Is it time to get your group together for a team-building activity? Chandler offers many choices to bond and have fun, whether it’s a family outing, a special celebration or a corporate event, including outdoor and sporting adventures, niche tours, volunteer opportunities, and even a chance to develop some comedy skills.
Golf at Chandler courses
Chandler is a golfer’s paradise with seven courses set amid stunning desert backdrops and the perfect location for some healthy competitive links play. Choices include the states’s first grass course, the historic San Marcos Golf Course, as well the Ocotillo Golf Club designed by course architect Ted Robinson. Other standouts include Bear Creek Golf Complex, the Springfield Golf Resort, Sunbird Golf Club, Lone Tree Golf Club and Ironwood Golf Club.
Bowl at 810 Billiards & Bowling
Get ready for some old-fashioned fun and games at this reinvented classic billiards and bowling alley, a one-stop entertainment center with a modern twist. The 21,000-square-foot facility offers something for everyone including multiple bowling lanes and billiards tables, a full-service bar featuring local craft beers and signature cocktails, upscale food, start-of-the-art arcade and board games.
Horseback Ride at KOLI Equestrian Center
Saddle up with your fellow vaqueros on a tranquil trail ride through the Gila River Indian Reservation surrounded by pristine mountain vistas and serene open desert. KOLI offers several riding options that encourage team building and communication skills, including 90-minute group rides, morning and sunset rides, a cattle drive with a cattlemen’s dinner and cowboy games, and a hay wagon ride.
Tour SanTan’s Brewery and Distillery in Uptown Chandler
Craft beer enthusiasts can get a behind-the-scenes look at Arizona’s largest independent brewery and distillery at its 35,000-square-foot production facility in uptown Chandler. Includes tour of the craft beer and spirits labs, tasting samples, learning about the brewing and distilling process, and history of SanTan Brewing Company. Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays for $15 per person. A percentage of sales benefit Chandler Compadres, a nonprofit organization that supports East Valley families in need.
Volunteer in the Community
If your team wants to build some character and support nonprofit initiatives, think about planning a group event that benefits various local organizations in Chandler that tackle social issues such as childhood and adult hunger and provide resources to those in need. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.
Enjoy Laughs and Fun Team Interactions at Pickleball Kingdom
Combining elements of ping pong and tennis, this easy-to-learn, 2-person paddle game is a great team activity for all ages. The lively game increases team interactions, builds communication skills and is sure to bring plenty of laughs. Holding your Chandler team building event at Pickleball Kingdom, the nation's largest, indoor pickleball facility, includes a coach dedicated to your event and the development of a personalized team tournament. The air-conditioned facility features a private room for groups and restrooms equipped with showers.
Rock Climb at Alta Boulders & Fitness
Climb to new individual—and collective—heights at Alta Boulders & Fitness, a world-class gym with bouldering terrain designed for every skill level. The 20,000-square-foot facility features Walltopia’s Innsbruck Boulder from the 2018 World Championships, plus climbing education classes, youth programs and fitness center complete with weights, cardio machines, a large yoga studio/group fitness room and indoor cycle studio.
Join the Adventure at Gravity Extreme Zone
Jump for joy at Gravity Extreme Zone, which offers several high-adrenaline adventure activities for thrill-seekers that test physical and mental stamina. For example, guests can scale the 30-foot extreme rock climbing wall, or suspend 18 feet in the air as they make their way through 12 unique adventure elements on the Skywalk that tests balance, endurance and flexibility, and features an indoor zip-line course. You also can free fall on the Drop Slide, take the Leap of Faith on a trapeze while punching bags, and climb the Stairway to Heaven on cascading poles.
Tickle Your Funny Bone at ImprovMANIA
Test your sense of humor and command of the stage at ImprovMANIA, which offers comedy classes taught by pros that help participants find their voice and gain confidence with the opportunity to do a performance showcase in front of peers. The entertainment venue also hosts adult and family-friendly improv and stand-up comedy shows every weekend featuring local and national acts.
Exit an Escape Room
Put your groups’ critical-thinking skills to the test as they attempt to decode mysterious messages and brain-teasing puzzles to exit an escape room. In Chandler, you can choose from two escape venues, Escape the Room and Escape Chandler, which both provide unique settings, storylines, hidden objects and clues for gamers to work together and find the escape route in under 60 minutes.
Do a Group Tour with Across Arizona Tours, Detours American West or Desert Belle
Visit Arizona’s famous landmarks and attractions by hiring a tour company to handle all the details. Across Arizona Tours and Detours American West provide one-, two- and multi-day guided van tours to sightseeing gems such as the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and the Hoover Dam. Or explore Saguaro Lake with Desert Belle, which offers air-conditioned lake cruises that showcase Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls and dramatic desert vistas with unique themed voyages including narration, music, wine and craft beer.