Whether it is boating through the Norfolk Broads or walking through the many acres of woodland that England has to offer, there is a fun activity holiday that will suit you and your family or friends.
Adventure holidays don’t have to mean theme parks, sports or traveling to the ends of the Earth. Why not get back to nature in England instead?
Taking a family holiday can be expensive, particularly in the current financial climate. Sometimes, the best holidays can be found at home or not far from it and England has lots to offer. Adventure holidays are a fantastic way to spend time with your family as well as to enjoy some exercise and the great outdoors.
Canal and River Boating, Norfolk Broads
The Norfolk Broads has some of the most beautiful wildlife in England and you can explore them on one of the boat tours offered in the area. Start from Horning and pass through Wroxham viewing the unspoilt countryside and the rare species of bird, animals and plants. There are also wildlife walks where you can get up close and personal with nature.
Family adventure holidays are not complete without some fun activities and, as well as hiking or boating, you can also try your hand at horse riding in Norfolk.
Jungle Trek, Trebah Garden, Falmouth
This 26 acre garden in Cornwall is world class and home to varying rare species of plants, trees and birds. It also leads down to a beach on the Hertford River. There are children’s trails weaving through tunnels and the exotic gardens, while there are paragliding opportunities for adults. Take a picnic along and have lunch in amongst nature or relax on the beach.
Bedgebury Forest, East Sussex
One to take the kids to, the Go Ape experience in Bedgebury Forest is a great way for you to get some exercise with its bike trails and the children’s adventure play trail. There are also guided walks for adults and a high wire 13 metres up, for your daredevil kids.
Explore the peaceful National Pinetum nearby with its beautiful conifers, marvellous species’ of bird including Goldcrests and Hawfinches as well as the placid lakes and streams. For children who love learning, there are wildlife safaris held in the pinetum, where they will get to explore some of the smaller creatures that inhabit the Walled Garden area.
Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire
Travel by car through 360 acres of land and see a variety of exotic safari animals. Travel through the Northern Plains and see the North American bison and watch the rhino, buffalo and zebra graze in the African Savannah section. Also included are the Asian elephants, lions, tigers, bears and wolves, as well as the primates and the desert camels.
To awaken your sense of adventure, why not travel on foot? Here you will see the smaller animals such as the lemurs, penguins, wallabies and various species of bird. There is also the children’s play arc, the Swan Boats and even a six lane slide for both adults and children.
There are plenty of adventures to experience in England and this kind of holiday is a great opportunity to try something different while bonding with your family and friends. The mix of nature and adventure will provide you with a unique experience that you will remember for years to come.
Jennifer Morgan writes regularly on family adventure holidays for a range of travel websites and blogs. She specializes in holidays in the UK.