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Raccoon Events launches new digital Outside & Active Festival

by Olivia Powell

Following the postponement of the inaugural National Outdoor Expo which was due to take place in March 2021, organiser Raccoon Events has announced it is launching a new brand-new online hub for outdoor enthusiasts.

Outside & Active will launch at 6pm on 27 March 2021 with a week-long digital Festival, packed full of inspirational sessions, ‘how to’ workshops and kit, tech and gear from a host of industry brands.

The Festival, providing on-demand sessions available 24-7 with live sessions at 6:00pm each night for the first eight days, is aimed at “ramblers, hikers, climbers, runners, outdoor enthusiasts, families looking for new excursions and adventurers looking for fresh inspiration and new products”. It also aims to be “an opportunity for those who are relatively new to exploring outdoors, who are looking for some practical advice”. The Festival will provide informative and content from a range of speakers including Ben Fogle, Roger Black, Anna McNuff, Susie Chan, Sean Conway, Ed Stafford and more.

Mike Seaman, CEO at Raccoon Events, said: “The Outside & Active Festival will provide an opportunity for the outdoor community to come together and be inspired. We had more than 16,000 people register to attend The National Outdoor Expo at the NEC in March and felt we had a duty to provide an interactive dose of inspiration, timed perfectly for those starting to plan their re-entry into the world as lockdown eases.

“People can expect to hear from industry veterans over the course of the eight days, with how-to workshops, beginner 101s and community sessions. We look forward to bringing the community together so ‘bring a friend’ and let’s ride out the end of lockdown together.”

Tickets to the Festival are free of charge – to register for access, click here.

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