10 fun places to go for this year’s Christmas party

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It’s that time of year again! Eating, drinking and being merry is very much on the agenda, and what better way to kick off the festive fun than with a Christmas do? Whether you’re celebrating a successful year with work pals, getting the girls together for Christmas cocktails and catch-ups or planning a festive family extravaganza, we’ve rounded up a list of fun things to do. From eating and drinking to honing your bowling skills, there really is something for everyone…

And why not pick up an intu Gift Card while you’re at it, and start checking off that Christmas list early.


If you fancy doing something a little different this Christmas, get the whole gang together and take part in some good old fashioned intu fun!

Hollywood Bowl

Whether you want to have a ‘friendly’ team tournament or just play for fun, book a lane and show off your bowling skills whilst sipping on cocktails and snacking on popcorn chicken and nachos. Could your evening get any more perfect? 

Rock Up

Looking to go a little left-field with your festivities this Christmas? Rather than going for a standard Christmas meal, why not get your heart rate up and blood pumping at Rock Up indoor climbing centre? Make a booking with friends or family (it’s suitable for all ages) and look forward to having mountains of fun.


Crazy golf is never not fun; simply grab a group of friends and make your way around the course with a festive bev in hand. With a fully fledged bar and delicious food menu offering cheesy pizza, juicy burgers and more, we can’t think of a way we’d rather spend a December evening.

Flip Out

One for the more adventurous types, this humongous trampoline park will give you an adrenaline rush like never before, not to mention the endorphin release of your life! Trampolining is a great form of exercise, meaning you’ll be ready for all the mince pies afterwards!

Dinner party

Eat, drink, pull crackers and be merry! For the best festive menus, look no further than intu…

Pizza Express

Pizza Express have a new Christmas menu that is bound to get you in the festive spirit – pronto. With tasty Pigs in Blankets and Rosemary & Chutney Bread on the menu alongside delicious pizza (duh), all-new foodie desserts such as Snowball Dough Balls and Mince Pie Dolcetti, you’ll be spoilt for festive choice.  Not to mention it’s seriously good value, offering you three courses and a glass of fizz for just £22.95!

TGI Fridays

Synonymous for having a supersized menu (and portions to match) grab a table and have yourself a seriously indulgent festive feast. Your choice of appetisers range from classic mozzarella dippers and sesame chicken strips to loaded potato skins and firecracker popcorn shrimp, perfect for ordering one of everything and sharing if you’re in a large party! For mains, choose from tasty treats including New York strip steak, sizzling chicken, classic ribs, cajun cream pasta and more. Plus, cocktails/mocktails are a Christmas must-have; Choose from gin spritz, purple rain, cosmos, woo woos and a blueberry mocktail. Cheers!


Head down to Zizzi for an authentic Italian festive feast – we guarantee you won’t regret it! Whether you fancy pizza, pasta, antipasti or a vegan ‘beetball’ polpette, you’ll be leaving with a full heart and a very full tummy. 

None of these tickle your fancy? We’ve rounded up more delicious festive menus here!

Holiday drinks

From festive fizz and cocktails to mulled wine, cold beers and mocktails, whatever your tipple of choice, intu’s many bars have you covered this Christmas party season. 

All Bar One

All Bar One are all about celebrating in style, which is why along with their huge range of cocktails, wines, fizz and beer, their Christmas Buffet is just perfect for keeping the party going. With dishes like Pulled BBQ Turkey Sliders, Chorizo & Halloumi Skewers and Mini Biscoff Cheesecake Bites, there’s plenty of indulgent festive bites and sweet treats for you and your party to enjoy! The best part? Prices start from only £16.50 pp. Available 5 November to 30 December.

Frankie & Benny’s

With their extensive range of cocktails, flavoured gins, wine, beer and of course bubbles, all you need is a group of friends and a table! Cheers to that! 


Happy Hour at Giraffe is every day from 5pm, excluding bank holidays – perfect for a festive celebration, then! You can enjoy 2 for 1 on all their tasty cocktails and mocktails, so even if you’re giving booze a rest you can join in the fun. If cocktails aren’t your thing then grab a refreshing Corona for £3, bottle of house wine for £10 or a glass for just £3.

Want more inspiration? We’ve rounded up more festive happy hours here!