Whether you’re in pursuit of a burst of adrenaline, or a more relaxing team building experience for your group, Galway has just the thing for you! Ideal for groups both big or small, discover all of the best spots in Galway to visit to partake in a bit of team building below and don’t be afraid to share it with the boss!
Virtual Reality World
Providing loads of fun for people of all ages, interests and skill levels. Galway’s new VR World offers custom-built virtual reality booths, Ireland’s first Katwalkers, VR Racing Cars and VR Escape Rooms which are all kitted out with the latest technology. You and your group can work on your team building by travelling to exotic climates, driving fully simulated racing cars, fighting zombies, testing your adrenaline with heart-pounding horror games, or by competing in multiplayer experiences.
Unit 3 Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road / contact them at email@example.com / more here
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The Dean Galway
Go with your colleagues to a team building party that has Instagrammable views everywhere you look at The Dean Galway. The Dean and its POWER Gym has some pretty unmissable packages to avail of, that will get you and your team enjoying the best that Galway has to offer on a discount! These packages include Punch & Brunch, POWER pool and Prosecco, POWER Run & Relax and more. Additionally, the onsite Peig's Select Bar is the perfect spot for colleagues and friends to chat and catch up over delicious pints in a cosy and intimate space.
The Dean, Bohermore / contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org to book / more here
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No matter how big or small your work group is, Wildlands Activity Centre can create the ideal bespoke package to suit your team building needs. Their range of indoor and outdoor activities include, Zip ‘n’ Trek around the high wires, the 'Fun Walls' indoor climbing walls, Ninja Course, Archery, Challenge Rooms, Bushcraft Survival Skills, Disc Golf and loads more. They also have the incredible Olive Tree Kitchen restaurant on site which can seat up to 150 guests between their indoor and terrace area. Their array of food and drink options are perfect for keeping you fueled throughout your day of fun and bonding!
Ballyquirke, Moycullen / contact them at email@example.com to book / more here
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SWING Golf brings the game of golf to life with their 6 state-of-the-art TrackMan simulators. Their facility caters to golf enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners looking to improve their swing to seasoned players looking for a new challenge, so it's the perfect activity for the whole office team. With the latest TrackMan technology, they offer a fully immersive golf experience that allows you to play on some of the world's most famous courses without ever leaving Galway! As a group you can also talk tactics and plan out your season ahead in their large seating area that facilitates presentations and guest speakers. The space can also facilitate a sit-down buffet with many food and drinks packages available and for those in your team who are not as inclined to play golf, they also have a Pool Table, Dart Board and Foosball table to keep everyone entertained.
Unit 5 Pairc An Clochair, Innplot, Oranmore / more here
above: photo of SWING Golf, by Ciarán MacChoncarraige
Galway City Karting
Settle the workplace dispute and discover which of you is the fastest at Galway’s only indoor karting track - Galway City Karting. Let them be your guide through a day of team building fun as you take on their roster of events with time challenges, races, grand prix and lots more. Work as a team or butt heads as your group enjoys these ultimate ice breaker activities. There’s no better reward for all the stress and hard work than taking a break from work life and putting the pedal down at Galway City Karting.
Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Rd /contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org to book / more here
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When work has been getting you down, taking a wellness break is a must. At Brigit's Garden the whole team can enjoy taking a step away from the fuss of day-to-day life and unwind with a session of Forest Bathing. Based on the Japanese practice of “Shinrin Yoku”, it is a multi-sensorial, nature mindfulness experience that uses grounding exercises to connect with nature leaving you refreshed and relaxed. Here, you can also get a tour of the stunning Celtic gardens, join the team for some storytelling, go on an herbal walk or experience Irish coffee-making.
Pollagh, Rosscahill / contact them here to book / more here
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Galway Food Tours
With the help of the experts at Galway Food Tours embark on an exciting team building activity that gives you the opportunity to get outside the office environment and hit the streets to taste delicious treats from family run businesses and artisanal producers, hear their stories and bond over a glass of craft beer. They can accommodate large groups of a maximum of 30 people to ensure everyone on your team gets the opportunity to taste the same items and start and end the tour at the same time.
Galway city / contact them here to book / more here
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If your workplace loves a bit of friendly competition and testing out their talents, Pure Skill might just be the spot for you and your colleagues. Compete as individuals or in teams on an indoor circuit arena that features 10 major sports and test your skills on each of their various circuits with the aim of getting as many points possible out of 100. No matter if you feel like you’re a pro at golf, football, basketball, baseball, rugby or tennis, there’s something for everyone to excel at at Pure Skill.
Western Distributors Rd, Knocknacarra / contact them here to book / more here
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What better way to encourage team building than over some delicious drinks at one of Galway’s fabulous distilleries? Salthill’s Micil Distillery offers a range of tours, tastings and distillery experiences that will give your work group a chance to explore inside the world of Micil. With options such as the cocktail masterclasses, Micil whiskey experience and the Micil distillery experience you’ll have plenty of opportunities to bond with your workmates of the exquisite flavours created at Micil Distillery. Alternatively, Ahascragh Distillery's premium tour is perfect for those who like to taste the finer things in life! It highlights what makes their whiskey production process different from the rest by highlighting their sustainable innovations and how that has helped them become Ireland’s first zero energy emissions distillery. After the guided tour of the distillery, visitors will be treated to a tasting of premium spirits along with some food pairings to enhance the tasting process.
Micil Distillery, 226 Upper Salthill / contact them here to book / more here
Ahascragh Distillery, Ahascragh / contact them here to book / more here
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Delphi Adventure Resort
If your team is in need of some high energy excitement, Connemara’s Delphi Adventure Resort can provide you with a fun-fueled, energetic and memorable experience that meets all your team building goals. With over 20 fun filled water and land based outdoor activities designed to challenge you, test your skills with their combat archery, aerial trek, bog obstacle course, abseiling, tunnelling and many many more courses! Experience a thrilling adventure with your colleagues at Delphi Adventure Resort.
Delphi Resort, Leenane, Connemara / contact them here to book / more here
Karaoke at Massimo
I want to break free! - Karaoke nights at Massimo take place every Thursday night and provide the perfect opportunity to tell your workmates how you really feel. Let your hair down and put on the performance of your life, because who doesn’t love a bit of workplace karaoke? Depending on your group, they also offer a choice of reserved areas in the main bar or in their renovated beer garden which can accommodate all your private party needs. This heated area has a private bar, relaxed vibes, pretty flowers, cocktails, pints and tunes, so if you’re looking to go on a night out with your work colleagues you might want to mention this spot to the boss.
10 William St West, Galway’s Westend / contact them at email@example.com to book / more here
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Aran Island Ferries
Sometimes you just need to get away from it all for a bit and with the help of Aran Island Ferries you can! Leave your desk behind and get outdoors for the experience of a lifetime. They have superb packages available for groups of 10+ people with a list of recommendations of activities you can enjoy while you are on the Aran Islands including minibus tours with a local guide, bike hires, a trip to the historic Dún Aonghasa and much more. Experience all of this and more before returning home via the Cliffs of Moher and enjoying views of this iconic landmark from a new angle.
37-39 Forster St, East Village / contact them here to book / more here
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Great Escape Rooms
There’s nothing like a few challenges in an escape room to promote team bonding and test out your abilities to work as a team. At Great Escape Rooms you and your team will become removed from your current day to day work lives and be totally focused on nothing but escaping! No group too large or too small, Great Escape Rooms have successfully accommodated corporate groups of over 50 people which makes them an optimal choice for team building events. Do you think you and your colleagues have what it takes to puzzle your way out of a locked room in under an hour? Well, there’s only one way to find out! Get booking and good luck!
27 Abbeygate St Upper / contact them here to book / more here
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Work as a team to win some fabulous prizes at some of Galway many fantastic table quiz events. Some of our favourites include WOMP events’ many themed table quizzes and club nights which are held in both Massimo and Róisín Dubh. They always a fun way to bond over a shared interest or compete against each other in different groups. If themed events aren’t your thing they also host Common Knowledge Quizzes in The Ol’ 55 which are a great way to kick off a night out with your workmates. You can use all of WOMP’s experience to take care of your staff parties, especially if you want to treat your team to a night of song games, an epic pub quiz, a fundraiser - or a private gig featuring comedians, magicians or musicians - Team WOMP works closely with clients to create a bespoke event that suits their needs.
Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your private event / more here
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