Group Activities in Cambridge
Whether you’re from the area or just visiting, Cambridge has a surprising amount to offer varying groups.
From birthday parties to a lads weekend away or just a quaint family holiday, Cambridge will definitely take you by surprise with it’s unique charm and huge array of activities – and even nightlife! Known primarily as a place for academically inclined students, the city in the East is so much more.
For one, the setting is beautiful. No matter what occasion you’re having, the cobbled streets, small buildings and pristine neighbourhoods will make a great backdrop. In between the scenery itself you can find stylish shops and boutiques, cute pubs and taverns and some delicious eateries to refuel in between your days.
It’s true that if you’re headed to Cambridge for your group you won’t see a crazy nightlife scene, but there’s a ton of hidden gems around if you’re organising a celebration and want to pop the prosecco. Explore by day and relax by night is the main vibe you’ll get from Cambridge, so make sure you pack a pair of comfy shoes and maybe invest in a map of the historical city!
Top 10 Group Activities in Cambridge
Throwback to your primary school days and complete through a range of hilarious races like the egg and spoon, sack race and space hoppers!
Mix your own drinks for the evening with the help of expert equipment, tasty ingredients and a mixologist.
Explore Cambridge in the most unique way with the help of a smartphone app and a competitive streak.
Choose from 40+ dance themes and learn the moves to a fully choreographed routine with the help of an instructor.
Put your footy skills to the test as you try to shoot goals while encased in a giant inflatable bubble!
Shred some terrain as you whip around the track and try to beat the rest in this classic go karting experience.
7. Crafty Activities
Choose from our variety of crafty workshops to let out your creative side in a relaxing experience with your friends and family.
Bring out your competitive streak with this classic and test your aim as you try to take down the other team with colourful paintballs.
Treat your group to a tasty and dainty eating experience, perfect for a relaxed afternoon featuring delicious food and drink.
Use your own smartphone app in teams to try and solve the crime before the others to win the day!
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
A lot of the time, if someone is organising a big group holiday somewhere special it means one thing – a birthday celebration! Here at Funktion, birthday activities are our speciality and Cambridge makes it super easy to organise one to remember. From 21st birthday ideas with style to a truly special 50th birthday party and everything in between.
We’re big believers that there’s never certain activities for certain ages, it’s a free for all! Our crafty workshops and night out packages can cater for all ages, you just need to bring the party spirit with you. Even if you don’t have a faint idea of what you want to do, the selection of 150 different birthday activities will spark some inspiration.
Ladies Night Out
Add some flare to your girls night out and create a proper, structured evening out that everyone will remember! Rather than the classic last-minute plans and not knowing where to go, treat your favourite ladies to activities, booths and nightclub entry as you hit the town to enjoy some quality girl time. Who needs an occasion to just have a dance and cocktail with friends?
We have a ton of experiences that are geared towards creating a memorable ladies night – did someone say Dreamboys Show? From mixing and shaking your own cocktails behind the bar to a VIP edge to your evening with a booth and bottle of vodka, surprise the girls with a night that will make you feel like celebrities.
With all the group activities on offer that will cater for a group of gals, you could even go one step further and just organise a whole girls weekend away! Fill your days with fun and energetic experiences before getting your glad rags on and hitting the best bars in Cambridge.
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
With the group activities and experience being so versatile, we can guarantee you’ll find something to suit every occasion. Take an obscure group outing like a work social event as an example, why not treat your work pals to something a little more fun then an after-work pint before the gruelling drive home?
Fun work social event ideas can cover everything from your after work drink to a special leaving do of a close colleague or a retirement party to give a beloved worker a memorable send off. Combine a few of our groups activities into one fun day for the whole workforce or choose one of our evening experiences that will effortlessly enhance your night in Cambridge.
Whatever the case, we’ll organise everything so you don’t have to. Add a meal, enjoy some adrenaline or you want to surprise everyone with an activity that’s completely off the cuff – the choice is yours!
Reasons to Visit
Punting! – An obvious one and something that draws tourists from far and wide, punting along the river is a must when you’re visiting this quaint city. You can even take lessons if you’re looking to learn!
Fitzbillies – Born in 1920, Fitzbillies on Trumpington Street has been home to the best Chelsea bun in Cambridge ever since. If you have a sweet tooth, we promise you won’t be disappointed.
The architecture – It would be very difficult to avoid feasting your eyes on the beautiful buildings all around the city, but some honourable mentions to visit include Cambridge university and the Mathematical Bridge.
Stunningly photogenic – Around every corner, nook and cranny of Cambridge you’ll find a photo opportunity. The backdrop to your group visit will definitely be one to remember.
Activities for all – No matter what your occasion (even if there isn’t one), you’ll find a fun activity that will fit you.
Free Things to Do in Cambridge
In between your activities you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the best of Cambridge, and to prove it here’s a few little things you can do without dropping a pretty penny.
An evening at Evensong will grant you free entry into the stunning chapel that’s otherwise £9, plus you’ll be serenaded by the world famous college choir.
The Impressive Fitzwilliam Museum has actually earned it’s stripes as the most popular free attraction in Eastern England – so give it a go!
14th Century pub The Eagle doubles as a great tourist attraction. The most historic pub in Cambridge, it has a lot to give with no entry fee unless you fancy a pint.
Sunsets at Castle Hill may sound like a normal thing, but seen as Cambridge is almost always below sea level this hill is the only place to pop some pimms and enjoy the sun going down.
Getting Around Cambridge
The saying ‘good things come in small packages’ rings very true for Cambridge, especially when it comes to transportation. Being as quaint as it is, this city is fairly easy to get around just by foot. If you’re not in any rush, we highly suggest you walk the cobbled streets and see the sights as you drift from one activity to another.
If walking really isn’t your forte, fear not! The city is bumbling with buses and taxis to use at your disposal, or you could hire a bike and take on the little city with pedal power. If all else fails to inspire you and you want a really unique mode of transport, you can always hire a punt and travel by water.