Taking time out from the daily grind occasionally is a necessity for employee wellbeing. Bringing your team together in a relaxed environment will give people the opportunity to socialise, away from their desks – a proven way to boost productivity.
So why not start the year as you mean to go on and plan in your 2020 team building activities.
Not all businesses can feasibly commit to the time, nor expense, of away days, so another solution is to host an activity within the workplace.
And what better activity to offer than a round of office mini-golf!
Mini golf is perfect for team building activities, it is fun, it is active and requires no prior ability.
Turn your breakout area into a fun crazy golf course
It’s winter, no one wants to venture out in the cold and wet. But getting a break away from the desk is essential for productivity.
Facebook HQ hired our Funsize crazy golf course for that very reason.
The Fun Size Course was perfect for a room of this size. This is our standard 9-hole portable golf course.
The package consists of:
27 x 1msq astro grass tiles
Foam edge bumpers
Assorted obstacle pieces
9 rubber headed putters
9 low bounce balls
Scorecards, clipboards and pencils
Number cones 1-9
Short on space?
Our crazy golf course can be set up within the office. Putterfingers mini golf courses can be set up indoors or outdoors, and the modular nature of the courses means that they can fit around existing furniture and office layouts.
This is exactly what Worldpay did. They hired a 6-hole course to set up within their office space to celebrate the day that the company joined FIS. The organiser planned this activity in secret so it was a surprise for his employees when they arrived at work the next day. He even got to get some practice in the evening before while setting up. Unfair advantage perhaps?!
Team building across the miles
If your company has multiple offices, it can be tricky to bring employees together in a social setting when locations are miles apart.
One easy and cost-effective solution could be to hire a course for each location and compete via a live-feed scoreboard.
Zone Digital found this worked perfectly for connecting their Bristol and London employees.
As we have multiple courses available to hire at any one time, there is no reason this idea couldn’t be scaled up and ran across several offices. Our golf courses can be delivered anywhere in the UK via courier, store away easily and fit in standard lift shafts – we would be hard-pushed to find a venue that cannot be accessed!
Our mini golf courses can be hired as they are, or branded with company logos and other insignia by prior arrangement with us. All courses are also available for purchase, either to create a more permanent fixture or to store and use when the occasion demands – the equipment is fully portable and easy to set up.
Branding the course to the company helps people to equate the company with fun, which boosts morale. Show employees some love, and they’re more likely to love you back. Some high-profile companies, such as Google and LinkedIn, have minigolf courses in their offices. So be like Google. Make your company one of the best to work for.
Buy a course to use for all your corporate events
Putterfingers mini golf courses are available to buy as well as hire. You could purchase a course to use for employee socials, for family-fun days and entertaining clients.
One or two holes can also be easily transported and set-up at trade shows – mini golf makes a great addition to exhibition stands as a fun and engaging activity for delegates.
Looking for multiple activities?
If you are planning on running a slightly larger team event and what to mix of activities, then talk to us about….
Table tennis is great fun for corporate events, networking, office parties, conferencing and team building events.
We supply full-size, competition tables and personalised folding table tennis plus everything you need: balls, bats and nets.
You can have your own unique bespoke Compact Tables with the playing surface professionally printed with photos, logos, or any artwork you want to send us. Use block colours. Put a hashtag on them. The possibilities are endless.
Footpool is a fusion between football and pool. The pockets are goals in this fusion between pool and football, and the added bonus is there is no offside rule! The rules of 8-ball pool apply: your opponent gets an extra shot if you foul and potting the black after potting all your balls wins the game.
Footpool is available to hire from a few hours to a full day and requires a set-up space of 25sqms.
Get in touch
If you are planning an event and are looking for activities to hire, or to buy, then get in touch with the Putterfingers team. We can create a bespoke package to meet your objectives.
Tel: 01284 848330