EARLIER this week, (14th September) it was announced that social gatherings of more than six people are against the law.

While you can still attend venues and activities, you have to limit the amount of people you go with.

The ‘rule of six’ law applies to both indoor and outdoor settings - and if you break this law you could face fines of up to £3,200.

There are some exceptions to the rule; for instance, you can’t play a spontaneous game of five-a-side football with your mates but 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 law, we don’t have to be stuck in the house all day.

There are plenty of things you can do in West Yorkshire 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.

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time to play a scary themed escape room.

Project Breakout in Brighouse currently has four room themes available: Operation Clearsafe, The Antidote, Project Z and The Dollmaker.

Prices start from £15 per person but vary depending on how many players there are.

Best of all, a maximum of six players can play which adheres to the government guidelines.

Book your escape room online.

Get a perfect strike


Bowling alleys have only recently opened in August- and many have missed the retro activity.

If you haven’t been already, bowling is a great activity to do in groups of six or less.

At Hollywood Bowl in Carlisle, prices are £4.95 a game for under 16s and £5.95 for adults; a family of four can play for £19.95.

Book your bowling experience online.

Try rock climbing


According to the government, "organised” indoor and outdoor sports 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?

Rock climbing is a unique activity you should definitely try if you haven’t before.

City Bloc in Leeds has an indoor climbing wall and it’s a great venue to have a socially distanced climb.

It’s the ideal venue for both beginners and expert climbers alike.

Prices range from £7.50-£9.50 depending on your age and membership status.

Find out more on the City Bloc website.

Go to a quirky 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?


Al’s Juke Bar in Bradford is one quirky venue you should add to the list.

They describe themselves as a New York City style “dive bar” and they specialise in cocktails and craft beers.

Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting

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Shooting is one sport that is exempt from the ‘rule of six’ restrictions as it is said to benefit the economy and is able to operate under social distancing rules.

If you want to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting in your area, then head to The Big Shoot in Otley.

You can take part whether you are a novice or an experienced shooter as you will be guided by an instructor.

Prices start £31.99 per person, but prices increase depending on how many shots you want- you can book your event online.