3 Day Weekend For Two -£208

December is one of the better months of the year. Presents, Christmas cheer, mince pies and heartbreaking TV adverts that could melt the coldest heart. (Looking at you, John Lewis.)

What better way to use up your holiday than with a long weekend for two on a cheap UK break?  You don’t need a voucher deal with strings attached either, just use our planner on http://www.goactivities.co.uk to book your own weekend and watch as it slots into your own timetable, with the price updating as you go.

From paintballing and walks to spa days or quad biking – it’s your weekend- so what will you plan?

Here’s our selection of a long weekend in the Lakes- complete with Gorge Scrambling, Archery, Photography, Canoeing, as well as 3 nights in a lovely hotel for just over £200 per person!

Plan your own activities with GO Activities unique planner!

Thursday Night

Check in at the lovely Briery Wood Hotel in Windermere.
Right next to Cumbria’s National Park and surrounded by lakes, fells, valleys and coastline between Windermere and Ambleside, this is a stones throw from Lake Windermere.

Enjoy a stay at Briery Wood Hotel, Windermere

Set in 7 acres of secluded gardens and woodland you can have dinner, bed and breakfast, and enjoy the licenced bar or you can wander around Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside in the evening for some food

Friday

9 am – A half day of photography, Keswick

Rise and shine for some photography with the Half Day Photography Course. Great for beginner or advanced students, you can work with the latest Digital SLR’s. With 4 hours of practical work starting at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, you move slowly along the shoreline learning to see and select aspects of the landscape from which to make great pictures.

After an hour or two, you head to a cafe for a working break to discuss elements relating to accomplishment and areas to improve.
It’s then hands on again for the remainder of the course, with time to practice individually supported by our staff photographer!

With your photos in hand, why not explore the nearby restaurants and shops of Ambleside?

Saturday

Shake off the cobwebs with a dive into the waters of the Lake District!

Try Gorge Scrambling for the first time

Gorge Scrambling – 9.30 am , Church Beck, Coniston

Try leaping from waterfalls- all watched by an instructor for a safe yet exhilarating thrill like no other with Gorge Scrambling – no experience needed!

You will meet the instructor close to the venue; amid the stunning Lake District mountain scenery. Here you will be kitted out with wetsuits, wetsuit socks, boots, helmets and buoyancy aids ready for your adventure! Start crossing small pools and boulder hopping, then head to the waterfalls. Climb, traverse , crawls under logs, swims across the pools and leaps from rocks into the water!

Next up – it’s time to get dry, kitted out in a wetsuit and to head to Derwentwater for canoeing!

Canoeing Adventure at Derwentwater – 1.30pm

The rest of the day will be spent Canoeing in the Canoeing Adventure sessions around Derwentwater, one of the most picturesque lakes in the Lake District.

‘Canadian Canoeing’ or ‘Open Canoeing’, is easily mastered with a crew of two or more and your canoeing adventure starts with a brief paddling introduction, followed by a journey around the lake, exploring the beaches, islands and bays, and if the wind gets up you can raft the canoes together creating more stability, ‘perfect for sailing down the lake’.

Try your hand at canoeing!

Sunday

Today is a day of Archery at the Archery Target Shooting Day Try your hand at target shooting challenges in Bassenthwaite, starting at 09:30am. You can learn to safely use the equipment and when to retrieve arrows. Then it will be over to you to have a go, instructors on hand to help you get the most out of the session.

Run outdoors in a Lake District Farmer’s field you will have a 10 to 15 minute brief on range safety, equipment and bow handling, followed by target challenges, archery games and more, all before packing up and dismantling the bows.

Then it’s back to the hotel to grab your gear and hit the road!

What did you do on your last trip to The Lakes? Did you manage to pack in as much adventure? What else would you recommend? Comment below!

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