Have you heard of The Wild Night Out? I hadn’t until the fab people over at Millets and Blacks asked if I fancied taking part. Unfortunately I can’t on the night it is taking part this year but they asked me for my opinion* on Eurohike tent and a couple of Berghaus sleeping bags to do it another night. If you are looking for tents or sleeping bags, Blacks and Millets have some fab offers on at the mo. They also have some great Berhaus accessories too.


Wild Night Out 2018 A picture of the clear blue sky behind various trees


The Wild Night Out is taking part tomorrow, Saturday 30th June. It is the National Day of Adventure. It’s aim is to get friends, families and groups together, to venture outdoors and take part in fun activities.


Wild Night Out 2018 A tree in the dark with birdcage shaped solar lights lit up

Natural England shows that one in nine children in England have not been to a natural environment in the past 12 months. Instead, children are spending an average of six hours a day in front of a screen. The fresh air has incredible health benefits. It can help reset your body clock to sleep better as well as provide a great source of exercise.


Wild Night Out 2018 Lucas sat in a eurohike tent reading books


When I got the tent from the parcel, Lucas’ face lit up and he couldn’t wait to put it up. We put it up in the garden and we got some books and read them in the porch area of the tent. We haven’t slept in it yet but we had a little party, dancing inside the tent!


Wild Night Out 2018 Lucas is sat in a children’s camping chair smiling at the camera


If you want to take part in The Wild Night Out, it doesn’t need to be hard work and you don’t need to camp if you don’t have time to get a tent but isn’t it a fab excuse to get rid of the TVs and tablets for a day and/or night and spend quality time as a family outside.


Wild Night Out Lucas is looking at the camera with a bubble wand in his hand


These are a few ideas I have thought of

  • Have a BBQ
  • Play games in the garden
  • Make some bubbles
  • Have a picnic at the park (Thimble and Twig have some fab picnic ideas)
  • Go for a walk
  • Go geocaching
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Have a treasure hunt
  • Get some solar lights in the garden and stay up late looking at stars
  • Invite some friends round
  • Go paddling in a paddling pool in the garden or local steam
  • Do some gardening
  • Visit the ducks
  • Paint some rocks


Wild Night Out 2018. Spend a day or night outside with fun activities and leave the screen time alone


9 Comments on The Wild Night Out 2018

  1. We absolutely 100% agree. We actually home educate so it’s so much easier for us to control screen time and we try to get out as much as possible. We’ll certainly take a look at The Wild Night Out!

  2. What fun ideas! One of the best outings we had before having the boys, was a camping one. It was a few years ago now, but we had such a laugh. Can’t wait to do it again, but this time with the kiddies. x

  3. The statistic about how little time children spend outdoors and instead spend in front of a screen is terrifying! We have reduced screen time massively in our house and our daughter is now signed up for various outdoor events (including her first spartan race) which require her to train – she’s spending much more time outdoors. Great ideas too 🙂

  4. When I read the title, I thought this post was going to be about getting arrested, or possibly hangover cures! It’s a great idea for an activity though, we love camping, but you could easily make a den in the house, if you weren’t keen on being outside!

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