2020 has been a challenging year for many kiwi businesses and their employees.

This year, more than ever, it’s important to celebrate the end of the year with your hard-working team. But finding a cost-effective work Christmas party option can sometime be a challenge. Especially when there’s not enough hours in the day to research options, let alone coordinate suppliers!

To help your Christmas party planning we’ve compiled a list of fun options to suit your team:

YOUNG & ADVENTUROUS

BayStation is the perfect place for the team to let off some steam, create friendly rivalry and get the blood pumping! With four fast-paced activities (Paintball, Laser Tag, Drift Trikes & Blokarts) you can mix and match to suit your group or do all four for the ultimate Christmas party. To complete your experience at BayStation order in scrumptious catering and beverages with prices starting at $8pp.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Head to your community pool, hire the BBQ and enjoy a laid-back family-friendly day. Choose a pool close to your employees’ homes to make it nice and easy; Memorial Pool, Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre or Otumoetai Pool. And ask about the pool inflatables; they’ll keep the kids entertained for hours while parents relax poolside. Prices to the pools start at $2.50 for children (less for toddlers) and $5.10 for adults. BBQ hire is only $20 per day ‒ so it’s a budget friendly option!

TEAM BUILDING

As well as saying thanks, a Christmas party is also a chance to remind staff that they are part of a team so why not combine your end of year celebration with some healthy team building? Improve communication, increase collaboration and boost your company culture with BayActive’s Corporate Games. BayActive run four games per night for only $175 per team so it’s great value! The games aren’t run-of-the-mill, so hilarity ensues and even the less-sporty team members have fun. Combined with creative costumes and interesting team names; these are nights your team will remember. Email the BayActive team for more info.

ULTIMATE RELAXATION

Have you got a smaller team that would enjoy a more relaxed work Christmas party? Consider visiting us at the Mount Hot Pools. Relax with your team in the only hot saltwater complex in the world. Talk to our friendly team about a group discount and poolside catering, or following your soak, head across the road to one of the near-by restaurants.

CREATE YOUR OWN FUN

If all you need is a cost-effective venue for your end of year party, check out the many community halls available for hire. There are eight across the city that have chairs, tables and well-equipped kitchens. They are centrally located for ease of access and there’s plenty of parking outside. All they need is a bit of decorating, music and catering to create a fun-filled party you’ll staff will remember. Hire costs start at $11.80 so they are very cost effective!

We hope this has helped you with your end-of-year party planning so you can create lasting memories and thank your employees for hanging-in during this tough year.