A family day out can be a fun bonding time while you create memories that can be cherished for years to come. There are so many beautiful locations for outdoor activities in the UK, with many great family attractions and child-friendly places. If you want to spend your hard-earned money and valuable time somewhere that will delight, inspire, and entertain your entire family, as well as create amazing memories for your family, here are a few places that you must visit in the UK;
- Visit The Space-Themed Maize Maze In Staffordshire
The National Forest Adventure Farm in Staffordshire has unveiled a 10-acre moon-landing-themed maize maze in honour of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Families can travel the maze to uncover and solve space-themed puzzles, as well as assist a lunar crew in repairing their spacecraft so they can return to Earth safely.
The farm hosts a number of other space-themed activities, as well as opportunities to feed its animals, ride a tractor, and burn off some steam at its other outdoor activities, such as a mini assault course and farmyard crazy golf.
- Treasure Hunt In Central Manchester
A 1.3-mile spy-themed treasure trail surrounding Castlefield, the site of an old Roman fort and the family-friendly Museum of Science and Industry, is one of the trails in Manchester’s city centre.
Your self-guided tour begins at the Museum of Science and Industry and takes you through picturesque backstreets to enjoy the scenery. You’ll discover the city’s origins, the oldest lock on the Rochdale canal, and many other fascinating facts about Manchester. The local rumour is that a villainous factory owner has built a rain-making machine to boost production at his cotton mills.
- Alpaca Trek On The Scottish Borders
Beirhope, located in the most scenic part of Scotland, offers a really unique experience, from alpaca trekking in the Cheviot Hills to off-grid, eco camping in the most beautiful part of the country. From “meet-a-paca” petting sessions and “pet-a-paca picnics” to alpaca strolls and hikes, you can meet the alpacas in the Scottish border’s Cheviot Hills and get to know the hairy lot. There’s no better location to rest, unwind, and experience nature at its finest than just over an hour’s journey from both Newcastle and Edinburgh.
- Whizz Down The Fastest Zip Line In Wales
The world’s fastest zip line and Europe’s longest is now housed in this former slate quarry near Snowdon in North Wales. Velocity 2 is a ride that takes you over Penrhyn Quarry at speeds of over 100 mph and is suitable for youngsters aged 10 and up. Smaller daredevils can try the Big Red mobile zip wire (for ages five to twelve) or take a quarry tour in one of Zip World’s trucks to take in the scenery with a more sedate side order of tea and cake that can be enjoyed with your family.
There is a multitude of options when it comes to fun-filled adventures for families in the UK. Whether you decide to take a hike, get lost in a maze, or go on a treasure hunt, outdoor activities in the UK are fun and entertaining, and they’re an excellent way to see the country.