Incredibly motivating indoor team building activities in just 30 minutes

We know what it’s like. You’ve finally arranged that training day. You’re going to spare all your staff from the office, and you really need to make the most of the time you’ve put aside. You’ve got lots to pack into the day, but you don’t want to forego the team builder. It’s an integral part of training, but just how can you fit it in? Accolade has the solution for you – indoor team building activities in 30 minutes.

Indoor team building activities in 30 minutes? Is that really a thing, we hear you cry! Well, yes, it is with Accolade. We understand the importance of cohesive, cooperative teams. It improves performance, productivity, and beyond any business benefits, it really contributes to staff well being and job satisfaction.

We believe you’ve got to get it in there. We’re here to say indoor team building activities in 30 minutes can be done. And, what’s more, it can be done in such a way that it frames the day, capturing the attention of your delegates from the get-go. Amazing. We know. It’s how we roll. Why not cut to the chase and leap right on over to our short but perfectly formed team events!

Spotlight on: indoor team building activities in 30 minutes

Okay, okay, it’s time to come up with the goods. You need some cracking examples of these allusive activities. At Accolade Corporate Events, we don’t disappoint. We’re the experts in the game and we do what we do with excellence. Forget boring team builders, and take a look at these alternative options that will whisk you outside of the crippling corporate mindset. Indoor team building activities in 30 minutes? Mastered it, mate.

The HakaUnite your group with an authentic Haka tribal dance experience. If your team is in need of a good dose of positive energy and motivation, The Haka will definitely do the trick. See your delegates transform into a confident, cohesive, coordinated team, ready to tackle any challenges head-on. It’s the Haka way.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 8 – 2000
Duration: Flexible from 30 – 90 minutes
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Location: Can be hosted worldwide at a venue of your choice – even your offices


Team MillionaireReady for some quick-fire questions? Do you need to phone a friend? Let your delegates compete in teams in Accolade’s adaptation of the ITV’s much-loved Millionaire gameshow. Incorporate key company messages and training objectives into the questions, and tick of your aims for the day. Let’s play Who Wants to Be a Team Millionaire.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 12 – 500
Duration: Flexible from 30 – 90 minutes
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Can be hosted throughout Europe at a venue of your choice

Do you have minimal time, minimal space, but a gaping big teambuilding hole in your training day itinerary? Never fear, Boomwackers are the one for you. Sending energy levels soaring, Boomwackers are an easy, highly visual team builder. They may be simple, but these instruments produce a unique musical sound. The session finishes with an extraordinary Boomwhacker orchestra performance. What better way to instil a sense of team spirit and can do attitude?

Event at a glance
Group Size: 10 – 5000
Duration: Flexible from 10 – 20 minutes
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Can be hosted worldwide at a venue of your choice


Million Point DropDo your teams have what it takes to beat the Million Point Drop? Inspired by the ITV game show, Million Point Drop will get group momentum going and build excitement at your event. A little bit of healthy competition is key, as teams battle it out to answer those company-customised questions and avoid the drop. You can even have Davina herself make an appearance. Yes, really.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 20 – 150
Duration: In between the courses of your meal or as a 90 minute show
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Can be hosted throughout Europe at a venue of your choice


Clap HappyIn as little as ten minutes, Clap Happy! will have your delegates up on their feet and actively immersed in your training day from the outset. Fast, furious, and a whole lot of fun, this musical team builder will transform the energy in the room. Only by working together will your team produce an effective, coordinated Clap Happy beat.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 20 – 5000
Duration: Between 10 – 20 minutes
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Can be hosted worldwide at a venue of your choice

Inspired by our events? Well who wouldn’t be?! Want to talk to us about which team building activity would be right for your group? Give us a bell and let’s start planning your next successful event today! 0800 083 1172 or mail us by filling in this quick form.

Staff Christmas Party

We don’t care what they say, when it comes to planning your staff Christmas party, the earlier the better. Don’t be ashamed if you’re an eager elf, some companies have a rolling Christmas party booking, year in year out. It’s sorted before Santa’s finished the night shift. Job done before January.

It’s always best to be ahead of the game and leave yourself enough time to do your do justice. And you’re definitely here for that reason. You’re motivated to throw a very merry event, and Accolade is the answer. Of course we are! We’re the experts. Together, your business and ours have all the ingredients to cook up an unforgettable company Crimbo. This is gonna be a show-stopper of a staff Christmas party for all of your employees.

Think on some themes for your staff Christmas party

At Accolade Corporate Events, we’ll gladly guide you through every aspect of the event planning process. One of the best ways to get started is to think about themes for your event.

Every knees-up deserves to have a theme dedicated in its honour. It gives guests a sense of what vibe to expect on the night, but also helps you consider activities, menus, entertainment, and décor. When pondering is out of the way, and you’re settled on something sensational, we can dedicate time to all the finer details of the day.

We don’t expect you to pull a theme out of thin air. Just as we assist with the practicalities of event organisation, we help with the creative side of things too. Accolade Corporate Events staff Christmas party themes scope tens of genres. We’ll work together to find one that fits your preferred festive vibe.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

So what’s on offer? Winter Wonderland is one of the more popular themes we work with over the Christmas period. On arrival, your venue will have been transformed with magical, twinkling, snowy interiors. Expect ice blue uplighters, white drapes donning the walls, and snow white carpets, all underneath a gentle snowfall at the guest entrance. Simply enchanting.

But, just because it’s Christmas doesn’t tie you down to a traditionally festive theme. Why not opt for something a little different? Organise a German Beer Festival, a Venetian Masquerade Ball, a Back to the 80s party, or hold your event in an Enchanted Forest? The options are honestly endless.

Nothing here to tickle your fancy? That’s quite alright. Let’s do a unique theme, designed just for you. There’s nothing as fun for us than creating a fully-customised staff Christmas party.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Party

Entertainment for your festive event

Whether you’ve opted for a magical Winter Wonderland, an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas, or any of our year-round party themes, it’s the entertainment that brings your night to life. Taking into account your team, your venue, your budget, and your ideal ambience, we’ll put together a collection of potential entertainment options that you’re bound to love.

Truly memorable event entertainment

When you have a theme in place, it often becomes easier to choose entertainment for your event. Vocalists, musicians, and other live acts are classic, time-tested favourites. But, that isn’t to say that you can’t venture into the unknown, and incorporate immersive activities or unusual entertainment.

In addition to tribute acts and superb party bands, we have a huge selection of high-quality alternative entertainers. Living statues, dance acts, fire eaters, and more. Surprise your employees with eccentric acts.

Rather than having shows on a designated stage, interactive performances are a real crowd pleaser. Crashing waiters will have your guests doubled over with delight, guaranteeing feel-good fun. An unforgettable shared experience for your staff. It’s time to turn those knives and forks, plates, and trays into pulsating percussion that fills the room.

Games to get guests going

Why not inject your event with a dose of light-hearted competition between the tables? Gameshows are a great Christmas party entertainment idea, involving all your guests at the heart of the action.

Christmas editions of Team Generation Game, Name that Tune, and Team Millionaire will add a seasonal sparkle to the activity of choice. This is the perfect solution for companies with many staff, who perhaps don’t all know one another. Get them up, get them talking. See the room come alive with energy and laughter.

Generation Game Corporate Event

Whatever you have in mind for your festive events, our expert team can help you make it happen. Call 0800 083 1172 and speak to a member of our friendly events team today or why not send us a message and we’ll start talking and planning your best staff Christmas party ever!

Event Management Companies

You’ve been tasked with organising your corporate event. Now for the biggest, most imposing checklist of your life. Location? You have a selection of 50. Venue? Whittled down to a choice of 150. Theme, cuisines, entertainment? OK, this is getting complex. What about bedrooms, next day meals, facilities? Hmmm. You could really do with an event management company that’s right there, every, single, step of the way.

Yet event management companies are ten a penny, so how can you be sure that your winter wonderland gala dinner is more sparkling festive delight, and not drunk Santa in a muddy field? We’re can’t talk for our competitors, but we can tell you why it should be us, above all others, to help out with that list of yours (the one that grows by the day).

We are…
 …. crystal clear on what we can do for you

Manpower, time, budget, resources… we lay it all out as to just what we can do, within what timescales and for how much. From the very beginning you’re in the complete picture as to what we do (which is pretty much everything, from consultation, to venue sourcing to entertainment provision).

Fun days

We are…
… culinary master chefs, entertainment superstars, the Phil and Kirstie of the venue finding realm

It’s tough to summarise our role in a single sentence, but we’ll try anyway… we do daytime events, evening events, team building days and nights. We are crafters of conference icebreakers, designers of scenery and organisers of the party of the decade. We can help you find a venue, book talented hospitality teams, host a gala dinner, or put on a glitzy awards ceremony. So, that’s what we do, in a nutshell.

 We are…
 …there, by your side, WAY before the big day

Contrary to popular belief, event management companies can be there right from the get go – freeing you from the burden that is the to do list, or simply being next to you as you travel from site to potential site.

We think of the questions that would never have crossed your mind, we’ll ask potential venues about the things that could make or break your event, and we’ll handle the boring stuff, like reading the small print and checking up on health and safety.

We are…
… here to provide on-site management

In the lead up to the event, this means that we’re here to handle the forms, the registrations, the phone calls and confirmations.

As for the night itself, you can think of us as logistical whiz kids, here to signpost those who arrive, organise the entertainment, the chefs, the waiting staff and everyone in-between.

Corporate party ideas

We are…
…great listeners

OK, it’s the Monday before the Friday of the event that you’ve been planning for months. The entertainment has cancelled, there’s a problem with the caterers, and you’re still waiting for 100+ RSVPs.

Sometimes you simply need to offload, other times, you need to delegate the tasks that crop up and threaten to derail your event. In either case, we’re great listeners – tell us your troubles, then leave it to us.

One of the best, friendliest and fun event management companies you’ll find…

We are…
… modest

and we don’t like to boast, but hey, your choice between event management companies is a pretty important one. You see, we’ve created quite the reputation for ourselves, and we count the likes of Argos, 3M, Auto Trader, HSBC and The Body Shop amongst our illustrious clientele.

After two decades in the industry, we’re pretty proud of this list of red carpet clients. Here’s what a few of them have had to say about what we do, and the way we do it.

‘It was a thoroughly enjoyable event. It’s nice to know that we now have an event company we can rely on! I will make sure I sing your praise!’

‘I have received nothing but compliments everyone had a really good time, and I very much appreciate how much hard work went into the planning to make it all run so well.’

‘Without doubt, Team Apprentice is the best team building event I’ve hosted – thank you!’

‘Your company came highly recommended. It was a hassle free day. I’ve recommended you to a colleague and you are already organising their next annual conference. Thank you.’

‘A very friendly and professional service, you handled the logistics of a large conference split over three days superbly.’

We are…
… capable professional hands from venue booking to conference set design

Bright lights and bold backdrops. Mics on hand, concert-level sound system set up and ready to go. Conference set design is somewhat of an art form. Luckily enough, we’ve been designing unique sets, developed from client briefs, for more than twenty years (here’s a few highlights from our glittering portfolio of past events).

Office Party organisers

 We are…
… shapers of conference messages

The key to an effective conference that acts as a genuine asset, and not just a corporate jolly, is clarity of message – one that can be taken back to the office come Monday morning and drawn upon. We get it. And we can translate your challenges and goals, into a profitable day of activities with a unified message.

And relax… Feeling confident? Considering whizzing that event itinerary right on over? Then we should talk – send our team a message and we’ll be right back in touch within the hour. You can also call us 0800 083 1172 to hear, first-hand, all about how we can help. Breathe easy, you’re going to be working with one of the best event management companies in the land…

ice breaker activities for large groups

So you’ve got a large event to organise, huh? Don’t be daunted! Whether you’re running a conference, a training day, or even a camp, Accolade Corporate Events can get your day off to the best start with ice breaker activities for large groups.

Doing ice breaker activities for large groups the Accolade way

Whatever the nature of your event, it’s likely that there’ll be lost of delegates who don’t really know one another. Typical meeting-style openers just don’t work for large-scale events. And what’s more, they’re a little on the bland side of boring too! We look at your numbers, your aims and objectives, and we work with you to design the ideal ice breaker activities for your day. Our ice breakers for large groups are completely constructed to meet your business needs without any of those dreaded, awkward intros. After all, who doesn’t die a little inside when they hear the words, ‘tell us your name and something interesting about yourself’.

What you need your ice breaker activities to achieve

Just what are you trying to achieve with ice breakers activities for large groups? Sure, you want to team build a little bit, maybe, and you want to introduce delegates to one another. But, perhaps most importantly, we need to get the room up and moving, interested in what’s going on, enthused, motivated, and willing to contribute. Our ice breakers activities for large groups ensure that your attendees are ready for whatever you’ve got in store for the rest of their day.

5 of the best Accolade ice breaker activities for large groups

With all that in mind, let’s move swiftly on and take a look at five of Accolade’s very best ice breakers activities for your large-scale events.

Junk Funk Energiser

Junk Funk EnergiserMake an impact with the sounds of junk funk. Divvy up your delegates into teams and see them unite to create incredible sounds, made entirely from junk. With each group working on different parts of the percussion, Junk Funk offers an exciting opportunity to engage all of your team at the same time, no matter the size.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 15 – 2000
Duration: 45 – 90 minutes
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Can be hosted worldwide at a venue of your choice

Team Millionaire

Team MillionaireLooking for a completely customisable ice breaker activities to incorporate your company ethos or training objectives? You don’t need to phone a friend, the answer is right in here – Accolade’s Team Millionaire. Based on the popular game show, Team Millionaire will engage your delegates with a good dose of healthy competition amongst the whole of your team.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 12 – 500
Duration: Flexible from 30 – 90 minutes
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Can be hosted throughout Europe at a venue of your choice

School Sports Day Team Energiser

School Sports DayHow about a little blast from the past? School Sports Day is a real class act. Good fun and a great laugh, this ice breaker is guaranteed to motivate delegates and give team morale a big boost. When the school bell rings, get in line, meet the teachers, and battle it out for your team to be top of the class.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 25 – 200
Duration: 2 – 3 hours
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
Location: Can be hosted throughout Europe at a venue of your choice

Spooks Team Building Event

SpooksIt’s time for your teams to go MI5 and crack Accolade’s allusive case. With rucksacks at the ready, delegates will become the new secret agents about town. Cracking safe codes, connecting with undercover agents, and working together as a team are all part and parcel of Spooks.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 10 – 200
Duration: Flexible from 3 hours to a full day
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
Location: Can be hosted worldwide at a venue of your choice

Conference Icebreakers

BoomwhackerBoomwhacker way, boomwhacker way, boomwhacker way… an effective but oh so easy musical ice breaker. They may be simple little instruments, but when used in unison, your team will be transformed into a highly tuned, uplifting Boomwhacker orchestra. Lift the roof and your staff morale with this euphoric energiser for events of all sizes.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 10 – 5000
Duration: Flexible from 10 – 20 minutes
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Can be hosted worldwide at a venue of your choice

Effective ice breaker activities for large groups needn’t be daunting, we CAN help you! Why not pick up the phone and talk to us 0800 083 1172, you’ll be one step closer to breaking that ice…

team building activities London

Has your Internet search for team building activities London landed you here? Well, welcome! Whether you joined us by search engine or an organic lead, it’s lovely to have you. And the good news is, you’ve come to just the right place. Accolade Corporate Events is brimming with brilliant packages for team building activities in London.

Accolade team building activities London

London is humming with businesses of all shapes and sizes. Companies in the capital range from the tiniest sole-trading SMEs, to huge corporations with sky-scraping office builds. As soon as an enterprise enlists a team of workers, team-building events are an essential investment. And for those die-hard business nuts, the ROI will be phenomenal. Trust us.

Team building activities London typically screams rigid office ice-breakers and awkward attempts at merging members of the workforce into one harmonious group. There’s none of that at Accolade. We believe in bringing you creative team building activities in London, that inspire, motivate and enrich your delegates’ professional experience.

There’s no need to be stuck up in stuffy offices. We can take your staff out and about in London Town, or find a venue near you for an intriguing indoors event.

5 of the best London team building activities

Are you ready for some inspiration? Here’s just a small selection of the Accolade team building activities on offer to companies in the capital. Take your pick, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Monopoly team building

London FunopolyIt’s Britain’s favourite board game, so where better to see it come to life than on the streets of our capital city. As your team step into the game, they’ll be in need of giant die, and a whole lot of effective planning, team work, and communication. Brush up those skills, pass GO, and collect £200.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 12 – 500
Duration: Flexible from 2 – 3 hours
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
Location: London

Team building Team Apprentice event

Team ApprenticeDo your delegates have what it takes to make Accolade’s Lord Alan Sugar-Rush mutter those all-important words? ‘You’re hired’ is what Team Apprentice is all about. With Eagle Eyed Advisors looking over their every move, teams will work together to complete assigned tasks, all keen to win. This is one of Accolade’s most popular team building events in London, and for good reason. When you’re ready, Lord Alan Sugar-Rush will see you now…

Event at a glance
Group Size: 12 – 250
Duration: 3 hours to a full day
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Location: Can be hosted worldwide at a venue of your choice

Bake Off

Team Bake OffAre you at the heart of London City? Never fear, Accolade has what it takes to transport you into quintessentially British countryside to partake in a truly scrumptious Bake Off inspired team building activity. Judges at the ready, your delegates will be split into teams to create sensational showstoppers that would even blow the socks off Hollywood. Whatever fanciful bakes are produced, just be sure there’s not a soggy bottom in sight.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 12 – 100
Duration: 1 – 4 hours
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Can be hosted worldwide at a venue of your choice

Harmonica event

Harmonica WorkshopIt’s time for your team to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Our Harmonica Workshop will be music to their ears. Quite literally. See what we did there? In this original, quirky team building activity, delegates will be taught to play the instrument by an incredible harmonica expert. Rounding off with a group ensemble, this is an activity that will boost morale and instil a real sense of achievement all round.

Event at a glance
Group Size: 12 – 900
Duration: 1 – 2 hours
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Can be hosted worldwide at a venue of your choice

Beat the Cube Indoor Event

Beat the CubeHas your team got what it takes to Beat the Cube in the Big Smoke? With delegates divvied up into competing groups, they will take on each unique challenge that the cube presents. Team members must band together as each game tests their coordination, control, and communication, against the pressure of the ticking clock. Do you accept the challenge?

Event at a glance
Group Size: 16 – 80
Duration: 90 minutes – 2 hours
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Can be hosted throughout Europe at a venue of your choice

So, do you like the sound of our team building activities London? Want to see what amazing team events we can host for your company? Give us a call on 0800 083 1172 and we’ll send you a full proposal including costs within the hour!

Corporate event management

You know you need to hold a corporate event. You’re sold on all the spiel. It’s good for staff morale, it brings teams together, it boosts productivity… you understand the benefits are endless.

What you also know, however, is that your time is precious. Looking at the logistics of corporate event management is enough to make you tremble in fear. After all, where are you going to find the kind of capacity to do your event justice?

Push those worries and woes aside, Accolade Corporate Events has got this one covered.

Corporate event management is what we do, and boy do we do it well. From initial ideas to event aftercare, Accolade is with you every step of the way. We’re the experts across all things team building, corporate entertainment, and events. Your event will be nothing short of exceptional.

Let’s take a look at how Accolade corporate event management gets it right, every time.

corporate events management

The right event

Not all corporate events are made equal. Some are born to be ice-breakers, while some make exceptional conference energisers. Towards the other side of the spectrum, some events lend themselves well to team building days, while others are fit for large-scale family fun days.

If you’re considering hosting a corporate event, it’s likely that you’ll have some ideas in mind. But hold those thoughts for just a moment, and allow yourself to step away from the norm.

Bake Off inspired activities, Thriller dance-offs, Total Wipeout mayhem… the options go on. With so much to choose from, selecting what’s best for your business can be quite the conundrum.

Bake Off

Our expert team at Accolade will get to know you and your organisation. We will get down to the nitty-gritty, uncovering what you want to gain from your event. Cutting down all available options to select activities that meet your specified requirements, we go on to design and deliver a bespoke event for your business.

Do you want to work your own company ethos and training objectives into the mix? Our creative, flexible approach allows you to bring as much or as little to the table as you like.

The result is a truly customised corporate event, infused with the essence of your organisation, guaranteed to engage and motivate your delegates. We deliver. We don’t disappoint.

At the right time

Company Festival Corporate Event

No two organisations are the same. Sure, we all have our competitors, but every enterprise offers something unique. Rather than prescribing restrictive time frames and event plans, Accolade corporate event management champions versatility.

Perhaps you need a fast-paced, simple energiser to inspire the room at the start of your conference. If that’s at 7 AM or 7 PM, that works for us. We can slip into your schedule, no problem.

Alternatively, you may have grand plans for a corporate dinner event. You may need us to take the reins and plan an entire itinerary for the evening, including theme, décor, entertainment, and catering.

Accolade Corporate Events delivers exactly what you want, exactly when you want it.

In the right place

Finding the perfect place to hold your corporate event can be mind-boggling. What with licensing, room capacities, accessibility, and all sorts of technical mumbo jumbo, finding the best spot for the job is a task in itself.

As part of Accolade’s corporate event management package, we provide a complimentary venue finding service. That’s right, it’s completely free of charge. With your every whim and desire noted, we will scour your area for the ideal location.

If you thought all your prayers were answered, we can go that one step further too. Our venue finding service is 100 per cent free of charge whether you book your activities and entertainment with us, or not. We’re happy to help all businesses find a venue for meetings and events, and we won’t charge you a penny.

Slick, professional and friendly corporate event management

fun entertainment

We book rooms, buildings, grounds all the time. Day in, day out. We’ve built up the best, top-notch rapport with thousands of venues. We can hook you up with the very best rates, because, let’s face it, we have some pretty solid buying power under our belts.

Whether you’re looking for the full corporate event management package, or simply want a good deal on meeting facilities outside of the office, you’ve come to just the right place.

For more information, call 0800 083 1172 and speak to a member of our friendly events team today.

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