Quirky Activities In The UK

Let's be real, there is way more to the UK than just gorgeous dining destinations and swish bars. It also happens to boast some of the most unique events, whether it be classics such as bowling and roller skating to unique painting classes and immersive cocktail haunts. If you're on the hunt for something different, we're breaking down the best-of-the-best when it comes to quirky activities in the UK.

Last updated on 27th January 2023




For a truly interactive experience, Immersive Gamebox is a fabulous shout for big groups. Each room uses high-tech projection mapping, touch screens and surround sound for a totally immersive game. Check out the likes of a real-life Squid Game and a quirky Alien Aptitude Test.

One of the quirkiest activities in the UK, The Big Bakes is the perfect spot to put your culinary prowess to the test. Equipped with ingredients, recipes and all the utensils you'll need, you have 90 minutes on the clock to make a delicious sweet treat in pairs - and possibly be crowned champ.

UK-Wide: Alcotraz

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Taking inspiration from Hollywood prison stories, Alcotraz is one of the most popular UK attractions for adults. Why you may ask? Well, you'll get to don orange jumpsuits while smuggling in booze and interacting with the sketchy guards. Nothing better than a little mischief, right?

London: Ale Hunters

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Big brew lover? If you fancy an evening of beer and a boozy good time, then Ale Hunters is your answer. Enjoy tutored tastings, pub history lessons, and tours all around London so you can learn a thing or two from your expert sommelier.

UK-Wide: Bada Bingo

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With events in cities such as Newcastle, Leicester and Bristol, Bada Bingo is the perfect place to head to if you're looking for a boozy version of the game. Play a few rounds while taking in the nightclub vibes, your killer drag queen host, and non-stop hits from all your favourite female artists.

One of the most unusual things to do in Southeast England, Ballie Ballerson promises a memorable experience with two huge ball pits and cracking cocktails. Plus, the venue has several beautiful backdrops so you'll be sorted for Instagram photos galore.

Put your pop-culture trivia to the test at Sounds Familiar Music Quiz. With various locations throughout the UK, this event will bring out your competitive side as you'll be guessing on all your favourite guilty pleasures, party anthems and much more.

Putt your skills to the test at Golf Kingdom Rossendale, a cool adventure golf venue. Here, you can try out the quirky Squirrel's Lair course, an 18-hole, woodland-inspired green featuring interactive rafts, awe-inspiring countryside views and life-like animal sculptures.

UK-Wide: Flight Club

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Known for its bottomless brunches and the spot for social darts in the UK, Flight Club is bringing you wood-fired pizzas served on paddles, as well as glasses of prosecco. Enjoy a few raucous rounds of throwing at the oche and don't forget to practice your aim for this feel-good activity.

London: Dabbers Bingo

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Bingo is known for being a snooze-fest, but with Dabbers, you'll have a grand time. The venue brings a raucous version, complete with music, comedians, fabulous prizes and quirky themes. Our personal favourite has to be its dog-friendly social. It's paw-fect.

If you're searching for quirky activities in Ipswich, then Three Wise Monkeys has got you covered. Touting a plethora of fabulous shenanigans for food and drink lovers, from beer clubs to doughnut taster evenings, this hotspot is bound to impress.