Planning for a family is hard...especially when there are different opinions on what should be done and when. Therefore, I get a head start so we can budget our money and time to suit the wants and needs of our family.
So, in scheduling for daily activities, I usually plan where we are eating for dinner and possibly lunch and leave the rest of the day for 'suggested' activity.
Forcing children to go somewhere because we planned it doesn't mean it will be fun, and actually it is most often quite the contrary. Keeping it low key and fun is the way to go, and relaxing and having fun yourself is also pretty important!
Hopefully we'll have as good a time as we did last year.