7 Reasons to Take a Family Adventure Holiday This Year

Amy Rutter - Dec 23, 2021 - Inspiration

Trying to find the perfect holiday for your family for 2022… but bored of the usual seaside trips and package tours? An active family holiday in the UK could be the perfect trip for you!

Spend quality time together and have a chance to reconnect, whilst trying out some fun new challenges as a group.

Our exhilarating Family Adventure North Wales is a brand new trip for 2022, with 8 days exploring the incredible adventure playground that is North Wales. Packed with adventures like coasteering, kayaking, mountain hiking, white-water rafting, and more, it’s the perfect way to get the family together for a holiday with a difference.

Not sure something like this is right for your family? We’ve put together seven reasons why an active family holiday in the UK is great for families, especially those who need to reconnect a little…

Shared Experiences = Quality Time Together

One of the main reasons to take your family on a holiday is to spend quality time together. And an active family holiday in the UK is ideal for this, because the whole trip is centred around fun experiences and new challenges!

You’ll be sharing experiences and trying new things together, with everyone getting stuck into the same activity as a group. The perfect recipe for some quality time together as a family.

Challenge Yourselves for a Confidence Boost

Trying something new is good for your confidence – especially if it’s something that scares you a bit or pushes you out of your comfort zone.

When we’re younger, everything is new, but as we get older, we tend to stop discovering new things and testing our limits as much. Taking your older kids on a family adventure holiday could be great for developing their self-esteem… not to mention giving yours a bit of a boost as well!

Time Spent Outdoors is Good for your Mental Wellbeing

Outdoor exercise is a natural antidepressant, proven to be good for your mental wellbeing. Sunlight naturally increases serotonin (even on a cloudy UK day!), while exercise itself produces endorphins, two feel-good hormones that can boost your mood.

After the last couple of years, with so much time spent indoors and on screens, we need mood-boosters like this more than ever. Take a holiday that gets your whole family outdoors and away from screens, immersing yourselves in the natural world.

It’s Also Good for Your Physical Health

Outdoor activities always involve some level of physical exercise. Whether it’s a gentle paddle on a calm lake, leaping from rocks into the sea, or climbing a mountain… every activity will involve a degree of movement. Which can help keep you fit, giving your overall health a boost.

Improve your Family’s Communication Skills

Many studies have shown that trying new activities as a group is a great way to develop your social skills and communication. There’s a reason that schools so often teach kids by playing games with them!

Getting involved as a group with new adventure activities in the great outdoors will give your family a chance to develop the way they communicate and interact – and it’s a great chance to develop trust, too.

An active family holiday in the UK is also a great way for your family to meet and interact with a variety of new people, from the other guests on your tour, to instructors and guides. Again, a great way to boost your social skills.

Family Adventure Holidays Reduce Stress

It seems counter-intuitive, but adventure holidays can actually help reduce stress! Outdoor adventures force you to live in the moment, which means disconnecting from work, school, smartphones, and all the stress of life back home.

Time spent in nature is proven to reduce stress, so an active family holiday in the great outdoors is a fantastic way to switch off and relax together as a family.

Reconnect with Older Kids

When people think of active family holidays, they’re often thinking of two parents travelling with one or two small children. When their kids grow up and become teenagers and young adults, many parents notice the family dynamic start to change and it can feel as if they are “drifting apart”. Especially when those kids move out or head off to university.

Immersing yourself in a fun adventure holiday is a great way for the family to get back together and try a style of travel that might not have been possible when the children were younger.

It also gives the kids a chance to interact with their parents on the same level, because when you’re trying something new or challenging, you’re all in the same boat. Which is a great way to reconnect with each other and strengthen that family bond!

We hope this post has shown you just how beneficial family active family holidays in the UK can be – especially when the kids are starting to get older and you feel you may have less in common than you used to! If you fancy taking your family on a different kind of holiday in 2022, check out our Family Adventure North Wales trip. It’s packed with fun challenges to bring families together!