21 team building activities for large groups in San Francisco (2024)

We curated a list of experiences for large teams in SF!
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Are you running into a creator's block as you are organizing a team-building event for your team? We curated 21 team building experiences that work perfectly for a large group. You can book any of them with one click!

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Kimchi Making San Francisco

Kimchi is a fermented side dish that is the staple of korean cuisine. The most common types are napa cabbage and radish, though there are in fact many more kinds of kimchi made from various leafy greens or root vegetables.

Each batch of volcano kimchi is brined, and then fermented in room temperature for several days, depending on the weather. Some people prefer young kimchi that is less fermented. Others like it sour. The ideal time, imho, is between 2-3 weeks fermented.

The kimchi team-building instructor is holding a gigantic cabbage.
🏷️ Price: $
112
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
25
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Paint a Mural San Francisco

Engage in our "Paint a Mural" experience, fostering teamwork and creativity. A seasoned mural artist will guide your group through the process of crafting a large-scale masterpiece. Team members collaborate on design concepts, color choices, and painting techniques, promoting communication and problem-solving. By the conclusion, you'll have a vibrant mural symbolizing your team's collective efforts and the lasting benefits of working together.

A person is painting with a brush using reference
🏷️ Price: $
90
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
50
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Wreath Making San Francisco

You don't have to wait for the holidays to decorate your space with a fresh wreath! This team-building class will help you bring a bit of nature into your office and home.

All supplies are provided, including fresh seasonal flowers and foliage!

Here is how this experience works:
The instructor will walk you through making your wreath step-by-step.
First, you will attach fresh seasonal foliage to the base of your wreath (which will be provided).
Next, you will decorate your green base with fresh or dried flowers.
Finally, you'll add ribbons and tiny toys to complete your wreath—whatever speaks to you!

This class is beginner-friendly. Believe it or not, everyone's wreath turns out perfectly beautiful at the end! Keep it for yourself or gift it to a friend.

A team is showing festive fresh seasonal wreath they just made
🏷️ Price: $
120
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
30
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Terrarium Building Workshop San Francisco

Are you looking for relaxing team building activities in San Francisco? Join Lucy at her shop in San Francisco for a plant-tastic workshop! With a complimentary glass of wine or beer, the creative juices will start flowing as you make a lovely succulent terrarium in a glass vessel.



Your instructor Lucy has been helping people learn how to make terrariums in person and online for years now. With a background in high school English instruction, she is a natural teacher and her students always have a great time.



This beginner-friendly experience is a great fit for everyone from team building events to bachelorette parties. Students can choose from an assortment of containers and multiple themes, giving everyone a chance to express their own unique style.



You will also learn the basics of care and upkeep so that when you take your new display home at the end of class you can be sure it will stay healthy for a long time to come!



Please Note For mobile onsite events there is a travel surcharge range of $120-$200 which will be assessed and then added after the initial booking is paid for.



Knowledge required Beginner-friendly but experienced terrarium builders will enjoy the class as well.

Are you looking for relaxing team building activities in San Francisco? Join Lucy at her shop in San Francisco for a plant-tastic workshop! Includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer
🏷️ Price: $
85
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
30
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Dogpatch History Scavenger Hunt San Francisco

Dogpatch has always been San Francisco's industrial center. From old iron works to modern biotech labs, it's where SF industrial innovation happens.

But the little-known fact about the Dogpatch is just how many art studios, galleries, hidden community spaces, and small businesses find their home here.

We designed this scavenger hunt to be fun and interactive. And we also collaborated with numerous neighborhood spaces to show you around places you wouldn't think to visit on your own.

The comment we usually hear at the end of this activity is, "I didn't know there was so much in the Dogpatch." We want your team to feel at home and return to this wonderful neighborhood. Through a series of chill and creative activities, you'll learn about the history of Dogpatch and your role in it.

Bring layers, sunscreen and water!

A team jumping in the air near the red cow landmark in the Dogpatch Progress Park
🏷️ Price: $
30
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
200
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Dogpatch Games Session

Choose from 5 types of games to play as a team. Each game as its own room, and revolves around problem solving, competition, and good fun.



Here is the list of available games:



Adaptability & Resilience



Build a resilient and adaptable team that thrives in the face of challenges and change. Our collection of games and activities will enhance your team's ability to quickly adjust, embrace new circumstances, and maintain a strong focus on achieving success.



Problem Solving & Decision Making



Develop critical thinking and decision-making skills within your team. Our carefully curated selection of games and exercises will challenge your team to think analytically, explore innovative solutions, and make effective decisions that drive progress and overcome obstacles.



Communication & Collaboration

Strengthen the foundation of your team through improved communication and collaboration. Our engaging games and interactive experiences will foster open dialogue, active listening, and effective teamwork, enabling your team to communicate seamlessly and achieve shared objectives.



Leadership & Strategy



Empower your team with the skills of strategic thinking and effective leadership. Our dynamic collection of games and challenges will enhance your team's ability to make sound decisions, allocate resources wisely, and lead with confidence, fostering a culture of success and achievement.



Creativity & Innovation

Unlock the creative potential within your team and foster a culture of innovation. Our inspiring games and activities will ignite imagination, encourage outside-the-box thinking, and nurture a mindset of continuous creativity, leading to fresh ideas and breakthrough solutions.

A group of colleagues playing boardgames at a Spaciously team event in San Francisco
🏷️ Price: $
35
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
100
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Kayaking Lesson and Tour San Francisco

Get a complete kayaking experience, including:
- A 2-hour kayaking lesson and tour
- All equipment

In this outdoorsy experience, you will learn the basics of paddling and see San Francisco from a new vantage point. No experience is required.

A group of people with rainbow flags on kayaks
🏷️ Price: $
150
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
40
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Learn to Garden in San Francisco

It's time to step outside and learn something new about gardening!

In this half-day experience, you will learn the basics of gardening: the soil, the seeds, and the process. Gardening is not magic. It's a science (with a pinch of patience). Anyone can master it. (No pitchfork required!)

This experience supports one of the local non-profits making green spaces available to the public.

Three team members are holding pitchforks and garden gloves after a day of team-building in the garden.
🏷️ Price: $
90
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
30
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Kintsugi Wabi Sabi Workshop San Francisco

Kintsugi is the practice of repairing broken objects, highlighting the cracks with gold. Bringing forward the narrative, and serving to honor impermanence.

Kintsugi is used as an analogy for people to practice resilience. Transform, and recover from past experiences. It can serve as an analogy for the duality of life, life’s tendency to both be incredibly beautiful and challenging at the same time.

Wabi Sabi, is the ancient Japanese art philosophy, of finding value in imperfection, impermanence, and incompleteness. It invites a new perspective drawing on ancient Zen truth’s like non- attachment, impermanence, and awareness. As well as finding beauty in the insignificant, and unconventional, finding value in impermanence. And drawing inspiration from the incomplete.

In this intimate workshop, we have tea and introductions, and then we will break and restore your own teacup, provided by the workshop using modern Kintsugi techniques. We’ll learn the centuries old Japanese art philosophy Wabi Sabi, And reflect on thought provoking questions

Please bring clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and your open minds, we look forward to meeting you.

Note: Please be aware if you are bringing your own piece of pottery to repair, some un glazed clay bodies can be difficult to work with due to the textured surface.

A team member is mending a broken bowl
🏷️ Price: $
119
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
30
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Brunch and Boats

Get ready for some laid-back vibes, yummy food, and a bit of lake adventure with our "Brunch & Paddle" experience. We kick things off with a tasty brunch by the lake. Once we're all fueled up, it's time to hop into paddle boats or small rowboats. No worries if you've never paddled before—it's all about having fun and enjoying the ride around a beautiful, calm lake.

People in a pedal boat on a lake
🏷️ Price: $
140
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
70
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Burned Treasure Box or Cheese Board San Francisco

In this class you’ll be wood burning a wooden treasure box! Perfect for jewelry, knick knacks, love notes and buried treasure! All equipment is provided, and beginners are welcome.

Another option for this class is creating your own customized cheese board.

A young woman is using a wood-burning tool to burn the design into the wooden treasure box
🏷️ Price: $
95
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
40
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Decorate Cookies San Francisco

During this fun and interactive 2-hour session, you and your guests will have the opportunity to decorate 4 delicious vanilla sugar cookies.

To add a touch of knowledge and appreciation to your experience, your instructor Andrea will kick off the class by sharing a brief history of sugar cookie decorating, with a chance to win a sweet mini prize!

Andrea will then guide you through each step, from outlining to flooding and adding intricate details using royal icing. No prior decorating experience is necessary! All icings will be pre-made, bagged, and labeled for your convenience. You'll also be provided with a practice sheet to hone your piping skills before decorating your cookies, ensuring you feel confident and ready to create edible masterpieces!

At the end of the class, you'll take home your beautifully decorated cookies in a to-go box, ready to share or enjoy yourself.

Each participant receives a cookie kit with the following: - 4 vanilla sugar cookies - Pre made colored icings - Decorating scribe - Practice Template - To-Go Box

ALLERGENS: - Vanilla sugar cookies contain eggs, dairy and gluten - Royal icing contains meringue powder (pasteurized egg whites)

A team of people are working diligently, decorating their cookies.
🏷️ Price: $
60
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
50
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Bojagi Workshop San Francisco

Unveiling the Beauty of Bojagi: A Workshop in Mindful, Sustainable Gift Wrapping

Step into a world of artistic expression and eco-conscious gifting with a bojagi wrapping workshop. This immersive experience goes beyond just wrapping presents; it's a journey into the heart of Korean tradition, where mindfulness meets sustainability.

Imagine transforming a simple square of fabric into an elegant vessel for your gift. In this workshop, you'll be guided by experienced instructors as you learn the art of bojagi, the ancient Korean practice of wrapping with beautiful cloths. More than just a technique, you'll gain:

The Art of Mindfulness: Bojagi emphasizes slow, deliberate movements. As you fold and tie the fabric, you'll cultivate a sense of calm and focus, bringing a touch of Zen to the act of gift-giving.

Sustainable Gifting: Ditch the wasteful paper and plastic! Bojagi cloths are reusable and long-lasting, making your gifts not only thoughtful but also kind to the environment.

Creative Expression: Explore a variety of vibrant fabrics, textures, and folding techniques. You'll learn to create unique and personalized wraps that showcase your creativity and add a special touch to every gift.

A Skill to Cherish: Bojagi is more than just gift wrapping; it's a skill that can be applied to everyday life. You can use bojagi cloths to store treasures, organize belongings, or even create beautiful home decor pieces.

By the end of the workshop, you'll walk away with:

The knowledge and confidence to wrap gifts beautifully and sustainably.

A bojagi wrap made in San Francisco to takeaway to get you started on your eco-friendly gifting journey.

A newfound appreciation for the art of mindfulness and the beauty of Korean cultural traditions.

Join us and discover the magic of bojagi—a gift that keeps on giving, for both the recipient and the planet.

Two women demonstrating their finished wrapped gift.
🏷️ Price: $
90
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
20
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Korean Cuisine Cooking Class San Francisco

You don’t have to travel far to learn impressive culinary skills in authentic Korean comfort food. We make Korean food fun, easy, and interactive. In each class, we break down recipes, techniques, and cooking tips in a private setting designed to create memorable shared experiences.

Learn the secrets to prepare, season, and cook delicious restaurant quality mandoo! In this live in person class at the Mandoo Club gorgeous garden, you will up your cooking game by learning how Korean dumplings are made from scratch. Get ready to roll up your sleeve and gain some major cooking skills you can enjoy and share with friends and family! *We can customize to be vegetarian or vegan.

Details:

Classes are held in a private garden located in the Outer Sunset in San Francisco or at your office. (kitchen access required)

All ingredients will be prepped for you before class During class, we will go through each step of the process from making your own dough wrapper, chopping and seasoning to professional folding techniques.

At the end of the class, you will be able to enjoy your own homemade mandoos with the group.

A group of team members learning how to cook at a Spaciously event in San Francisco
🏷️ Price: $
150
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
20
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Hand-building Pottery Class San Francisco

In this pottery class, you won't need to worry about the pottery wheel. Instead, you will be hand-building your next favorite mug or bowl.

Set your work aside and learn this ancient pottery technique. Instead of using a pottery wheel, you will use your hands, fingers and simple tools.

We will go over the technique and share examples of what you can build. You will then follow your instruction sheet to build at your own pace. Your final creation will be beautifully imperfect!

Unlike the wheel-throwing pottery class, the hand-building pottery class can come to your office!

A person is hand building a mug from clay
🏷️ Price: $
105
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
30
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Artisan Scone and Muffin Cart San Francisco

We bring yummy artisan scones and muffins (gluten-free) to your office. They will be paired with organic butter and jam.

A delicious looking scone at a Spaciously event
🏷️ Price: $
18
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
50
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Craft Your Own Candle San Francisco

Dive into a world of aromas and teamwork with our "Craft Your Own Candle" experience. We will show your group how to make custom candles. In pairs or small teams, you'll mix waxes, choose scents, and pour your own creations. With all you need provided, your group will leave with a beautiful candle and memories of crafting together.

A group of employees is making candles in the office following the instructions of a candle maker
🏷️ Price: $
80
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
80
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Make your own body scrub San Francisco

What is body scrub? Body Scrub removes dead skin revealing the fresh vibrant layer of skin underneath. Not only does it refresh your skin but it is also great for circulation! This class will not only teach you how to use scrub and why you should add it to your skin routine but you will customize your own.

In our class you will personalize your own scrub by choosing from a variety of essential oils, organic herbs and organic body oils.

What's Included: Intro, Instruction and Q & A Body Scrub Recipe Card 16 oz Customized Scrub

All necessary supplies needed for the class will be provided by Lianna

What do we need from you? Table and chairs for all participants Access to a power outlet, TV or screen for powerpoint

A person mixing a DIY body scrub using essential oils.
🏷️ Price: $
50
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
50
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Pet Therapy Cuddle Experience San Francisco

Feeling stressed? Meet a furry friend and support your local pet adoption association.

Pet therapy is a great team-building experience. It helps relieve stress and anxiety. As your team cuddles therapy pets, they will have an easier time connecting with other people.

A woman is hugging a puppy.
🏷️ Price: $
20
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
100
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Downtown San Francisco History Scavenger Hunt

If your office is in downtown SF, you are probably standing atop an old ship.

In this scavenger hunt, you will visit hidden art and history gems and pop into small local businesses. You'll go through fun exercises to reflect on the city's story and your role in it.

You will follow a map to find clues and complete challenges. This scavenger hunt is not about speed. Instead, the most creative and inclusive team wins.

The scavenger hunt works well for both small and large teams. Wear layers and comfortable shoes, bring sunscreen, and prepare for a long walk!

A team is showing their pink scavenger hunt maps next to a pink car.
🏷️ Price: $
30
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
200
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Mix & Mingle: DIY Cocktails

Ready for some cocktail magic? Join us for "Mix & Mingle: DIY Cocktails." Our cocktail pro will give you the lowdown on mixing epic drinks, and then it's your turn. With all ingredients provided, you'll whip up your own signature cocktail. It's a quick, fun way to learn something new and enjoy some great company. Cheers!

Colorful craft cocktails with different garnishes and ice cubes
🏷️ Price: $
150
 per person
👪 Capacity: up to 
60
 people
➡️ See more details and book here

Conclusion

Organizing a team event for a large group can be stressful. Browse Spaciously for inspiration, book in one click, and you are done! Drop us a comment in your booking if you want to add on a lunch or dinner, and we'll book a great (and budget-friendly) restaurant nearby.

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Hanna is the co-founder of Spaciously, a team-building event company. A San Francisco resident, Hanna loves hiking, technology and behavioral sciences.