Five Ideas for Work Socials to Help Your Employees Bond

As much as you enjoy heading to the pub with your employees after a long work week, the same settings and routine can get old after awhile (not that you’ll ever get sick of that IPA!). Fortunately, London co-working space The Brew has plenty of out-of-the-ordinary ideas that will entertain your whole company while bringing your employees closer together. Here, we count down five awesome ideas for work socials that are anything but routine.

Throw a Boat Party

If you really want to impress, look into one of the many boat party services available along the Thames. What could be better than cruising down the river with a cold beverage, some great music and your (extremely pleased) employees? Some boat parties even offer food—check out the Thames Leisure BBQ cruise. Or, if you’re looking for a boat experience that’s easily personalised, take a look at the Canal Party Club, which allows you to rent out a canal boat and bring your own food, drink and music on board.

Jump Around in a Ball Pit

Ready for some nostalgic fun? Book a spot at Ballie Ballerson in Stoke Newington and prepare to let out your inner child. This underground club is decked out with 250,000 clear balls lit up on an LED dance floor, which you can play in as DJs spin big tunes. And don’t miss out on their planet-themed cocktails. Just be ready to see your employees get up to mischief like you’ve never seen before!

Visit an Escape Room

London now has a variety of escape room games, and they make an excellent bonding experience for employees. For a heart-pounding spy adventure, try ClueQuest, which will have your group solving puzzles and working together to complete a series of enthralling tasks. Up for something really difficult? Take your group to Secret Studio. Set in an old-fashioned film studio, this retro exploration is full of surprises and brain-stumping challenges. Escape rooms will have your team putting their collaborative skills to the test.

Take a Class

Working in a traditional office space, your employees may feel they spend most of their time at their computers. Taking them to a hands-on class can provide a fun, creative change of pace. Pizza-making courses, wine and beer tastings and painting classes are all great choices—but if you know your employees have a sweet tooth, be sure to book a class at MyChocolate, which turns chocolate-making into team-building. Their workshops lead your group through the process of making and tasting chocolate, even fostering a bit of healthy competition between your employees.

Tour a Brewery

Is a pub visit a mandatory part of your socials? Then take it to the next level by going on a brewery tour with your workers. You’ll not only get to sip on some incredible, high-quality brews, but you’ll also get to see how they’re made and meet the people behind your buzz! London Brewery Tours provide access to multiple microbreweries and arrange the details, so all you have to worry about is sipping and socialising.

Of course, you can also take advantage of The Brew’s premium event space or The Coffice for your work dos. Both venues in Shoreditch are perfect for work celebrations and socials of any sort, and they provide a stylish, unique atmosphere. No matter which activity or setting you choose, just be sure it brings the opportunity for a new dynamic to your team. Your employees will be grateful for the change of pace, and you’re bound to have a good time too!