WILD NIGHT OUT: GET INVOLVED
There are so many ways you can go wild at night. Anyone and everyone can take this opportunity to make some 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: IDEAS
This Wild Night Out, you could…
Camp-out in the wilderness, a campsite or your back garden
Explore the countryside or a National Park by moonlight
Go on a night bike ride
Go on a nocturnal nature watch: search for bats, watch foxes, stargaze
Kayak down a river by torchlight
Run a mountain range under the cover of darkness
Join a Wild Night Out Camp-out
Just make sure to always use the hashtag #WildNightOut2019!!
For more inspiration, check out these excellent stories from previous Wild Nights Out and helpful how-to guides.
WILD NIGHT OUT: STORIES
On June 30th 2018 Phoebe Smith, Ollie Laker and John Pike undertook a challenge to sleep dangling from 10 vertigo-inducing wonders.
Is there anything better than spending a night under the stars? Pitching a tent and falling asleep to the peaceful silence of night…
For Wild Night Out 2018 I invited my friends and their - in total, six babies and toddlers - round to our house for a camp-out.
How do you have a wild night out when you don’t particularly like camping? You go for a wild night swim instead!
One Saturday in 2018, we cycled along the Strawberry Path in Somerset with our young son, ready to camp out wild…
Recently I lost an elderly friend, Paddy. My favourite memory of her was when she participated in Wild Night Out at over 80 years old…
WILD NIGHT OUT: HOW-TO GUIDES
Garden camping is an excellent way to introduce camping to children. Here are a few ideas and tips for spending a night in the garden…
Campfire cooking is brilliant fun, and if you’ve never tried it before, Wild Night Out is the perfect time to give it a go.
As any seasoned wild camper will tell you, a bit of forward planning and scoping out potential sites makes all the difference…
Campfires can be a great centrepiece for any camping trip, but it is vitally important that you do this safely.
One of the best things about camping out is switching off from modern life, Here are a few nature craft activities to keep you busy…
Spending a night under the stars away from civilisation is a feeling money can’t buy. It’s the ultimate adventure.
For even more inspiration, you can scroll through the archives from previous Wild Night Out events…
Join us to tackle Snowdonia’s toughest and most beautiful peaks - all fifteen over 3000ft. One of the UK’s biggest hiking challenges, only the most determined finish.
19th - 21st July 2019
Learn the basics of bikepacking on this introductory course, pedal in the Peak District and sleep under the stars on this popular weekend adventure. Suitable for beginners.
3rd - 4th Aug 2019
Voted as one of the ‘Top 50 things to do in The World’ by Lonely Planet, this River Journey Adventure just outside London is one not to be missed! Spend a weekend perfecting your paddling and wild camp in a secluded woodland.
31st Aug - 1st Sept 2019
Experience the mountains in a completely new way, with this Full Moon Night Hike in the Black Mountains. We'll be summiting Waun Fach whilst everyone else is tucked up in bed.
14th - 15th Sept 2019
Enjoy an exhilarating weekend scrambling some of Snowdonia’s most iconic, rugged ridges and receive specialist psychological performance coaching to improve your mental focus for more challenging routes.
27th - 29th Sept 2019
Join Explorers Connect in Cornwall for our End of Summer Party! Surfing, hiking the SW coast path, BBQ, and a night at the Proms at the open air Minack Theatre. ‘Sea’ the season out in style.
27th - 30th Sept 2019
Join us for some group fun in the warm waves of North Devon this October, staying in some luxurious surf lodges just a stone’s throw from the beach. Beginner-friendly.
11th - 13th Oct 2019
This hands-on workshop will see you distilling your adventures into sentences that sing. It'll cover the techniques to harness your story and editors' pet hates. It’ll consider what you want your words to do and help you find your style.
23rd - 24th November 2019
Our annual ski and snowboarding trip is back! Explore the hidden gem of La Rosière, with all the fun of an Explorers Connect trip, all abilities welcome.
19th - 26th January 2020
Location is everything on this unique adventure. Our lodge is remote, accessible only on foot and surrounded by the peaks of Great Gable and Kirk Fell in the heart of the Lake District National Park.
6th - 8th March 2020