Outdoor Activities & Adventure Experiences


If you're looking for exciting outdoor activities and adventures that'll tear them away from their screens, this is the place to start. Days out and activities for nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, those sporty ‘try anything’ types, as well as adventures for all the family to enjoy. Read more about our Outdoor Activities & Adventures...


Swap the dull indoors for exciting outdoor activities

Do you know someone whose idea of outdoor activities is venturing to the park with their iPad? Does all sensible conversation stop as soon as the telly goes on at your house? We know how you feel…

That's why our experienced team of outdoor and adventure researchers scoured the length and breadth of the UK to collect the very best activities you could wish for. The range is most definitely eclectic (from Zombie experiences to Caving), but it does mean there will be something to suit all tastes, budgets and desires.

Nature-based activities in the great outdoors

Many of our experiences give you the chance to get up close to the flora and fauna of the UK and feel at one with nature. Others will see you mastering a new skill (who knew you could make a bivouac out of bracken?).

And you can literally make the most of all that fresh countryside air by learning how to use navigation and orientation skills to get yourselves back to civilisation.  This outdoor orientation adventure video gives you an idea of what you’ll be getting up to!

If you are hunting fresh sea air and fun, you'll love our beach-based board sports such as kite buggying, land yachting and landboarding.

Action-packed adventure experiences

Active types are spoilt for choice in this section, with plenty of high-altitude thrills on offer. How about tackling obstacle courses high up in the trees on a High Ropes adventure? Or maybe throwing yourself off a platform 160ft above the ground with nothing but a length of (admittedly very strong) elastic Bungee cable attached to your ankles?

Some of our open-air sports activities will certainly bring out the competitive spirit in you. Standing in a field taking aim at clay pigeons will make you determined to smash them to smithereens. All budding Robin Hoods (or Katniss Everdeen wannabes for the younger Hunger Game generation) will love the chance to have a go with a bow and arrow. And who knew that you could learn to joust? Or be taught how to lasso?

If all that sounds too much, but you still want to be outside doing something, how about our cycling and walking picks? Things like touring the very lovely Oxford on a bike and hiking in National Parks? Both great ways to combine sightseeing with gentle exercise as you burn off a few calories pedalling or walking!

Team fun

If team spirit is what you want, look no further than our Team Building & Group Activities section featuring everything from Tough Mudder obstacles courses to target shooting days just for groups. 

Be at one with the animals 

Animal lovers are in good stead with a whole spectrum of adventures and activities where you can walk with wolves, fly magnificent raptors, swim with sharks and herd sheep with a Collie dog. You can also make a change by adopting an animal who desperately needs your help to survive in the wild or in captivity.

Just writing about these great activities has left us exhausted, so maybe out of all the dozens of outdoor activities intheblue.co.uk has to offer, we should plump for fly fishing. As tranquil and genteel as J R Hartley himself, we can think of nothing better than spending an hour or two on the river's edge, watching the world go by as Mother Nature does its thing.

All our outdoor activities and adventures are available to buy online now as a voucher for you to use or give as a gift.