Get the Kids Outdoors this Summer with Pokémon GO

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The game sweeping the nation may be the excuse your kids need to go hiking 

You can’t move right now without hearing about Pokémon GO in the news, the craze that has taken off and is becoming more popular with every country release. The game has just been released in the UK, and it’s already proving to be a fantastic way to get people outdoors, and may well be the excuse your kids need to have some great family hikes this summer. Take the hunt for computer generated creatures, to discover more around you in the real world.

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12 Games to Play With Kids on Car Journeys

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

The school holidays means it’s time for family holidays, day trips and plenty of time in the car. If your little angel turns into a broken ‘Are we there yet?’ record on long trips, we’ve compiled a list of the very best in-car games to play to make time consuming journeys fly by.

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NEW Berghaus Extrem Range Launching in 2016

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Berghaus gears up for exclusive re-launch of Extrem 

Impossible is an invitation; for the most committed of climbers to achieve the most improbable objectives, for mountaineers to push on through unsympathetic scenes of wind, rain and snow and for Berghaus’ MtnHaus™ design and development team to completely redesign and re-launch its top-end clothing range, Extrem, for Autumn/Winter 2016.

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Why we love camping – Camping Facts Infographic

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We asked over 1700 campers about their favourite hobby, and here’s what we found out: 

Each year more and more families decide to take up camping, and now more than ever it’s a hobby that is accessible to anyone, from the hardened backpacker to those not quite willing to give up all their home comforts. Camping is what you make it, but what do people already camping think about it? Earlier this year we hosted a survey for campers to tell us a bit about their favourite pastime.

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10 Ways to Survive a Wet Festival

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Don’t become a meme for the wet weather this year, be prepared. 

British festivals and wet weather go together like beans on toast. Around June-August in Britain, the weather seems to forget that it’s supposed to be in the height of summer and throw down days of rain, usually when you’re outside in a field at a music festival. The rain shouldn’t ruin your weekend, if you’re prepared. Here are our tips to get you through.

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40 Macmillan Outdoor Events To Get Involved In For 2016/17

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Get outdoors for a good cause

We’re always looking for new and fun ways to get outside to explore the great outdoors. So we’ve teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to bring you the best of the charity’s outdoor events for 2016/17 – so you can set yourself a new challenge and do your bit for charity at the same time! From walking and running to overseas treks, cycling, swimming and triathlons, there’s something to suit all tastes and abilities.

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Things You’ll Spot at Every UK Campsite

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There’s some things you’ll see at any UK campsite this Summer

Camping is one of the UK’s favourite pastimes. Year after year thousands of couples, families and groups of friends head off to spend time on organised campsites for their summer holidays. The early morning trek to the toilets, the onsite disco at night – some things are the same no matter which site you head to, so we’ve created some bingo cards to check off on your next camping holiday.

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GO Outdoors Mountain Mayhem 2016

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Everything you need to know about Mountain Mayhem 2016

This year we’re sponsoring Mountain Mayhem once more, the UK’s first and best 24 hour mountain biking event. This year we’re bringing even more to the event for families to enjoy while the riders are out tearing up the trail. Here’s what to expect from GO Outdoors Mountain Mayhem 2016:  Read more

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What to expect at a UK Music Festival

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Lets celebrate the great British music festival

Rain or shine, the masses descend on the UK festival scene throughout the summer. Whether you’re a hard rocker at Download or a hard raver at Creamfields, there are some things that all festival goers can relate to. So lets celebrate the start of the festival season 2016 with some of the great eccentricities that make up the UK music festival.

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50 Family Friendly Festivals

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Looking for a camping holiday with a difference? Check out these family friendly festivals under £150

What springs to mind when you think of the word ‘festival’? Mud, crowds and portaloos? Have you always wanted to find one that’s suitable for your children to attend, without being too expensive? Well you’re in luck because we’ve found 50 of the best family-friendly festivals for less than £150 (although we can’t promise they’ll all lack mud, and a mile-long queue for the toilet!). So you can make a short holiday of it without having to worry about mounting costs, not to mention whether or not it’s appropriate for your kids.

Read on for our guide to 50 great alternative festivals – whether you’re interested in music, arts, science, space, literature, sport or food and drink, we’ve got the perfect festival for you and your family this year.

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