Activities for groups
Activities for groups
Glasgow is full of activities for groups. Whether your trip is for a special occasion, catching up with friends, or time with the family, there's something for every everyone.
Let off some steam
Had a bad week? Vent your rage with your nearest and dearest at a Rage Room. Don all the protective gear and let loose with a sledgehammer. Find out more at rageroomglasgow.com.
Or maybe axe throwing is more your thing? Perfect for destressing and fun too, Hatchet Harrys, Axe Hurling and Boom Battle Bar can accommodate your every axe throwing need. Visit glasgow.hatchetharrys.co.uk, check out axehurling.com and explore boombattlebar.com to find out more.
For those looking to get artistic as they let of some steam, try Splatter Art, a studio inspired by the style of Jackson Pollock. You'll be given protective gear to put on for creating your masterpiece, which you get to take home with you. Check out splatterartstudio.co.uk.
Sing your heart out
Boost your endorphin levels as you belt out your favourite songs at karaoke. Choose a private booth with friends at SuperCube or take to the stage with a full audience at Cosmopol. Visit supercube.biz or check out cosmopolglasgow.com to find out more.
If you really want to make a night of it, book a table at Shanghai Shuffle for a full-on dinner karaoke experience. Book at shanghaishuffle.com.
Get your golf on
Perfect for date nights or a night out with friends, you can’t go wrong with golf. People of all ages will love Jungle Rumble and One Under in the city centre. Check out junglerumble.co.uk and visit oneunder.co.uk for more info.
For a slightly different take on the game, Boom Battle Bar in St Enoch Centre have created Crazier Nolf. It’s a bit like golf, but with your hands! Visit boombattlebar.com to discover more.
Whether you’re after a game of pinball or Crazy Taxi, arcade bars offer you the chance to play games from your childhood in a fun atmosphere. Get your friends together and enjoy a night of nostalgia. Try Super Bario, R-CADE or NQ64 in the Merchant City area. Follow Super Bario on Instagram or visit rcadeglasgow.com and check out nq64.co.uk to see the games available.
Split into teams and let your competitive side out. Get your gaming vest on and zap everyone from your boss to your best mate at Laser Quest Glasgow's multi-level arena. Book at lqglasgow.co.uk.
Ditch the vest for a Zorb for a game of football with a difference at Bubble Soccer Scotland and Football Zorbing. No matter who wins, memorable fun is guaranteed. Visit bubblesoccerscotland.co.uk and check out footballzorbing.co.uk for more info.
If you’d rather less running around, try Electric Darts at The Raven in the city centre or Augmented Reality Darts at Boom Battle Bar. No experience necessary, just turn up, aim and throw! Find out how to book at theravenglasgow.com and at boombattlebar.com.
Calming group activities
Paint and Sip also offer fun painting sessions complete with wine, and you can take your masterpiece home with you. Visit vinencanvas.co.uk to find out more.
If you’re looking for something a bit lower energy, what about making flower crowns with The Crafty Hen? Find out more at thecraftyhen.co.uk.
Fun for all ages, lawn bowls is a game you can play at a leisurely pace at Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls and Tennis Centre. Situated in the west end, it’s also an excellent free option. Find out more at glasgowlife.org.uk.
If you just want to be pampered, try Glasgow’s first ever gin inspired botanical day spa. Enjoy massages followed by a tasty gin and tonic at Gin Spa. Explore treatments at ginspa.co.uk.
Solve some puzzles
Turn the streets of Glasgow into the ultimate adventure playground. Go Quest Adventures is an interactive treasure hunt that highlights the city’s attractions and hidden gems. Find out more at goquestadventures.com.
Or be transported to another world at one of the city's escape rooms. Try your hand at solving clues and completing riddles at many differently themed adventures.
There is Escape Glasgow, X-Escape Room Glasgow, Escape Reality or Riddle Rooms in the city centre. Visit escape.game, check out x-escaperoomglasgow.co.uk, explore escapereality.com and check out riddlerooms.co.uk to find your perfect puzzle.
Escape to another world with incredible virtual reality technology. Get in the driver’s seat and race against your friends on a huge selection of tracks at VR Simulators. With 5D technology and motion seating, it will feel like you’re actually there! Find out more at vr-simulators.com.
In teams, get your virtual reality goggles on as you run around a 70m2 arena trying to avoid and destroy zombies at VR Party Arena. Not for the faint hearted, their world-class haptic vests let you feel when a zombie attacks you! Visit vrpartyarena.co.uk for more info.
Pot some balls
A crowd-pleasing activity everyone knows and loves, Glasgow has some great choices for a game of pool. Head to Boom Battle Bar at St Enoch Centre, Felson’s or members club Reardon’s for a dedicated space to play. Book in advance at boombattlebar.com, check out felsons.co.uk and visit reardonsnookerandpool.com.
Release your inner child
Fancy a bounce? Glasgow’s trampoline arena Flip Out is 63,000sq ft of pure fun. Try the adult parkour course, Ninja Obstacle Course, inflatables and more. There’s a soft play area for the younger ones too. Visit flipout.co.uk to book.
Get your skates on and try to stay upright dancing under the sparkling lights at a roller disco at RollerStop. Suitable for all ages with adult only nights too, there’s a disco for everyone, plus lessons if you need them. Find out more at rollerstop.co.uk.
For Scotland's first adults only fairground games experience, try Fayre Play. There are 9 competitive games to try out, with food and cocktails available. Visit thefayreplay.co.uk.
Hit the water
With the River Clyde and Forth and Clyde Canal running through Glasgow, there are some great options for groups to enjoy the water. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush without getting in the water, try a speedy trip on the Clyde with Seaforce Power Boats. Book at seaforcepowerboats.co.uk to feel the wind in your hair.
The more adventurous will love having a go at whitewater tubing or kayaking with Pinkston Watersports. Visit pinkston.co.uk for all activities available
For a more relaxing water activity, why not hire a barge for the day with Navvie’s Barge? Groups have the run of the inside of the boat, so bring a picnic and take in the beauty and wildlife of the canal. Enquire at navviesbarge.co.uk.
Last updated: November 2023