Were your weekend plans disrupted by the new ‘rule of six’?

The government has announced stricter lockdown measures which prevents groups of more than six people from meeting.

This law applies to meeting in your home as well as public spaces- and if you break this law you could receive a £100 fine.

However, there are some exemptions to the rule and while you can’t play a spontaneous game of five-a-side football with your mates, you can take part in “organised” indoor and outdoor sports.

While we still need to be mindful of social distancing and make sure we stick to the new rule of six, it doesn’t mean we have to be stuck indoors all day.

There are plenty of things you can do in Worcestershire with six people or less- here are just five activities to spark your imagination:

Escape from a room


If you want to challenge your brain and try something a little different, then you should definitely book an escape room.

This activity sees you exploring the space and solving puzzles in order to escape from the themed room you have been placed in.

Top Escape Rooms is one venue in Worcester that you should definitely visit with your mates.

They have a choice of three room themes available, including The Dentist, Rockstar and the popular Sea Quest.

Best of all, a maximum of six people can book and play the escape rooms.

A spokesperson for the company said: "To make players feel safe we will only have one team on allocated to a reception at a time."

Staff will be wearing PPE, sanitisation stations are avaliable and they will be taking details for the government track and trace. 

Prices range from £15-£20 per person depending on how many book.

You can book your event online.

Survive a zombie apocalypse

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With Halloween just around the corner, Zombie Bootcamp in Droitwich is the perfect activity to do with five of your mates.

This adrenaline-fuelled event will let you experience a zombie apocalypse and you will be given military training from qualified instructors that will keep you alive when a horde of zombies attack.

Even if you have already been, Zombie Bootcamp are always updating their themes and events- they have an Alien experience and even something for fans of Star Wars, Doctor Who and Predator.

Events start from £79 per person and vary depending on the type of activity you want to book.

Try a different kind of exercise

The new law doesn’t mean you have to exercise alone.

According to the government, "organised” indoor and outdoor sports, physical activity and exercise classes are exempt from the rule.

However, you must not gather in groups of more than six before and after the activity or use these events as an excuse to meet up in larger groups.

Instead of going to the gym for another HIIT class, why don’t you try an exercise that is out of your comfort zone?


If you haven’t tried rock climbing, maybe now is the best time to do so.

Vertical Limit Indoor Rock Climbing is a top-rated place in Worcestershire to visit.

For £5.50, you have full access to the boulder wall and top rope if you have a belay certificate.

If you want to become a member, prices start from £22 per month.

Go to the pub

Pub-goers can rejoice as pubs can remain open under the new law- but you will have to choose just five of your mates to meet up with.

Instead of popping to your regular boozer, why don’t you try somewhere a little different this weekend?

Heroes in Worcester is described as an “eclectic” alternative bar with a relaxed atmosphere.


They have a varied cocktail menu and are open at weekends and on Monday and Tuesday.

While they don’t serve food, they will let you order takeaway food and eat it in the bar.

They also have a beautiful beer garden that is fully covered and decorated in fairy lights.

Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting.


Shooting is another activity that can be done in groups of more than six- so grab five of your friends and practice your aim.

Park Farm Shooting Ground in Droitwich opened earlier this month and it’s a unique activity to try with your mates.

Philip Sanders, owner of the farm, said: "Shooting is a fantastic sport that can be enjoyed by all.

"We have a team of qualified shooting instructors who coach from total beginner to England team members.

"We are able to host groups of up to six people and operate under strict Government guidelines."

Prices vary depending on the number of shots required or the time spent with the instructor.

Visit the Park Farm Shooting Ground website to find out more.