Group Activities in Bristol
Always innovating, a group trip to Bristol is exactly what you need to make memories that last a lifetime.
Bristol is a giant when it comes to the cities of the UK, and it’s not hard to see why this South West city is so popular with tourists and group experiences year after year. A lot of new, exciting ideas glide through Bristol first keeping the city ever-current when it comes to awesome activities for any shape or size group.
Being one of the UK’s top shopping destinations amongst other things, you can pack a lot into a weekend here in lovely Bristol. And when we refer to groups, we mean all sorts of groups. Whether you’re planning a 30th birthday party and need a change of scenery or you just want a family weekend away somewhere new, anything goes in this massive city.
In particular, we alone offer 150+ group activities all throughout Bristol, covering relaxation experiences to action-packed adventures, cheeky little evening events to full day fun and everything in between. If all that hasn’t made you want to jump into all Bristol has to offer, we don’t know what will!
Top 10 Group Activities in Bristol
Strut your stuff in a bespoke themed dance class just for your group, with an instructor to lead the moves. Some themes include Beyoncé, Grease and 80’s.
See what the city really has to offer as you explore all the landmarks, answering questions and completing challenges against other teams as you go.
Have some laughs with your group with you enjoy an array of ridiculous games including inflatable fun and forfeits.
A great start to any type of evening, mix and shake your own delicious cocktails with the help of a mixologist and expert equipment in a central Bristol bar.
If you’re looking for a bit of friendly competition, whip around the track and race against your friends to see who can get the fastest lap times of the day.
Treat yourself to some eye candy with the nation’s favourite male strip show, including the dazzling show and a meet and greet with the hunky boys.
Pack some punch into any group experience with this adrenaline-fuelled shooting experience, led by an expert tutor to ensure your safety and enjoyment.
Based on the hit TV shows from the 70’s, bring the characters and costumes of It’s a Knockout to life with hilarious games, challenges and competition.
See how well you and your group can work together as you try to crack codes, solve puzzles and rhyme riddles in order to escape your themed room before you’re trapped forever.
Bounce and bump your way to victory in this 5 a side with a twist. Test your tekkers while you’re encased in a giant inflatable bubble for endless giggles!
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
As you know, group activities can cover pretty much every occasion – and what better occasion to go all out for than a birthday celebration! Birthday activity ideas for adults can often get overlooked, and people think that a proper birthday party ends when you get to the age of 12. We say forget that.
Birthday celebrations creates a big scope, so we have a big scope of group activities to match any circumstances. If you’re organised a big 21st birthday night out and need some evening entertainment, have everyone learn to make their own cocktails or just hire a booth for the evening in Bristol’s Pryzm nightclub.
On the other end of the spectrum, there’s plenty of daytime activities you can enjoy at any age, that are good for mixed aged groups like a family weekend away in Bristol. Sophisticated experiences are a popular choice for people looking for 40th birthday party activities, and options like the classic afternoon tea are great to break up the day.
Ladies Night Out
Here at Funktion, or motto is that there’s always an excuse for a ladies night out, even if there’s nothing to celebrate other than good ol’ girl power and your boss female friendships. If you’re planning a glitz and glam girls night out in Bristol, it’s probably best to do a bit of research beforehand so you know the best places to hit in order to get the most out of the city.
Whether you’re a Bristol native or just visiting, it’s important to know the places to be when the sun goes down. Especially for a ladies night out, you don’t want to be faffing about trying to find the best places to go! The Waterfront, Central City and King Street are by far the most popular after dark, housing the best bars and nightclubs the city has to offer.
Because of the sheer size of Bristol, a lot of popular places and events travel through town that you can also enjoy on a ladies night out. One of these is the infamous Dreamboys Male Strip Show for hunky male strippers, a steamy show and meet and greet with the boys afterwards.
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
Bristol is a big city, and a lot of the reason the cogs keep working in the background is all the businesses, companies and offices that are dotted all around this South West destination. These offices have people, and these people will sometimes want to do something fun with their colleagues – and group activities can cover that to!
If you’re looking for something a little beyond ‘just a pint after-work’, work social event ideas has you covered. Most if not all of the 150+ group activities on offer in Bristol can be suitable for a group of work pals looking for something fun. Even if you want to keep the drinks but with an experience more fun, there’s something for every occasion.
The best thing about organising a more structured work/social event is the options that come with it. Go for a full day extravaganza with the hilarious Goofy Games or get some friendly competition flowing with a 2-hour go karting session!
Reasons to Visit
Artistic Heritage – Bristol is pretty beautiful, but it’s massive history in the art industry like the Banksy street art makes it an inspirational and different place to visit.
The Harbourside – Bristol is like a holiday at home with the harbourside, which comes alive during summer months with friendly faces boat watching outside of the Arnolfini.
Vibrant Nightlife Scene – Just like any university city, Bristol thrives on the youth and it’s need for a night out, and therefore delivers with excellent bars and nightclubs all close together.
Colour Everywhere – Bristol is home to a whole lot of colour, with the obvious street art on every corner but also the rows of colourful houses that are always Instagram-worthy, come rain or shine.
Free Things to Do in Bristol
A trip away with friends or family doesn’t have to be uber expensive. To help you save some money while enjoying Bristol, here’s some interesting and free things to check out around the city!
Banksy’s Walking Tour is a massive draw for tourists all around the country, presenting some of the quirky artists finest street art on this self-guided tour.
Picnic in Queen Square on a relaxing afternoon and marvel at the design of the city park. You’ll feel like you’re in the relaxing parks of rural Wales.
Take the Treasure Island Trail for a slice of Bristol’s history in a fun and interactive way. Includes a free app that teaches you a thing or two about the city’s Floating Harbour.
Visit Spike Island if you have some art fans in the group. This free entry exhibition is home to constantly changing artists and their inspiring work.
Getting Around Bristol
All the standard transport options are available in Bristol, as it’s a big city and therefore important everyone from residents to visitors can move around smoothly. A lot of the main areas and districts of Bristol are conveniently placed so you can walk around the most interesting parts, either getting a bus or taxi’s to and from each area.
Bristol is the main hub when it comes to the national rail network towards the South West of England, and therefore the trains are efficient and frequent – making it super easy to get in and out of Bristol too. A tip to save money, get yourself a GWR Freedom Travel Pass for unlimited travel for a mere £6.