UK holidays
Mar 10

When did you last try something new?


Research shows that those who keep active (and mentally active) are much more likely to lead happier lives (plus apparently have a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s and all sorts of horrible other stuff) – and I’m all for that!

So isn’t it about time that we all tried out a new experience to keep us alert?  Even better, get a group of friends to share it with you and have a lot of extra fun along the way.

In the Peak District near Party Houses we are fortunate to have many such opportunities on our doorstep.  Here’s just a few ideas…..

If you want a real thrill, but without too much physical exertion, get yourself up in the air with a helicopter flight following the Dambuster’s training routes over Ladybower.  Or, if you prefer more physical participation, why not have a go at hang gliding or rock climbing?  For those who prefer to have their feet closer to the ground – have you ridden a bike through the tunnels of the Monsal valley, or ridden a horse or tried out a Segway?

Of course, not everything has to be about adventure! Learning a new skill is very rewarding too and something you can take with you to develop further.  One of my favourite skills is the art of chocolate making – a passion first begun on a one day course (and it makes you very, very popular with your mates!).  Maybe you’ve always wanted to spend a day in a brewery, or learn how to dry stone wall, or play Roulette, or make those balloon animals to impress the children in your life?

My advice is – go for it!  There are lots and lots of ideas on  So combine a great weekend away with friends or family, with memory making experiences.  And when you go back to work the following week, just think how satisfying your answer will be to ‘what did you do at the weekend?’

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