As parents and a Scout leader Mark feels hugely passionate about encouraging everyone to get outside more, but especially children who in today's world are very easily getting addicted to phones, online gaming, social media, tv and fast food.
The show is all about trying to promote as many different ways of getting out and doing something different. You dont have to be rich or skilled you just need to want to try something new. It could be something as little as local walks and bike rides or it could be learning how to get into mountaineering, climbing and canoeing. Over the weekend the event will have many different experts from all types of areas from bushcrafters and survivalists to wild swimmers, blacksmiths and wilderness chefs.
"The Great Outdoors Show aims to cater for as many different ages, skill sets, families, individuals and interests as possible so everyone is welcome and we would like to think of the weekend as more of a gathering for people who love the outdoors than anything else. We've done our upmost from keeping it from being yet another commercial money orientated show that has the same stuff for sale, the same high prices and the same food vendors. We have kept the fees as low as possible just to just cover the running of the show and have worked closely with exhibitors to encourage them to keep there prices low. This event is not about money for us its about putting on a great couple of days where people can watch, learn, take part in new activities, meet new people, make new friends and come away feeling happy and inspired to get out into the wilderness with the knowledge of how to stay safe and enjoy doing it."
There will be live music during the daytime aswell as a live band at night with bar and fire basket. we have childrens corner with story time and marshmallows, den building and much more.
Day tickets and weekend camping tickets are available to to buy now online to avoid dissapointment as when the tickets are gone, there gone!
Adult day ticket is £10
child day ticket is £6
under 5's free
Weekend adult ticket is £32 =2 days entrance to the show, saturday night camping pitch, evening meal voucher, live evening entertainment, breakast cereal and free show goodie bag.
weekend child ticket is £15 = 2 days entance to the show, saturday night camping pitch with a full paying adult, eve meal voucher, evening entertainment and free cereal.
"We are not a massive commercial show all about money, profit and selling to the outdoor community but we are a couple with massive hearts with a passion for the outdoors and helping others. So come and Explore, Dream, Discover at The Great Outdoors Show!"