Great ideas for family adventure holidays

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Holidays are back on and many families are opting for staycations ... with that little bit extra.

There are plenty of options to keep all the family happy from canoeing to cycling, surfing to survival.

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Here are some suggestions for those looking for adventure this summer.

Forest HolidaysCabin-based accommodation. Go pond dipping in Cornwall, try archery at Sherwood Forest or sail out on to a Scottish loch for a big adventure. Gather together, fire up the barbecue for a family meal.Locations: Ardgartan Argyll, Scotland; Beddgelert, Snowdonia; Blackwood Forest, Hampshire; Cropton, North Yorkshire; Deerpark, Cornwall; Delamere Forest, Cheshire; Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire; Keldy, North Yorkshire; Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire; Strathyre, Scotland; Thorpe Forest, NorfolkWebsite:

PGL Family AdventuresThe centres open from August 1 and offer a full line-up of multi-activity adventures at its four centres.The company offers weekend and mini-breaks as well as week-long holidays.The centres are: Liddington, Wiltshire; Little Canada, Isle of Wight; Osmington Bay, Dorset; Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire/Activities on offer include: abseiling, archery, climbing kayaking, forest trails, nature trials and zip wire walks.Website:

Center ParcsOffers apartments, woodland dog-friendly lodges.From outdoor cycling, nature trials to indoor pools and games rooms.Locations: UK villages: Whinfell Forest, Cumbria; Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire; Elveden Forest, Suffolk; Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire; Longleat Forest, Wiltshire. Irish village: Longford Forest, County Longford.Website:

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Hiking Yorkshire DalesThe Dales offer some of the UK’s best walking, though knowing how, when and where to go can be daunting for first-timers.Ease yourself in with a trip led by experienced guides from walking specialist HF Holidays, which offers a range of holidays, such as three, four and seven-night guided walking breaks at Malhamdale.Guests choose from three different walks each day, ranging from easy six-mile stretches to more challenging 13-milers.Highlights include Malham Tarn, with its ancient limestone pastures.

Surf and Stay,  WhitbySet within 100 acres of North Yorkshire moorland and within walking distance of Sandsend beach.Led by expert surfing instructors, new Raithwaite Sandsend Surf School is offering guests private one-to-one surfing lessons or for groups of up to five people from the same family. Surf lessons take place on Sandsend beach.Website:

Sea kayaking, Scottish HighlandsWilderness Scotland has an introductory kayaking trip in the Torridon region, which blends kayaking with gentle hiking, making it ideal for beginners and those looking to hone their paddling skills. As well as four days on the water, paddling past remote bays and the uninhabited islands of Scotland’s west coast, potentially spotting sea eagles and porpoises, the trip includes a guided walk from the village of Gairloch, a good place to spot whales.Website: