excursionism

Related to excursionism: excursionist

excursionism

the characteristics of a pleasure trip. — excursionist, n.excursional, adj.
See also: Pleasure
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However, at a time when there were no forms of widely-available mass entertainment, excursionism was immensely popular amongst workers; day camps, popular theatres, games and sporting activities, brought entertainment in the open air to workers who spent the rest of the week hemmed into un-hygienic factories.
Unlike other leisure pursuits in the city, such as those found in the bars and cabarets, excursionism involved a definite political commitment.