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29th June 2019

Image: Donna Rourke


On 29th June 2019, fewer people will be sleeping in their beds as, all across the UK, people will be coming together to have outdoor adventures, big and small. And wed love you to join us.


We believe that Britons are spending too much time indoors, which is adversely affecting our well-being, and that the answer is to encourage and support each other to get 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. 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.

Image: Belinda Kirk

Image: Belinda Kirk


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 some memories to treasure forever. On the Explorers Connect website, you can find plenty of ideas, stories, and how-to guides to help you design the very best Wild Night Out for you. Head to www.explorersconnect.com/wild-night-out to find out more.


This year, we will also be hosting group Wild Night Out Camp-Outs, for people who would like to join others for a big Wild Night Out - in partnership with YHA and some high profile explorers.


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.


Everyone needs a Wild Night Out, and there's a Wild Night Out for everyone!


How will you go wild?