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1st December 2017
Real Family Holiday Example Holiday Activities
Our family holidays include one organised activity per family per night stayed, making them excellent value for money.
Whether you fancy wildlife watching in Snowdonia or learning to surf in Devon, you and your family will take home stories to tell and memories to treasure. You get the best of both worlds on a Real Family Holiday – safe, organised and exciting activities, and plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing.
Here is a selection of the free and paid for activities available:
Splash up ghylls
Splash up Ghylls and scale up rock faces! Utilise coordination, resilience and team work to navigate your way up a Ghyll before taking a plunge! There are lots of options on the scramble and it can be made as easy or as challenging as you like.
Go on safari
A chance for the whole family to go on safari. Your challenge is to find and identify as many different plants and animals as you can, looking out for the ‘big five’. From giant rock cliffs and woodlands to ponds and rivers, you will be able to hunt in lots of different habitats all located within the beautiful countryside. We will be able to set small mammal traps to catch mice and voles, use a bat detector and hopefully watch badgers emerging from their sett.
Test your navigation skills
Try your hand at navigating around the centre grounds and beyond to seek out the markers and gain bonus points. It's all against the clock so you had better be quick!
Rummage through rock pools
Lurid long tentacles, snapping crabs and transparent prawns! Discover a whole new bunch of creatures along the shoreline as you check out the fascinating marine life that inhabits rock pools.
Complete the Rope Challenges
A chance to put on the safety helmets and spot one another across our various challenging courses. See if you can complete our rope challenge courses – they are trickier than they look!
Find out what lurks beneath
An underwater micro-safari waiting to be discovered; we’ll catch and see which creepy-crawlies live in the ponds and the rivers and then get a close up look at them under a microscope!
Survive in the wild
Learn skills for surviving in the wild – build your own shelter made from the surrounding natural materials, make string from willow or nettle, light a camp fire to make hot drinks and toast a marshmallow or two!
Conquer the 35ft leap of faith
Get an adrenaline rush to remember as you throw yourself off the 35ft leap of faith. Climb as high as you can on the crate climb, fly through the trees on the zip line and inch you way together along the high V.
Explore incredible caves
We'll go explore some incredible caves; ducking and diving through stalagmites and stalactites that are thousands of years old. Watch out for Bats!
Discover the secret world of wildlife
We'll splash about in streams, wander through woodlands and poke about in rock pools, all with the aim of discovering the amazing variety of life which thrives in the wild, from bats to dolphins, Our staff will bring the sometimes secret world of wildlife before your eyes and help you discover the fascinating facts behind the lives of a host of creatures.
Learn to surf
Get let loose in the waves with our talented tutors, who can teach you all you'll need to know to have an adrenaline-fuelled experience you'll remember your whole life long. Surfs up!
Paddle out to an island
Jump in our canoes and paddle out to an island or up a river for as far as you can for a different view of the water.
Create wild art
Be inspired by the grounds that surround our centres by making whatever you forage into works of art! After a day exploring the woodland, make a lantern and decorate it with shapes you've seen in the wild.
Pilot your own boat
You and your teammate will be taught how to pilot your own boat and join in on some boat-based games – try not to capsize! You can also head on an exciting boat trip to spot the various wildlife that lives in the surrounding national parks such as seals and puffins.
Trek into the wilderness
Adventure through the natural surroundings such as mountain peaks or sandy coastlines, exploring the nature and the local area.