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  Fun Activities: Fresher's Week, Fall, Fun and Fright Nights
Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 07:59 PM (244 Reads)
News Summer is now officially over (I don’t know who makes the rules) but it is apparently Fall. With the holidays over, what can you look forward to over the coming months?




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  Ski and Snowboard: Snowsport England’s ‘30 Days of Snowsport’ tours the country this autumn
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2015 - 08:43 PM (250 Reads)
Outdoor Events Snowsport England’s ‘30 Days of Snowsport’ is set to tour the country’s indoor and artificial slopes for the second year running this autumn, aiming to get people excited about snowsports and giving people an insight into the world of snowsports here in the UK.



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  Health and Fitness: How to choose the best trail running shoes
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:05 AM (2580 Reads)
Outdoor Gear Most of us are familiar with running on the streets where we live, but if you get the chance, you should try running along a forest trail or path in the countryside.

Trail running on natural surfaces is far more forgiving on your feet, and the scenery will lift your spirits. The varied terrain develops your cardiovascular strength, balance and strengthens your joints and ligaments. But did you know that trail running shoes are different from street running shoes? Find out why and discover how to choose the best trail running shoes for you.



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  Cool Outdoor Gadgets: Best flashing collars for dogs in the dark
Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 12:00 PM (6521 Reads)
Outdoor Gear Some of us don't have the luxury of being able to walk their dog in daylight. I want to let my dog have freedom to run around the park, but how can you see the little blighter in the dark? After a trying a few different flashing things, I have found the best light up dog collar that is also reflective.



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  Adventurous Activities: Clay Pigeon Shooting
Posted on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 05:04 PM (4032 Reads)
Land Activities Clay pigeon shooting is a sport where you use a shotgun to shoot at clay discs that are fired into the sky. Think of it as trying to shoot at a small, fast moving clay frisbee.

Skills - Strength: 3, Balance: 1, Flexibility: 1, Agility: 1, Coordination: 6
Time needed: Two hours, Cost to try: £39


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  Cool Outdoor Gadgets: High Power LED Torches
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 09:11 PM (9191 Reads)
Outdoor Gear As the nights get darker sooner, you find yourself having to walk home from work or school in the dark. Worse still, having to walk your dog somewhere where they can run around means trying to see where they are and make sure you don't step in anything unpleasant.
Well, fear not. I have found some amazingly powerful LED torches that fit into your pocket at a very reasonable price.



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  Fun Activities: Snow Tubing and Doughnutting
Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:29 PM (7982 Reads)
Winter Activities Snow Tubing and Doughnutting is high speed fun in the snow from sitting in a large inflatable ring and sliding at speed down a snowy hill.

Skills - Strength: 3, Balance: 1, Flexibility: 1, Agility: 1, Coordination: 1
Time needed: 1 hour, Cost to try: £10



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  Cool Outdoor Gadgets: Model Airplanes and Helicopters
Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2011 - 10:04 PM (5094 Reads)
Air Activities RC Airplanes and Helicopters are a fun hobby where you use a radio link to control aircraft remotely. They range from small toys to large high speed aircraft.

Skills - Strength: 2, Balance: 1, Flexibility: 1, Agility: 1, Coordination: 8
Time needed: 30mins or more, Cost to try: £15+



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  Fun Activities: Falconry Experience Days
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 01:01 PM (7513 Reads)
Air Activities Falconry is the ancient pastime of hunting using a bird of prey. the type of bird you flew indicated your status, from kestrel to eagle.

Skills - Strength: 1, Balance: 5, Flexibility: 1, Agility: 1, Coordination: 10
Time needed: travelling time + 1 hour, Cost to try: £30




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  Adventurous Activities: Aeroplane Flying Experiences
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 08:39 PM (8303 Reads)
Air Activities Aeroplane flying is a fantastic outdoor activity where you are free as a bird to climb high in the sky. Your flying experience will depend on what plane you get to fly.

Skills - Strength: 1, Balance: 5, Flexibility: 1, Agility: 1, Coordination: 10
Time needed: travelling time + 1 hour, Cost to try: £50




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  Fun Activities: Zorbing, Sphereing and Hill Rolling
Posted on Sunday, March 06, 2011 - 11:28 PM (12875 Reads)
Land Activities Zorbing is a hilarious outdoor activity where you roll down a hill inside a gigantic inflatable human hamster ball. You can be strapped inside a harness Zorb® to go head over heels, or go aqua Zorbing to experience what it's like to be inside a washing machine. For the extreme Zorbing thrill seeker, you could try eclipse sphereing in total darkness.

Skills - Strength: 1, Balance: 1, Flexibility: 1, Agility: 1, Coordination: 1
Time needed: travelling time + 1 hour, Cost to try Zorbing: £49




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  Extreme Activities: Airboard
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 10:55 PM (7686 Reads)
Winter Activities Airboarding is one of the newest extreme sports to hit the snowy slopes. An airboard is an inflatable sledge that you ride like a bodyboard and can reach speeds of 80mph!



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  Fun Activities: Theme Parks Halloween Fright Nights
Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 11:39 PM (9495 Reads)
Outdoor Events In the month of October every year, theme parks around the world have extended opening hours to host Halloween Fright Nights, where you can go on the rides in the dark. Here are the details for the best Fright Nights for 2014.



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  Fun Activities: How to Win Conkers
Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 - 10:19 PM (24902 Reads)
Land Activities Every Autumn, horse chestnut trees drop their conkers. For years conkers have been used for conker fights, but how do you get a winning conker?



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  Health and Fitness: Outdoor Play Areas for Teenagers
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 10:38 PM (12491 Reads)
Land Activities At long last there are some decent adventure playgrounds and teen shelters appearing around the country. And if you can have a multi use games area or MUGA that's even better. Here are some ideas for improving outdoor play areas for teenagers. This is what teenagers really want.



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  Fun Activities: Guide for Going to Concerts, Gigs and Festivals
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:08 PM (11031 Reads)
Outdoor Events If you are into your music, you should definitely go and see a concert. If you have never been to a gig or festival, then here is a guide to getting the best from your trip to see your favourite band.



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  Adventure Holidays: Safari Holidays
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 10:44 PM (6430 Reads)
Activity Holidays Safari holidays; it's all just sitting in a jeep looking at animals isn't it? Not if it's planned properly.



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  Fun Activities: List of Activity Experience Days
Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 10:33 AM (21648 Reads)
Outdoor Guides Sometimes it can be nearly impossible to think of a gift idea for family and friends, whether it is Valentine's Day, Christmas or birthdays. My wife kept asking me what I wanted, until she discovered the huge selection of experience gifts for men.

You can give the gift of amazing days out doing unforgettable activities ranging from spa pamper sessions to thrill seekers' delights such as driving experiences or flying an aeroplane. My wife is happy, because she can buy me a wonderful present, and I am ecstatic because I get to try out all sorts of brilliant experiences. And it's not all about me; there are plenty of gifts for her that I can buy as well.

With so much on offer to choose from, I have collated a list of the entire selection of activity gifts available, all sorted into categories for you. I have written about what the experience days are like, and what you need to know before booking.



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  Fun Activities: Fun Outdoor Things to do with Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 09:56 PM (477788 Reads)
Outdoor Guides You are so in love, but don't want to hang around the house making out if your brother or sister will get in the way. Where can you go outside with your boyfriend or girlfriend, and what fun things can you do? To help you out, here are lots of ideas for fun things to do with your boyfriend that are free or relatively cheap.




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  Adventure Holidays: Having a Breather – Taking a Gap Year
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 08:56 PM (7537 Reads)
Activity Holidays There’s plenty of debate about whether a Gap Year is a good thing, but each year more and more people choose a Gap Year in preference to more education or work at home. So, why should you go?



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  Fun Activities: Indoor Skydiving
Posted on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 12:52 PM (16700 Reads)
Air Activities Indoor Skydiving is the amazing freefall simulation experience created by floating over a powerful vertically mounted fan.

Skills - Strength: 4, Balance: 7, Flexibility: 1, Agility: 5, Coordination: 6
Time needed: travelling time + 1 hour, Cost to try: £30 for two flights




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  Adventure Holidays: Activity Holidays for Teenagers and Families
Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 11:59 PM (10181 Reads)
Activity Holidays An activity holiday , also called an adventure holiday, is just what you need if you love outdoor activities and are in need of an active outdoor holiday. If you are wondering what do I need to know about when booking an activity holiday, then read on.



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  Fun Activities: Weekend Activities for Teenagers
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 11:28 PM (115531 Reads)
Outdoor Guides What outdoor weekend activities are there for teenagers to do? Here is the list of what teenagers rated as being the best things to do at the weekend.



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  Fun Activities: Fun Winter Activities for Teenagers
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 09:59 PM (18467 Reads)
Winter Activities Winter is nearly upon us, but are there fun winter outdoor activities for teenagers and young people? Where can you go in winter for fun and excitement? There is a huge range of things to do outdoors in winter, but you may have to travel for them. If it snows, then the outdoor activities get even better.



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  Adventurous Activities: Whitewater Rafting Trips
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 - 10:40 AM (6323 Reads)
Water Activities Whitewater rafting uses an inflatable raft to navigate a natural or manmade river. For wave after wave of thrills and excitement, whitewater rafting is ideal for a group of your friends or for stag or hen weekends.

Skills - Strength: 4, Balance: 5, Flexibility: 3, Agility: 1, Coordination: 5
Time needed: 2 hours, Cost to try: £50.



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  Fun Activities: Go Ape! The UK's No.1 Tree Top Adventure
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 10:31 AM (33868 Reads)
Land Activities Take to the trees in the award winning tree top forest adventure and speed down thrilling zip wires. Go Ape is an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set up to 120 feet above the forest floor.

The Go Ape tree top adventures are growing UK-wide and are now spreading across the US. The Go Ape result is spectacular. The experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all it’s just great fun.

Find out what Go Ape is like, which is the best Go Ape location, how to book, buy gift vouchers and subscribe for Go Ape offers and deals.



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