Unique Budget Team Building Activities to try with your team

25 November 2022 · 6 min read

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Top 10 Unique Budget Team Building Activities to try with your Team

Many companies don’t build for the provision of team building activities into their annual budget. However, don’t let that stop you from organising an event. There are many Unique Budget Team Building activities, that can be done on a low budget. With this in mind, read on for great ideas and low budget team building activities. Also included are our top budget Team Building Activities. Finally, we also answer frequently asked questions.

Low Budget Team Building Activities.

Budget team building activities still allow for excellent ways to improve on communication. Additionally, they also build staff spirits and camaraderie along with motivation and Team bonding. Of course, they are loads of fun and entertainment for everyone.

However, if your team building budget is low there are still options for you to choose from for team building activities. Furthermore, these options are good for small sized companies, start-ups or social clubs that want to hold regular activities.

Benefits of Team Building Activities.

Team Building activities are an important component in any business. Ultimately, getting your team to work collaboratively helps employees to produce great results. That is, when employees have a sense of belonging, they are more driven and positive, all great benefits for the business.

At Team Building made easy we know every team is different. Therefore, it’s important to have an experience that fits your groups personality, needs and budget. Team building is important to help create strong teams and a wonderful motivational booster. However, budget team building activities are sometimes hard to find. Nevertheless, you do not need to think that you can’t run an activity just because you don’t have a huge budget. Smaller regular team building activities are a great way to increase team bonding. Then maybe one larger/more expensive activity at the end of the year. Remember, successful team building activities don’t need to be expensive.

Team Building Made Easy, have many activities to suit different group sizes. Given that all companies have different requirements and needs, there is not one size fits all. In reality, there will always be budget and time constraints to consider. However, working with a budget is an important component for any event. With this in mind, focussing on some questions can help decide which type of activity is right for you.

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Things to consider when planning your event.

  1. What’s my goal? Once you decide on your goal, it will be much easier to choose an activity.
  2. What is my group size? Is this event a reward for a small team, or are you including the whole company. Depending on the size of your team, sometimes a per-person price may seem very expensive. For example if you have a team of less than 10 people, if there is a minimum charge you often pay for at least 15 people. Find out if there is a minimum charge for an activity and how many people that covers. Maybe you can combine with another team in the office to make it more cost-effective. Read our Team Building Activities for small teams and groups article.
  3. Where can I hold the activity? Do I need to hire a venue? Can it be run in the office/worksite? Activities that require an external venue increase the budget. Ask is the venue included in the price? Is it held at a purpose built venue? Is it possible to hold it in your office? Amazing race options are great low budget team building activities as no venue or site fee is required. 
  4. Will it be indoors or outdoors? If you decide on an outdoor event will I need to include permit fees? Sometimes local parks can be used as well – although councils set the fee’s for use of them. Usually beaches and parks in CBD areas are more expensive, than outer suburbs.
  5. Will the activity be held over a meal? Do I need to include this in the budget? Drinks and nibbles during or at the end of an event are a great alternative to a full meal.

Why a budget is important in event planning.

Once you have decided on what you want to achieve the next step is how much time do you have and what is your budget. For example, if you only have 1 hour allocated for an event then you need to be realistic with what you can achieve. That is, you are not going to solve all your objectives and issues in 1 hour. The same can be said if you have a very small budget. However, consistency can be the key.

Don’t think that a team building activity is a waste of your money. It is an investment in your staff and company. 
Consider factors such as timing of the event. Friday afternoons are very popular, and you may pay a premium for this time slot. Why not choose a Wednesday afternoon. People will then come to woke on Thursday continuing to chat about the great experience.
The same can be said for end of year functions. Fridays in December are often booked out well in advance. It can also be a very busy time of year in the office and in people’s lives. Start the new year with an event in January or February. This can ultimately set the tone for the year ahead and what you want to achieve.
If you have a very large group and a small budget then look at events such as Trivia or game shows. These type of events are very cost-effective low budget team building activities for large groups.

Top Budget Team Building Activities

Team Building Events on a Budget 

Firstly, make sure to include everyone. Try to schedule the activity at a time convenient for everyone if possible. Additionally, give plenty of notice for people to schedule the event into their diaries.

Secondly, select fun activities. Keep your team in mind when selecting an activity. You do not want your team to dread your upcoming event.

Choosing the right activity for your Team is really important. Some further things to help with this decision include:

  • What are the outcomes or goals you want to achieve?
  • Consider the type of team you have. Doing a highly active event for a sedentary group may not be the way to go, try and suit your team.
  • Timing of the event, do you have all day or 1 hour?

Getting the process right is important both from the business perspective and the employees. Thus making it a win-win for both sides.

Virtual Budget Team Building Activities

Virtual Team Building activities are a great option for Low budget team building activities. As such, the cost of the activity is much lower as no venue is required. Further, facilitators do not have to charge travel time and expenses.

Cooking classes are a very popular low budget team building activity option.
Dumplings is one of our most popular. Your team cook a delicious meal without leaving the house. Grocery lists are sent out prior to the workshop commencing. Everything can be purchased at a normal supermarket. During the activity you all cook along with your qualified chef. Ultimately producing a great meal. This budget team building activities is fun, interactive and delicious alternative to office drinks. Virtual online Cooking is a cheap and easy way to work on a positive workplace culture. We offer a variety of different online cooking classes. Therefore, you can pick the one that best suits your team.
Check out our article and full range of Virtual/remote Team Building activities.
You can also find many articles online with DIY team building activities. 

What Low Budget Team Building Activities are best for your team?

Knowing your budget and being honest about it with a team building provider will save you both a lot of time. At Team Building Made Easy we have activities to suit most budgets. Therefore, if you advise us when you enquire what your budget is we can quote activities that will be suitable. It is a waste of time getting quotes for activities that you can not afford.

Contact us at Team Building Made Easy to see if we have something that suits your requirements. We think we have something for all businesses and budgets.

Why choose Team Building from us?

Team Building Activities are an integral component of building and developing your team. But how can you make sure you choose the right activity to suit your team’s needs? We have written an in-depth article – Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities for just that purpose. By the end of it you will be an expert and know all the advantages, drawbacks, common mistakes. Further, it will guide you to organise an amazing Team Building Activity. Additionally, we share resources and our extensive knowledge and experience. This will be helpful for organising corporate team building activities.

Team Building Made Easy is a brokerage service. Therefore, it allows us to have many amazing team building options. Contact us, and we can help you find the right one.

Additionally, we pride ourselves in offering tailor made experiences. We want to help you get the most out of your creative team building activities for work. Therefore, please feel free to get in touch and have a chat. We will find out what you want from your team building activity.  Thus, helping you choose the right event. That is, the one that meets your outcomes, your location and your budget.

Get in touch today.

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Let us organise your next event. Remember Team Building was meant to be easy.

Frequently Asked Questions

The minimum number would be around 8-10. The maximum number would be 100+. These numbers depend on the activity and venue. You may find the smaller the group size the higher the pp cost usually is.

This depends greatly on your group size. There are not many Team building activities for a budget of less than $1000. This would cover a group of up to around 10 people. Over this number of people you should factor about $80-$100 pp for a facilitated event.

A couple of times a year would be a great start. Mix up the type of team building activities you have in one year. This will ensure you find something to suit all your team members.
The most popular activity categories are Amazing Race, Charity and Cooking and cocktails. However, we also have a great range of Active, Problem-solving, and events on a budget.

No. By using the services of Team Building Made Easy, you will not be charged any hidden costs or charges.  We have arrangements in place with all our listed providers to ensure they quote to us as they would quote directly to you the user if you were to go to them directly.


  1. Team Building Made Easy Pty Ltd is a booking agent for companies that provide team building activities. Team Building Made Easy Pty Ltd is not the provider of these activities.
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  1. Should any dispute arise from an activity then as a booking agent for companies providing team building activities Team Building Made Easy will use its best endeavours to help you resolve the dispute with the provider. Please note however that as a booking agent we do not have direct control over the provider and as provided for in clause 10 of these terms and conditions any dispute and or refund will be based on the provisions of the Provider’s contract


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