Activity holidays in summer

Activity holidays in summer

Feel at one with nature as you explore charming county roads, rugged hills and scenic lakes on an adventure holiday. From heat-pumping Mountain biking to laid back boating holidays, there are plenty of ways to enjoy England’s great outdoors this summer. Explore the places that inspired the classic tale of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ on a cycling break in Oxfordshire, enjoy an exhilarating rush as you kitesurf on the seas of Devon’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast, and learn survival skills on a bushcraft adventure in Nottingham.

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Discover your inner Bear Grylls on a bushcraft adventure

Discover your inner Bear Grylls on a bushcraft adventure

Try your hand at survival skills on a summer adventure and face your fears on a jungle assault course in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Kayak the North York Moors Coast with the National Trust

Kayak the North York Moors Coast with the National Trust

Paddle a sea kayak from Boggle Hole to Ravenscar to see the North York Moors’ Coast from a different perspective.

North York Moors, North Yorkshire

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Fly along the world’s first pier-to-shore zip wire

Fly along the world’s first pier-to-shore zip wire

Climb the Zip tower at the end of Bournemouth Pier and above the sea and zip-surf over the waves to the shore. Race friends and family to the beach!

Bournemouth, Dorset

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Enjoy a swim with the country’s oldest swimming club

Enjoy a swim with the country’s oldest swimming club

Brighton is home to the country’s oldest swimming club, founded in 1860.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Enjoy Suffolk’s scenery from the saddle or high up in the treetops

Enjoy Suffolk’s scenery from the saddle or high up in the treetops

Enjoy one of the UK’s most thrilling outdoor activities at the original Go Ape! in Thetford Forest or experience cycling in Suffolk.

Location: Brandon, Suffolk

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Take an exhilarating boat ride along Dorset’s stunning coastline

Take an exhilarating boat ride along Dorset’s stunning coastline

Explore the inaccessible parts of Dorset’s beautiful coastline, and its native wildlife, with a rip-roaring boat ride at 30 knots.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

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Wander along the Whitehaven coastline

Wander along the Whitehaven coastline

With the opening of the Whitehaven to Silecroft coastal path this summer, there’s more coastline than ever to explore.

Location: Whitehaven, Cumbria

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Classic English countryside cycling

Classic English countryside cycling

Explore charming English countryside from Henley-on-Thames to Hambleden Valley on a hired electric bike.

Location: Hambleden, Buckinghamshire

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Take a stroll past the castle ruins

Take a stroll past the castle ruins

Take the path along the Peddars Way, and on to the tranquil Nar Valley Way to witness the spectacular 12th century Castle Acre Priory ruins on foot.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Leap into the surf at some of Cornwall’s most spectacular beaches

Leap into the surf at some of Cornwall’s most spectacular beaches

Surfing is every bit as much fun as it looks and the true Cornish experience is not complete without riding the waves at one of Cornwall’s golden beaches, with well-trained instructors.

Location: Across Cornwall

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Experience the Wiltshire countryside at different speeds

Experience the Wiltshire countryside at different speeds

With three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and over 8,200 footpaths within its borders, Wiltshire provides a breath-taking backdrop for outdoor adventure.

Location: Wiltshire

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Explore Wiltshire's rich landscape on the Wiltshire Cycleway

Explore Wiltshire's rich landscape on the Wiltshire Cycleway

Cycle along Wiltshire’s quiet country lanes and enjoy rural England at its very best on the Wiltshire Cycleway.

Location: Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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Grab your bike for a cycling tour of the Cotswolds

Grab your bike for a cycling tour of the Cotswolds

Get off the beaten track with a Cotswolds Adventures guided cycling tour in the summer sun. Meander through lanes, villages, and stunning countryside.

Location: Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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Experience the thrill of Power Boat racing on the Humber

Experience the thrill of Power Boat racing on the Humber

Get your pulse racing with a weekend of High Octane drama and excitement at the Super Stock Championship.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Be inspired by Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District

Be inspired by Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District

Whether or not you’ve read Arthur Ransome’s Swallows & Amazons, any holiday splashing around on lakes will bring out the adventurous child in you.

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

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Enjoy a picnic at Colemere park

Enjoy a picnic at Colemere park

Colemere is the only one of North Shropshire’s glacial meres to have a full circular walk right by the water’s edge.

Location: Ellesmere, Shropshire

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Have an electric bike adventure in Durham Dales

Have an electric bike adventure in Durham Dales

Let the chain take the strain as you explore the North Pennines, finding top-class attractions, breathtaking landscapes and delicious food and drink.

Location: Durham Dales, Durham

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Let Plymouth bring out your adventurous streak

Let Plymouth bring out your adventurous streak

Plymouth provides the perfect place for adventurers, with water sports, scuba diving, climbing walls, cycle paths, walks and boat trips.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

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Help uphold Weymouth’s Olympic legacy this summer

Help uphold Weymouth’s Olympic legacy this summer

Weymouth was introduced to the world during the 2012 games and is an ideal place to enjoy an activity holiday.

Location: Weymouth, Dorset

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Try your hand at archery and falconry in Sherwood Forest

Try your hand at archery and falconry in Sherwood Forest

Get merry with your gang with an experience Robin Hood himself would have approved of, right in the heart of Nottingham’s famous Sherwood Forest.

Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

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