Action Packed Activities In Northumberland For The Active Family

Published: Monday 23rd Jul 2018

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

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School’s nearly out – so it’s the perfect time to swot up on the best family activities Northumberland has to offer. If you are looking for plenty of action-filled activity to amuse (and tire out) your older children or teenagers, look no further; here is our top 4.

If your children need to burn off plenty of energy or learn a new skill, try Allout Adventures in Hexam. They offer a family Quad Biking experience (aged 6+) from £57. With training and support from a fully qualified instructor, you and your little adventurers will have a great time motoring through a thrilling trek covering woodland, fields and hills. You can even rent an Allout Adventure camera, attached to a quad to capture and hang on to the thrill of your ride forever! This is a great chance to do something active while on holiday.

The best way to explore the Northumberland’s beautiful and unique landscape is by bike. Cycling here is like nowhere else; this rural county is full of quiet tracks and natural gems that you can’t discover by car. If you’re likely to spend a lot of time on two wheels, then the Cycle Touring Map of Northumberland (available from, or local tourist information centre for £7.99) is a must. Otherwise, the Craster South Loop (download for free from is a great leisurely loop suitable for beginners and takes your family though a mixture of sheltered coastal coves, and in-land picnic spots with stunning views, through local villages and historic sites.

Many Northumbrians would argue that you cannot visit this beautiful county without a dip in the North Sea – do more than that by taking to a surfboard! You can take lessons in a variety of sports from surfing, body boarding, water skiing, kiteboarding even stand up paddle boarding! The Northside Surf School has great reviews and offers group surf lessons at £30 for an adult and £25 for a child, or better still the unique experience of stand up paddle boarding, guiding you along coastal routes or up river around Warkworth castle.

Prudehole Waterworld offers a range of activities in once place, with waves, a waterslide, inflatables and even its own indoor beach for kids of all ages! The Bouldering Wall lets youngsters try rock climbing for the first time – no ropes or harnesses required, soft matting cushioning any slip ups! There is also a café for mum and dad to put their feet up and even a huge space themed Adventure soft play for up to 15s.

If you want to enjoy the heat this summer, and it really has been a pleasant summer so far, then why not book a Grace Darling holiday for all the family to enjoy. You can still get some last minute breaks on luxury cottages in some of the best spots around Northumberland.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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