A fancy dressed team at a hospice charity day

Santa Run Obstacles 2018

Our It’s A Knockout inflatables don’t get a rest in the winter months (oh no!), they can also be used by charity’s as an exciting addition to their Charity Santa Run Events for Christmas 2018.  We’d prefer the Santa Run Obstacles laid out in a concurrent straight line course as this helps us with our marshalling them for safety purposes.  We can offer inflatable courses from just a 150 feet long to massive 300 feet long.

santa's running through inflatable obstacles

Santa Run Obstacles 2018

Colourful Inflatable Obstacles.

They add a great colourful and visual element to add to a Christmas charity fundraising Santa Run event. The Santa’s will enjoy running along, and bashing down, and climbing through the bouncy inflatables part of there charity run experience. We supply our own power generators, just give us a nice long grass area to lay the inflatables out on and we’ll do the rest.

Santa's running down the inflatables

Santa Run Obstacles 2018

We can also supply a PA sound system for the day to help you with the Santa Warm Up routine and for any event introductions, announcements and presentations.

To get an idea of the inflatables that we use for the courses, please see our Packages Page.

Contact Us.

Please Contact Us and we’ll talk you through how it all works.

Indoor Events 2018

An “It’s A Knockout” isn’t just for the warmer summer months. We can also run the games for indoor events in the colder (or off season) months as well.

We still use usual mix of inflatables and dressing up games, the only noticeable difference being that in most cases (but not all) we can’t offer the water or bubble games of outdoor days.

Indoor Events.

This means that you can use one of our It’s A Knockout games packages for an indoor charity event, team building activity day or Christmas party, come rain or shine or coldness during those colder months.

Indoor Events 2018

Indoor Events 2018

Venues.

Surprisingly, there are a variety of venues that are suitable for such days. Be it indoor sports venues, sports halls, leisure centres or even barns/warehouses! Some have even given us permission to use limited amounts of water meaning that we can still run our popular bubble-type games which everybody loves.

Indoor Events 2018

Indoor Events 2018

We are used to running our It’s A knockout games format on hard standing surfaces and in indoor venues so we have extra safety matting we can bring along to make sure any trips or falls have as less of an impact as possible.

An indoor knockout games can be used for small charity events, schools, colleges, universities, team building and employee reward days, Autumn/Winter parties and yes, Christmas Parties.

Indoor Events 2018

Indoor Events 2018

More Info?

Please Contact Us if you need any help sourcing a venue for an indoor event, or if you need further details, PDF games lists or just have some questions about an indoor It’s A Knockout day. The games we use though for indoor events tend to be versions of our Mini Knockout or Bronze Show because of the size restraints and height of venues.

Please also see last years Blog It’s A Christmas Knockout Party 2017

 

Fancy Dressed Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

In 2018 we’ve seen some great fancy dressed teams at our It’s A Knockout events up and down the UK. So we thought it would be ideal to share and highlight some of these with a 2018 Fancy Dressed teams web-blog. You’ll see from the brief selection of images here that some teams just turn up with as simple as a colour coordinated T-shirt affair, but many really go wayyyyyyy past this and really get into the fun spirit of It’s A Knockout and “go to town”.

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

Fancy Dressed Teams !

A popular theme for teams nowadays seems to be Justice League or Super Heroes,  this is easily achieved by a quick trip to eBay or Amazon. We look it when teams use a play on words which coincides with their teams makeup. A team of nurses dressed as Elves = National Elf Service (brilliant!). The three images above are “Rock Stars” (with various rock t-shirts), Going Banana’s (Minions) and then a construction company’s team at a charity event simply wearing their high-vis shirts.

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

If you are a team taking part in one of our It’s A Knockout events, there are some more great examples of fancy dress in the Blog Fancy Dressed Charity Its A Knockout Teams 2017 and Some Fancy Dress Costume Ideas for Its A Knockout Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

Also remember, we give extra bonus “Fun Points” for teams that are in fancy dress. So get creating now ! Plus there are bonus points for designing and bringing your own Joker Card and a team mascot. We also suggest that teams bring their own gazebo to use as an HQ. This gives a place for a team to place all their effects etc for the day, and yes, bonus points for the best dressed team gazebo.

2018 Fancy Dress Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

 

Keep your eyes open for a Fancy Dressed Teams web-blog Part 2 and  Team Gazebo’s Blog as well.

Charities can gain more info by visiting our Charity Page

The Silver Show 2018

In this Blog we spotlight some of the great new games and changes to The Silver Show 2018 It’s A Knockout that we’ve introduced for this season.

The Silver Show 2018 as a standard package has eight great games, is about half the size of a football pitch and covers up to 18 teams taking part.  Six of these games use inflatable obstacles that are ran, climbed, squeezed, bashed or slid down making it an ideal set of games if you’re after a WOW-factor for your day. Just to balance the six inflatable games off, the Silver Show also has two slower team-type together games to add a bit of team building into the day’s fun and laughter.

The Silver Show games arena

The Silver Show 2018

With great games such as our re-vamped dressing up sumo suit game “Off To the Beach” game, to the Kings Banquet, Pac Man and Kitchen Kaos, right up to the finale Game 8, the brilliant “Pea Soup” Bubble Pit Game, the Silver Show sets an impressive arena sight of inflatables, games, costumes and props.

The Silver Show games 2018

Silver Show 2018

The Silver Show is also available in a ten game version for even more fun-fun-fun!!!!

The Silver Show for Schools.
We also have kids versions of the Silver Show games for schools, scouts, cubs, guides and youth days. These have had updates and changes for 2018 as well.  The new inflatables and tweaks make it an even better set of games then ever.  Year-on-year more schools are realising that one of our It’s A Knockout’s are a great adrenaline way to keep a year group (or even the whole school) active.  For more information please see our Schools & Youth Knockouts page or Contact Us for details.

As with all our sets of games. Ever one, in every team, takes part in every game. NO ONE IS LEFT OUT !

Charity Fundraising Event Pontefract

Charity Fundraising Event Pontefract

Teams are invited to join us on Sunday 29th July at Featherstone Rovers RFC near Pontefract for a Charity Fundraising Event Pontefract in aid of Parkinson’s UK and MacMillan Cancer Support. The day runs from 12 till 4pm and there will a lot to do and see apart from the It’s A knockout in the middle of the day including sideshows, attractions and refreshments.

Charity Fundraising Event

Last years charity fundraising day was a great success as you can see form the images here on this page, and this year it is hoped the event will be a bigger and better day, with lots of fundraising for these two great causes.

Charity Fundraising Event Pontefract

Charity Fundraising Event Pontefract

It’s A Knockout.

The general public are invited to enter teams into the It’s A Knockout event that will be taking place on the day. Teams should ideally be between 8 and 10 people in size and you’ll be guaranteed a great day of games and fun on our obstacles all for a good cause. To get an idea of the games that will be present on the day please see our Bronze Show page for details. Colourful inflatables obstacles, dressing up games, wet games, dry games, team games, relay games. If you can’t get a team together but would like to take part, we may be able to match you up with similar people to make an add-hock mixed team.

Charity Fundraising Event Pontefract

Charity Fundraising Event Pontefract

So, whether you can get a team together for Sunday 29th July or just want to come down and enjoy the atmosphere for a nice day out with the family, we’d be glad to see you there. Also, please contact us if you’d like to help out on the day as a volunteer. All help gratefully received!

Please see Contact Us for more details of the day or if you want to enter a team.

A team from a charity It’s A Knockout event

FAQ’s For Charity Teams

In this Blog we’ll answering some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) that teams tend to ask quite often about taking part in one of our It’s A Knockout’s. You may have been directed to this page by a charity event organiser to help them inform you of your up-and-coming Knockout day with us.

Hopefully in a logical order here are the Frequently Asked Questions we get asked.

How many people should a team consist of?

Our games are designed for teams of around ten people each. If there is ten in your team, then everyone in the team can take part in every game if they choose to. No one is forced to take part. If you have less than ten, then this is okay, but some people may have to have two “goes” on a game. We prefer mixed teams as they tend to be more “fun”.

FAQ's for Charity Teams

FAQ’s Charity Teams

What should we wear?

It’s best to wear something easy to move around in as you’ll be doing games that will involve inflatable obstacles. We encourage the teams to come in fancy dress as it adds extra fun into the day (and helps us identify the teams as well). However, no sharp edges please (Pirate themed teams take note!) and everyone must wear trainer type footwear on the games, no crocs, flip-flops or sandals. For ideas on fancy dress please read our Blog’s from 2017  Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017 and Fancy Dressed Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017

Can we get an idea of what the games involve?

We have different games on the sets of It’s A Knockout games. The actual games will depend on the set that the organiser has arranged. A game might involve one at a time the team collecting items through an inflatable obstacle, in which case the fastest collective time gets the most points. Or maybe the team have to transport something down a course with dropping it. To get a general idea of the games please visit our YouTube page to see some of the games in action. There are no hitting each other games or one-on-one games, it’s very much a team effort in a fun games.

FAQ's for Charity Teams

FAQ’s Charity Teams

What do we need to bring?

There will probably be refreshments available on the day but you may wish to bring your own. Bring a towel or change of clothes as you will get wet on the games. And bring some supporters to cheer you on!

What does Playing Your Joker mean?

On one game you can “play a Joker”. You can choose a game to get awarded double points on. At the beginning of the day we’ll explain the games you can do this on. Obviously you’ll choose the game that suits your team the best. On this game you’ll get double-points no matter what score you get. We also award bonus points if you’ve designed and brought your own Joker Card. Many teams will get together before the day and get creating with the glue, glitter and streamers to do this.

FAQ's for Charity Teams

FAQ’s Charity Teams

What about a Team Gazebo?

Bringing a gazebo for your teams HQ is a good idea (check with the charity organiser). Having a team HQ gazebo give you somewhere to place you effects and bits-and-bobs and also acts as a shelter form the weather (sun and rain). Once more… BONUS POINTS available for a nicely decorated gazebo.

What time should we arrive?

Ideally an hour before the games start. Allow extra time if you’re erecting a team gazebo. Sometimes days can get busy with lots of people trying to park, unloading and getting themselves sorted for the day. Better to be early and soak up the day than arrive late and miss out on some of it. Some teams have been known to arrive early to probe us for insider information about the games to get an edge on the others.

What happens if it rains?

You get wet !!! Even on a dry sunny day, you’ll get wet !!! There’s no difference.

 

Please let us know if you are a charity organiser and have some other Frequently Asked Questions you think should be added to the above.

Glasgow Charity Event

Glasgow Charity Event 2018

The public are invited to enter teams into a charity fundraising event being held in aid of the Catherine McEwan Foundation on Saturday 12th May 2018 at the GHA Rugby Club in Giffnock, Glasgow. There’ll be lots to see and do on the day, even if you’re just a spectator attending the day just to cheer on the teams and support the charity.

Glasgow Charity Event 2018

Glasgow Charity Event.

If you’d like to enter a team into the It’s A Knockout games, please Contact Us for details and we’ll pass them onto the event organiser. Teams should ideally have up to 10 members in them and as in all our knockout’s, everyone, in every team, can take part in every game if they want to. The games will be from our Silver Show. As usual, we’ll also be awarding some bonus points for teams that come in funny fancy dress attire, so get creative and have some fun thinking up an apt theme for your team. Read through some of our other Blogs if you want some fancy dress ideas. A good starting point being Some Fancy Dress Costume Ideas for Its A Knockout Teams

Glasgow Charity Event

Glasgow Charity Event.

Also, remember teams that you get to play a ‘Joker’ on one game (which will get you double points on that game), so if you’ve also designed and brought your own Joker Card you’ll get even more bonus points. So get some friends together and enter a team into this great event for a great local charity.

The day starts at 12.00 midday. There will also be refreshments, sideshows, bouncy castles for the kids and other attractions.

If you can’t make the date, but would like to enter a team into one of our charity events, then we more that are listed on our Public Events  page of the website.

Friend’s of ANCHOR Charity It’s A Knockout

The general public are invited to enter teams into the Friend’s of ANCHOR charity It’s A Knockout event in Aberdeen. As usual, the event is being held over two days at Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen on Saturday the 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018.

‘ANCHOR’ stands for Aberdeen and North Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy. The ANCHOR Unit covers the dedicated wards and clinics within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for oncology and haematology patients.

Friends of ANCHOR charity day 2017

Friends of Anchor Aberdeen 2017.

Previous years have been a great success for the charity and we’ve always been blessed with great and fun teams who turn up in sometimes amazing and creative fancy dress, bringing mascots, joker boards and supporters. As usual, there will be lots going on that day including side shows, refreshments, local stalls and amusements. So even if you can’t enter a team, please come and visit the event to support a great worthwhile local cause.

Friends of ANCHOR charity day 2017

Friend’s Of Anchor Aberdeen 2017.

This years games are from our twelve game Gold Show It’s A knockout once more. We’ve got some new games in the mix this year including Kitchen Kaos, Pac Man and a new Bubble Pit, so even if you’ve entered a team into previous events, you’re sure to repeat the fun again in 2018.

So, why not get some friends together, family, workmates or colleagues and enter a team into this great charity event and we’ll se you there! Teams can be from 6 to 10 in number. A team can have more than ten members, but we can’t then guarantee that everyone will get a go on every game. Teams will be required to gain sponsorship to take part. The money going to the Friend’s of Anchor charity.

To find out more about the day please visit the charities Facebook Page or Contact Us and we’ll pass your message on.

For general details of the charity and its work please visit their website.

Denver Family Fun Day 2018

The Denver Family Fun Day 2018 in Norfolk are looking for the public to enter teams into their second It’s A Knockout. This year the family funday is on Sunday 22nd July. Last years first It’s A Knockout was a great success and they are hoping to re-create the exciting atmosphere this year. Teams of up to 10 people are invited to take part in the knockout. So if you have some friends or workmates and want to be involved in a great day out, read further and Contact Us for further details.

Denver Family Fun Day

Denver Family Funday

Denver Family Fun Day

Last year 12 teams from the local community took part over the afternoon event, some coming in fancy dress which was really excellent. Some even brought their own gazebos and decorated them giving the day a nice colourful “Olympic Village” for the teams. Although at daybreak the day started out as wet and cloudy, it soon brightened up as the attractions were being built up. The teams still got wet of course…. well they were taking part in an It’s A Knockout !!!

Denver Village Fun Day 2017

Denver Village Funday 2017

The day starts at 11am, with lots of other family funday attractions, such as fairground rides, a dog show, refreshments and more. You can find more details on the Denver Village Family Funday Facebook page. Come on, be part of the fun in 2018 and get a team together.

Denver Family Fun Day Penguins Game

Denver Family Funday Penguins Game

If you are a charity wishing to read further about hosting a charity knockout or are looking into how an It’s A knockout is an ideal arena entertainment for a community event, you’ll find more details on our Charities Page. We have lots of other information to help, just let us know about the aims of your day and we’ll help you as much as possible. Including the Blogging, Tweeting, promotion of the day to help gain interest and exposure.

Pilgrims Hospice Charity It's A Knockout

Pilgrim’s Hospice Charity It’s A Knockout 2018

It’s with great pleasure that we invite the public to enter teams into the Pilgrim’s Hospice Charity It’s A Knockout 2018 on Sunday May 20th. This will be the eight It’s a Knockout held by Pilgrim’s Hospices and the fourth at Government Acre Recreation Ground in Ramsgate. As you can see from the images here that were taken at last years day, it was glorious weather, and everyone had a ball of a time.

Pilgrim's Hospice Charity It's A Knockout 2018

Pilgrims Hospice Charity It’s A Knockout 2017

It’s a Knockout is a fun-tastic way to support Pilgrims Hospice and help them be there for the next family that needs them. It’s a great team builder for work colleagues, family and friends alike, with laughter and fun guaranteed. Join us for a day to remember in an impressive games arena packed full of colourful, inflatable obstacles to contend with – intriguing when they’re dry and definitely challenging when wet!

Pilgrim's Hospice Charity It's A Knockout 2018

Pilgrims Hospice Charity It’s A knockout 2017

This year we have some new games for you including a new inflatable slide game, a new bubble pit and Kangaroo sumo suits! Fancy having a go yourself? Get your fiends together and enter a team for a great fundraising day.

Event information.

You’ll need a £50 deposit to secure your team’s place and we ask that all teams pledge to raise £500 in sponsorship (just a £50 pledge per person). All team members must be aged 16 or over.

Details of the day can be found on the Pilgrims Hospices Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/140912186576237/ or by visiting their website at http://www.pilgrimshospices.org/supporting-pilgrims-hospices/events/

Pilgrim's Hospice Charity It's A Knockout 2018

Pilgrims Hospice Charity It’s A Knockout 2017

Place & Time.

Pilgrim’s Hospice Charity It’s A Knockout 2018.
Government Acre Recreation Ground,
Royal Esplanade.
Ramsgate.
Kent. CT11 9NY

Sunday May 20th 2018
Day opens 11.00am

If you can’t make this event, please visit our Events Page for more similar days where the public can enter teams.