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Always Active: Adventurous indoor activities out you’re loving this summer

Lisa O'Keeffe

17 August 2017

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Ah, the great British summer. With more rain than sunshine since the schools broke up, it’s clear that families haven’t let the weather rain on their parade when it comes to days out.

Our ‘indoor’ filter has been put to the test over the last few weeks as parents look for alternatives to another day at soft play, as we reveal what you’ve really been up to this summer.

Staying indoors doesn’t have to mean saying goodbye to getting active, and with a range of activities to choose from, it’s a great way to ensure your kids are all tired out before bedtime. In fact, indoor activities are getting more adventurous than ever! Just look at the graph below, and you’ll see what we mean.

Growing Popularity in Active Indoor Attractions

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Springing to the top of your favourite indoor days out this summer is trampoline parks, which are not only home to an entire floor of trampolines, but also challenging adventure courses and zones to put you to the test. Think total wipe-out and free-running, all with a guaranteed soft landing. Plus, kids will love seeing you adults waiting tentatively to jump into the giant foam pit whilst they dive straight in – it’s scarier than it looks!

Also scaling new heights on the list of top indoor days out this summer has been climbing walls, where kids can navigate a range of courses whilst trying to reach the top. Parents with a fear of heights may want to look away as they take on challenges like the leap of faith – would you be brave enough to give it a go?

Climbing indoor adventures for kids

Being able to try lots of different things all under one roof is hugely popular for parents constantly battling against boredom, combining a few different activities into one action-packed day out. Ten Pin bowling alleys, laser tag and even ice skating can often be found in one place, with some offering discounts for trying all three in the same day. The best bit is that they’re all something the whole family can get involved in!

Whilst it may be summer, it looks like families are already getting set for winter by searching for indoor skiing and snowboarding. Promising a cool day out whether you’re a complete beginner or at home on the slopes, it’s the perfect prep ahead of visiting the real thing this winter.

Indoor skiing and snowboarding activities for kids

There’s a growing taste for more extreme adventures too, with indoor skydiving more than doubling in popularity this summer. Ideal for wannabe superheroes who want to experience what it’s like to fly, it’s bursting with the thrills of freefall without the fear of jumping out of a plane.

And for those looking to make a splash this summer, without venturing out in the rain, the trend for family swimming continues. With centres increasingly offering their own indoor adventures in the form of slides and inflatables, it continues to be a popular choice throughout the holidays.

What indoor adventures have you had during the wet weather? Let us know in a comment below!




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Lisa O'Keeffe

17 August 2017

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Lisa is Brand Manager at Day Out With The Kids. Originally from London, she now lives in Birmingham and is a big kid at heart!

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