Top 10 UK Riding Breaks For Families

Top 10 UK Riding Breaks For Families

There is nothing better than spending time riding beautiful ponies on beaches and through fields, especially if you are a kid!

Here are some of the best horse-riding holidays available now.


Beach Riding Holiday Suffolk 

The sandy beaches of Suffolk have been attracting visitors since Victorian times. On this short break you will be able to take the sea air from the back of your horse and appreciate why so many people yearn for this type of adventure.

What’s included:

  •          Seafront promenade accommodation
  •          2 nights B&B or 2 nights self-catering
  •      4 rides to suit ability
  •          Price from £325pp


Riding In The Lake District

Set in the beautiful English Lake District and on the doorstep of the Winster and Lyth valleys in an elevated position and boasting the most spectacular scenery you will find this traditional English Lakeland property complete with fantastic on-site riding stables. The riding itineraries are tailored to meet individuals needs for both adults and children. If you are an experienced or intermediate rider who wants to go for long hacks or you are a novice rider requiring lessons and riding out we have horses to suit everyone.

What’s included:

  •          2 nights B&B accommodation
  •          Riding to suit ability
  •          Price from £325pp


Short Break Sherwood Forest

Come and visit Nottinghamshire for a short break and explore the famous home of Robin Hood and Maid Marian on horseback. Here you will stay in a lovely old coaching inn hotel located in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside.

What’s included:

  •          2 nights B&B
  •          Lessons
  •         Hacks
  •          Price from £275pp


Family Riding In The New Forest

This fabulous family owned stables is set in approximately 50 acres of land on the edge of the New Forest National Park. A very child friendly stables with direct access to a very large area of the finest riding country in the south of England - you can ride out in to the New Forest without using public roads. Once in the forest there are many different trails to ride with spectacular views of this beautiful countryside. Once riding is over you can walk to your self-catered accommodation in the well-run holiday park and enjoy the family friendly facilities.

What's included:

  •          2, 4 or 7 nights self-catering holiday park
  •          Adult lessons and hacks
  •          Pony fun sessions for children
  •          Riding during stay to suit ability
  •          All abilities welcome
  •          Price from £250pp


Exeter Spa And Ride


Located close to Exeter and the coast, this holiday will give you the opportunity to learn or to improve your riding with expert tuition in dressage and show jumping. In addition, you will be riding out in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Stay in a luxurious Golf and Spa Hotel with tennis court within easy reach of the stables by car. The riding stables are top class both in terms of facilities and the beautifully kept horses.

What's included:

  •          2 nights accommodation
  •         Riding on 3 days
  •          2 lessons
  •          2 hacks
  •          Breakfast daily
  •          Price from £375pp


Family Riding Holiday In Devon

If you have a child that dreams of owning their own pony then this could be the perfect holiday for everyone! Located in the heart of the beautiful Devonshire countryside, children will be able to spend their days at a quality BHS Approved Riding Centre learning to care for, handle and ride their 'own' pony whilst you relax and enjoy the many attractions that this pretty part of the UK has to offer. Adults are welcome to ride too. In addition to horse riding, Devon also offers a great range of opportunities for relaxation, sport and family fun. Enjoy gentle or challenging walks, great beaches, museums, galleries, surfing and much more.