The best activity holidays in the UK

The UK is a superb place for an activity holiday. With incredible coastlines, majestic mountains and fun-filled forests, the possibilities are endless - whether you seek a soft adventure with the kids or a challenging active break with friends.

An activity break in Britain provides the opportunity to relax while getting more from your escape by learning something new, getting out to explore the surroundings of your holiday destination and keeping active.

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From the Cotswolds to Carmarthenshire, Devon to Yorkshire, there's an activity break for everyone to make the most of Britain's glorious scenery and embrace the great outdoors whatever the season.

The Cotswolds, for example, is an excellent place to explore on two wheels, where you will find rolling hills, picture postcard villages and rustic old pubs that are best discovered on a cycling holiday. Or for a fun twist on a traditional activity holiday, learning bushcraft skills in the beautiful South Downs National Park makes for a memorable British getaway.

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There are plenty of ways to pick up a new skill on a coastal escape in Britain, too. In Falmouth, for instance, you can learn to sail in the waters where British Olympic Champion Sir Ben Ainslie honed his skills, and in Pembrokeshire, there's a whole host of wildlife to be spotted while sea kayaking the crystal clear waters.

Need more inspiration for your UK activity holiday? Browse our ideas which include a classic New Forest horse riding break and climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks after dark.

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