Activity Ideas for Spring 2012

The weather’s getting warmer and you can see the positive change in people (of course, there are always those people who predict snow storms, blizzards or extreme disasters, but we will be ignoring those types, for now.)

So Easter is coming up, spring is here and soon the kids (or your other half) will be wanting to do something with their time off.

So here’s your quick guide to getting the most out of Spring this 2012!

Quad Biking

Picture the scene. The birds tweep gently in the trees. The sun peers over the forest, peaking in the sky and casting beautiful shadows on the ground, whilst warming your face. You notice NOTHING of this as you ride, 2 abreast at top speeds with your closest family members behind you, in a fit of competitiveness on a Quad Bike.

Quad biking isn’t a good time to spend a weekend or spring day. It’s a great way! Get the right day for the squeamish and the mud has dried up, or get the better day and you will have deceptive crusts on the mud, allowing surprise as you plough ‘over’ the mud only to be drenched. Brilliant fun.

See all GO Activities’ Quad Biking Experiences

Guided Walks

If you always walk the same haunts and want something new, we can’t recommend anything better than a guided walk even close to home. Walk next to a guide who spends their day walking (I know jealous?) whilst picking up their information, helpful hints and route planning ideas so you can do it all yourself. (A bit like copying the hairdresser at home, albeit with more success.)

See all GO Activities’ Guided Walks


If you’re lucky enough to live near a coast then and despite being au fait with seagulls pinching your ice cream, you may not have ever been surfing! We implore you to. Surely this is like being in the capital and never having been into a franchised coffee outlet?

Our surfing days are designed for beginners but have the benefit of being useful for those with a little more experienced, so you can take a huge group of friends and all have a relevant, fun day out. Even kids can get involved at surf school with the help of a boogie board!

See all GO Activities’ Surfing Days


If you want a day out but find walking dull or don’t want to do anything too traditional (bump into Mum and Dad? No thanks!) then get yourself out paintballing. A great spend of an evening, afternoon or a weekend, paintballing is seriously addictive and fantastic for anyone who fanices a bit of competitive spirit!

See all GO Activities’ Paintballing Days

Land yachting

A strange but beautiful sport. Land yachting involves using the spirit of the wind on the sails associated with the yacht to make a sort of lie down bike, powered by said wind. You can control the wind’s power on the sails, making the ride fast and furious or smooth sailing. A brilliant day out.

See all GO Activities’ land yachting days 

What do you usually do over the Easter time off?


Brilliant Britain – What To Do In South East England

2012 is the year of Britain.  Number one on the agenda- the 2012 Olympics are in London! We wanted to encourage everyone in Britain to make this the year of adventure and fun. Give your sofa a rest and lay off the TV for the new year.
At GO Activities we don’t want you to sign up to the gym, to lose any weight or even to stop those bad habits. We just want you to get out and about near your home town and enjoy England. With so much to do, from bushcraft days, to quad biking, archery as well as walks and days out for the family, to celebrate Brilliant Britain- here’s some of the best things in all the regions, starting with the South East Of England’s Highlights.

Why Visit the South East of England?

Quaint villages, winding rivers and an unspoilt coastline, East Anglia is perfect for visitors who want to be close to London- but not too close!

From walking (try the Broads National park, all 300 square kilometers of it!) , boating (cruise, boat or kayak along  the River Yare) fishing, riding (try a horse ride in Hook) or just relaxing- South East England is ideal.

For a real British day out in any weather, head to the seaside towns of Wells-Next-The-Sea, Cromer or Lowestoft- known as the Sunrise Coast. You can even try Kitesurfing in Hunstanton or take an aerobatic flight by Shoreham on Sea – followed by salty chips under the threat of peckish seagulls and time in the arcades afterwards.
See the university town of Cambridge, punt on the river or take a trip to Norwich Castle, Oxford’s streets or the largest area, Brighton and Hove.

Take a 1 Day Bushcraft Course in South Walsham or go Otter Spotting on a Canoe Trail in Barton. A swallows and Amazons adventure day is also a great way to spend some time!

For adrenaline and fun for all ages, try dumper truck racing in Rochester, Airsoft in  Reading , or a super car experience in Chichester.

You can even do archery and quad biking back to back at an activity centre like Winchester, Redhill, Horsham, or Findon.

Explore the White Cliffs of Dover or historic settlements of Canterbury, Oxford and Windsor, which can also be traversed on bike.
Go sea cliff climbing at Harrisons and Bowles Rocks, where experienced instructors will show you the rope, or walk the treetop walkway at Salcey Forest, close to Northampton!

Highlights for 2012 in the South East of England

  • October- The Conker Festival in Polebrook, Northampton is a great day out.
  • November -Sheep Dog Trials in Sussex
  • December – Take a spooky ghost walk in Peterborough
  • July -Aldeburgh World Orchestra
  • August – Cromer Carnival or Northampton Hot Air Balloon Festival