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The new GetOutside app is here!

Find family activities outdoors

Packed full of activities, destinations and free things to do outside, the new GetOutside app makes it easy to organise an outdoor activity or a day out that your family will love.

In recent months, we've found ourselves having to think differently about how we spend time outdoors with our families. With many places still off limits and mass events cancelled across Great Britain, we need to be a bit more creative and look for new ways to keep the kids entertained. The free GetOutside app helps you instantly find ideas and information on things to do outside wherever you are. Please remember to always follow Government guidelines when spending time outside.

Find activities for a fun day out

From a short walk or cycle, to playgrounds and outdoor attractions, there’s plenty of ideas for a great day out that doesn’t cost the earth.

For activities near you, simply search by activity type. Or if you're visiting somewhere new, search by location. Filter on popular features such as how much time you've got, car parks and toilet facilities.

Please note: due to COVID-19 some facilities may be unavailable. Please check before setting off.

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Activity screen in GetOutside app
Family walking in woodland

Great routes for everyone

Explore your local area with tried and tested walking and cycling routes for all ages and abilities.

If you’re exploring somewhere new, search by location for a list of great routes to follow. A simple way to easily find a walk that's suitable for the whole family when you’re out and about.

Browse ideas, events and points of interest

Discover what’s around you including your nearest points of interest, facilities and areas of greenspace that you may not have known existed!

Get plenty of ideas for free things to do outside to keep the whole family entertained. Keep up to date with what’s going on in your local area and beyond with an extensive list of events.

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Mum and toddler in carrier in countryside

Search, save and share

Search what’s around you or select a different location if you’re planning a day trip elsewhere.

Find an activity you like and instantly share it with friends and family. Save your favourite activities so you can do them again and again.

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Make life easier with GetOutside, the only app you'll need for fuss-free, fun, family activities. Download the free GetOutside app now, and get started.

Plus tell us what you think! If you have any feedback for us or ideas on how we can improve the app, please use the feedback button in the app or email

Click here for the latest COVID-19 guidance on activities by region.