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Active days out

Our verdict:

Planning a hen weekend but don’t fancy a spa? Got a family party but can’t face charades? This one-stop directory lists activities around the UK – and the companies that provide them – so that you can zing up a get-together with a difference. Weekend thrills, school holidays and party planning just got considerably easier.

Recommended company: TOAD Outdoor Activities

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TOAD Outdoor Activities says

Looking for something to do next weekend? Perhaps you’re planning a hen or stag party, a special celebration or some adrenaline-pumping thrills and spills for you and the family?

We have scoured the UK to create TOAD – a one-stop directory of the most inspiring ideas and best suppliers of a huge range of activities throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

You can search by location or you can pick a type of activity and we’ll show you some great ideas close to where you live or are visiting.

If you’re looking for something for all the family, check out these family activity ideas from archery to zorbing. Fun activity ideas include carriage driving, bushcraft, circus skills, indoor skydiving and kite-surfing.

Perhaps you want to take a group of friends or colleagues on a team-building day or stretch yourself with one of a range of extreme activities.

We’ll hook you up with a local provider who can then give you more specific advice and prices. Our website is easy to use, packed with great ideas and a resource you’ll want to return to again and again.

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