How to survive a family festival – Top tips from Deer Shed
Here at GO Outdoors we just love the festival season. Everyone is in a great mood and they’re on their way to enjoy a day or weekend full of their favourite activities, and in the case of family-friendly festivals like the Deer Shed Festival it’s a chance to enjoy all of your favourite things with your favourite people.
This week’s theme in our weekly photo challenge!
Celebrate National Parks Week in the best way: by experiencing our amazing National Parks first hand and capturing photos of your adventure. 24th – 30th July marks National Parks week 2017, and all 15 of the UK’s National Parks will be hosting events through the week to get you out and exploring the area.
Places to visit in the UK deemed to have ‘outstanding universal value’
2017 saw the addition of the Lake District to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the first UK National Park to receive the honour and the 31st location associated to the United Kingdom. We’ve picked out the ones that you can visit in England/Wales/Scotland/Northern Ireland, If you’re looking for fantastic day trips in the UK, then it’s worth checking out some of these places:
Our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 26
Let’s reflect (see what we did there?) on this week’s reflections theme in our weekly photo challenge. We’ve picked out some of our favourites from all of the photos submitted this week.
Fancy a beach break? We asked the folks from coolcamping.com for their pick of the best seaside campsites in the country.
Summer is here and now is the time to pack your flip-flops and head for the coast. To help you find the very best camping locations by the sea, we’ve asked James Warner Smith, editor of the Cool Camping guidebooks, to select his top five coastal campsites. So grab the beach ball, take your tent and hit the beach this summer…
YHA share 6 ideas to have a fantastic summer
Are you in need of some summer inspiration? Fear not! Our partners at the Youth Hostel Association have curated 6 ways to have an amazing summer in England and Wales. Even better, if you want to stay close to the action, YHA have rooms available from £29 per night at each of the locations featured.
So there’s no excuse to miss out on making the most of the sunshine!
Our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 25
After a brief hiatus, #ScrapbookOutdoors, our weekly photo challenge returned with a bang as we set out the theme of ‘horizons’. We wanted to see what you were seeing on your adventures, for as far as the eye (or camera lens) could see. Here are some of the stunning views that you all came back with:
Every great staycation starts with a road trip – share yours with us!
As we take a short break from our weekly photo challenge, we’re bringing you a fantastic opportunity to win GO Outdoors vouchers each week and the possibility to win £500 in vouchers at the end of the summer!
Tips and food ideas for your next picnic
It’s National Picnic Week 16th June – 25th June, and outside the barbecue, a picnic is one of the outdoor families greatest friends. In this article we’ve pulled together some tips for a successful picnic, alongside some simple recipes that you can make at home and take with you. It doesn’t have to be all soggy sandwiches!
Our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 24
June is ‘Camping Month’ and we asked to see your camping setups. We had a fantastic response from you all with setups from basic, to small villages. Camping really is for everyone, whatever your hobby. Check out some of our favourite photos here:
Family friendly bike trails around the UK
There is no easier way to get the kids out and enjoying the outdoors than on a bike. It’s an easier sell than a walk as it’s arguably closer to play than other forms of exercise. Here we’ve compiled a list of 15 fantastic family friendly cycle trails around the UK for you to try, and while most of the trails also accept walkers and even horse riders – you can’t go wrong with taking them on, on two wheels.
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 23
For Bike Week in the UK we asked you to get out there on two wheels and tag us in your photos. As always there were some great photos coming throughout the week – and here are some of our favourites.
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 22
Well the weather this week has been pretty miserable hasn’t it? Rain and wind, and if that wasn’t enough there’s the election taking over your mind as well. Check out our favourite photos from this week’s photo challenge theme, a selection of great sea and beach shots from around the UK.
GO Outdoors & Ride Sheffield help bring Lady Canning’s MTB Trail to the Outdoor City
The outdoor scene in Sheffield is buzzing right now with a real focus on becoming the nations ‘Outdoor City‘, so when Ride Sheffield were looking to crowd fund some brand new mountain bike trails just outside the city where it all began for GO Outdoors, we just had to get involved.
Head for the coast with these bracing coastal walks in the UK
Coastal walks aren’t just relaxing, they’re a nice break from the mountains and hills. A walk in the sea air is said to make you sleep for longer, but more than anything – coastal walks offer up some stunning views as well. Here we have selected 15 areas of coastline around the UK, and a walk for you to enjoy them.
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 21
What a weekend! Some stunning weather and some heavy rain could be found over the Spring Bank Holiday, and you lot were out and about loving every minute of it. We asked you to shared you long weekend with us, and here are a few of our favourites:
Take in the beauty of these lakes, lochs and reservoirs in the UK
When the sun comes out, there’s something inside of us that wants to head for the water. If a day on the beach isn’t your thing, then some time in the tranquillity of some of the stunning bodies of water around the UK might be just the ticket. Here we list 15 for you to try, and an walking route for you to try that takes them in. Read more
New Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Camping Recipes
Following the success of the first edition of our FREE to download camping recipes released in 2016, our latest version of The Camping Cookbook has been refreshed with some delicious and easy-to-make meals that you can prepare and eat on your campsite or even at home this year.
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 20:
For British Sandwich Week and National Vegetarian Week, we wanted you to head outdoors and show us your hard earned breaks and lunches with a view. We had some lovely photos back and here are some of our favourites:
A guide to mountain biking in Forest of Dean
As one of the UK’s most picturesque and rural locations, the Forest of Dean is a haven for walkers and cyclists alike. With rolling hills and picturesque countryside all around the Forest is the oldest oak forest in the country and features a number of great mountain bike trails and events catering to riders of all abilities and ages.