Monday, 20 January, 2020 - 18:26

5 Amazing Outdoor Activities To Try With Friends

Some of us are lucky enough to live in an area with a warm climate and are able to enjoy outdoor activities all year long. Although winter is here and we may have to stay inside for the cold months, there are many activities to look forward to.

Spending quality time with friends is arguably the greatest way to spend our time. Engaging in fun outdoor activities with your close buddies is, in and of itself, an amazing way to catch up and reminisce about your past memories together. Also, there is nothing quite like creating new memories with your mates without spending a lot of money. That is why you need to hang out more with your buddies, preferably outside your normal routine of going to pubs and eateries in the evening. You need to find some amazing outdoor activities to engage in and change up your routine. The good thing is that there are plenty of fun places to visit in every corner of this globe, as well as fun things to do regardless of the size of your budget.

This post explores five amazing outdoor activities that you can do with friends. Some of the activities are right on your doorstep and will suit everyone, some will require you to travel far from home, and others will require you to convince your reluctant friends to join in. Whichever the case, here are some excellent ideas for you.

1. Scuba Diving

If you already know how to scuba dive, then you definitely have a clue of the fun that this extreme sport generates. If you are yet to learn the skill, then there is no better way to learn than doing it as a group. It is obviously a fun activity because you’ll learn it as a team, and you will always have a common skill up your sleeve for future holidays. What’s more, you will be diving in up to 18 meters of depth after attaining the first level of scuba diving proficiency, a skill you’ll achieve in less than a week. If there aren’t excellent resorts in your locality that have nice diving centres, you can always fly to North Africa, Indonesia, and Europe where you’ll find many reputable ones.

2. Playing paintball

Paintball is fun; that goes without saying. Of the many amazing outdoor activities out there, paintballing will always stand out. The game is fun to play with friends and very rewarding. The game allows you to set goals and accomplish each one of them with the people closest to your heart. As a matter of fact, you will have a great time imagining what could happen in the game even before you start it. After you are done, you will all have a lot to rehash about the game.

3.  Ziplining

This is one of the best experiences you will ever have in your lifetime. The next time you crave a fun activity outdoors, just visit an aerial adventure park in the company of your friends and sign up for a ziplining challenge. This exercise can be scary, especially if you are scared of heights, but the tension will significantly reduce if you are with friends. Don’t allow your fear to hold you back, take it as more of a learning and growth opportunity rather than as a terrifying exercise. This thrill-seeking adventure will make your group bond grow stronger, help you reduce stress as an individual, and aid everyone in the group in boosting their self-esteem.

4. Skiing or Snowboarding

These two are great group winter sports. The fun you will have when hitting the slopes together is immeasurable, and because you will be comfortable staying as a group in a chalet, even those who aren’t enthusiastic about skiing or snowboarding won’t get bored easily. The epitome of this experience is partying and feasting in groups in the evenings. 

5. Biking


Mountain biking as a group is the perfect way to go off the beaten track and explore your neighbourhood more thoroughly as, of course, there are many hidden treasures in your area that you will never discover if you are always driving around the city. If you aren’t experienced in biking, you can always start by riding along established lowland paths and then gradually transition to wilder cross country tracks. However, it will take you a few days to start riding on speedy downhill tracks.

So, have you been wondering if there are any fun things around you to do with friends? Now you have a few ideas to start with. So you should refuse to sit around and get bored doing the same routine every day! Get out there and make your friendships grow stronger.

Written by Desa Rome

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