Quirky Activities In Nottingham

Tired of the same old nights out? Wanna change it up? Ditch your go-to bar and upgrade your weekends with some of the best quirky activities in Nottingham. From entertaining cocktail masterclasses to virtual reality experiences and wonderful watering holes, we've got you set, whether it's for a wacky first date or a boozy birthday.

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Last updated on 17th May 2024

Das Kino

Looking for quirky activities in Nottingham for adults? That's where Das Kino comes in. Found inside a Grade II listed building in Lace Market, covered in old-school cinema posters, this place serves two-for-one cocktails until 8pm Sunday to Friday, as well as an extensive selection of gins, rums and whiskies. And if you're after something a little earlier in the day, check out their Now That's What I Call Brunch events every Saturday afternoon, which involve bottomless booze, drag bingo and unlimited pizza for just £47.95 per person. What's more, they've got ping pong tables and retro photobooths, as well as offering beer, prosecco or cocktail pong.

The Brunch Club

Promising scrumptious meals and cracking entertainment at Billionz Lounge, The Brunch Club is always filled with quirky events. You can expect 60 minutes of free-flowing cocktails, beer or prosecco at these wild daytime going-ons, with the wacky themes ranging from Spice Girls-inspired drag shows to Taylor Swift. As for the menu? You'll find beef burgers, penne arrabbiata and more here, while enjoying three hours of great tunes and live performances.

Nottingham Fun Puzzle Treasure Hunt!

@ Nottingham Train Station on Various dates from Saturday 18th May 2024

A must if you love outdoor activities, this terrific treasure hunt gives you clues and landmarks to check out all while trying to locate the giant X on the map. You'll be working as a team to solve puzzles and challenges, testing your orienteering skills and exploring hidden parts of the city along the way. And where does it take you? To a pub, where you can get 20% off your food and drink bill.

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Penny Lane

One of the top quirky activities in Nottingham for couples and groups of friends alike, you'll get your fix of childhood nostalgia here. Inspired by seaside arcades and covered in colourful, retro games, Penny Lane is one of the best activity bars around. Enjoy chowing down on hot dogs or ice cream from a vintage machine while crushing your friends at a few rounds of ski ball; it's the ideal place to unleash your inner big kid. The drinks here are fairground-themed as well, from the brandy-based Tin Can Alley to a fruity Calippo, which are even available two-for-one before 9pm Sunday to Thursday.

The Walrus

It's time to get off the couch and head to city centre gem the Walrus. This underground dive bar is fab for first dates and nights out with friends, as you can play beer pong, dance to mixtapes, and drink the kookiest creations - Kinder Bueno martinis, anyone? You can expect regular guest DJs here as well, with past names including Wargasm, You Me At Six, Shikari and more.

Brewhouse & Kitchen Nottingham

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Not only do Brewhouse & Kitchen offer some of the freshest sips in town, but there are also all kinds of experiences to get stuck into here. They've got masterclasses in gin, whiskey and beer, starting from £30 per person and promising intriguing facts about the history and process of creating these drinks, led by a knowledgeable guide, as well as lots of samples. What's more, they also offer a brewery experience day for £95 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch, lots of beer and even a five-litre mini keg to take home.

The Alchemist Nottingham

It's always a good time at The Alchemist, thanks to their stylish, dark interiors and theatrical drinks. But did you know that they offer fun, quirky activities too? Head down to the King Street venue for an exciting cocktail masterclass, where an expert mixologist will guide you through the process of making the bespoke concoctions here, with plenty of opportunities to try your creations too. There are three different packages on offer depending on your taste in drinks, with a non-alcoholic option as well - starting from £25 per person.

Go Quest Adventures

Go Quest Adventures is the perfect way to explore more of the city, as their interactive walking tours will have take you through all the highlights of the area. On this treasure hunt, their handy app will guide you through all kinds of fun challenges, and you're bound to learn something new as well. Tickets cost just £28.95, which includes up to five players on your team - perfect for work events or family days out.

BrewDog Nottingham

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One of the oldest BrewDogs in the country, their Nottingham venue can be found in a 100 year-old factory building on Broad Street. Known for their extensive collection of craft beer, you can take part in their beer school experiences to learn a little more about your favourite drinks. These sessions cost just £25 per person, promising 90 minutes of fun, where an expert guide will talk you through the history and process of creating their signature brews. You'll get to taste five third pints too, paired with a selection of delicious cheeses.

Box Nottingham

Bringing modern vibes to a Victorian building in the city centre, Box is a quirky sports bar that's jam-packed with fun activities. It's trendy neon signs contrast with the space's traditional features, making for a cool-looking spot for a few drinks. Hire out a private karaoke room to belt out a few tunes, or try your hand at darts and shuffleboard with your pals. And if all that excitement makes you hungry? These guys are slinging out hotdog-topped pizzas, spicy chicken burgers and loaded fries.

Pizza Punks Bottomless Brunch

@ Pizza Punks on Various dates from Saturday 18th May 2024

Anarchy-themed restaurant Pizza Punks are bringing you a bottomless brunch to remember, featuring 90 minutes of free-flowing pints, cocktails or wine. Groove to the 80s and indie tunes playing in the background, while you sip these tasty tipples and devour their sourdough slices - complete with unlimited toppings. whether you're loading up on caramel pork belly, creamy goat's cheese, barbecue pulled jackfruit or a bit of everything, it'll set you back just £32.50 per person.

Entertainment Golf @ Riverside Golf Centre

After alcohol-free quirky activities in Nottingham? Just a short drive away from the city, Riverside Family Golf Centre is a traditional driving range that has been turned into a tech-savvy activity. With high-res touchscreen monitors, you can play plenty of games such as Bullseye and Shrinking Target. Or you can hit a virtual golf course if that's more your speed, with prices starting from just £6.75 for 30 minutes.

Meet Space VR Nottingham

Tired of the same old nights out? An experience like no other, Meetspace VR is a virtual reality event for up to eight players. You'll get to battle zombies, killer robots and even each other at this weird and wonderful immersive game in the Victoria Centre. From intuitive battles to zero latency experiences, expect the unexpected with this place - with fresh artisan pizza by Barrel & Stone to tuck into afterwards.

Gusto, Nottingham

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Known for serving up delicious Italian delights, Gusto is also a great choice for fun things to do. For a quirky date or a cool group experience, book a seat at the chef's table for a divine four-course meal and the opportunity to have a go at pizza-making, as well as creating cannolis for dessert, costing just £39 per person. On top of all that? These guys also host a fantastic bottomless brunch, where you can enjoy their signature dough petals followed by a main course of your choice, as well as 90 minutes of unlimited cocktails.