Group Activities in Nottingham
If you’re looking to get out and about in the fresh air of the English midlands, Nottingham is the city for you!
As old as cities come, Nottingham is known for packing a punch when it comes to adrenaline-fuelled outdoor activities for groups and old school taverns for quenching your thirst after a busy day in the woods. When Nottingham first springs to mind, the legend of Robin Hood and his good deeds against the rich will closely follow.
It’s true that the city is full of experiences for the outdoorsy type, but Nottingham also has a modern, buzzing city centre that you can enjoy in conjunction with getting a little muddy. The city is teething with cosy café’s, side street boutiques and one of a kind restaurants along cobbled streets that create a photo opportunity around every corner.
Spend a whole day feeling like big kids with your group in Sherwood Forest and get glammed up for an evening treat in the centre of Nottingham – whatever kind of group outing you’re looking to organise, Nottingham is a chameleon that has it all.
Top 10 Group Activities in Nottingham
Kick off any evening with a unique mixology class where you will all mix your own cocktails from scratch using expert equipment in a central bar.
Explore every nook and cranny of Nottingham using this clever app that comes complete with city trivia and challenges to tackle as you go.
Perfect for a girls night out, watch the famous Dreamboys get their kit off in the infamous strip show with a meet and greet at the end.
Race around the track and add a competitive edge to any occasion as your group try to beat each other for the best time!
Treat the group to three different energetic activities in a challenging boot camp to test your groups agility and determination while getting a bit muddy.
Feel like a big kid again with the classic races from your primary school sports days including the egg and spoon and sack races.
Put your heads together in the popular escape rooms challenge and see if you can crack codes and solve clues to escape before the time runs out.
If you’re looking for some laughs, put your footy skills to the test as you’re encased in a giant inflatable bubble in this 5 a side with a twist.
Have yourself a crazy German themed night out in Nottingham with the help of Bierkeller. Includes an Oompah band, table top dancing and giant steins of beer.
Relax and rejuvenate with a traditional afternoon tea and tantalise your taste buds with the classic dainty food and drink.
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
If you’re wanting to go all out for your birthday celebrations this year, a combination of a few group activities to create a celebratory weekend might be right up your alley. Forget the notion that parties are for kids and have a browse through an array of birthday party activities for adults for your year of birth occasion this year, no matter what age you’re hitting!
We have people of all ages enjoying one or more group activities in Nottingham, from an 18th birthday party night out to sophisticated 50th birthday ideas and everything in between. The 150+ different group activities on offer across Nottingham is enough to fill a day, pack and evening or provide a fun birthday weekend away with friends or family.
As well as the classic group experiences like cocktail making, Nottingham stands out from the crowd with it’s adrenaline-pumping activity options too. No matter what your age, if you’re an exhilaration junkie you can find an activity that will suit you down to the T.
Ladies Night Out
You heard it here first girls – you don’t actually need an excuse or occasion to enjoy a proper ladies night out with your favourite gal pals! Funktion Events have been big believers in this concept for years, why wait for a birthday or hen do to roll around when you could just enjoy an evening out with your girl squad? And if ideas are what you need, Nottingham doesn’t fall short of epic nightlife to fill your evening with fun.
Just like any big city, Nottingham has a huge range of venues in different areas to head to during a ladies night out. Cornerhouse and Forman Street, the Lace Market and Castle Wharf all offer something a little different to cater to everyone’s tastes. Alternatively, organise something a bit special for your night with the ladies like a trip to the Dreamboys male strip show!
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
This may not have been your first thought, but our group activities are also great if you want to do something fun and different with colleagues! Fun work social event ideas can sometimes be hard to come by, because they’re the in between of ‘one pint after work’ and an actual, team bonding event. But getting out and about with your work buddies is important, and our variety of experiences reflects that sentiment.
Take a bit of the pressure off yourself while still planning something that everyone can enjoy, like a hilarious old school sports day or even swapping that drink after work for a bit of friendly competition with a session of go karting. Alternatively, if you’ve been put in charge of a leaving do or retirement party of a beloved colleague, we have an array of evening options that might suit the occasion a little better and give you the opportunity to toast to your departing colleague.
Reasons to Visit
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – Aka the oldest inn in England! No matter what you’re plans are, there’s always time to stop off for a pint in this pub at Brewhouse Yard.
Nottingham Castle’s Cave Tours – Learn a slice of Normandy history as you explore the impressive caves that take you from the castle underneath the streets of the city.
Epic Scenery – Outside of the bustling city centre you can find an immense span of greenery, from forests to field trails and everything in between.
Unique Activities – The 150+ group activities that are offered in Nottingham are unlike anything else and sure to create some memories.
Free Things to Do in Nottingham
In between all your activities and experiences, save a bit of dough while still experiencing the best of Nottingham with these free things to see and do.
Visit Sherwood Forest and learn a little about the legend of Robin Hood while getting your steps up with a scenic stroll.
The Lace Market is where history and modern day meet in the middle to create a one of a kind area in the heart of the city that will teach you a bit about Nottingham’s industrial past.
Wollaton Hall & Deer Park is a unique way to spend half a day deer spotting while surrounded by Tudor buildings and extensive greenery.
Art Lover? Take a trip to The Art Exchange for free and marvel at some of the exhibits and paintings they constantly change here.
Getting Around Nottingham
Nottingham as a city knows it’s strengths and has created excellent transport links to take you not only around the city centre but also out and around the county of Nottinghamshire and the famous Sherwood forest.
Getting in and out of Nottingham is easy and relatively good value for money through the Northern Rail trainline, and once you land in the city centre you can take on a lot of the cobbled streets by foot – especially if you’re a new visitor and want to explore a bit! Alternatively, the Nottingham Express Transit is a tram that will directly connect you with shopping and tourist attractions all around the city.