5 team building activities to reconnect with nature

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We all know that a happy team which works well together is going to be more effective, more productive, and more successful, but it can be very difficult to build up a sense of camaraderie between colleagues if we’re using outdated team-building methods or constantly repeating the same activities over and over again without taking our team’s tastes and passions into account.

The beautiful spring and summer weather makes us all want to spend more time in nature, so why not give your team the gift of a relaxing team-building experience that will help them reconnect with nature?

If you don’t have any idea for an activity that your team would love, don’t worry – we’re here to help. Not only have we sourced some brilliant team-building experiences for you and your colleagues to enjoy, but they’re also guaranteed to help you reconnect with nature. Which, considering spending time in nature has been proven to alleviate stress, boost concentration and improve short term memory, isn’t just good news for your team; it’s good news for your business, too. 

Eco Team Experience

There is nothing better than an experience that allows you to have fun, but also to learn something new and useful for your daily life. 

From vegetable gardening, permaculture and composting to beehives and beekeeping, these hands-on ecological workshops will encourage team building and bring you all closer to nature - not to mention gift your colleagues the long term skills they need to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Book your eco team experience here.

Woodcarving experience

Fancy trying something a little more creative? Woodcarving is a brilliant team building activity, helping to improve neuroplasticity, lower blood pressure, and get people thinking outside the box. Speak to the professional woodcarver running your session, and you could even spice things up by adding in a friendly “best carving” competition. Either way, your team will be left with plenty of happy memories and a handmade souvenir to take home.

Book your woodcarving experience here.

Virtual Terrarium workshop

If it’s difficult getting your colleagues together IRL, don’t worry; there are plenty of nature-focused team-building experiences you can enjoy online. We’re fond of this virtual terrarium workshop, which will see your teammates create a self-sustaining ecosystem - or mini garden if you prefer - under the tutelage of a professional botanist. With materials shipped to participants ahead of time, they’ll have everything they need to bring nature indoors to them.

Book your virtual terrarium workshop here.

Virtual gardening workshop

Time in lockdown has led to a surge of amateur gardeners; indeed, waiting lists for allotments have doubled in some parts of the UK while in France people joined communal gardens, especially in big cities like Paris or Lyon. So we bet your colleagues will enjoy a team-building experience that provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to create their own gardens and cultivate their own little piece of nature at home.

Book your virtual gardening workshop here.

Virtual kokedama workshop

Why not encourage your colleagues to get their hands dirty with kokedama, aka the Japanese art of creating decorative potless plants using a mixture of soil, moss and string? This workshop is the ideal nature-boosting online team-building experience, as it provides participants with all the materials they need to - under the instruction of a skilled professional, obviously - craft their very own kokedama, not to mention learn the skills they need to care for it at home. 

Book your virtual kokedama workshop here.