10 Family-Friendly Destinations for Outdoor Adventures

10 Family-Friendly Destinations for Outdoor Adventures

With the Easter break soon approaching, outdoor clothing brand Regatta, has compiled its favourite spots to enjoy the great outdoors this Easter - without breaking the bank.

1. Cornwall

Lizards Point

Start your adventure at Lizards Point, the southerly-most point in the UK. Head five miles over to Mullion Cove, a beautiful sandy beach – you’ll feel like you discovered it!

Treat the kids to the legendary Cornish ice cream, while mum and dad tuck in to scones lathered in clotted cream – worth the trip alone! Don’t fill up too much though, because you’ll want to try out Porthtowan’s Surf School – if it weren’t for the crisp seaside air, you’d think you were in Hawaii.

Worn out? For a delicious and traditional seaside meal, refuel with Rick Stein’s famous fish n’ chips in Padstow.

2. Thrill seeking at Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park

Thrill seeking families will be in their element at Thorpe Park! With The Swarm ride ‘mutated’ to amp up the fear factor, this is the perfect trip for the fearless family.

With plenty of rides and activities perfect for young children, a selection of restaurants and excellent transport links - you don’t have to go to the end of the world to reach the end of your fear threshold.

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3. The Lake District

Lake District

Head to the great North West and tread the path of thousands before you at the famous Lake District.

Spend some quality time in the peace and quiet of this historic walking spot and unwind and take in nature at its best.

4. Stonehenge


This prehistoric landmark located in Wiltshire is a great place to re-visit, or take the kids for their very first time at Stonehenge.

Let them puzzle over the mysteries surrounding the thousands of year old standing stones, and take pictures of one of the most famous sites in the world.

5. Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

With the Golden Jubilee and Royal Wedding behind us, our Royal Family has never been more popular – or famous. Tour Windsor Castle and take in the current exhibition of The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch, by artists such as Andy Warhol for an interesting and educational day out.

While you’re there, don’t miss the 11am ‘Changing of the Guards’ - a spectacle that brings even the locals to a standstill. 

6. London

London Eye

Explore our fair Capital, with a walking tour of London! A buzzing metropolitan, London is brimming with cultural activities including theatre, shopping, museums, and attractions – meaning there’s something for everyone.

Whizz around on inexpensive ‘Boris Bikes’ or take a tour of the Olympic Park tour to see how the Olympics transformed London – and national pride!

7. New Forest

New Forest

Find peace in the beautiful New Forest. Pack up the kids and bikes and cycle round, losing yourself in the beautiful surroundings. 

Stop for a spot of at one of the plethora of cosy New Forest pubs for traditional English grub! Enjoy a horse ride, or simply walk for a relaxing family trip.

8. Dorset

Durdle Door

Explore the beautiful Jurassic Coast, now named by UNESCO as one of the Natural Wonders of the World.

Golden sands, coastal scenery and Victorian seaside towns showcase the best of British landscapes.

Photos of West Wood Yurts, Burnopfield
This photo of West Wood Yurts is courtesy of TripAdvisor

9. West Wood Yurts

Located only 20 minutes from Newcastle, a campsite of yurts (Mongolian shacks/tents) make for a camping trip you’ll never forget.

Your children will be enchanted with these unique yurts that are a nice change from traditional tents. 

10. Blackpool


Visit England’s very own replica Eiffel Tower, for a fun-filled day with incredible views.

Have fun with all the family on the famous Blackpool pier, or visit the Pleasure Beach – kids will love the Nickelodeon Land area in the park!

Whether you plan on enjoying a cultural break in the city or embarking on an outdoor adventure, ensure that you’re covered- whatever the weather, with Regatta’s wide range of outdoor clothing, footwear and accessories.

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