experiences

Aquariums

Aquariums

Discover what lies at the depths of the ocean...Your Aquarium visit will take you on a journey around the different zones of the world’s Ocean, from the local waters, all the way to the tropical seas of the Great Barrier Reef and everywhere in between! 

Archery

Archery

Ready to take aim?

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Art and crafting are wonderful pastimes and something the whole family can be involved in, whatever age and whatever skill! Both children and adults can enjoy the wide range of things this relaxing (mostly!) hobby offers, from finger painting and clay modelling to sewing, woodcarving or basket making.

Baking

Baking

Whether you're a complete novice in the kitchen or consider yourself a baking champion, there is something for everyone!

Bodyboarding

Bodyboarding

Bodyboarding is one of the most popular water sports nowadays. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should add it to your list of 

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Writing is not just a way of presenting thoughts and ideas; your own handwriting can also become an important design tool. Just how, though, do you conjure up expressive, creative results simply by putting pen to paper? If you find yourself asking that very question, you’ve come to the right place! 

Candle Making

Candle Making

Candles are the second most gifted item each year!

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and Kayaking

Kayaking and canoeing is a great way to get close to nature and experience lochs, lakes, rivers and canals in the UK. An easy way to start experiencing boat sports and go on an adventure. Kayaking and Canoeing are slightly different! When Kayaking you will be seated with your legs extended and you will use a double ended paddle. When you canoe, you can be seated or kneeling and often use a single paddle.

Childrens Farms and Petting Zoos

Childrens Farms and Petting Zoos

Enjoy your Escape to the countryside at an Activity Farm.

Crazy Golf Courses

Crazy Golf Courses

Crazy golf is a great way to spend an afternoon with freinds and family. There are loads of different types of courses, from simple to complex with different kinds of features. It's a great way to get started with golfing, and requires no previous experience to get going.

Cycling

Cycling

A leisure cycle is a great way to get the whole family out and exercising! It allows you to travel further whilst still getting to experience the local area. Why not take your family along the Camel Trail in Cornwall? Or Maybe go and hunt a Gruffolo in Delamere Forest, Cheshire, the possibilities are endless!

Dancing

Dancing

Ever wanted to learn the Jive, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba or Cha Cha but never had the confidence? Or maybe you'd rather try Street, Ballet or Tap? Then why not take a chance of a lifetime and book yourself a lesson on your holiday!

Deep Sea / Offshore Fishing

Deep Sea / Offshore Fishing

Fantastic Scottish salmon, traditional English cod and chips, Welsh mussels and oysters...

Dog Walking

Dog Walking

Taking your furry friend on holiday with you?

Dolphin and Whale Watching

Dolphin and Whale Watching

Dolphin and Whale Watching is a truly magical experience for anyone

Dry Ski Slopes

Dry Ski Slopes

Want to train and practice before hitting the slopes this year? Or are you a newbie who wants to learn the basics of skiing or snowboarding to save time practising at the resort?

Embroidery and needle point

Embroidery and needle point

Embroidery and needle point has come a long way since Jane Austin’s heroines would sit and sew in the drawing room...

Escape Games and Rooms

Escape Games and Rooms

Packed with excitement, you and your teammates will leap into new worlds to complete ground-breaking missions. Work together as a team to find clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges before the time runs out!

Foraging

Foraging

One of the most enjoyable things about foraging is the way it compels a greater awareness of one's surroundings – the need to slow down, pause and look.

Freerunning and Parkour

Freerunning and Parkour

The term ‘Parkour’ was first introduced by David Belle in 1998. Parkour derives from the French word Parcours meaning ‘route’ or ‘course’.

Frisbee and Disc Sports

Frisbee and Disc Sports

A simple game but one that kids and adults can both enjoy. Frisbee is an easy way to bring some relaxed fun to summer afternoons, and can be played with as few or as many people as you like.

Geocaching

Geocaching

If you and your family or friends are looking at spending time together, consider geocaching. A worldwide game that involves everything from clues to camping, geocaching is a great way to 

Go Karting

Go Karting

Thinking of delving into the world of karting? We're sure you're raring to go! Well don't think twice and book yourself and friends or all the family on an ultimate go karting experience!

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Ever imagined galloping along a beach?

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

See in 360 degrees for miles on end...

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Whether you skate as a sport or just for fun, it's a great way to get your body moving when it's cold outside or to cool down during the summer months. It's also a wonderful activity to enjoy with your family or friends!

Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Whatever your child's age there is always something to enjoy.

Juggling and Circus Skills

Juggling and Circus Skills

Wanting to learn a new skill? Improve your coordination? Refine your own party trick?

Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding

Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding

Kitesurfing is an exhilirating and fun sport. To start it is strongly recommended to take lessons. Normally you would start out by doing a 3 day course to learn the basics including safety, kite control and board control. Half of the course would take place on land to get used to the kite and learn about the wind window, and the second half is about getting started on the water!

Knitting

Knitting

Knitting (derived from the word ‘knot’) is the process of using two or more needles to create a fabric made of a series of interconnected loops. 

Lakes around the UK

Lakes around the UK

Discover some of the UK's most beautiful lakes...

Lidos

Lidos

These days you need to really hunt for a Lido. They are out there but you need to know where to look. And when you find one they really are worth it. From Devon to Aberdeen to Yorkshire you can find magnificent outdoor swimming pools across the UK, and they combine exercise, mental wellbeing and the wonders of fresh air. Don't believe me? Give it a try. The feeling of outdoor swimming really does wonders for the soul. Plus some of them have really amazing views too.

Lighthouses

Lighthouses

Have you ever made your way up to the top of a lighthouse? If your answer is no, then you're seriously missing out!

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Ancient Chinese martial arts and Shuai jiao (Chinese 

Museums and Art Galleries

Museums and Art Galleries

The UK has a huge array of museums and art galleries for you to enjoy. From the big hitters in London, such as the Natural History Museum, V&A, Tate Modern and National Portrait Gallery, to exciting living museums where your family can step back in time (such as the Black Country Museum in the West Midlands or the Highland Folk Museum in the Cairngorms). These Museums let your kids get hands-on with history, attending School and learning about farming, crafts, and much more.

National Parks

National Parks

Mountains, Lakes, Forests and, Hills. Beautiful National Parks up and down the UK have so much to offer!

Paintballing and Laser Tag

Paintballing and Laser Tag

Get ready for the ultimate game of elimination and exhilaration with an action-packed day of paintballing. Don your combat suit and get ready to dodge the enemy in a selection of paintball scenarios. This high-adrenaline combat sport requires strategy, leadership and teamwork, so you’ll need to be cunning, resourceful and daring to take out the opposition. Think you’ve got what it takes?

Painting workshops

Painting workshops

Learn to paint or refine your skills...

Parks and Playgrounds

Parks and Playgrounds

Weather is too nice to stay indoors? Want to stretch your legs? Children need to run wild?

Pottery

Pottery

Pottery is an ancient craft and great fun! Sometimes a little messy, anyone can have a go at either hand building a pot, or getting to grips with a throwing wheel. You can create something beautiful and uniquely yours in no time at all. Families can enjoy together and kids as young as 2 can play with clay, or have a go at painting a pre-made pot. It’s the perfect wet weather or winter activity.

Printmaking

Printmaking

Printmaking sounds more mystical than it is. In fact I had to google it before I realised that actually, it is something I've (sort of ) done with my kids a few times before, in novice format. A class or course would be much more fun here, with someone who has all the right printing bits and pieces and you can leer at other peoples work. Most importantly, the mess is in someone else's place.

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin Picking

Hurrah, it's Autumn! That stunning time of year when the skies are blue, the air is crisp and the trees are turning that beautiful golden orange before-they all-drop-off colour. Christmas is coming, Bake Off is on the telly and before we all hunker down for the long nights ahead, we have a month or two of wonderful outdoorsy stuff to get out of our system. And most importantly, it is Pumpkin Season. Woo Hoo! Who doesn't love those creepily carved orange globes popping up in every window ledge from now until Halloween.

Quidditch Games

Quidditch Games

Originating from one of the UK's best selling books, Quidditch is a mixed gender contact sport with a unique mix of elements from rugby, dodgeball, and tag. A quidditch team is made up of seven athletes who play with brooms between their legs at all times. While the game can appear chaotic to the casual observer, once familiar with the basic rules, quidditch is an exciting sport to watch and even more exciting to play!

Rafting and White Water Rafting

Rafting and White Water Rafting

Keen for a wet and wild challenge? Good - you've come to the right place! Challenge nature and your friends to an adrenaline filled day with a fantastic white water rafting experience!

Running

Running

We all know that running is good for us. In fact it's great for us. It makes you feel good, live longer, keeps you fitter, healthier and happier. You can also eat more ice cream on holiday because you burn off the calories. How can it get any better?

Safari Parks

Safari Parks

Lions, Tigers and Bears....

Sailing

Sailing

Why not consider learning to sail on your next staycation? Take to the sea and harness the wind to discover the joy of sailing.

Santas Grottos

Santas Grottos

Santas Grottos are the perfect Christmas experience. A fantastic festive day out for the whole family.

Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Learning how to scuba dive is a ticket to a lifetime of underwater adventure...

Segway Trips

Segway Trips

Whether you fancy exploring the countryside or the city centre streets, it’s time to head out on a Segway Tour to soak up some gorgeous sights. Don’t worry if you’ve never even seen a Segway before, let alone ridden one. This quirky outdoor activity is suitable for all abilities!

Skateboarding

Skateboarding

Skateboarding, as we know it, was born sometime in the late 1940s to early 1950s, when surfers in California wanted something to do when the waves were flat. This was called "sidewalk surfing" – a new wave of surfing on the sidewalk as the sport of surfing became highly popular.

Slacklining

Slacklining

I'm sorry, there is no other way to say this, Slacklining is cool. The problem is, it's both awesomely fun and maddeningly hard.

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Exploring the open ocean is something some people only dream of...

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Looking for an easy access waterboard sport? Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) might be for you! Easy to pick up in just half an hour, glide across lakes, rivers and seas on your paddle board. Kids can start from as young as 5 and lots of our partners have child and teen sized paddleboards.

Stately Homes and Gardens

Stately Homes and Gardens

The number of heritage buildings still standing proudly across the UK is quite remarkable. Most of the UK's stately homes have hosted kings and queens, prime ministers, actors and poets – all manner of illustrious guests.

Surfing

Surfing

Think you can only surf in exotic locations? Think again!

Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Take you family and friends bowling for an afternoon or evening! Whatever your level or age, ten pin bowling is for the whole family and is the perfect location on a rainy day!

Theme Parks and Funfairs

Theme Parks and Funfairs

Aside from roving funfairs which can pop up in towns and cities for a week before travelling on and are a great bonus if you find one, the UK has many, many fantastic Theme Parks that are open all year round and provide a great day out for everyone in the family. Even the faint-hearted members who don't want to scream themselves hoarse on Oblivion or the like can take a gentle boat trip or something serene around quite often attractive grounds.

Tours and River Cruises

Tours and River Cruises

If you decide to take a holiday in the UK to an area you don't know (or maybe you do but want to know more), an excellent way of seeing around and actually getting to see the "best bits" is by taking a tour with a local guide or someone in the know.

Trampoline Parks

Trampoline Parks

Get jumping at one of these trampoline parks! Great exercise, great fun, and a great indoor activity for those rainy days! Burn some energy by leaping and bouncing about these parks, learning new tricks, and having a fun-filled day!

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding is like snowboarding on water. You are attached to a wakeboard sideways with both feet. You can wakeboard behind a boat and jump over the 'wake' the boat produces, or you can wakeboard at a cable wakeboard park.

Waterfalls‎

Waterfalls‎

There are some absolutely stunning waterfalls to visit in the UK. From the jaw dropping Mealt Falls in the Isle of Sky to the eerie beauty of the underground cascades in the Dan-y-Ogof caves in Wales, there is something about a crashing torrent of water that leaves even the least outdoorsy of us in complete awe.

Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Windsurfing is a surface water sport that is a combination of surfing and sailing. It is also referred to as "sailboarding" and "boardsailing", and emerged in the early 1970s from the surf culture of California.

Yoga

Yoga

Stretch, relax and find your centre. Try out the ancient art of yoga

Zoos, Wildlife Parks and Safari Parks

Zoos, Wildlife Parks and Safari Parks

There are a huge number of zoos, wildlife and safari parks all over the UK and most are well worth a visit and provide a really exciting and unique day out. The broad difference between them is that Zoos tend to keep animals with their own species in smaller enclosures for a real up-close encounter, whereas a visit to a Safari Park usually involves driving around much larger enclosures to see groups of animals - maybe rhino, giraffe and gazelle all in one setting. Some are self-drive (for a monkey snapping off your wing mirror type affair) or in others you are guided round in a truck, spotting lions and elephants from afar - similar to an African safari, just without the plus-size sunset, hot weather and flamboyant tribespeople (although lets not get too picky about this; most UK safari parks are just a couple of hours from home and do not involve remortgaging the house to go).