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Beatrix Potter & The Lake District

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On what would have been Beatrix Potter’s 150th Birthday

Today would have been beloved children’s author, Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday, but did you know she had and still has a huge effect on a large area of the Lake District National Park?

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Try something new in New Forest National Park

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Looking for fun new activities in the  New Forest? Here’s 10 to try 

A visit to New Forest is all about getting outdoors and enjoying the countryside, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to walking and cycling! There are an abundance of activities you and your family can try in the area, so why not give one of our top 10 ‘try something new’ suggestions a go?

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10 Family Friendly Activities in New Forest

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Fun family days out in the New Forest 

New Forest is a brilliant area to visit as a family, with tons of activities to keep the little ones busy and entertained. Here are some of our favourite family-friendly activities for you to try.

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Get the Kids Outdoors this Summer with Pokémon GO

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The game sweeping the nation may be the excuse your kids need to go hiking 

You can’t move right now without hearing about Pokémon GO in the news, the craze that has taken off and is becoming more popular with every country release. The game has just been released in the UK, and it’s already proving to be a fantastic way to get people outdoors, and may well be the excuse your kids need to have some great family hikes this summer. Take the hunt for computer generated creatures, to discover more around you in the real world.

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12 Games to Play With Kids on Car Journeys

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

The school holidays means it’s time for family holidays, day trips and plenty of time in the car. If your little angel turns into a broken ‘Are we there yet?’ record on long trips, we’ve compiled a list of the very best in-car games to play to make time consuming journeys fly by.

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Try Something New in the Yorkshire Dales

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10 Alternative Activities to try in Yorkshire Dales National Park 

A lot of people find themselves scratching their heads and wondering what new activities they could try whether individually, as a couple or as a family. In the Yorkshire Dales there are plenty of things to try your hand at, and we’ve compiled a list of our favourites in our Try Something New guide.

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10 Family Activities to try in the Yorkshire Dales

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Quality family time is important, try these 10 places in the Yorkshire Dales 

Family holidays are always difficult to get right, especially with so many different opinions and preferences. In the Yorkshire Dales, however, you’re certain to find something for everyone – even if it’s the first time you’ve given it a try. We’ve listed some of our favourite family activities here:

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Our favourite places in Ireland – #StPatricksDay

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We take a look at some great outdoor spots on the emerald isle

St Patrick’s Day means a lot of things to a lot of people, but for us we’ve taken it as a great excuse to shine some light on an often forgotten outdoor gem. Both the Republic or Ireland and Northern Ireland have some truly luscious scenery for the outdoor fan, and with many activities on offer, it’s certainly worth venturing away from Temple Bar for a few days to check it out. We asked GO staff where their favourite outdoor spots were in Ireland, and here’s what we have come up with. Read more

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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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Try Something New in Loch Lomond & Trossachs

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Try Something New

Loch Lomond offers a wealth of opportunities for adventure. Check out our top picks and try something new today.

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10 Family Activities to try in Loch Lomond & Trossachs

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Fun for all the family in one of Scotland’s favourite National Parks

With plenty on offer for people of all ages to enjoy, make Loch Lomond your next family trip.

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What is Geocaching?

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Geocaching is on the rise, and is quickly becoming a family favourite activity 

Take the health benefits of a good walk, the thrill of exploring and add in all the fun of a treasure hunt and you’ve got an activity that is fun for adults and kids alike. That’s geocaching, and it’s on the rise here in the UK.

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Tips for Capturing Great Actioncam Shots

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Acquire awe-inspiring footage with an action camera

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but sometimes there’s nothing quite like video to capture the whole story in all of its glory. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your action camera.

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Discover the Outdoors With Your DSLR

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Delight in detail with your DSLR

Taking a step up from your smartphone? We’ve asked some professional photographers for some great tips for capturing those winning shots with a DSLR camera.

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Tips for Better Photos on Your Smartphone

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How to take fantastic outdoor photographs with your smartphone

Only have your smartphone to hand? There’s nothing stopping you from capturing great shots of your outdoor experience. Follow these tips for better shots.

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Family Fun Days at GO Outdoors Stores – Part 2

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Join us August 15th for more family fun in store 

In the second weekend of family fun days, even more GO Outdoors stores are getting involved with some fantastic activities for all the family to enjoy in your local area.

If you live near any of the following, do pay us a visit:

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Family Fun Days at GO Outdoors Stores – Part 1

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Join us August 8th in a selection of our stores for family activities 

Come and join us at your local GO Outdoors store and enjoy lots of fun activities for the whole family. There’s plenty going on at GO, so bring the whole family and take part in any of the following:

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Are children missing out on adventure?

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Research from Go Ape shows parents think children don’t go outside enough 

Almost any classic film or book where the kids are the heroes involves action, adventure and exploration. New research from Go Ape states that 49% of parents surveyed felt their children would class ‘play-time’ as watching TV and playing on computer games, with many children expected to spend 14 hours and 28 minutes per week staring at a screen throughout July and August.

The results from a recent survey are in and we’ve got some the findings below:

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10 Family Friendly Activities in Snowdonia

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Adventure should be for all the family, here are 10 spots to try in Snowdonia

If you’re visiting Snowdonia with your children in tow, you’re in for a real treat – because there are so many exciting opportunities to get involved in…

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Try Something new in Snowdonia this year

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10 activities to get involved with in Snowdonia, that you might not have thought of

With so much on offer in Snowdonia, don’t limit your stay to walking and climbing. We’ve found 10 exciting activities for you to try. So go on, try something new!

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