It’s not quite been the summer we had all expected, perhaps you are thinking of booing something to look forward to in the coming months? We’ve been chatting about fun, slightly more unusual activities in our local area and excited to share activities that have been tried by our team and a few we couldn’t resist sharing – which one will you choose?
How would you like to roll down hills in gigantic inflatable balls?! No but really, I’m not joking! Zorbing balls are huge polyurethane and nylon balls which are bigger than human size so you can fit inside with someone else and essentially roll downhill on special zorbing runs. It’s a ball of laughs (see what I did there!) mixed with a whole lot of adrenalin! There are two types of rides you can choose between, harness zorbing and aqua zorbing. Harness zorbing is the original experience out of the two, you get harnessed inside with someone else opposite you, you are then pushed down the runs! Be prepared to laugh, scream, and go fast!!
Aqua zorbing also involves two people on a freestyle water ride where you slip and slide your way down a run in 40 litres of water. If this sounds like something you’d like to try, GoZorbing is situated in the beautiful woodlands of Whyteleafe, Surrey. It’s located just off the M25, so it is easy to find and has free parking. Make sure you do book in advance!
Surrey Hills Adventure Company has five locations across The Surrey Hills offering five different outdoor activities to choose from. Open water swimming which is great exercise if you are already into your swimming or they also run groups for anyone that is out of practice. If you’re into yoga and love being out in nature, then you might want to try your hand at SUP Yoga. The yoga courses take your favourite classes and put them on the open water surrounded by stunning backdrops. Both activities individually and together are great for balance, core strength, coordination, and body strength. This lovely activity takes place at the lagoon in Buckland Park.
If yoga on a paddle board isn’t quite for you, there is also normal stand-up paddle boarding available, with a choice of the lagoon, Dapdune Wharf in the Heart of Guildford or on The River Wey.
I bet you’ve never heard of efoiling?! It is basically a surfboard with a motor attached that flies above a hydrofoil wing across the water! Lastly, and with your young ones in mind, there are fun woodland adventures including, forest school which involves den building, mud kitchens, rope swinging, exploring, games, arts, and crafts and much more!
Outdoor Rock Climbing
Extreme Ventures hold rock climbing sessions at Harrison Rocks in Birchden Wood, on the border of Kent and East Sussex surrounded by natural sandstone. Outdoor rock climbing can be booked as individuals or as a group if you want to go with your family and friends, it is a great idea for a birthday party or team building exercises and it is suitable for adults and kids. The great thing is, you don’t need any experience; you will be guided by a professional and experienced instructor and provided with climbing equipment. If this sounds like something you would like to try but you are perhaps a little scared of heights, there is also Rock Scrambling available. It’s a fantastic fun activity climbing through caves and hobbits tree’s, under bear caves and into a black hole!
The Anchor Inn in Barcombe Mills is situated in a beautiful rural Sussex location on the bank of the River Ouse. Built in 1790, the Inn has a long history, with the pub and restaurant being a regular watering hole for locals. It also brings in many people from the surrounding Sussex towns and villages especially in the summer, where you can also hire a boat and explore the beautiful countryside. The unspoilt river scenery is home to many wild birds and species of fish. You can hire a five seater paddle boat stretching from the Anchor Inn to Fish Ladder Falls extending below Sutton Hall. It’s a wonderful day out to enjoy some food, bask in the sunshine and row down the river! You may even want to bring a swimming costume or a fishing rod for the ride!
For a rainy day, you could take part in an escape room adventure at Tulleys Farm in Crawley. This can be suitable for beginners to mixed experience, it is great to do with family and friend groups as well as team building exercises with your work colleagues! It’s all about finding clues, solving riddles, team playing and bonding, cracking codes and solving mysteries to get you to the end! There are five different rooms to choose from depending on your abilities and groups range from 2 people to 8 people.
Kayaking and Canoeing
Fluid Adventures are a kayak and canoe specialist based near Chichester. They use many local locations such as Chichester Harbour, River Arun, The Hamble River and even down to the Jurassic Coast and on The Solent- offering a chance to explore some beautiful stretches of water from a different perspective. You are able to join whether you are a beginner or have either kayaked or canoed before, they cater to most ages and skills, and you will be guided by a qualified instructor. They offer canoe and kayak hire, short taster sessions, long day trips and tours as well as British qualification courses. Their courses cover everything from sea kayaking, white water, kayak surfing plus more. Their lovely tours include seal watching, BBQ kayak tours, sunset tours and many more! Perhaps you are looking to make a weekend of it? They offer some fantastic holidays in Scotland, The Jurassic Coast and the River Thames- something for everyone!
Which activity will you be trying out? Whatever you decide, we would love to hear about it, that way we can try some out for ourselves!
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