Family Weekend Adventures

Add some action to your weekend with one of these fantastic family friendly weekends. Whether you want to take a spin around a race track or take to the air, there is something for everyone here.

1. Wild swimming

Family Weekend Adventures

Is everyone in the family group a confident swimmer? Get close to nature with some wild swimming. It is important to choose a wild swimming spot that is clean and safe, so use the wild swim map of the UK to help you to select a location. Best of all, this activity is totally free.


2. Go racing with a driving experience

Family Weekend Adventures

These experiences are fantastic as they enable you to drive on professional race tracks and get behind the wheel of some classic cars. On a driving experience, you can drive an Aston Martin, a Lamborghini and a Ferrari all in the same day. This is the perfect weekend adventure for a family of car fanatics. (Hence, it would make a great surprise present for Father’s Day!)


3. Go hiking and conquer the top of a country

Family Weekend Adventures

The UK is home to plentiful national parks, and they are free to enter. When you scale Scafell Pike in the Lake District, Ben Nevis in Scotland and Mount Snowdon in Snowdonia National Park, you will be standing on the highest points in England, Scotland and Wales respectively. Alternatively, simply pick a hiking trail that you are comfortable with, bring a picnic, and spend some quality time together roving through some stunning scenery.


4. Go Canyoning

Family Weekend Adventures

Nothing gets your adrenaline pumping like canyoning, and this is a fantastic way to bond as a family. Whether you all want to take part together or whether some of you prefer to watch and take those essential photos to place on social media for posterity, there is no denying that canyoning will make for a memorable weekend experience for all the family. There are plenty of locations offering canyoning experiences up and down the UK


5. Go on an epic bike ride

Family Weekend Adventures

When the weather is fine, a delightful bike ride is a wonderful way to blow off those cobwebs and enjoy the countryside. What is more, you do not need to pay a penny to take advantage of this option for an action packed weekend with all the family.

Check out the UK’s National Cycle Routes to plan your journey, and make sure to make note of the various landmarks along the way so that you can soak up the scenery. A family bike ride can be as long or as short as you like. Perhaps you want to cycle to the pub for a late afternoon drink, or maybe you want to pack a light tent and some BBQ materials in your panniers and make it a two day adventure.


So which adventures would you like to take on first?

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Family Weekend Adventures


*This is a collaborative post.

Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn


  1. 15/06/2017 / 4:16 pm

    Wild swimming and Snowdonia is on my bucket list! Thanks for the tips x

    • 15/06/2017 / 7:27 pm

      This Summer I will try to get the whole family to go wild swimming. Thanks for commenting. x

    • 17/06/2017 / 11:21 pm

      I know! Kids are having difficulty sleeping when it is still light outside.

  2. 16/06/2017 / 4:18 pm

    Well, we live on a lake so swimming and kayaking are a must for us!

    • 17/06/2017 / 11:22 pm

      Oh Wow! I would love love love to live on a lake, but my OH can’t swim! lol!

  3. 16/06/2017 / 5:15 pm

    Some brilliant exciting things to do with the family. I love the idea of wild swimming. #FabFridayPost

  4. 16/06/2017 / 10:24 pm

    These all look and sound so fun!…Except canyoning. lol We love doing outdoorsy stuff. Can’t wait till the kids are older so we can try some new things, like bike riding!

    • 17/06/2017 / 11:26 pm

      I haven’t heard of canyoning – until now too! Funny isn’t it. But I am so up for it though. I can’t wait till the kids get older too so I can try all these things with them. It will be a great memory to have.

  5. 17/06/2017 / 8:13 pm

    Some great ideas, I think we could do with being a bit more adventurous x

    • 17/06/2017 / 11:27 pm

      I can’t wait till the kids get older too so I can try all these things with them. It will be a great memory to have.

  6. 17/06/2017 / 10:52 pm

    Hiking and swimming that would be us! FabFridayPost

    • 17/06/2017 / 11:30 pm

      Although I’m not a strong swimmer – I still love going swimming. & Wild swimming is one on the list for me. x

  7. 18/06/2017 / 11:18 am

    I love hiking through forrests and walking through unknown cities. I found out it is my way off getting rid of excess energy, I don´t like to sit too much 😀

    • 18/06/2017 / 7:02 pm

      I love that too and you discover so many things on your walks and hikes.

  8. 18/06/2017 / 2:17 pm

    Awesome ideas for when we have bigger kids. Wild swimming sounds great, but I might not indulge whilst I’m living in Africa still. lol

  9. 18/06/2017 / 7:35 pm

    We love getting out exploring on weekends and I can see us climbing a few of the highest peaks as our kids get older x

    • 18/06/2017 / 8:19 pm

      Oh Wow! How exciting! I’d love to hear all about it when the time come. x

  10. 18/06/2017 / 8:57 pm

    These are all great ways to get out and enjoy the summer. Can’t wait to read about your experiences. #FabFridayPost

  11. 19/06/2017 / 12:31 am

    Such wonderful ideas 🙂 I would LOVE to see the mountains as I’m a mountain lover!

  12. 21/06/2017 / 11:58 am

    Su, I hereby nominate you to plan my summer! This sounds fantastic! Each and every one of them! #FabFridayPost xoxo

    • 22/06/2017 / 11:24 am

      Haha! I would send you & family to fly and come and meet us here. Teehee. 😉 xx

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