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10 Activity Holidays for Kids in the UK

9 December 2022

A holiday in the UK may not offer guaranteed wall-to-wall sunshine, but with mountains, lakes and miles of coast, you will never be short of something to do if you are looking to enjoy activities outdoors. If you are looking for a thrilling adventure for your next family holiday, take a look at the below list in which you are sure to find something that satisfies the needs of all adrenaline junkies.

Yorkshire Dales Adventure

Enjoy an adventure with High Adventure Holidays in the Yorkshire Dales. Spend two days on-site where you'll have a go at climbing, high ropes, and the zip wire. Following this, there are three day-trips out into the wonderland of the Yorkshire Dales where you will get to try canoeing, raft building, climbing and scrambling. The team organises everything for you on this break, so you can relax and enjoy the experience with your family.

Brecon Beacons Adventure Sports

Holidays with Acorn Adventures, Brecon Beacons, in South Wales incorporate a wide range of water sports on the lake and a great variety of land based ones too. Each day will incorporate four different activities from stand-up paddleboarding to caving. Accommodation is in either the tipi village on the edge of the lake, or a luxury double glazed camping pod. Meals are included so that you can make the most of the trip.

Suffolk Multi-Activity Holiday

At PGL Bawdsey Manor, trapeze, fencing and raft building are amongst the many activities on offer. The programme is planned for you to make the most of every moment, and provide something for everyone in your family, regardless of experience or ability. There is also a mixture of additional activities into the evening which include family quiz nights, karaoke evenings and discos.

Shropshire Family Adventure

Condover Hall in Shropshire hosts family adventure breaks where the team plan everything for you so that you can concentrate on spending quality time with your family. Simply get stuck into the active challenges indoors, outdoors and on the water, making use of facilities such as an indoor dance studio and three all weather sports courts. and with no meals to prepare you can just relax and enjoy your break away. They can even send you a suggested kit list for your trip to reduce your planning stress!

Peak District Adventures

In the heart of the Peak District, YHA Edale boasts many activities including climbing, caving, and canoeing, all of which require enthusiasm but no previous experience. Activities are available all day and into the evening and are aimed at families with children 8 years and up. This action based holiday will keep the adrenaline pumping all day ensuring a good night’s sleep for all.

Lake District or North Devon Holidays

Mountain Action Holidays have locations in both the beautiful Lake District and on the stunning North Devon coast. They like to ensure that you have an adventure to remember, and have made sure their range of activities accommodate people of all ages and abilities. If you are looking for a hassle-free adventure with fabulous accommodation, great food and thrilling activities each day, then look no further.

Sail a Yacht

How about a sailing holiday with Yacht Force, Hamble? If you fancy learning a new skill as a family, you could take a coastal trip along the Jurassic coastline right down to the West Country. These UK based yacht sailing holidays are great fun, everyone gets ‘hands on’ experience during the trip in the running of the boat and a chance to helm. Simply do as much or as little as you like.

Sea Kayaking

Sea kayaking in Scotland, with Wilderness. This family holiday is, necessarily, led by experienced guides ensuring that you and your tribe have the best and safest trip. This can be enjoyed by the whole family, regardless of experience as you will learn to sea kayak, indulge in some fun water games, spot some of the most amazing wildlife, learn about the environment, and very likely some of the local history too. Accommodation for this holiday is in a traditional inn located right on the shoreline on the Sound of Arisaig, near Fort William.

Cycling in Norfolk

Highlights of Norfolk is a self-guided cycling holiday run by Exodus Travels. Starting (and finishing) just outside Kings Lynn, this 5-night holiday offers an opportunity to discover North Norfolk with its route winding through traditional villages and along quiet country lanes. Hotels, bike hire and luggage transfer between hotels are all included so that you can focus solely on enjoying your cycling holiday.

Kayaking and Wild Camping

Reach Outdoors in Devon hosts a kayak & wild camping expedition which explores the amazing South Devon coastline and estuaries. Traverse the stunning coast, exploring sea caves and spotting wildlife before pitching up at your camp on a remote beach, then enjoy a meal cooked around the open fire.

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