How to organise a family fun day event

From fundraising and teambuilding to increasing community awareness, there are lots of reasons for organising a family fun day event. Our guide shows you how we can help your next fun day be a success.

You’ve set the date and booked the venue but that’s only the beginning! Here we have put together a list of ideas for everything from catering to entertaining children and adults, so that you don’t have to remember a thing! And if your event spills into the evening, we’ve got that covered too!

Catering for a family fun day

Food and drink are vital components of a successful fun day. Food should be fun, easy to manage while walking around and, of course, suit all ages. Here are our favourite ideas:

Street food

Street food is perfect for events where people will be eating on the go. Embracing many cultural food traditions from around the world, street food is authentic and spontaneous. Our street food stalls include classic American pulled pork and mac and cheese, Greek kebabs, Chines noodles and much more. If you’re not sure what to choose, our experienced chefs can work with you to create a bespoke menu.


Epitomising summer, barbecue catering is popular with all ages. We offer a complete catered package, including a choice of three menus, all the food, cutlery and staff, to allow organisers to participate in the event. All menus are completely flexible and can accommodate special dietary requirements where needed. Choose your meat and marinades and even pick from a selection of side salads and desserts, or why not select a bespoke menu just for your guests?

Hog roast

Perhaps a little more grown up than a barbecue, but just as fun is a hog roast. With prices starting from just £9.50* for our basic hog roast package, our locally sourced hogs are served with a choice of freshly baked bread buns, homemade apple sauce and homemade stuffing. The price also includes trained, uniformed staff to carve and serve, plus disposable plates and napkins. If required, side salads, jacket potatoes and desserts can be added to the package.

Funfair foods

For a real carnival atmosphere, our selection of fun foods cannot be beaten! Choose from traditional fish and chips, doughnuts or popcorn and candy floss, or maybe waffles and pancakes or hot dogs and nachos. The choice is yours and we can offer package discounts on multiple items. Just call for details.

Family fun day entertainment

The clue’s in the name and activities should be entertaining, interactive and fun! They should also bring people together, allowing young and old to participate. Firm favourites include:

Bouncy castles

Inflatables of every kind are essential to a family fun day, with no event being the same without a bouncy castle. Younger guests can enjoy a children’s bouncy castle from a huge selection, including a Paw Patrol Castle and a Dinosaur Castle.


There’s nothing quite so adorable as a group of butterflies, tigers and super heroes wandering around your fun day. Our highly artistic face painters are all DBS checked to work with children and of course, adults can also join in with the face painting!

Carnival games

For some wholesome family fun, our fairground stalls are perfect. With good, old fashioned stalls like Hook a Duck, Tin Can Alley, Hoopla and even a Coconut Shy, we have something for everyone.

Sports day activities

For those who like a competitive edge to their fun and games, we have a selection of sports day team activities that will go down a storm. Get the dads involved in a traditional Tug of War or why not involve the youngsters in some football based games?

Evening entertainment

As the evening draws in, our disco packages are the perfect end to a fun-filled day. Let the little ones burn off the last of their steam with a children’s disco, while the adults enjoy a disco or even a silent disco, to keep any neighbours onside.

Whether you are holding a family fun day for 100 or a 1000 people, The ALS Group can help. With over 20 years’ experience in the events industry, we can offer a one-stop shop where you can source everything you need in just one place. To find out more about the services we can offer you, please email us or call 01526 397995 today.

*price correct at publication - this may be subject to change.

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