Four Outdoor Team Building Ideas from the Top PA Resort

After a year of being locked indoors and isolated, we think you will agree, it's a fine time to venture out and reconnect with your team. Planning an event outside has always had its benefits, but now more than ever after a long separation, it’s likely your team’s camaraderie could use a recharge. Savvy planners recognize the need to build some fun and fresh air in to their meeting agenda to bolster energy and creativity. At Normandy Farm and Blue Bell Country Club we offer on-site, spaced out activities as well as virtual experiences for you to connect both in-person or at home. Continue reading for four outdoor teambuilding activities that allow you to meet, eat, or retreat in a whole new way.


1. CULINARY CLASSES

The Food Network has definitely contributed to the friendly competitive nature of culinary inspiration, and Normandy Farm Hotel has embraced this trend 100%. Our team of sweet and savory specialists offer countless menus for every palette. We'll roll out massive grills on the Terrace for a BBQ competition just like you see on TV, or invite you to set sail to the islands with a tropical escape menu. Learn how to eat clean with our "Farmer's Market" team building or support a local charity and cook for a cause. For those with dessert cravings, we offer cake decorating, pretzel making, sorbet & gelato classes, and build-your-own dessert flatbreads. "Bake Shop team building is universally attractive to almost all teams because it’s both competitive and creative” states Chef Sam, Executive Pastry Chef at Normandy Farm Hotel. Chef Sam reminds us that, “everyone is a winner, even when the recipe flops”!


2. GOLF (Outings & SNAG)

Put simply, business relationships are built on the course. If there’s one positive that came from Covid-19, it’s that golf re-emerged in a substantial way, establishing itself as the perfect mix of sport and social distance. Perfectly timed for a year that calls for reunion, let golf be your outlet for your next outing. If you're not quite ready to take on 18, ask about our SNAG (Starting New At Golf) option. During SNAG activities, a member of our professional golf staff provides instruction and tips paired with friendly competition and target practice. This is an event for all athletic abilities and golf skill levels. The main goal is to have fun, overcome challenges, and of course, enjoy the great outdoors!



DO-IT-YOURSELF CREATIVE CLASSES

While team building should be an every day activity, there is a place and time for one-off events where there is a clear purpose to improve skill, invoke creativity, and perhaps try something new. These unique "Do-It-Yourself activities allow you to invoke your own style and personalize a custom take away to display at home. Consider garden or terrace space for the following events while you breathe deep, sip wine and nibble on hors d' oeuvres while the sun sets.

  • Willow & Thistle: Floral Centerpiece Design

  • Greenology in the Garden: Terrarium Workshop

  • Chunky Knit Blanket Class

  • Wooden Tray or Canvas Custom Painting Sessions



GO VIRTUAL

So, the future is here and it's remote. What if your company said you can work from home forever? How will your team reconnect? While in the past, team building was thought to be exclusively in-person, we now offer 10+ options to keep your company engaged and stimulated, while still at home. Move your work station outside to a shaded area and log-in to enjoy the show! There are a variety of options and pricing to meet your group's goals and needs.

  • Fitness Classes

  • Food Truck Frenzy

  • Mixology and Virtual Tastings

  • Creative Arts & More

  • Game Show

  • Murder Mystery

View our Virtual Teambuilding Booklet here >

Located just 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and situated in the heart of Blue Bell, Pa.,Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center is more than a meticulously restored American landmark—it's a fully wired, high-tech hospitality venue. Relax on our grand terrace, sip a cocktail in America's oldest silo, play a challenging game of golf on our championship course, plan an event with us or dine on our delectable farm-to-table cuisine. It all adds up to One Historic Experience.

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