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City Escapes

Escape the City - Go on an Adventure

We offer some of the most unique and exhilarating adventures in the UK, delivering experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. We’ve created amazing breaks to escape the City and see you off on an epic adventure. We offer a wide range of thrilling land and water-based activities including canyoning and rock climbing. Choose from luxury hotel accommodation or a tipi in the Lake District—we will do everything we can to ensure an unforgettable trip.

Our City Escapes

Bunk House Adventures

From £129.99 per person

Awesome memories of staying in a bunk house on your school residential? Well, why not stay in a modern bunk house in either the North Pennines, Northumberland or the Lake District? You will have exclusive use of an incredible building with non-stop adventures to help make new memories together.

A night under the Stars

From £174.99 per person

Tipis provide an amazing way to camp without compromise. Stay in Northumberland and experience our uniquely protected dark skies. Stay in the Lake District and wake up to panoramic mountain views. Either way, you won't be disappointed.

River Escapes

From £174.99 per person

This two or three-day kayak or raft expedition will see you exploring some of the finest North East or Scottish border rivers. You'll take on rapids, set up camp and have a drink around the fire. Our expeditions provide an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family.

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We have accommodation connections across Northumberland, near the Cumbrian border and throughout the Lake District. Let us know where you want to go and the standard of accommodation you want, and we'll help create a package just for you.

Transfers and transport included

From the moment you land or arrive into the North East or North West, we will provide transport to your accommodation. Transport will also be arranged for all of your adventures and evening entertainment too.

Food and drink

Our City escapes come with the choice of full or half board. As part of half board, we will provide your breakfast and one evening meal in a local bar or restaurant. Packed lunches can also be provided as well further evening meals.
You can also look forward to a constant supply of drinks and snacks.


Our activities are some of the best in the UK. Your weekend will be action-packed and adrenaline-fuelled. We will ensure the activities meet your expectations and organise all transport in between so all you need to worry about is enjoying yourselves.

Photos and Videos

Memories are important! We'll pack you off with a file full of amazing photos and a full HD video of your stay.
Our cameras are top-of-the-range, waterproof, shock proof and designed for recording your outdoor adventure.
*Not part of DWO package

Specialist equipment

We can provide all the specialist equipment you need as well as everything from walking boots to wet suits.
Our equipment is top-of-the-range, comfortable, clean and will keep you safe.

Myself and my husband were given a canyoning experience day as one of more unusual engagement gifts but what fun! The day was well run and organised. Health and safety was paramount. Mark encouraged the group to work as a team and help each other. He also put no one under any pressure to do anything they didn't want to...

Liz F

from London

I can't rate this business highly enough. Mark's attention to detail, patience and experience are second to none.
He made sure we had an amazing weekend, with the right balance of fun and fear, but always backed up by the knowledge that you were in the safest of hands.


from Cleobury Mortimer

Went on an activity day white water tubing then gorge walking. Was great fun, instructors where friendly and informative. Will be looking to do another activity with these guys!! Thanks again!!!


from Newcastle Upon Tyne

What a great day, I was struggling to sort an adventure based activity from Newcastle based stag event. I wanted to make more of an effort than the usual 'stag and hen' reseller websites.


from Norfolk