Group Activities in Glasgow
Voted the “World’s Friendliest City”, Glasgow is the third largest city in the UK and home to the biggest shopping district outside of London.
Located in the Western Lowlands of Scotland and just over an hour’s drive from the capital Edinburgh, there is plenty to see and do here in the country’s second city, with a deep and rich history that allowed the city to develop into the modern powerhouse it is today.
This city is known for it’s vibrant nightlife and party atmosphere, dominated by over 700 bars & pubs, from chic and stylish wine bars and beer gardens to lively music venues that cater to all genres, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your big Glasgow night out for your group occasion!
This diverse and cosmopolitan city is the perfect location for your next group occasion, whether it’s a birthday trip or just a fun break for you and your mates, there isn’t much that Glasgow doesn’t have to offer. With over 100 activities for you to pick and choose to make it a truly fantastic experience!
Top 10 Group Activities in Glasgow
Feel like big kids again with a host of retro school sports day games like the egg and spoon race!
Get exploring and see the sights with a difference, as you split into teams and use the GPS map to find and complete puzzles, prizes and challenges.
Strut your stuff with the help of an expert dance instructor in a fully private dance class that’s in line with your chosen theme!
Get competitive with an adrenaline-fuelled race around the track in some high-speed go-karts.
Let your creative side show with a selection of crafty activities we have to offer to make your visit a truly special occasion.
Try your hand at crafting some spectacular cocktails with training from a professional mixologist.
Put your detective abilities to the test as you and your group try to solve clues and puzzles to try and escape in time!
Enjoy a 5-a-side kickabout with a bouncy twist as you run, jump and crash into each other whilst wrapped in inflatable zorb bubbles!
See what Glasgow’s pubs have to offer whilst tackling pub trivia questions and wacky challenges using the latest GPS and app technology.
Make it a sophisticated day with a delicious selection of cakes and sandwiches at an afternoon tea with your group.
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
Whether you’re celebrating the big 18 or the big 50, it’s always important to bring your loved ones together for a truly special celebration no matter what age you’re turning. We all know that it becomes increasingly difficult to plan and come up with ideas on what to do for your next birthday as you go into adulthood, but more and more people are branching out and celebrating birthdays with unique and different experiences, and we believe you should too!
We have a huge range of activities for you to choose from to make your next birthday a fantastic occasion for groups of all shapes and sizes. Maybe you’re looking for a low-key and relaxing birthday with activities like a cocktail making masterclass or a luxurious afternoon tea to celebrate in style.
Or perhaps you’re wanting to go all-out with a reserved VIP booth and drinks in Popworld, dodging the big queues outside and getting straight into the celebrations. Whatever it is you want to do, we’ve got over 100 activities that will help you make it a birthday you won’t forget!
Ladies Night Out
Sometimes, you and the girls just need to have a great night out on the town whether you’ve got something to celebrate or not. Lucky for you, Glasgow has one of the biggest and best nightlife scenes in the UK and is renowned for its party atmosphere and amazing clubs & bars.
How and where you spend your night is completely up to you. With over 700 drinking spots to choose from, whether you and the girls prefer small, quirky bars or big, loud venues or anything in between, Glasgow won’t disappoint when it comes to finding a great place to spend your night.
However, no night is complete without dancing till the early hours of the morning, right? So why waste time queueing to get into the club when you could be spending that precious time showing off your moves and having a great time? To save you the hassle, you can book nightclub entry & queue-jump access and even a booth with some drinks to make your night a little bit more special.
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
When it comes to doing something fun and exciting with your work colleagues, it can be tough to come up with some ideas that’ll suit everybody’s tastes and interests. Maybe you’re looking to celebrate an extra-special retirement do for a great colleague or just looking to trade in that same-old-same-old after work drink for an activity that everybody can get involved in.
Either way, we have a fantastic selection of fun and social activities that’s sure to spark some interest and suitable for teams of all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s battling each other in adrenaline-pumping combat with an afternoon of paintballing or getting creative and having a go at making your own pizzas, we’ve got something for everyone to make sure you have a brilliant time.
Reasons to Visit
Sports – Famous for it’s world-renowned football rivalry between its two local clubs, Rangers and Celtic, the city also hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the first European Championships in 2018.
Shopping – With the largest shopping district outside of London, known as the “Style Mile” centred around the famous Buchanan St. and Argyle St, there’s stores from quirky independent retailers to big-name designer brands to suit everybody’s tastes.
History – With the area being populated for over a thousand years and being one of the biggest cities of importance during the days of the British Empire, Glasgow’s impressive and rich history is reflected in its streets and impressive buildings which you can’t miss.
Nightlife – Being a huge university city and the fourth most visited city in the UK, the nightlife built up around Glasgow has received legendary status and should absolutely be experienced on your visit!
Free Things to Do in Glasgow
Here are a few tips that qill help you make the most out of your group trip to Glasgow without breakig the bank.
Take a trip to the Gallery of Modern Art, an impressive hub of art and architecture is located on Royal Exchange Square right in the heart of the city and is open every day of the week (opening times vary depending on the day of your visit, so be sure to check first!)
Have a stroll through Pollok Country Park – Being Scotland’s largest city, you wouldn’t expect to find a huge country park just a stones-throw out of the city centre… but Pollok Park is exactly that!
Take in a fantastic view of the city at The Lighthouse – This hidden gem just off Glasgow’s main shopping area is home to Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. Not only is there plenty to adore inside, but a walk up the spiral staircase to the top of the tower gives you unparalleled views of the entire city.
Getting Around Glasgow
Just like any other busy UK city, there are a variety of taxi companies operating across Glasgow that make quick manoeuvring between your accommodation and your planned activities a lot easier than walking! We’d recommend pre-booking your taxis if it’s for getting to activities just to make sure you arrive on time without any hiccups!
On the other hand, unlike most other major cities in the UK, Glasgow boasts its own rapid underground subway system that makes travelling around the city a breeze for both local residents and visitors. If you’re looking to get around the city quickly and without too much hassle, then taking the Glasgow Subway is your best option!