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The Best Team Away Day Venues For Hire

From team activity hotspots perfect for a bit of friendly competition to grand, exclusive hire spaces fit for epic, corporate conferences.

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Get together out of the office with our versatile team away day venues

Team activity? Overnight stay? Whether you're putting together an unusual team away day or planning an epic large-scale corporate conference we'll help you find the perfect team away day venues. We feature incredible team away day venues all across the UK, so get in touch and we can help you find and book the perfect team away day. Company offsites will never be the same again...

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Adventure and wellness day or overnight conference, team away days are the perfect way to unite your employees.

What is a Team Away Day?

A team away day is an event or outing organised by your company to foster team building, improve communication, boost morale, and have fun together. There are so many different types of corporate team days, so it doesn’t matter what your budget is, you can get your entire company together for some bonding.

Some people opt to plan a team offsite, or retreat, where everyone will travel somewhere together overnight. This could be abroad or just a few hours away from the office. Hosting a retreat is a great way to encourage your team to get to know each other in a more relaxed environment. Another example of a team away day is an office day out, where you may head to a meeting room venue and do some brainstorming and training sessions, followed by drinks and food at a fun activity bar. Other team away days can be company picnics, brainstorming sessions, team hikes, charity days, and more!

Why are Team Away Days Important?

Hosting a team away day is super important because it boosts morale and productivity in the workplace. When your team is able to step out of the office and get to know each other and chat with one another in a relaxed setting, it breaks down walls and encourages teamwork and collaboration. According to Harvard Business Review’s article entitled The New Science of Building Great Teams3, social time is important to team performance. Apparently, this single factor can account for over “50% of positive changes in communication patterns.” Getting your team together in a social environment, where it might not be as high-pressured as the office is, allows people to really interact. Plsu, when you break routine, it not only stops burnout from happening, but it also gives your team an opportunity to gain a fresh perspective on the world and the work they do at your company.

Another great reason to plan a corporate team day is that these events can be a breeding ground for emerging leaders and talent identification. You may see some members of your team really step up and show skills that you may not have seen day-to-day in the office.

Features of a Great Team Away Day Venue

There are so many features to look for when searching for a great team away day venue. But first, you have to determine what sort of team away day you’d like to plan.


If you’re going away for a night or a couple of days, the features you’re looking for in a team away day venue will be totally different from one that’s only being hired for a couple of hours. One of the first things to consider is location and accessibility. If you’re going to stay in the country, you need to ensure everyone can easily get to the venue. That means you’ll either need to hire a coach, book train tickets, or pay for petrol so people can drive there. If you’re taking your team abroad, you’ll need to consider how close it is to the airport in your destination country.

Next, you’ll want to ensure that there is enough space for everyone to sleep. Some people may not be comfortable sharing a room with someone else, so you need to determine this ahead of time. Each company will have different preferences and requirements when it comes to sleeping arrangements.

You’ll also want your team away day venue to have some recreation space where you can do some team building activities. It’s important to have spaces to get some workshops done, so check if there is a projector or screen connectivity. Ensure there’s wifi that everyone can connect to.

Team Day Out

If your budget doesn’t allow for an overnight team away day, don’t worry! You can still plan a great day out in the same city you’re based in. When you’re looking for your team away day venue, you may end up needing to hire two different places. You may want to kick your day off with an adventure activity, followed by drinks at a bar. Or, you may want to have a day of brainstorming sessions, followed by an evening at an activity bar.

EIther way, you want to find venues that work for your needs. If you want a brainstorming day, look for meeting rooms or conference venues that have breakout spaces so your team can collaborate easily. Ensure there is a projector and wifi. If you want an adventure activity, look for somewhere that’s easily accessible by public transportation to cut down costs. Make sure that everyone on your team can participate in the activity.

For the evening, you can hire a bar with a minimum spend or you can find a cool activity bar where you can play crazy golf, bowl, or sing karaoke. There are so many amazing venues out there to choose from for your corporate team day.

How to Book a Venue with VenueScanner

Team away days are one of the highlights of the office event calendar, and we'd like to help you pull things off properly. Get the venue right and your employees are sure to get the most out of this opportunity. From team building to upskilling, team away days are filled with possibility. And one thing's for sure: getting your employees out of the office for a day or two is sure to get their creative juices flowing.

We're here to show you the coolest, quirkiest, most enjoyable team away day venues in the UK, so you'll be able to plan the perfect trip in no time at all. With over 20,000 venues listed on our site, we provide the largest selection of venues for hire in the UK. You'll certainly be spoilt for choice here when it comes to team away day options. So, just enter your specifications into our venue search bar and discover the ideal team away day venue for your company.

VenueScanner also offers an for our business clients. If you're booking a team away day - or any other event for that matter - our concierge team will be able to help you source the perfect venue. We'll find you a selection of team away day venues that match your specifications, produce an event brief with pricing, arrange viewings and confirm the venue.

A few of our absolute favourite team away day venues in London are Clays, where you can go virtual clay target shooting or Swingers where you can play a couple of rounds of crazy golf. In Manchester you can check out Sixes Cricket, where you can show off your batting skills, and in Birmingham, Escape Live, a fun escape room venue.

Team Away Days FAQs

What is a team away day?

A team away day can be a company offsite, a day of brainstorming away from the office, a team building event, and more! Team away days promote teamwork, open communication, and collaboration. They’re very beneficial for businesses and help companies thrive.

Why should we plan a team away day?

Team away days are really great for company morale. They allow people to interact in an informal setting and create new friendships that will ultimately help with communication and collaboration. They’re really great for coming up with new ideas and reinvigorating teams that may be feeling a bit burnt out.

Can I still plan a team away day if I don’t have a large budget?

Team away days will look different for every company. While some may decide to plan an offsite or retreat, others will opt for a day event. You can easily plan a great day out without blowing your budget. Just think about what you want out of the day – is it to get members of different teams working together? If so, maybe have a hackathon in a cool meeting room somewhere. Do you want to encourage teamwork? If so, you can look for fun adventure activities or do an escape room. Either way, end the day with some drinks and food at a bar or restaurant that has a minimum spend that you’re comfortable with.

I want to plan a multi-day retreat, is it hard to find a place to stay?

If your corporate away day is actually an overnight retreat, we can help! VenueScanner Retreats is a great service that can connect you with venues all around the world. We have strong relationships with a number of really cool hotels and independent retreats that are perfect for hosting your company retreat.

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