Outdoors

Best seaside days out
With plenty of beautiful beaches just a train-ride away, there’s no need to travel abroad for a seaside holiday this summer. We’ve picked some of our favourite UK beach retreats from across the network for the whole family to enjoy – just don’t forget to pack your shades! more >
25th June 2018
Giant LEGO animals arrive at Slimbridge
From 7 July, Slimbridge Wetland Centre will be home to some very special guests. Huge LEGO creatures, including a giant otter, will be arriving for the season and entertaining visitors. more >
20th June 2018
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