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60 Family Friendly Festivals in the UK

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Looking for a different kind of holiday in 2017? Why not try a festival? 

Finding a festival that’s suitable for you and your children to attend can be a challenge, not to mention expensive. So we’ve taken the hard work out of searching and provided 60 of our top picks and best of all they’re all family friendly!

If you’re planning on attending a festival this year then be sure to read out our Festival Checklist

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Six Nations of the Outdoors Tournament

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If the Six Nations countries faced off in a battle of the outdoors? Who’d win?

As we welcome in February, along with it comes the Six Nations rugby tournament. We’re not so much into rugby, but we do love the six nations that take part. So we got to thinking, what if the six nations taking part faced off in a head to head vote with the best of their outdoors on offer? So that’s exactly what we’re going to do:

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25 Recommended Outdoor/Adventure Books

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Take your imagination on an adventure with these books  

When the day is done and you want to put your feet up in front of the fire, kick back in your camping chair under the stars, or lay out on the beach – there’s nothing finer than a good adventure story to whisk your mind away with tales of exploration and discovery. So we’ve compiled a list of some recommended books to take you on the trip of a lifetime.

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How To Shoot Fantastic Outdoor Photographs – Whatever Your Device

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How To Shoot Outdoor Photos Like A Pro – Whatever Your Device

You’re new to the outdoors and you want to show your friends and family just what they’re missing out on. So how can you entice them to join you on your countryside walk or mountain biking trip? By capturing incredible, high-quality images that reflect exactly how you saw the landscape – striking, colourful, and dramatic.

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Hi Gear Win ‘Best Family Tents’ Award

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Hi Gear score top honours in two categories in tent satisfaction survey 

The Camping and Caravanning Club has announced the results of its tent, caravan and motorhome surveys in the first ever combined Owner Satisfaction Awards, run in partnership with Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines, with Hi Gear scoring top result in two categories.

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New for 2017 Hi Gear Elite Tents are #BackInBlue

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We’re so glad it’s Blue Monday! 

Apparently we’re supposed to be miserable on Blue Monday, but that doesn’t seem very fun. So when Blue Monday hit we decided to get excited about the new 2017 range of Hi Gear Elite tents, because they’re #BackInBlue. Take a look at the range below as we go over what you can expect from the Hi Gear Elite range this year. Read more

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Set yourself an outdoor goal for 2017

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Looking for a New Years Resolution? Challenge yourself!

As the New Year approaches and we’re all guilty of making those loose new year’s resolutions that have often fallen by the wayside by the end of January, why not set yourself a challenge in 2017? We’ve pulled together a list of ideas for your outdoors resolution. Set a target and smash it this year!

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Zombie Survival Kit List

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Why GO Outdoors is your one-stop zombie survival shop 

Whether you’re a fan of Halloween, horror movies or The Walking Dead, there is a big obsession with zombies in the world today. The obsession stretches so far that the Pentagon actually has a zombie survival plan, so fear of the undead is a very real thing. So it got us thinking – what would you if we really were subject to a zombie apocalypse? Simple answer: Get to GO Outdoors. Now I know what you’re thinking: ‘Even in times of apocalyptic impending doom these guys are STILL trying to get me in store?’, but hear us out and we think you’ll agree with our thought process.

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10 Campsites to Spend the Night in Cairngorms

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Spend the night camping in Cairngorms

If you’re going to experience the great outdoors, what better way is there to do it than by camping out underneath the millions of stars – all visible in the night sky that fills the Cairngorms. Throw into the mix the possibility to see the Northern Lights at certain times and you’re all set for a brilliant time away. Check out some of our favourite campsites and other forms of outdoor accommodation:

 

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Repair and Care for your Tent

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Make sure your tent is in great shape before it hibernates for another year 

The British summer came and went, and came and went in typically British style, the varying weather we experience can really put your tent to the test. As summer draws to a close and the kids go back to school, we look at what can be done to make sure your tent is in tip top shape ready for next year.

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13 Camping Desserts to Try on Your Next Trip

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13 Camping Desserts to Tempt the Sweet Tooth

If you’re like me, then dessert is the best meal of the day. We’ve put together a list of 13 desserts that are worth trying on your next camping trip. Some take some at home prep, some can be made at your tent – but all can be devoured outside your canvas home. Now I must warn you – I am not here to be your diet’s friend, and I’m not even sorry.

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Guest Blog: Can you identify a Kingfisher?

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Can you identify a Kingfisher? If so, you’re one of few Brits who can 

In a survey* carried out by holiday expert Camping in the Forest, figures reveal what we’ve all long suspected – we’re a nation of nature ignorant and ‘beWILDered Brits’.

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12 tips to become a Barbecue Master

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Hold Me, Grill Me, Eat Me, Thrill Me 

With barbecue restaurants popping up all over the UK and anybody that can, offering a pulled pork sandwich – we all need to step up our personal barbecue standards. Burgers and sausages are fine, they’re the corner stone of every great barbecue, but what can you do to really rule the grill? We’ve pulled together a few tips on how to become a barbecue master.

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Tips for Camping with Children

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Thinking of camping with the kids? We’ve got some tips to make it easier 

Camping is one of the best types of holidays for family bonding, it’s an activity everyone can get involved with and create memories for a lifetime. If it’s your first trip, you may have reservations and be worried about whether they’ll like it, whether other campers might complain, or how you’ll fill all that time so you don’t get the dreaded ‘im bored’. We’re here to help and have compiled a list of tips to help out.

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Host Your Own Camping Sports Event

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Dads, lets not get too competitive now.

Inspired by the 2016 games in Rio, we were thinking how fun it would be to host your own family games on the campsite this summer (you could even get your fellow campers involved to up the competition). Here we’ve put together some ideas for events to host in your own games, but the beauty is, the event can be as big as you like.

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10 New Forest Campsites to Try

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Check out these New Forest Campsites, a favourite spot for families 

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sleeping under the stars. Pitching a tent, building a campfire and spending a few nights living closer to nature can be a great way to unwind and escape the stress of day-to-day life.

Renowned for its natural beauty and wildlife, New Forest is a brilliant destination if you’re planning a camping holiday – here are our top 10 picks for campsites in the area.

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10 Yorkshire Dales Campsites for that Perfect Pitch

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Stay the night at one of our 10 recommended Yorkshire Dales campsites 

Family camping holidays should be fun for everyone, presenting opportunities to get at one with nature. So if you’re thinking of visiting the Yorkshire Dales why not stop at one of these popular, family-friendly campsites?

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Things You’ll Spot at Every UK Campsite

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There’s some things you’ll see at any UK campsite this Summer

Camping is one of the UK’s favourite pastimes. Year after year thousands of couples, families and groups of friends head off to spend time on organised campsites for their summer holidays. The early morning trek to the toilets, the onsite disco at night – some things are the same no matter which site you head to, so we’ve created some bingo cards to check off on your next camping holiday.

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Air Tents Improve Marital Bliss say Experts

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Camping frustration lowers by up to 40% 

New research shows that tensions among family campers are finally being eased, due to the innovation of inflatable tents. The ability to pitch in minutes is said to be giving couples less time to argue about the instructions, and more time to relax.

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Our Favourite Places in Wales – #StDavidsDay

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We celebrate some fantastic outdoor locations in Wales

March 1st is St David’s Day, so we asked GO members of staff for their favourite places in Wales to celebrate the rich outdoor landscape. We cover off beaches, walks, mountain bike trails and more.  Read more

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