You would like to do something fun and decide to make a day out of it. There are lots of fun things to do, from visiting cities, eating out and visiting the zoo. Of course you want to make it an unforgettable day, so how do you find the right activities, events and sights for a great day out.
In this blog we will go over a number of tips in chronological order that will help you organize a successful day out. We zoom in on determining who you are going to do what with, what you are going to do and where you are going to do it all.
First decide whether you are going to do something independently or whether you are going to do something with several people. If you feel like doing something with several people and you don't know with whom yet, you can feel free to post a message in the group of apps, on social media or just call someone to ask if they feel like doing something .
Now that you know who is going, you can start mapping out the themes in which you would like to do something or not at all. Collect feedback from the people who are coming along and ask if they would like to do something outside or inside, something sporty, culinary or competitive, for example.
Make some suggestions for dates for the day out. Use a date picker for this, many of which can be found online. Try to find a date when most people who want to can come along. If too large a group of people cannot participate in the suggested dates, start a new round with different dates and try to plan a little further in the future.
It will undoubtedly happen that a few people will unfortunately not be able to participate. This is very unfortunate but not a show stopper. Communicate openly with the group and decide together whether you want to continue or rather schedule another time.
It is important to properly identify the circumstances surrounding your day out. You now know who you are going to do what with, when you are going to do it and what you feel like doing. Before you can really determine what you are going to do, it is useful to map out what wishes, limitations and restrictions are, or “circumstances”.
In the previous steps we have tried to paint as complete a picture as possible of all the factors that we can take into account to organize an unforgettable day out.
We will now use all the collected information to find one or more suitable activities, events and places of interest so that we can submit them as a suggestion. We combine the suggestions we collect with the suggestions made by the participants themselves.
The goal is to map out one or more activities that are suitable so that they can be shared with the participants of the outing. The participants can then express their preference about which activity or activities will make your day out unforgettable.
It is now clear what you are all going to do and where this is all going to take place. Make sure everyone is up to date on the situation and ask everyone to update their calendar.
It is not only more fun and pleasant to travel together, but it is also many times better for the environment. In addition, it is often more effective for busier places to arrive with fewer vehicles because, for example, parking spaces can fill up quickly.
It can of course happen that a day away is far from home and that it is actually a shame to make a very long journey and then return after a few hours. Consider whether it might be an option to book an overnight stay so that you get more out of your travel time investment.
If you are going away for the day and your loyal pets are not coming along, you may need to arrange childcare or make sure they are fed and walked.
Before you leave, it is useful to make a checklist and to prepare things so that this does not have to be done last minute.
Every day out is different and requires its own personalized checklist. Some tips to keep in mind are:
Communicate your checklist before departure with the participants of your day out so that they can make additions and of course also use your checklist!
Finally, a little extra tip. To come home comfortably, we recommend that you clean everything in the house before departure, empty the trash cans and change the beds. This way you come back to a fresh house after a wonderful day out and you don't have to get to work anymore.