GO Outdoors Mountain Mayhem 2016

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What is GO Outdoors Mountain Mayhem? 

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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English Heritage reveal 10 places where you can step into history

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Step into history with our 10 historic English Heritage locations

English Heritage historians have compiled their top ten places where visitors can stand where history really happened this summer. The list, which ranges from historic moments 5,000 years ago through to the Second World War, covers places where historic events took place, that visitors can still visit today.

We’re delighted to have teamed up with English Heritage to offer GO Outdoors customer families looking for affordable days out a 25% off discount on English Heritage membership. (Full offer details at the end of the article)

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Beginners Running Checklist

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A beginners checklist for budding running bugs 

Have you been inspired by the warming weather and talk to the London Marathon? Running is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways of keeping fit, and in this blog we’ve compiled a checklist of some of the kit you might need to get the most out of your runs.

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Air Tents Improve Marital Bliss say Experts

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Camping frustration lowers by up to 40% 

New research shows that tensions among family campers are finally being eased, due to the innovation of inflatable tents. The ability to pitch in minutes is said to be giving couples less time to argue about the instructions, and more time to relax.

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Spring clean your cycling! Top tips for getting back in the saddle

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It might not feel like spring when you’re de-icing your car windscreen on a grey and chilly morning, but it’s safe to say in mid-March those first signs of spring are beginning to show.

Whether the cold and wet weather over winter has kept you off your bike or not, the arrival of spring brings with it the excitement of longer days (or at least daylight) fast approaching – meaning more time to get those legs spinning.

So for those of us who haven’t quite managed to get back riding yet, here’s some top tips to get in the saddle and get out there!

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Our favourite places in Ireland – #StPatricksDay

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We take a look at some great outdoor spots on the emerald isle

St Patrick’s Day means a lot of things to a lot of people, but for us we’ve taken it as a great excuse to shine some light on an often forgotten outdoor gem. Both the Republic or Ireland and Northern Ireland have some truly luscious scenery for the outdoor fan, and with many activities on offer, it’s certainly worth venturing away from Temple Bar for a few days to check it out. We asked GO staff where their favourite outdoor spots were in Ireland, and here’s what we have come up with. Read more

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Our Favourite Places in Wales – #StDavidsDay

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We celebrate some fantastic outdoor locations in Wales

March 1st is St David’s Day, so we asked GO members of staff for their favourite places in Wales to celebrate the rich outdoor landscape. We cover off beaches, walks, mountain bike trails and more.  Read more

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Top 10 places to ride with your bike this year

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What better way to explore and adventure than on two wheels?

If you’re considering a trip with your bike this year but haven’t decided where you’d like to go, take a look at our top 10 for some inspiration!

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