Outdoor Recreational Activities List

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This is the ultimate list of outdoor activities listing physical and outdoor recreational activities and hobbies for kids, adults and family. Find new summer activities from the different outdoor activities and hobbies that best suit to your current reasons for getting active outdoors. Some are physical activities, some are just plain fun. Discover something different to do with your time with these ideas for outdoor recreation and hobbies whether you are on your own, in a group, with your teens, friends or family.

The Big List of Outdoor Recreational Activities and Hobbies

Outdoor activities are ways in which you can spend recreation time outdoors being physically active, creative, relaxing, having fun or being social.  Discover exciting outdoor activities and the best adventure sports in the outdoor activities list below.

The most popular ideas for outdoor summer activities include outdoor activities to do on the weekend with friends, outdoor activities for couples, or perhaps you prefer to use a summer checklist like my  bucket list of summer activities for boyfriend and girlfriend.

What are the Different Activities?

To help you choose which outdoor recreational activities and hobbies you might find interesting, I have rated them under five categories:

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List of Outdoor Air Activities


This list of outdoor air activities includes birds, planes, flying toys and some seriously exhilarating aerial experiences.

List of Outdoor Land Activities

This vast list of outdoor land activities provides inspiration for fitness, downhill fun, relaxing creative hobbies, personal challenges, new skills to learn and activities that will leave you with a huge smile.

List of Outdoor Water Activities


These outdoor water activities provide wet and wild inspiration in, on or under water.


List of Outdoor Winter Activities

This list of outdoor winter activities is all about snow and ice.

Popular Outdoor Activities for Adults

This list of outdoor recreational activities is forever growing as new sports and activities develop. Neilson outdoor recreation activities holidays are a great way to try out new activities, or spend time developing your skills on holiday. For more activities inspiration, explore the most popular outdoor summer activities: