Leisure holidays in Britain are increasing moving to the outdoor sphere as people regard the simple pleasures of outdoor life, and more affordable pricing a clear benefit. Outdoor leisure holidays generally fall into two main categories; these are caravanning or motor-homing and camping. Both options can be seen as a cost effective way to take a family holiday, while giving the chance to enjoy leisure activities and do the bonding that psychologists are so fond of. Here are a few outdoor activities and holidays that will be fun for you and your family.
Outdoor leisure activities have a wide variety of benefits; many will be healthy and help you improve fitness while others may give your brain a workout. Sports are a brilliant way to keep kids entertained and the perfect outdoor activity on a sunny day. It is easy when going camping or caravanning to take a sports set such as goalposts, a badminton net or cricket stumps as they are light and will not take a lot of room in your car. While you may think the outlay for the equipment may be expensive, the leisure time you will be able to have using them will surpass this cost. Depending upon the campsite where you are staying you may even be able to undertake waterskiing or kayaking as more active leisure pursuits.
The campsite you are staying at will have different leisure activities to keep the children entertained. Some may even have provisions for entertaining children so the parents can have time to relax and enjoy their holiday also. Many have bicycle hire facilities allowing you to get out into the countryside and enjoy the sublime scenery. Your ultimate goal when going on an outdoor leisure holiday is to have fun and enjoy yourself; whether this means letting the kids be entertained by a camp rep or taking them with you, the choice is yours.
There is so much to do on an outdoor leisure holiday. If you're staying within the mountainous regions of Britain such as the Lake and Peak districts it will be possible to undertake some more extreme pursuits. Maybe you should consider rock-climbing or abseiling as a pursuit that will entertain all members of your party. These kinds of activities not only help you bond with your family but can help build characteristics such as confidence. Canoeing and kayaking is a brilliant way to perform the same kind of activity if you happen to be a vertigo sufferer. After all, messing around on the river is the most English of outdoor leisure activities.
Camping is one of the best ways to get outdoors. It is not even the case that you must stay in campsites, although it is advisable. If you would like to undertake a trekking holiday, getting a lightweight tent and equipment is essential; hiking through some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain can be tiresome work, so having the right equipment will be a great help.
It is not just extreme activities that can form part of your outdoor leisure holiday. Sitting by the river, with rod in hand hoping to catch a fish is one of the most delightful experiences in life. You do not even have to catch a fish, sometimes the pleasure of fishing is just sitting in amongst beautiful scenery watching life on the river go by.
Outdoor leisure activities are so diverse that discussing them in one article is a Herculean task. You can be sure however that this type of holiday will be brilliant for you and your family. Getting out into the countryside and enjoying the simple pleasures of outdoor life is highly advisable. Just hope the infamous British weather holds out so you can actually head outdoors.
Travel expert Thomas Pretty looks into the benefits of an outdoor leisure holiday for you and your family.