Get Outside in Somerset Campaign

What is Get Outside about?

Get Outside in Somerset is helping our community to get outdoors and move in more ways that suit you.

Founded by Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership in partnership with Somerset County Council, Community Council for Somerset, Spark Somerset and Somerset Wildlife Trust, we are here to empower people to get outside more often and enjoy our beautiful county.

From spending time with family and having fun with friends in the garden, to enjoying the scenery and embracing the weather on our rolling hills, we’re all about simple ways to get outside in Somerset.

Why?

Spending time outdoors and getting back to nature has been the upside for many over the last year. Not only is it free, but there are many magnificent green and open spaces to exercise and for people to enjoy, to alleviate stress and aid relaxation. The campaign isn’t about taking up an extreme challenge – it’s about small changes you can make to improve your life – just 5 minutes a day is all you need to start seeing positive changes. << Find out how 5, 10 or 20 minutes outside can help here >>

There are so many ways you can take advantage of the benefits of nature, from spending time with family and having fun with friends, to enjoying the fresh air, scenery and embracing the weather. Find the time to venture outside and you will reap the health benefits of the outdoors. It can also help reduce your stress load so you can return feeling rejuvenated.

Try replacing indoor screen time with a lunchtime bike ride or a walk to a local park or try gardening as a new hobby.

For tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active outdoors visit: https://getoutsideinsomerset.co.uk/

How can we help?

If you need support to Get Outside our Village & Community Agents can help. Just send a request in here: www.somersetagents.org/agent-call-back, and you will be contacted to see how the team can help. This may be needing help in your garden as it has got unmanageable, or finding transport to a group or activity. Our Agents are fantastic problem-solving solution finders – they can help you get outside and more active!

Get Outside Ambassadors – share your passion!

We are seeking Ambassadors to use their influence to support the campaign vision and inspire the community to get outside to improve their physical and mental health. https://getoutsideinsomerset.co.uk/ambassadors

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