Cool And Quirky Events In The UK

The UK really is a funny old place, isn't it? So, naturally, we're a nation chock-full of wacky events, from wild bingo nights led by sassy drag queens to cheese crawls for all your dairy fanatics out there. To make sure you don't miss out, we've rounded up the best quirky activities in the UK, spanning Bristol, Manchester, Leicester and beyond.

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Last updated on 4th June 2024

UK-Wide: Wing Fest

Heading to places such as London, Bristol, Sheffield and Derby, Wing Fest is the foodie festival that you don't want to miss. Not only will you get to try delicious wings and flats, but you'll also get to drink beer, try your hand at axe throwing and so much more.

London: Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

For quirky activities in London, Sounds Familiar is the music quiz that you need on your radar. Get your team together and prepare for banging hits from across the decades. You'll be on your feet (and maybe even the tables too) dancing to all your favourite tunes.

London: That's Drag Bingo

Planning on visiting London and fancy trying something a little different? Then head on over to one of That's Drag Bingo's events. Taking place at quirky pubs across the capital, they bring the best and boldest queens for top-quality entertainment while you play for epic prizes.

Bedford: Brewpoint

For something a little bit different, how does singing karaoke with Eastenders legend Shaun Williamson AKA Barry sound? Head to Brewpoint in Bedford this September for your chance to do just that and take centre stage with an icon. Is beer more your thing? Then you won't want to miss out on the buzzing venue's very own festival, equipped with house and guest kegs, gourmet food trucks, live music and more.

Liverpool: Punch Tarmey's

Located in the Cains Brewery Village, Punch Tarmey's is actually five venues in one. Knock back a pint at the traditional pub or play old-school games at the retro gaming arcade. And don't even get us started on the events - they've got live music and themed club events galore.

Aylesbury: Music At Waddesdon Manor

Music at Waddesdon Manor is a series of live outdoor events taking place over the summer on the grounds of the 1870s building, with the French Renaissance-style house as the stunning backdrop. Look forward to the likes of The Bootleg Beatle, Queen tribute Radio Gaga, an ABBA affair with Thank You For The Music and last but by no means least, the Take That Experience. 

The Curious Mr Fox

The Curious Mr Fox is a one-of-a-kind independent gastro pub in Durham that serves up classic British grub, cocktails with a twist and the coolest happenings in town. From An Evening of Clairvoyance with Dawn Alderson to Welcome to Wonderland, a family-friendly afternoon tea expereince that'll take you down the rabbit hole and Psychic Nights & Murder Mysteries, this unique boozer has got an exciting lineup of events ready to spice up your week.

UK-Wide: The Brunch Club

Boasting some of the wildest, wackiest day parties going, The Brunch Club is hosting cool and quirky events in Cardiff, Nottingham, Glasgow and many more. Check out the lineup of goings-on, which offers Spice Girls, ABBA, drag and Disney themes, accompanied by delicious grub and bottomless booze.

UK-Wide: Bingo Wonderland

Get ready as Bingo Wonderland is bringing an epic range of events to its Buzz Bingo venues across the UK. Get your dancing shoes on, as there will not only be plenty of games, but the DJ will also be spinning some top-notch tracks to get everyone movin'.

Nottingham: Entertainment Golf

Compete against friends and family at this quirky experience in Nottingham. Head to the Riverside Golf Centre where they've transformed the classic game to bring you a range of interactive virtual offerings that will putt your skills to the test.

Glasgow: ARTÀ

For quirky events in the UK, ARTÀ has a top-notch lineup - perfect for fun weekends and something a little different. From cool wedding exhibitions to hilarious comedy nights and fancy cabaret meals featuring burlesque beauties, there won't be a single dull moment at this Glasgow joint.

UK-Wide: Garage Brunch

Supplying some of the best party events in the UK, Garage Brunch is showcasing boat excursions, garden parties and sumptuous meals. You can expect the likes of bottomless cocktails, chart-topping tunes and clubbing vibes aplenty.

Edinburgh: The Three Sisters

For quirky things to do in Edinburgh, head to The Three Sisters located in the heart of Cowgate. This fabulous venue is offering up a range of events from Galentine's Day parties and pub quizzes to games nights and much more. Plus, you can choose from a wide selection of delish dinner options.

South Downs: Tottington Manor

Located just a short journey from Crawley, Brighton and Worthing, Tottington Manor is an essential hangout for those looking for entertainment in the South Downs. Pop by for everything from live music sets and immersive dining events through to unique markets.

Watford: Herts Pride 2024

@ Cassiobury Park on Sat, 31st Aug 2024 @ 12:00 - 22:00

For an all-round fun experience that celebrates love, equality and diversity, make your way to Herts Pride 2024 - hosted by Cassiobury Park in Watford. This August, the outdoor space will be transforming into a festival of drag, cabaret, live music and more, with tickets costing as little as £12 per person. Expect to see performers like Billie Gold and Miss Jason at this all-day event.

UK-Wide: Bada Bingo

Looking for something a little different for your night out? Bada Bingo is the wicked event that sees you getting your dabbers out in full force, as well as dancing away to cracking tunes and enjoying the wit of one of the UK's leading drag queens.

Birmingham: Birmingham Cocktail Weekend 2024

A festival that involves drinking £5 cocktails for four days straight? It can only be Birmingham Cocktail Weekend. Taking place across July and Winter, this special event will see over 40 of Birmingham's best bars serving discounted cocktails and food deals, as well as hosting exclusive events. You'll then get to choose your favourite drink at the end of the week – and all-access tickets cost just £10. 

London: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

@ President Hotel on Various dates from Thursday 20th June 2024

This hilarious immersive dining experience in London sees you being waited on by the likes of Basil, Sybil and Manual from the hit show Faulty Towers. They'll not only serve you a tasty three-course meal, but also a platter of witty one-liners, a spoonful of improvisation and a few scoops of comedy.

UK-Wide: See Your City

See Your City is definitely a great shout if you're looking for quirkier events in Liverpool, Bristol and beyond. From kooky cheese tours to royal boat tours and a Jack The Ripper-themed stroll, there won't be a dull moment in your diaries.

Rossendale: Golf Kingdom

Fancy something a little different? Then snap up tickets to Golf Kingdom Rossendale, where you can embark on a quirky, 18-hole course inspired by woodland and animals. With gorgeous countryside views and varying difficulties, its perfect for date nights and family days out.