Want to avoid the Christmas party from hell? Look no further! From Brighton’s most obscure team building activities to a classier staff night out we’ve got you covered, it doesn’t have to be yet another year in the dodgy local around the corner from the office. Let off some work steam and get festive with your co-workers with these jolly treats.

Ice Skating – Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

Nothing screams Christmas more than skidding around a rectangle of ice fearing for your coccyx with all of your co-workers. Ice skating is the perfect bonding experience to do with your team, with a few mulled wines for some Dutch courage, of course. The Royal Pavilion is the perfect backdrop for an ice rink powered fully by wind and solar energy and is open till mid Jan, so will surely fit into everyone’s schedule. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for 10% discount.

www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk

Wine Tasting Experience

Wine tasting is perfect for an alternative get together to learn more about most people’s favourite pass time, wine! There are a multitude of places in and around Brighton that can give you all the different types of wine experiences for different tastes and group types. These include Fourth and Church, Hotel Du Vin, Ten Green Bottles and Plateau. An evening on the classier side than your usual work piss-up.

Lazer Zone

If you’re looking for something a bit more psychical and without alcohol involved (well, the option is still there) Lazer Zone Brighton has group offers for those bored of the office and want to take out some hidden (or not) anger on their co-workers. Or for some bonding they offer Teambuilding packages to promote communication and leadership, along with some drinks thrown in as well.

www.laserzone.co.uk/brighton

British Airways i360 – Dance on Air

If you fancy wining and dining from 450ft in the air with your work besties, the i360 offers this with a price that won’t break the bank!

Coming in at £45.84 pp you can have the i360 as your venue for the night including a 3-course meal and pod flight all in with the price. They also provide a DJ to dance the rest of the night away in their unique beachside venue.

www.britishairwaysi360.com

Cocktail Making

If you prefer something a little fruitier than wine but still want that classy feel, a good handful of bars and lounges in Brighton offer their own cocktail making experiences and often doing party deals for larger groups. All Bar One, The Copper Rooms, Revolution and The Twisted Lemon all offer cocktail making experiences. What’s better than you and your work chums getting together and learning the master of mixology, with some healthy competition of who can make the best Pornstar Martini of course.

Axe Throwing – North Laine Brewhouse

Bring out your inner warrior or even to realise some work stress with Tribe Urban Axe throwing at North Laine Brewhouse. This is a unique one but will be left as the talk of the office after this unforgettable Christmas get together. They offer an all-day long experience for corporate events and parties including walk in & sling, trick shots, competitions and prizes to be won. Along with a few beers from the brewhouse of course (don’t get done for drink axe throwing, though).

www.northlaine.pub/tribeaxethrowing

Delta Force Paintball

Sussex paintball centre is located just off the M23 motorway and is another hands-on experience you can take on with your colleagues. Switch off from the strain of office life and unleash your inner child with this fun team building, sometimes enemy making activity. Placed in the middle of the Sussex countryside the surroundings are half bad too, if you can see through the hailing paint of course.

www.paintballgames.co.uk/centre/south-london-paintball

Group Salsa Dancing – Brighton

Channel your inner strictly dancer with you and your team with a Salsa dancing party. Even co-workers with two left feet enjoy and can create some light on the side entertainment too. Hey and the added bonus is that the dance class is a great way to burn calories and build confidence – sequins optional.

World's End Pub Games
World’s End Pub, London Road, Brighton.

The Worlds End – Brighton’s Favourite Arcade Bar

This pub is packed with things to do you and your co-workers won’t want to leave! Four player virtual reality booths, a remote-control racetrack, 50 craft beers and unforgettable food there is something for everyone in this pub that just keeps on giving. You can also challenge your peers to an escape room to throw in a team building activity, or just to see your least favourite co-worker tremble under pressure.

www.worldsend.pub

Lucky Voice Brighton – Karaoke Christmas

Christmas cocktails and karaoke…what more could you want! Lucky Voice offers their cosy karaoke rooms to groups from 6 to 200 people. They also have a world class cocktail bar and late-night entertainment space. Every karaoke room comes with the choice of 10,000 songs with pre-made playlists for every party mood, fancy dress costumes and Lucky Voice’s very own ‘Thirsty’ button so you don’t even have to get off the mic to go to the bar! Brilliant!

www.luckyvoice.com/bars/brighton