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…


  • 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

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:

#2 – Otis and Us

#3 – Ethan & Evelyn

#4 – Side Street Style

#5 – All about U

#6 – Working Daddy

#7 – Juggling on Rollerskates

#8 – A Mum Track Mind

#9 – A Life Of Lovely

#10 – Yummy Mummy’s Blog


Top Adventure/Outdoor Blog

#1 – The Adventures of Kate

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:

#2 – The Ordinary Adventurer

#3 – The Outdoor Dad

#4 – The Armchair Mountaineer

#5 – Camping with Style

#6 – Outdoor Chics

#7 – Two Blondes Walking

#8 – Emily Luxton Travels

#9 – Big Man in the woods

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


Top Sports/Fitness Blog

#1 – Helsbels

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:

#2 – Paddle Pedal Pace

#3 – Miss Wheezy

#4 – Father Fitness

#5 – FitBits

#6 – Outdoor Chics

#7 – SuperAdventureHer

#8 – Lois Lavinia

#9 – Fitcake

#10 – Lift Heavy Live Healthy


Top Lifestyle Blog

#1 – All about U

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:

#2 – Ethan & Evelyn

#3 – Eat Sleep Love Travel

#4 – Sug Sean

#5 – Enjoy the Adventure

#6 – Side Street Style

#7 – Alejandra’s Life

#8 – Outdoor Chics

#9 – Working Daddy

#10 – The Adventures of Kate


Top Inspirational Blog in Partnership with Geronigo

#1 – Ali Hemsley

Congratulations to our winner Ali at! 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:

#2 – The Outdoor Dad

#3 – Mum on a mission

#4 – Lift Heavy Live Healthy

#5 – Learning Patience

#6 – The Armchair Mountaineer

#7 – A Mundane Life

#8 – Side Street Style

#9 – Dan Rouse – Welsh Naturalist & Explorer

#10 – Ethan & Evelyn

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.

Venue of the month for July is Archery Uttoxeter

We’re delighted to announce July’s site of the month is Archery Uttoxeter.

Over the past month we’ve received nothing but positive feedback about this spectacular archery venue, and it’s easy to see why!

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery there’s nowhere better to master this ancient art, and thanks to the team of expert instructors you’ll get to grips with the basics of archery in no time.

With top-of-the-range equipment to take aim with too, you’re bound to feel like a modern day Robin Hood – and what better way to test your newly found skills than with a series of fun competitions and games?

Archery Target - Practice makes perfect!

That’s what we think makes Uttoxeter Archery stand out, but don’t just take our word for it here’s what our customers thought..

Alan Hill – Uttoxeter, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Archery

“Great time had. Tom our instructor was very helpful and took time to show my 8yr old how to shoot the arrows correctly.”


Chris Hammond – Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, Archery

“Tom who took us to the archery range was very helpful and instructive, and my grandson (also a Tom) and I enjoyed it very much. We both liked the competitions at the end. Being a hot day we were pleased to be offered a bottle of water each. As one of us was left handed (myself) it was good to have the option of left-handed bows.”

To take on the targets at Uttoxeter Archery visit our website here.

Introducing Off-Road Shredders at Market Harborough

We’re excited to announce the latest addition to The Activity People network is Off-Road Shredders at Market Harborough.


These all terrain machines are part tank, part skateboard and part jet ski, and with acres of rugged countryside to explore our Market Harborough venue is the perfect place to put them through their paces! With a mixture of dirt tracks and all terrain trails to negotiate your Shredder skills will be pushed to the limit, but with the help of our expert instructors you’ll master the basics in no time.

Anybody aged 16+ can give Shredder driving a go, so if you’re ready to experience off-roading like never before why not give it a go?

To find out more about our Market Harborough Shredder venue visit our website.

Announcing our venue of the month – Shepton Mallet 4×4

We’re delighted to announce The Activity People site of the month for June is Shepton Mallet 4×4!

Located less than half an hour from Bristol this mad and muddy 4×4 centre is the perfect place to put your off-road driving skills to the ultimate test.


It’s not only the off-road course that makes our Shepton Mallet venue stand out though, it’s team of friendly and experienced instructors who make taking on the course as fun and challenging as possible.

So if you think you can conquer rock crawls, mud runs, tunnels and hill climbs there’s nowhere better to experience 4×4 driving. But don’t just take our word for it here’s what our customers thought:

Chris Eley – Shepton Mallet, 4×4

“Totally awesome experience. Had the best time. 5 Stars. Many thanks to all the staff for making it a great experience.”

Steve Ekless – Shepton Mallet, 4×4

“Had a fantastic hour or two with two guys who enjoyed it as much as I did even though I was driving ! It’s a lot harder than you think when you look at the course and trust me, for the first time an hour is enough! Can’t wait for the next time, bring on the mud and water.”

So for a truly unforgettable stag, hen, birthday or team building event, why not find out if you’ve got what it take to conquer this mad and muddy 4×4 course? With Father’s day just around the corner too, a 4×4 driving experience at our venue of the month is guaranteed to score you some serious brownie points!

Introducing Archery, Axe Throwing, Air Rifles & Crossbows Budby – Worksop.

We’re excited to announce the latest addition to the The Activity People network is Archery, Axe Throwing, Air Rifles and Crossbows at Budby, Nr Worksop.

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Located a short distance from the spectacular Sherwood Forest this brilliant multi-activity venue is home to four exhilarating activities, and with tailor-made target ranges for archery, axe throwing, air rifles and crossbows, where better to put your accuracy to the test than the home of Robin Hood!

As well as using top-of-the-range equipment, you’ll also receive full tuition from a team of experienced instructors too, which means you’ll quickly get to grips with the basics of each target sport. Almost anybody can master these tricky target sports, and as long as participants are aged 12+ they’re great fun for families, friends and team building events.

So whether you want to experience the power and accuracy of a crossbow, the elegance of a bow or the precision of an air rifle, our Budby venue is the perfect place to take on a range of target sports.

Introducing Escape Games Bristol

We’re excited to announce the latest addition to The Activity People network is Escape Games Bristol.

escape bristol

Hidden within a beautiful listed building at the heart of Bristol city centre this unique escape game venue is the perfect place to put your logic and lateral thinking to the ultimate test.

Working as part of a team you’ll have 60 minutes to discover a once respected professor’s darkest secret, but with time running out fast escaping with the evidence will be far from easy! With authentic props and surroundings adding to the excitement too, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were trying to escape from real-life laboratory.

With 4 identical escape rooms our Bristol venue can cater for up to 20 players at a time. So if you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind stag, hen, birthday or team building event there’s nowhere better to test your escape skills.

To find out more about our Bristol escape game venue visit our website.




Introducing Combat Archery London, Waterloo

We’re excited to announce the latest addition to The Activity People network is Combat Archery London, Waterloo.

160423 Battle Bows first game-1254Located right in the heart of central London our Waterloo combat archery venue is the perfect place to experience the rush of this crazy combat sport. With a tailor-made arena to battle it out in, as well as all the latest equipment there’s nowhere better to kit up and battle it out to be the last player standing.

Specially designed outdoor arenas are packed with a whole host of inflatable bunkers and barricades to to take cover behind and plan your next attack, and once arrows start flying they come in very handy!

So if you’re aged 12+ and looking for the fun of dodgeball and archery all in one game why not give combat archery a go at our London, Waterloo venue.