Family Fun Days and Events

Family Fun!FAMILY FUN EVENTS WITH IT’S A KNOCKOUT: We all want and need to have some fun, to relax with the family or just get away from the same old routine for a while. It’s human nature to balance our busy lifestyles with some “down-time”. Life is for living and that means every so often we should slow down and enjoy it!

Increasingly though, with the advent of smaller online gadgets, social media and 24/7 TV, both adults and in particular children are becoming more isolated from real social events, human interaction and one-to-one conversations. So the good ol’ fashioned family fun and ‘play-time’ is missing from our modern lives. Even though we know that making space and time with our children will instil good family and social values that reap rewards for the rest of our born days. We should all do more to free up “interactive” time for family and friends… have we really forgotten how to enjoy our family time?

So what to do for Family Fun?

* Take ‘em to a cinema: Yes, even though DVD movies are available to rent or buy and you have a 50″ plasma at home, many people find that the real excitement of a movie is in front of the big cinema screen.
* Take in a Sporting Event: A family can enjoy sporting events like football, racing, track and field or tennis. perhaps you could start by taking the family to a local sports game or event.
* Go to a Concert or Theatre: Look through the local paper, there are usually free park concerts in the summer or special festivals for Easter or Christmas
* Ice Skating / Bowling: Most towns have a leisure centre these days so book an hour on the rink or court for a bit of light team sport
* Swimming: Pull on your swimming gear and get the children on the ppol. it’s a great exercise and fun way to spend an hour
* Walking: Parks are underused, take the children (and the dog) to the park, feed the ducks, make a picnic
* Have a Barbeque: Kids and adults love eating outdoors and kick a ball around while the food cooks
* Visit Relatives: When was the last time your saw the Aunts and Uncles?
* Besides the Seaside: Even out of season the coastline is enjoyable and full of wildlife, people, entertainments, restaurants and beach walks
* Play Board Games: There are some excellent board games, quiz games and even the old ones still provide good family entertainment
* Learn about your History: Visit your museums or historic buildings or take a day trip to great historic cities like York, Lincoln or Stratford-upon-Haven

OK, even for today’s busiest families, family fun time might seem like a distant fantasy but with a little bit of planning and dedication, your family fun will become a reality, even a part of your weekly schedule.

So get your thinking cap on and challenge your family to make time for an “out-of-the-house” activity. These are the cost and health benefits to your family socials: the exercise and spending time outdoors, enjoying nature, the scenery and making new friends or meeting new people.

Regardless of the planning, it is important to ensure that each family member has a say in the activity. So get creative and involve the whole family in putting aside great family time!

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There are more details about Family Fun Days using Its A Knockout. on our website We manage team building activities, festivals, carnivals, sports days, family parties and large team events using giant inflatable games and costumes. Professional, challenging and Fun. It’s a Knockout Games will be guarantee a GREAT FAMILY DAY!

Good Causes and Fund Raisers: Well done to…

Radio Time Knockout Cartoon 1976St Albans based charity, Crohn’s and Colitis UK have an annual ‘It’s A Knockout Challenge’ at the OA Sports Club, Woollam Playing Fields, Harpenden Road, St Albans.

St Clare’s Hospice in Jarrow will benefit from BIG-hearted South Tynesiders as they has announced the return of their popular Knockout fundraiser. They will make complete fools of themselves all in the name of charity. Well done everyone!

Roundegians Rugby club, Leeds, was buzzing with people from across the industry competing in the popular Northern Network It’s A Knockout competition, which this year raised an impressive £10,267 for the charity.

Each Team Member taking part in the annual It’s A Knockout event will donate £60 to the St. Barnabas Hospice, Washingborough. Teams take up the challenge to pit their skills, strength, stamina and ability against competing teams through a series of fun, foamy and inflatable games reminiscent of the 1970’s BBC television game show.

Well done to SST for their “Its A Knockout” challenge in Strathclyde Park which helped raise £1,300 for the St. Andrew’s Hospice charity. The day involved competing against other teams in a challenging obstacle course in order to become “Its A Knockout” winners. And winning is just what they did!

PCs and PCSOs swapped their uniforms for silly outfits to take part in Winslow’s big charity It’s A Knockout event which raised money for Alec’s Angels, a charity in memory Alec, who died last year from a brain tumour. “We think it is a worthwhile cause and we are very keen to do what we can to help raise money for the charity. It is an ideal opportunity to do something for the community.

Sudbury Market Town Partnership and the Sudbury Rotary Club are encouraging more teams to take part in ‘It’s a Knockout’. “During the event, local voluntary and community organisations can promote themselves, sell goods or run games of their own to help raise funds for their own activities.

FUNDRAISERS pulled out all the stops last weekend to help send a group of sporty students to Australia. Teams of teachers and pupils from St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School in Featherstone competed in the ‘It’s a Knockout’ event to raise cash for the school trip.

Debra: Charity for Skin Disorders

It’s a Knockout Teams helped raise money for national charity DebRA at Sandhurst Memorial Park, Bracknell.  Money raised at It’s a Knockout will support DebRA, the only national charity exclusively dedicated to individuals and families coping with the genetic and excruciatingly painful skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Journalists & Reporters inYorkshire took part in a It’s a Knockout style competition. The contest is based on the classic television BBC games show on giant inflatable obstacle courses, pools of water and gallons of foam. Money raised will help support of Hollybank, a school for young people and adults with complex disabilities.

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Workshops: Team-building, Motivation & Improving Performance

Business BallsThere is an excellent online resource for Leadership and Team-building at www.businessballs.com which we read periodically for inspiration or to understand the many facets of motivating business teams.

Their article on running team workshops caught our eye today. It includes some great tips on designing workshops and guides for team-building games or activities.

Here is a general synopsis but please read the article yourself for clarification.

Workshops combine training, development, team-building, communications, motivation and planning. Participation and involvement of staff increases the sense of ownership and empowerment, and facilitates the development of organisations and individuals. Workshops are effective in managing change and achieving improvement, and particularly the creation of initiatives, plans, process and actions to achieve particular business and organisational aims. Workshops are also great for breaking down barriers, improving communications inside and outside of departments, and integrating staff after acquisition or merger…

tTps on designing workshops

Workshops are an extremely flexible and effective method for training, learning, development, change management, team building and problem solving, and virtually any organizational challenge. You can actually run any sort of workshop you want – your options are as wide as your imagination and certainly not limited to off-the-shelf or tried and tested formats…

» Read about Fun Team Building Activities

Event News Roundup – Sumo Madness!

A Roundup of News for “It’s a Knockout”

It’s a Knockout Qualifying Round. Another qualifier for It’s a Knockout begins! This is open for anyone to enter. So here we go again. Seven weeks of intense, no-room-for-error, one-mistake-and-you’re-out gaming. And what better way to start than with, er, a nice relaxing game of Sumo Madness! A quality head to head battle giving it large in inflatable sumo suits. » Watch on YouTube

It’s a Knockout is Back for Stag and Hen Parties. We organise stag weekends and hen weekends, hen parties and stag dos. guaranteed fun! UK packages and European destinations are catered for with team activities, hotels, meals and nightlife. > www.maximise.co.uk.

It’s a Knockout in Africa. We are looking for 32 players of all abilities for a straight 1-1 knockout, 4 rounds of 1 game and a 5th and final being the best videos and video clip. A quick video showing you all what we have in store for this year!

There is a download at iTunes Music called “It’s A Knockout” by Various Artists! incredible. you can preview songs from It’s A Knockout by Various Artists on the iTunes Store. Buy in iTunes.

It’s a Scuba Knockout This Sunday. Yep, two Club Venues get there go too  with an It’s a Knockout session at Stoke and Solihull  on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th December.

> Click her for real family fun look out for a “Knockout Event” near you – it’s brilliant fun.

Action-packed Festivals

Summer is the time for a Knockout Festival in the UK. They are action-packed, fun, competitive and team building games that are very good entertainment for large groups of people. If you are organising a summer festival there are packages for the special family days, charity fund raising, sports days and team building events and corporate entertainment.

Green Teletubbies at Festival Event

The day comprises of physical and mentally challenging games over colorful inflatable obstacles, props and costumes. It will keep the participants and watching audience entertained for hours. This is a 100% fun event with wall-to-wall smiling faces. You’ll have no problem encouraging audience cheers, boos, thrills and spills. Festival It’s a Knockout is a must-do for your special summer event.

Festival Facts:

* It is interesting to to play and to watch, our unique action-packed its a knockout is spectacular on its own and provides a colorful center piece at a larger festival.
* A knockouts can accommodate from 20 to 400+ in teams of between 6 and 10.
* It’s a knockout is a traditional fund raising event for charity and they feature some exciting new games.
* Its a knockout promotes to build teams and motivates staff with the emphasis on fun, variety and entertainment.
* It’s a knockout is ideal entertainment for company employees and their families.

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Family Entertainment with It’s A Knockout Games

Family Fun Days: In the summer months, why not make the most of favourable weather and dive into an outdoor pursuit like the BBC’s We are A Knockout. You can hire this fun event for your special occasion, birthday, wedding, celebration or a charity fund raiser. It’s a Knockout style games are a laugh a minute solution to burn excess energy for the whole family and you. We have 10 years experience in event management and can literally go anywhere in the UK.

Family Team Event

Our track record speaks for itself. Check out our client testimonials from great organisations like Google, Asda, Tesco, HSBC, The Guides .. and so many more!

 

What’s new in Twitterland?

From Twitter: #KnockoutTeam ‏@WeAreAKnockout

We expect 2013 to be booked up pretty quick for It’s A Knockout Events – Seriously if you want a particular date GET IN TOUCH EARLY !!

Team Footprints, made up of 10 staff and parents, are taking part in It’s a Knockout on 21st July. They will be having lots of fun but more importantly will be raising funds for the Hartlepool & District Hospice. Please show your support by coming along to cheer them on and/or by sponsoring them. Sponsor forms can be found in the nursery or donations can be made online http://www.justgiving.com/Lisa-Henderson2

We got 10 years experience in event management. We can host events and team building activities anywhere in the UK or Europe, we are mobile!

It’s A Knockout Games are fun, very challenging and interactive with verbal and physical activity – Build your own team building activities.

Try putting FUN into #TEAMBUILDING … We 100% believe that solution is called “It’s a Knockout” read here :

Putting the Fun Back in Corporate Games! Filed Under: Corporate games, Its a Knockout Hire, Team Building,… http://fb.me/1MkEhrUsP – Keith Chegwin still does events @ http://fb.me/1nZiA6DO8

Now on Animoto and thank you to Simon Vickers Photography for this great image slideshow from the Google, Dublin.