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A sense of adventure – Top 10 adrenaline activities

If it’s excitement, adventure and a heap of fun you’re after – look no further.

From rally driving in Scotland to a survival course in Dartmoor, the UK has some of the best destinations for thrill-seekers of all ages!

Here’s our selection of the top 10 adrenaline-packed locations from across the UK to inspire your next trip. Remember, some activities may need to be booked in advance.

Zoom Through Snowdonia
Tel: 01248 601 444

Best known for Velocity, Europe’s longest zip line, Zip World also offers a whopping 10 other adventures spread across three beautiful locations in Snowdonia – perfect for the whole family.

Whether you prefer swinging through treetops or bouncing your way through caverns the size of a cathedral, there is plenty to explore throughout the beautiful Snowdonia mountains in Wales.

Abseiling in the Capital
Tel: 0333 8008 099

What better way to see London than at 262ft above the city? Take a ride down the UK’s tallest sculpture on the UK’s highest freefall abseil! It’s here at the Arcelor Mittal Orbit that visitors can also descend the world’s longest tunnel slide at 178m. Perfect for those really looking to push the boundaries

Knockhill Racing Circuit
Tel: 01383 723 337

Just 30 minutes from the idyllic city of Edinburgh lies Scotland’s National Motorsport Centre, Knockhill. With a 1.27-mile long circuit, hillside rally stage, 4x4 off-road track and a 500m karting circuit, Knockhill really is a unique venue – ideal for daredevils who like to take control in the front seat!

Gorge Walking in Llangollen
Tel: 01978 897 220

Gorge walking is fast becoming one of the UK’s most popular outdoor adventure activities and we can see why. An adrenaline-packed day in Llangollen consists of plunging into deep pools, whizzing down natural flumes and squeezing round boulders! Open seven days a week, this experience takes place in picturesque North East Wales

Quad Biking Safari in Kent
Tel: 01383 723 337

With over 200 acres of land to explore including open fields, woods, orchards and a wooded quarry, Ashtree Farm offers a true safari adventure. Whether you’re a keen driver or not, their expert team is on hand to make sure you get the full experience. Including an obstacle course and quad safari, this is the ideal experience for a large group of friends.

Survival Course with Bear Grylls Academy
Tel: 01483 424 438

Down in the South West of the UK, Dartmoor National Park is the ideal location for an intense survival course with the Bear Grylls Survival Academy. During this adult-only course, you’ll be pushed to the limits with no tent and limited food and water rations – the pressure is on. The Bear Grylls survival team will guide you through an extremely tough 24 hours. If you think you have what it takes to spend a full day in the wild (and then retreat to your cosy cottage!), check it out.

Soar Through the Sky in Sussex
Tel: 01273 858 170

Throw yourself in at the deep end with the UK’s most popular paragliding school, Fly Sussex Paragliding, located just outside Brighton. See the beautiful South Downs National Park from a bird’s eye view. Reaching heights of over 15,000 feet and flying over 400km of stunning countryside, this breath-taking experience is a great way to get the heart pounding as you glide, swoop and soar through the clouds.

Get Soaked at The National White Water Centre
Tel: 01678 521 083

Based on the River Tryweryn in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, Wales, there’s a host of activities available to get you soaked this summer. Guaranteed to get your heart racing, why not try white water rafting – being swept down the high speed Afron Tryweryn river, with crashing waves and bolder strewn rapids. Activities also include canyoning through the gorge as you scramble, slide and climb through the rock formations, an exhilarating task amid stunning scenery. The National White Water Centre is an ideal experience for the whole family.

Hover on Water in Bedfordshire
Tel: 01959 578 100

Buckle up for a big ride with JetLev as you fly on water over the idyllic Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire! As one of the more unique sports to hit the UK, this adventure is exhilarating and exhausting – truly for the fit and fearless! With solo and twin seat rides available, these £85,000 machines can reach speeds of up to 50mph and shoot up a gigantic 10m in the air. Highly experienced coaches are on hand to help you master the JetLev, so you’re sure to have a unique experience!

Plunge Down the UK’s Highest Bungee Jump
Tel: 0845 319 5767

At an impressive 300ft, these are the UK’s highest bungee jumps and available in two ideal locations: Bray Lake, just outside Windsor and Tatton Park, Cheshire. If you’re brave enough, the adventure will see you plummet towards the water at extremely high speeds to really get your adrenaline pumping. This special event happens on selected dates throughout the year, with front facing and even backwards jumps available for those really wanting to test themselves.