For adrenaline junkies, lazy beach holidays or weekends spent in a cottage on the coast can seem like a holiday made of nightmares.
Luckily nowadays there’s an abundance of getaways on offer from thrill-seekers, whether adding a twist to traditional holidays or creating a whole new adventure altogether.
To give you a helping hand in seeking out the very best, we’ve hunted down our top picks of the most adrenaline-filled holidays for the entire family, sure offer action-packed activities to satisfy even the most energetic holidaymaker!
Some of our favourites include scuba diving amongst World War One warships on the Scottish coast, re-enacting the Famous Five in a Welsh National Park or heading off down the river on a coracle.
Can’t find the holiday of your dreams here? Have no fear – check out our Activity Holidays pagewhere there are even more suggestions on offer whether you want a staycation or are looking to go long-haul.
Now all you need to do is decide where to go first!
1. Experience family-fun at a UK holiday park
With an array of different activity options to choose from at Hoseasons you can pick from a plethora of exciting activities such as snorkelling, fencing, horse-riding, crossbow and high rope courses.
With 18 different locations across the UK to pick from, each site includes an on-site spa, yoga classes and beauty therapy treatments for when you need some downtime.
2. Scuba dive in Scotland
While other scuba diving hotspots are filled with kaleidoscopic coral reefs, in Britain, our top scuba adventures consist of shipwrecks beneath the sea, most notably the German High Seas Fleet in the Orkneys.
Described as “one of the best dive sites in the world”, the fascinating marine life in the Orkneys has made a home for itself in the seven First World War warships.
Courses take place from the dive centre Scapa Scuba in Stromness and can be booked in advance for trips from early May to the end of September every year.
3. Stay in the midst of a National Park
Situated in Britain’s only Coastal National Park, Pembrokeshire’s Bluestone offers picturesque views, golden beaches to play on and historic castles to explore.
Set among 500 acres of woodland, there’s an array of great water sports to try, including kayaking and coracle racing.
Because we all know that Wales’ weather isn’t the most realiable there’s also a variety of indoor entertainment too – The Blue Lagoon Water Park will be popular with the kids, while the kid-free luxury spa will be a haven for the grown-ups.