Blog - 02.09.2019

What does autumn mean to you? Wet weather? Cold days? Being stuck indoors? Think again. We’ve picked seven reasons to get outdoors with ways to save to make it even better.

Enjoy all weathers

The weather is cooling off but don’t let that stop you from getting outdoors. Layering your outdoor clothing is key for unpredictable weather.

Add a mid-layer such as the Craghoppers Strata Fleece for extra cosiness, or the Craghoppers Horizon Waterproof Jacket to protect yourself from wind and rain. Use your DofE Card or Voucher to save at least 10% at our recommended retailers.

Find your inner adventurer

Being adventurous doesn’t just mean going on a DofE expedition. Challenge yourself, find your head for heights and get an adrenaline rush with Go Ape.

Expect stunning landscapes and incredible views. Discover your nearest Go Ape Tree Top Challenge and save 15% off full priced activities with DofE Go Ape discount code DKBH9.

Sleep under the stars

Gather your camping kit and get close to nature. Whether you choose traditional camping in a tent, or you’re looking for glamping, camping pods or barns – YHA has something for every kind of camper.

Save 10% on your camping pitch with DofE YHA camping discount code DECAMP-001, or upgrade from canvas with 10% off hostels, glamping and cabins with DofE YHA discount code DofE-001.

Be prepared

The weather can be changeable so add a little extra warmth to any outdoor activity. The DofE Buff is the ideal accessory whatever the weather. Take away the chill of the wind and wear as a beanie, scarf or a headband when the sun is shining. Pop it in your pocket and you’ll be ready for whatever the weather throws at you.

Get your DofE Buff for £16 – all profits from the DofE Buff go straight to the DofE charity.

Check out the trails

Riding a bike is a great alternative to walking if you want to explore the outdoors. Check for cycle trails local to you or head out to a national park.

Get some new gear, pack up those saddle bags and stick on your helmet for a ride to remember. Save at least 10% on bikes and cycle accessories at GO Outdoors with your DofE Card or Voucher.

Discover somewhere new or old

Put on your walking boots and take a hike. Whether you are walking near home or venturing further afield, the clear, crisp days are the ideal weather for enjoying nature.

With an Ordnance Survey subscription, you can create, record and discover great routes to follow. Sign up for a free trial and then use the DofE Ordnance Survey discount code DOFECM to get a 20% discount when you take out a subscription.

A warm cuppa

From dog walking to the daily commute, there is always time for a cup of something warming when autumn comes around. The DofE branded Lifeventure thermal mug is exactly what you need to keep something delicious to hand. You could even use it for soup! Get yours for £13.99.

Looking for more inspiration?

Visit DofE Offers for our full range of outdoor activities and savings to make your autumn even more adventurous.

Every time you use your DofE Card or Voucher or one of our DofE discounts, you help generate a donation to the DofE charity. You make even better savings and help young people to do their DofE.