The work’s Christmas do is that time of the year where you leave your natural working habitat to enjoy the fun and festivities of Christmas with your fellow coworkers.
But wait, it’s the middle of November and you haven’t even booked anything!
If you’re starting to panic, look no further because we have found some slightly less conventional Christmas do ideas that are sure to get you and your team in the Christmas spirit.
Escape rooms have become one of the city’s most popular spots for birthdays, reunions and general team building activities.
Breakout Manchester offers not one but two locations in the city with a range of rooms to explore. From The Detective Office and Madchester situated at the Town Hall to Most Wanted and Disturbed found on High Street, there is plenty to choose from. Simply gather your troops and solve the clues using only your brain. Besides, whoever loses can make the brews for a month when you return to the office in the new year.
We caught up with Emily Curren, PR Assistant at Breakout Manchester and this is what she had to say:
‘Breakout Manchester is great for a Christmas party with a difference – our games are designed to be fun, last an hour, and get everyone involved in a bit of competitive spirit! With 14 games across sites, we can accommodate almost any group size with space for up to 70 people at once. So whether you think you have some budding detectives, secret cowboys, horror lovers or the competitive team you think would thrive playing our race games, Breakout Manchester can provide this for you.’
Junkyard Golf is home to ‘crazy golf, booze and bad puns’.
With two 9-hole crazy golf courses made up of *ahem* ‘junk’, it’s the perfect place to bring out your competitive side with your colleagues.
The quirky decor and food kiosk with hot dogs, cheesy nachos, pick ‘n’ mix sweets and homemade popcorn is an ideal choice if you’re after a chilled, informal Christmas do.
Combine food, games, booze and UV lights and you’ve got yourself a party!
Sophie Houghton, National PR & Events Manager thinks Junkyard Golf is the perfect location for a Christmas do.
‘Junkyard Golf is different from a regular night out. It’s great for teambuilding and encouraging healthy competition. With a wide range of cocktails, a UV room, cinema-style snacks and a fabulous playlist that will certainly feature Christmas songs over the festive period, it has everything you could want from an unconventional Christmas do. Everyone wants to feel like a kid at Christmas and Junkyard Golf definitely gives you that nostalgic childhood feeling.’
All Star Lanes
Everyone loves bowling, but what about bowling with a twist?
At All Star Lanes you can enjoy all the fun bowling has to offer but with slightly more in store to make your Christmas do unique.
With three packages to choose from there is a deal to suit every company. Opt for dining and bowling, bar and bowling or party in private this Christmas with bottomless booze, festive bites and unlimited bowling on your own private lanes.
Emily Smith, Marketing Manager at All Star Lanes spoke to Huddled about why a Christmas do at this fab bowling venue is a must.
‘All Star Lanes is the ultimate Christmas party venue because whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got great value packages to bowl you over (pun intended). From sit down dinners to Christmas canapé & cocktail parties, All Star Lanes has everything you need for the festive season. Want to add a touch of All Star exclusivity to your bash? Then take a peek at our West Wing semi-private area. Going all out? Hire our wild & wonderful Jungle themed private room.’
Frog and Bucket Comedy Club
Christmas is about fun and celebration so what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with some good old fashioned comedy.
The Frog and Bucket is a popular choice for comedy shows and this Christmas you can enjoy a range of shows held both at lunchtime and in the evening. You can even enjoy their festive menu complete with all the trimmings (because all that laughing is bound to make you hungry).
We spoke to Frog and Bucket Director, Jessica Toomey about why the comedy club is the place to be this Christmas.
‘Jonny Vegas once said ‘comedy is a campfire, come and be warmed’, which is so true. Everyone loves to laugh – after all, ‘tis the season to be jolly! There really is no better way to spend an evening than with friends, cosied around a candlelit table laughing the night away with food and a good bottle of wine.’