How to plan an amazing corporate Family Fun Day
Oftentimes, employers don't really know who their employees are outside of their workplace. It is even more common that employers have never met their employees' family and loved ones, and vice versa. When this is the case, company leaders and managers tend to be less considerate with their workers: as they don't know much about their personal lives, they will not consider that their families might be waiting for them before asking them to stay some extra hours at the office. All in all, when managers/company leaders and employees never get to know each other on a personal level, it can result in a poor working environment where employees do not feel motivated or supported by the direction.
A corporate Family Fun Day is a great way of bonding with your employees and promoting team building. It's not just about having a great time together, it's also about getting to know each other's loved ones and connecting on a personal level. This will only lead to a healthier working environment that your employees will want to be a part of. Needless to say, it's important that your employees feel like you care about them. After hosting a Family Fun Day, you will feel there is a renewed energy at the office.
Planning a Family Fun Day has two main challenges: sticking to the budget and ensuring everyone has a great time. By following these steps, you have a great shot at ticking both boxes.
Choose a proven venue that is suitable for all ages
Organizing a Family Fun Day is hard enough already, so don't try to invent your own venue. The venue should be experienced at hosting families and it should be a safe place for everyone, especially for children. If you don't have to worry about this yourself, you can avoid unnecessary stress and enjoy the day as well.
Aquariums, zoos, attractions and theme parks are some good examples. To make it suitable for everyone, if there were attraction guides you can ask them to adapt their talks to both kids and adults, so that they can all learn and have fun. In addition, keep in mind that it should be a venue with mobility and pram access.
Ensure an easy arrival and offer a warm welcome
Before the start of the event, make sure that everyone knows how to get to the venue, so that nobody gets left behind. Also before the event, hand out wristbands to everyone in order to avoid the queues for the general public.