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Young People Unplug for summer outdoor fun

July 7, 2017

 

Young people don’t need to be glued to their digital devices this school holiday but could be having an adventure in the great outdoors instead.  Local activity provider Get Out More is launching a new forest school programme in Ilkley just for young people.

As the long summer holidays draw near many parents will be wondering how to keep their older children entertained and not spending all their days staring at computer screens. 


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All for Play in Keighley

June 26, 2017

Get Out More is delighted to have been awarded a contract from Keighley Big Local to provide a year of outdoor play opportunities in the Keighley Valley area.  Our forest school leaders Viky and Hannah are running an exciting programme of after school, weekend and holiday play activities from children of all ages (including grown-ups!).  


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We need your vote to win lottery cash!

March 16, 2017

Children and young people could be getting outdoors a lot more in 2017 with Get Out More.  Our project is one of five groups competing in the Yorkshire region for up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding in ITV’s People’s Projects competition.   Get Out More is calling for your vote to run The Outdoor Adventure Club, a year-long programme of outdoor activities making use of Keighley’s woodlands and parks.


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Bradford walkers striding to health

March 14, 2017

Get Out More has been helping parents in Bowling and Barkerend areas of Bradford get fit and feel good, thanks to funding received from the Go:Walking programme which aims to encourage more people to walk more often.  In partnership with Better Start Bradford, a community-led programme who work with families with young children, and interpretation service Enable 2, the 10 week programmes have helped women from Asian communities discover local walks and meet others mums and grandmothers.


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Unearthing history

March 2, 2017

Get Out More has worked alongside other volunteers to unearth the hidden history of local woodlands. The initiative is part of the ‘Celebrating Our Woodland Heritage’ project from Pennine Prospects, a mass archaeological survey of woodlands across the South Pennines region, which stretches from Blackburn to Ilkley.

This February Ruth McBain, Get Out More’s Forest School Manager, volunteered on the first of a 4 day survey of Middleton Woods in Ilkley.


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2016: Highlights of the Year

December 16, 2016

2016 has been an exciting year of growth at Get Out More, helping more people enjoy the benefits of engaging with nature.  Here’s some of our highlights:


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Celebrating St Ives Stories

October 17, 2016

Local people of all ages who enjoy visiting the St Ives estate near Bingley are invited to an event this Sunday afternoon (23 October) to celebrate the woodland and its trees.  Keighley-based social enterprise is running the free event which will include woodland crafts and activities, a campfire and storytelling with professional storyteller Jenna Drury from Mud Pie Arts.


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Workplace Wellbeing with Yorkshire Water

October 5, 2016

20160929_102531Research and personal experience tells us that spending time outdoors connecting with nature helps us deal with stress, so at Get Out More we have designed an outdoor offer to help employees step away from workplace pressures and see work in a different light.  We were pleased when Yorkshire Water asked us to pilot our programme to promote wellbeing and resilience amongst their hard working staff.


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Free Summer Holiday Fun in Keighley

July 19, 2016

The school holidays are here and some parents may be wondering how on earth to keep their children entertained over the 6 week break.  Get Out More CIC is keen to make sure that children and young people are able to get outdoors and enjoy fresh air and active play in Keighley’s parks and woodlands this summer, rather than be stuck inside in front of screen devices.


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