celebrating national parks week

This Monday (25th July) marks the start of National Parks Week. This is a time when the National Parks around the UK, which can be found near several of our yurt holiday and other glamping abode locations, hold an annual celebration in recognition of all things that make these magnificent spaces that are on offer so great!

So why not join in the celebrations and discover a little more about what makes our National Parks just so unique and wonderful?

Snowdonia National Park bird’s eye view near Quality Unearthed

This year’s theme

The team behind coming up with the theme for National Parks Week 2016 has been decided, and it is adventure. So, with the abundance of spectacular, diverse landscapes, activities and events that can be enjoyed in the parks there’s sure to be the perfect adventure waiting you, no matter what kind of fun-packed day you are looking to experience!

What can you expect at a National Park?

National Parks provide a range of fantastic adventures for people of all ages, not to mention varying levels of thrills for the adrenaline junkies among you! Additionally, you can get involved in the limitless events that are always taking place in each park throughout the week that have been specifically tailored for children.

Make the most of your National Parks…?

What are the top things to do at National Parks?

If you were looking to discover what’s popular to do in National Parks for visitors or maybe just get a nice idea for when you visit one for yourself, then we have a quick list for you to have a look at and maybe get some inspiration from:

  • Family friendly adventures
  • Family activities
  • Trail running
  • Cycle routes
  • Quirky adventures
  • Adventures for beginners
  • Walking routes

There also a great opportunity to try some star-gazing, which is perfect as we have just written a guide on star-gazing for beginners on our blog page which you can find here.

If you would like to try your hand at a more sustainable visit, then you can do so via the car-free guides to the National Parks on their website, and what’s more you can also check out the event checker so that you can find out what’s going on near you, or your glamping accommodation while you’re away!

Did you know?

Were you aware that in total there are 15 members of the National Parks family in the United Kingdom, with every single one looked after by its own dedicated authority?

In England you can find 10 National Parks in England, in Wales you can find three, and a further two in Scotland.

These are all the parks:

  • England–  Broads, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, and South Downs.
  • Wales– Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast, and Snowdonia
  • Scotland– Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & the Trossachs.


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