Picking the right team-building activity can be difficult. Will it create authentic team bonds that are necessary for organizational success? Or will your team members end up leaving unchanged and uninspired?

In our opinion, one of the best ways to ensure that your team grows closer together is to send them on an adventure. Many of those fun adventures can be found right here in the Cincinnati region.

Check out a few of our suggestions for team-building adventures:

Escape Together

The Escape Game provides 60-minute adventures that are great for team-building and corporate outings. Your team can choose from adventures like pulling off an art heist or breaking out of prison. Every successful escape requires communication, strategy and skill, so your team can have a great time while also learning about each other and working together. Playing an escape game will also give your team confidence that they can accomplish your goals together. Also, The Escape Game has a dedicated team that will make reserving your adventure a stress-free process!

Cheer on the Home Team

Cincinnati is home to FC Cincinnati, the Bengals and the Reds, so there are plenty of opportunities to take your team to a game! You can make an afternoon of the event by tailgating before with games and activities. Even grabbing a quick meal before the game as a team can keep team-building casual. Spending time together outside the office is a good way to help you team members get to know each other, and a sports event can be a great way to get your colleagues on the same page while you cheer on the home team.

Try Something New on a Tour

Want to sample the city’s local flavor? In Cincinnati, you have several options. Take your team on the Original Findlay Market Tour, hosted by Cincinnati Food Tours. Findlay Market is the oldest public market in Ohio, and you will learn a bit of history as you enjoy a culinary trip around the world. Or choose the Cincinnati Wine and Dessert Tour by American Legacy Tours. This two-hour tour will take you on a short walk of downtown Cincinnati as you sample dessert and wine from several businesses. You can easily make this event a private tour for your team, which will help make this activity a great corporate outing. 

Choose a Makers Experience

Take your team to make their own candles for a unique corporate outing activity. At The Candle Lab OTR, everyone can pick out a scent from more than 120 options and then use it to create their own candles! Then you can take your team out for a meal while you wait for your candles to finish cooling. Team members will get to take home a tangible reminder of their great corporate outing, and they might even keep them at work to help the office smell even better! 

What kind of team-building activity does your team love to do?