From adventures and gaming to cooking challenges and arts and crafts, Plano has quite the list of corporate team building activities. Forget the white board and cheesy role-playing, Plano has you covered for a fun team building event. Check out the fun categories below.
ADVENTURE & GAMES
Breakout Games offers something more than your average trust fall, where coworkers can breakout with a real life adventure where everyone has a part to play. All you need is a willingness to put your heads together and try something new. They supply the props, a game master, 60 minutes of challenging fun, and after game exercises that extend the experience beyond the room. It’s good for 2-8 players per room, but they can accommodate much larger groups.
Plano’s newest and most colorful attraction, the Crayola Experience at The Shops at Willow Bend, is an amazing place where visitors can explore the 60,000 square foot attraction that Parents Magazine calls one of the “Top 10 Trips to Take Before Your Kid Turns 10.” Crayola Experience is bursting with 22 hands-on attractions. It’s a fun-filled experience for kids and adults, and is a terrific place for your next group trip.
DFW Scavenger Hunt
Head out on a whistle stop tour through Haggard Park and Downtown Plano. Whether you’re looking for team building in Plano, throwing a party in Plano, or just want something to do in the city, this is a fun, challenging solution that gets you outside, thinking differently, and trying new things. The Trains of Thought event is a great way to let off some steam in Plano. Hunt for clues that will help you unlock a riddle, pose for photos of the historic neighborhood, and solve puzzles inspired by the town’s history. This solution is built on developing teamwork and is budget-friendly. They can accommodate anywhere from 4 to 400+ people.
It started as a one-lane mashup of two popular sports while tailgating at the 2001 Indy 500. Today, Fowling is quickly turning into a national sensation. Fowling is a unique and entertaining game that merges football with bowling and is perfect for small or large groups. It’s as easy as throwing a football at ten bowling pins until someone knocks them all down. Fowling Warehouse’s Plano location is the first in the south, their largest venue, and the first venue with full food & beverage options.
Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure
If you’re ready for a totally unique outdoor experience, it’s time to Go Ape! Go Ape’s first treetop adventure course in Texas is located just minutes from the Downtown Plano Art’s District at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. This vast area of natural beauty sits on 800 acres and features more than just a canopy tour. The 2-3 hour journey includes five individual sections with rope ladders and 39 exciting crossings. Make your corporate event an adventure by challenging your team to overcome obstacles, conquer fears and work together to complete the course.
Main Event offers high quality recreational bowling, billiards, laser tag, interactive games, food and beverage, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and flexible meeting and event space with VIP accommodations for corporate meetings or group gatherings. This newly renovated location has several offerings from “all you can play” packages to “the meeting planner package” with meeting space, F&B, and an activity.
From VIP bowling experiences to two-story laser tag, bumper cars, LED lit six-lane rock climbing walls, hundreds of interactive games and simulator technology, PINSTACK offers fun for everyone. A chef-inspired restaurant offers an upscale dining experience before or after gaming with modern American classics, a stacked bar and craft cocktails. PINSTACK offers several unique corporate team building packages from a chili cook off and bartending workshop to building rocking chairs for a Fight Illiteracy philanthropy project and putting care packages together for our men and women serving our country.
Plano Super Bowl
The newly renovated Plano Super Bowl has seven VIP private bowling lanes, a large private room, big screen TV’s, and a private bar all to be used for corporate events. Call for more details regarding corporate event packages.
WhirlyBall & LaserWhirld
WhirlyBall, a competitive mix of lacrosse and basketball played in bumper cars, is a great option for your corporate event. They have two large whirlyball courts, a two story laser tag arena, several party rooms to accommodate any size group, tons of arcade games, drinks, and catered food. Plus, they are open 24 hours with a reservation.
11th Hour Escape
Battle House Laser Tag
Horse-back trail rides at Southfork Ranch
North Texas Escape Rooms
Red Door Escape Room
Summit Climbing, Yoga & Fitness
Board and Brush Creative Studio
Private wood sign workshops allow groups to select their own wood signs or décor. Board & Brush Creative Studio offers private wood sign classes for teambuilding and corporate events. They take care of all the set up and clean up. You get: three hours of studio creativity, three wood sign projects to offer your group, guided instruction from staff, and all the materials.
Painting with a Twist
Plan a private event at Painting with a Twist where you and your team can enjoy step-by-step instruction of your own personal paintings. You’ll all leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent. Book a private event and choose from over 3,000 paintings. Food and beverage is allowed and encouraged. They can also go off-site!
Pipe & Palette
Pipe & Palette at The Shops at Willow Bend offers adult and kid art classes of all kinds – from splatter paint, fluid art, and hand lettering, to pottery and paint & sip, there are a variety of options for in-studio or they can come to you.
Lone Star Food Tours
The Team at Lone Star Food Tours can create a custom foodie tour in Downtown Plano that meets your needs. Enjoy generous portions of diverse food from three locally owned restaurants. Savor curated wine or cocktails selected by the chef at each location. Experience retail therapy while shopping at locally owned boutiques. Discover your new favorite spots in the old world charm of historic downtown Plano as they highlight the flavors and history of this unique area.
My French Recipe
My French Recipe creates fun off-site events for teams to collaborate in a different way. During 2 to 3 hours, leave the comfort of your office and enjoy a unique activity. Working in a group, you will learn how to make delicious dishes in a cool and fun atmosphere with our chefs.
Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts
Your colleagues will recognize local cooking legend Tre Wilcox both from appearances on “Top Chef” and “Iron Chef America.” Now, he’s the star of the show at his cooking school and event space in Plano, where he welcomes groups for private cooking classes, dinners, and team building exercises. If your team is ready to battle in the “kitchen stadium” in Plano and take part in their most popular team building event, they are ready to have you. Chef-tainer, Tre Wilcox and staff will guide your group through the format of a “chopped” style cooking competition.
Groups will be divided into four teams, given a mystery basket of ingredients, instructed to work together to create dishes using these items and our fully stocked pantry. Without the use of Google or any other internet help, teams will have 35 minutes to complete this challenge and present their dishes to the judges. Teams will be judged on how well they work together, the taste of their creations, utilization of the mystery ingredients and the plating. Prizes will be given to the winning team and Chef Tre will give a lighthearted assessment of the food and how the teams performed in kitchen stadium during the heated competition.
After the competition, you don’t eat what you make for dinner or lunch. The TCC staff will invite everyone to refill your beverage, take a seat, and allow Chef Tre and the kitchen team to prepare a plated 3-course or 4-course dinner for the entire group. Lunchtime events will receive a 2-course lunch.
Group volunteer opportunities are available at Hope’s Door, which specializes in comprehensive intervention and prevention services for all members of a family affected by intimate partner and family violence – from victim to abuser.
The Lovepacs vision is that communities experience God’s love by serving together to provide food for children in need. Lovepacs engages communities to feed children in need as an expression of Love. Consider decorating boxes, hosting a food drive, or donating money for all of your community service hours or CSR initiatives to support our city.
Minnie’s Food Pantry
Minnie’s Food Pantry has provided over 5 million healthy meals to families in need. Volunteers are essential to the success of Minnie’s Food Pantry Plano Volunteer “WOW” center. A typical day includes food sorting, inspecting, grocery packing and possibly working on special projects or events.
Please note details may change without notice. You are encouraged to visit the business’s websites for more details and booking information. Looking for a fun “after-hours” activity for your group? Check out Plano’s restaurants, events, and other attractions.