic knowledge of making beer. This fun team-building activity provides the basic equipment, all the ingredients, and beer-making techniques. At the end of the class, you’ll have created a 5-gallon beer batch, which you will get to bottle and take home or to the office!
This activity is perfect for smaller groups of up to 10 guests and it’s relatively inexpensive, $175 per group.
Are you looking for a fun summer (or nice weather) corporate event idea? Bring your team on a team bicycle ride at Pedal Hopper. They cater to your team’s needs and likes as they can customize their route to fit your needs. Whether it’s a small corporate group or a larger one, they can reserve their entire fleet to seat up to 80 co-workers.
They can even customize the route to start and end at your office or hotel if near the LoDo or RiNo areas in downtown Denver.
You might be wondering which of these is the best activity for team building
In our opinion a good team building activity should have different elements of communication, problem solving, leadership skills and free time to enjoy and relax with the staff. A cooking class is in our top list of the best activity, as in essence integrates all of the mentioned aspects of a good activity.
All of these 15 team bonding ideas are a perfect way to to bring you staff together.
These activities have great aspects to work on building relationships and connecting you staff to each other. Another greate team bonding idea is a corporate wine tasting with food with a scuvencher hunt. Note only does it connects your group but also they get time to meet each other with free time to really talk after the problem solving.
The 4 main types of team building activities.
There are 4 different types of activities for you staff. Depends on what you want to accomplish and the interest of the group, one or the other might be better.
A great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors with the staff members. Usually only during summer time available. From activities in the mountains to a guided visit to a winery.
Indoor activities or event in a venue
Year round options for your corporate events. Whether dinners, team building activities or seminar and presantions.
Virtual Team Building Activity
From virutal wine tastings to guided games or activities for the entire company staff from the comfort of each others home or from the company premises.
On site Activity
Bringing the fun to the premises of the company with organzed events and activities or motivational speakers.