Are children missing out on adventure?

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Research from Go Ape shows parents think children don’t go outside enough 

Almost any classic film or book where the kids are the heroes involves action, adventure and exploration. New research from Go Ape states that 49% of parents surveyed felt their children would class ‘play-time’ as watching TV and playing on computer games, with many children expected to spend 14 hours and 28 minutes per week staring at a screen throughout July and August.

The results from a recent survey are in and we’ve got some the findings below:

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Your Guide to National Parks Week 2015

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Celebrate the UK’s National Parks this week with a visit

Join in the celebration of the UK’s breathing spaces this week and get involved with National Parks week. From 27th July to 2nd August the 15 National Parks around the UK will be hosting events and celebrations aplenty and we’ve compiled a list of reasons that you should definitely pay your favourite park a visit this week.

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60 Reasons to Visit Snowdonia

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The GO Guide to Snowdonia

Calling all outdoors enthusiasts – are you ready for a new challenge? Make Snowdonia your next trip for endless fun in the great outdoors. From cycling and walking to climbing and camping, there’s something for everyone.

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Lady Canning’s Trail – #TakeMeThereTuesday

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Spotlighting areas of the UK each week

Tuesday the 14th July saw the opening of the GO Outdoors Lady Canning’s trail, an idea of Ride Sheffield’s Henry Norman some 6 year previous and after 18 months of crowd funding and GO’s helping hand the trail was ready to ride!

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Staff Stories: Swimming the Channel for Charity

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Just keep swimming

On 22nd August 2015, Ian Parker, our Store Manager in Blackburn, and three of his fellow swimming coaches from Preston Swimming Club are taking on the massive challenge of swimming the English Channel, from Dover to France.

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Snowdonia – #TakeMeThereTuesday

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Spotlighting areas of the UK each week

In our latest blog series, we’re taking a look at some of the fantastic sights and areas around the UK that you can visit. Each week we’ll spotlight a different place and give you some helpful tips on what to do there, or a first hand experience from one of our writers.

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Holme Moss – #TakeMeThereTuesday

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Spotlighting areas of the UK each Tuesday

In our new blog series, each Tuesday we’ll be spotlighting a place, route, natural occurrence or landmark around the UK. This week, since the Tour De France is dominating the outdoor headlines, we’ve decided to go back to one of the most iconic hill climbs from last years race. Holme Moss.

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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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20 Things That Happen at Every UK 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 2015 with some of the great eccentricities that make up the UK music festival.

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Protect Your Travel Luggage with Numinous

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A brand new range of anti-theft rucksacks at GO Outdoors 

Gap year travelling is becoming more and more popular, with many spending their summers or longer backpacking to the far reaches of the globe in search of memories they can keep for a life time.

As anyone with backpacking experience will tell you, the worst nightmare of any traveller is theft. When your rucksack contains everything, security is key.

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