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Spending time with someone outside can do wonders for their mental and physical wellbeing. Use the free GetOutside app to search for places to visit across Great Britain, directions on how to reach them and things to do nearby. Why not show a friend or family member your favourite place or one you visited as a child?
Add your favourite places to the free GetOutside app so others can enjoy them too.
Location-based games are great fun and a good way of getting young and old of the house for some fresh air. Deemed the largest global treasure hunt, Geocaching is one of the most popular outdoor gaming apps and it's free.
We asked cyclists and walkers about Geocaching in the first in our series of outdoor game reviews.
Extend your summer staycation by dining al fresco. This can be as simple as taking your morning coffee and pastry outside or as extravagant as filling a cool box with your favourite dishes. Read our handy guide on how to have the perfect picnic and try baking one of our favourite British picnic recipes.
From manhunt and hopscotch to boules and rounders, everyone has a favourite outdoor game. Rally up your friends and family this National GetOutside Day for fun in your local park or green space.
Use the free GetOutside app to find your nearest green space using the map and add your own public or private event to organise your game.
Lend a hand to your neighbour by helping them with their gardening, painting a fence or carrying groceries back from the shop. These good deeds will provide a healthy dose of fresh air, plenty of satisfaction and help build lasting relationships.
Growing your own veg is a great project to help you and your neighbours spend more time outside. If you're lacking outdoor space, choose veggies that can be planted in pots, like tomatos and chilis.
Help someone get outside by treating them to gift they can enjoy outdoors. A flask for their morning walk, a pair of cosy new walking socks or a custom-made map of their local area, there's gear to make everyone's outdoor time more enjoyable.
Treat someone to an e-gift card and make the outdoors even better.
“Your best memories aren't always about where you are or what you are doing. Sometimes it's more about who shared that moment with you.”
Head over to our partner page to see what they're doing for National GetOutside Day including special offers, events and more ideas to help you enjoy your time outside.
Let’s work together and get everyone outside this September, leaving nothing but footprints as we go!
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