Celebrating 25 Years – The Mersea Family Fun Day

On Saturday the 19th of August the much-awaited Prime Appointments Family Fun Day took place at the Essex Outdoors Centre in Mersea, to celebrate our 25 years in business. Over 80 people joined in the fun – staff, partners, children and grand-children – it really was a big family affair! The day started with an ‘Inflatable It’s-a-Knockout’, a great ice-breaker and everyone competed including the children! Aching muscles for some of the older amongst us were definitely the result of a little bit of childish fun and over exertion!

Tug-of-war really separated the men from the boys! The stakes were high and when the team all pulled in the same direction and established a good ‘heaving’ rhythm there was a clear winning team! Leading from the front for Team B was our MD Robyn and chasing the line for Team A, with words of motivation was our Ops Manager Lorraine. There was a lot of very loud cheering – keep your volume on low and take a peek at the video…


An Adventure Course, High Ropes, Zip Line, Archery, Rock Climbing and even a Treasure Hunt for the children formed part of the middle of the day leading up to a well-earned and welcomed barbecue.


After lunch, whilst the grown-ups chatted over a pint or two, the children and some ‘bigger children’ enjoyed face-painting with Emily from Groups Direct (the organisers of the event) and our own Esme Hollier.

We rounded up the day with the big challenge – Prime Appointments vs Essex Outdoor Centre in a loosely regulated game of rounders! After two innings each the scoring was so close we all agreed to a tie and headed off home totally exhausted, some a little worse for wear from drink but all high on life and exercise!

There is nothing nicer than good old fashioned outdoor fun with family and friends, particularly when the weather was kind – a bit chilly but the rain thankfully stayed away.

A really great day was had by all thanks to Robyn and Peter – so much so – we don’t think we will wait for another milestone – it may simply be an annual event!