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Ways to Get Active without Going to the Gym!

Ways To Get Active Without Going To The Gym
Written by Claire

Are you looking for ways to get active without going to the gym?
These fun and active attractions are definitely a win-win!
From trampolining, roller skating and even Go Ape too,
You’ll be surprised at just how much there is to do!

Go Ape! Various Locations

Credit: Go Ape

What better way to test your strength and stamina than by taking to the tree tops to swing, zip, balance and jump your way through the courses! There’s also Segways and a Tree Top Junior adventure for little monkeys who also want to get involved! Book here.


Credit: Airspace

Not only is trampolining super fun, but it’s deceivingly active! Big and little kids alike will love showing off their tricks and skills at one of the many trampoline centres across the UK. Find out more.

Roller Skating

This traditional and much loved activity is a great way to get everyone active! Lace up your boots and see how laps around the rink you can do to get your heart racing! Find out more.

Ice Skating

Ice skating is a great physical activity… whatever time of year it may be! Work on balance, core strength and stamina as you take to the ice! Find out more.

Rock Climbing

If you’re looking for an active activity with a difference that’s perfect whatever the weather, rock climbing is definitely the way to go! You’ll get to test your stamina, strength and problem solving skills as you determine your next step! Find out more.

Water Parks

Credit: Dorset Waterpark

Trying your hand at some water sports is perfect for those who fancy hitting the great outdoors for an active adventure! From kayaking, paddle boarding, wakeboarding and so much more, there’s sure to be something for everyone… from beginner to expert! Find out more.

Horse Riding

Credit: Deer Park Equestrian, Blandford

It’s never too late to start horse riding! Even in winter you can find schools that have indoor arenas for lessons. Find out more.

Take a Wintery Walk

Get outdoors with the family and take a nice long wintery walk through the forest, down the beach or even around your local area too! It’s a great way to get some fresh air and burn some calories! Why not try power-walking if you have the stamina!


Credit: Gower Surf School – Swansea

If you can brave the waters, surfing is a great way to burn calories quickly whist having fun on an active day out with a difference! All surf schools offer tuition from beginner to expert, so every mini surfer dude and dudette can get involved! Find out more.


Do you know any great ways to get active without to going to the gym that we’ve missed? We’d really love to know! Someone else might love it, and really want to go! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or reviews, you can shout all about it on whatever channel you choose!

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