Outdoor Activities and Events in the UK

Ah, the great outdoors. Whether you're looking for ways to make the most of the British summertime or you're hoping to get hearts pounding with a brisk winter walk, we're here to help. From food festivals to immersive experiences, cinema screenings to rooftop dining, here are the very best outdoor activities and events in the UK.

Last updated on 28th July 2021

London: Four Wheel Events

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Four Wheel Events are serving up some of the best outdoor experiences in the UK. The entertainment pros are bringing you a range of comedy shows, talks and music gigs, but keeping it socially distanced by serving it up in a cool drive in format.

Skylight is home to some of London's best activities, offering a rooftop ice rink in the cooler months and lawn games once summer rolls around. Topping it all off, this place boasts stunning city views, bookable private spaces, an extensive bar menu and tasty bites to eat. 

There's sprawling music ones to beer and food-filled daytime happenings; whatever your ideal festival looks like, we've rounded up some of our faves in Sheffield right here. Get outside this summer to eat, drink and dance like nobody's watching.

Looking to get out of the city? These wild swimming spots around London one of the most fun adventurous things to do in England. Accessible by train and car, our pick of places includes hidden coves, reservoirs and rivers, making for a wholesome day out this summer. 

Fancy switching this up a little with a unique walking tour of the UK's prettiest cities? Boogie Shoes is providing just that, and then some. Not only will you get to check out iconic landmarks, but your experience will be soundtracked by old school bangers with a silent disco.  

FST Film Festival are serving up some of the UK's best outdoor events this summer. Head over to one of these various pubs around Twickenham where they'll be transforming their beer gardens into an outdoor cinema, complete with free wireless headphones and popcorn for all.

London: Pop Up Screens

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Head to one of Pop Up Screens' events for a fun outdoor movie showing in a gorgeous London park. Whether you fancy singing along to The Greatest Showman or watching the all-time classic that is Jaws, this is the place to do it.

If you're searching for ways to stay entertained, our guide to the best outdoor cinema events in the UK should be your first port of call. From massive pop-up screens to old school drive-ins and rooftop experiences, these places will have you cosying under the stars with popcorn to hand.

  Bristol: The Cheese Crawl

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If you find yourself in the gorgeous city of Bristol, this is one of the best outdoor activities in town. Get your fix of all things cheddar, gouda and mozzarella with The Cheese Crawl, which will have you embarking on a tasting tour of the city's best dairy creators. 

If you're love beer, gin, music and sunshine then this fun outdoor festival has just the thing. Big Smoke Brew Co. are back with another fun fiesta this July, complete with an 80-strong pint menu, street food and live entertainment.

Get your fix of theatrical larks while sipping on freshly-poured brews at one of Fuller's Opera in the Garden events. Head over to one of the many beer gardens where you'll find an impressive foursome that'll be keeping you entertained over an evening of wow-worthy singing.

Southampton: WePop

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Nestled along Southampton's Harbour Parade you'll find WePop, a fun alfresco bar serving up sunshine vibes alongside Aperol spritzes and craft beers. What's more, there'll also be ping pong tables available if you fancy a little entertainment.

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Fancy trawling the streets of Glasgow searching for the best food in town? This is one of our fave outdoor activities for adults in Scotland. Get to know the city's buzzing drinking and dining scene on a fun waking tour, with expert guides showing you the way.

With sites dotted around London, Plonk is keeping things competitive with their expertly designed outdoor mini golf courses. Head on over to one of their sites next time your searching for a date idea, birthday treat or fun group activity. 

Birmingham: Luna Springs

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Luna Springs is an incredible new pop-up experience in Birmingham, bringing outdoor movie screenings and alfresco bottomless brunches along with it. Gather your squad and head on over to Digbeth for the chance to drink, dine and stay entertained 'til late.

Get outdoors this summer and take on Game of Stones Treasure Hunts. Not only will you get to know a UK town or city by scouring the streets for clues, hints and riddles, but you'll also be taking wacky pictures that could lead you to winning a top secret prize.

Looking for things to do outside in London? Midnight Apothecary is one London's top pop-ups, offering revellers the chance to cosy up by campfires, toasting s'mores and sipping on cocktails. That's not all, as the terrace space serves a menu of seasonal dishes with foraged ingredients. 

  London: Bar Bus

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Do you want to really get to know London? This unique experience will have you sipping cocktails on an open-top bus, listening to pop tunes and snapping pictures as you go. That's not all though, as our pick of quirky walks and tours will have you uncovering the city's secrets in unusual ways. 

Fuller's are serving up a season of brilliant outdoor events at their pubs across the country. Shakespeare in the Garden will be bringing you an evening full of alfresco entertainment, with actors performing right in front of your eyes as you sip on freshly-poured brews.