Which Away Day is best for your business?

Away days are a great way of showing your team how valuable they are, rewarding them for their hard work and helping to improve team relations. Plus, it's an effective strategy for retaining employees and boosting morale.

However, deciding which is the right type of away day for your business can be tricky. Fortunately, our interactive flowchart is here to help make the decision for you. Simply answer the questions and at the end the away day most suited to you and your team will be revealed.

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Do you want an active day?

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Do you want your away day to contain elements of competition?

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Do you want to compete in teams?

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Do you want to try high adrenaline activities?

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Do you want to try something completely new?

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Do you want to learn a new skill?

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Do you want to try your hand in the kitchen?

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Do you want to involve alcohol?

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Do you want to be creative?

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Do you want to take part as individuals?

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Do you want to get outdoors?

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Do you want an unusual adventure?

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Do you want to focus on team development?

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Do you want to develop core skills for team work?

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Do you want to develop problem solving skills?

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Do you want to take part in a group activity with everyone rooting for the same goal?

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Do you want an opportunity for everybody to unwind?

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Do you want stress-busting activities?

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Do you want to get out in the fresh air?

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Do you want an alcohol related activity?

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Are you working to a strict budget?

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Which word best describes your team?

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Do you want to enjoy a team getaway?

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Driving Day

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A Driving Day

A day of racing cars can be fun for all team members and get the adrenaline pumping!

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  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    Yes
  • Do you want to compete in teams?

    No
  • Do you want to try high adrenaline activities?

    Yes
Clay Pigeon Shooting

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Clay Pigeon Shooting

Country pursuits allow people to try their hand at something new and interesting!

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  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    Yes
  • Do you want to compete in teams?

    No
  • Do you want to try high adrenaline activities?

    No
Dragon Boat Racing

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Dragon Boat Racing

Many people won't have had the opportunity to do something like this before. The racing is fun for all and encourages healthy team competition and teamwork!

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    Yes
  • Do you want to compete in teams?

    Yes
  • Do you want to try something completely new?

    Yes
Sports Day

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A Sports Day

Taking a return to simple school activities is not only fun but builds team spirit!

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    Yes
  • Do you want to compete in teams?

    Yes
  • Do you want to try something completely new?

    No
Cocktail Making

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Cocktail Making

Making alcoholic or virgin cocktails is a fun activity for everyone. This event encourages the learning of a new skill but also allows team members to socialise with each other in a relaxed environment.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    No
  • Do you want to learn a new skill?

    Yes
  • Do you want to turn your hand in the kitchen?

    Yes
  • Do you want to involve alcohol?

    Yes
Chocolate Making

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Chocolate Making

Making tasty treats such as chocolate is a great way to learn a new skill but also have fun. Team members also have the opportunity to take some away with them, giving a sense of accomplishment.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    No
  • Do you want to learn a new skill?

    Yes
  • Do you want to turn your hand in the kitchen?

    Yes
  • Do you want to involve alcohol?

    No
Pottery Class

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Pottery Class

Learning a new skill keeps the mind active and forces individuals out of their comfort zones. Pottery is a great way of combining these factors in a fun way.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    No
  • Do you want to learn a new skill?

    Yes
  • Do you want to turn your hand in the kitchen?

    No
  • Do you want to be creative?

    Yes
Circus Skills Workshop

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Circus Skills Workshop

This type of class allows individuals to embrace their inner child and let loose. While they're unlikely to be skills that will help with business, the teamwork and support aspects can help to bring the team closer together.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    No
  • Do you want to learn a new skill?

    Yes
  • Do you want to turn your hand in the kitchen?

    No
  • Do you want to be creative?

    No
Segways

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Segways

These are a fun way to get your team active and enjoying some fresh air. Trying something new together is a great way of building team relations.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    No
  • Do you want to learn a new skill?

    No
  • Do you want to take part as individuals?

    Yes
  • Do you want to get outdoors?

    Yes
Murder Mystery

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Murder Mystery Day

Not only is this task active, but it also gets the team's brains working.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    No
  • Do you want to learn a new skill?

    No
  • Do you want to take part as individuals

    Yes
  • Do you want to get outdoors?

    No
Zombie Experience

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A Zombie Experience

This experience encourages teamwork and is a lot of fun. It allows individuals to try something completely new, fun and active!

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    No
  • Do you want to learn a new skill?

    No
  • Do you want to part as individuals?

    No
  • Do you want an unusual adventure?

    Yes
Treasure Hunt

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A Treasure Hunt

This experience works for all budgets, allowing for small scale in-house versions or bigger city-wide events. It is also an experience you can arrange yourself without outside help and promotes teamwork, communication and problem solving.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    Yes
  • Do you want to contain elements of competition?

    No
  • Do you want to learn a new skill?

    No
  • Do you want to take part as individuals?

    No
  • Do you want an unusual adventure?

    No
Country Away Day

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A Country Away Day

Problem solving activities help develop collaboration, communication and listening skills. Plus, the change of scenery is great!

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    Yes
  • Do you want to develop core skills for team work?

    Yes
  • Do you want to try to develop your problem-solving skills?

    Yes
Workplace Choir

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A Workplace Choir

This type of activity takes emloyees completely out of their comfort zones, breaks down inhibitions and encourages bonding with colleagues.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    Yes
  • Do you want to develop core skills for team work?

    Yes
  • Do you want to try to develop your problem-solving skills?

    No
Sporting Event

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A Sporting Event

Attending a sporting event such as horse-racing or a football match allows your team to get behind one cause and all root for the same outcome. It's a fun atmosphere and encourages socialising.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    Yes
  • Do you want to develop core skills for team work?

    No
  • Do you want to take part in a group activity with everyone rooting for the same goal?

    Yes
Volunteering Day

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A Volunteering Day

Giving back to the community not only helps local people or businesses but also makes individuals feel like they are doing something worthwhile.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    Yes
  • Do you want to develop core skills for team work?

    No
  • Do you want to take part in a group activity with everyone rooting for the same goal?

    No
Hiking

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Hiking

This helps to relax the mind and invigorate the body with the pace of the hike being altered to suit the abilities of the group. It also gets the team away from their desks and enjoying the countryside.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    No
  • Do you want an opportunity for everybody to unwind?

    Yes
  • Do you want stress-busting activities?

    Yes
  • Do you want to get out in the fresh air?

    Yes
Spa Day

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A Spa Day

Spa and leisure days allow your team to take part in a number of relaxing activities, such as massages and swimming. There are also more active events such as cycling or country walks available at most spas.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    No
  • Do you want an opportunity for everybody to unwind?

    Yes
  • Do you want stress-busting activities?

    Yes
  • Do you want to get out in the fresh air?

    No
Wine Tasting

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Wine Tasting

This task is less about the act of drinking alcohol and more about developing a new skill in a relaxed environment.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    No
  • Do you want an opportunity for everybody to unwind?

    Yes
  • Do you want stress-busting activities?

    No
  • Do you want an alcohol related activity?

    Yes
Movie Making

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Movie Making

Making amateur movies allows people to learn something new and fun. It encourages teamwork, communication and creativity. Plus, the finished product will provide a sense of achievement.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    No
  • Do you want an opportunity for everybody to unwind?

    Yes
  • Do you want stress-busting activities?

    No
  • Do you want an alcohol related activity?

    No
Dance Lesson

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A Dance Lesson

This activity is not only fun but also helps to get rid of stress and anxiety. This type of away day activity is for all shapes, sizes and abilities.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    No
  • Do you want an opportunity for everybody to unwind?

    No
  • Are you working to a strict budget?

    Yes
  • Which word best describes your team?

    Outgoing
Pub Quiz

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A Pub Quiz

This event can take place on even the smallest of budgets. It gets people thinking and working in teams. The fun atmosphere encourages healthy competition and sportsmanship.


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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    No
  • Do you want an opportunity for everybody to unwind?

    No
  • Are you working to a strict budget?

    Yes
  • Which word best describes your team?

    Bookish
City Day Break

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A City Day Break

Taking trips as a team is said to develop many key areas in team building as well as being a fun break away.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    No
  • Do you want an opportunity for everybody to unwind?

    No
  • Are you working to a strict budget?

    No
  • Do you want to enjoy a team getaway?

    Yes
An Art Class

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An Art Class

Unleashing your team's creative side can be really fun. It is also good for building new skills, encouraging thinking outside the box and is great for all abilities.

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Your Answers

  • Do you want an active day?

    No
  • Do you want to focus on team development?

    No
  • Do you want an opportunity for everybody to unwind?

    No
  • Are you working to a strict budget?

    No
  • Do you want to enjoy a team getaway?

    No