How to plan the perfect day out with your friends

IMG_0664Sometimes it’s nice just to get away and have a day out with your friends. Here are some tips for planning the perfect day out with your friends.

What do you all want to do?

Maybe you want to go for a long walk in the countryside, or perhaps you’d prefer to have a girlie day out in the city. You know your friends best but it’s always good to sit down with them and plan something that takes into account everyone’s tastes.

There’s no point going to a book signing for your favourite author if no one has heard of them before. Similarly, there’s no point in going to the park for a game of football if you’re the only one who enjoys playing.

Transport

You could drive or get public transport, but what about doing something truly special or exciting. If you’re in a new city, why not hire bikes. It’s a great way to explore.

If you’re doing something for a special event consider hiring a chauffeur to drive you all around in a beautiful car. These kinds of chauffeur services (take a look at www.littles.co.uk for details) give you and your friends the chance to travel in comfort with as little effort as possible.

Group discounts

If there’s a large group of you, there’s the chance you may qualify for group discounts at attractions such as theme parks. It’s always worth checking the website or phoning ahead to see what can be done. Perhaps take a look at www.groupon.com for deals in your area.

Book dinner, activities and transport

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If you’re planning on going to your favourite restaurant for dinner then it’s always best to book. The last thing you want to do is turn up only to find out it’s full. If there’s a lot of you then it’s worth booking at lunch time too. You can book online at loads of restaurants with www.opentable.co.uk.

The same goes for any activities you want to take part in, as well as your transport. This means your well-thought out day won’t be ruined when you turn up to something that’s sold out.

Ideas for fun days out

  • Breakfast followed by a trip to a spa and ending with cocktails
  • A long leisurely walk to a lovely little tea room, and back
  • Shopping followed by dinner and drinks
  • Rock climbing, a walk on the beach then ice cream as a reward for all your hard work
  • A cookery class, which includes eating your creations before heading to your local pub for some drinks
  • Seeing all the sights in your home town or city (include an open top bus tour where possible)

What’s your idea of a perfect day out?

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