When the pressure of life gets too much, there’s no better remedy for the stress than a lad’s day out. Free from responsibilities like work, it’s a great way to blow off some steam, unwind and spend some quality time with your friends. If you’re looking for a great way to spend the day, here are some ideas for a brilliant day trip that you and your mates are guaranteed to enjoy.
Head to the Races
Here’s a fun fact you might not be aware of: if every betting slip from last year’s Grand National were placed end to end, they’d reach from Liverpool to Vegas! If you want a great day out, there’s nothing better than a trip to the races and the Grand National in 2019 looks to be the most popular for good reason. You can enjoy live music, great food and shout to your hearts content once the action begins, surrounded by like-minded folk looking to have a good time and soak up the bubbling atmosphere. Not only do you have the thrill of the races themselves, the excitement of placing your bets but you also have the fun of Liverpool on your doorstep afterwards too.
A trusty activity that will have you living out your best Call of Duty life, paintballing is masses of fun and a great activity for a group that you can play all year round, in or outdoors. It’s a game of strategy and attack and, depending on the type of game you’re playing, it can last minutes or hours, so it’s flexible with what else you have planned for the day. Spend an hour or so donning your military gear and grabbing your paintballing gun to take down your enemies with your friends by your side.
Down pints in the pub
Is there a more classic haunt for a group of guys? The pub is the perfect place to relax and chat with your pals. Discuss the finer points of the latest game, watch footy on the big screen or take part in drinking games while you amp up the competitive spirit with a game of pool – the choice is yours. One thing’s for sure though – there’s plenty of pubs around so wherever you decide to go, you can include this in your day trip without any stress.
Hit the casino
No matter where you are in the world, you’re bound to feel like you’re rocking up in Vegas when you and your mates head to the casino. Get ready to win big and blow plenty of cash on games of chance, from blackjack and roulette to poker and slots. Casinos are a great way to loosen up and have fun, while also adding an exciting element to the day (if you didn’t have enough of an adrenalin rush at the races). Chances are you could leave with a lot less than you went in with, but you’re bound to have fun doing it.