Group Activities in Edinburgh
The Scottish capital isn’t short of beautiful sights, historical locations or impressive buildings… and if you’re looking to visit for your group trip, it’s not short of brilliant and exciting activities for you to choose from either!
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is a city of two halves, which offers great a variety for a group celebration weekend. The old historical side of Edinburgh has the medieval castle and the cobbled alleys whilst the other side offers an elegant but classic Georgian town.
If you are after a picturesque location, then Edinburgh is certainly the place to be as it boasts over 4,500 listed buildings, which is the highest concentration in the world. When you arrive here expect to be blown away by world-class art galleries and museums around every corner, including an amazing shopping centre which is perfect for the individuals who love a bit of retail therapy.
Edinburgh isn’t just about rich history and amazing architecture as when the sun sets and the stars come out it’s all about the nightlife. Follow the cobbled streets and find yourself discovering everything you could possibly want on a group weekend when it comes to restaurants, bars and shops.
For more event resources, see our Edinburgh hen party ideas too.
Top 10 Group Activities in Edinburgh
Have a great laugh with a host of traditional Scottish games.
Treat yourselves to the most popular male strip show in the UK and even get your picture taken with the lads themselves.
Let off some steam as you race each other around the track in an exhilarating go karting session.
Treat yourselves the right way with a luxurious pamper session with either a Swedish massage or a feel-good facial.
Go back to school with a brilliantly fun sports day activity that includes all the classic races and games you remember from back in the day!
Put your thinking caps on and solve a series of challenges and puzzles to try and escape in time!
Bounce, crash and fall all over the pitch with laughter in this game of footy with a twist.
Bring your a-game as you and your group battle your way through a series of courses.
Add some sophistication to your outing with a splendid afternoon tea with a selection of tasty treats to go with it!
Explore this amazing city with a fully interactive and self-run smartphone treasure hunt as you discover local landmarks and find out more about Edinburgh.
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
When it comes to adult birthday activity ideas in Edinburgh, you are absolutely spoilt for choice. We have a large range of amazing activities for you to choose from, and we understand that varying ages will enjoy certain activities, so we have attempted to cover them all.
For the younger bunch starting off their adult life celebrating their 18th birthday or perhaps their 21st, partying until the early hours in trendy clubs and having plenty to drinks is what it’s all about. So, why not start off the night with our nightclub entry and let the celebrations begin with a bang!
Or, perhaps a 40th or 50th birthday is coming up and it’s becoming a struggle to find something enjoyable and unique to do during the celebrations. If that is the case, or you are after some inspiration, they why not have a look at out 150+ activities that guarantee to make all celebrations that little bit more special.
Ladies Night Out
Ladies, we all totally understand that you don’t always need a special reason to get dressed up and go wild, sometimes its just nice to let your hair down every now and again. The spontaneous and carefree nights on the town can even end up being some of the best night out you have ever had!
So, if you just happen to be in the area or fancy an erratic night out then why not include some of our great nightlife activities into your night to make it that little bit more unique and enjoyable. You could treat the group to some major eye candy with our Dreamboys male strip show or get creative as you mix and shake up some tasty drinks with our cocktail making activity.
We can also help organise your hen weekend in Edinburgh.
What Baby Shower Ideas Are Available in Edinburgh?
The different amount of ideas that are available in Edinburgh and all around the UK will be perfect for a baby shower. Whether you are looking for a craft workshop or you want to pamper the mum-to-be there are so many baby shower ideas that have surfaced.
You will be able to find the perfect experience that is suitable for everyone in your group if you’re looking for something memorable. You don’t have to splash the cash either, you can easily enjoy a baby shower that is a DIY party too!
Popular Baby Shower Activities
- Bunting Making - Make decorations for the baby’s room
- Baby Grow Customisation - You can never have too many baby grows
- Perfume Making - Create your own signature scent
- Baby Mobile Making - Work as a team to make a mobile for the new born
- Mobile Afternoon Tea - A treat for all the girls in your own home
- Ceramic Painting - Bring out your creative side
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
As you have probably gathered by now, when it comes to group activities and events in Edinburgh, you are not limited in the slightest. Fun work social events fall into these activities making them perfect for any after work celebration.
We offer a large range of activities suitable for work social events, ranging from your typical sit down meals to more creative and unique activities. So, no matter the celebration, whether it’s a leaving do or just simply a treat for hard work, include one of our fun filled 150+ activities into your event if you want a great time.
Treat your taste buds to a mouth watering meal at a trusted restaurant or get active with one of our active and fun activities.
Reasons to Visit
Film Location - Edinburgh has played a vital role in many famous films, acting as a perfect location for films such as Trainspotting to Sunshine on Leith.
Festival city – Everybody knows that Edinburgh hosts some of the biggest festivals such as International Film festival, all the way through the year, bringing in people from all around the world and generating an atmosphere like no other.
Edinburgh Castle – The main attraction of the beautiful Scottish city, Edinburgh Castle is an architectural masterpiece and has amazing viewpoints for its visitors that overlook the city.
Royal Mile – Full of hidden gems and anything you could be after; the Royal Mile is a must see attraction for all of Edinburgh’s visitors.
Free Things to Do in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a beautiful city full of amazing free attractions that are suitable for any occasion or group, so if you don’t want to spend a penny whilst in an amazing city, Edinburgh is the best place to be.
National Museum of Scotland is one of the top 10 visitor attractions in the entire UK, home to interesting artefacts and amazing collections.
Royal Botanic Garden is perfect for groups who want to experience peace and tranquillity at its finest whilst surrounded by picturesque views.
National Gallery of Modern Art is a hotspot for beautiful contemporary art from a range of artists which is free for all visitors of Edinburgh to see.
Hit the beach and enjoy some time surrounded by golden sand and blue water whilst the sun is (hopefully!) shining.
Getting Around Edinburgh
Everybody knows that Edinburgh isn’t exactly a small city which makes travelling tips more important than ever. However, most of the major sightseeing venues and hotels seem to be within walking distance of the two main train stations within the city, Waverly and Haymarket.
If you are fancying a trip the well known Edinburgh Castle or a shopping spree on Princess Street with your group but don’t fancy the pain of having to trek around, then there are plenty black cabs for you to hail whilst you are in the streets.
Getting to Edinburgh itself it not a difficult task at all as the city is easily reachable by train, road or air. So, no matter your mode of transport, Edinburgh is a fabulous place to visit for any group occasion.