Our Step by Step Guide to posting an Event or Thing to Do
Step by Step Guide to posting an Event or Thing to do
Q) Where do I go to post my own Events or Things to Do?
A) Hover over your Profile Picture to see all the options for adding things to the site.
Q) Which area should I put my activity in?
A) If your activity is a one off or limited date event you should list it in the Event Directory. You will be able to add the start date and time which will then show up in the calendar view.
If your activity is a regular group or session like a weekly art class, or you provide a permanent venue/activity like a Farm Park, Theatre etc then these can be listed as Things to Do.
Q) What information should I provide?
A) On both Event Directory and Things to Do you will be asked for a title and then further details. You will also be asked for the address at which the activity is taking place. Events will need the start date and time as well.
In the details you can add a short introduction to the activity. Please ensure it includes:
Full information about running times e.g. Mondays 6-7.30pm (term time only)
Contact information – giving more than one way to get in touch is helpful e.g. email, telephone (You will already have put contact information on your Organisation’s profile but it is helpful to repeat it on the listing as well)
Your website and Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account if you have them
Booking details if required
Costs and/or any equipment needed
Any particular guidance relating to age or ability e.g. ‘this is a beginners language session’, ‘our water park offers activities for all ages’
Plus any other information you feel will be helpful to someone deciding if what you offer is something they would like to take part in.
Q) How do I show which categories my activity relates to?
A) Once you have added your description and address (if appropriate) you will be asked to select the categories that relate to your activity. For example, a Forestry England location might select ‘Parks and Green Spaces’, ‘Food and Drink’ (for picnic area) and ‘Children’s Activities’. You can edit these at any time.
Q) How do I show what accessibility requirements we can meet?
A) After Categories you will be asked to select all accessibility requirements that your activity or venue can support. There is a full guide to the Accessibility Symbols here. If you have any questions about this please get in touch, we are very happy to help. You can edit these at any time.
Q) Can I upload photos to my listing?
A) Once you have put in your details you will be asked to save a draft and preview or save and publish. Both these options take you to the page where you can add a banner image which will be visible on your listings and a flyer if you wish to include one. PLEASE add a short, informative description of all images using the ‘Alt Text’ option. Adding this description helps make the website much more inclusive and accessible.
Q) How do I get my banner image the right size?
A) Banner images should be 1920 px wide. The height is 375 px. An easy way to get your image the right size is to use canva.com Select 'custom dimensions' and the upload your image and fit it into the design. You can then download it as a PNG and add it as your banner picture. We are here to help, if you get stuck or would like us to create your banner images send us your chosen image file to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what listing it is for and we will do the rest.