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GetOutside app

• • Apr 01, 2000 •

Packed full of outdoor ideas across Great Britain, the GetOutside app makes it easier for everyone to find things to do locally.

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Stepping outside for a breath of fresh air does wonders for our health and wellbeing. We firmly believe an active outdoor lifestyle helps you live longer, stay younger and enjoy life more. The GetOutside app helps you make the most of your time outside and gives you the confidence to go outdoors – knowing where to go and what to do.

Find things to do locally

Discover what’s around you including places, events, walking and cycle routes, facilities like toilets and parking, plus areas of greenspace that you may not have known existed!

From running challenges to family games, nature reserves to local attractions, the GetOutside app offers plenty of ideas for a great time outside that doesn’t cost the earth. Keep up to date with what’s going on in your local area and across Great Britain with outdoor events.

Be part of it!

Add your own places and events so that others can enjoy them too. The more hidden gems we share with each other the more we’ll have fun outside. You can also upload photos to existing places and events with a touch of a button – can you be the first to add a photo? The challenge is on!

To explore 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.

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

Whether you’re looking for something to do on your lunch break or, thinking ahead to the weekend, the GetOutside app saves time and takes the hassle out of organising outdoor activities. You can also use it whilst out and about for ideas and information on what to do next, to extend your time outside.


Great routes for everyone

Explore your local area with tried and tested walks and top cycling routes suitable for all ages.

If you’re exploring somewhere new, search by location for a list of great routes to follow. Select how long you want to walk or cycle for, and we’ll suggest some suitable routes which you’ll be able to see on a map.

Search, save and share

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

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

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: Apr 01, 2000 Edited: Apr 14, 2021

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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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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.

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