Outdoor adventurers

Outdoor activities

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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Explore the English Riviera Global Geopark

Explore the English Riviera Global Geopark

Spot rare wildlife, go coasteering, and discover stories of drowned forests at South Devon's Global Geopark, a fascinating area with rich historical and geological heritage.

Torquay, Devon

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Go wild at Trentham Monkey Forest

Go wild at Trentham Monkey Forest

This is the only place in Britain where you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques roaming free in 60 acres of forest.

Trentham , Staffordshire

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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.

Rosliston, Derbyshire

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Take a walk through history in Cranborne

Take a walk through history in Cranborne

Explore the landscape of Cranborne Chase which inspired the father of modern archaeology, William Fox Pitt.

Cranborne, Dorset

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Enjoy the great outdoors at Cannock Chase Forest

Enjoy the great outdoors at Cannock Chase Forest

Cannock Chase is the UK’s smallest mainland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you can ride, hike, climb or just wander at your own pace.

Rugeley , Staffordshire

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New Ways to see Sherwood Pines Forest

New Ways to see Sherwood Pines Forest

Discover Sherwood Pines Forest on two wheels, with Go Ape’s Segway tours through Robin Hood country.

Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

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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.

Padstow to Bodmin, Cornwall

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Learn to windsurf in Hayle

Learn to windsurf in Hayle

Offering great windsurfing conditions, visitors can enjoy lessons from qualified instructors, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cornish coast.

Hayle, Cornwall

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Acres of fun at Paultons Park

Acres of fun at Paultons Park

Home of Peppa Pig World with more than 60 family rides and attractions to get your pulses racing.

New Forest, Hampshire

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Take the Pinkery Challenge at Exmoor’s Chains

Take the Pinkery Challenge at Exmoor’s Chains

There are few locations more stunning than Exmoor but if its wilderness you are after, then places don’t get much wilder than Exmoor’s Chains.

Exmoor, Devon

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Feel calmer whilst walking a llama

Feel calmer whilst walking a llama

Go walkies South American-style with National Forest Llama Treks, an unusual “let’s-do-something-different” trekking experience.

Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire

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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.

Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

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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.

Christchurch, Dorset

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Thrills on the hills in Dorset

Thrills on the hills in Dorset

Get your heart racing with some high-octane fun in the Dorset countryside.

Dorchester, Dorset

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Kayak around The Needles rocks and lighthouse

Kayak around The Needles rocks and lighthouse

How would you like to get up close and personal with one of the Isle of Wight’s most iconic landmarks?

Freshwater, Isle of Wight

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Walk barefoot through The National Forest at CONKERS

Walk barefoot through The National Forest at CONKERS

England’s woodland has always teemed with activity, and you’ll find more than enough at CONKERS.

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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Walking in the New Forest

Walking in the New Forest

Twist and turn through vibrant gorse, imposing woodland and bubbling streams as you stroll through the Forest’s 143 miles of trails.

New Forest, Hampshire

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Monkeying around in the New Forest

Monkeying around in the New Forest

Bond with your tribe at the Go Ape course in Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood for a thrilling forest adventure.

New Forest, Hampshire

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Swim with panache at the Jubilee Pool, Penzance

Swim with panache at the Jubilee Pool, Penzance

With views from St Michael’s Mount to the picturesque fishing village of Newlyn, the Jubilee Pool is one of the best places to swim in the open air.

Penzance, Cornwall

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Discover hidden Ice Age art at Creswell Crags

Discover hidden Ice Age art at Creswell Crags

Hidden in a beautiful limestone gorge you'll find some of Britain's only known Ice Age art.

Creswell, Nottinghamshire

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