It’s our roundup of the most exciting local activities suitable for everyone!
Sailing in Newcastle
Get piped aboard by the Tynemouth Sailing Club. They welcome complete beginners so you won’t need to know your port from your poop deck. There are taster days, opportunities to sail a two-person boat with a friend, and longer, more serious, courses. To find out more, click here
Bouldering in Edinburgh
Indoor bouldering is a great workout. It’s a form of climbing that typically doesn’t take you that far off the ground. Edinburgh Leisure offers a standalone bouldering room with various routes from V0 (very easy) to a super-tricky V15. And of course, for those just getting started there’s plenty of supervision and guidance on hand. Click here to for more info
Water sliding in Sheffield
The Surf City leisure pool, at Ponds Forge Sports Centre, is the place to have a laugh as you swim. Ride the two covered flumes that wind outside, before landing in the splash pool and listen for the main pool siren, it means large waves are on the way or grab a float and drift around the lazy river. If your interested, click here to learn more
Wakeboarding in Liverpool
If you’re not up and riding a wakeboard on your first session at Liverpool Wakepark, they’ll give you your money back. How’s that for an opportunity for an adventure? What’s wakeboarding? Well, it’s a bit like surfing, except, like waterskiing, you’re pulled along by a boat. It’s ridiculously good fun. Sound like fun? Click here to find out more
Archery in Blackpool
Make like Robin Hood and try your hand (and eye) at archery at Impact in Blackpool. Whether it’s just you and a friend, or a big group, everyone’s encouraged to have a go. The expert marshals will guide you through the whole process and before long you’ll be twanging away, aiming for that elusive bullseye. Is it as hard as it looks? There’s only one way to find out... Click here for more info
EXPLORE AN OLD RAILWAY LINE
Okay, we’re a little biased, but we think exploring this old railway line is a great day out. Follow the TPT Hornsea Rail Path from Hull to the most easterly point on the trail, marked on the seawall at Hornsea 15 miles away. You can walk, follow the cycle path or even ride the trail on horseback. The old line takes you past fields and through hamlets as it winds its way to the sea. And it’s free!