Wild weekend: a family activity break in Yorkshire

Raft building, zipwires, archery, buscraft skills … Kingswood adventure centre in South Yorkshire offers families a whirlwind of organised fun

‘We don’t have to join in with other people, do we?” said Gracie, my 10-year-old daughter, as she swiped through photos of helmeted folk engaged in outdoorsy activities. She had voiced my fears that our visit to the Kingswood activity centre near Doncaster would involve team-building, singalongs and awkward British socialising. A boyhood of Cubs and Scouts had provided enough kumbaya and cooperative shelter-building to last a lifetime, I grumbled to myself.

Still, our family has embraced (endured) camping for years and our two girls like high wires, water sports and pottering outside, so the prospect of “challenging and rewarding” adventures in South Yorkshire appealed.

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