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GetOutside app

• GO app • Jul 02, 2021 • 5 minutes

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We firmly believe an active outdoor lifestyle helps you live longer, stay younger and enjoy life more. The free GetOutside app inspires you to make the most of your time outside by finding out where to go and what to do. Planning a great day out has never been easier!

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What’s inside GetOutside?


Find places to visit and things to see across Great Britain all in one app. From public gardens and attractions to ideas on where to go for outdoor activities, such as tennis courts, and bike hire. Search by useful facilities like parking and toilets.


Keep up to date with what’s going on in your local area and find out what outdoor events are coming up across Great Britain. Promote your own event for free by adding it straight to the app.

Get involved

Help build a community to get more people outside. Share insider knowledge and promote your local area by adding your favourite places and events straight to the app. You can also upload photos to help people learn more about a place.


Get inspired with a preview of easy circular walking and cycling routes from OS Maps, with full directions to the start. Search by duration and distance to find something suitable for everyone.

Things to do

Whether you’re looking for something to do in your lunch break or you need to keep the kids occupied for the day, we’ve got you covered. Find ideas for things to do that won’t break the bank. From running your first 5km to animal spotting, there’s something for everyone outside.

Get Inspired

From short articles on the best places to visit, ideas on what to do, beginner's guides to expert knowledge, we’ll provide you with the know-how to help you get outside. Discover more from without leaving the app.

Share and save

Make planning days out easy by saving your favourite activities and sharing them with friends and family. By remembering where you’ve been, you’ll be able to re-visit and recommend, so others can enjoy it too.

Key Features

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Set and search any location
Find places to visit
Browse local events
Discover low cost things to do
Discover tried and tested routes
Add your own public place
Add your own public or private event
Upload photos of place/event
See facilities nearby
See other activities nearby
Explore in map view
Ideas, inspiration and beginner's guides
Detailed information about a place
Save activites
Share activites with friends
Join the community
Get directions
Discover places to stay
Personal preferences

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Please note, due to COVID-19 some places, facilities and events may be unavailable. Please check before setting off. Please remember to always follow Government guidelines when spending time outside and stick to the countryside code.

Published: Jul 02, 2021 Edited: Mar 03, 2022

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Download the free GetOutside app for family-friendly things to do outside

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.

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OS Maps

Never explore without one! Stay safe, and stay active with Britain’s most accurate outdoor maps.

Be inspired to do more and go further by equipping yourself with the best tools for the job. Our maps are built on 220 years of experience - we keep walkers, runners, cyclists and more safe in the great outdoors all year round.

Available from local outdoors retailers, bookshops and our online OS shop.

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