Create opportunities for your team to connect, grow and laugh with this guide: 11+ Fun team Building Activities: Atlanta Edition.
Atlanta has a thriving corporate community, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. It’s a good thing Atlanta is also home to some amazing team building experiences! Read on to discover creative ways to engage and empower your employees.
In this guide, you’ll find:
- the best team building activities in Atlanta
- team building activities for nonprofits, restaurants, and small businesses
- murder mystery, scavenger hunt, and culinary team building activities
- unexpected corporate team building events in Atlanta
- virtual team building ideas for remote and hybrid teams
1. Take a Walking Food and Cocktail Tour of Grant Park
A walking food and cocktail tour is great way to get everyone out of the office and exploring their city. For example, on the Grant Park Past & Future Food Walk, your team will eat and sightsee. Taste 8 classic southern dishes from 3 different restaurants. Stops include Six Feet Under, Firepit Pizza Tavern, and Little Tart Bakeshop.
The 2.5 hour tour covers 1.2 easy miles of walking, including a stroll through Historic Oakland Cemetry. For this experience, planning around dietary needs is easy. That’s because this tour can accommodate most food restrictions with advance notice.
2. Visit Atlanta’s Martin Luther King Sites
Create a meaningful experience for your team while working toward your company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. The King Historic District Tour tells the story of MLK, Jr. This is an in-depth look at the people and locations that inspired him.
And, it’s been named by Conde Nast as one of the 16 best things to do in Atlanta. This tour will inspire and educate your team.
Highlights of the tour include seeing the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and artifacts in The King Center. You’ll also take in amazing views of the city on Jackson Street Bridge. Last but not least, your team will visit Prince Hall Grand Lodge, a significant site in the Civil Rights movement.
3. Enjoy Amusement Park Fun at Skyline Park
Located on the roof of Ponce City Market, Skyline Park is a wonderland of vintage amusement park charm. Head to the Coney Island-style boardwalk area to play mini golf, skee ball, break-a-plate, and other carnival games. There’s also a three-story slide and food and drinks for sale. With this activity, you’ll foster team bonding and show your employees a great time.
Additionally, Ponce City Market’s roof boasts stunning views of Buckhead, Midtown, and Downtown. This is the perfect place to take a photo – you might even be able to get your office (way) in the background! Group tickets are available, or you can book a private event.
4. Get Wild: Take a Goat Yoga Class Together
Atlanta’s weather means that a lot of outdoor team building activities are possible year-round. For example, goat yoga combines mindfulness with a sense of fun and adventure.
Goat yoga is just what it sounds like. Your team participates in yoga exercises in an outdoor (read: dirt) setting while goats roam and frolic around you.
This social media-worthy experience is a hit with many teams. Whether your group includes yoga experts or total newbies, goat yoga is all about getting out of your comfort zone. Red Wagon Goats in Stone Mountain offers private goat yoga sessions for teams and groups. Visit their farm location, or book a session at your space!
5. Learn Teamwork through Puppetry
The Center for Puppetry Arts is a cultural gem in Atlanta. This museum and theater is home to the world’s largest collection of Jim Henson puppets, props, and costumes. Additionally, their theatrical shows delight all those who are young at heart.
But, did you know the Center for Puppetry Arts also offers corporate team building workshops? Believe it or not, being a puppeteer requires many of the same skills as being a corporate leader: listening, communication, trust, and creativity. Empower your group to work together with creative puppetry team building exercises.
The Center’s team building sessions are customized to integrate your organization’s mission and values into the program. Most workshops last 2-3 hours. Your session can take place at the Center for Puppetry Arts (upgrade your experience with museum admission tickets!) or at your location.
6. Solve a Murder Mystery Together
The Murder Mystery Co. specializes in bringing teams together for a thrilling and fun experience. With this activity, you and your colleagues will work together to investigate a Clue-style murder mystery case. This is a highly interactive experience that will have your team in stitches with laughter. Plus, you’ll build your communication and problem-solving skills.
From the moment your team walks into the room, you’ll be immersed in the story. With a healthy dose of friendly competition, your coworkers will transform into sleuths and suspects. Mingling and chatting with other participants is necessary to solve the murder. As a result, this activity is perfect for encouraging connections between different departments.
Piece the clues together, find the killer, and celebrate!
7. Go Whirlyball-ing – Classic Fun Team Building, Atlanta-style
Whirlyball Atlanta is a fun team building activity Atlanta companies have loved for two decades. Here’s how it works: 10-20 players get into bumper cars. Use a stick with a net to pass a whiffle ball around and score!
Your team will have fun while increasing trust, communication, and morale. After all, it’s hard to not have fun in a bumper car! Whirlyball offers team building packages at their Roswell location. There, you’ll find a full bar as well as a stage that can be incorporated into your corporate event.
If you want your event to be tournament-style, the Whirlyball team can help facilitate. As Whirlyball Atlanta’s website says – “We do all of the work, so you can have all of the fun.”
This activity is perfect for a small group or a larger team. That’s because if your group size exceeds 10-20, Whirlyball can help you rotate employees in and out of bumper cars. That way, everyone gets a turn!
8. Get Some Excitement with Scavenger Hunts Around Atlanta
Scavenger hunts are a great way to get everyone out of the office to explore their city together. And, with Scavenger Hunt Atlanta, you can request a custom experience or book one of their adventure packages. Choose from options like the Wilderness Adventure, City Scavenger Hunt (throughout Atlanta), Escape Adventure, and more.
Join the likes of Delta, MailChimp, Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and other companies that have planned adventures with Scavenger Hunt Atlanta. Get your team purposefully wandering throughout Atlanta. This activity is especially perfect if you have employees who recently moved to the Atlanta area.
9. Host a Cooking Team Building Experience
Team Building with Taste is an Atlanta-based company that offers food-based team building experiences. Choose from one of three sessions:
- Team Building with Taste: A 3-hour program where your team will engage in friendly competition to prepare a full course meal. In this session, your team will get a few curve balls along the way to inspire creativity and problem-solving. Then, enjoy your meal together in the private dining room.
- Taste of Innovation: Participants are given a “mystery basket” and must prepare a meal with the ingredients. Working in partnership with chefs, each team uses their items and their creativity to create something delicious.
- Cooking Up Camraderie: Prepare international tapas dishes together. For example, you might make Korean beef lettuce wraps, empanadas, or Argentinian choripan sliders.
10. Make a Splash at the Georgia Aquarium
At the Georgia Aquarium, your team can have a fun-filled day while learning more about our natural world. The aquarium offers discounted pricing for corporate groups. Tickets include access to all of the galleries, 4D movie experience, dolphin presentation, and more.
Craving more adventure? Book an optional add-on experience. For example, your team could get up-close with sea life during an animal encounter. Another option is scheduling a “Behind the Seas” tour to get a glimpse at the aquarium’s operations.
For corporate groups of 25-50 who book admission tickets, take advantage of a private lounge area. Your team can eat, mingle, and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the aquarium.
11. Plan Virtual Team Building Activities – Perfect for Remote & Hybrid Teams!
If your Atlanta team is working remotely or in a hybrid arrangement, try a virtual team building experience! Our sister company, Unexpected Virtual Tours, specializes in creating virtual experiences for companies including Google, UPS, Coca-Cola, IHG, Salesforce, and others. We can help your team, too.
Find more fun team building activities Atlanta companies can enjoy! Check out our blog post: 10 Fun & Creative Atlanta Team Building Activities 2021. Or, read up on 22+ Amazing and Fun Atlanta Tours you can take with your team.