As we get older it can get harder and harder to spend time with friends, and when we do get the opportunity to do so that time often revolves around drinking. But does it always have to? Drinking isn’t for everyone to start with, and additionally it isn’t good for our health to do it too much. Sometimes, it would be nice to actually enjoy an activity together that doesn’t involve staying up late and drinking. Luckily, we’ve put in some of the work for you and come up with a few ideas for what you could get up to with your friends.
Doing something active together is always a great way to bond and have a few good laughs, and a low key but fun activity like skating can be a good option. Whether you want to head to your local ice skating rink or don your roller skates and zoom around the neighbourhood together, any kind of skating is an exhilarating and healthy way to spend time with those people that you care about the most. Plus, it will be great for your physical health!
A great idea for a wholesome evening with friends can be a cheap and funny way to spend some time together. Come up with a theme for the paintings, for example nature, so that everyone has an opportunity to get inspired and create a fun piece of artwork by the end of the evening – and then you can either keep them, swap them, or even share them on social media!
Even though we are all inundated with endless options for streaming services nowadays, there’s still a lot of fun to be had from the old fashioned charm of an actual trip to the movies, even if there’s nothing especially exciting to go and see. Getting your popcorn and finding your seat is always exciting, and don’t forget you can make a whole evening out of it by going for drinks or a meal afterwards.
When you’re a kid or a teen, spending your spare time doing educational stuff like visiting museums doesn’t sound like such a fun idea. But as adults, cultural attractions are genuinely enjoyable and offer a great opportunity to learn something new at the same time as enjoying a day out – plus, there’s often a cafe in these places, so what’s not to love? Have a look around your local area, and see what’s on offer – there are usually a few options with free admissions as well.
Even if you live in a relatively small town, there is almost always a new cafe or restaurant you can try. Why not suggest to your friends that you try a new place at least once a week? This is a fun reason to get together, enjoy a nice drink, and get to explore your local neighbourhood a little more than you might usually do. Additionally, you give yourself the chance to track down the best hot chocolate in town!
If you look hard enough and get a bit inventive, the world is full of wholesome activities you can enjoy with friends – hopefully at least one of these suggestions is something that would suit you and your group of friends.