National Parks Week 2014 celebrates Britain's 'Space to Grow'

Forest scenes by Mark Heighes

Published Thursday 17 July 2014

Wait a second, why are you indoors?! With summer now in full swing there is no better time to get out and explore the incredible landscapes of the UK's National Parks. And there is no better way to ge

National Parks Week takes place this year from 28 July to 3 August. It is an annual celebration of all that is good about the UK's National Parks family. Obviously, there is a lot to celebrate, and the week is punctuated by hundreds of events ranging from national park safaris to archaeological adventures.

The theme for this year's National Parks Week is 'Britain's breathing spaces: Space to Grow' – a reflection of our commitment to engaging those generations who will help protect and maintain the National Parks in the future. Families will find that many of the events are a perfect fit, aimed at engaging and encouraging young people.

But we would never forget the young at heart. Also taking place during National Parks Week are a number of events aimed at the more mature crowd, such as fascinating nature talks and adults-only guided walks.

For a listing of events by park, visit:

There are 15 members of the UK's National Parks family, stretched across the length and width of Britain, so it's a good bet there is one very nearby. Those 15 family members are: the Broads, Brecon Beacons, Cairngorms, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia, South Downs and Yorkshire Dales.

For more ideas on what to do in the UK's National Parks, including a collection of Top 15 lists, such as our list of Top 15 Family Cycling Ideas, visit the National Parks Week pages at:

National Parks Week 2014 takes place from 28 July to 3 August.


For more information, please contact:

Clare O'Connor
External Relations Manager
UK Association of National Park Authorities
Tel: 01398 322244
Mobile: 07772 092128

Chris Cope
Communications Officer
UK Association of National Park Authorities
Tel: 029 2049 9966

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