Group Activities in Harrogate
Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales just north of Leeds, Harrogate is a beautiful small town with impressive architecture and quirky bars & restaurants.
Maybe you’re looking to celebrate a big birthday with some exciting and unique activities with your close friends and family away from the busyness of the bigger cities, or you’re planning a get-together with your best mates or work colleagues and you’re looking for somewhere unique and exciting for your next group occasion. Whatever the case may be, there’s definitely an activity that’ll suit everybody in Harrogate with over 70 activities to pick and choose from.
This quaint town is notably famous for being a spa town and being voted the happiest place to live in Britain on numerous occasions! Being located in the beautiful county of North Yorkshire surrounded by the outstanding Dales countryside, Harrogate boasts a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities, no matter if you’re looking to have a fancy meal at a big-name restaurant in the city centre or an afternoon of quad biking in the great outdoors, you’ll be spoilt for choice no matter how you want to spend your trip to make it the best.
Top 10 Group Activities in Harrogate
Have some creative fun with training from a professional bartender on how to make your very own delicious cocktails!
Don’t worry about getting lost with a GPS-guided smartphone treasure hunt around Harrogate, a fully interactive activity with challenges and quizzes along the way!
Show off your moves with one of our many themed dance party activities led by a professional instructor.
For all you adrenaline junkies out there, get your fix with a session of fast-paced paintballing with state-of-the-art guns and paintballs.
Choose from over 30 dance themes, head to the studio and get stuck into learning a full choreography with the helping hand of a dance instructor.
Give each other a shock as you attempt to play a classic game of football! Zap each other at the right time to play tactfully.
Bring out your detective skills as you and your group solve puzzles and find clues as you try to escape the cryptic room you’re locked in before time runs out!
Test your nose as each person in your group gets the chance to create their own signature fragrance from scratch.
Explore the town whilst pit-stopping at one of Harrogate’s many pubs along the way with classic trivia questions and hilarious challenges as you go.
Enjoy a classy and sophisticated afternoon tea with a selection of teas, sandwiches and nibbles to choose from.
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
When it comes to planning and organising birthday activities for adults, whether it’s celebrating the first taste of adulthood with the big 18th or enjoying a huge milestone with a 50th birthday, we know that everybody has different tastes and preferences when it comes to coming up with ideas to make it a fantastic day.
Luckily, we have a huge range of activities to suit groups of all shapes and sizes for any type of birthday occasion; If you’re planning on taking the more relaxed approach, there’s a variety of big-name restaurants in the city centre to take your fancy. On the flipside, if you’re wanting to do something extravagant and action-packed, then there’s a number of outdoor activities like off-road quad biking and paintballing that might stir up some interest!
Ladies Night Out
You don’t need an excuse to get the girls together for a brilliant night out! Make sure you start your evening off right with a little creative twist with an activity like our Cuban cocktail making masterclass and tapas meal, where you’ll learn how to make the classic Mojito with training from a professional mixologist with some nibbles during the class, then tuck into a fantastic tapas meal. This is the perfect way to start your night off with a unique and exciting twist.
When you’re ready to head out and hit the town, you’ll be spoilt by the choice of bars and clubs that Harrogate has to offer. It may not pack as much of a punch in terms of nightclubs than other bigger cities in the north, but don’t be fooled by town’s small size when it comes to the nightlife! Moko is the premier club that’s open 5 nights a week, so you won’t miss the opportunity to dance until the early hours!
Booking for a girl group? See our hen do ideas in Harrogate.
What Baby Shower Ideas Are Available in Harrogate?
There are so many amazing baby shower ideas that are available in Harrogate and are perfect for all different types of groups. There are different activities, games and gifts that will be perfect for a party at home for the mum-to-be.
Whether you’re looking for a craft workshop or a pamper party, there are some amazing ideas available since baby showers have become so popular over the past few decades. You could even treat the mum-to-be with something like an afternoon tea.
Popular Baby Shower Activities
- Chocolate Making – A tasty treat for everyone to enjoy
- Mobile Afternoon Tea – Enjoy an afternoon tea at home
- Ceramic Painting – Get creative with some pottery painting
- Perfume Making – Use your nose and create your own scent
- Baby Grow Customisation – Perfect for the new born baby
- Flower Crown Making – Make your own flower crowns together
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
Finding an activity that the whole group will enjoy, whether you’re trying to plan an extra-special retirement do or just looking to get the team together for something different than sitting in the same old local pub, then we’ve definitely got something for your group no matter what the occasion is that’ll be sure to spark a bit of interest!
Looking for some action-packed fun that your colleagues can sink their teeth into? Then why not book an afternoon session of adrenaline-fuelled paintballing where you and your group will battle through various themed zones as you put all those video game hours to the test!
If you’re looking for less action and more relaxing, then treat your team to a fancy 2 or 3 course meal at one of the big-name high street restaurants we have to offer. This is a fantastic way to stray away from the same-old after work drinks for a change and even break the ice with some new colleagues!
Reasons to Visit
The History – Being an historic spa town, Harrogate boasts some of the most wonderful architecture and impressive sights that date back hundreds of years.
The People – There’s a reason why this quaint Yorkshire town was voted the Happiest Place to Live in the UK more than once! The people here are extremely friendly and welcoming.
The Countryside – Located a little over 10 miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Harrogate is surrounded by impeccable countryside, perfect for those looking for outdoor activities for their group.
Free Things to Do in Harrogate
Here are a few freebies you can try while you're visiting Harrogate, great for if you're on a tight budget!
Take a walk through The Stray – This city centre park and gardens is the perfect place to unwind and take in some breath-taking views just a short walk from the busyness of the town centre.
Visit the Royal Pump Room Museum – Explore the exciting history of this little town and take a tour of some of its historical artefacts on display.
Getting Around Harrogate
Just like any other town, there are a couple of taxi firms that operate in the city to make transport between your accommodation and your activities quick and easy. However, we recommend pre-booking your trips just to be safe! Although there is an efficient bus service that serves Harrogate, most places of interest are within walking distance from each other, making it easy to navigate around the town.