As the weather gets warmer, take a look at things to do outdoors!

As we enter the warmer months, there’s nothing worse than being stuck indoors. As the pandemic has had us all locked away for the last two years, I’m sure we’ve all forgotten how to make the most of the UK sunshine. Get the family out and about this summer by exploring the different things to do outdoors.

Things to do outside in the City

As the idea of travelling is back, so is London’s atmosphere that we all know and love. Why not take full advantage of the British summer time by taking a visit to the capital city? A trip to London means a day of non-stop fun with a never ending list of things to do outside.

Start the day with some sightseeing… after all the beauty of the Big Ben has been uncovered after four long years. Take a trip to the houses of parliament, before taking a stroll along the river Thames to admire the London Eye. 

If you’re not one for walking, then an open top bus tour is the perfect way to see everything London has to offer. Open top London offers an all round experience for only £44 per adult. The vintage bus tour and professional guide will allow you to view the cities top attractions including:

  • Big Ben
  • The Houses of Parliament
  • Trafalgar Square 
  • London Bridge 
  • The London Eye 

And more! The tour is timed to perfection to give you the best opportunity to see the changing of the guards. The last leg of the tour includes a guided cruise along the Thames. Feel the wind in your hair and take in the breathtaking views that surround you. 

As bellies begin to grumble why not head to Big Easy for a bite to eat on their heated terrace while looking over the Thames. If you want to look at some of London’s natural scenery why not pack a picnic to enjoy at Hyde Park?

The Zoo

When it comes to things to do outdoors, the zoo is at the top of all our minds. The UK is home to more than 300 licensed zoos meaning you’re definitely not short of choice. 

Due to the English laws there’s no need to stress about the welfare of animals in any of the British zoos. You can guarantee that all the animals are being treated with complete love and care. 

All major zoos will have enough to keep the whole family occupied. Let the kids run loose in the play park while you relax with a hot drink before heading off to hear all about your favourite animals.

If you’re heading to the zoo for a special occasion, top the day off with a personal animal experience. With many zoos offering experiences such as feeding the lions, meeting the meerkats and penguin feeding, you will without a doubt have a day to remember.

Go Ape 

Go Ape tops the list of things to do outdoors. With 34 locations situated across the UK, Go Ape is the ultimate day out. Go Ape offers a number of experiences meaning whether you’re going with a group of friends or as a family with younger children you can all take part in the adventures. 

Anyone over 1.2m can take part in the Treetop Adventure Plus, making this the perfect experience for families. This adventure lasts one hour and prices start at £23 per person. If you want to test your abilities (as long as you’re over 1.4m) the Treetop Challenge lasts between two and three hours with the difficulty only progressing, will you make it to the end?

Diggerland- Kent, Durham and Yorkshire!

Of course we can’t leave Diggerland off our list of things to do outdoors. Diggerland is the only place where adults and children can ride, drive and operate real full-sized diggers! This means it’s an entirely unique experience. 

Here at Diggerland, we offer 20 different construction based rides and drives meaning there’s something for all ages. Only at Diggerland can you experience the fan famous Spindizzy, be ensured that this ride does live up to its name… so make sure you time your lunch well. For the fainthearted, why not have a go at digging for Buried Treasure? Digging for Buried Treasure takes complete concentration but the smiles will say it all.

things to do outside- buried treasure

Book your Digerland visit now

If you’re planning a trip to any of our Diggerland parks throughout the upcoming months, we recommend pre booking tickets online to avoid disappointment on the day.

Booking in advance means you will benefit from paying just:


  • £25.95 for anyone who is over 90cm 
  • £12.97 for anyone who is over 65 years of age
  • No fee for anyone who is under 90cm 
  • Free entry for carers who are with disabled visitors


We recommend measuring any little ones who may come along for the ride and checking these against the height restrictions on our website before purchasing tickets.

*all information correct as of 17/05/22