Outdoor activities for the whole family

A little girl takes to the trees in Aerial Adventure

20 April 2023

Outdoor activities for the whole family

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With the warmer weather well and truly on its way, it’s time to start planning your summer break in the forest. If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, we’ve got a bucketload of outdoor activities that are perfect to enjoy in the sunshine.


Aerial Adventure

If you’re looking for adrenaline-fuelled fun, head to the treetops on our Aerial Adventure and unleash your wild side! Our qualified instructors will securely fasten you into a safety harness before you swing through the trees and bravely conquer our aerial rope course, finishing with a thrilling descent on our zip wire. Little ones can discover their inner daredevil with Mini Trek or Aerial Tree Trekking!

Available at all locations.


Quad Bike Safari

If you’ve got a need for speed, get behind the wheel on our Quad Bike Safari. One of our qualified instructors will help you get to grips with handling your quad bike in a safe and controlled way before you take on the all-terrain challenges on our purpose-built track.

Available at Whinfell Forest, Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest and Longleat Forest.


Laser Combat

Manoeuvre around obstacles and take cover behind trees as you evade your enemies in a game of Laser Combat. Little ones and grown ups alike can play in the arena together, perfect for families who like to get competitive!

Available at all locations.


Segway Experience

Book a Segway Experience and get ready to glide around the village in style! You’ll get to grips with your Segway on our purpose-built track before heading out to explore the village. Finally, go off-road as you take on various challenges including rumble strips and a see-saw!

Available at all locations (off-road elements not available at Longford Forest.)


Field Archery

Consider yourself a modern-day Robin Hood? Keep your eyes peeled and your arrows drawn as you spot and shoot targets amongst the trees. It’s the perfect activity for adults and older children to enjoy together.

Available at all locations.


Off-Road Explorers

If your little ones crave adventure, let them take their turn in the driving seat in Off-road Explorers. They’ll get behind the wheel of a miniature 4x4, tackling obstacles as they navigate the track.

Available at all locations.


Adventure Golf

Enjoy a game of Adventure Golf, navigating the obstacles and avoiding the pitfalls. It’s the perfect opportunity to let out your competitive side – will you get a hole in one?

Available at Whinfell Forest, Sherwood Forest and Longleat Forest.


Encounter with Owls

Learn all about the wise and fluffy owls that inhabit the forest in this educational, interactive session. You’ll come face-to-face with a whole array of different breeds, and even get to see them in action!

Available at all locations.


Nature Detectives

In this nature-focused activity led by an educational ranger, little ones will explore the forest as they search for clues about woodland animals and the surroundings they live in.

Available at all locations.


Pedalo Hire

Hire a Pedalo and make the most of the sunny weather as you glide across the lake. Take it turns to take on pedalling duty as you enjoy the stunning scenery.

Available at Whinfell Forest, Elveden Forest, Woburn Forest and Longleat Forest.


Discover the full list of activities.

A man driving a Quad Bike
Two children hide behind a tree whilst enjoying Laser Combat
A little boy drives a minature 4 x 4 in Off-Road Explorers
A family of 4 cruise around the lake on a Pedalo

Alex Newborough

As a marketing assistant at Center Parcs, I love hearing all about guest’s experiences and sharing tips and tricks on how to make your break special!

Marketing Assistant Alex smiling at camera.