Where: Rode Park, Cheshire
When: 17th-19th August
How Much: £85 for weekend camping.
The Just So Festival is an intimate, weekend-long festival of creativity aimed at children, young people and their families. The only UK camping festival just for families, Just So Festival provides a magical experience where art, music and literature are embedded and entwined in a beautiful and wondrous landscape.
Where: Sherborne, Dorset
When: 17th-20th August
How Much? £75 for a weekend’s camping
Including speakers such as Tristan Gooley, this weekend long event shows off the best adventure films out there, plus there’s foraging, workshops and a whole lot of outdoorsy fun to have.
Where: Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire
When: 25-27 August
How Much? £10 (free for children)
Storytelling, archery, woodland crafts to name but a few. The kids will love the horse riding, morris dancing and helter skelter. And the adult will love not having to entertain the kids.
Where: Weymouth, Dorset
When: July 27 to August 12
How Much: £10 per adult per day
Running alongside the Olympic Regatta, Weymouth Bay holds host to a fortnight’s worth of music, sailing and Military displays.
Where: Bassingbourn, Hertfordshire
When: 29 July
How Much: From £25
Battle faming tyres, crawl under wires, and storm through mud in this three-mile, 15 obstacle dash for Spartan supremacy.
When: 5th August
How much? From £15
Four hours of gnarly ascents and swooping downhills as teams battle it out in this Mountain Biking orienteering event. Read more about Mountain Bike Orienteering here.
Where: Loch Ness, Scotland
When: August 18th
How much? £25/£35
Swim with Nessie in the UK’s most famous Loch. Choose from the half mile “Wee Nessie” wild swim, or the “Big Yin” mile long race for an extra £10. And you can raise money for Marie Cure in the mean time.
When? Throughout September
Where? Northumberland, Stone Henge or Causeway Coastal Way
How much? 30
Challenge yourself to a marathon of a trek (literally – it’s 26 miles) and raise some money to support people with dementia at the same time. Run by the good people at Alzeimers Society, there are three marathon walks going on throughout the country, each taking in breathtaking views and historical sites.
Where: Stonor Park, near Henley
When: September 22
A multi lap trail marathon round the grounds of Stonor Park. Each lap ends with an almighty ascent. Oh, and if you’re there, watch out for Team OAG – we’ll be attempting it, too!
Where: Killarney, County Kerry
When: October 6
How Much? From €50
The ultimate adventure race takes in 67km of remote Irish scenery encompassing running, hiking, cycling and kayaking. But never fear, you’ll be rewarded with a massage and Japanese hot tubs!
Where: Kielder, Northumberland
When: October 7
If you’re looking to run a trail marathon this year, there’s still plenty of time to train for the Salomon Kielder Marathon. The route follows Lakeside Way, an undulating trail which stretches right around the shoreline of Kielder Water. It is the third year of the event and organisers are expecting around two thousand runners to take part.