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Best UK locations to fossil hunt and spot wildlife

08/10/2021 All of Great Britain 5 mins read

There are many fantastic locations to find fossils and spot wildlife in the UK. Discovering fossils from millions of years ago makes a fantastic day out. Here are a few of our favourite places to find fossils and wildlife.

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7 top tips for getting outside in the rain

01/10/2021 5 mins read

When it's damp and dreary outside there's still so much fun to be had! Here are 7 top tips for enjoying the outdoors when the weather's not playing ball. Pull on your wellies, put on your waterproofs and get outside in the rain!

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Wallace and Gromit's new outdoor game

29/09/2021 South West 5 mins read

‘Fix up the City’ is a new free gaming app that features Wallace and Gromit and to play it you’ll need to visit Bristol’s Millennium Square or Cardiff Bay. The OS Games team went to check it out.

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OS Game Review: Geocaching

01/09/2021 10 minutes read

Introducing the first in our series of outdoor game reviews: Geocaching. We spoke to walkers and cyclists to see what they thought of the popular location-based game Geocaching.

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How to have the perfect picnic

29/07/2021 5 minutes read

OS GetOutside Champion and Fell Foodie, Harrison Ward, reveals his top tips on how to have the perfect picnic including what to take and where to go.

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Great British bakes for picnics and adventures

16/07/2021 All of Great Britain 10 min read

Discover some traditional baked treats from all corners of Great Britain and follow these easy recipes so you can prepare the perfect picnic or stock up for your next walk.

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Why visiting a PYO farm is the best day out

05/07/2021 10 minutes read

Craft Invaders, Sarah Whiting gives us 10 reasons why you should visit a Pick Your Own farm this summer. She talks us through the best methods used to pick gooseberries, raspberries, currants and strawberries. Plus, find out how to make your own jam with her special recipe guide.

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Ideas to help you to GetOutside in a city

04/06/2021 5 minutes read

Children are spending less time outside and the blame is often put onto our urbanised living. That needn't be the excuse, as there are plenty of ways to enjoy nature in urban areas. Addi, mum of two from Team AA and Leeds resident, reveals how you can escape from your doorstep.

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Five fantastic walks with kids

05/03/2021 All of Great Britain 10 min read

GetOutside Champions Jen & Sim Benson are massive advocates of an outdoor family lifestyle in the Great British outdoors. Their fantastic new book '100 Great Walks with Kids' is packed with woodland adventures, tasty treks, trails through time, mini mountains and wildlife wanders for the whole family to enjoy!

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8 tips for getting outside with a baby

03/03/2021 10 min read

GetOutside Champion Suzanne lives on the edge of the Peak District and has been hiking with her five- and one-year-old boys since they were babies. Here are her 8 top tips for getting outside with a baby.

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Free puzzles to crack


Do you have a penchant for puzzles and a madness for maps? The Great British Treasure Hunt puzzle book combines the two, and with over 350 puzzles to choose from, you'll be delving into 40 of our much loved OS Explorer Maps to hunt for hidden treasure.

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Join the GetOutside Challenge!


Getting outside every day during winters will do wonders for our physical and mental wellbeing. Wrap up warm and explore from your doorstep with these ideas from the free GetOutside Challenge Calendar.

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