Nottinghamshire Outdoor Pursuits & Nature

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White Post Farm Centre
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White Post Farm Centre
For 20 years we’ve been entertaining millions of kids and adults, giving them the chance to get up close to thousands of friendly animals, like chicks, llamas, rabbits, cows and pigs & meerkats. The farm’s open every day of the year (Apart from Christmas Day & Boxing Day!) and with lots to do, rain or shine, it’s perfect...
Sherwood forest fun park
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Sherwood forest fun park
We are a family run business which dates back five generations of the Turvill family. We cater for families and children and our friendly and helpful staff aim to provide you with an inexpensive fun day out in one of the most beautiful locations - Sherwood Forest. We are situated at the entrance to Sherwood Country Park, and within ten minutes...
Sherwood Forest Country Park
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Sherwood Forest Country Park
The legendary stomping-ground of Robin Hood, this 450 acre country park is now part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and home to a fascinating eco-system. The forest has 900 veteran oak trees including England's Tree of the Year 2014, The Major Oak. Browse around the Visitor Centre shops or relax after a stroll in the Forest Table...
GO APE Sherwood Pines - Nottinghamshire
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GO APE Sherwood Pines - Nottinghamshire
If you like the idea of an amazing high wire forest tree top course then Go Ape could be just your thing. We have Tarzan swings, rope bridges, ladders, tunnels and zip lines suspended up to 40 feet high in the tree tops. Go Ape is an award-winning confidence course with branches throughout the UK.  The Go Ape course will appeal to a...
Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve - Retford
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Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve - Retford
Wetlands primary objective is to enable people of all ages to view and get close to animals they wouldn’t normally have the chance to see. Our 23-acre parkland also provides a fantastic location for a relaxing stroll in the countryside. Wetlands is an animal park set in purely natural surroundings. Leave the school and bus timetables...
Idle Valley
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Idle Valley
We welcome you visit to the reserve and centre. If you are a large walking group or organised group please contact us so we can discuss your interests, needs and if necessary your seating arrangements in the centre's café for refreshment. We have lots for families to do here, so please pick up activity sheets, hire a discovery pack, make...
Willow Tree Family Farm - Shirebrook
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Willow Tree Family Farm - Shirebrook
The activities of Willow Tree Family Farm are diverse, covering animal husbandry to Forest Schools, youth work to mentoring adults & children with low self-esteem and confidence. Known as a family attraction, a diamond on the outskirts of Shirebrook, Willow Tree Farm attracts hundreds of visitors each year. People come to enjoy Willow Tree...

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Creswell Crags
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Creswell Crags
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Further evidence came to light in 2003 with the discovery of Britain's only known Ice...
Clumber park
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Clumber park
Extensive and varied area of parkland and woods Idyllic lakeside walks in the pleasure ground The longest avenue of lime trees in Europe Bring your own, or hire a cycle and explore our woodland trails Clumber Chapel - a Gothic cathedral in miniature Culinary tastes of the past come to life in the Kitchen Garden Regular kids events,...
The Ashley - Worksop
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The Ashley - Worksop
HORSE PLAY - (Indoor Play Building) OPENING TIMES    Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9.30am - 2pm.Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 6pm. TOTS TIME    Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am - 12mn. £2.00 per child. PARTY PACKAGES    Are available from £5.99 please ring for details....
Floralands Farm Park - Lambley
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Floralands Farm Park - Lambley
Floralands Farm Park including Maize Maze in Nottingham offers a great day trip for families. There are lots of animals including donkeys, llamas, pigs, lambs, pygmy goats and highland cattle and also  animals to hold. Floralands Farm Park and Maize Maze has play equipment and even a miniature railway runs on selected days between April and...
The Maize
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The Maize
New for 2015! Get lost this summer in ‘THE MAIZE’ at Kelham Hall.  With over four acres of twists and turns to navigate, THE MAIZE is  fantastic fun for all the family!  If you manage to escape, a selection  of hot and cold drinks, ice creams and snacks are available from our  outdoor bar adjacent to THE...
Kelham Hall and Country Park
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Kelham Hall and Country Park
Kelham Hall & Country Park is a beautiful Victorian stately home located in the Trent Valley and nestling within 44 acres of stunning parkland. Open daily with free admission, the hall offers a number or year-round leisure facilities and an active family event calendar, making it the perfect place for days out.   Admission: Free...
Bolsover Castle
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Bolsover Castle
‘By an unlikely miracle,’ wrote the architectural historian Mark Girouard,‘the keep at Bolsover has survived into this century as an almost untouched expression in stone of the lost world of Elizabethan chivalry and romance.’ Dominating the countryside from its hilltop, Bolsover occupies the site of a medieval castle built...
Sundown Adventureland - Nr Retford
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Sundown Adventureland - Nr Retford
Now hosting the UK's first 'Angry Bird' activity theme for under 10's enjoy the rides and the adventure bird play area and fire balls at the birds! All children love a story in THE STORY BOOK VILLAGE, here at Sundown those wonderful tales spring magically to life “Who’s been eating my porridge, ask father Bear when you sit in his chair...
Kidsquadz
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Kidsquadz
Quad biking fun for all the family, quad parties, family sessions, quad ramble adventures and inflatable quad track hire. Bike sizes to suit from 6 years and up.
Holme Pierrepont Country Park
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Holme Pierrepont Country Park
Situated just 10 minutes away from Nottingham city centre, yet feels  a world away, Holme Pierrepont Country Park is set in 270 acres of  beautiful parkland.With excellent water facilities, accommodation, a  campsite, Family Fun Park, Life Fitness Gym and marvellous nature  trails for cycling and walking, Holme Pierrepont...
The Adrenalin Jungle
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The Adrenalin Jungle
The Adrenalin Jungle offers the very best in outdoor entertainment offering you a wide selection of events from  paintball, quad biking, 4×4 off road, archery, assault course, blindfold driving and and many more activities available to the general public, works events, birthdays in fact any occasion in the Nottingham, Derby, Leicester,...
Si5 Spymissions - Nottingham
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Si5 Spymissions - Nottingham
SpyMissions is a series of puzzles and challenges set aboard the battle cruiser UNS Steadfast. It has a brilliant storyline which brings it to life, from covertly boarding the vessel to the adrenaline-fuelled escape! making it the most exciting experience you will ever have. Si5 SpyMissions is the Ultimate Spy Experience.SpyMissions is a...
Nottingham Ghost Walk
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Nottingham Ghost Walk
Welcome, fellow spirit, and join us, as we reveal the ghostly secrets of this ancient city of Nottingham! In the shadows of the Castle, in a graveyard, and underground in the living sandstone rock, we weave our web of chilling tales. Rich and poor, noble and treacherous, young and old, Nottingham’s ghosts all await you (quite literally...
Nottingham Heroes and Villains Tour
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Nottingham Heroes and Villains Tour
Touring the key sites of interest in the City, you will hear fascinating and intriguing tales of Nottingham’s past, focusing on the principal characters of interest throughout time - Nottingham’s “Heroes and Villains”! And we of course look in detail ‘behind the legend’ of Nottingham's most famous character, ...
Tree Tops Activity Centre
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Tree Tops Activity Centre
We have a 5-a-side all weather pitch. Perfect for football, cricket and range of other activities. We host a weekly indoor 8-a-side cricket league in winter, for more information, head on over to our Treetops. Admission: Over 3s £4.95 Under 3s £3.95 Check out Toddler Time, too!    Opening Times: Open 7 days...
Wollaton Hall & Park - Nottingham
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Wollaton Hall & Park - Nottingham
Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor building, designed by Robert Smythson and completed in 1588, it is now the home to the city's Natural History Museum. Wollaton's Courtyard Stables are home to the city's Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, a vibrant...
Hardwick Hall
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Hardwick Hall
One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses     Spectacular Tudor treasure house     Built for 'Bess of Hardwick', Elizabethan England's second most powerful and wealthy woman     Outstanding 16th and 17th-century tapestries and embroideries     Fine historic...
Whisby Natural World Centre - Thorpe on the Hill
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Whisby Natural World Centre - Thorpe on the Hill
to the Natural World Centre situated in Whisby Nature Park. Please take a look around and discover our great cafe, Little Darters Wildlife and Adventure Play Park, exciting exhibitions, workshops and our unique gift shop.
Whisby Nature Park
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Whisby Nature Park
Whisby Nature Park is a beautiful landscape near Lincoln, full of  wildlife, walks and trails. Once barren and lifeless, this amazing  place now abounds with wildlife. The park was created by quarrying  for sand and gravel, but nature has reclaimed the pits and bare sand, creating habitats for many species. Admission: ...
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry - North Anston
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Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry - North Anston
When the centre first opened in the summer of 1994, it consisted of the Tropical house, some gardens and the start of the nature trail. Over the past 11 years the centre has evolved to included a wide range of animals. The centre currently is home to the Tropical House, Bird of prey centre, baby animal nursery, Pets corner and a mature nature...
Rother Valley Country Park - Sheffield
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Rother Valley Country Park - Sheffield
Located on the borders of Yorkshire and Derbyshire, near the towns of Rotherham, Chesterfield and Worksop and the city of Sheffield. The 750 acre park hosts a number of walking and cycling routes which link to the Trans Pennine Trail and Route 6 Sustrans.There are  5 lakes of which the main lake is 1 mile in length and...
Rother Valley Playdale - Sheffield
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Rother Valley Playdale - Sheffield
A mega outdoor play area designed to give kids, big, and smallhours of fun with very little effort from the adults. Playdales have climbing towers so big we call them Everest. then there is the space net a massive 40m Aerial runway. Playdale Playground Children's Activity Centres: Swings, climbing Frames, spinners, roadabout, jungle climber,...
Hartsholme Country Park
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Hartsholme Country Park
Hartsholme Country Park Advisory Group is focused on providing a  service to create visitor satisfaction.We will do everything possible  to look after your park! Admission: No fees we are aware of.    Opening Times:  Open generally daylight hours year round.
Frontline Combat Laser Quest - Lincoln
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Frontline Combat Laser Quest - Lincoln
Welcome to Frontline Lasertag based on the Lincolnshire Showground just outside Lincoln. We provide child or adult sessions of outdoor laserquest perfect for birthday parties, stag or hen do's, corporate days, teambuilding, social events and school trips.
Belton House
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Belton House
Restoration country house with magnificent interiors, gardens and park Film location for the BBC's Pride and Prejudice , Jane Eyre and Tom Jones Stunning silver and furniture collections Children and parents can dress up in Victorian clothing Orangery, Italian Garden with fountain and Dutch gardens Landscaped deer park for...
Attenborough Nature Reserve - Beeston
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Attenborough Nature Reserve - Beeston
Attenborough Nature Centre is an award winning Visitor and Education facility surrounded by the tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve. Situated within easy reach of Nottingham and Derby the Centre provides a “lifeline to the natural world”. Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Weekends 9am - 6pm Last orders 30 minutes...
LINCOLN MEDIEVAL BISHOPS' PALACE
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LINCOLN MEDIEVAL BISHOPS' PALACE
Standing almost in the shadow of Lincoln cathedral, with sweeping views over the ancient city and the countryside beyond, the medieval bishops’ palace was once among the most important buildings in the country. The administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, stretching from the Humber to the Thames, its architecture reflected...
Double Barrel Steakhouse
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Double Barrel Steakhouse
The Double Barrel Steakhouse is now under new management and has been fully refurbished with a new Champagne Lounge and family friendly Barn themed Restaurant. Along with a very tasty new menu. The steakhouse benefits from a specialist artisan English wine bar next door which is great place to meet before and after you dine. There is also a...
Elvaston Castle
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Elvaston Castle
Set four miles south-east of the city of Derby is Elvaston Castle Country Park, a picturesque site featuring over 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens. At the heart of the estate lies Elvaston Castle - a Gothic Revival masterpiece designed by James Wyatt in the early 1800s, based on the original house dating back to 1633. Wyatt's...
Crich Tramway Village - Matlock
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Crich Tramway Village - Matlock
Voted East Midlands ‘Best Day Out’ by viewers of BBC East Midlands Today, Crich Tramway Village has developed into one of Derbyshire's most unique family attractions. Trams run to and fro down a cobbled street past the former Derby Assembly rooms before passing under the Bowes-Lyon Bridge and climbing a mile and a half of track that...
Matlock Farm Park
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Matlock Farm Park
Matlock Farm Park is set in part of a 600 acre working farm with pony trekking, loads of animals to see and interact with and all in all providing a great day out with variety activities for all the family. Here at Matlock Farm Park, we are open all year round and hope to give you a wonderful visit in the fresh air and tranquility of the...
Gullivers Kingdom - Matlock Bath
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Gullivers Kingdom - Matlock Bath
From the moment you enter Gulliver's you enter another world where your imagination can roam free. Gulliver's Matlock Bath is nestled in a stunning hillside location where much of the magic comes from the amazing scenery and views. You can get away from it all and enter a world of wonder and fantasy, where anything is possible and your imagination...
The Heights of Abraham
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The Heights of Abraham
Welcome to one of the Peak District’s oldest and most popular days out, an attraction where stunning natural beauty is matched by human achievement and the historic blends seamlessly with the futuristic. Since first opening its gates to visitors in 1780 the Heights of Abraham has remained one of the Peak District’s most popular...
Hall Leys Park
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Hall Leys Park
This superb District Council park in the heart of Matlock celebrated its centenary year in 2011. In 2014 Hall Leys Park gained its seventhconsecutive Green Flag award from the Keep Britain Tidy Group, making it officially one of the best parks in  the whole of the UK. Admission:  Free to visit.    Opening Times: ...
Norfolk Heritage Park
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Norfolk Heritage Park
Norfolk Heritage Park has 30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, and the Centre in The Park with a Cafe. It is open throughout the year and free to visit. The Under 8s playground offers climbing, sliding and swinging while there is a separate more adventurous...
Bluebell Dairy - Derby
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Bluebell Dairy - Derby
Come and Play on our Play Area with all sorts of climbing frames, swings and trampolines. Meet and feed all our animals including: Peppa the Pot Bellied Pig Twinkle the donkey and Miss Molly the Shetland Pony Sarah the Sheep and her lambs Our Playful Goats Our Chickens, Ducks and their chicks All our Guinea Pigs And not to forget our latest...
Manor Farm and Woodland - Loughborough
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Manor Farm and Woodland - Loughborough
We still have the delightful donkeys as well as so many other wonderful animals - most of them rescued - and, of course, one of the largest collections of owls from around the World – you can even hold one! Our indoor and outdoor play areas offer something for everyone in all weathers. Enjoy our Young Farmers’ Play Barn and Fort...
Play Arena - Heeley
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Play Arena - Heeley
The Play Arena is an exciting family entertainment centre with a wide range of attractions offering activities and entertainment which will appeal to the whole family, from babies to adults, whatever the weather. At 18,000 square feet the venue is the largest in Sheffield. The Play Arena houses both indoor and outdoor play equipment, much of it...
The Climbing Works - Sheffield
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The Climbing Works - Sheffield
The Climbing Works is an indoor bouldering wall - bouldering is climbing without the need for ropes or harnesses. Find out more about bouldering here. Opened at the start of December 2006 in Sheffield, UK. Over 1000m² of indoor climbing surface in a 10,000sq ft building 8-10 graded circuits, each consisting of 40 colour-coded boulder...
Shepherds Place - Haxey
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Shepherds Place - Haxey
Visit Shepherds Place for an introduction to animals from home and abroad. With indoor and outdoor play areas, pony and trap rides, lamb feeding and goats to play with. Tearoom and gift shop. As a fun, humble, and educational petting farm our goal is introducing you and your family to a wide variety of animals from home and over seas. Take a...
Magna Science Adventure Centre - Rotherham
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Magna Science Adventure Centre - Rotherham
Everyone enjoys an opportunity to play, so everyone young or old can enjoy creating their own adventure at Magna. Come prepared as Magna is a 'coats on' experience. On cold days we recommend you wear warm clothing. Science Adventure Centre set in the old Templeborough steelworks. There are four elements of earth, air, fire and water and play...
Heeley City Farm - Sheffield
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Heeley City Farm - Sheffield
Welcome to Heeley City Farm - a friendly farm and environmental visitor centre in Heeley, in the heart of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We're open every day from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm (4.30 pm in the winter) and admission is FREE! Meet our friendly animals, play in our under 8's Playground enjoy our Farm Café serving healthy, farm-cooked...
The Edge Climbing Centre
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The Edge Climbing Centre
The Edge Climbing Centre With over 150 marked routes The Edge, offers a unique indoor climbing experience. Rockstars: Climbing For Ages 7 to 13 2 hours of fully supervised climbing, including all climbing equipment and refreshments. An ideal way to get children interested in an adventure sport and a great and exciting way to exercise. All...
Highfield Adventure Playground
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Highfield Adventure Playground
Highfield Adventure Playground is a fantastic afternoon out for all the family, suitable for kids aged from 0 to 13. It is always staffed when open. Kids will love the FAST zip wire and the HUGE tower and tunnel slide. There are bits and pieces around to play with like tyres and reels, a water pump for wet and muddy play and plenty of sand to dig...
Ecclesall Woods
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Ecclesall Woods
Ecclesall Woods are the largest semi natural woodland in South Yorkshire and are popular due to range of wildlife, plus the archaeological and historic features. It is a wonderful place to go for a family walk, with over 15km (about 9.5 miles) of bridleways and paths to explore. There is also an ‘Easy Going' trail for those who are less able...
Kedleston Hall
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Kedleston Hall
Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland. Designed for lavish entertaining and displaying an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, Kedleston is a stunning example of the work of architect Robert Adam. Admission: Whole property: Adult:...
Chaddesden Park
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Chaddesden Park
Chaddesden Park has been a popular open space for the community for over 70 years. The brook and water play area, which has recently replaced the paddling pool, are favourite spots. The bluebells and cherry trees in the spring make the park even more picturesque. There are lots of sports facilities in the park, including a BMX track, football and...
The Winter Garden
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The Winter Garden
The Winter Garden is a great place to stop for a peaceful time out in the heart of Sheffield and it's right beside the Millennium Gallery too so perfect for a dual visit! A pleasing chance to get back to nature in a very modern setting and for kids to stretch their legs. This striking glasshouse is actually large enough to hold 5,000 of the...
 Here you will find a comprehensive list of outdoor play areas, outdoor pursuits and nature or anything related to the great outdoors near Nottinghamshire, catering for you, your child, and your family.

This could include hiking, climbing, camping, canoeing, pot holing, mountain biking and other out activities, or simply a stroll around the countryside or in a nearby park.

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