Just one of the categories in the Free Time with the Kids Awards 2020. Here are the nominations for the best physically active family day out in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire. Have a look at all the nominees below and vote for your favourite by clicking this link.
If I have already visited one of the shortlisted attractions then I’ll put a link to the review below. For places I’ve not managed to see yet, I’m hoping to visit as many as possible over the next few weeks and I’ll add the reviews as I do. In the mean time I’ll add links back to their website.
Go Ape @ Black Park Country Park. Wexham, Buckinghamshire
Set in the beautiful Black Park Country Park (which I’ve reviewed here), Go Ape has not one but four different activities. There’s the treetop challenge, (slightly easier) treetop adventure, nets adventure and forest segway. You probably know what the treetop adventures are, but I’d not seen another net adventure. It’s tree houses, netted walkways and bouncy nets full of inflatables. Definitely one for the to-do list
Xc. Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
The ultimate centre for adrenaline junkies. There’s a skatepark, climbing, bouldering, caving and high ropes. Apparently the caving is very realistic. Have a look at the photos on their website – the climbing walls look incredible.
Green Park Activity Centre. Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire
There are so many activities that you can do at Green Park activity centre. There’s abseiling, archery, bushcraft, a climbing wall, crate stacking, footgolf, high ropes, jacob’s ladder, leap of faith, low ropes, mountain biking, night line, orienteering, swimming, trebucet and a zip wire. There’s also a wheelchair challenge course. They do family events, holiday clubs and mud clubs. Find out more on their website.
Rush. High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
There are quite a few trampoline parks in our area but Rush got the most votes (including my own). We loved it when we visited! As well as the main trampoline park there’s a battle bar, dodgeball court, a wipeout zone, football court, battle beam, and foam pits. Non-bouncing activities include arcade games and a new soft play. You can read my review of the trampoline park here and the soft play here.
Wet ‘n Wild. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Who doesn’t love a good bouncy castle? Or splashing about in the water? Well this aqua park combines both of those (kind of). This is a massive obstacle course. There’s slides, monkey bars, trampolines and game courts. Wet suits can be hired on the day if you need them. There’s also pedalos and paddleboarding on site. You’ll find all the details on their website.
Now you’ve seen all the shortlisted attractions in this category of the Free Time with the Kids Awards click the link below to cast your vote. You can vote in as many or as few categories as you like. Don’t forget to tell all your friends about the awards so they can choose their favourites too.
For the nominees across all categories have a look at the main Free Time with the Kids Awards 2020 page.
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Hi, I’m Vicky. My husband and I live in Aylesbury with out three children; a 10 year old son, an 8 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I (mostly) love spending time together as a family. We visit all kinds of places and we’re quite happy to drive a fair distance for a decent day out. A few years ago I decided to set up Free Time with the Kids as a way to share our experiences of these family days out. You know, the essential information you need to know before your visit that can be surprisingly hard to find out. Where do I park? How much will it cost me to get in? Are there any discounts available? Are there loos? Can I take a picnic or get food? My aim is to be your go-to guide for all your free and cheap family days out across Bucks, Beds, Oxon, Herts & slightly beyond. I really hope you find the reviews helpful. If there’s anywhere that you’d recommend please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch via Facebook