England... Your Way

Family Holidays in England

Treat your family – whether kids or ‘kids at heart’! – to some fun by creating your perfect itinerary, picking the activities most suited to you. We design our tours to maximise time in the fresh air and with the wind in your hair. Whether you wish to go walking, cycling or try out some fun water sports, we’ll make sure there’s plenty of countryside and coast to see, and can include visits to our incredible World Heritage Sites – including the City of Bath, Oxford, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Blenheim Palace and more. We have a range of activities to choose from throughout the South; Cotswolds, Cornwall, Devon and beyond. 

Return to Nature and Reconnect with Each Other

Discover the real England, travelling as a private family group to escape the crowds and reconnect with each other and nature. Explore England, in your own time, at your own pace, led by our exceptional guiding team.

Creating Your Perfect Active Holiday in England

We can turn any tour we run into a private trip, or create a new trip from scratch to suit your  family exactly – whether you want more time biking through valleys, hiking the coast, paddling down rivers, or swimming in the ocean – there is a tour for everyone. Pick your accommodation style – staying in the best coastal hotels, cosiest country pubs, or spending your evenings around a firepit and sleeping in Shepherd’s huts – we have accommodation options to suit all! Our exceptionally curated tours with our magical mix of the best trails in England will immerse you in the best of the countryside and coast.

Discover Our Signature Family Tours

Walk The Cotswolds – Guided

This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites, walking right up to the front steps of the spectacular and historic English locations we go to.
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Cycle The Cotswolds Villages

This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites.
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Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • star rating  Recently did one of the Cotswold self-guided walking tours through Active England. The itinerary was excellent, as was Jago Hartland who met with us for orientation and kept in touch... read more

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    December 1, 2022

    star rating  Super helpful, friendly and amenable team at Active England helped us have a brilliant experience. We are a late 50's Australian couple and not super fit, but the ebikes ... read more

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    November 1, 2022

    star rating  Our Cotswolds bike trip was Amazing!! Thank you to our fantastic guide, Conor.
    The countryside was picture perfect with great little villages and sites to take in all along our... read more

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    October 31, 2022
  • star rating  I loved the freedom and flexibility of Active England's self-guided Short Walks in the Cotswolds tour. It was easy to use the provided routes, the hotels were very nice,... read more

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    October 26, 2022

    star rating  Had an amazing 4 day bike tour in the Cotwolds with our guide Amanda, tour director Jago and support from the wonderful office staff. We have nothing but great things... read more

    Lisa N
    October 18, 2022

    star rating  The perfect way to experience the Cotswolds was on a bicycle. Four days of lovely countryside, interesting inns, old churches and charming towns. Rick did an awesome job of supporting... read more

    BRwy
    October 6, 2022
  • star rating  From the planning stages of our fabulous self guided walk in the Cotswolds to our transfer and tour of Oxford and Bath, the Active England team were excellent. Jago took... read more

    Lovewalkingholidays
    October 6, 2022

    star rating  Can't say enough about Jago and the team. Walks were stupendous, inns were stunning, and the pub/restaurant recommendations were spot on. Transportation always punctual. Jago even gave us a bonus... read more

    ronmU411MJ
    October 1, 2022

    star rating  What a fabulous few days! Our guides, Tatty and Chris looked after us incredibly well. We didn't have to look at a map/check tide times/book restaurants/drive. Great... read more

    louiseabbott
    August 30, 2022
  • star rating  So many different secret and semi-secret swimming places that I could never have found on my own - and even if I had found them, I wouldn't have wanted... read more

    EveSwimmer
    August 29, 2022

    star rating  Chris and Jago were flexible, fun and incredibly helpful during our three-week bike journey in England. Chris was amazing at 'making changes on the go,' including showing us and delighting... read more

    364elizabethk
    August 29, 2022

    star rating  My son (30) and I (69) has a splendid self guided trip arranged by Active England. The bikes were first rate, the routes were gorgeous and mostly empty of cars,... read more

    T233SDsusand
    August 21, 2022
  • star rating  I really enjoyed my self-guided cycle tour of the Cotswolds with Active England Tours. Iago was a very knowledgeable guide who was very kind and accommodating. I am so grateful... read more

    Curiosity58496342239
    August 19, 2022

    star rating  Our arrival was a bit bumpy due to the train strikes. This incredible company immediately responded and were very diligent to get to us. Jago our Host for the tour... read more

    21suzie212020
    August 19, 2022

    star rating  Imagine tree-lined paths, peaceful moments with sky everywhere, and closing the day in a cosy pub- it was everything we imagined it would be! We did a six day... read more

    DarcyTrips
    July 31, 2022
  • star rating  My son and I just completed a three week LeJog tour through Active England, and were impressed with all the guides' professionalism and caring attitudes. They also made it... read more

    Y9371OEmarkl
    July 6, 2022

    star rating  We are a Bliss of four wild women who love wild swimming and have just completed an amazing weekend of open water swimming with our wonderful guides Tatty and Laura.... read more

    katyvdv
    June 26, 2022

    star rating  The LeJog tour with Active England was a bike tour of a lifetime. 19 days of riding averaging 60 miles per day. The guides were outstanding... read more

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    June 21, 2022

Unparalleled Activities and Adventure

We believe in providing unparalleled active family adventures and experiences through the magnificent English Countryside. Our family adventure tours are a mix of biking and additional activities with the opportunity to visit some of the most iconic places of interest, setting us apart and immersing our guests in England at its finest.

Biking and walking are only part of each day of our family adventure tours. There are a range of exciting additional activities including canoeing, kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boarding, water based inflatable obstacle courses, and for families with smaller children – mazes, farm parks, the Harry Potter Dining Hall and many other attractions along the way. Some families also branch out to Harry Potter World, Legoland and other attractions – just ask and we will do our best to help you design the perfect adventure holiday with your kids.

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