Planning a group holiday requires months of planning and forward booking, particularly if it’s a special occasion like a hen or stag break. After you’ve got your flights sorted and booked your accommodation, you’ll need to make a start on the itinerary for your trip to determine how you’ll spend your time. This is easier said than done, as there are very few activities that cater to all tastes and age groups.
Struggling to come up with plans for your group of friends, relatives or co-workers? Here are four fun things to try on your next group holiday.
The outdoor adventure holiday is the most popular group excursion there is, and with good reason. There’s nothing like fresh air and lush greenery to give you a buzz, whether it’s mountain climbing, hiking or paintballing that takes your fancy. There are plenty of perfect destinations for outdoor activities, from Europe and the UK to National Parks in the USA and Australia.
If you’re planning a hen or stag holiday, an outdoor scavenger hunt is a perfect way to bond people who might not know each other that well, while camping is a great experience to share with nature-loving friends.
You don’t need to be outdoors inclined to enjoy a group holiday; you can have lots of fun just by getting all your friends together in cottage or villa. Depending on where you stay, most large villas and apartments have either an indoor or an outdoor pool, and maybe even a hot tub. If the weather is poor, you could play board games, go to a cocktail masterclass or while away your afternoons in casinos, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Another great option for groups is booking an Escape Room Jacksonville to get everyone’s adrenaline pumping. Whether you’re travelling with friends, co-workers or family, escape rooms (or “breakout rooms”) are the latest trend for thrill-seekers. Attempting to crack codes and solve clues with your group will only bring you closer together, and it will provide an experience to talk about for years to come.
On the Water
For water lovers, sailing holidays make for the perfect excursion with friends, and they don’t have the same restraints as cruises. You can plan your own itinerary and then hire a yacht complete with a skipper and crew, so you don’t even need to be able to sail yourself.
Alternatively, you can visit a city like Venice that’s known for its canals and see the sites by boat, or explore the infamous lakes in Canada by renting a canoe. If you’re craving a bit more adventure, why not book a water skiing holiday or go on a surfing retreat? There are plenty of options for sea lovers, including underwater restaurants around the world where you can dine inside giant aquariums.
What could be more fun than visiting one of the world’s top amusement parks with the people you love? Perfect for group holidays and hen or stag breaks, the heart-pumping rides and childish fun is sure to bring you closer to your fellow travellers and make for a truly memorable trip.