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60 Examples of Outdoor Activities

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Outdoor activities include any form of leisure, recreation, sport, play or cultural activity that can be enjoyed outdoors. Humans evolved in the outdoors and are intensely attracted to fresh air, nature and places of natural beauty. It is common for people to feel that the simple act of walking or sitting in the outdoors is beneficial to their sense of well-being. As such, access to the outdoors can be viewed as a human right. Outdoors activities can include personal reflection, social activities and exercise. The following are common examples of outdoor activities.
Archery
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Beach Volleyball
Beekeeping
Birdwatching
Bodyboarding
Camping
Canoeing
Capture the Flag
Cricket
Cross-country Skiing
Cycling
Diving
Dodgeball
Dragon Boat Racing
Fishing
Football
Free Play
Frisbee
Gardening
Hacky Sack
Hide and Seek
Hiking
Hopscotch
Horseback Riding
Ice Skating
Inline Skating
Kayaking
Keep Away (Ball)
Kite Flying
Landscape Painting
Lawn Bowling
Mountaineering
Outrigger Canoeing
Photography
Picnics
Rock Climbing
Rowing
Running
Sailing
Sightseeing
Skateboarding
Skiing
Skipping Rope
Snorkeling
Snowboarding
Soccer
Sunbathing
Surfing
Swimming
Tag
Tennis
Tobogganing
Trampolining
Tug of War
Walking
Water Fight
Windsurfing

Nature Activities

Activities that involve natural environments such as a river, lake, beach, forest, mountain or urban park.

Water Activities

Activities that involve water or water environments such as swimming, boating or simply going to the beach. If you don't have access to water environments, it is also possible to have a water fight.

Sports

Competitive activities played as a team or individual. Although sports are competitive by definition, it is also common to practice or play friendly games for the joy of it such as a family game of soccer.

Winter

Activities that involve snow and ice. This includes alpine activities that take place on snowy mountains and urban activities such as an outdoor ice skating rink.

Urban & Backyard

Outdoor activities that take place in a community setting, park or backyard. This includes community events such as a dance festival and family activities such as a backyard BBQ.
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