Adventurous activities for May half term
It’s time for a very welcome week off. Are you looking for something a little bit more interesting to do with your family over the break? We have some exciting ideas to immerse yourselves in a unique adventure.
Give your group walk a purpose with Geocaching, a real life treasure hunt at locations near you. Geocaching is an opportunity to go exploring wherever you are; the goal is to find caches (or containers) filled with objects that other people have hidden. Using your smartphone’s GPS you can track the treasures which are often hidden under a bench, in a tree or stashed behind rocks. A fantastic way to discover places you never knew existed whilst having fun with the family, and you can even hide your own treasure in different locations for others to find! Check out Geocaching.com, the official website, to find cache locations near you.
Treehouses are a great way to experience a new, quirky outdoor space and feel like you’re in a storybook! There are plenty of locations across the UK offering great family stays with adventure, where you can stay in the centre of the woods and relax in the quiet whilst keeping the children busy with activities in the day. Or for more of a staycation, experiment with your own outdoor space and drape some curtains, fill it pillows and hang up fairy lights for a spring evening vibe. If you’re looking for an even more thrilling outdoor adventure staying in Eco Pods or Adventure Lodges, check out our sister company, Kingswood Family Adventure weekends, here >
Feeling daring? Seek out a sense of freedom with watersports. From kayaking and canoeing to white water rafting and windsurfing, watersports are a great way to try something new, have a great laugh and bond with the family, making great memories from your half term. Watersports locations are finding their way to cities, so this isn’t just restricted to those who live by the sea. Find a nearby location, get out altogether and breathe in that fresh water air.
It’s berry season, and the strawberry fields are now open to the public. On a sunny afternoon, turn strawberry picking into a healthy competition - see how many you can each get or who can get the biggest. Then try out new and delicious recipes when you get back home. Our favourites are strawberry cake, trifle and the classic strawberries and cream!
Glide over the ground and explore a new place on a fun mode of transport, the Segway. Fun to manoeuvre and easy to control, children will love getting around on these two wheeled wonders - they’ll feel like they’re flying! Segway tours are a hugely popular in cities as well as out in the wilderness, so no doubt you can find an experience that fits what you’re looking for.
Looking for an even bigger adventure? Our activity centres turn into Kingswood Camps for 8s to 17s during the summer holidays, visit www.kingswoodcamps.co.uk
Or for an adventure together with the whole family, we’ve got exciting Family Adventure Weekends taking place this August Bank Holiday. Discover more here >