Group Activities in Sheffield
Have yourself a proper Yorkshire welcome as you journey to Sheffield for your group occasion.
Chirpy and friendly, Sheffield is exactly how you imagine a Northern city to be. Stark green and full of nature, it’s also home to a multitude of different group activities to fit every kind of occasion under the sun. Planning a family trip for all ages? Need a lads weekend to remember? Looking for a large group holiday for all your pals? Sheffield experiences has got you covered!
Although it’s not the first location that springs to mind if you’re looking to get away, Sheffield can be compared to larger cities like Liverpool and Manchester without being quite as busy. Aside from having one of the largest nightlife scenes in the UK (impressive right?), Sheffield also offers up over 150 different group activities to do in the day until the early hours of the morning.
Stunning scenery, green views, pretty landmarks, excellent nightlife and more group experiences than you could need for one weekend – what more could you want from a memorable trip up North to the friendly city of Sheffield?
Top 10 Group Activities in Sheffield
Learn a thing or two about mixology with as you create your very own cocktails from scratch using expert equipment & tasty ingredients.
Explore Sheffield in a nutshell using a clever smartphone app to visit hotspots and landmarks while completing challenges and city trivia.
Let your hair down with over 40 different dance themes to choose from and learn the moves to from an expert dance instructor.
Whip around the track in the classic and competitive group event that will pit your pals against each other for the best times of the day!
5. Crafty Activities
We offer an array of different crafty workshops to let out your creative side including bunting and flower crown making.
Travel back to yesteryear with this hilarious experience that will give you the opportunity to play through games like the egg and spoon and sack races.
See how brainy your bunch is as you work together in cracking codes and unravelling riddles in order to escape before the time runs out.
Bounce and bump your way through a classic game of 5 a side with the twist of being encased in a hilarious inflatable bubble!
Explore the best watering holes Sheffield has to offer with a few challenges and pub trivia thrown in for added competition.
The pinnacle of sophistication, feel like royalty for the afternoon as you tuck into dainty food and drink in a central venue.
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
When we think of large groups going out of their way to add special activities and experiences to their weekend, one occasion springs to mind – birthdays! What better time to celebrate with something a bit different than a birthday? Here at Funktion we’re big believers that birthday party activities for adults are just as important as kids birthday parties. For one day or weekend of the year, let your hair down and treat your loved ones to proper celebration with Sheffield’s help.
Big birthdays like a 21st birthday night out, 30th birthday party soiree or 50th birthday party ideas are usually the kind of events people want to go all out on. Because of all these different ages, we’ve created a grand scope of different group activities to suit every birthday for every occasion.
Ladies Night Out
We’re just going to put this out for the world – there is always an excuse for a ladies night out! You don’t need a special occasion to enjoy a classic girls night out with your favourite girls, simply get yourself a new outfit, invite everyone out and add a little extra oomph to make the evening one to remember.
First and foremost, if you’re organising a ladies night out in Sheffield you need to know a little about the nightlife scene first (hint, it’s a lot!) For such a big city it has nightlife to match, from West Street’s vibrant bars to Carver street and the classic Popworld nightclub. If you want to go all out and really treat your gal pals, a reserved booth or nightclub entry passes are an easy addition to any ladies night out.
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
Because Sheffield is such a colossal city, it’s home to a lot of offices, businesses and companies all around the city centre. If you’re one of those little offices nestled in between, why not use some of our group activities as the basis of your fun work social event ideas. Replace that after work drink, spice up a leaving do or bid farewell at a retirement party with experiences that the whole work force will remember.
There’s over 150 different group activities that can fit each type of work social event, day or night. Opting for a more structured experience will give everyone the opportunity to let their hair down and bond together, especially with activities like the ever-popular cocktail making for groups in a central bar.
Reasons to Visit
The Winter Garden – This glass-domed garden is the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe, and definitely worth a visit if you have a spare afternoon around Sheffield.
Tudor Square – For heritage and culture, head over to this square where you’ll find both Crucible and Lyceum theatres.
Northern Charm – From the buildings to the bars and especially the people, Sheffield has that classic Yorkshire welcome for any outsider to indulge in.
The Roots of Rock – Musical history doesn’t get much better than Sheffield, and with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and Def Leppard the city shows no signs of slowing down.
Free Things to Do in Sheffield
A jam-packed weekend in Sheffield doesn’t have to break the bank, have a peek at some of the free things to do while you’re visiting.
Visit the Peak District if you want a breath of fresh air amongst stunning views that will make you forget you’re just outside a big, industrial city.
Paddle in the Rivelin Valley for a quick refresh after a heavy night, and take some scenic photos to last a lifetime.
Be baffled at the Site Gallery as the exhibits are ever-changing to keep things different, and include experimental and interactive exhibits too.
Chill out at Peace Gardens if the British weather is nice, and even dip your toes in the fountain there if you get too hot.
Getting Around Sheffield
As with most cities around the UK, the hustle and bustle of city life comes with reliable and easy to use transport links that are ideal for visitors of Sheffield. The main central station situated to the East of the city allows you travel further afield in less than 30 minutes to key haunts like Meadowhall a huge shopping centre North of the city.
Once you’re in the centre of the Northern city, you can find most points of interest on foot – especially if you want to do a bit of exploring in between! You will need to consider taxis and buses depending on where you’re staying as the city is quite large for the many activities on offer.