Mexican Railway: 
Get on Track to Great Teamwork

Who:  Teams and groups of 5 to 150 people

Format:  2 to 3 hours including review. Can be run in or out of doors

  • Alignment
  • Problem solving
  • Roles and processes
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Empowerment
  • Results focus

What is it?

Imagine all the energy and fun of a Mexican wave, mixed with a strong message about pulling together behind one shared goal, that’s Wild Thinking Mexican Railway – a powerful team building activity which is a great platform for learning & team strategy development.

The theme is about working together to create a railway system to transport balls around the room. It can be tailored to allow teams to explore different elements of communication, teamwork, planning and strategy.

Tailored to your team’s needs

A Wild Thinking facilitator will discuss the activity with you before the day and agree on the key development themes that you would like to focus on. We will then tailor the activity to focus specifically on these key areas.

How does it work?

The group is split into smaller teams, which are given the job of creating sections of an elevated railway line from the resources supplied. They will then have the opportunity to race other teams to see who can get their ball from one side of the room to the other. The finale of the activity is to connect all of the sections of the line together and to take the ball down the full route.

Fun with a purpose

The activity is then reviewed to see what the participants learned about teamwork, communications, planning and to explore how they can take these insights back to their working environment. Themes can include:

  • Understanding how sub-teams contribute to overall team goals
  • Improved communication between team members and other teams
  • Building team spirit through a powerful shared experience
  • Encouraging sub-teams to identify with the whole group
  • Transferring learning into tangible opportunities to improve workplace performance
  • Understanding individual styles and helping team members play to their strengths

How much does it cost?

All of our facilitated team building activities are designed to be cost effective. Contact us for prices, which will include:

  • A planning discussion
  • Delivery of a tailored activity
  • A “write up” of the output of the activity including pictures


Optional extras:

  • More participants
  • Additional activities, energisers and facilitation to further enhance your team event
  • Travel charged @ 50p per mile