Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or in the middle of a forest with no connection to the outside world), you’ve probably heard of Hygge.
Hygge is associated with cosiness. It’s that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you’re cuddled up on the sofa reading your favourite book, cocooned in a fluffy blanket in front of a crackling fire. It’s a feeling of comfort and contentment; it’s indulging in all the good things and good people in your life, check out how we like to embrace Hygge.
Now, it’s never our aim to upset readers of our blog, and the amount of press Hygge’s received can only mean that there are plenty of devotees out there.
But, we’re kind of over it.
We embraced Hygge for months and loved every second, but those days and evenings spent inside has got us yearning for some time in the great outdoors! We’re sure it wasn’t its intention, but too much Hygge led us to develop a serious case of cabin fever!
With the days getting longer and lighter (finally!), Mother Nature is calling out our names (can you hear her?). We want nothing more than to wrap up warm, head out and explore! It’s still a winter wonderland out there, but that’s not a bad thing. The great outdoors is beautiful this time of the year, sure it’s cold, but dress right and that won’t even matter!
It’s hard to explain. Unlike Hygge, there isn’t a word to describe the feeling you get after spending a day in the great outdoors. It’s a mixture of feelings, we guess. We feel positive, revitalised, content, accomplished and connected (to nature, that is).
We can’t summarise is with a single word perhaps we should make one up? (Answers on a postcard, please!).
Outside, there’s no limit to what you can do. Got kids? Organise a scavenger hunt, build a fort or supervise a campfire, where you can all keep warm, toast marshmallows and sing songs. Hanging out with your other half? Drive out to the countryside for a winter picnic, complete with blankets, sarnies and a flask of hot chocolate. Spending the day with your friends? Cruise a forest trail on your bikes, and stop off at a pub en route back home.
If you’re looking for an outdoor activity that will get your adrenaline pumping, then why not take to the trees at Go Ape? Embark on a Tree Top Adventure and you’ll clamber high up into the canopy to crawl through tunnels, wobble across bridges, swing from stirrups and leap off platforms! Oh, and whoosh down zip wires, too!
We’re officially on countdown…Go Ape’s forest doors open on the 11th of February – and we can hardly contain our excitement! Book before 10th February and save 20% off your half-term adventure, and so that you have something to get excited about!