After a few false starts, it would appear that autumn has finally arrived, and this means that people will be looking forward to all of those outdoor events that are associated with this time of the year. Whether you are hosting a Halloween event, a pumpkin picking or anything else this autumn, then it is important to make sure that you are prepared.
We have put together a short guide that will help you to make sure that you have everything that you need for your outdoor autumn events.
One thing that every event, whether outdoor or indoor, needs is toilet facilities. When it comes to providing toilet facilities at an outdoor event, it can be a little more complex. You need to find an appropriate space to site these facilities and you also need to be aware of the numbers that are likely to attend your event and ensure that there are an appropriate number of toilets on site. It can be a good idea to look for a company who specialise in the hire of such facilities, like SRP Hire Solutions.
In addition to having the sort of facilities that you will require for your event, they will also be able to advise you on the best options for your needs. This includes the number of toilets that you should hire, where it is best to site them and what you will need in place in order to hook them up.
Consider your location
One issue that many autumnal events find themselves facing is issues underfoot. If there have been periods of rain prior to your event, then you may find that the ground is waterlogged and incredibly difficult to use. If you have any paths that cross particularly bad patches of land, then you may want to look into some form of temporary pathway that will protect the ground and also make it possible for people to move around with less chance of accidents. Whilst not essential, it will help to create a better impression of your event and is more likely to result in people returning to future events.
You can never predict the weather in autumn but there is a good chance that your event may experience some rain at some point. If you are able to, then hiring a large marquee in which you can hold your event is a good plan. This is more likely to ensure that people will attend even if rain is predicted.
It is important to consider visitor numbers if you are holding your event in a marquee however, and you may need to limit entry to ensure that there are no health and safety issues occurring as a result of an overfull marquee.
One thing that you will need to consider for your event, and this is particularly important if you are holding it in a field, is that you will need some form of power source. This may be needed to hook up your toilet facilities, lighting or anything else that your event needs. It can be a good idea to hire a generator for your event that will allow you to do all of this. Hire from a reputable company who will be able to assist you with any issues that may arise with the generator during your event. This will ensure that you are not left in a position where you have no power and may have to cancel your event.