Meetings and corporate events that are loaded with networking opportunities, presentations, and action-packed exhibit halls are great, but have you ever thought about planning activities during breaks?

Many attendees and participants may want to use their breaks for some rest and relaxation, but according to BizBash, there are some great ways to keep them engaged and having fun.

Cooking Classes

Setting attendees loose in the kitchen is an excellent way to get them working together. This can also be as hands-on or hands-off as you want it to be. For a simpler approach, invite a chef to demonstrate how a particular drink or beverage is made, and allow guests to sample the finished product. If you want them to get their hands dirty, offer a full-blown culinary course.

Fitness Breaks  

Nothing gets event attendees pumped up like breaking a sweat. Fitness breaks come in all shapes and sizes. For low-impact, all-inclusive options, consider yoga or spinning. For something a little more hardcore, a boot camp will get participants working together.

Guided Meditation

You don’t have to be spiritual to benefit from a guided meditation session. Guided meditation includes short mental and physical activities to relieve stress and give participants an opportunity to reflect on your event.

Get in Touch with Nature

Depending on the location of your event or meeting, you ability to get in touch with nature can vary significantly. If you’re close to water, a guided kayak tour or sailing trip can be a lot of fun. Meanwhile, proximity to hiking trails and rock faces can offer a more challenging venue to get outdoors.

Planning an event itinerary can be difficult enough without planning activities during breaks, but trust us, it’s a worthwhile investment. Get in touch with the team at McVeigh Global Meetings and Events today, and we’d be more than happy to lend you a hand.