If it feels like your entire family has spent the last few months glued to the TV then it is time to get out and enjoy an active holiday. The fresh air will do you good and so will the cardio workout. Here are 5 ideas for an active family holiday in the UK.
Get Your Walking Boots on in the Lake District
The Lake District is in Cumbria and there are more than 1300 sq km to explore. The district is stunning and there are 16 glacial lakes, cycling trails, walking trails, waterfalls, and lots of bridges to cross. You can also explore small villages, and visit the homes of some famous authors. Your dog is welcome to go with you but must be kept on a leash, especially when walking through fields of livestock. There are plenty of family holiday homes to choose from, for something a bit usual how about staying in a renovated bothy or barn on a farm.
Zipwire in Snowdonia
Zip World is based at Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda and is considered the fastest zip line in the world. It includes a pair of zip lines a mile long, where riders can exceed 100mp at a height of 500 feet. It is the nearest thing to flying that you can experience. Zip World also offers different options for adventure seekers and they have other rides like Zip World Velocity, Titan, Zip Safari, Forest Skyride and Forest Coaster.
Explore Scotland’s Spectacular Coast
Scotland North 500 is the highway that runs along the coast of Scotland and it is 500 miles long. The road is a circular route that begins and ends at Inverness. Wick, the county of Caithness the Black Isle, Brora, and Sutherland are just a few of the places that you will go through. Leave lots of time to stop and explore so you can explore the Pictish trails, Dunrobin Castle, the ruined castle of Sinclair George, and the Dounreay Atomic Reactor. There are plenty of rural accommodation options along the way where you can stay and enjoy spending the evening sitting by the fire playing board games or going for dinner at the local pub.
Go Caving in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
Cheddar Gorge is a great place for an active family holiday. This limestone gorge is filled with fun activities. You can hop on a bus and tour the area. There are two caves that you can explore that are filled with enormous stalactites. You can cycle or walk through the middle of the gorge on Cliff Road. You can also go rock climbing or walk across the top of the cliffs. Make sure that you save some energy to climb the 274 stairs to the top of the viewing tower that will give a 360 view of the surrounding area. There are plenty of great accommodations in the town of Cheddar.
Hangout in the The Orkneys
The Orkneys are an archipelago off the coast of Scotland and you can see proof of human existence from more than 8500 years ago. You can visit ruins from the Monolithic and Neolithic periods and see the birds and other wildlife that call this stunning area home. You can also go sand sledging, sea kayaking, scuba diving, bird watching, and Trout fishing. There is also plenty of challenging terrain for avid mountain bikers to explore