Wild Night Out
11th July 2020
For one night each year we are encouraging you to get outside.
On 11th July 2020, 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
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.
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 our partners. Exact prize details for 2020 are currently TBC, but will be announced nearer the time.
For your chance to win:
Tag us on your favourite social media channel @wildnightoutuk on Twitter & Instagram / @wildnightout on Facebook
Use the hashtag #WildNightOut2020
We’ll choose our favourite stories, and winners will receive prizes in the post.
N.B. There will be no cash alternatives for any prizes won. Winners will be announced after the Wild Night Out weekend.