For the summer months – and even the spring and autumn – outdoor events are very popular indeed. It’s no surprise because we all love spending as much time outdoors when the weather is good (or even when it’s less than perfect but with a spot of sun once in a while). During this time, we have our share of outdoor events – festivals, picnics, sports competitions, and the like. These events are inherently appealing to us, and they even bring about a sense of nostalgia and wistful feeling that we can’t get enough of – and don’t forget the health benefits as well! But if you are planning an event outdoors, you’re probably thinking of ideas to make it even more fun and exciting. Whilst some ideas – and activities – may have been tried and tested (and you can’t wait to try them at your event), it can’t hurt to have a list of new ideas and activities to try out. Ready for something different? Here’s your list of the best ideas and activities for your outdoor event.
- The card game
This game goes well if you have a large group and serves as an excellent icebreaker. You can divide a large group into several smaller groups, and this game encourages the group members to share a brief story or introduction about themselves. Make sure to give each person an index card and have them write down one thing the other attendees don’t know, and then write their name on the card. Then, gather all the cards, spread them through the group, and have each attendee read aloud something interesting on their card so they can establish connections.
- The side stall game
If you want to add extra fun and excitement to your event, you can hire a couple of side stalls and have a contest to see who does best. There are a lot of funfair stalls for hire, but if you want extra fun and nostalgia, you can hire a test your strength game, a ring toss, or the ever-popular coconut shy side stall. The one who gets the best out of three is the winner!
- The logo game
Another icebreaker that works great with large crowds (it can have an unlimited number of players) is the logo game. With this, you can supply your attendees with a pen and a name tag and have them write down their name on the tag along with a logo they identify with. It could be an animal, an activity, a person, or more. And as the attendees mingle with each other, they will find out each other’s names and have something to talk about as they look at each other’s logos.
- The treasure chest challenge
If you want to loosen up the crowd and put them in a good mood, you can play the treasure chest challenge. Divide a large group into smaller groups, then let them hunt for Easter eggs. But each group has a specific colour they must find – their treasure basket – and the first group who finds their basket of Easter eggs wins.
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