Ideas for Socials

Many of our members arrange activities or outings for people who attend the group. You may also like to arrange something to challenge yourself, get used to making social arrangements, and be more socially active. To help with this we have provided a list of as many social ideas as we can think of. So if you want to arrange something but are stuck to know what to do then there is likely to be something in these lists.

See Something

  • Cinema
  • Theater
  • Band/live music
  • Attend a concert
  • Attend a festival
  • Historic place of interest
  • Museum or art gallery
  • National trust
  • Standup comedy night
  • Stargazing

Get Active/Sports

  • Short/long Walks (parks, city walks, rivers, lakes/ponds, hills, woods, national trust)
  • Ice Skating
  • Roller bladingM
  • Laser quest
  • Paint balling
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Cycle ride (leisurely, long distance, mountain biking)
  • Badminton or tennis
  • Climbing or Bouldering
  • Casual football or Frisbee in the park
  • Go to the gym
  • Canoeing, windsurfing, surfing
  • Going for a run
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Attend a martial arts class together

Just for Fun

  • Fair or theme Park
  • Trip to the beach
  • Shopping trip
  • Animal park or the zoo
  • Adventure play park
  • Bowling
  • Pool, darts, snooker
  • Fishing
  • Mini-golf
  • Go-carting
  • Kite flying
  • The beach / Rock pooling

Food

  • Casual Meal Out (pub, Indian, Greek, Mexican, Italian, Tapas, Eat all you like)
  • Fine Dining Meal Out (restaurant)
  • Picnic
  • Eat all you like
  • Disposable BBQ in the park
  • Get a takeaway together
  • Cook a meal together

At Home

  • Traditional games night (i.e. board games, poker, charades)
  • Fancy dress party/themed party (20's, 60's, 70's 80's etc., pirate, mask, aliens, sci-fi, Italian, Greek, Australian etc., movies, beach, jungle etc., Hawaiian, Roman, army, rock stars)
  • Gaming night (i.e. xbox, wii etc.)
  • Barbeque party
  • Scavenger/clue hunt game
  • DVD night
  • House party or just a small gathering
  • Dinner party

Out and About

  • Women's/girl's night out
  • Men's/boy's night out
  • Chat and drink in a pub/cafe
  • Going around a few bars at night
  • Boat/ferry ride
  • Clubbing (indie/rock, electronic, underground, pop)
  • Karaoke
  • Join a social club together

Trips Away

  • Attend a one day course/seminar together
  • City trips (e.g. London, Oxford, Bath)
  • Weekend break abroad
  • Camping trip
  • B&B or cheap hotel stay
  • Short trips abroad / Weekend breaks

Something Else?

  • Attend a cookery, art, meditation, confidence, assertiveness, self-defence, martial arts, fitness class together
  • Dance classes (salsa, hip-hop, street dance, other)
  • Volunteering together
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New Support Group Opening

Saturday 7th May 2016
Since SA West closed members of the group have been working to form a committee and start a new group which is now in a position to accept new members. A first new members session will run on Thursday 9th June 2016. Please see socialanxietybristol.org.uk for up-to-date information on this group before attending a session. Thank you to everyone who has worked hard to keep support for people with social anxiety in Bristol.

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