Introducing Archery, Axe Throwing & Air Rifle Shooting York

Whether it’s axes, arrows, pellets or clays, we love target sports here at Activity HQ and that’s why we’re so excited to welcome York Archery, Axe Throwing & Air Rifles to The Activity People team.

Located on the picturesque outskirts of the historic city of York, this tailor-made target centre is home to first class facilities for axe throwing, archery and air rifle shooting, which means there’s nowhere better to find out how much of a marksman you really are. You’ll also find a team of expert instructors on hand to help you perfect your technique and master your chosen target sport – and trust us under their tuition you’ll be taking out the targets in no time!

If you’ve got your sights set on an air rifle experience you’ll find a tailor-made 15m range to take aim from, top-of-the-range rifles fitted with scopes and a variety of targets to take out. That’s not all though, as you get to grips with rifle shooting you’ll get to take part in some seriously fun competitions and games, and where better to prove how much of a deadeye you are than York’s only outdoor air rifle range?

Perhaps traditional target sports are more your thing though, and if so the archery and axe throwing facilities at our brilliant new venue in York are just as impressive. You’ll find purpose-built ranges for both as well some of the best equipment available too, including cold steel tomahawk axes for axe throwing experiences and modern recurve bows for archery experiences. Our instructors really know how to get the best out of every piece of equipment too, so there’s nobody better qualified to help you master these tricky target sports.

This brilliant venue also boasts showers, toilets, changing rooms and vending machines, which makes it perfect venue for events of all sizes.

So why not put your accuracy to the ultimate test at York Archery, Axe Throwing & Air Rifles.

Meet Geronigo.. everyone is invited to begin their adventure!

Have you heard our big news? We’re undergoing a bit of a upgrade here at Activity HQ and as part of that we’ll be changing our name from The Activity People to Geronigo, the new home of the world’s most exciting activities and experiences.

We’re still sticking to what we do best, which is providing moments that take your breath away and memories that last a lifetime, but you might notice some small changes on our social media pages.

The new and improved Geronigo Facebook and Twitter feeds will be home to even more great content, all the latest news from Geronigo HQ and a selection of must-win competitions that’ll feature some of our most exciting activities and experiences. Kind of like this.. 👇

As we’re always striving to be the best we’d love to hear your feedback too, and if there’s anything you’d like to see more of just let us know and we’ll take it on board.

These really are exciting times here at Geronigo and we’d love it if all our fans, followers and friends could join us on this exciting new adventure!

..and just in case you need you need any more persuading, here’s why we’re perfectly qualified to deliver the unforgettable experience you’ve been dreaming of!

We love what we do..

They say if you find a job you love you’ll never work a day in your life, and whoever they are we definitely agree. There’s nothing we love more than planning your incredible events and experiences and because we’re all adrenaline addicts too, we get just as excited about your dream days out as you do! In fact, we’re so passionate about providing the most exciting experiences imaginable that when we eventually escape the office we spend most of our spare time throwing ourselves out of planes, smashing clays and conquering assault courses. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it! Read more about our adventures here.

There’s an activity for everybody..

We don’t mean to come across as big headed or anything, but have you seen our range of activities and experiences? Go on, take a look, there’s something for even the biggest thrill seekers out there and we’re not afraid to show off about it. With over 70 heart-racing activities to choose from we’re proud to be the biggest and best in the game, and we’re not finished yet. Our adrenaline experts are always on the lookout for the hottest new activities and experiences, so you can guarantee if it gets your heart racing you’ll find it here first.

There are adventures on your doorstep..

If you thought our choice of experiences was impressive, get ready to be properly blown away because our enormous network of venues is even bigger! In total you’ll find more than 1600 venues to choose from across the UK & Ireland, meaning your next adventure is just around the corner. From coasteering in Cornwall to clay shooting on the Isle of Skye, we’ve got it all! Find your nearest activity venues here.

We’ve got all the experience..

Time flies when you’re having fun, and it’s safe to say we must have had an absolute blast because we’re fast approaching our 20th anniversary. To put that into perspective, when we first burst onto the scene in April 1998 Tony Blair was in 10 Downing Street and Freddos were still just 10p! Since then a lot’s changed.. and not just the price of Freddos. Our passion for providing unforgettable experiences has remained throughout though and to date we’ve organised events for hundreds of thousands of adrenaline addicts, which makes us perfectly qualified to find yours!

The Activity People Blogger Awards 2017

A huge thank you to all of the bloggers who entered The Activity People Blogger Awards 2017, it has been both a pleasure and honour to read about all of your lives, journeys and adventures. Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists…

Categories:

  • Top Family Blog

  • Top Adventure, Outdoor Blog

  • Top Sports, Fitness Blog

  • Top Lifestyle Blog

  • *NEW* Top Inspirational Blog – Due to the overwhelming amount of inspirational bloggers who entered we created a new category in partnership with our new brand Geronigo to celebrate the bold, the brave and the inspirational.

Voting has closed and the results are now in.…

Top Family Blog

#1 – The Outdoor Dad

www.theoutdoordad.co.uk

Congratulations to our winner Oli at The Outdoor Dad… The Outdoor Dad also featured in our Top 10 Outdoor/Adventure and Inspirational blogs! Oli is the ultimate #dadgoals sharing his adventures with his partner Gemma and their boy Sonny! From canoeing to camping Oli is sure to inspire any parent to make the most of family life.

‘I’m Oli, a first-time dad enjoying the biggest adventure of my life, and the smiley little dude in my arms is my boy Sonny. I can’t even begin to tell you how much of a legend he is, and this blog is all about the outdoor adventures we’re having together.

I was lucky enough to grow up in the green (and wet, and windy, and cold) hills of the southern Pennines with parents who let me roam wherever I wanted. From a young age I was obsessed by the outdoors, but it’s only since becoming an adult with a 9am-5pm job that I’ve really begun to appreciate what it means to me.’

Follow The Outdoor Dad on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/outdoordaduk/

https://twitter.com/the_outdoordad

https://www.instagram.com/the_outdoordad/

#2 – Otis and Us

http://otisandus.co.uk

#3 – Ethan & Evelyn

http://ethannevelyn.com/

#4 – Side Street Style

www.sidestreetstyle.com

#5 – All about U

http://www.AAUBlog.com

#6 – Working Daddy

https://workingdaddy.co.uk

#7 – Juggling on Rollerskates

http://jugglingonrollerskates.com/

#8 – A Mum Track Mind

http://amumtrackmind.com/

#9 – A Life Of Lovely

http://www.alifeoflovely.com

#10 – Yummy Mummy’s Blog

http://www.yummymummysblog.com/

 

Top Adventure/Outdoor Blog

#1 – The Adventures of Kate

www.adventuresofkate.co.uk

Congratulations to our winner Kate at The Adventures of Kate… The Adventures of Kate also featured in our Top 10 Lifestyle blogs! We can all take inspiration from Kate, she is fearless, brave and isn’t afraid of a challenge. At Activity HQ we’re really looking forward to helping Kate make her way through her bucket list!

‘I started this blog as something to do around work as I love writing, and now I try to spread my love of adventure and the outdoors with everyone I meet! I’m a sucker for a mountain, after a childhood spent playing with skipping ropes on the stairs, climbing the ‘Matterhorn’!  If I’m not at work I’m either up a hill, by the sea, in the gym or learning to climb!’

Follow The Adventures of Kate on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/theadventuresofk8

https://twitter.com/kateejamieson

#2 – The Ordinary Adventurer

http://www.theordinaryadventurer.com/

#3 – The Outdoor Dad

www.theoutdoordad.co.uk

#4 – The Armchair Mountaineer

http://armchairmountaineer.com/

#5 – Camping with Style

www.campingwithstyle.co.uk

#6 – Outdoor Chics

http://outdoorchics.com/

#7 – Two Blondes Walking

http://twoblondeswalking.com

#8 – Emily Luxton Travels

http://emilyluxton.co.uk/

#9 – Big Man in the woods

http://www.bigmaninthewoods.co.uk/

#10 – This Girl Can’t … but She’ll Try

www.thisgirlcant.com

 

Top Sports/Fitness Blog

#1 – Helsbels

http://helsbels.org.uk

Congratulations to our winner Helen at Helbels! Helen is a fantastic advocate for women in sport and an active supporter of the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign. Having completed 4 marathons (powered by brightly coloured locks) she is our keep fit motivation!

‘31 year old part peacock, part running blogger based in London & Nottinghamshire. I’m also a tenpin bowler, mum of one, lover of vintage clothing, beer, and cake. So far, I’ve completed three marathons and this blog documents my journey in health and fitness. When I’m not procrastinating an awful lot, I run and blog about running’

Follow Helsbels on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/helsbelsorg

https://twitter.com/helsieboo

https://www.instagram.com/helsieboo/

#2 – Paddle Pedal Pace

www.paddlepedalpace.co.uk

#3 – Miss Wheezy

www.misswheezy.co.uk

#4 – Father Fitness

http://www.fatherfitness.co.uk/

#5 – FitBits

www.thefitbits.com

#6 – Outdoor Chics

http://outdoorchics.com/

#7 – SuperAdventureHer

http://www.superadventureher.com

#8 – Lois Lavinia

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyrm7GwMiAVAqBQSwDaHpPA

#9 – Fitcake

www.fit-cake.com

#10 – Lift Heavy Live Healthy

www.liftheavylivehealthy.co.uk

 

Top Lifestyle Blog

#1 – All about U

http://www.AAUBlog.com

Congratulations to our winner Rebecca at All about U! Rebecca is our lifestyle hero, from summer recipes and life hacks to days out with the kids ‘All about U’ is the ultimate inspirational lifestyle blog featuring plenty of adventures and insta snaps.

‘I graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and Physiology and worked in that sector for 5 years, before leaving it behind to start a family. I still have instructing qualifications like spin and circuit training and one day, I’d love to get back into teaching a few classes here and there. Aside from family and blogging, I work as a copywriter and do some social media management. Life is rather busy!’

Follow All about U on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/AAUBlog

https://twitter.com/AAUBlog

https://www.instagram.com/aaublog/

#2 – Ethan & Evelyn

http://ethannevelyn.com/

#3 – Eat Sleep Love Travel

http://www.eatsleeplovetravel.com

#4 – Sug Sean

https://www.sugsean.com/

#5 – Enjoy the Adventure

www.enjoytheadventure.co.uk

#6 – Side Street Style

www.sidestreetstyle.com

#7 – Alejandra’s Life

http://alejandraslife.com/

#8 – Outdoor Chics

http://outdoorchics.com/

#9 – Working Daddy

https://workingdaddy.co.uk

#10 – The Adventures of Kate

www.adventuresofkate.co.uk

 

Top Inspirational Blog in Partnership with Geronigo

#1 – Ali Hemsley

http://www.alihemsley.com

Congratulations to our winner Ali at alihemsley.com! Ali won our inspirational category for being a chronic illness warrior, she uses sport and fitness to help her in living with M.E & Fibromyalgia and although she still needs to pace herself as she puts it ‘I’m living a pretty fab life!’

‘Exercise has become such an important part of my life and I’m so thankful that I’m now able to share my experiences with others. I see exercise as a privilege, not a chore, and I aim to share this view of fitness using my blog and social media. I’m a big believer in balance, so you’ll usually find me drinking cocktails and eating cake one night and at the gym the next but, trust me, I now live life to the full!’

Follow Ali on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/alihemsleyblog

https://twitter.com/AliHemsley

https://www.instagram.com/alihemsley/

#2 – The Outdoor Dad

www.theoutdoordad.co.uk

#3 – Mum on a mission

www.mumoam.co.uk

#4 – Lift Heavy Live Healthy

www.liftheavylivehealthy.co.uk

#5 – Learning Patience

http://www.thehinzadventures.com/

#6 – The Armchair Mountaineer

http://armchairmountaineer.com/

#7 – A Mundane Life

http://www.amundanelife.co.uk/

#8 – Side Street Style

www.sidestreetstyle.com

#9 – Dan Rouse – Welsh Naturalist & Explorer

https://danrouse.org.uk/

#10 – Ethan & Evelyn

http://ethannevelyn.com/

Skydiving Hibaldstow is our venue of the month!

Summer is here and hundreds of people are already heading off in search of sun, but it’s not just the perfect time to be jetting off in a plane, it’s the perfect time to be jumping out of one too! Judging by our recent feedback plenty of you have already taken the plunge too, and that’s why we’re delighted to name Skydiving Hibaldstow as August’s venue of the month!

If you’re ready to prove how much of an adrenaline addict you are Hibaldstow Skydiving is the perfect place experience the rush of free-fall – and we guarantee you’ll love every second! With state-of-the-art equipment, expert instructors and incredible views there’s a lot to love about leaping from a plane at this brilliant skydiving centre.

What really makes Skydiving Hibaldstow special is the team of ever-friendly staff and instructors, who go above and beyond to give every jumper the best experience possible. Even if you’re hit by a bout of last minute nerves they’ll put you at ease in an instant, and once you’ve completed your intensive skydiving training you’ll be raring to go. In total Hibaldstow’s team of instructors have completed in excess of 30,000 jumps and between them have over 75 years of experience, so you can rest assured there’s nobody better qualified to throw you out of a plane!

 

 

To add to the incredible skydiving experiences, Hibaldstow Skydiving is also home to a selection of first class facilities, which makes it the perfect place to spend the day. As well as essentials like on-site parking facilities, showers and toilets you’ll also find superb spectator facilities, a fully licensed bar and an excellent café that serves hot and cold food. You can even spend the night in Skydiving Hibaldstow’s fantastic bunkhouse!

 

 

Enough of what we love about Skydiving Hibaldstow, we think their most recent reviews say it all..

“It was an excellent experience and all the staff were very helpful and friendly, would definitely recommend it, good choice of food being served too.”

Jay Green – Hibaldstow Skydiving – 22nd July 2017

“Fantastic experience, highly recommended.”

Victoria Dean – Hibaldstow Skydiving – 20th July 2017

“Amazing experience. Well organised. Great day.”

Rory Grainger – Hibaldstow Skydiving – 15th July 2017

Bubble Football Arrives In Lea Marston

The football season may be over, but thanks to our latest new venue you can still get your footy fix. That’s right, by heading to Bubble Football Lea Marston you’ll have the perfect opportunity to show off your fancy footwork, but believe us this is far from your standard kickabout!

Set amongst 100 acres of spectacular Warwickshire countryside this one-of-a-kind bubble football venue is the perfect place to unleash your inner soccer star – but unfortunately it takes more than just brilliant ball skills to win a game of bubble football. From inside these giant inflatable body zorbs you’ll have to bump, bounce and barge your way into goal scoring positions, and thankfully the outdoor pitch at Lea Marston is perfect for all those big hits and unexpected flips. All the equipment is brand new and top-of-the-range too, which means you’re free to have as much fun as possible, without having to worry about safety.

As well as the pristine pitch and top draw equipment, Lea Marston Bubble Football also boasts a range of first class facilities that are perfect for making your day even more memorable. When you’re not battling it out to be on the winning team you’ll be able to make the most of everything this brilliant venue has to offer including: B&B and camping facilities, Indian restaurant, grill and licensed bar, café bar, showers, changing rooms and conference facilities. So whether you’re planning a stag, hen, or birthday party, or even a team building or corporate event, Bubble Football Lea Marston makes the perfect venue.

To book a bubble football experience at Lea Marston Bubble Football head over to the activity people website today!

Combat Archery Albourne Joins the Battle!

The sun is shining, the arrows are flying and the whole country has gone combat archery crazy!

We know not everybody’s tasted the excitement of this bonkers bow sport just yet though, and that’s why we’ve been busy adding even more venues across the UK & Ireland. So if you’re ready to join the action, why not head for our latest new recruit, Combat Archery Albourne!

Located just six miles north of Brighton and 40 minutes from London, this awesome tailor-made combat arena is the perfect place to experience the fun of combat archery. This isn’t exactly your standard battle zone though, with giant inflatable bunkers and an epic soundtrack to accompany your assault, you’ll feel like you’re on the set of a Hollywood blockbuster. Let just hope you’ve got the skills to match..

It’s not just the arena that’s next level at our epic Albourne venue though, the equipment you’ll be kitted up with is top-of-the-range too, which means you’ll be charging into battle like a pro. You’ll also be playing some of the best games in combat archery too, and with a team of experienced instructors on hand to ensure every battle is bursting with excitement you’re in for a day you’ll never forget.

When you’re not battling it out to be the last team standing, you’ll also find a range of excellent facilities to enjoy at Combat Archery Albourne. As well as all the essentials like toilets, changing rooms and parking you’ll even find a fully licensed restaurant and bar, which is the perfect place to refuel after all that running around.

So if you’re planning a party, a stag or hen do, or even just a family day out, there’s nowhere better to  spend a day than Combat Archer Albourne. Find out more about this brilliant venue by visiting The Activity People website.

Introducing Combat Archery Lea Marston

The combat archery craze continues to sweep the nation and it seems like everybody loves this bonkers bow sport just

as much as we do! Despite the weather, this brilliant team game is guaranteed to be one of the hottest activities of the summer and we’re determined bring you the best new venues in time for a summer of fun. So, without further ado, here’s the lowdown on our latest new recruit, Combat Archery Lea Marston.

One of the best things about combat archery is the fact that it can be played almost anywhere, but with 100 acres of stunning Warwickshire countryside to run wild in you’ll struggle to find a better location than Combat Archery Lea Marston. The arrow-flinging action matches the views too, and with the latest combat archery equipment to kit up in you’ll feel like an instant action hero. Surviving this epic game of elimination requires more than the latest kit though, so it’s a good job you’ll be able to call on Lea Marston’s team of expert instructors!

As well as the incredible surroundings, top-of-the-range equipment and expert instructors, Combat Archery Lea Marston is also home to a range of first class facilities. On site you’ll find B&B and camping facilities, an Indian restaurant, a grill and licensed bar, toilets, showers, changing rooms and conference facilities. So, whatever the event, Combat Archery Lea Marston is the perfect place to make the most of your unforgettable combat archery experience.

Find out more about our latest new recruit by heading over to The Activity People website.

4×4 Off-Roading Taff’s Well Named July’s Venue Of The Month

Despite the British summer, you petrol-heads and adrenaline-fuelled adventure seekers are still determined to get your mud-churning fix of 4×4 off-road action – specifically provided to you by our July venue of the month, Taff’s Well Cardiff!

Excellently submerged in the rugged terrain of the South Wales countryside, you’re guaranteed chaotic high-octane action as you aim to master the mixture of challenging obstacles that await you on the mud-filled track, such as deep mud pits and 90-degree banks – all designed to push your driving skills to the absolute limit!

To overcome such a treacherous course, the spectacular Taff’s Well venue puts you behind the wheel of true competition prepared off-road trials vehicles which are based on the monstrous Land Rover chassis! Don’t worry if you think you won’t be able to handle the robust works of art, you’ll be accompanied by the qualified and experienced 4×4 instructors at Taff’s Well – so you’ll become a master of the course in no time!

It’s not just the state of the art facilities and the mud-filled track that gets Taffs Well the venue of the month, but rather it’s plethora of quality customer feedback, all directly aimed at the fantastic staff that work tirelessly to provide you with a day out that you’re sure to never forget – just have a look at what some of our fantastic customers had to say about their action-packed experienced below;

“Thoroughly enjoyable start to finish. Best activity day I have done, great value for money.”

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Lee Totterdale – 08th July 2017

Book your unforgettable 4×4 experience at Off-Road Driving Taff’s Well here..

 

Introducing High Ropes Cribbs Causeway

Are you ready to take your adrenaline levels to new heights? Then hold on tight because High Ropes Cribbs Causeway is home to one of the most challenging aerial assault courses in the country! That’s right, our exciting new venue is the perfect place to find out how brave you really are – but whatever you do just don’t look down!

Standing at over 30ft tall these epic obstacles combine fun and fear like nothing else, and trust us jumping, swinging and climbing your way round this colossal course guarantees you the adventure of a lifetime. Even if you’ve not naturally got a head for heights we promise you’ll love every second you’re in the air, and nothing comes close to the feeling of conquering this notoriously challenging course.

With giant climbing walls, towering totem poles and even the dreaded leap of faith to complete, there’s obstacles aplenty at High Ropes Cribbs Causeway, and you’ll even find Bristol’s only 3G swing to tackle too! You won’t be on your own though, with a team of qualified instructors watching on you’ll receive all the expert advice you need to overcome any obstacle.

As if that wasn’t enough excitement you can even add more activities to your high ropes experience.So if you’re a real adrenaline addict why not make the most of this brilliant multi-activity venue and add an archery, axe throwing or a survival experience to your day. To find out more about what High Ropes Cribbs Causeway has to offer visit The Activity People website today.