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the great outdoors

Collectively, all outdoor space, especially wild places used for recreational activities such as hiking or camping; nature. It's great to get away from the city every now and then and spend a bit of time in the great outdoors! We lived right at the base of the mountains, so we always spent our free time in the great outdoors as kids.
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the great outdoors

the open air; outdoor life. informal
See also: great, outdoors
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Having space to explore the great outdoors is something the children frequently value.
SPRING is here and thoughts turn to getting outside and enjoying the great outdoors. The Cabana double hanging pod garden chair by John Lewis is an ideal spot for relaxation.
Get closer to nature and enjoy a day out taking photos on Outdoors For You's PhotoWalk at Castle Semple Visitor Centre, This will be an opportunity enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.
With the help of Alastair Ewan of Aspen Outdoors, the school held Bushcraft week in a bid to teach the youngsters lifelong skills for the great outdoors.
The Great Outdoors Reader Awards, run by the magazine of the same name, celebrates the people, organisations, retailers and facilities that best support and inspire people to explore A Tyndrum cafe is in contention for an award in a national competition.
This week, a study from the Great Outdoors Lab was published in Emotion, a journal of the American Psychological Association.
I just finished reading Fred Eichler's column in your October 2017 issue about raising one's children in our great outdoors. He was spot on!
SUMMER is too short to spend it inside a multiplex, so why not head off into the great outdoors while there's still a chance of sun and watch your favourite family films in a host of fabulous locations, from castles to cathedrals, and gardens to rooftops across the UK.
The Good Life Experience, at the Hawarden Estate, runs from September 15-17, and promises a weekend of music, food, books, crafts and the great outdoors - all things that don't cost a great deal, but make life richer.
WITH the summer holidays ahead, there couldn't be a better time to discover Gateshead's Great Outdoors.
"The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild" by Brendan Leonard (who is a writer and filmmaker whose work focuses on travel and adventure and the human experience with both) is an easy and comprehensive introduction to outdoor life that will ensure that even the most novice of outdoor enthusiasts won't get lost in the woods while finding an activity he or she loves to do in the great outdoors.
WE ALL know that technology can keep us glued to our screens inside, and out of the great outdoors.
Glamping is increasing in popularity as more and more people choose to holiday in the great outdoors but want a bit of luxury.
Now is the ideal time to chill and have fun in the great outdoors. And don't just take my word for it.
National mapping agency Ordnance Survey is looking for 12 #GetOutside champions, who will win a host of prizes and join a campaign to encourage more people to enjoy the great outdoors.