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Favourite Places For Family Adventure In The UK

  • Sophie
  • 29th June 2017

The kids are off school and its time to find fun things to keep them occupied for the rest of the Summer and with this week also being National Countryside week, we thought we would share six of our favourite family adventures in the Countryside chosen by your good selves.

So pack the binoculars, hiking boots and picnic and get exploring our beautiful, celebrated outdoors!


"As a family of four we discovered Plessey Woods Country Park, Northumberland.

We took a walk in the woods, crossed a stream, paddled in the river, played frisby and ended our day by using our camping stove to picnic in the park and left with lots of memorable pics.''


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Plessey Woods Country Park


Plessey Woods is made up of 100 acres of woodland, meadow and riverside and is an ideal location for a family day out in the great outdoors!

Plan your day around seeking out roe deer, tree creepers and great spotted woodpeckers on one of the park's self-guided tours, and one of their themed days which may include 'Campfire Cooking' on the 20th August or 'Shelter Building' on the 27th August.


''The children decided to teach an old dog new tricks and before I knew it I was coasteering with them on the North Coast of Devon. I've never had so much fun in my life even though it seemed scary to a grown up. So let your kids lead you sometimes!''


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Coasteering in Devon

Experience the beautiful North Cornwall and Devon coastline in the most thrill seeking way possible! Climb and scramble over boulders and barnacle-covered ledges under the safe supervision of experienced instructors-what better way to introduce your kids to the world of adventure and take in the stunning natural scenery.


"Experience the adventure of the Monsal Trail in the heart of the spectacular Peak District-whizz through four former railway tunnels on your bicycle and enjoy breathtaking views at Monsal Viaduct.''


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The Monsal Trail

Experience the breath-taking limestone dales in the Peak District on a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

A storybook adventure awaits the whole family as you explore hidden tunnels from the old railway, which closed in 1968.


"Searching for King Arthur's grave has inspired my son to lead us on adventures amongst the hills and valleys of South Wales. We discovered wonderful views of the Gower Peninsula and had lots of fun hunting for ancient ruins. We even found the grave!''


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The Gower Peninsula

With a rich diversity of wild moors, award-winning beaches, salt-water marshes and dunes spread across 188 sq km, there really is something for all!

And for those looking for an adventure similar to Naomi's, the Gower Peninsula has at least 1200 archaeological sites including a lighthouse, medieval castles, Iron Age forts and even caves for the kids to explore and set their imaginations running wild!


"There's a magical gem deep in the beauty of West Lancashire and by chance, it's called Fairy Glen. Wrap up in winter and get those wellies on, be amazed at the beauty of the ice of the waterfalls and in summer, get your toes wet in the stream.


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Fairy Glen, Appley Bridge

Deep in ancient woodland of Oak, Birch, Ash and Alder trees lies a seasonal carpet of bluebells, wild garlic and ferns.

If the name Fairy Glen doesn't conjure up a magical world for the little ones, once they see the waterfalls and cliff faces there will be gasps all round!

So pack a picnic and waterproofs and let the Glen captivate you.


"Climbing Gordale Scar waterfall in Malham with our girls. Such a fantastic feeling to reach the top and see the views!''


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Gordale Scar, Malham

Photos will not do this magnificent gorge justice. The size is only truly appreciated once you have turned into Scar itself.

With 2 waterfalls and limestone cliffs it is a wonder to behold and explore with the family, and if scrambling up the face feels too much, there are plenty of watery retreats to soothe the hiking feet.

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