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Our best outdoor activities

Our top tips for outdoor fun for adults and kids


Parkdean Resorts by Parkdean Resorts on 03/01/2017
A man extreme biking through trees

Britain is home to some of the best outdoor activities, and our holiday parks just happen to be right near to plenty of them. Whether you’re feeling pumped and full of energy, or you’re after something a little more scenic and relaxing, we’ve got just the thing for you.

Coasteering in Cornwall

The Cornish coast is full of lots of great ways to enjoy the great outdoors, and coasteering is just one of them. Coasteering is a kind of adventure sport with options to suit all kinds of skill levels - from the beginners who just want to walk along beautiful coastal paths, through to pros who can scramble and climb along Cornwall’s cliffs.

Start your coastal adventure by booking your stay at Newquay Holiday Park.

Newquay Activity Centre Coasteering

Image courtesy of Newquay Activity Centre

Mountain Biking in the Scottish Highlands

Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park is famous worldwide for its mountain biking trails, offering something perfect for every level of off-road experience. For newcomers, try the 9km Blue Trail to get your heart racing at a safe pace. For those of you who’ve ridden before, there are plenty of long distance mountain biking trails, full of twists, turns, jumps and more.

Cairngorms National Park is easily reachable from Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park.

Cairngorms National Park

Sail the Norfolk Broads

Whether you go sailing for some luxury relaxation or some wave-riding exhilaration, the Norfolk Broads are the perfect place to climb aboard and head out on to the water. With local sailing schools ready to teach you all you need to know, and boats to hire from traditional wooden cruisers through to high-end yachts, you’ll be a nautical know-it-all in no time.

Norfolk Broads School of Sailing is just a short drive from our Vauxhall holiday park.

Video courtesy of Chris Watts / Eastwood Whelpton

Soar over the Isle of Wight

For the best view of the Isle of Wight, head to the skies with the ultimate paragliding experience. With paragliding courses available, as well as tandem paragliding for beginners, it’s the ultimate way to take in all this stunning island has to offer.

It’s an experience you’ll never, ever forget.

Book your stay at one of our Isle of Wight holiday parks.

Video courtesy of tom court / High Adventure Paragliding

Kayak Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay is home to lots of fantastic watersports, as well the UK’s largest population of bottlenose dolphins. To see it in all its glory, we’d highly recommend hiring a kayak. Kayaking in Pembrokeshire is an increasingly popular activity, and you’ll soon see why as your paddle around the picturesque Welsh coast.

Hire your kayak from Borth Beach, just a short walk from Brynowen Holiday Park.

Video sourced from BareGrizzly95

White Water Thrills in Teesside

Tees Barrage International White Water Centre is an artificial rapids arena that offers fantastic, heart-racing fun for all the family. There’s the long course that will see you twisting and turning along 300m, or the shorter (but much, much steeper) 95m course that will really test your nerve.

Visit the Tees Barrage website to see their prices, and be sure to book your visit while staying at our Crimdon Dene Holiday Park.

White Water Rafting Tees Active

Image courtesy of Tees Active Ltd

Conquer Cumbria’s Peaks

The Lake District is arguably one of the UK’s most beautiful places, but to see the full picture you really need to get up high. There are plenty of scenic walking routes for you to follow, some of which will take you up a whopping 3000ft.

To take on Cumbria's biggest challenges, we'd suggest booking a guided walk with an expert who'll know just how to handle the heights.

Get right in the heart of all this stunning scenery with one of our Lake District holiday parks.

Hiking Lake District