Cure the Winter Workplace Blues with a Destination Event

Published 01/18/2022

In this era of social distancing, it’s often tough to muster up enthusiasm in your employees. Whether they’re working from home permanently now or gradually returning to the workplace, one thing’s for sure – the social glue that used to keep co-workers connected has been severely affected by the outbreak of covid. Add inhospitable weather to the mix and your staff will likely develop a serious case of the winter blues.

Why not bring them back to life with a day of bread and circus? (The phrase “bread and circus” refers to a tactic that Roman Emperors used to keep their people busy and happy using the great old standbys of entertainment, food, and drink.)

Whether it’s music, pub games, team-building activities, sporty recreation, lunch or dinner, or any combination thereof, nothing has the power to breathe new life back into a sagging staff morale like bread and circus. And nothing could be more memorable than holding such an event at an utterly unique entertainment venue.

Here are some terrific indoor and outdoor event centers in Rhode Island, where you can reignite the spirit and energy of your employees during the winter months. Imagine the possibilities!

Launch Trampoline Park – Warwick, RI 

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Rent out the entire facility for the widest variety of activities, including wall-to-wall trampolines, dodgeball tournaments, basketball dunking competitions, bowling, laser tag, restaurant menu items and open bar. https://launchtrampolinepark.com/warwick/

Yawgoo Valley’s Snow Tubing Park – Exeter, RI

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For outdoor winter fun that’s far more conducive to social interaction than skiing, why not try snow tubing followed by dinner at any of the area’s great local restaurant-bars? https://yawgoo.com/

CW Lanes and Games – Lincoln, RI

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In addition to a big-screen theater, concession, bar and grill, CW Lanes and Games offers 22 bowling lanes, laser tag, trivia nights, big screen gaming, and an arcade. There’s something for everyone! https://www.cwtheaters.com/lincoln/home

Boss Ice Arena – Kingston, RI

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Rent the ice-skating rink and cater a party in their hospitality room. Activity levels can be up to the individual – from 0 to 10. https://www.bossicearena.com/icerentals

R1 Karting - Lincoln, RI

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Choose from go-karts, time machine gaming, axe throwing, dart city, and a mesmerizing arcade. Alcohol is served in most activity areas, and their Burrito Bowl menu is available for catering special events. https://r1indoorkarting.com/