Plan an Adventure for Wild Night Out 2017

Plan an Adventure for Wild Night Out 2017

What is Wild Night Out?

If you haven’t heard of it before, Wild Night Out is the ‘UK’s most adventurous fundraiser’ and this year takes place on Saturday 1st July. Now in it’s second year, it’s a great opportunity for friends, families and groups to get together, have fun and, most importantly, get outside. Furthermore, Wild Night Out raises money for two great causes, The Youth Adventure Trust and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Both of these amazing organisations do so much to help young people from all backgrounds to access the outdoors.

With the average child spending 6 hours a day in front of a screen, outdoor time is more important than ever.

So how can you get involved?

Quite easily! All you need to do is plan a night (and day) of adventure on 1st July and get outside. Now obviously not everyone can do an overnight adventure, but it really doesn’t matter. You can tailor your adventure to your own circumstances and do it your own way. It doesn’t have to be anything too challenging,  I’m a big fan of microadventures, which is the perfect concept for Wild Night Out. The important thing is that you spend some time outdoors and have some fun. If you have other plans on 1st July, you can even do it on another day.

Here’s a few ideas if you fancy joining in:

  • Camp in your garden
  • Try something new, it could be kayaking, roller blading or nordic walking, it doesn’t matter as long as you’ve never done it before
  • Get your wellies and go pond dipping
  • Stargazing
  • Watching the sunrise and/or sunset
  • Cook outside
  • Try a new walking route
  • Geocaching
  • Get your kids to plan a route and let them lead the way
  • A themed scavenger hunt

What would your ideal outdoor adventure be? Let me know in the comments below.






  • Lauren Lauren June 06, at 08:34

    This is a brilliant idea. I love the idea of going star gazing. I found out a while back that occasionally you can see the Northern Lights from the UK and came across the website below.whil looking into it
    It has a list of some of the best places to go star gazing (away from light pollution) as well as some downloadable activities and star charts.


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