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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

Cornwall Swimming Holiday

6 Day - FORTNIGHTLY - Starting Sundays
Immerse yourself in the best of Cornwall and discover the joys of sea swimming, estuary swooshing, diving, paddling and gliding on our exploration of everything wild. We have created the perfect balance of exploration and relaxation, immersing guests in some of the most iconic swims in Cornwall.
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Devon Swimming Holiday

6 Day - FORTNIGHTLY - Starting Sundays
This tour is for the water babies, the swimmers and the dippers and is the perfect balance of exploration and relaxation, immersing guests in some of the most iconic swims in Devon, from Sharrah Pool in the heart of Dartmoor to Dartmoors rugged coast and the Bantham river 'swoosh'.
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stand up paddleboard trips adventure holidays

Cotswolds Adventure Holiday

6 Day - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Join our multi activity holiday and meet like-minded active people who embrace their weeks away and want to get stuck into some great activities.
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Walking the coast in England pretty cove

Cornwall Adventure Holiday

6 Day Active Holiday - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Get stuck into an active week away with a like-minded group, enjoying sea swimming, surfing, SUPing (Stand Up Paddleboarding), coastal cycling, clifftop walks and coasteering.
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Cotswolds Villages Walking

5 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Mondays
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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Cotswolds Villages Cycling

5 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Mondays
This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites.
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St Agnes Cornish Coast stunning footpath and tin mine

Cornwall Walking

6 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
On our guided Cornwall walking holiday, discover the UK’s longest and best loved National Trail. Explore the Cornish highlights of our incredible 630 miles of unbroken South West Coast Footpath, along beaches, over cliffs, crossing to incredible islands and staying in gorgeous seaside towns and villages.
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Cleeve Hill near Cheltenham walking the Cotswolds Way

Walk the Cotswolds Way

11 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Return to Nature and the English Countryside on an 11-day, 10-night tour tracing the full length of the rolling Cotswold hills.
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Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • star rating  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

    EBlow
    9/11/2021

    star rating  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

    adelefrancesca
    8/31/2021

    star rating  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

    katesH6367IS
    8/26/2021
  • star rating  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

    I3906NEjop
    8/26/2021

    star rating  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

    jodY76RO
    8/25/2021

    star rating  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

    Kath S
    8/24/2021
  • star rating  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

    L2872QMlynnr
    8/24/2021

    star rating  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

    rhondagreenberg
    8/13/2021

    star rating  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

    mimmmihe
    8/12/2021
  • star rating  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

    Bea_Sti7
    8/10/2021

    star rating  Fabulous swim locations, expert guidance, congenial company, comfortable hotel - all put together with thorough planning and lots of smiles

    155jennier
    8/09/2021

    star rating  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

    lindarW9525KU
    8/09/2021
  • star rating  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

    Elaine K
    8/09/2021

    star rating  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

    Mariaswimm
    8/05/2021

    star rating  We had the most wonderful short break on Dartmoor, swimming and walking, our guides were enthusiastic and very well informed on local knowledge.

    sallypope1954
    7/22/2021
  • star rating  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

    bronwynf503
    7/21/2021

    star rating  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

    LH1957
    1/16/2020

    star rating  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

    Becca H
    10/09/2019

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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