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5 Fun Team Building Ideas for Corporate Events


We have the perfect venue for all of your corporate needs at the New Continental Hotel, but have you thought about adding a twist with something a little out of the ordinary? Are you looking to create a stronger, more resilient team whilst having a great time? We have put together some ideas below to do just that; taking the office from educational to exciting all in the same day!

Tour of Drake’s Island

How does a morning meeting at the New Continental followed by a team tour of Drake’s Island sound? Be one of the first to set foot on Drake’s Island in 2022 as they are now open for guided tours. Starting your tour from Plymouth (Barbican) landing stage, you will take the ferry through Plymouth Sound to the Island. Keep your eyes peeled for some amazing island wildlife as you arrive, particularly the seals which like to nap on the rocks, land on the jetty and learn about the seagrass that is under your feet. Your tour will last 2 hours during which time, you will learn about the history of the island as you walk the old paths, steps and tunnels.

Teambuilding at the New Continental

What better way than to join us in one of our Event Spaces here at the New Continental and combine team building with all the benefits and convenience of a city centre hotel. Host a game show, get everyone together for a casino night or a Company Olympics. Working with businesses alongside our venue for the perfect corporate team building events that you and your team will love! Check out ACF Teambuilding and Events to see more of what is on offer.

Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink

Maybe you are looking to get everyone together straight from a meeting for a fun filled activity in the local area. The New Continental Hotel is next to the Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink which would be an activity to remember. Let us help you by making a corporate day a little less serious and lot more fun with maybe a ‘Lunch and Skate” type of day?

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Royal William Yard

Party on with a Silent Disco

Could it be that you are considering something a bit wilder than the standard corporate team building event? Could it be a ridiculous idea to hire a silent disco for everyone to party the night (or day) away together? Quite possibly but also a guaranteed fun activity for all attendees paired with everything you could need at a venue when hired at the New Continental.


Contact our Events Team today and we can help you plan a team building day like no other in a city that we are proud to be apart of!



All photo credit to Visit Plymouth (

Club Continental Manager completed an incredible 12-hour fitness challenge for charity

Our Club Continental Manager, Adam Domyslawski has raised an incredible £5182 for local Charity Friends and Families. He took on an unbelievable 12-hour fitness challenge which was not only physically challenging but also mentally. The money Adam has raised will help provide valuable support and activities that are essential to many families with disabled children.

Adam began the challenge at 7am, finishing at 7pm and only stopping for quick comfort breaks. During the challenge, he cycled 102km, skied 68km, rowed 34km and lifted an incredible 34 tonnes through deadlifts!

Jan Burns who is the Fundraising and Partnerships Lead at Friends and Families said: ‘We cannot thank Adam enough for his amazing fundraising effort. The money raised will pay for six months of activities that will give families space to relax, have fun, and make friends. The pandemic has hit families with disabled children hard – with many feeling isolated and exhausted having had little respite for over two years. Adam’s challenge is very timely as there has never been a better moment to support our families.’

Adam also commented: ‘I wanted to give back to Friends and Families after seeing the amazing support the charity gave to my friend’s family. The services and activities make a big different to families with disabled children who often face things alone. It has been my absolute pleasure to raise enough money to help other families benefit.’

Friends and Families mission is to work with families with disabled children and provide high quality services that make them feel valued, improve their wellbeing, and experience the best quality of life possible. They support and empower families with disabled children in Plymouth and surrounding areas and are such an amazing charity. We are so proud of Adam for his achievement and would like to thank everyone who has supported him!

Jan (right) accepting the cheque from Adam (left) on behalf of Friends and Families

Christmas in Plymouth 2021

Christmas always seems to arrive way too quickly, and usually by the time we have even thought of what we would like to do it has already passed. However, this year there are so many amazing events going on around Plymouth that we simply wouldn’t want you (or us) to miss out on. To make sure this year is different, we have put the best of Christmas in Plymouth in one place!

𝐈𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 – 𝟏𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝟐𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫

Head over to Royal William Yard for their magical light art and immersive digital installations. There will be incredible light art, immersive experiences and a host of workshops for people to participate in. Book your tickets here.

𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐒𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡-𝐨𝐧 – 𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫

Kick off your Christmas Calendar this year in the city with the big Christmas Lights being Switched on. Family-friendly entertainment, light display, performances and so much more.

𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐦 – 𝟏𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝟑𝐫𝐝 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲

Explore the well-loved story of the Nutcracker with your friends and family this year as it is bought to life within the house. Spectacular rooms including one transformation into a magical fairytale forest and a family trail around the gardens. Don’t forget your warm clothing and bobble hats for this one!

𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐒𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡-𝐨𝐧 – 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟕𝐭𝐡 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫

Fill your day with Christmas magic down on the Barbican with all day children’s activities, stage performances and the opening of the Christmas trail. There will also be a Christmas parade, plenty of shopping, a jam packed day of festivities and a Best Dressed Window Display competition between the businesses. Eat, Drink and fill up on festive treats!

𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐱

Enjoy ‘Breakfast with Santa’ in the Box Kitchen and Bar if you have little ones who likes eating out and can’t wait to meet Santa. He is excited to meet you all and will be on hand to greet you as you arrive. Santa will be available for breakfast every Saturday and Sunday from 𝟐𝟕𝐭𝐡 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝟏𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫. From 6pm on Sunday 𝟏𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫, you can explore the galleries out of hours and then wave Santa off before he returns to the North Pole. Book your tickets here.

𝐏𝐥𝐲𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 – 𝟐𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝟏𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫

Soak up all the festive feelings at this year’s Christmas Market with an open-air festive bar, food and drink, lots of artisan gift stalls, live music and entertainment. Located in the heart of Plymouth City Centre only a short walk away from many other attractions.

𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝 & 𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 – 𝟓𝐭𝐡, 𝟏𝟐𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟏𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫

Held in the Melville building at the of Royal William Yard; this market is back and features a selection of the region’s most exciting independent artisan traders. Go and visit this incredible market for a wide range of locally sourced goods and handcrafted gifts.

𝐏𝐥𝐲𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐈𝐜𝐞 𝐑𝐢𝐧𝐤

Hurry down and get your skates on at the Ice Rink! All ages and abilities welcome and it is great fun for all of the family. Book your tickets here.

There is something for everyone in Plymouth this festive season and we wait to hear what you are excited about. If you aren’t currently planning on visiting Plymouth this year but don’t want to miss out, why not book a festive getaway with us here at the New Continental to make the most of Christmas 2021.

Plymouth Festive Good Food & Craft Market     Barbican Lights Switch-on

For more information on any of the events above and credit for the imagery please see Visit Plymouth.

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