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About Getting Out is a collaborative space for families to share their practical ideas, real experiences and views on getting kids outside. You can read more about what we hope to achieve here. Anyone can be a contributor, and everyone is welcome. If you’ve got an idea, an opinion or an activity to share then drop us a line at sarah@aboutgettingout.co.uk

We’re interested in hearing about anything that encourages kids outdoors, or about any barriers that prevent them getting out. Please see below for some ideas of the sort of article we are looking for.

The About Getting Out site has four broad categories.

PLAY: we are interested in anything to do with playing outside. ‘Top 10’ style ideas lists are popular with readers

CREATIVE: Any creative outdoor ideas. e.g. Arts, Crafts, Gardening, Cooking, Den Building

EXPLORE: Outdoor activities that encourage you to learn, search, investigate. e.g. Nature based, Sports, Treasure hunting, Community based

HOT TOPIC: News and Opinions. Barriers to getting outside – do you hate going to the park after school because of the ‘school gate politics’, are you affected by accessibility issues, or do you worry about kids playing out alone. Maybe you just don’t enjoy being outside. And positives – benefits of spending time outdoors, fitness, mental health, making friends.

How to submit an article

You can write about anything connected with the outdoors. The only thing that we won’t be publishing is reviews of specific days out, for example, a particular zoo. We are however happy to accept generic ‘days out’ posts such as ten reasons to take your kids to the zoo.

Full articles should be at least 300 words long and contain photos sized 1200×800. If you have something to say which is more of a comment, please do still get in touch and we will try and include it one of our editor’s posts for you. Likewise, if you don’t have photos to use within your article, we can sort some out so don’t let that stop you submitting to us! Finally, if you submit previously published posts, please rework it slightly, so it doesn’t look like duplicate content and confuse google.

All authors will have their details shared at the bottom of their post in an author box which will include their Avatar, a short bio, and links to their website and main social media channels. Please supply a square image 200×200 for us to add to your profile.

So to submit an article, comment, suggestion or just to say hi send an email to sarah@aboutgettingout.co.uk

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