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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Most Memorable Adventure Days Out In The UK!

The UK is full of opportunities for adventure days. Provided below is a summary of two classic types of day out: paintballing and quad biking. This article also introduces two relatively new concepts: coasteering and archery (though admittedly the latter has been around for centuries).

Paintballing

Providing one of the most exhilarating adventure days out around, paintballing centres are now commonly found all over the UK. You just dress up in full camouflage gear and shoot each other with high-powered paint guns. Paintballing is usually very well organised and during the day several different missions and objectives will be arranged, usually consisting of two teams competing to reach a target or steal an object from each other. Safety gear is issued by the centre and wearing it is strictly enforced.
Children under 13 are usually allowed to paintball, but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children aged between 14 and 16 must have a responsible adult somewhere on the site at all times. Rules will vary from centre to centre, so you should check when booking. Paintballing is one of the most popular family days out in the UK at the moment and the activity continues to grow in popularity.

Quad Biking

Quad bikes are powerful four-wheel-drive vehicles designed to cope with virtually any terrain. Quad biking makes for a great family day out and is also popular with the stag do market. Specially designed courses represent a range of challenges and usually there are easier routes for beginners and more difficult routes for the more experienced or brave. Age restrictions will apply, so you should check this before you book. A day's biking is usually very affordable, especially when booked as a group.

Coasteering

Coasteering is growing in popularity and more and more coasteering days are coming to market. It involves exploring the shoreline either by walking, climbing or swimming and involves a lot of very physical activity, so it isn't for everyone. Part of coasteering can be jumping from rocks into the sea and your instructor will let you know when it is safe to do so. The rest of the time you'll be scrambling, swimming, climbing and generally exploring the coast in ways that only coasteering allows. Coasteering offers an exciting day out and gives you a unique view of the beaches and cliffs in Britain. It is great fun to do with groups of friends or with family. Safety equipment and expert tuition are usually included in the price.

Archery

Archery days are becoming more common and make a great family day out, especially for competitive families. Days often consist of firing compound bows (your classic bow and arrow), longbows and even air rifles. You will receive expert tuition and if you book in advance, many archery centres will organise special competitions tailored to the age range of your group. Although bows are available in many sizes and are suitable for all ages, archery probably isn't suitable for children under eight; however, you may want to ask the archery centre when you book if they have any special provision for younger family members. 

This guest post has been written by Zoe on behalf of Knowsley Safari Park - click here for more info on this great day out for all the family.

13 comments:

Jerla Oh lalala said...

those are indeed fun activities for the entire family. I've never tried any of those yet so i would love to if given the chance

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Mharms said...

I find Archery boring but quad biking sounds interesting.

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Sassy Chick said...

Quad biking is my top choice...it is very exciting and a must-try for those who haven't tried it yet.

Dhemz Apdian - Dias said...

oh, I would love to try archery...sounds fun!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Paint balling is fun!

Phoebe said...

It's the very first time I read about coasteering and it really sounds fun. I took archery in college so I guess I will enjoy it also.

Chie Wilks said...

Paintball and archery,i would like to try those action activities.

Bless said...

Really fun activities for friends and families :-) Haven't tried all those sports though.

working mama said...

sounds fun! and i love to try quad biking

Adin B said...

I have always been interested in paintballing and just have not found the right place and time to do it. Especially now we have kids and no babysitters so we could go on a paintballing date with the husband and release all the stress. hahahaha.. Can it be a date? Anyway, I love to try paintballing and archery as well. I have done gun shooting before and I love that kind of stuff.

Sunshinelene said...

Quadbiking sounds interesting! But with a talawan like me, i will just be a cheerer to anyone who wanna do the thing. ^^

Kaye Figuracion said...

I haven't tried yet all the adventurous activities you cited here. I hope one day I can try quad-biking. It really sounds cool!

Gene said...

I have never been to UK but it's one of the places I'd like to visit someday.