Sometimes just hanging out doesn’t cut the mustard and you and your friends want to do something a little different or a bit more exciting. Or maybe you’ve got a school group and you’re looking for an end of term activity. Whoever you are, and whatever your reason, there is a group activity out there for you. The UK is brimming with venues and locations offering a whole host of activities suited to teams and groups of any age, athletic ability and daredevil spirit.
Whether you want to take to the water, the skies or anything in between, we’re here to help find the perfect activity for your group. Take a look at some of our tips below to help get your plan underway, then find some activity inspiration further down.
Take a look at some of our tips below to help get your plan underway, then find some activity inspiration further down:
How many of there are you?
This is the first thing to consider before you do any other planning or research. Even though you may need to finalise exact numbers closer to the time, you need to establish whether there will be five or 50 of you, as some activities or venues won’t always be able to accommodate such large groups. However, that’s not to say that you’ll need to rule them out, it may just involved additional planning or splitting up into teams.
Are you all of a similar athletic ability?
It’s not like you’re signing up to run a marathon together (not yet at least) but it’s still worth checking that everyone can swim, climb or run around – depending on what your activity involves – without any issues or injuries. To get the most out of your day, make sure that either everyone is on the same level, or that the activity is tailored for the least athletic within the group. That way, no one will get left out or left behind.
What’s your budget?
If you’re planning on behalf of a big group, it’s worth getting an idea of how much everyone is prepared to contribute. Organised activities such as dragon boating, paintball or high-ropes courses are great for groups of children because they usually come with more structure and a professional to assist in the running, but as a result may come with a bigger price tag.