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Once you hit your twenties, it becomes harder to make time to see your friends. Most people can probably relate to that. You and your buddies are all busy working full-time jobs (or perhaps even starting families). It’s easy for social events to become fewer and farther between, as the years go by, but you still need to prioritise spending time with your best pals. Socialising is important for your mental health, above all else. Keeping that bond with your buddies will keep you all healthy and happy. If you need some inspiration for things to do at the weekend (there’ll be no excuses about being busy if you’re off work) then here are ideas for things to do with your friends.

Do an escape room.

They’re taking the world by storm, and it’s easy to see why once you’ve done one for yourself. Escape rooms are incredibly fun, and they’re a great way to bond with your friends (or, at the very least, test the bond with your friends). Usually, it takes the brains of a group to figure out the crazy riddles and puzzles in those rooms. If you all have your part to play then it’ll bring you together as a squad. Plus, escape rooms are a lot of fun. You could start booking them on a regular basis so that you all have an excuse to see each other and do something a little adventurous. There are dozens of brands running rooms in major towns and cities, so you probably won’t struggle to find somewhere near to where you live.

Have a quiet night in.

Everybody loves a relaxing day in the house, so why not share that with your friends? Obviously, you don’t have to give up all of your alone time, but it’s nice to invite your pals over to your house to hang out and catch up, from time to time. You could get every person to bring a game, some food, or anything else that will add to your low-key “party”. Sometimes, the best times spent with your friends are drunk chats around the kitchen table. You don’t always need to go out to have a good time with your buddies.

Of course, you might be having a “quiet” night in with your friends, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to keep the festivities to a minimum. We all know that board games can get a little wild and out of control when the competitive members of your group join in. You should definitely stock up on beverages and food to keep the mood light and fun. You might even want to get some champagne in if you’re celebrating an event such as someone’s birthday (or simply the event of you and your buddies gathering together).

Go to a festival in your town or city.

Towns and cities are always putting on festivals throughout the year. If you’re struggling for things to do with your friends then you should do some research to see when the next big event is on in your local area. There are always plenty of festivals for music, arts, crafts, and even food. It’s a good chance for you and your pals to meet up and do something exciting together.

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