Our Outdoor Team Building events and activities range from a mixture of exciting, fun, fast, dynamic challenges that can be delivered at any location and to any type of team or group. Undertake a range of survival themed challenges, inspired by Bear and some of the greatest explorers of all time.
Your day will be led by one of Bear Gryll’s handpicked survival Instructors. They will take you on a dynamic team building and problem-solving journey, introducing you to examples of survival skills used not only by Bear himself but also by some of the most inspirational adventurers of the last 200 years.
These extreme team building activities encourage new adventures and styles of leadership, bringing your team together to have fun, in a safe and challenging environment.
If want something even more different, our outdoor activities can be tailored to you. Here’s just a sample of what your colleagues and employees could be doing, Bear Grylls style!
It’s almost impossible to climb high altitude peaks with no oxygen. Each climber will require two bottles each on a summit day but organizing resupply of O2 needs planning, a common sense approach and firm leadership – it’s a classic team building and problem-solving activity.
Learn the essential skills and discipline to handle a firearm – remember Bear’s marksmanship principles in order to hit the target in this military style team building activity.
Straight out of the special forces’ training manual, as covert operation soldiers, you will have nothing but your natural skills and ability to survive by. Observe, identify and memorise to retain and retrieve sensitive intel for your team with this idea.
Who is the most observant team member, able to retain and retrieve essential information to survive?
You and your team are marooned outdoors and must survive, but you will need to prioritise your actions if you want to make it make back to civilisation.
This challenge will teach your team some potentially lifesaving bush craft skills along with lessons in leadership, delegation, multi-tasking and communication.
In an extreme environment, disorientated, lacking oxygen with reduced visibility – use your leadership and team skills to get safely back to base camp in this extreme outdoor team building event.
Popular as a corporate team building idea, step outdoors and move stealthily like Bear to avoid detection from predators. Then learn how to perfectly rotate an axe and hit your target.
In the SAS Bear learnt the importance of slowing down his heart rate, controlling his breathing and focusing on the job at hand. After all remember, you may only get one chance to hit your target in a survival situation.
Themed as an army team building activity, this extreme, yet fun challenge teaches you to move undetected and aim to destroy targets using our live fragmentation grenades.
You will need patience, core stability and great eye hand coordination to score highly.
If you are looking for survival activities for team building, look no further. In this task you will need to learn a variety of potential lifesaving knots before attempting the giant knot challenge with the whole team.
It's not as simple as it sounds!
Self preservation is key here, as nobody is coming to save you. In this extreme team building idea, you and your team must use natural features to navigate to a cache of equipment that will assist you in navigating your way back to safety.
This event is all about survival… and if you want to survive, sourcing and preparing water is a must. You have been placed in an extreme environment and as a team you must help others by planning and building a pipeline to transport clean water from the dam to a village in need but communication channels are limited.
Prepare to get wet in this extreme challenge as you compete in teams to build rafts and then race the other contestants.
Cross the gorge commando style on top of the rope, this army-themed activity requires balance, strength and core stability to regain your position.
In this high ropes activity, watch our instructors use their expertise to create a Tyrolean Traverse. Your team will have to use a fixed line to cross from one point to another, while wearing a harness. Clip onto the rope and pull yourself and crucial stores across – you might need a head for heights… kind of.
You have seen Bear eat literally anything in order to survive. Would you have what it takes to survive? It’s mind over matter when you are faced with live mealworms, crickets, giant water beetles and other nasties. Experience what it’s like to be Bear and taste them all including our very own pemmican recipe - a delicious mixture of rendered fat, dried meats,
and dried fruits - high in nutritional content and calories for much needed energy… if you can stomach it!
Your team is stranded in the wild and your survival relies on prioritising actions, how you spend your energy and the steps you take toward signalling for rescue. This challenge will teach your team some potentially lifesaving survival techniques, along with lessons in leadership, delegation, planning and communication.
A member of your crew has been injured. The pressure is now on to use your team's strengths, experience and skills to treat and carry the casualty to safety. You'll need to make use of what's around you, to build an improvised stretcher and as the patient's condition deteriorates, the race against time (and the other teams) begins to reach the pick up point as quickly (and safely) as possible!
And last but not least, is your team looking for a dynamic, competitive challenge with a survival twist? We have brought together some of the most essential survival skills as used by Bear himself, and other inspirational adventurers to test your teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills.
Your mission is to navigate the wild terrain and acquire all eight coordinates in the quickest time to unlock the final cache of treasure. Pitted against other teams, from the second that the Scavenger Hunt kicks off, you must pay attention to your surroundings and any key pieces of information that will reveal your coordinates.
With your Morse Code, fire-lighting, and navigation skills put to the test, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy Scavenger Hunt will have a challenge for everyone and is one of the most extreme outdoor team building events you will ever experience.
Can you use your delegation skills to put your strongest team member forward for the task? Can your team communicate effectively under pressure? This is a fast, fun 2-hour event that can perfectly complement conference meetings and company away days, leaving your team feeling invigorated.
Archery skills go back 100s of years. When archers make mistakes, they are taught that the solution is to analyze their steps and focus on improving one thing at a time. This is a great recipe for success on the archery field and in life!
It sounds straightforward but many people don't know how to light a fire correctly (especially without relying on firelighters!) Being able to build a good fire is a cornerstone to any survival strategy- it keeps you warm, cooks your food, provides light and can even serve as a rescue signal.
Being able to effectively stalk your prey is an invaluable tool to have in your survival skill arsenal! An obvious element of this is being aware of the movement(s) your prey might be making, but an equally important part of stalking is considering how your own shape, smell, sound and shine might be giving you away and jeopardising your success.
Returning to camp with plants and grubs you've foraged for and (hopefully) a catch from your hunt, it's time to get the fire going and carefully preparing your meal. Food poisoning is something you need to avoid at all costs in a survival situation, so no shortcuts!
Interested in planning your next team event, send us a message and we will get back to you with all the information.
We had a fantastic day with BGSA, the whole team joined in and we had great fun on the day. The event went smoothly and the BGSA team kept us all laughing with a few surprises along the way! Would recommend BGSA to any sized company big or small. Thanks again!
“From the start of our dealings with Rachel and the Bear Grylls Team I knew we were in good hands. On the day, they took charge of our large group and immediately made everyone feel like they wanted to get involved – which is not an easy job! Thanks again guys, lots of laughs and great memories made”
A massive thank you to everyone at BGSA involved with the activity. The whole experience with you guys was seamless and I couldn’t quite believe how easy it was to arrange. Not only does the activity teach you valuable life skills but you can also relate back into your day to day job and not to mention it’s great fun. I will be singing your praises and recommending you to all of my colleagues. I look forward to working with you again.