As the summer is coming to an end and bad weather approaching, we have decided to put together a gift guide in aid of typical British weather. These activities are still just as fun and exciting – without having to battle the outdoor climate. Why not try something relaxing like a pampering spa session or an educational culinary class? If it is something more adventurous you’re after, why not try indoor ice climbing or surfing, or even go-karting! Keep reading to find out more about fun-filled activity ideas to do with the family, or great ways to treat that special someone to something new and exciting.
Indoor ice climbing is a great way to explore your strength and agility on the ice. This is a little different to the more familiar wall climbing, as you’ll be using picks and axes to manoeuvre your way up the wall! This is the perfect activity if you are looking for a gift that is a little different, but still buckets of fun.
The ice wall will test your strength and stamina, with a surface of 300 metres squared to play with. You’ll be instructed by expert guides with one to one tuition, so you’ll learn all there is to know about facing the ice wall and getting to the top. This makes a great group activity, or if you fancy trying it for your self you can do that too, and perhaps develop a new hobby! With three locations across the UK, you’re guaranteed to find an ice climbing experience that you’ll love.
Spending time in a relaxing, tranquil and calm environment is the ideal place to be when the weather is playing up! Enjoy being pampered with various treatments, relax in the pools and steam rooms, or go for a dip in the pool. With many locations to choose from, you can find a spa day that suits your budget and preferences, whether it’s a Harmony Spa Day for Two in Bournemouth or a Hillmotts Luxury Retreat in Buckinghamshire.
Take time out of day-to-day life and treat yourself to the perfect pampering session, or treat a loved one to a special gift on any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day or a ‘thinking of you’ gift! To find out more and find your nearest spa day, have a browse of the various treatments and locations.
We offer a huge range of culinary courses, such as chocolate making and tasting, cake baking, sushi making, or wine tasting. With a huge range to choose from, you are bound to find something you’ll love! These are great experiences to do no matter what the weather; whether it’s snowing or raining or just plain cold, you can still enjoy crafting new recipes and practising your skills in the kitchen! Perfect for aspiring chefs, wine connoisseurs and those who simply want to try something new, a culinary experience makes a wonderful gift for everyone – you can’t go wrong with food!
Surfing is one of the most popular water sports in the world, but it can be a little scary if you have never surfed before and you take to the open sea immediately. On top of that, surfing in the wind and rain isn’t the most fun, so why not try this amazing indoor surfing experience! It gives you all the excitement and action of outdoor surfing; the waves, the water and the wet suit – except you’ll be indoors where it is warm! With a minimum age restriction of 6, indoor surfing is ideal for getting the kids active and having a family day out. This experience is perfect for beginners looking to try something new, or veterans wanting to improve their skills in the winter months.
Another great, adrenaline fuelled activity is indoor skydiving. This is a unique and slightly different experience than the usual ‘rainy day’ activity, as you’ll spend your time floating in a powerful wind tunnel – not quite your average board game! You’ll be in the hands of the expert instructors at the centre, and taught the basics on how to position yourself to get the best flight. Once you’ve mastered the hand signals, you’ll enter the wind tunnel and experience the incredible sensation of freefall skydiving – just without the 15,000ft drop!
It’ll be like nothing you’ve ever done before, so enjoy the thrill and make sure you smile for the camera! This is an amazing experience and is utterly unforgettable, so it makes a great gift for adrenaline junkies.
Go-Karting is perfect for thrill seekers and driving enthusiasts alike, but comes without the risk of rain on the windshield putting a downer on the experience. Driving around the track at top speed and making as many laps as you can, this activity is great for satisfying your competitive streak! Whether you are competing against friends or family or other people you’ve met on the track – go-karting is a great experience for any group to try!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our blog post and it’s given you more of an idea of things to get up to when the weather outside is bad. Just because you are indoors does not mean that the fun has to stop!