There are so many exciting activities to take part in that it can be helpful to draw up a ‘to-do’ list to keep a track of your goals. As well as well-known challenges like bungee jumping and sky diving, there are plenty of other experience days to try out. Here’s a selection to whet your appetite.
Forget buckets and spades and embark on coasteering for a really different way to spend a day at the seaside! You will swim into caves, climb up rock faces and leap off cliffs, all the while taking the opportunity to admire the breathtaking natural scenery around you.
Coasteering combines rock climbing, cliff jumping and swimming to create a high thrill experience worthy of any to-do list. Available all over the British coastline, the pastime is suitable for various abilities and ages.
Get behind the wheel of a rally car to get a taste of the power of an engine. Leave your usual inhibitions behind as you take a spin on gravel, dirt, tarmac or forest floor under the tuition of an expert. You can even take a ride as a passenger, but for the full thrill, put yourself in the driving seat.
Cars typically used in rally driving include Ford Escorts and Subaru Imprezas, which are lined with bucket seats, roll cages and intercom systems for an authentic rally driving experience.
These days there are loads of different ways to bungee jump, giving even the most experienced of adrenaline junkies the chance to add a new challenge to the must-do list. You can leap forwards or backwards, jump solo or strap yourself to a pal.
There’s the option to bungee jump indoors, or those looking for an even bigger thrill can dive off the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge for a 300ft freefall to remember.
Any extreme sports enthusiast will want to add skydiving to their list of must-do activities. There are so many ways to experience the buzz, from indoor skydiving and tandem skydives to parachute jump simulators for those who aren’t quite ready to take the leap of faith just yet!
You can take part in bodyflying at an indoor skydiving facility to learn the ropes and get your nerve up to do a full-on skydive at some point.
Sphereing, or zorbing as it’s also known, is a popular choice for those hankering after something off-the-wall. The grown-up version of rolling down a hill, zorbing is when you strap yourself into a big inflatable ball and hurtle away.
Zorbing originated in New Zealand and now takes different forms – from aqua sphereing and eclipse sphereing (done in the dark) to harness spheres where you enjoy the fun with a friend.