Don’t get stuck in a rut with predictable routines and the same old pastimes – shake things up with an activity unlike anything you’ve tried before…
Spread over eight acres of woodland at Grafham Water in Huntingdon, Rumble Live Action Gaming brings the thrill of popular video games like Fortnite and Call of Duty to life. Get together with a group of friends or family, and prepare to unleash your competitive side in the ultimate outdoor adventure! Armed with advanced laser tag rifles, you’ll undertake tasks and search for utility boxes as you fend off the opposing team. Rumble Live has three zones and is constantly upgrading, having recently added extra hides and bases for more strategic gameplay. Adrenaline junkies over the age of 18 can also opt for additional shock bracelets, which give a small jolt when you’re hit, for a more immersive experience.
Up, up and away
Get a fresh perspective on the world with an unforgettable hot air balloon ride. Alongside an expert pilot, you’ll rise gently through the sky before letting the wind decide your journey, sweeping across the county’s gorgeous countryside. Or – if you’re lucky – steering you towards the city’s iconic sights like King’s College Chapel and the University Library from above. After touchdown, you’ll share a toast over a glass of bubbly, before being picked up by the ground crew and taken back to your starting point.
A leap of faith
Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or not, it’s good to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while. An exhilarating experience worth a try – if you dare – is a bungee jump with UK Bungee Club at Priory Country Park, Bedford. This is the leading provider in the UK, with 30 years facilitating safe jumps in iconic locations around the country. Take in emerald-green meadows and woodland, before hurtling off a platform suspended 160ft above the Priory Lakes – the perfect way to get a memorable adrenaline hit.
Wild at heart
Shepreth Wildlife Park offers kids aged ten to 15 the chance to live a day in the life of a wild animal keeper, with its exclusive junior keeper experience. “Children are encouraged to face their fears with life in the undergrowth, while exploring the fluffier side of the natural world, too,” says Rebecca Willers, director of Shepreth Wildlife Park. “The package has been developed for those who are a little more adventurous, with a desire to get up close and personal with the wondrous animals inhabiting our planet.”
Birds of a feather
Enjoy an unforgettable flight experience with Classic Wings at Imperial War Museum Duxford. Fly in a Tiger Moth or a Harvard, soar through the skies wing to wing with a Spitfire, or take command of the cockpit in your very own flying lesson. This is an opportunity that aircraft aficionados won’t want to pass up.