Adventure Family Holidays in the UK
Fabulous self catering log chalets overlook Loch Insh and Bed and Breakfast with en-suite facilities are provided at Insh Hall Lodge, also on the 14-acre wooded site. The Boathouse Restaurant stands on the beach overlooking the activities on the water with fabulous open balcony, bar and gift shop. There are three children’s adventure areas and 3 km lochside/forest interpretation trail for those who like to stay on dry land! From December to April downhill and snowboarding courses are offered with skiing on Cairngorm Ski Slopes, just 16 miles.
Packages available to both adults and children include Self Catering holidays, fully inclusive Activity holidays, holidays and Day packages.
Self Catering holidays include accommodation (sleeping up to 7) in one of our 4-star Scandinavian-style lodges. All lodges are fully equipped with everything you could need from HDTV and DVD player to a cooker and washing machine. Lodges are spacious and accessible for wheelchair users.
Activity holidays include accommodation in our main centre, all meals and a wide range of exciting activities. Activities offered include High Ropes Course, King-swing, Climbing, Canoeing, Sailing, and Laser Clay Shooting.
We also have a sensory room, hydrotherapy pool, games room, and computers. A take-away service for Self Catering guests is available or they can join us for meals in our dining room.
Visit our website, email or give us call for more information.
Our family hostels offer you all the facilities you’ll need to make your stay relaxing and comfortable, like private rooms, high chairs, baby monitors, grounds to run and play in and activities to keep the kids entertained for hours. We’ve also teamed up with some of the best-loved family attractions including Alton Towers, Sea Life Centres and the Eden Project, to offer you fantastic discounted rates.
We can even make meal times easier! You can choose to self-cater in our dedicated kitchens, or take advantage of our ‘Kids under 10 eat for FREE’ offer and treat yourself to a delicious home-cooked meal from our fabulous menu instead. Accompany your meal with a glass, or bottle, of your favourite beverage chosen from our drinks menu, including local ales, soft drinks, beers, wine, spirits, teas and Fair Trade coffee.
So what are you waiting for? Book a YHA family getaway today!!
For more information contact our friendly team of advisers:
Each Stay Play Explore break offers a choice of 3 out of 5 family attractions or themed experiences - complete with a night’s stay and breakfast at a three or four star hotel with leisure facilities.
From just£109 per family (two adults and two children*) you’ll be saving up to 60 per cent on standard rates and admission prices! Gift vouchers are also available
Stay Play Explore - Family Fun (£109)
A family of four can stay at one of these family friendly hotels: Hilton Leicester, Hinckley Island, Leicester Marriott, or Holiday Inn Leicester City and enjoy 3 of these 5 world class, educational and entertaining attractions:
- National Space Centre
- Twinlakes Family Theme Park
- Bosworth Battlefield
Stay Play Explore - Family Adventure (£109)
A family of four can stay at Hilton East Midlands or Hinckley Island and choose three fun-packed activities from a choice of:
- Adventure Club activities at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
- Ten pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl
- Cycle hire in The National Forest
- Tobogganing at Swadlincote Ski Centre
- Bush craft, orienteering or ancient woodland skills at Conkers
Stay Play Explore - Theme Parks Adventure (£159)
A family of four can stay at Hilton East Midlands or Burleigh Court and visit two fantastic theme parks:
- Drayton Manor Theme Park & either
- Twinlakes Family Theme Park or Wheelgate Park
Stay Play Explore also offers £109 short breaks for couples including Gourmet Taste of Leicestershire, City Chic and a new Glorious Heritage short break coming soon.
*Additional adult and child tickets available at time of family ticket purchase. Book your break online at www.stayplayexplore.co.uk or telephone our short break bookings team on 0844 888 5181 or 0116 299 4444. See website for terms and conditions.
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre on the North Devon coast will give you a day or stay to remember, where adults and children alike will find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter.
- Week long Summer Camps for children
- Family holidays minimum of 1 nights stay
- Day or half day bookings
- Learn to surf camps
- Learn to kayak courses
- RIB Powerboat charters
- Birthday parties
Set within 55 acres of private woodland, a short stroll from the beach and moments from the lively yachting capital of Cowes, Gurnard Pines is the perfect destination for short breaks and family holidays. Summer or winter, your spacious modern holiday lodge or bungalow nestles in a peaceful countryside setting near the sea, complete with nature trail, woodland lake and plenty of quiet spots to sit and relax.
We’re ideally located to explore the Isle of Wight. But we are also great to come home to as well, with a choice of quality leisure facilities and activities. With active breaks to choose from all year round, we are creating more opportunities to get active, try out new sports and enjoy healthier holidays and breaks with family and friends. If you want fantastic family memories or exciting new adventures with friends, there’s so much to tempt you.
A holiday at Gurnard Pines is a break in the heart of nature. Red squirrels run through the woods, dappled shade peeps between the trees and a short walk away is a beach with breathtaking sunsets. So join us for the fresh air, freedom and flexibility to relax… naturally!
Daycamps: Fun and adventure for children aged 4-16 years during the school holidays. Our camps offer a variety of activities including specialised themed camps. We are Ofsted registered and accept children’s vouchers.
Residential Camps and Summer Weekends: Our dazzling themed 5 night camps and Weekend Camps for children aged 8-18 years include Equestrian, CSI, Survival, Water, and Multi-Activity Camp.
Family Camps: Parents can now join in the fun and enjoy our wonderful facilities with our 2 or 3 night stay camps.
Birthday Parties: Action packed, exciting and exhausting birthday parties with a difference for children aged 3 – 13 years. See online for full details.
Visit our website to see full details of our camps or for enquiries call 01489 772215
Most of our 70 rooms and suites can accommodate one cot and an additional bed
Duplex Suites are split over two floors, offering a sofa bed for two children downstairs and a double bed up-stairs for parents
Interconnecting room options are available
The Treehouses at Chewton Glen: Taking luxury to new heights; the Tree House Suites appear to float across a wooded valley and provide wonderfully unique and luxurious accommodation.
Food and Drink
Complimentary for children aged under 5 years
Early dining times
Children’s menu available throughout the day
Kid's Club during school holiday periods and every weekend
Wii room and play station
Tree house and children’s garden
Outdoor swimming pool May – September
Indoor swimming pool every day: 9.00 -10.30 and 16.00 to 17.00
Mountain bikes for all the family including a trailer for the very little ones!
Children’s croquet set
Mini spa treatments
Babysitting on request
Pony treks in the New Forest
“Peppa Pig World” 30 minutes
Facilities for families include accommodation ranging from a camping barn with family shower facilities (sleeping twelve) to luxury yurts (each sleeping up to five) and hand built woodland shacks (each sleeping up to seven). Whilst the experience is essentially rustic, creature comforts and luxuries such as quality linen, heating and a hot tub are all part of the package.
Set in 15 acres of fields, with the camping barn and yurt site adjacent to the farmhouse and the woodland shacks nestled into the trees nearby, the Bivouac Swinton site offers families an idyllic setting in which to roam and explore the big outdoors. Facilities include a family shower and toilet facilities, and a dedicated family room within the cafe, leading out to a child friendly garden.
Activities available for families at Bivouac (either on site or on the surrounding Estate) include bike hire, walking, geocache trails and orienteering, climbing, riding and falconry. Organised events include Forest School days, Foraging for wild edible food and Family Cinema nights. Further afield there are Yorkshire castles, abbeys and stately homes to explore such as Bolton Castle, Fountains Abbey and Newby Hall.
Accommodation is in our 18th Century Manor House set in the fabulous Cornish countryside. Tastefully restored and offering a ‘Country Home’ style stay that also includes a lovely warm and friendly lounge, with a log fire in the winter months and a luxury Spa Pool Jacuzzi for use of our guests in the private garden.
Family Activity Holidays
Families stay in the whole Manor House for a truly exclusive family break offering exhilarating and stimulating experiences for children and adults alike. Your holiday will be tailored to suit your specific needs and abilities, it can be as active or as restful as you decide to make it. A choice of activities are offered and selected in advance for the whole family to enjoy together or for some of the family to try independently, the children may prefer a visit to the Adventure Park, whilst mum and dad enjoy a Sea kayaking expedition or some other activity they have always wanted to do!
Activities may include:
- Sea Kayaking (minimum age/ability applies)
- Climbing & Abseiling (2 Activities, Full Day)
- Body Boarding
- Guided Coastal or Moorland Walks
- Theme/Adventure Parks
- Visits to Eden Project, Camel Valley Vineyard etc
- Also available at an additional premium:
- Massages (adults only)
- Coasteering (minimum age applies)
- Dinghy Sailing
Additional visits to places of interest or activities and even relaxing massages for the adults can be arranged at an additional cost. Our instructors can also provide evening activities and games or time for Mum & Dad to enjoy a quiet visit to the local hostelry or restaurant, by prior arrangement!
If you would like to know more about any of our holidays, please visit our website or contact Lesley on 01841 540 346 or by email. We look forward to welcoming you to our Centre for your ideal break!
Visit our website to see lodges in beautifully rural locations close to stunning scenery and glorious beaches, perfect for relaxing and pursuing leisure activities including fishing, golfing, swimming and walking or for the more energetic we have a fantastic selection of family fun parks offering a host of facilities and entertainment for the whole family. We also offer winter sports lodges for your skiing holiday in the UK as well as a selection of pet friendly and pet free accommodation.
The choice is entirely yours to discover and enjoy! Happy holiday!