Family Holidays in the English Countryside

Last Updated on November 2, 2015 by Jody Halsted

Are your family the outdoors type? If so you could be interested in this list of holiday destinations that offer a real activity laden adventure! If you have not been on an activity holiday as a family before, perhaps now is the best time to try!

Mountain Biking Swinley Forest, Berkshire

Mountain Biking Swinley ForestGet on your bike and head down to Swinley Forest in Berkshire! The route is perfect for the novice rider and therefor great for a family cycle. There are some areas of rough terrain throughout the picturesque pine forest but nothing to worry about really. The trail twists and turns and is an exciting challenge for anyone. Onsite riding permits are just £2 per day so you really are getting a lot for your money.

Surfing, Croyde Bay, Devon

Placed on the northern coast of one of England’s most southern counties, Croyde Bay is famous for its surf culture. There are many surf schools around so surfers of any age and experience are welcome to ride the swell gently guided into the bay by the soft yet solid Atlantic current.

Quad Biking York

The country side surrounding the ancient market town of York is perfect for the increasingly popular outdoor pursuit of quad biking. There are opportunities for all ages and the high octane experience is enough to wear anyone out. After a day of getting muddy you can then retreat back to the town which is littered with restaurants and bars for relaxation. Check online for the best accommodation type for you and your family; offer cottages in York that may be the best option if there are many people in your group.

Paragliding in the Lake District

Paragliding over Derwent Water, Lake District.
Paragliding over Derwent Water, Lake District.

The Lake District is another well-known area for extreme water sports but this time they take place above and below the surface of fresh water as the picturesque lakes are utilised to their full potential. Fully qualified instructors take groups out for the day on paragliding stints and are equipped for all family assemblies.

Swinley Forest photo credit: _moonpie via photo pin cc
Paragliding over Lake District photo credit: jocki84 via photo pin cc

Disclosure: This post was written for Family Rambling.  While it is sponsored material, know that I only accept material that I believe will be helpful to family travelers.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.