Whether you like to taste culture, get the blood pumping or delve into history, The English National Parks Experience Collection will feed your passions. Be inspired by some of the best food, action and heritage experiences in nine of England’s National Parks.
Food and drink
Food and drink in England’s National Parks is flavoured with provenance. From fresh local ingredients and unique regional delicacies, to the talented people who grow, harvest and cook them, the story of each National Park is told in every mouthful.
Foraging and Wild Cooking - Northumberland National Park
Discover edible treats hiding in the beautiful Northumberland National Park countryside and delve into the history and culture of the area, before learning how to turn natural finds into a wild feast.
To find out more about Foraging and Wild Cooking in Northumberland and to book, visit the experience website for full details.
Sparkling South Downs - Fizz on Foot tour - South Downs National Park
Enjoy a tour and lunch at an award-winning vineyard in the stunning South Downs National Park. Then, in the company of the winemakers, take part in tutored tastings of the sparkling wine and soak up spectacular views of the picturesque English landscape.
To find out more about Sparkling South Downs – Fizz on Foot and to book, visit the experience website for full details.
If you’re up for adrenaline and fancy getting up close and personal with craggy cliffs, gorgeous waterways and open moorland, England’s National Parks are the place to be.
Broads by Kayak or Paddleboard – Broads National Park
With winding waterways as your playground and a choice of kayak or paddleboard, discover incredible views, wildlife and heritage on this energetic yet serene experience.
To find out more about Broads by Kayak or Paddleboard and to book, visit the experience website for full details.
Exmoor Wildlife Safari – Exmoor National Park
Hold on tight and keep your eyes peeled on this 4x4 wildlife safari. With an expert local guide behind the wheel, you’ll journey through stunning landscape in search of native Exmoor ponies, iconic red deer, rare birds, flora, fauna and so much more.
To find out more about Exmoor Wildlife Safari and to book, visit the experience website for full details.
Lake District Bushcraft – Lake District National Park
A back to nature experience awaits on the shores of Lake Windermere on the private Graythwaite Estate in the Lake District National Park. Learn the skills you need to survive a night in the great outdoors such as fire lighting, shelter building, sourcing water and basic camp fire cooking.
To find out more about Lake District Bushcraft and to book, visit the experience website for full details.
White Peak Trails by E-Bike – Peak District National Park
Jump on an electric bike and let a National Park Ranger be your guide as you enjoy an easy traffic-free cycle along former railways, passing through the beautiful limestone landscape of the White Peak region. Soak up local history, discover the oldest working winding engine in the world (part of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site) and pedal to an ancient hilltop burial site where you’ll be greeted by fabulous vistas.
To find out more about White Peak Trails by E-Bike and to book, visit the experience website for full details.
Ancient monuments, historic castles, medieval villages, ruined settlements…heritage is evident at every turn in England’s National Parks.
Hound of the Baskervilles – Dartmoor National Park
Step into the pages of The Hound of the Baskervilles by visiting the real-life locations that feature in the famous detective story. Experience the landscapes that inspired writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, discover the fact behind the fiction and hear stories of the people behind the characters.
To find out more about Hound of the Baskervilles and book, visit the experience website for full details.
The Captain Cook Experience – North York Moors National Park
Celebrate the life of Captain Cook 250 years after his first Voyage of Discovery by visiting where James Cook was born, where he grew up, where he first encountered local seafaring traditions and where he trained in the merchant navy.
To find out more about The Captain Cook Experience and book, visit the experience website for full details.
Plague Village and the Peaks – Peak District National Park
An experience of two halves; roll back to 1665 and discover the fascinating history of the Plague Village of Eyam which cut itself off from the outside world during an outbreak of the Plague, then discover how the Peak District National Park inspired Charlotte Brönte’s Jane Eyre.
To find out more about Plague Village and the Peaks and to book, visit the experience website for full details.
The Wensleydale Farmer’s Experience – Yorkshire Dales National Park
Try out life as a farmer on the Yorkshire Dales National Park by spending the day feeding animals, gathering sheep and learning about how they are farmed.
To find out more about The Wensleydale Farmer’s Experience and to book, visit the experience website for full details.