5 Ways Your Family Can Spend More Time Outdoors

There are a lot of things that, as a family, you can often take for granted - one of them is your own back-garden or the beauty of the great British countryside. There's nothing better for the mind or the soul than immersing yourself in a little bit of nature and outdoor play from time to time. It can be a struggle thinking of new and inventive activities for you and your family to enjoy, so we've done the ground work for you and formed a list of the best things to see and do in the great outdoors.

Here are 7 wonderful ways to enjoy the outdoors:

1. Surf Snowdonia, Wales


Arriving August 1st 2015, Surf Snowdonia is going to be the world's first inland surf lagoon, the size of six football pitches, set amidst the astonishing greenery of Conwy Valley in the Snowdonia mountains. The lagoon will feature a two-metre-high barrelling wave that starts at the centre of the fresh-water cover and peels perfectly for more than 150 metres, then dissipates as it hits the shore. In addition to this awe-inspiring Wavegarden, there's lots more opportunity for incredible water-based activities.

'Crash & Splash' enables visitors to challenge themselves against an obstacle lagoon. If you're not much of a thrill-seeker and fancy a chilled day out, observing all the action, then relax behind their 50-metre glass-fronted viewing gallery, enjoy coffee and snacks at the surf-side café bar or mooch around the retail space.

Surf Snowdonia

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2. Port Lympne Reserve, Kent


Port Lympne is one of the most fascinating, unique safari experiences in the whole of the UK. Make it a day trip or spend the entire weekend here; there's an array of exhilarating activities on offer. Dusk safaris, animal encounters, VIP safaris and first class dining experiences.

For those who what to get up close and personal with the animals, this is an opportunity which shouldn't be missed. The 30 minute experience is an extremely popular way to see rare and endangered animals such as the western lowland gorilla, the black rhino, lemurs, among other primates and big cats. So if your family are fearless, over 9 years old and want to learn more about these amazing animals, come and join Port Lympne on their animal conservation journey.

If that's not enough, various types of glamping accommodation give you the choice of enjoying outstanding luxury or experiencing wildlife in the midst of all the animal action. Find out more activities for a fun day out here!

Port Lympne Reserve

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3. Jolly Days Glamping, Yorkshire


An ideal way to get your family outdoors, spring, summer or fall. Jolly Days Glamping offers huts, tents and deluxe tents for your next outside adventure. The adventure consists of a wooden Wendy house, rope swings and amble woodland for spontaneous activity which facilitates creative play and social opportunities for the children. If you are looking to come here, Jollydays recommend a visit during the school holidays, because only couples and families are allowed at the camp.

Discover more by visiting their webpage for booking info, tent specifics and on-site activities. This place is great if you're itching to escape urban life and need a good old zap of nature!

Jolly Days Glamping

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4. Jurassic Coast, South East


Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of Southern England. It has a distance of 96 miles, stretching all the way from Orcombe Point, Exmouth to Swanage in Dorset. Its entire length can be walked on the South West Coastal path and showcases a geological walk through time, spanning Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Thousands of fascinating fossils are found on Jurassic coast and formation age ranges between 250-65 million years ago! This is the perfect outdoor educational experience which simultaneously provides stunning scenery and knock-out coastal views. Plan your Jurassic trip here.

Jurassic Coast

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5. Canoe Wales, Frondoch


Spend your mini-break taking to the waters with Canoe Wales, the National White Water centre. Home of white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing, this thrilling adventure centre is located on the River Tryweryn - a Welsh mountain river in Snowdonia National Park. Rapid flowing water controlled by natural dams make the river thunder throughout the summer months so that white water rafting has never been so adrenaline-charged! Book your next white water adventure here.

Canoe Wales, Frondoch

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Which outdoors adventure do you most like the sound of? Make sure you comment below with your ideal outside expedition! Additionally, you can take part in our quiz to find out which destination in the UK you're most suited to. Click on the picture below to find out:

Short Break Quiz

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