The Best Outdoor Adventures to Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

We believe that everyone deserves to let their hair down and have some outdoor adventure fun, no matter their age.

We believe that everyone deserves to let their hair down and have some outdoor adventure fun, no matter their age. If you feel like it might be time for you to embark on your very own outdoor adventure, we have a number of excellent opportunities available across the UK that will make you feel like a kid again!

Whether you’re into bushcraft, canoeing or high ropes, we have it all! If you are in need of a little adventure inspiration, here are some of the best outdoor activities to delve into your inner child.

King Swing

Everyone has a fond memory or two of playing on the swings in a park as a child. King Swing at Frontier Centre is the best way to relive these memories in a more adult manner. This swing is like nothing that you would have come across in the playground!

This swing is 18m high and will send you soaring through the air at speeds up to 40mph! This certainly isn’t an activity for the faint-hearted and will take those beloved playground memories to a whole new level! Riding the King Swing requires a lot of trust and guts – it is an excellent activity to do with a group of friends.

Mission Impossible Rocket Launch

If your younger self had dreams of becoming a scientist, this could very well be the activity for you! Mission impossible rocket launch will have you sending your very own rocket into space (or at least as far as you can make it go!).

This activity requires you to work as a team and solve problems to build the best rocket and successfully complete the challenge. Mission impossible rocket launch is perfect for groups and makes the perfect team-building exercise. You will feel like you’re back in science class again!

Zip Wire

Another one that will take you back to your playground days. The Zip Wire is the perfect way to fly through the air at immense speeds whilst seeing the beautiful countryside.

Our Zip Wire at Whithaugh Park offers 300 metres of fun, giving you plenty of time to take in the amazing experience and enjoy yourself. This activity is for those adrenaline-seekers who enjoy the thrill of heights and speed! You will be grinning from ear to ear like a child on Christmas by the end of your speedy descent.


Our locations

We want to provide outdoor adventure to everyone young at heart and we have a number of fantastic locations that make it possible for you to experience the activities that we have on offer.

Carroty Wood, Kent

Carroty Wood is situated in the heart of Kent, just 20 minutes from the M25. This location is ideal for residential work trips, group weekends or family days out in the area.

Kent has a lot to offer when it comes to things to do. After your action-packed day at Carroty Wood, you could find yourself wandering through the stunning walls of Leeds Castle or taking in the beauty of Canterbury Cathedral.

Frontier Centre, Northamptonshire

If you plan on travelling to the Midlands, why not schedule a day at the Frontier Centre? This fantastic site stretches across 122 acres of woodland and features a river and lake for water sports.

This site sits alongside the stunning Stanwick Lakes nature reserve, which offers glorious views from every angle. At the Frontier Centre, you will be surrounded by beauty all day long! Northamptonshire has a number of excellent things to do such as Wicksteed theme park, Coton Manor Garden and Kirby Hall. A weekend away to this part of the country will never disappoint.

Summit Centre, South Wales

As the name suggests, Summit Centre is ideal for activities that involve heights. Located in the Welsh Valleys, the centre overlooks glorious hills and woodland – perfect for hiking or practising your climbing skills!

The centre itself features a range of immense climbing walls and bouldering courses and welcomes groups of all sizes. You could take the skills that you learn on the walls up to the Mountains of Wales and have a true outdoor adventure weekend!

Whithaugh Park, Scottish Borders

If you really want to escape from daily life and embark on an outdoor adventure, the Scottish borders are the place to go! Whithaugh Park offers a great range of fun-filled activities all situated within the unspoiled landscape of Scottish Borders. Here, you will see views of mountains, lakes and forests all within walking distance!

The area around Whithaugh is filled with incredible sights and activities to experience, such as Melrose, which is just an hour away from Whithaugh and located in the heart of the Scottish landscape. If you want a true outdoor adventure, try hiking Eildon Hill a Scottish landmark with three summits.

At Rock UK, we have activities for everyone to enjoy and have a range of locations across the UK so that you can embark on your very own outdoor adventure wherever you may go.

Content written by Olivia Wood, a freelance writer at The Writers Guild who specialises in lifestyle and travel writing. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys exciting and adventurous activities that push her out of her comfort zone in the best possible ways.