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Fun-Filled Holidays with Added On-Site Activities!

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Published 30/04/2021 Fun-Filled Holidays with Added On-Site Activities!


A break spent somewhere with plenty of on-site activity is ideal for families and fun-seekers alike. 

Not only do you get to rest your heads somewhere cosy and comfortable, but you don't have to stray far to find your holiday entertainment!

Packed with exciting escapades, creative pursuits, and tranquil moments, these hand-picked retreats feature activities that range from escape rooms and wild swimming, to art classes and yoga.

Why not take a look and choose your favourite?

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Wild Gin Weekend at Top of the Woods | Pembrokeshire


Happy Days Retro Vacations

Happy Days Retro Vacations

Experience the nostalgia of authentic vintage Airstreams and caravans, all blissfully set on a peaceful Suffolk campsite.   A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom! Hold on to your headscarf, kick off your brogues, and get ready for an unforgettable retro getaway at Happy Days Retro Vacations! Described by owners Jenni and Kevin as the ‘ultimate in kitsch camping', Happy Days…

On-site cinema shed and escape room!
Fair Oak Farm

Fair Oak Farm

A private 12-acre country estate in East Sussex, offering stylish self-catering accommodation in historic farm buildings, treehouses and Shepherd huts for large groups of 15 - 32 guests. If you're after the perfect retreat venue for a family gathering or special occasion, or looking for your own private estate to escape to for a corporate or wellness retreat, you'll not find better than…

Many varied retreats on offer throughout the year, such as the Reset Retreat (Tue 15th June - Thu 17th June 2021) aimed to assist guests in resetting their mind and body after a difficult year.
St Curig's Church

St Curig's Church

Experience heaven on Earth in this charmingly converted 19th century church, with sociable village life and a backdrop of the breathtaking Snowdonia mountains built in. If you're looking to get your loved ones together and spirit yourselves away from the breakneck speed of daily life in a haven that perfectly combines a love of ancient tradition with creative imagination, you'll find your…

Zoom along the on-site zipwire. There's also table tennis and an outdoor gym
Torrisdale Castle Estate

Torrisdale Castle Estate

Set on the stunning spine of Kintyre, just footsteps from a private sandy beach and sensational views, is the Torrisdale Castle Estate.  With four marvellous accommodation options, both in the Castle itself and its magnificent grounds, there's something to suit every holidaymaker.  Gorgeous scenery, sustainable living, sheer indulgence and utter relaxation - you'll find…

On-site Kintyre gin distillery tours and tasting
Kudhva

Kudhva

For a true escape to pure wilderness, come to Kudhva - an incredible wild camping experience in stunning Tintagel, Cornwall.   Named after the Cornish word for ‘hideout', Kudhva offers exactly that. In a world away from the madness of modern life, learn what it is to become one with nature as you unwind in a totally unique Kudhva or a tensile Tree Tent. Set among beautiful…

Surfing, wild swimming and more
Dimpsey Glamping

Dimpsey Glamping

A multi award-winning, romantic shepherd's hut retreat in soothing Somerset, taking glamping to brand new levels of luxury in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Down a country lane and exquisitely set on a 30 acre, family-run farm within Somerset's breathtaking Blackdown Hills, you will find Dimpsey, an idyllic heritage-steeped retreat that's bathed in natural luxury. ‘Dimpsey' is a West…

Indulge your inner astronomer with the star map and a telescope provided
The Box House

The Box House

A stunningly secluded, contemporary Atlantic oceanfront retreat with your very own beach, privately situated in Canada's beautiful Nova Scotia. Beautifully designed to contrast with its sparkling oceanside surroundings, the dramatic, contemporary architecture of The Box House makes a breathtaking impact from the moment you arrive. Ideal for groups of up to eight people looking to relax…

Kayaks, bodysuits and fishing equipment provided.
Forest Holidays Deerpark

Forest Holidays Deerpark

When all you crave is peace and serenity, it's time to head to Deerpark. Here, 45 luxurious Forest Holidays cabins are set in a blissful woodland location, all just 15 minutes from the fabulous Cornish coast. Deerpark offers that truly idyllic getaway, where the rest of the world fades to a distant memory to be replaced with incredible views, beautiful natural surroundings and total…

An incredible range of on-site activities from bike hire and forest ranger walks to nocturnal adventures and pond-dipping
Alexander House Glamping

Alexander House Glamping

Luxuriate in the beauty of the great outdoors, in welcoming en-suite yurts with hot tub or cosy horseboxes secluded in the lush grounds of a Scottish country house. If you've always wanted to experience the very best of rural Scotland, Alexander House couldn't be better located. Just 2.5 miles from the famed Gleneagles and less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, you'll find this…

Guests can book on-site dance glasses, chocolate making workshops, bushcraft, cocktail making classes, mini Highland Games and more!
Adhurst Yurts & Cabin

Adhurst Yurts & Cabin

An ideal setting for relaxation and adventure, perfectly positioned within the South Downs National Park. Adhurst Yurts & Cabin is no ordinary outdoor hideaway!  Recommended by The Sunday Times, you'll find a a gorgeous selection of yurts. Further into the ancient woodland you happen upon the blissfully private and stylish canvas-roofed Coppicer's Cabin. From the moment you arrive on…

Outdoor Skills sessions with professional instructors are available on site, along with plant and tree identification walks, basketry and fire masterclasses and bread baking! Catch-and-release flyfishing can also be arranged on the River Rother.
Forest Garden

Forest Garden

Escape to an enchanting new way of life and learn woodland crafts, in a luxury glamping & eco retreat nestled in ancient Sussex woodland. A perfect place to unwind and immerse yourself in nature, this is far more than a traditional camping holiday. You're sure to feel inspired by your stay at Forest Garden, six beautiful acres of woodland and gardens set close to the ancient Ashdown Forest…

Enjoy horse riding, cycling, willow weaving, horse-drawn carriage, yoga, or Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing)
Ling's Meadow

Ling's Meadow

Take an alpaca walk on an exceptionally friendly, family-run Suffolk farm surrounded by meadow grass and wildflowers. Low-impact and lovely, Ling's Meadow is a small, relaxed and extremely welcoming farm camping site in Suffolk, close to historic Bury St. Edmunds. The farm has been in the owners' family since the 1930s, and additional residents these days include chickens, a barn owl and a herd…

Alpaca walks on-site
Bulworthy Eco Cabin

Bulworthy Eco Cabin

Learn to appreciate nature again and relax in a lovingly handcrafted off-grid cabin, secluded in its own Devon woodland glade. You'll find the award-winning Bulworthy Project, a sustainable woodland enterprise and recent Gold Award recepient by Green Tourism, set within 12.5 refreshing acres of Rackenford woodland - on the crest of a hill known as Bulworthy Knap, to be precise! Friendly…

Guided tours of the woods for cabin guests, offering an insight of the woodland ecology and management.
The Clockwork Hotel

The Clockwork Hotel

An enchanting group experience that combines puzzle-solving adventure with an exclusive boutique hotel stay in Essex. Celebrating something special? If you've got a group of your favourite friends, family or colleagues in tow, you're going to need something more unique and memorable than the average break. The Clockwork Hotel, enticingly secluded in the Essex yachting capital of…

Participate in Crystal Maze-style group adventure
The Observatory at Frieda and the Moon

The Observatory at Frieda and the Moon

A uniquely romantic, ‘wow-factor'-packed celebration of the universe in an off-grid Cornish hideaway. Frieda And The Moon has a vision beautifully captured in the Ted Hughes poem ‘Full Moon and Little Frieda'  - a celebration of life's small and wondrous moments. The Observatory is all about revelling in nature, beauty, and romance. You'll find this unique hideaway for two nestled in a…

Bespoke drawing and painting holidays can be arranged
Top of the Woods

Top of the Woods

Warmth, wildlife and a friendly sense of community await, at an eco award-winning Pembrokeshire camp-and-glamp site.There's a lot of heart to be found at Top of the Woods - an impossibly soothing, enduringly soulful camp-and-glamp site located by the Pembrokeshire National Park. Friendly owners Soo and Jon fell in love with this beautiful mix of wildlife-steeped meadow and woodland as soon as…

Plenty of on-site activities including the 2.5 hour Secret Waterfall Trail, or learning skills including bushcraft and yoga, wild gin weekends and more
Redwood Valley

Redwood Valley

Refreshingly eco-friendly yurt and cabin glamping, secluded within 25 acres of soothing woodland on the Welsh borders. Redwood Valley has a delicious, ‘secret woodland hideway' feel you're sure to fall in love with just as soon as you arrive. (You'll be in good company, too, as the site has been featured in The Times and The Telegraph as one of Britain's top luxury glampsites and more recently…

Birdwatching and woodworking courses are run regularly from the site, as well as yoga retreats and bespoke wedding ring making courses.
Melbury Vale Winery Glamping Barrel Pods

Melbury Vale Winery Glamping Barrel Pods

Lovers of the grape rejoice, in a cosy hillside haven on the soothing grounds of a Dorset vineyard. There are plenty of good reasons to visit Melbury Vale Winery.  Set within 28 gentle acres of rolling countryside in Dorset's beautiful Stirkel Valley, you'll receive an immediately warm welcome from the friendly family owners.   Not only that, the winery itself is a soothing sight to…

Book a weekend tasting tour, which also includes a mouthwatering local produce lunch
The Charcoal Hut

The Charcoal Hut

Fall headlong in love with the Welsh countryside, in a peaceful, detail-oriented hut that's been lovingly crafted for you to unwind. When friendly owners Dinah and John were designing their beloved Charcoal Hut, they had the word "cwtch" at the forefront of their minds. The Welsh version of hygge, "cwtch" roughly translates to "hug" in English. And you could say that Dinah and John have…

Owner John teaches charcoal making courses on site.
Craigduckie Shepherd's Huts

Craigduckie Shepherd's Huts

Get up close and personal with life on a friendly farm, in a handcrafted hut beautifully set amongst rolling Scottish countryside. Nestled near Dunfermline, Easter Craigduckie is every inch the friendly and traditional family farm, filled with grazing sheep, cattle, chickens (and the occasional pigs!)   So, if you've ever wanted to get away from the rat race and see what it's like to live…

During the spring months you can participate in a full ‘Shepherd's Experience', including helping with feeding and delivering of lambs.
Näsets Marcusgård

Näsets Marcusgård

A quirky and historic farm in the calming Swedish countryside, with colourful, ever-changing seasons, and a relaxed pace of life. There's a unique sensory charm to Näsets Marcusgård, a soothing Swedish family farm that was originally founded in 1910. Surrounded by pine-covered forest land that's fresh out of a magical Scandinavian fairytale, this is a dreamlike setting that's rich in earthy,…

The many excursions on offer include dogsledding, torchlight walks through the woods, rewarded with a Swedish ‘fika', cinnamon bun baking workshops – or hire showshoes, mountain bikes and ski equipment.
The Landpods at Wildflower Wood

The Landpods at Wildflower Wood

Innovative glamping pods with stargazing roofs, secluded in a leafy hilltop hideaway with stunning views of St Ives Bay. Secluded in ‘Poldark country', a mere mile from the sea, Beersheba Farm, St. Ives, enjoys a peaceful hilltop location that attracts walkers, nature-lovers, and beach babies alike. Ideal for couples and families, you'll find the innovative, off-grid Landpods secluded in the…

Pony-trekking around the farm is available
Inverlonan

Inverlonan

Two off-grid, architect-designed bothies, rich in fine Scottish style and hidden amongst ancient oaks, in an idyllic setting that overlooks Loch Nell. Taking a well-deserved break at Inverlonan is to immerse yourselves in the very best of Scotland... from the finest craftsmanship, to breathtaking natural scenery. Accommodation comprises two remote, off-grid bothies (named Uisge and Beatha -…

Wild swimming, fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding
The Little Retreat

The Little Retreat

A mind, body and soul-soothing escape in a historic Welsh village that breathes with nature, set within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. A magical sanctuary for weary souls, The Little Retreat specialises in restorative, wellbeing-focused escapes that re-introduce you to all the charm and beauty of nature. The location certainly couldn't be more breath-taking if it tried. Set within the…

Bespoke activity retreats - with delicious locally sourced meals included! - are held throughout the year
Kushti Camping

Kushti Camping

A refreshing ‘re-wilding' experience, in quirky, lovingly bespoke retreats nestled in a magical copse on a Devon farm that feels miles away from anywhere. Peacefully secluded in the heart of South Hams, Kushti Camping occupies an idyllic position on a working farm that's surrounded by green fields and rolling Devon hills.     With no internet connection, and no passing traffic,…

Romantics can try out a one day wedding ring making workshop, suitable for all levels of ability
The Artisan Bakehouse

The Artisan Bakehouse

An award-winning foodie retreat that combines soothing West Sussex countryside views with baking masterclasses and tempting seasonal produce. The proud winner of the Sussex Eating Experience of the Year 2018, your stay at The Artisan Bakehouse is set to be as delicious as it will be beautiful. The Sussex Food & Drink Awards judges described the foodie experience here as "truly unique,…

Try an Artisan Breadmaking workshop, held in the Bakehouse itself.
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