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.
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.
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.
We had a fantastic 3 day weekend in South Devon. The guides were very friendly, helpful and informative. They took us to lots of unique and different locations and we... read more
Amazing trip. Super well organized and fantastic guides and driver. So much fun. The sites were good, swimming was not too difficult, the water was chilly so definitely recommend... read more
I chose the 3 day swimming trip in Devon and it was fabulous! Varied swims in rivers, the sea and an outdoor lido and no pressure to do longer swims... read more
Great guides who made our trip really enjoyable. There was no pressure to swim beyond your ability and we had time to chill. I really liked the variety of locations... read more
My short midweek break was a delightful experience throughout with beautiful swimming and excellent organisation. The team were efficient yet relaxed and friendly, helpful and accommodating. The group was possibly... read more
The variety was great - from coasts to rivers to lidos. However what elevated this to a fantastic few days was our guides. They were professional, fun, and paid such... read more
Devon Swim Tour. A fantastic experience, wonderful variety of swims. A fun bunch of people to swim with and great itinerary. The whole experience superbly executed by... read more
This is our 3rd time traveling with Active England and we wouldn’t travel thru England any other way. They are incredibly thoughtful to work with. They made the stressful planning... read more
The swimming weekend in Devon was a joy from start to finish. Locations, local knowledge, and the expertise and good humour of the guides made it an experience I... read more
I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 day swim trip with fabulous guides and friendly fellow swimmers, amazing locations and varied, highly enjoyable swims in clear waters. The guides were super friendly... read more
Fabulous swim locations, expert guidance, congenial company, comfortable hotel - all put together with thorough planning and lots of smiles
Brilliant 3 day swimming trip to South Devon. Excellent organisation, value for money and leadership by enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun guides. There was a good range of swimming... read more
A fantastic weekend of swims led by enthusiastic, experienced and friendly guides. The two leaders and our driver could not have done more to make the weekend a memorable and... read more
We took the 4 days swimming tour in Cornwall. It was a great experience with plenty of opportunities to swim in this beautiful part of England. The tour was very... read more
We had the most fantastic 4-day Devon swim tour with Active England - everything was perfectly organised making everything so easy for us, the swims were beautiful, varied and... read more
My 6-day cycling trip in Kent was wonderful. This was my 4th trip with Active England (2 in the Cotswolds, 1 in the Cotswolds/Devon/Cornwall - a custom made trip -... read more
My sister and I booked the Classic 8 day self-guided walking tour in mid-September of 2019. We both declared it one of the best trips either of us had... read more
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.