The Best Active UK Staycations for Spring Adventures

Spring has sprung, and with over a third of the UK population opting for active holidays, it’s time to lace up those walking shoes and explore the wonders of the British Isles. From paddling through Scottish lochs to mastering the art of axe-throwing in the Lake District, we’ve curated the ultimate list of action-packed getaways to ignite your wanderlust.

Pedal In Padstow Break From Rick Stein 

Say goodbye to winter blues and embrace the charm of the Cornish coast with Rick Stein’s latest offering, the Pedal In Padstow break. Spend two nights immersed in coastal-chic comfort, indulging in fresh seafood delights and gearing up for a cycling adventure along the famous Camel Trail. With tailored maps, coastal picnics, and sumptuous dinners at The Seafood Restaurant, this getaway promises a blend of adrenaline and relaxation.

Available from 29th March – 30th June, starting from £146 per person for a two-night stay.


Escape to the Lakes at The Swan Hotel & Spa, Newby Bridge 

Set amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Lake District, The Swan Hotel & Spa beckons adventurers with its array of activities and amenities. Whether you’re paddle boarding on the lake or mastering the art of axe throwing in ancient woodlands, there’s no shortage of thrills here. With family-friendly facilities and a state-of-the-art Thermal Suite spa, indulge your senses and satisfy your craving for adventure.

Prices starting from £260 for an overnight stay for two people.

Cameron House, Loch Lomond

For those craving both tranquility and excitement, Cameron House offers the perfect blend of luxury and adventure. Nestled along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, this five-star resort invites guests to explore a plethora of activities, from jet skiing and falconry to clay pigeon shooting and off-road driving. Whether you seek serenity or adrenaline, there’s something for everyone amidst Scotland’s stunning landscapes.

Prices starting from £324 for an overnight stay for two people.

Ecotherapy Retreat: Sea, Swim and Spa at The Club Hotel & Spa 

Embark on a rejuvenating journey with The Ecotherapy Retreat: Sea, Swim & Spa at The Club Hotel & Spa in Jersey. Immerse yourself in water-based wellness activities, from guided kayaking to private boat trips along the rugged coastline. With Michelin-starred dining, spa access, and opportunities to reconnect with nature, this three-night retreat promises to soothe the soul and invigorate the senses.

Available until 31st October 2024, starting from £1,187 for two adults sharing a room.

The Pump House at Wiston Estate

Nestled amidst the picturesque hills of West Sussex lies the crown jewel of staycations: The Pump House, Wiston Estate’s chic self-catering cottage, unveiled in the summer of 2023. For those craving an escape that blends luxury with rural charm, this is the ultimate sanctuary. Here, guests can enjoy exclusive tours of the estate’s winery, partake in one of the off-road bike tours on offer or set off on a country hike around the famed Chanctonbury Ring. As twilight descends, indulge in culinary delights at Chalk, the estate’s renowned restaurant. Here, each dish is crafted from the finest locally-sourced ingredients, honouring the essence of the land and its rich heritage.

Prices start from £195 per night (with a minimum 3-night stay, flexible upon request)

South Lodge Announces Seasonal Nature Immersion Spa Experiences in Sussex Countryside

In the heart of West Sussex, South Lodge is unlocking a whole new realm of seasonal swagger with its Nature Immersion Spa Experiences. Picture this: a day off the grid, led by forest-bathing expert Helena Skoog. It’s not just a walk in the woods; it’s a journey into Shinrin-Yoku where stress is out, and zen is in. Think of it as a spa day where the trees are your therapists. Mark your calendars for a summertime recharge on 15 June or an autumnal awakening on 19 October. And when you’re not communing with the trees, there’s the spa, sprawling across 44,000 sq. ft of luxury, with everything from thermal suites to a state-of-the-art gym. Plus, there’s the Botanica restaurant for when your soul is fed, and your body’s next in line, offering up a dairy-free, zero-waste, Mediterranean feast.

Prices start from £210 for a day experience or £615 per room.

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa’s “Waves of Wellness” Festival In partnership with Oyogo

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa has announced its inaugural ‘Waves of Wellness’ festival in partnership with Oyogo, happening this June. This three-day retreat offers guests immersive wellness experiences led by experts like surfer Sophie Hellyer, rugby player Anthony Mullally, and psychologist Dr. Alicia Ray. From June 14 to 16, the festival focuses on movement, mindfulness, creativity, and nature with various workshops including breathwork, meditation, yoga, and sound bath healing. Set atop Cornish cliffs, Bedruthan provides a scenic backdrop for nature enthusiasts, featuring Sensory Spa Gardens, relaxation lounges, and two dining experiences—Ogo and Wild Café—led by Head Chef George Richardson, emphasizing simplicity and sustainability.

Tickets start from £30