Company Excursion Ideas

Company picnics are loads of fun. Whether you’re going to a sought-after location or simply hosting a fun afternoon at a local park, it doesn’t matter. Something about the community, the bonding, and the excitement just makes it. If you’re looking to add even more excitement to your next company outing, you may want to consider taking your team on a company excursion. In this article, we’ll give you some details on what you need to consider and a list of ideas to get you started on your very own corporate excursion.

Archery Competition at Edwards Lifesciences' Luxury Luau Themed Staff Picnic

What is An Excursion?

To put it simply: An excursion is a lot like a field trip. While a staff barbeque of any sort is a little like that, an excursion takes it one step further. It’s centered around a location, and while it does still contain classic picnic elements (games, food, and such), it’s centered around the location and activities there. We hosted an amazing excursion to a mine for one company, complete with a TNT detonation for the guests. The company, being a mining outfit, asked us to give their team a one-of-a-kind day at a local, functional mine. Staff and their families had a blast (literally) checking out the equipment, watching the detonation, as well as playing plenty of field games and enjoying inflatable entertainment.

Whether you’d like to take your team and their loved ones out to see a dairy farm or go hot air ballooning, take them to a local tourist destination, or take them out to a nearby national wonder for a day of hiking or rafting, there’s plenty of ideas and locations to choose from. We’d like to give you some ideas, as well as a rundown on practicalities and logistics to consider, to help you as you plan your next big staff outing.

Ideas for Nature Company Excursions:

  • Visiting a local natural wonder
  • Guided nature walk
  • Fossil hunting
  • Outdoor activities (hiking, rafting, etc.) in a local national park

Choosing a Location:

When choosing a location, think about what matters to your team and your company. The aforementioned mine was meaningful for a mining company, and likewise, you may want to choose a location that represents your company. Alternatively, if you’re based near a tourist attraction or national wonder, it’s always a great idea to plan an outing there. Whether it’s a day out at the Grand Canyon or a picnic at Central Park, it’s fun to feel like a tourist for a day. If your team is made up of active people, or folks who like the outdoors, a day out in nature would suit them. Visiting a local national park, or just rafting the river with your staff, is always sure to be a blast. Read on for more ideas, in list form, about locations and activities!

Things to Keep in Mind:

When taking a group out for the day, there’s always loads of logistics to think about. While we’ll mention a few, don’t forget that when you partner with us here at A Company Picnic, we’ll take care of all the fine details for you.

If you’re going to a specific location, travel needs to be kept in mind. We offer shuttles to our clients, to help ensure all attendees are able to get from point A to point B. They’re great for ensuring all your guests arrive at a set time, for excursions like rafting or hiking. Shuttles are beneficial in that parking can be held offsite, for large picnics and for getting your team into smaller venues, like a park or tourist hotspot. If you’re planning an excursion to tourist destinations or a tour around your city, shuttles are the perfect way to transport your staff from spot to spot.

It’s also important to think about refreshments, as well. For all-day excursions, or just long ones, your team may get hungry or thirsty. We always recommend either having refreshments at a designated landing spot, or carrying some with you. We provide refreshments and will bring them along for you, so you won’t have to worry.

Toddler Hugging a Sheep at a Western Themed Company Picnic Petting Zoo (422x422)

Ideas for Excursion Activities

  • Milking cows at a local farm
  • Riding horses at a local stable
  • Tubing at a nearby river
  • Hiking in a local forest

Keep Your Team Safe:

For safety purposes, we always have medical staff on hand, in case of injuries or illness. Our amazing staff brings first-aid kits armed with everything necessary, which is essential for an outdoor excursion. We’re always sure to have plenty of water on hand at excursions to keep guests cool and hydrated. Safety is an important concern for us at ACP, and you can rest assured knowing we’ll do our best to take care of your team.

Paddleboards at Edwards Lifesciences' Luxury Luau Company BBQ

Great Sightseeing Spots for an Excursion

Some Ideas for Your Next Company Excursion

Now that we’ve gotten some of the things to consider out of the way, here’s a list of fun activities and excursion ideas for your staff excursion. As always, if you have a different idea or are looking for something else, our event planners are happy to work with you to find the perfect fit for your team.

Jumbo Jenga, Checkers, and More Entertainment at MP Materials Staff Picnic in Las Vegas 2022

40 Company Excursion Ideas:

  1. Offroading
  2. Biking
  3. Surfing Lessons
  4. Paddleboarding
  5. River Run
  6. Hiking
  7. Rafting
  8. Snorkelling
  9. Visiting a Local Nature Preserve
  10. Canoeing
  11. Skiing
  12. Picnic at a Waterfall
  13. -Visiting a Wildlife Sanctuary
  14. Berry Picking
  15. Mountain Climbing
  16. Parachuting
  17. Skydiving
  18. Sea Fishing
  19. Hot Air Balloon Rides
  20. Panning for Gold
  21. Day at the Zoo
  22. Day at the Museum
  23. Picnic on a Ship
  24. Picnic at a Fort
  25. Visiting an Aquarium
  26. Visiting the Racetrack
  27. Setting Up Your Own Amusement Park
  28. Picnic at a Ghost Town
  29. Visiting a Farm
  30. Picnic at a Lighthouse
  31. Visiting a Ranch
  32. Visiting Local Landmarks
  33. Museum Tours
  34. Historical Tour of Your Local City
  35. Go Kart Racing
  36. Brewery Tour
  37. Haunted House Tour
  38. Winery Tour
  39. Going to a Drive-In Theater
  40. Visiting an Iconic Local Building
Paddle Boarding as Entertainment at Edwards' 2021 Staff Outing
Zip Lining as Thrill Seekers Company Picnic Entertainment 1030x773

Let’s Go on an Adventure!

A corporate excursion can be an amazing way to invigorate and revitalize your team. A day out of excitement and fun, full of unique experiences and stretching your legs, is an amazing experience for all. From visiting amazing places, to doing amazing things, there’s something out there for everyone to enjoy.

Customizable Company Excursion Ideas

If you’re looking to plan a company excursion, we hope this article will give you some ideas and useful information to help you in your planning process. And, as always, our amazing event planners are ready to answer any questions and help you plan in any way they can. After all, when you partner with us, we handle every detail, big or small. You’re a part of the team too, so let us take care of the logistics, so you can fully enjoy your next company outing.