Outdoor adventurers

Calling all adventurers! England’s great outdoors is there for the taking. So grab the kids and get outside on one of our family adventure holidays. Two wheels whizz along traffic-free disused railway lines, easy on little legs. Good fresh air is available in lungfuls while drinking in the views on coastal hikes. There’s nothing like messing about in boats along sleepy canals or tidal creeks rich in wildlife. Fancy something a bit different? From llama trekking to learning to surf, there are family activity holidays aplenty to challenge minds and bodies, young and not-so young. Not to mention some cool parent points in it for you.

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Go on a coasteering adventure in Devon

Go on a coasteering adventure in Devon

If you’re in search of an adrenalin rush there is no better way to explore Geopark coast than through this thrill seekers adventure.

Location: Torquay, Devon

Extreme Sports
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Let loose a quiver of arrows at Southsea Castle

Let loose a quiver of arrows at Southsea Castle

In 1515 Henry VIII passed a law stating that all able-bodied men must carry out archery practice on Sundays.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Volunteer on a working weekend in The National Forest

Volunteer on a working weekend in The National Forest

New experiences, new skills, new friends, and a break from everyday living all come free to National Forest Conservation volunteers.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Get on your bike along the Mercian Way

Get on your bike along the Mercian Way

Discover ancient woodland and the Severn Valley Railway cycling from the Wyre Forest to Bridgnorth and back again.

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Walking and hiking
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Spend a day at the picturesque Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Spend a day at the picturesque Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Enjoy a barbeque, family adventure or tranquil stroll in the beautiful South Downs countryside.

Location: Horndean, Hampshire

Walking and hiking
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Go off road trail riding with Pewsey Vale Riding Centre

Go off road trail riding with Pewsey Vale Riding Centre

Take to some of Wiltshire's finest riding trails for fine views of the monuments of the county.

Location: Marlborough , Wiltshire

Countryside pursuits
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See the world famous sights of London on two wheels

See the world famous sights of London on two wheels

Whether you want a quiet, relaxing peddle or to see some world-famous sights, negotiate the capital on two wheels.

Location: London, Greater London

Activities
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Soaring high with unique falconry experiences at Marsh Farm

Soaring high with unique falconry experiences at Marsh Farm

Set in 50 acres alongside the River Crouch, Marsh Farm is more than just a Farm attraction. There are indoor and outdoor play areas so kids can have heaps of fun, whatever the weather.

Location: South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

Countryside pursuits
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Soak up the sights of Hampshire on a canal trip

Soak up the sights of Hampshire on a canal trip

Float away on a scenic cruise along the Basingstoke Canal. With 29 locks, the canal is a boaters’ paradise and a great family experience.

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Le Tour is coming to Huddersfield and Holmfirth

Le Tour is coming to Huddersfield and Holmfirth

Join thousands to cheer on the riders on Le Tour including the most iconic climb in the country, Holme Moss.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Cycling
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Explore Delamere Forest

Explore Delamere Forest

With its huge ancient trees and unspoilt wetland, Delamere Forest has a little bit of Canada about it. Sure the wildlife may not be quite so exotic, but you’ll get the same satisfying sense of escape – if you know where to go.

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

Forests and woodlands
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Take a trip to Sewerby Hall

Take a trip to Sewerby Hall

Celebrate the 300-year anniversary and take in the interiors of this Grade I listed Stately Home.

Location: Sewerby, East Riding of Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Take to the slopes in Dorset

Take to the slopes in Dorset

The Snowtrax alpine activity centre will transport you to the mountains for the day.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Forests and woodlands
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See gushing ghylls and towering torrents in Cumbria

See gushing ghylls and towering torrents in Cumbria

Don’t miss a trip to the Lake District to see fabulous streams and waterfalls set against a backdrop of stunning scenery.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

Forests and woodlands
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Explore Hadrian’s Wall Country on an electric bike

Explore Hadrian’s Wall Country on an electric bike

Use modern marvels to explore ancient history with the Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Scheme.

Location: Maryport, Cumbria

Cycling
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Sailing in Langstone Harbour

Sailing in Langstone Harbour

Learn the basics of sailing with a weekend course in Langstone Harbour.

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

Boating
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Get close to the deer at the Red Deer rut

Get close to the deer at the Red Deer rut

The majestic red deer is our largest land mammal: a beautiful creature, from hoof to antler, whose iconic silhouette has captivated us for centuries.

Location: Minsmere, Suffolk

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Spot rare plants and wildlife on the Durham Heritage Coast

Spot rare plants and wildlife on the Durham Heritage Coast

Explore the colourful and dramatic landscape of the Durham Heritage Coast with its beaches, rugged cliffs and imposing headlands.

Location: Durham Coast

Beaches
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Cycle The Camel Trail to Bodmin Gaol

Cycle The Camel Trail to Bodmin Gaol

The Camel Trail provides access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line.

Location: Padstow to Bodmin, Cornwall

Cycling
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Be at one with birds of prey at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Be at one with birds of prey at Rosliston Forestry Centre

There’s something special about being close to a bird of prey; those round watchful eyes on high alert, fixing you with a dominating stare.

Location: Rosliston, Derbyshire

Forests and woodlands

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