Activity Holidays In The UK
Activity Holidays In The UK
If you're one of these active types of people who doesn't fancy heading abroad for your next trip, you may find that an activity holiday in the UK is right up your street.
Ranging from soft adventure like walking breaks, to more of the hairy, scary adventures like paragliding or abseiling, the UK has a huge range of active break options for all types of adventurer.
The list of activities you can do on holiday in the UK is endless. If you don't want to get too adventurous, bike rides are a great way to see somewhere new. For those who like thrills and adventure, give abseiling a go, or you might prefer the thrill of gliding through the air with paragliding. Many activity holiday companies will cater for plenty of tastes and if you head somewhere like Centre Parcs you'll find that there is an activity for everyone. Even if it relaxing in the spa after a long woodland walk.
Activities For Families
If you're after an adventurous break with the family you'll find there are plenty of options. For something outdoorsy try the likes of Forest Holidays, or if you want to mix nature with a huge list of activities, Centre Parcs can be a great option, offering activities like sailing, rock climbing, horse riding, water park rides and more at several locations in the UK.
If your family isn't afraid of a hike, head to Snowdon or Ben Nevis for a trek with incredible views and if you're on a budget, combine it with a camping trip. There's even a campsite at the base of Ben Nevis where one of the walking tracks start.
If you're choose to staycation this year, UK water park holidays make for an adventurous and very fun escape. With both indoor and outdoor pools, slides, flumes, rapids and lots more, why not combine a hotel stay with an indoor water park, or better still, in the summer, visit an outdoor waterpark. These will often have inflatable bouncy castles, slides and all sorts to help you keep the kids busy during the summer school holidays and keep cool in the sunshine.
Where To Go
Activity holidays in England
When you think of an activity holiday in England, you would probably think pretty quickly of places like the Peak or Lake Districts but there are plenty of other areas in England that offer adventurous breaks. For a start, take a look at the Jurassic Coast in the South. Views from these coastal walks are stunning or try out your mountain biking skills in the New Forest.
If you're a beach baby, head to Cornwall and take up a surfing lesson or two or enjoy the thrill of jumping off the rocks, before rewarding yourself with a chill on the beach and an award winning fish and chips.
Activity holidays in Scotland
Scotland is well known for its impressive scenery and outdoor lifestyle. Head to Loch Lomond for some loch kayaking or head up one of Scotland's many impressive peaks, with views to match. In winter, take advantage of the local ski slopes and get in some practice whilst staying in the UK.
For the extreme, fly or take the ferry out to one of the Outer Hebrides where you'll feel so remote, it's like you're the only person on earth.
Activity holidays in Wales
For an activity break you won't forget, head to the Welsh coast and kayak amongst the resident seals as they swim about and play. The Atlantic Seal colonies are an amazing way to combine adventure and nature in one trip. The coastline in Wales is also beautiful to admire, with plenty of beaches and bays to explore.