Festivals

Tips to Survive a Family Festival

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How to survive a family festival – Top tips from Deer Shed 

Here at GO Outdoors we just love the festival season. Everyone is in a great mood and they’re on their way to enjoy a day or weekend full of their favourite activities, and in the case of family-friendly festivals like the Deer Shed Festival it’s a chance to enjoy all of your favourite things with your favourite people.

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Clean Yourself Without Water!

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GO Outdoors Welcomes Pits & Bits, NEW for 2017 

Pits & Bits is a fun range of liquid soaps and shampoos that wash you effectively without additional water or rinsing. Pits and Bits is ideal for post race washing, cycling to work, camping, hiking, camping and festivals. No more muddy legs, sweaty pits or facing those awful festival showers.

So how does it work?

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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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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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10 Ways to Survive a Wet Festival

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Don’t become a meme for the wet weather this year, be prepared. 

British festivals and wet weather go together like beans on toast. Around June-August in Britain, the weather seems to forget that it’s supposed to be in the height of summer and throw down days of rain, usually when you’re outside in a field at a music festival. The rain shouldn’t ruin your weekend, if you’re prepared. Here are our tips to get you through.

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What to expect at a UK Music Festival

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Lets celebrate the great British music festival

Rain or shine, the masses descend on the UK festival scene throughout the summer. Whether you’re a hard rocker at Download or a hard raver at Creamfields, there are some things that all festival goers can relate to. So lets celebrate the start of the festival season 2016 with some of the great eccentricities that make up the UK music festival.

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50 Family Friendly Festivals

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Looking for a camping holiday with a difference? Check out these family friendly festivals under £150

What springs to mind when you think of the word ‘festival’? Mud, crowds and portaloos? Have you always wanted to find one that’s suitable for your children to attend, without being too expensive? Well you’re in luck because we’ve found 50 of the best family-friendly festivals for less than £150 (although we can’t promise they’ll all lack mud, and a mile-long queue for the toilet!). So you can make a short holiday of it without having to worry about mounting costs, not to mention whether or not it’s appropriate for your kids.

Read on for our guide to 50 great alternative festivals – whether you’re interested in music, arts, science, space, literature, sport or food and drink, we’ve got the perfect festival for you and your family this year.

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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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How to fit a rucksack and pack it correctly

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Walk in comfort with your pack correctly fitted 

All too often a rucksack is chosen based on price, or features alone, with no thought for how it might fit and feel when you’re out and about. In this article we’ll take you through how to correctly fit your rucksack, and the best way to pack it.

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Six Nations of the Outdoors: England

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It’s difficult to escape the popularity of the Six Nations rugby tournament at this time of year, but while the teams duke it out on the field, we asked GO Outdoors blog readers to vote for which of the Six Nation countries was the best for the outdoors person. In third place we have England.

Ignore the weather, there’s plenty to see!

Six Nations of the Outdoors: 3rd Place England.

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10 bands added to Sonisphere festival

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Limp Bizkit, Chas & Dave and more to play Knebworth 

Sonisphere makes it’s return in 2014 after a brief hiatus, the rock festival known for taking a few risks with it’s line up choices hasn’t missed a beat with another 10 bands being announced for an already highly anticipated weekend at Knebworth house.

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15 bands added to Download Festival

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The Download festival line up is bolstered with 15 more bands. 

Struggling with the January blues? Download Festivals could sense your pain, and they’ve come back with a bumper announcement of another 15 bands to add to what is being hailed by festival booker Andy Copping as their ‘most diverse line up to date’.

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UK Festival Facts

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Wellies and sun cream at the ready, it’s time to crank up the live music

Who doesn’t love a good fact? It’s festival season again, and while the summer’s biggest events gear up to welcome musical acts from around the world, we’ve got you covered for facts to get you excited for the upcoming season. For example did you know you can track the origin of the music festival back 3,000 years? Do you know how many pop up tents it’d take to sleep the max capacity of Glastonbury festival if they all paired up? No? Then read on!

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Which festival should you spend your money on?

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In tougher times for the wallet, which festival should you spend your cash on?

The folks over at Vouchercodes.co.uk have come up with a great infographic that shows which festivals are worth the ever increasing price tags. Where does your favourite festival rank? Take a look at the infographic below to find out:

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What do you need to take to a festival?

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The boys from the GO Outdoors show take us through festival basics.

The boys are back in town, the boys are back in town – Mike and Ollie return with a new episode of the GO Outdoors Show, and this time they spent the weekend at Wychwood festival going through the basics of what a festival camper needs to take with them. They also managed to upgrade someone’s camping set up. Take a look…

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Staff Choices: Top 5 Tents 2013

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Which gear would our staff choose from the upcoming season?

It’s always exciting coming into a new season, even if the weather doesn’t strictly follow us. In this series, we’re asking around head office for some staff ‘favourite 5s’ of the upcoming season. One of the items we are asked most about through the year are tents, so we went back to our Tent buyer Nick for his favourite 5 of 2013.

Top 5 Tents from Nick – Tent Buyer.

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Staff Choices: Camping Equipment Top 5 2013

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Which gear would our staff choose from the upcoming season?

In this series, we’re darting around head office picking up tips on what our staff’s favourite 5 products are in a variety of categories. This week we take a look at some added extras to take while camping.

Top 5 Camping Equipment pieces from Jeff – Camping Buyer.

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World’s Largest Kendal Mint Cake Attempt

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Kendal Mint Cake

Music and Mint Cake collide!

As the festival season marches on, Kendal Calling arrives July 29th until Sunday 31st of July. The event in Lowther Deer Park is already sold out and the excitement from festival goers is already starting to mount with names such as The Cribs, Blondie, Chase and Status and Frank Turner looking to top the bill.

Amidst the music over the weekend, a  few hard workers from Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe and Wilson’s Confectioners will be mixing and baking for the Sunday when they will be looking to set the record for the worlds largest Kendal Mint Cake. Read more

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