Group Activities in Aberdeen
Sitting on the North East coast of Scotland surrounded by outstanding countryside, the city of Aberdeen is a city rich in history and beautiful architecture.
Whether you’re planning to visit its award-winning beach or heading into the bustling city centre for a spot of shopping, there’s something for everyone when it comes to planning the perfect group getaway in Aberdeen.
Union Street is the beating heart of this culturally rich and vibrant city, home to many of the bars, clubs, restaurants and high street establishments for you to pick and choose from on your visit. Located just a 5 minute walk away from the train station and roughly 10 minutes from the ferry terminal, you’ll be right in the middle of the excitement of Aberdeen as soon as you arrive!
Despite being tucked away from Scotland’s bigger cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, there isn’t a shortage of transport options when it comes to travelling to-and-from the city. Aberdeen International Airport connects the city to the rest of Europe and beyond, and it’s centrally located train station links Aberdeen with the rest of the UK.
Top 10 Group Activities in Aberdeen
Get to know your mixers, muddlers and strainers and try your hand at making your own cocktails!
Get to know Aberdeen whilst completing puzzles, challenges and trivia questions.
Take on your own tree top adventure. Go at your own pace as you explore the canopies.
Satisfy your need for speed in an adrenaline-fuelled go karting session.
Try something completely different by taking on the challenge of making your own pizza, which will be served once it’s cooked!
Let your inner artist loose and have a laugh whilst attempting to draw a nude model.
Get your thinking caps on and try to solve puzzles and clues to get out!
Enjoy something slightly unique and learn your very own dance routine choreographed for you!
Explore the pubs and bars that the city centre has to offer whilst competing to answer trivia questions, unlock clues and complete challenges.
Spice up your night with a buff butler to wait on you hand and foot.
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
If you’re looking to host your birthday weekend in Aberdeen, we have over 80 activities for you to pick and choose from, depending on how you want your event to go.
For example, if it’s the big 18th and you want to go all-out with a big group of mates, then you may be looking at our ATIK Nightclub Entry activity to guarantee yourselves a night to remember.
Likewise, you might be looking to have a more chilled out and memorable birthday, we have a variety of restaurant meals available according to your taste, or maybe you want to try something completely different and unique like a Jam Jar Cocktail Masterclass, for example.
No matter what your preferences are, we have over 80 birthday party activities on offer for you and your mates to make sure that you have the best birthday getaway!
Ladies Night Out
Whether your group has got something to celebrate or not, there’s no reason why you and the girls shouldn’t get dressed up for a big night out because… well, why shouldn’t you treat yourselves?
But instead of just having your standard night on the town, add a bit more excitement and really make it a special occasion by booking group activities for the day before the big night. Then when it comes around to the night itself, give yourselves the VIP treatment with queue-jump and a booth with drinks.
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
You might be planning an extra special leaving do for one of your colleagues and want to celebrate, or maybe you just want to take the team for a wicked day out and go paintballing or quad biking.
We’ve got plenty of activities to spark some inspiration and give you a better idea for your next group activity event, whatever the reason for your event may be.
Aberdeen has an exciting and lively nightlife, with so many live music venues for you to consider whatever your favourite genre is.
Reasons to Visit
Victorian Architecture – A prominent feature in Aberdeen’s central buildings, the use of granite gave the city the nickname “The Silver City”. Throughout the city you will notice these impressive buildings as soon as you set foot in the city centre.
The Annual Aberdeen Festivals – From the May Festival to the Jazz Festival, these are just a couple of examples of live events that go on across the city throughout the year, so if you’re fortunate enough to be visiting whilst they’re on, it’s definitely worth checking out. Outside of the festivals, there is also a huge live music scene in the city’s pubs, clubs and live venues.
Free Things to Do in Aberdeen
Fancy taking a break from your busy group activities but don’t want to splash the cash? Luckily, there’s loads of free things to do in Aberdeen to pass the time and really get a feel for the city.
Aberdeen’s Award-Winning Beach – A hit with tourists throughout the year. Even better, it’s just a 20 minute walk from the city centre. If you don’t fancy the hike though, calling a taxi will only take you 5 minutes to get there!
Aberdeen Art Gallery & The Maritime Museum –These are both free to enter if you want to explore the art and history of the city. The art gallery holds impressive works spanning back to the 1400s, and the maritime museum takes visitors through the journey of the city from a tiny fishing village to the massive economic boom from the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s.
Getting Around Aberdeen
If you don’t fancy walking and need to get around Aberdeen quickly, there are a number of taxi ranks dotted around the city. In the centre, there are multiple taxi ranks on Chapel Street and Back Wynd, just off Union Street.
There is also one right outside the train station, so if you’re looking to pre-book your taxi once your event dates are sorted, you can hope right into your cab as soon as you arrive if you’re travelling by train.