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Half Term activities & action camera ideas

Not long to wait now until the half term holiday! Have you booked a trip away, arranged some family jaunts, or are you going to play it by ear? If you’re one of the millions of people having a think about the upcoming break (if you’re having one that is), we’ve collated some great activity ideas for you. We've also selected our best action cameras, for you to capture those precious, fun moments and with the range starting at £19.99 +P&P, they're family-finance friendly too! 

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Zip Wiring

We know lots of families who have come back from days out at Go-Ape (who have centres all over the country), raving about their experiences of zipping through the trees, without having to travel too far for the day out. The videos from their action cams and the screams of exhilaration, or was that fear, from some of the family members have been hilarious. If you’re really brave, you could try Zip World at Plenwyn Quarry in north Wales where you can travel at 100mph on a mile long zip wire, filming on your head cam all the way!

Sailing

We’ve just come back from a lovely weekend away in Bournemouth and visited Poole Harbour, which is a great sailing spot in Dorset. The sun was out and we saw lots of amateur sailors having fun, filming away on their waterproof action cams. The Solent in Hampshire and the Fal estuary in Cornwall are also recommendations we've seen online.

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Cycling

A cycling day out or holiday can be a great, inclusive activity for all ages. We’ve spotted some excellent recommendations online of traffic-free trails, that follow cycling paths and even disused railway lines, in some rural scenic areas. How about cycling & filming in the beautiful The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, The Water Rail Way in Lincolnshire, the Brecon Beacons in Wales, The Quantock Hills in Somerset, or the Cairngorns in Scotland?

Walking

We’re lucky enough to have fifteen National Parks in the UK and a huge network of footpaths, signposts and readily available maps, for us to navigate and experience some amazing walks. From seaside areas like the Pembrokeshire coast or in the mountains of the Lake District or Cairngorn regions; the sight of a beautiful valley when you reach a peak, or the glimmer on a lake or the sea, as you round a corner are a great joy on country walks. We love the fact that these beautiful wilderness areas and public spaces are protected and here for us to enjoy and film for free.

White-water activities

The National White Rafting Centre is based on the River Trywern and recommend the river and also the lower section of the Dee for really fast descents, with the upper Wye, upper Dee and the Teifi for your more sedate experience. The Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire might be a good introduction to the sports, for those in the South East. Wear one of our Denver waterproof action cameras and capture the whole adrenalin-pumping experience!Blog3-1300PS1-

Here's how you can capture those memories

The Denver AC 1300 action cam above at only £19.99 +P&P and the Denver ACT 1302T below, at only £29.99 +P&P are great value beginner's cameras for any activity.

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The Denver ACT 5000W action camera at £49.99 +P&P comes with 8 megapixels and a 120 degree wide lens.

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The Denver ACT 5020TW action camera, comes in at £59.99 +P&P and lots of cool colour options.

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The Denver ACT-8030W action camera below with all the top specification features at a very reasonable £61.99 +P&P.Blog-3-8030-1-

The Denver action camera range all come with a remote control, so functionality is at your fingertips, vital when you need to focus in safely on your chosen activity. All of the range come with HD video up to 1080p, are waterproof from 30 to 45 metres, and feature camera megapixels from 5 to 16. Most are Wi-Fi enabled with a smartphone app and all come with handle bar, helmet and caption suck mounts, so they’re set-up all ready for action.

Are you? :)

Check out the exact specifications of all our action cameras here. Do get in touch and let the 3wisemonkeys know if you need any more information.

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