Activities to do with friends in Yorkshire

Whether you’re travelling to Yorkshire with friends and just want a fun way to spend a few hours or have been tasked with organising the hen do to beat all hen dos you can’t go wrong with this diverse destination. We’ve got a list of the best activities to do with friends in Yorkshire.

With great cities and stunning scenery Yorkshire is the perfect location for your group get-together. You can be surfing in the morning and sampling craft beer in the afternoon at one of Yorkshire’s many award-winning micro breweries.

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Bushcraft and Wild camping experience near York – why not ditch the hotel and spend the night in your very own jungle basha or hammock? You’ll cook over the open fire and experience the peace and tranquility of a night in the woodland. This is a truly unique experience for a group of up to 8 friends.

Guided Mountain biking in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales – this is a great way to experience Yorkshire with your friends. Having a guide who knows the terrain and can plan a route best suited to your groups’ abilities takes all the stress out of a ride and ensures that you and your friends have a great days cycling.

Paddle boarding at Scarborough – this Yorkshire coast town has some amazing beaches and an active surf scene. If you want a group activity that screams fun then this is definitely for you. Scarborough is fab weekend break destination with a lively night life and some great bars and restaurants.

Pottery painting in Malton – if you fancy a more genteel activity that lends itself to having a good old catch up whilst creating a lasting memory of your time together then this group activity is right up your street. Malton is on the trainline from York and within easy driving distance of York and the Yorkshire Coast. It’s well worth a mooch around with some great independent shops and eateries.

Raft building at Ripley Castle near Harrogate – another picturesque setting for this great team activity, Ripley Castle is close to Harrogate, Leeds and York. This is fun but challenging group activity that will require your friends to work together if they want to win. This one of many group activities you can do at Ripley Castle so would make the perfect location for an action packed day out.

Pork pie and piccalilli making – a really fun way to spend the day with a group of friends is creating your very own pork pie recipe and producing a mouth watering piccalilli to serve with it. This is a unique experience for a group of up to 6 friends and takes place near Penistone which is approximately 14 miles north of Sheffield.

Ceramics taster experience for four people in Leeds – a fun way to learn new skills and spend quality time with friends. You’ll have the chance to experiment with different techniques and produce several pots to take home with you. For friends who want to get creative this is a great experience close to Leeds city centre which is an excellent choice for a girly weekend break.

Group canoe experience from Ripon to Boroughbridge – spend the day with your friends messing about on the picturesque river Ure canoeing from Ripon to Boroughbridge. Your qualified guides will ensure you get the best out of this full day activity. It’s a great way to see Yorkshire from a different angle and get out and about in the fresh air with your friends.

Group photography walk and photography workshop in York – with so much to see and photography York is the perfect location for a photography walk and workshop. With so much to see and do York makes and excellent base for a weekend with friends. This 3 hour activity is a fun way to get the most out of a trip to this fantastic city.

Cheese making in the Yorkshire Dales – Reeth is the picture postcard setting for this group activity. Spend the day with friends learning how to turn 500 litres of local Yorkshire milk into various cheeses. It’s a fun and rewarding group activity that you wont forget in a hurry.

If nothing listed here floats your boat we’ve got a whole range of group experiences to do in Yorkshire.


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