Outdoors

Top three open air theatres
Summer’s great – we all agree on that. But the thought of sitting in a stuffy theatre when the temperature’s in the 20s can be pretty unappealing, regardless of how refreshing the interval drinks might be. Here’s our favourite venues for enjoying a play... more >
13th June 2018
Best London parks for a picnic
With national picnic week (15-24 June) on the horizon, it’s time to dust off the gingham blanket, rinse out the thermos flask and enjoy an al fresco meal with friends. Here’s our pick of the capital’s best spots. more >
5th June 2018
Everything you need to know about the Chelsea Flower Show
The world’s most prestigious flower show returns, and this year includes a series of gardens focussing on health and wellbeing. Here’s your guide to the Royal Horticultural Society’s big event. more >
16th May 2018
Where to hear nightingales sing this spring
Nightingales are nature’s most lauded songsters. Their wonderful warbling has inspired musicians and poets – including Messrs Shakespeare and Beethoven – for centuries. Visit Highnam Woods, Gloucestershire this month, and you too could enjoy these revered soloists. more >
8th May 2018
Four fabulous falls in the Brecon Beacons
Enjoy a walk through Welsh Waterfall Country and follow in the footsteps of a local boy who happened upon a ‘fairy kingdom’ in the magical National Park. This stunning, six-mile trail retraces the footsteps of local boy Elidir who, legend has it, discovered the... more >
20th April 2018