Outdoorsy activities for your staycation

From inland surfing and white-water rafting, to open air theatres and a taste of home-grown wine. There’s something for everyone when you stay with The QHotels Collection.

Blend relaxation with adventure when you try out some of our favourite outdoors activities. With unique hotels and resorts based up and down Great Britain, from Glasgow to Yorkshire, Shropshire and Kent, and almost everywhere in between, there’s a spot for you whatever activity you choose to enjoy.


Sample English wines at Balfour Winery, Kent
A family-owned Tudor estate in the heart of Kent, Hush Heath Estate is also home to Balfour Wines, an award-winning winery boasting 400 acres of vineyards and apple orchards. Take an expert-led tour of the grounds and treat yourself to a bespoke tasting experience, just 40 minutes from Ashford International Hotel & Spa.


Take to the paddle with Adventure 360, Hampshire
Find your balance as you paddleboard along the River Hamble and soak up the tranquillity of the Hampshire countryside. A fun filled activity for all the family, opt for a classic paddle or take things to another level with SUP Yoga. All 35 minutes from your base at Norton Park Hotel & Spa.


Catch a live show at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester
A mere 25 minutes from The Park Royal Hotel & Spa, you’ll discover one of Chester’s best-kept secrets. An immersive theatrical experience, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre runs throughout the summer with superb adaptations of Shakespeare’s most celebrated works, along with a selection of children’s shows (past performances included The Jungle Book and Alice in Wonderland).


Cycle the Chilterns, Oxfordshire
Hire a bike and explore the rolling Chilterns. An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Chilterns cycleway is a 170 mile circular route with trails through the glorious natural landscapes of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Once you’re all cycled out, head back to The Oxford Belfry Hotel & Spa for some well-earned relaxation. 


Hike the historic Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland
Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is the perfect base for a weekend plotting the history of Hadrian’s Wall. A 50-minute drive takes you to a nice starting point close to Harrows Scar Milecastle. Keep following the trail to end up at the more-intact Thirlwall Castle, before concluding your hike at the Roman Army Museum to really brush up your knowledge.  

For more ideas of outdoor adventures near Slaley Hall Hotel, check out our outdoor activities partner All Out Adventures. Kids quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, Segway Safari, archery and much more are all available.


Step aboard the majestic Waverly, Glasgow
Join celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee of Waverley’s maiden voyage. Having first left the docks back in June 1947, today Waverly is the last seafaring paddle steamer in the world, offering passenger excursions on the Clyde, The Western Isles, the Thames and along the South Coast. Experience the Scottish route when you stay at Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort, 25 minutes from the port.


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