We have all been there – you want to hang out with a group of friends but you are unsure of what activity to do beyond just a typical lunch or dinner get-together. We at F.C. Tucker want to help you get beyond this mundane routine and into vibrant memory-making experiences. To help you in your quest, we have included a few group activity ideas below.
- Try an Escape Room – If you have not tried an escape room already, you need to. This fun immersive experience will require a lot of teamwork and strategy. There are several different companies offering “escape room” experiences in Indy including: The Escape Room Indianapolis and Escape the Room Indy.
- Attend a free concert in a park – With spring finally starting to show in Indiana, it is time to start thinking about those free summer concerts. What could be better than packing a picnic basket, spending time with friends, and listening to free music? Nothing!
- Play a board game – Everybody has a board game that they played over-and-over again growing up. Bring those board games back by hosting a board game night. Have friends bring their favorite board games, put out some snacks, and you will have a board game tournament on your hands.
- See a play or musical – With the arts in Indianapolis booming, there is no reason not to check out a local play or musical. A listing of local productions can be found on the Indy Arts Guide website’s theatre page. Your group could even support local students by attending a high school or middle school production!
- Do Random Acts of Kindness – If you have never heard of random acts of kindness, you should. Simple, small acts of kindness can really make someone’s day. Your group could be involved in this movement by having a random acts of kindness night. Some ideas can be found on www.randomactsofkindness.org.
- Go to a festival – Festivals are a great way to engage in the community with events ranging from the First Friday Food Truck Festivals to the Earth Day Indiana Festival. Check out even more on Downton Indy’s festival page here: http://www.downtownindy.org/events-keyword/festival/.
- Go to a comedy club – There is nothing like laughing together and creating memories. What better way to laugh together than to visit a comedy club? Indianapolis boasts many fantastic comedy clubs including: ComedySportz, Morty’s Comedy Joint, Crackers, and INDYPROV.
- Laser tag – Yep, you read that right. Laser tag is a fantastic way to let out your inner child and just have fun. Competing against your friends is something that you all will reminisce about for years to come. Some Laser Tag businesses even offer “adult only” nights.
- Visit the Indianapolis Zoo – There is no better time to visit the Zoo as it is getting warmer and exciting things are happening. Throughout the summer, the Zoo puts on “Animals and All That Jazz,” a free summer concert series starting in July (included with admission).
- Go to a restaurant’s happy hour – Want to go to a fancy restaurant but not pay the fancy prices? Go to a restaurant’s happy hour and snack on the appetizers! Many restaurants feature happy hour including: Bakersfield, Spoke & Steele, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and McCormick & Schmick’s.
- Have a bonfire – Again, summer is on the horizon and that means it is time to break out the bonfires and start making s’mores. What could be a better excuse to get together with friends than s’mores? The best conversations always seem to take place around a fire!
- Volunteer as a group – With so many organizations needing volunteers during this time of year, your group should think about volunteering. Your group can choose a volunteer experience by visiting IndyHub’s volunteer page here: https://www.indyhub.org/volunteer/#.
- Paint pottery – No, painting pottery is not just for 10-year-olds’ birthday parties. It can also be a fantastic way to build memories as a group while letting your creative side out. Just be prepared that there is typically a studio fee to use supplies along with the cost of the ceramic piece.
- Visit a museum– With so many fantastic museums within our city, there is no reason not to make one a part of your group’s get-together. To save money, be sure to look out for each museum’s free days. Just a few to visit are the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Indiana State Museum and the Eiteljorg.
- Go bike riding – What could be a more group-bonding experience than a bike ride? While you could do a difficult trail path, there are also plenty of leisurely city paths including the Monon Trail and the Cultural Trail. Of course, there are plenty of restaurants along the way when you get hungry!
Get your phone out, contact your friends, and undertake one of these adventures! Let us know what you end up doing!