Why Family Fun Days are the Ideal Corporate Event for 2020
2020 is the year corporate events start to take a turn to the more unusual and interactive. As we see a move into making events more personal for employees and attendees, Family Fun Days, Festivals and Multi Activity Days will start to take the limelight. So what is a corporate Family Fun Day and why are they rising in popularity? We take a look at one of this year’s key events.
What is a corporate family fun day?
A corporate Family Fun Day is the perfect way to reward employees for all their hard work, with a fun and relaxing day to spend with their colleagues and families. Imagine a village summer fayre with all your employees and your choice of activities. It’s the ideal way to bring everyone together and get everyone interacting. With a wide range of activities on offer such as inflatable games, funfair stalls, rides and live entertainment, there’s something for everyone, ensuring a day to remember. You can even add in some team building games, such as a retro sports day, and catering stalls for extra attractions.
Why are Family Fun Days such a good option?
There are a plethora of reasons that Family Fun Days make a great corporate event. They’re a fantastic incentive or reward day that really gives employees a chance to let their hair down and de-stress. Family Fun Days have the feel of a day out or summer activity as opposed to more corporate events and this means your attendees are more likely to participate and enjoy the day.
Increases employee loyalty (and attendance!)
Giving employees a chance to bring their family and friends to a corporate event also allows them to share different aspects of their lives with both their colleagues and families. It’s a great way to bring together that work-life balance and get everyone talking and socialising. Family is such an important aspect of people’s lives and running an event which incorporates family really shows your employees how much you value them and their lives outside of the office, strengthening the bonds between you and increasing employee loyalty.
It’s also a great way of making sure all your employees can get involved. For working parents, guardians or grandparents, a Family Fun Day gives them the chance to attend corporate events without the worry of childcare or being away from their family. You could always add in a creche area or specific kids area, particularly for younger children, to give adults a chance to enjoy themselves whilst knowing their children are safe.
Family Fun Days are a great option for summer events. Make the most of the beautiful weather and fresh air whilst having fun and trying new activities. There’s a whole range of ideal outdoor spaces across the UK and with our free venue finding service, we can help you pick the space that’s right for you. Being outdoors has so many health benefits, especially for mental health, as the sunlight and change of scenery can help everyone relax and take their mind off their worries for a day. This, in turn, has a great impact on your business, as employees feel valued and re-energised, ready to get stuck back into work.
Enables businesses to meet their corporate social responsibility
You could work your Corporate Social Responsibilities into your Family Fun Day, by raising funds for a charity of your choice. Ask a small donation towards games and stalls, hold a bake sale or have some employees get sponsored to do a fun challenge, live on stage! Instead of winning prizes or medals on particular activities, you could have money towards the charity up for grabs, to work in a competitive element. Why not split your attendees into teams and see who can raise the most money? Some charities may even want to set up a stall at your fun day to help raise awareness and answer any questions. It’s a great way to have fun whilst doing something good!
Inclusive and supportive activities
For an inclusive option, Family Fun Days are perfect. As you can pick and choose from different stalls, games, rides and activities, there will be something there for everyone, regardless of age or ability. There’s also a wide range of catering styles available, so you can make sure there’s something for those with certain dietary requirements. The relaxed, free-play style of the events means everyone can get involved with the activities they choose and at their own pace, so no one is getting left behind or pushed into something they feel uncomfortable doing. Kids’ zones with ball pits and inflatables are great for keeping children entertained, funfair stalls are ideal for those who are more competitive and live entertainment areas work well for those who want to sit back and enjoy a show!
If a Family Fun Day sounds like the right event for you, give our friendly sales team a call on 01827 215 200 or email [email protected] and we can discuss your ideas and requirements. We can help advise you on the best stalls and activities for your guests and how to cater for everyone’s needs. If you’re stuck on location, we can even help find you the perfect venue. Let us help organise the best family fun day and make sure your event goes down in company history!