Group Activities in Norwich
Tucked away in the heart of Norfolk, this vibrant, cosmopolitan city might take you by surprise with its stunning and bustling city centre that compliments its modern culture.
If you’re looking for somewhere truly unique for your next group occasion, then Norwich is the place. Whatever the group occasion might be, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to choosing how you want to spend your trip in this fantastic historical city. With a wide variety of activities from outdoor to indoor, relaxed to energetic, there truly is something for every kind of group to enjoy here.
Known for its historical importance that dates back almost a thousand years, there’s no wonder why so many people visit Norwich each year! Not only has it been called one of the best cities to live and work in the UK on multiple occasions, but also boasts the title of “UNESCO City of Literature”, the first city in the UK to win such an award.
When it comes to the nightlife, Norwich has everything you need; If you’re looking to have a classic big night out on the town after packing your trip full of memorable activities to make it a truly special visit, Norwich definitely won’t disappoint you!
Top 10 Group Activities in Norwich
Learn how to mix, shake and add the finishing touches to your very own delicious cocktails with guidance from a professional bartender.
Explore this amazing city with a twist as you and your group split up into two teams to compete in challenges and quizzes across Norwich.
Get your groove on with one of our brilliantly fun dance party activities with a huge range of themes to choose from!
Go head-to-head on the track in high-speed go-karts with this classic group activity.
5. Crafty Activities
Get creative with one of our huge range of crafty activities, from jewellery making to our cocktail making masterclass!
Put your hours of video game skills to the test in a variety of battle zones in this classic activity.
Make it a truly special occasion as you and your group learn how to toss dough and bake your own pizza.
Run, bounce and crash into your mates whilst submerged in inflatable body bubbles in this wonderfully weird activity
Explore the best drinking spots in Norwich whilst answering pub trivia questions and completing hilarious challenges.
What better way to make it an unforgettably classy day with a luxurious afternoon tea for you and your friends?
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
As you get older, we know it becomes more and more difficult to plan and organise what exactly you want to do for your big day. Sometimes, it’s hard to even think of ideas that all your group will enjoy too! But don’t worry, we’ve got a few ideas that might help you along the way and give you some inspiration!
Try something that’ll get you and the group literally rolling around with laughter with the hilarious and extremely popular zorb bubble games group activity, featuring a selection of minigames like Bulldog and even a relay race… all whilst being encased in a giant inflated bubble! This activity has sky-rocketed in popularity across the UK as the perfect way to make lasting memories on your special day.
When looking for an activity that’s both low-key but equally enjoyable, you can’t go wrong with a delicious afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes in a sophisticated city centre venue in the heart of Norwich. This is a truly brilliant way to class up your birthday celebrations with something completely different.
If you’re not looking for a huge night out on the town and want to avoid all the hustle and bustle, then a fantastic alternative would definitely be our jam jar cocktail masterclass activity at a city centre nightclub, where you’ll learn how to make a variety of cocktails with premium vodka, and you’ll even be given copies of the recipes to take away with you too!
Ladies Night Out
Whether you’re looking to celebrate a big occasion or just want to have a night to remember, switch up your next night out and treat yourselves to a VIP booth with cocktails at Bar & Beyond to make it an exceptional one. Don’t worry about having to queue for ages to get into the club either… you’ll be able to glide past the queues and straight into the venue, where you’ll be greeted and shown to your booth with 4 jugs of cocktails following shortly after. This is a brilliant way to get started before hitting the dancefloor until the early hours!
Looking for something truly unique that all the girls will love? Then consider a Cuban cocktail masterclass and tapas meal for your group, where you’ll be taught how to make classic Mojito cocktails by a trained professional mixologist. Enjoy some tasty bar snacks whilst learning the art of cocktail making before tucking into a fantastic tapas meal, which can be upgraded to a 3-course if you choose!
What Baby Shower Ideas Are Available in Norwich?
Having a baby is a monumental time in anybody's life... so it would only make sense to mark such a special occasion by celebrating with you family and friends! So if you're thinking of doing something unique before the arrival of your baby, then there's plenty of baby shower ideas you can take a look at!
Popular Baby Shower Activities
- Mobile Afternoon Tea - Take the relaxed approach to celebrating and let a personal chef bake & serve up a delicious afternoon tea for you to indulge in!
- Flower Crown Making - Learn how to use faux flowers, wire & ribbon to make a beautiful flower crown that you can keep forever
- Baby Grow Customisation - Your baby is bound to get through plenty of baby grows... so why not learn how to design your own with your family and friends?
- Perfume Making - Treat yourself by hand-picking a range of scents to put together to make your own unique perfume
- Baby Book Workshop - Create a beautifully unique keepsake book you can use to store lifelong memories of your baby's first memories!
- Baby Quilt/Cushion Making - Learn how to stich & sew together an amazing quilt or cushion for your baby
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
Sometimes it can be more difficult than you anticipated when it comes to planning a social event for your next work outing; Taking into consideration what each person likes and dislikes, the larger the group the more of a headache the planning process becomes. But no need to worry! We’ve got a few ideas that are sure to get everybody having a great time that you might be able to draw some inspiration from.
If you’re a group that’s always looking for some adrenaline-pumping action, then why not have a game of footy with a hilarious twist with the electric shock football group activity. Just like a regular game of 5-a-side… except every player is fitted with an electric shock device controlled by one player from each team, keeping everybody on their toes. Remember to keep your cool and power through the pain, and that every player will get a turn at controlling the shock devices… so you’ll have a chance to get revenge!
Maybe you’re looking for an activity that’s a bit quirky that everybody will have a great laugh with. If so, then the Spy School Smartphone Challenge group activity is a fantastic way to get exploring around Norwich with your mates using the latest smartphone app technology to answer spy-themed quizzes and challenges in this exciting GPS-driven activity that everybody can take part in.
Bring the team together for a fantastic 2 or 3-course meal at Revolution if you’re looking to recharge and refresh from a long week or busy period at work. This is a fantastic way to break the ice with a new team too, with a lively venue and some awesome cocktails to compliment the food, you can’t go wrong with treating your team to a meal!
Reasons to Visit
Norwich Lanes – This quirky collection of narrow streets and alleyways are home to small independent stores, cafes, bars and restaurants that definitely shouldn’t be overlooked on your group visit.
River Wensum – Admire the breath-taking views of the city and it’s natural features with a walk along the River Wensum footpath that takes you right through the centre of Norwich.
Norwich Cathedral – Arguably the most iconic building in Norwich, it’s an unmissable giant that dominates the city’s skyline no matter where you are!
Nearly 100 activities to choose from – Whether you’re looking for something outdoors, indoors, relaxed or energetic, there’s a huge range of activities to suit everybody on your next group occasion.
Free Things to Do in Norwich
Planning on making the most of your trip in-between activities but don’t want to break the bank? No problem! Here’s a few ideas of what you and your group can do for free in Norwich
Salisbury Centre for Visual Arts – Take the cultural approach to your visit by taking in some stunning artwork at a free exhibit.
Norwich Market – Visit one of the largest outdoor markets in England with a variety of stalls to take your fancy, open Monday to Saturday every week throughout the year.
Plantation Garden – Just a short walk out of the city centre is this beautiful Victorian town garden that boasts incredible woodland paths and flower displays. The locals even refer to it as “The Secret Garden”.
Getting Around Norwich
There are a number of taxi companies that operate in the city, but we’d still recommend pre-booking your trips if you’re looking to get between activities on your visit as quickly and efficiently as possible without taking any risks of missing your start times! The city’s train station is conveniently located just outside the city centre, which also has a taxi rank outside, so you can get to your accommodation straight after arriving if you’re travelling by rail.
Like many other big tourist cities in the UK, Norwich also has a “hop-on, hop-off” open top bus tour that you can make the most of if you’re planning on taking some time out between activities to take in the sights without all the walking and risk of losing your directions!