A Blindfold Walk Activity For Team Building Workshops

Blindfold walk activities are commonly used in team building workshops to build trust, communication, and collaboration among team members. The purpose of this activity is to take teammates out of their comfort zone and force them to rely on each other to accomplish a task. It highlights the importance of clear communication, listening, and working together.


The blindfold walk activity involves splitting participants into pairs. One person is blindfolded, while the other acts as their guide. The guide verbally directs the blindfolded partner through an obstacle course or path, preventing them from bumping into obstacles or people. The blindfolded partner must listen carefully and follow the instructions. Partners then switch roles.


This activity requires few materials, making it a low-cost option. The only items needed are blindfolds (bandanas or scarves work) and obstacles to create a path. Total cost is usually under $50.

Resources Needed

  • Blindfolds (one per participant)
  • Obstacles such as cones, hula hoops, balls, ropes, etc.
  • Open space free of hazards

Time Required

30-60 minutes depending on the group size

Number of Participants

Pairs of 2-4 participants each. Ideal for 10-40 participants.

Best Suited For

The blindfold walk works well for any team looking to improve communication, trust, and collaboration. It’s especially impactful for newer teams.

Facilitator’s Role

The facilitator explains the activity, divides participants into pairs, distributes blindfolds, sets up the obstacle course, ensures safety, times the exercise, and leads a debrief discussion.

Participants’ Role

Participants partner up, take turns wearing blindfolds and verbally guiding each other through the course, communicate clearly, listen to instructions, and provide feedback during the debrief.

Debriefing Strategies

After completing the activity, have participants share their experiences and observations. Ask questions like:

  • How did it feel being blindfolded?
  • As the guide, what communication strategies worked or didn’t work?
  • What was most challenging?
  • How did you build trust with your partner?
  • How can you apply what you learned to the workplace?


The blindfold walk activity pushes teammates to step outside their comfort zones and rely on each other. It highlights the importance of trust, clear communication, listening, and collaboration. This simple, low-cost exercise can have a profound impact on bringing teams closer together.