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Wild Activities: Older Kids

Plan your family adventure

Young People at Symonds Yat, river Wye
19th July, 2022

Take to the water, embark on an expedition, whizz for miles on a bike, channel your inner viking, raft across a lake and speed around the woods on a quad bike. 



Wild adventures on the river

Escape to the water this summer, either bringing your own gear or hiring the kit from one of our expert canoeing & paddleboarding companies

Camping by the fire
Tresseck Campsite
canoeing river wye

Canoe & Camp Expedition

A mini expedition along the river is thrilling for all ages, even teens!  Canoe downstream by day, staying at riverside campsites by night. You’ll be supplied with a canoe, lifejackets and an expedition barrel (to keep your kit dry) and advice on the best places to camp. Available through Hereford Canoe Hire, Hereford Kayak & Canoe, Wyedean Canoe Hire and Canoe the Wye.

Stand up paddleboarding river wye
Paddleboarding Adventures
Stand up paddleboarding on the river wye
Hereford City

Family paddleboarding session

Get wild on a Stand Up Paddleboard! Smiles, laughter and a good soaking are all guaranteed on this fun-filled training session in Ross-on-Wye.  Learn the best SUP techniques, before playing games and taking part in races. Book through Paddleboarding Adventures

Young People at Symonds Yat, river Wye
Symonds Yat
Bicycle in countryside
Wheely Wonderful Cycling Holidays

Canoe and cycle short break

For an action-packed short break, try a combined bike & canoe trips. Spend a couple of days cycling along water meadows and river valleys, picking up the pace for the occasional steep section, followed by a day's paddle downstream. Bed & breakfast accommodation, along with quality bikes and canoes are all part of the package with Wheely Wonderful.

Adrenaline activities

Hidden in the hills, you’ll find heaps of high energy outdoor activities to set your pulses racing.

Tree Top zip wire
Oaker Wood Leisure
oaker wood

Naturally adventurous:

Fill your boots with outdoor fun at Oaker Wood. Raft across the woodland lake, speed around the woods on a quad bike and  tackle the high ropes before whizzing down on a zip wire. Low ropes assault course and woodland krypton will keep younger children busy.

Herefordshire Raceway
Gokarting track

Arrive & drive

The over-8s will love testing their driving skills at the thrilling Herefordshire Raceway. Zoom around the challenging 600m circuit in an awesome twin engine kart. A great activity for adults too. 

Viking Games
Viking Games

Channel your inner Viking

Turn up the tempo with a spot of axe throwing, knife throwing and archery at The Viking Games. Other Nordic games on offer include Molkky, Kubb, Bullrings or Stige which all require a combination of luck and skill to win. 

Horse Riding through woodland
Noakes Farm Riding Centre
Tacking up ponies
Tipton Riding School

Hack around Herefordshire

Our countryside is irresistible for horse riders. Near Bromyard, both Noakes Farm Riding Centre and Tipton Hall Riding School offer escorted treks over grassland and woodland. Newbies are also welcome to book a riding lesson.