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Just in time for the summer holidays and your UK family holiday National Parks Week (25-31 July 2011) offers a host of fun, exciting and inspiring things to do in the UK’s 15 National Parks. With over 90 diverse activities there is something for everyone -regardless of your age, interests or ability. So whether you’re looking for an easy going stroll with pushchair or wheelchair access or if you’re after something a little more challenging and adventurous – there’s something for you. So go on, pack a picnic, some sturdy boots, a waterproof jacket and a sun hat – and let the fun begin!

Paying a visit to one of the UK’s 15 National Parks is not only good for you but recently compiled figures show that visitors to National Parks contribute more than £4.5 billion to the economy with over 70 million visitors spending more than 160 million days enjoying the UK’s National Parks.

Carl Lis, chairman of the UK Association of National Park Authorities said: “Together with others National Park Authorities make sure that National Parks are kept beautiful, open and accessible so that everyone can take time out from the stresses of daily life to refresh mind, body and spirit in stunning natural surroundings. National Parks Week is a great opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in a way that’s not only fun but healthy and good for the body and mind.”

Events on offer during National Parks Week include bush craft and survival skills or map and compass days in the Lake District and Peak District National Parks, a chance to be an archaeological detective for a day in the North York Moors, travel back in time to experience life in an Iron Age hut in Pembrokeshire Coast or be inspired by the National Park’s natural environment and create your own masterpiece at a messy, fun pottery session in the Brecon Beacons. What a great addition to your UK family holiday.

The UK’s National Parks have recently produced a guide to some of the accessible activities in National Parks. It provides practical information to help people with limited mobility get the most out of the inspiring landscape of their National Parks.

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