Fun activity ideas for the weekend in the UK - The Redditch Standard

Fun activity ideas for the weekend in the UK

Redditch Editorial 27th Feb, 2024   0

Sometimes, you don’t know what to do on the weekend besides napping or clubbing. And while that’s totally okay, it’s best to get out there and explore the multiple fun activities in your area. Even if you live in a small-town area or like to spend your time alone, try exploring your surroundings, and you’ll definitely find fun things to do.

It’s recommended to spend some time for yourself, so having fun on your own should be done more often. You get to learn more about yourself, push boundaries and even evolve as a person.

In the long run, alone time can enhance creativity and reduce stress.

Regardless if you’re an introvert or not, if you find yourself strolling around the UK, here are some great activity ideas for you and your friends.




Virtual Reality Adventures 

If you want to immerse yourself in new worlds, going to a VR location is the best thing to do. The Park VR allows you to explore mind-blowing environments where you’ll feel real tension or excitement. Escape rooms where you play the investigator or futuristic battles wait for you to gather the courage to have fun!


Other VR experiences include horror games, adventure rooms and sci-fi travelling through space. The visuals are so well-developed that you’ll forget you live in the real world, and the adrenaline will flush through your veins. What do you think about it?

Colour-coded climbs 

If you’re looking for less spine-chilling experiences and more workout-based activities, going to the Big Rock Hub is excellent to test your abilities and check your health condition. The indoor arena has spaces for any type of climber, whether beginner or experienced and all the climbs are colour-coded and fun to try.

Climbing will challenge your resistance and patience because not everyone can reach the top. Still, climbing can be fun if you’re a competitive person, so even if you do it alone, you may want to exceed your current state and reach the pro climbing room.

Fantasy-themed playgrounds 

If you’ve got children in the family but identify yourself as a kid too, visit Stockeld Park to try out the fantasy-themed playgrounds. The Spider’s Lair, the Teapot Slide or the Enchanted Forest are great for exploring and learning, but also running around and having fun.

The play centre is massive, offering unique inside and outdoor playgrounds, so prepare to spend some time there. The high-level walkways and down-spiralling tunnel slides are a kid’s never-ending place for fun. Still, if you’re an adult and just want to explore the surroundings, you’re free to do so.

Fancy afternoon tea 

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, experiencing afternoon tea is a unique experience. The tea tradition includes serving the beverage between four to five PM with some cake, finger sandwiches and bread and butter.

While you can do this at home, too, visiting some of the fanciest restaurants for this purpose will make your weekend more enjoyable. Luxury afternoon tea is a delight, but having a basic afternoon tea isn’t far from genuinely experiencing it. You’ll find many restaurants doing it around the UK, so find one that looks nice and take your significant other for a nice date.

Amazing bus tours 

Everyone knows the massive buses around the UK, and taking them for another purpose other than going to work can truly be mesmerising. There are numerous bus tours organised in the country, and they’re packed with dining options and afternoon tea opportunities.

For instance, you can explore the places where the Beatles used to visit, live or go to school, which is magical if you’re a fan of the band. If you’ve got kids, Peppa Pig tours are everywhere, and they’ll make their day magical. Of course, luxury bus tours are also available.

Wildlife spotted 

A nature lover might want to surround themselves with plants and animals, and doing it in the UK is perfect if you know where to go. Of course, depending on the seasons, some locations are simply better than others for wildlife watching.

For instance, it’s easy to find bluebells around the country in the spring, while glowworms have unique spots during the summer. The Autumn woodlands are outstanding in the Birch Wood in Yorkshire but also on the Isle of Man. And let’s not forget about the murmuration of starlings in Portrack Marsh.

Bottom line 

What do you think about the activity recommendations? We believe having fun on the weekends is essential to destress and get some exercise, even through playing around. So, if you want to get out there, make sure to try a VR experience that will amaze you or climb the wall of mountains in special spaces. If you’re more interested in nature, check what plants and animals can be seen around the season, get your boots and binocular glasses and become friends with the universe.

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