When was the last time you hired a coach and organised a special team-building day for your employees? Given that the success of most organisations relies on the ability of individuals to build effective teams, it is no surprise that team-building has become a buzzword in recent years.

shutterstock_293257205Team-building days are very important for encouraging collaboration and teamwork in the office. Hiring a coach and transporting your team to a different setting will help your employees to see each other in a different light and out of their comfort zone, bringing them closer together as a result. Rewarding employees in this way will boost morale, ensuring they feel appreciated and happy to come to work. Of course, this will then have a knock on effect in how their performance back in the office.

With so many beautiful places in the UK, it may be difficult to choose where to take your team for your next corporate coach trip. Norwich, which frequently appears on top UK city lists, is a prime candidate since its award winning coast-line, bustling city centre and stunning countryside views mean you have a complete free-range of team-building activities to choose from.

Having this variety is extremely important since you need to pick a team-building event that everyone can participate in and that allows each member of staff to play an important role. Getting this right can be tricky so after you have organised your coach hire to Norwich, turn your attention to planning what you will do when you actually get there. Remember, you need to find an activity that your staff will want to do, not that they feel forced into doing so think about the personalities on your team and consider their likes and dislikes when making a decision.

Let’s look at some activity ideas in Norfolk to give you some inspiration for your team-building day:

For sporty types…

There is so much for sporty types to enjoy in or near Norwich, ranging from the dry ski slopes at Norfolk Snowsports Club to Skirmish Paintball and High Altitude’s Trampoline Park. Centres like Billingford Lakes are a great idea for organising multiple activities like canoeing, hiking and archery.

For animal lovers…

Various studies have shown that spending time with animals relaxes the mind and helps to restore psychological health. If your team is made up of animal crazy people, then why not check out Africa Alive zoo and join one of their senior animal keepers for a personal guided tour on the Plains of Africa Safari Experience?

For problem solvers…

For those that prefer solving puzzles to exercise will love Espionage Missions which is a hi-tech and fast-paced treasure hunt around Norwich city centre, involving missions, gadgets, challenges and tasks. Alternatively, why not recreate your own treasure hunt or games at one of the three beautiful Norfolk National Trust sites – Felbrigg Hall, Oxburgh Hall and Blickling Estate.

If you are looking for somewhere to eat in Norwich once your team has worked up an appetite, you’re in luck…and in for a real treat! Norwich city is littered with independent pubs, restaurants and cafes as well as big chain brands so it will not be difficult to find somewhere to fit your budget. Noteworthy restaurants and pubs include Last Wine Bar & Restaurant, Roger Hickman’s, The Library, East 26, Benedict’s and B’nou.