Group Activities for Adults – Over 50 Great Ideas to Plan a Fun Get-Together

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These group activities for adults can give you ideas for so many events. Use them for birthdays, work dos, icebreakers, going away parties, community gatherings, and much more.

I’ve also put thought into the size of the group. Larger groups definitely require more planning, and not all activities will be suitable. This list should help you plan a day out that’s fun and enjoyable for everyone. So much so, you might even make it a regular thing!

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There’s a lot covered on this list. So I’ve put all the ideas onto one printable, that you can get by scrolling to the bottom of this article. Have it on hand for ideas when with your group, and try a few of them.

Let’s get started, and see if any of these activities are suitable for your group.

Super Fun Ideas

Let’s start with activities that are a bit more fun and adventurous! If you’re a little tired of the same old meetups, maybe some of these will provide a really fun day out or evening.

  • Paint and Sip Evening
  • Mixology Class
  • Go-Karting
  • Zorbing
  • Karaoke Night
  • Themed Fancy Dress Party
  • Magic Show
  • Potluck Dinner
  • Trivia Night
  • Arcade Trip

Indoor Activities

It could be the weather, or it could be that it’s easier to organize something at a specific location, hall, or function room. If that’s the case, take a look at some of these ideas.

  • Escape Room
  • Axe Throwing
  • Adult Soft Play
  • Cooking Class
  • Laser Tag
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Community Craft Evening
  • Dance Class
  • Sing with a Choir
  • Aquarium Visit

Fancy a cooking class? Here are some online cooking classes you could try.

Activities You Can Do Outdoors

Once the weather is warmer, getting out and enjoying the great outdoors together is one of the best things you can do. Some of these are organized activities you could book, and others you could organize as a group.

  • Open Water Swimming
  • Organized Water Sports
  • Scavenger Hunt Hike
  • High Ropes
  • Outdoor/Beach Yoga
  • Bike Ride
  • Garden Party
  • Outdoor Concert or Festival
  • Picnic at a Park with Games
  • Paintballing

Ideas for Small Groups

Group size is one of the most important factors when organizing a group activity. It’s hard to put a specific number on ‘small group’, but these ideas are much easier to do with, say, 3-20 people, rather than a large group of 20-50, or even more.

  • Spa Day
  • Pottery Class
  • Group Yoga
  • Board Games Night
  • Murder Mystery Dinner
  • Wine Tasting and Vineyard Visit
  • Private Movie Screening
  • Baseball Match
  • Herbal Workshop
  • Musical or Theater Performance

Feeling a board game evening? Here’s some ideas:

Ideas for Large Groups

Yes, the more the merrier – but also, that means way more planning! If you’re organizing for a large group, you’ll need an activity or location that can host tens, even hundreds, of people. Try some of these.

  • Coach Hire Road Trip
  • Camping Trip
  • Team Sports Day
  • Beach Day
  • Amusement Park or Fair Outing
  • Community Volunteering Project
  • Museum or Art Gallery Visit
  • Charity Walk or Run
  • Fundraising Drive e.g. Car Wash
  • Team Building Day

If you want to organize a sports or team building day, here’s some classic ideas to put into the schedule:

  • Egg and Spoon Race – challenge participants to see who can make it across the finish line first whilst balancing an egg on a spoon.
  • Sack Races – purchase large fabric sacks and challenge participants to see who can make it across the finish line first.
  • Three-Legged Race – Split participants into pairs and tie both of their legs together. Then, challenge them to a free-legged race to see who can make it across the finish line first.

Remote or Virtual

Your group activities don’t have to be physically together. You can get everyone together over Zoom or a video call, and have an afternoon or evening with these virtual activities.

  • Screen Share Pictionary
  • Dance Party
  • Trivia Night
  • Talent Show
  • Book Club
  • Online Cooking Class
  • Online Fitness Class
  • Online Game e.g. Among Us

Are you tired of traditional pub quizzes? Try these themes for size if you want a trivia night:

There’s plenty of activities on this list for all types of groups. Why not get my printable below and try as many as you can. Your group will let you know which are their favorites!

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Whatever you’re planning, these group activities for adults are a surefire way to bring plenty of fun, energy, and challenge to your event or gathering. Get inspired, plan an activity everyone will enjoy, and remember – you’re never too old to have some childlike fun!

Here’s some more party ideas and activities for adults that might interest you:

Don’t forget to keep these group activities in a safe place, ready for future event planning, by saving this article to one of your Pinterest boards.

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