Adventure Family Holidays in the UK
Family adventure holidays that are fun, stimulating and full of great memories! See below for a selection of holiday companies that offer action-packed Adventure Holidays for all the family including child friendly glamping holidays, lodge holidays for families and exciting activity holidays for the more adventurous!
An English Original... Chewton Glen is a world renowned family friendly luxury country house hotel and spa set in 130 acres of Hampshire countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park, and just a few minutes' walk from the sea. Within easy reach of popular destinations such as Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight, it is the perfect choice for a traditional holiday with the family.
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
Gurnard PinesIsle of Wight PO31 8QE
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!
Just 6 miles south of Aviemore in the beautiful Spey Valley you will find scenic Loch Insh. From Spring through to Autumn you can join in Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Archery, Family River Trips, Salmon Fishing, Rowing and Dry Slope Skiing. Hire of equipment is available every day from April to the end of October and instruction can be provided hourly or by the week.
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.
Just Lodge Holidays offer a wealth of luxury self-catering holiday lodges and log cabins for rent throughout England, Scotland and Wales and soon to be followed by Northern Ireland and Eire. We are sure you will find the prefect holiday lodge or log cabin to suit you and your families needs and interests.
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!
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 four star hotel with leisure facilities.
From just £109 per family (based on 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 Sketchley Grange and enjoy 3 of these 5 world class, educational and entertaining attractions:
- National Space Centre
- Twinlakes Family Theme Park
- Snibston Discovery Museum
- Twycross Zoo
Stay Play Explore - Family Adventure (£109)
A family of four* can stay at Sketchley Grange Hotel or Hinckley Island and choose three fun-packed activities from a choice of:
- Land or water activities at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
- Ten pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl
- Family 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 the four star 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 Glorious Heritage.
*Additional adult and child tickets available at time of family ticket purchase. Book your break online at www.stayplayexplore.co.uk or telephone 0116 225 4000. See website for terms and conditions.
Set in 1400 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to Wales, The Celtic Manor Resort offers two hotels – the five star Resort Hotel and historic 19th century Manor House – with a host of world-class facilities.
Children are welcome guests at The Celtic Manor Resort and we make every effort to ensure that their accommodation is suitable to their needs, including the provision of cots for babies. Children up to the age of 13 sharing a standard room with their parents stay free of charge including breakfast. You may however prefer the more spacious option of interconnecting rooms.
Entertainment on site includes The Hideaway Club for children aged up to 11 and a fun-packed schedule of activities including techno treasure hunts and mountain biking during weekends and school holidays. There is also a new Games Room for older children and families where you can enjoy a game of pool, air hockey, table football or our PS2 consoles.
Looking for a unique way to celebrate your child or teenager’s birthday? We organise amazing action-packed adventure parties at The Celtic Manor Resort for ages 6+
Book an amazing day for children aged 6+ Our great value 5 in 1 activity pass gives you a full day of fun across the range of Celtic Manor activities. Open to residents and non-residents
Cosy Under Canvas is a tranquil glamping site on the Welsh borders and is perfect for those who love the idea of a low impact family camping holiday with absolutely everything provided.
The spacious domes sleep up to six.The beds are topped with luxurious, contemporary Welsh blankets and sheepskins. There’s a wood burning stove and huge comfy beanbags that can be used outside on the deck. Two domes also have Wood Fired Hot Tubs for your exclusive use.
Each tipi comfortably sleeps four adults. The futon beds have memory foam toppers and are covered with traditional welsh blankets, throws and sheepskins. To complete the cosy camping experience each also has a stylish wood burning stove that heats the tipi in no time.
We keep our impact on the environment to a minimum. It’s private compost loos and washrooms in the woods plus eco showers with a canopy view.
Camping isn’t complete without a roaring fire. Cook on the open fire using the tripod provided or knock yourself something up on the camping stove in the shared deck kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possible need.
Then chill out relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility.
Glamping holidays for families at: Dolbedwyn, Newchurch, Kington, Powys Wales HR5 3QQ
Bivouac Swinton is a sustainable and ethical holiday destination with parking, café and accommodation facilities for families. The site is on the Swinton Estate in the Yorkshire Dales, five miles from Masham, and situated on the moor edge beside the Druid’s Temple (constructed as a folly in the 1800’s) and woodland.
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.
Calvert Trust Kielder in Northumberland is centrally located in the award winning Kielder Water & Forest Park, one of the UK’s most beautiful areas. Recently awarded Dark Skies status the park, according to the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), the star-studded skies above Kielder Water & Forest Park are the darkest in England. At nearly 580sq miles, our dark sky zone, known as Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, is the largest area of protected night sky in Europe. It is the first of its kind in England and one of the largest in the world, joining the likes of Death Valley and Big Bend Dark Sky Parks in the USA.
We have been providing holidays and outdoor adventure activities suitable for the whole family for 30 years. Our fully accessible facilities make us the perfect venue to explore, discover and enjoy the surrounding area. Day visits, Self-catering and Activity holidays are all available to both adults and children.
Choose a Self-catering holiday in one of our 4-star chalets (sleeping up to 6), and enjoy home-from-home comforts, the space, accessibility and freedom to create your own holiday experiences.
Choose a centre based activity holiday and enjoy an action-packed stay, with all your meals included.
Day visits are available for those that live or are visiting/holidaying not so far-away.
Activities offered include High and Low ropes courses, Archery, King-swing, Laser-clay shooting, Canoeing, Sailing, Abseiling, Indoor and Outdoor climbing, Zip-wire, Geo-cache and Orienteering. Also available is a sensory room, games room and a hydrotherapy swimming pool.
For more information please email us or visit our website.
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
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