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After-Work adventures in Basingstoke and Deane: building bonds with colleagues

Looking for ways to break the ice, build camaraderie, and have some laughs with your colleagues in Basingstoke and Deane? Look no further! We've got a lineup of exciting after-work activities that are perfect for fostering teamwork and creating lasting memories.

Challenge accepted: Escape the room!

Unleash your inner puzzle master with a thrilling escape room experience! Work together with your colleagues to crack cryptic codes, solve mind-bending riddles, and escape the room before time runs out. This is a fantastic way to test your communication skills, strategic thinking, and celebrate your successes (or near misses) with a shared sense of accomplishment. Escape Hunt in Festival Place is open until 10pm seven days a week and Exciting Escapes is open until 10pm on Wednesday to Saturday so you can head there after work, enjoy a game then grab a bit to eat! For a world of fantasy, you’ll find Trapped in Fiction located in Winchester Street, open until 8pm Monday to Sunday.

Escape Hunt in Festival Place

Test your trivia at Quiz Night

Channel your inner know-it-all at a lively pub quiz night! Gather your team and put your general knowledge to the test on a range of topics, you might be surprised by your colleagues' specialist subjects! Tuesday night is quiz night in Basingstoke town centre. You’ll find quizzes at The Dice Tower and Brewdog. You can join a classic pub quiz night on a Wednesday at The Holly Blue for teams of up to six or on a Thursday at the Queens College Arms in Tadley.

Bowling night

Strike up some friendly competition with your colleagues at the bowling alley. You’ll find Hollywood Bowl on Basingstoke Leisure Park, open until 10pm Monday to Thursday and later on a Friday and Saturday. Whilst you are there you can grab a bite to eat in the diner or one of the other eateries at the Leisure Park.

Game Night

Gather your colleagues for a board game showdown! The Dice Tower on London Street in Basingstoke town centre is open until 10pm every day of the week and you can grab food or drink too. Reserve a table on their website.

Karaoke? Belt out your best (or worst!)

Embrace your inner rockstar and try a night of karaoke! This is a guaranteed way to break the ice, unleash some hidden talents (or lack thereof), and create some hilarious memories together. Alternate Thursday nights are karaoke and acoustic-aoke at The Tea Bar where you can take centre stage and sing-a-long with live musicians. And every night is karaoke night at Tang Chinese. They also have a special karaoke Menu!

Take flight (figuratively) at iFLY Basingstoke!

For truly adventurous colleagues, consider an exhilarating experience at iFLY Basingstoke, the indoor skydiving centre located on Basingstoke Leisure Park. It’s open after work, there is plenty of free parking and you can grab food on the park too!

Enjoy a band

Get together with colleagues to enjoy some live music and a drink. The Tea Bar often has bands performing on Friday and Saturday nights. Every Friday and Saturday night The White Hart on London Road hosts music/DJ nights from all genres; Rock, Acoustic, Indie, Punk and everything in between. Music starts at 8.30pm. The Loft at Lychpit Village Hall hosts monthly live music performances on a Friday night.

Have a laugh!

If comedy is more your thing then check out Anvil Arts who often have comedians visit The Anvil or Haymarket Theatres. The Apollo Hotel hosts Epic Comedy.

Unleash your inner artist

For something a bit more creative pick up a paintbrush and have a go at pottery painting workshops. Choose your pottery piece, from mugs and bowls to plates and figurines, and let your artistic side run wild. Pots2Paint at Viables Craft Centre will accept out of hours bookings of an evening for a minimum of 10 people. Or perhaps try a soap making or candle making workshop with Laura Fisher.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your colleagues and get ready for some after-work adventures! Basingstoke and Deane offers a variety of options to suit all interests and budgets. Get ready to build stronger bonds, create lasting memories, and have some serious fun with your work crew!

Please note the inclusion of any business within this listing should not be seen as an endorsement of their services. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information.

June 2024

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