If you want to boost team morale, connect your colleagues and kick-start 2021 the way you mean to go on, a virtual away day is the answer!

With a whole range of virtual activities just waiting to be discovered, our Virtual Event Experts are on hand to help you plan and deliver a team away day that will engage and motivate your team for the year ahead - just book a free consultation to get started.

We've listed a few of our favourite types of virtual team building activities below to get the ball rolling.

1. Lift Off virtual event series

Lift Off is a series of virtual events guaranteed to get 2021 off to a flying start for your company and the perfect way to keep the buzz going as we look ahead to life after lockdown.

We've developed three events designed to inform, inspire, celebrate, motivate and spark conversation to chase the January blues away and drive up team engagement.

Choose from the January Lifter, National Pizza Day and International Women's Day - or go for all three! Plus, clients on a savings plan receive 2 events for free. Get in touch for more information on savings plans.

Explore the Lift Off virtual event options here.

2. Educational workshops

Whether you want to learn more about diversity and inclusion, climate change, equality or even wellbeing topics such as how to cope with stress and anxiety, the list is endless!

Joining an educational session with your team is a really great way to connect and promote awareness of important topics, and is also useful for sparking conversation around how your company can make improvements.

Sessions usually include a talk by an expert followed by Q&A, and then a practical workshop section to learn how to apply new skills or test your knowledge! Fun and educational - what more could you ask for!

Browse educational workshops here.

3. Virtual games

Simply looking to have a bit of fun while bringing the team together? Encourage your team to get stuck in and work together on a whole range of exciting virtual activities and games. Whether you like the sound of a virtual murder mystery, a virtual escape room, drag queen bingo or even a virtual painting experience, the only limit is your imagination! Read our piece on 10 of the best virtual event suppliers for some inspiration.

Browse virtual games here.

4. Virtual meetings

If you're looking for something a little more serious, such as a virtual away day to go over KPIs, targets, company progress and team updates, you can still make it engaging!

Our Virtual Event Experts can put together a bespoke internal company update package to suit your team, with some virtual team meetings to go over the important stuff followed by a fun activity to encourage everyone to relax and spend time with each other. If you have a large team, you could even make use of our fully customisable virtual conference or webinar solutions to start the year with purpose. The world is your (virtual) oyster!

Hire Space Top Tip: Make a day of it and host your virtual meetings on a virtual/hybrid events platform. Arena by Hire Space offers audience engagement tools such as emoji reactions, live chat and Q&A, plus breakout functionality and integration with other tools to create a more collaborative meeting experience.

Browse webinar options here.

5. Virtual cooking classes

For all you culinary maestros out there, a virtual cookery class is the perfect option to have some fun with you team and get cookin'! With a range of options to choose from, you could enjoy a virtual class by Jamie Oliver's Cookery School, host a team cook-along with a DIY cooking kit or even take it vegan with a plant-based cookery class. You could even add in a virtual cocktail-making class to complete the evening. Bon Appétit!

Browse virtual cooking classes here.

For additional guidance, read our piece on How To Create An Awesome Virtual Away Day, browse our Virtual Experiences Marketplace and be sure to book a free consultation with our Virtual Event Experts below to see how we can help!

You can also check out our Complete Guide To Virtual Events.