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Bring out the love for your business this Valentine’s Day with team building

How do you improve your business? By improving the happiness and productivity of the people who work within your company.

This sounds easier said than done, right? Well, with the right team-building activities this can become your business’s reality. Spreading the love this Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be towards your significant other. You can spread the love around the office amongst your colleagues!

By building relationships between colleagues this will make everyone happier and increase productivity. Finding the right team building events for your business and colleagues can seem like a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be – planning team-building exercises can be a fun and exciting task.

To give you a head start here are some fresh and unique team building ideas.

Team Building Northampton

The perfect team-building event begins with the right event venue. To find the right venue you need to decide what type of activities will work for your business and colleagues.

At Franklin’s Gardens, we have a variety of bars and restaurants and conference spaces perfect for team building in Northampton.

Get in touch with our team to discuss any requirements, so we can guide you towards the right team building event for you and your business.

How will everyone get the most out of the event? The best team-building activities allow everyone to get to know each other better, different people to come out of their shell, and develop teamwork skills:


This game is a great way for everyone to get to know each other that little bit better. Businesses may use this exercise as an ice breaker, but it works just as well with people who have worked together for years.

It’s simple; everyone writes down two truths about themselves and one lie. Then each person has a turn saying what they have written down and everyone else guesses which statement is the lie.

A simple game like this works at its best when taken out of a work setting. By introducing everyone into a new and unique environment it encourages people to interact with the team-building exercises. Our Directors Lounge, here at Franklin’s Gardens, is an incredible space for any occasion and is perfect for team-building events. It is distinguished and unique and will bring the most out of everyone attending. But why exactly does this game work so well?

This game works because it gives everyone a chance to show their personality and sense of humour. A variation of this game sees people write down a dream they wish was true instead of a lie. For example, someone who has never swum with dolphins may write down that they have when they were a child. This version can often lead to insightful answers and bring everyone together as a team.

If you feel the team would benefit from a problem-solving activity the next entry on our list is for you:


Remember when you were a kid, scavenger hunts were incredible. As adults, they can bring out an inner sense of childhood joy which will bring the whole team together. It doesn’t have to be expansive and elaborate, a great scavenger hunt just has to be fun. And with happy people participating, it is always going to be fun.

Get in contact with our team at Franklin’s Gardens today to talk through your options. We have many exciting locations across the whole of our site available for team building in Northampton. And even if you think you won’t be able to use a certain space, just ask. Our team will work to make sure your team building event has the impact you want.

But serious doesn’t have to be boring. If you’re looking for team-building ideas for more serious critical thinking team challenges, the next entry is a fun and exciting option:


This game allows whoever is organising the event to use their creativity. Think of a scenario where participants will need to work as a team to solve problems. For example; stuck on top of a snowy mountain. Crash-landed on a desert island. Or surviving in a jungle. Pick a ‘realistic’ scenario with certain parameters and let the activity begin.

While you may get some funny responses, try to encourage communication and critical thinking. You will see people step up as team leaders who you may not expect. And see people’s creativity flourish.

You can even try this team building activity with a less ‘realistic’ scenario too for a less serious version. For example, what if everyone were alien robots and stuck underground on Mars fighting native monsters? Whatever you think will work for the team.

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Thank you for reading this blog about team-building activities. Hopefully, you have some great new ideas and a suggestion of how Franklin’s Gardens is perfect for your team building in Northampton.

If any of our services interest you, give us a call on 01604 599136. Or fill out the enquiry form on our contact page today. 



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