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10 awesome activities to try 2021

by Anna Lane

Are you looking for a new adventure when restrictions allow? Whether you want to find a new hobby this year or try something different, we have loads of activities for you to choose from.

Here's 10 awesome experiences to get you started.

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1. Mountaineering 

Climbing a mountain is an epic adventure you will never forget! It's a physical challenge combining hiking, walking and climbing on an uneven and steep terrain. In addition, mountaineering can be great for your mental health, requiring deep focus and determination. The sense of achievement you feel when you reach the summit and gaze at the stunning landscape below is spectacular. It is also a fantastic bonding experience to do with friends, family or colleagues. After conquering a mountain together you will feel a stronger connection and share a feeling of triumph. Does this sound like an activity to add to your 2021 bucket list?

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2. Heritage Tram Tour

Blackpool is home to a beautiful coastline with a long sandy beach and three piers with a rich history. What better way to explore the heart and soul of this city than by a heritage tram tour? Sightsee along this stunning coastal resort by going on the UK’s only surviving first-generation tramway. It is 11 miles long and one of the oldest electric tramways in the world! On your journey you'll learn about the unique history of Blackpool from an experienced tour guide. There are a range of tours to choose from when the lockdown ends, so why not buy a voucher today to have something to look forward to?

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3. Hovercrafting

Hovercrafting is an experience like no other. Prepare to be amazed as you fly at high speeds over both land and water. It truly feels like you are floating above the ground! It is a great social activity and you will have tonnes of fun. If you are the competitive type, you can ramp up the speed to get your adrenaline pumping or race against your friends. Alternatively, if you are looking to relax, you can cruise along while appreciating the beautiful scenery. This unique adventure will certainly make 2021 a year to remember and something you can tell all your friends about!

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4. Coasteering

Coasteering is the dream activity for an adrenaline junkie, combining a range of adventure activities into one sport. A typical coasteering trip will involve rock climbing, swimming, jumping from heights and exploring hidden caves and rock pools. The rising waves and varying tides will bring challenges, so timing is essential. If you are patient, a wave can give you that extra boost you need to jump onto a cliff. If you want to explore the coastline in one of the most exciting ways possible, this is the adventure for you.

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5. Skiing

Dry slope skiing offers the chance to feel the thrill of gliding down the slopes without having to venture to the mountains. It is also a sport that can be enjoyed all year round. This is a wonderful opportunity for beginners to gain confidence or the more experienced to perfect their skills. As skiing is so versatile, you will never be short of new experiences. Feel the excitement of racing through the gates in slalom racing or pave your way down the slope while perfecting your technique on your next ski adventure.

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6. Abseiling 

Abseiling is a challenge that will push you to your limits. Your adventure will start at the top of a cliff edge, and those initial steps out will be an extraordinarily thrilling challenge. You will experience an adrenaline rush like never before. While scaling down the cliff wall, you will pass over a beautifully rugged landscape with glistening waterfalls by your side. Once you reach the base of the cliff you will feel a huge sense of achievement. Join with either your friends or family, and you will definitely have huge amounts of fun.

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7. Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is one of the most exciting and action-packed watersports out there. Experience an amazing sense of freedom when you fly across the water by harnessing the power of the wind. Kitesurfing is great for clearing your head and focus on doing something purely physical while breathing in the fresh sea breeze. From gliding across the surface and enjoying the ocean views, to surfing the waves or doing some incredible freestyle tricks - there is so much diversity in the sport. Why not try this as your epic adventure of the year?

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8. Fishing 

Fishing is a brilliant activity, bringing you outdoors to experience beautiful nature and fresh air. It is a perfect way to escape and enjoy some serenity. The chance of catching the fish you have been waiting for can also be very exciting. The feeling of the resistance in your fishing rod provides a great thrill. It can also be a good bonding experience, perfect for social distancing outdoors with friends or family. Share the excitement of your first catch and the amazement of nature's beauty to create some long-lasting memories.

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9. Flight Sim Experience

Ever pictured yourself piloting your own aircraft? Flight simulators let you experience the fun of flying without ever leaving the ground. You will have the fantastic opportunity to navigate your own aircraft and learn different flight methods from the safety of a simulator. It is excellent for gaining confidence and mastering the essential communication skills for any pilot. Compared to regular flying, a simulator can be used in any weather conditions, making it a perfect experience all year round!

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10. Open Water Swimming

Open water swimming has become increasingly popular over the years. People from all over the world are taking the plunge in lakes, oceans and rivers. Swimming in a large open space is liberating and relaxing and offers a chance to connect with nature in new ways. Being both challenging and rewarding you will feel a huge sense of satisfaction after defying the weather, reaching new distances or exploring new surroundings. It is great fun, so why not join a session or guided swim when lockdown ends?

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These are just some of the amazing activities you can try in 2021. If you are looking for a new challenge or adventure, check out the experiences we offer on our marketplace.

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Looking for more inspiration for 2021? 

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