The great outdoors

From seaside towns to national parks, the UK is bursting with exciting places to discover. Here’s a roundup of our favourite spots to help you get the most out of the great outdoors. 

For beach-lovers

With so many exciting seaside towns in the UK, you don’t need to travel abroad to enjoy a beach break.  


A hotspot for surfers and scenery lovers alike, Cornwall is a beautiful place to escape to. Take your pick from its scenic sandy beaches – particularly those in the popular spots of Newquay and St Ives – before exploring its independent shops, cafes, and galleries.


Whether you’re making a splash at Bournemouth beach, or exploring the wildlife on Brownsea Island, this popular seaside town has plenty to entertain. If you’re feeling brave, why not try PierZip, the first pier-to-shore zip wire in the UK?


When it comes to traditional beach resorts, Blackpool has it all. There’s iconic spots like Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, plus fun family attractions and adventure playgrounds for the kids.

For nature-lovers

Scenery, wildlife, and outdoor activities – there’s something for everyone at these National Parks.

The New Forest

A trip to the New Forest National Park is a must for scenery-lovers. Wander through the picturesque woodland, and see the park’s wildlife up close – the New Forest is famous for its resident ponies. You’ll find walking trails for novices and pros alike, plus a New Forest Tour bus if you want to sit back and soak up the views.

The Lake District

It’s easy to see why the Lake District is such a popular destination – this National Park is home to picture-perfect mountains, hills and lakes. There’s plenty of things to do for families, too, whether you’re hiring a bike or a boat at the visitor centre, or letting the kids explore the adventure playground.


Discover the beauty of northwest Wales’ with a visit to Snowdonia. Marvel at the raw, natural landscapes of this National Park, before taking part in some exciting outdoor adventures, from cycling and surfing, to rock-climbing and rafting.