WILD NIGHT OUT
29th June 2019
For one night each year we are encouraging you to get outside.
On 29th June 2019, people across the UK will be coming together to have adventures outdoors, big and small. We’d love you to join us. We believe that Britons are spending too much time indoors. We think the answer is to encourage and support each other to get outside. What better way than to set a date in the diary?
WHAT IS WILD NIGHT OUT?
As a society we are spending too much time indoors which is adversely affecting well-being. Fewer people are getting outside. Only a third of children in Britain spend more than an hour a day outdoors. A quarter of UK adults are classed as physically inactive, getting fewer than 30 minutes of moderate exercise a week.
We believe the solution is to support and encourage each other to Get Outside. Spending time outside has been proven to help with mental health problems including anxiety and depression as well as the physical benefits to getting active. Its also fun! Wild Night Out is a dedicated date in the diary for us all to get outside to experience nature afresh under the cover of darkness.
Wild Night Out was started by Explorers Connect founder Belinda Kirk in 2016. After 20 years of taking people of all ages into the wilderness, she understands first-hand the positive impact that adventure can have on people's lives.
PLAN YOUR WILD NIGHT OUT
This year you can plan your own Wild Night Out, or join an existing Wild Night Out Camp-out (see below).
There are so many ways you can go wild at night, including wild swimming, night bike rides, family camp-outs… Anyone and everyone can take this opportunity to make amazing memories to treasure forever.
To get your imagination going, we’ve gathered together some ideas, stories, and how-to guides to help you design the very best Wild Night Out for you.
JOIN A WILD NIGHT OUT CAMP-OUT
This year, we will be hosting group Wild Night Out Camp-Outs, for people who would like to join others for a big Wild Night Out.
On 29th June 2019, four Wild Night Out camp-outs will be held at YHA wilderness campsites in Cornwall, Windermere, Brecon Beacons & the New Forest, hosted by various friends of Explorers Connect, and with planned adventure talks, walks, bushcraft and more.
Everest explorer Holly Budge will also be hosting an event on the South Downs.
Find the camp-out for you and book your space…
WILD NIGHT OUT YHA DISCOUNT
The YHA have generously offered discounts for all bookings made for Wild Night Out; 29th June 2019, at any of their 45 wilderness campsites around the UK…
Pitch your tent and camp for just £10 – use the code WILDCAMP-19 when you book online
Get 25% off YHA’s range of glamping options using the code WILDGLAMP-19 when you book online
Terms and conditions
Subject to availability. Offer available on selected hostels only. Offer only available on new bookings made online from now until 29th June 2019 for stays on 29th June 2019. Offer is for accommodation only and membership discount cannot be used in conjunction with this offer. Excludes Exclusive Hire products. Promotional terms and conditions apply and bookings made with this promotional code are booked on a non-cancellable, non-amendable rate. Offer not available for groups of 16 or over. YHA reserves the right to amend or end this offer at any time.
WILD NIGHT OUT NEWSLETTER
Wild Night Out raises awareness & funds to support the Youth Adventure Trust, a registered youth development charity working with vulnerable young people aged 11 to 16. The charity provides an outdoors programme enabling them to experience success, learn to go beyond their own expectations and grow in confidence These courses tackle long term issues and help to promote healthy, happy futures
So far 5,000 people have participated raising over £66,000 for charity. Participating or not you can still donate to this great cause.
We love to see your Wild Night Out adventure photos, films and stories - share them with us and you could win vouchers generously donated by gorgeous clothing company Boden and outdoor specialist Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
For your chance to win:
Tag us on your favourite social media channel @wildnightoutuk on Twitter & Instagram / @wildnightout on Facebook
Use the hashtag #WildNightOut2019
We’ll choose our favourite stories, and five winners will receive prizes:
1 x £100 worth of Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports vouchers
3 x £50 worth of Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports vouchers
1 x £50 worth of Boden vouchers
N.B. There will be no cash alternatives for any prizes won. Winners will be announced after the Wild Night Out weekend.