Family Friendly Horse-Riding Holidays in the UK

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If you’re looking to enjoy a different kind of family getaway, a horse-riding holiday could be just what you need. Popular with all age groups, horse riding holidays give you the chance to explore parts of the UK in a unique and fun way.

With so many different types of horse-riding holidays on offer, it’s important to do a little research before choosing the right one for you. Here, you’ll discover some of the best family-friendly horse-riding holidays in the UK.


If you’re looking to escape to the countryside, Harrogate has some great horse-riding holidays you can enjoy. One of the best is hosted at a luxury B&B in Nidderdale. Surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, this 2-night break enables you to really get away from it all. You even have the opportunity to take your own horse with you if you have one. They offer lessons and hacks to suit all abilities, making it the perfect family-friendly horse-riding holiday.


Fancy going somewhere a little further afield? Highlands Unbridled offers a unique opportunity to explore Scotland on horseback, coast to coast. It’s a 7-day break so ideal for those seeking a longer horse-riding holiday. However, it’s worth noting that the treks are only available to experienced riders. There are lessons and short hacks available for beginners, you just won’t get to explore the full coast to coast experience.


If you and the family are beginners to horse riding, the Lynch Farm in Cambridgeshire is highly recommended. It specialises in providing lessons to beginners and those who have lost their confidence riding. The farm also offers lessons to disabled riders too and does cater to more experienced riders; making it a great choice for all abilities. It’s one of the cheaper hose-riding holidays on the list too, making it great for those on a budget.


Through top company, Equestrian Escapes, you can head on a 3-day horse-riding holiday on a private estate in Wiltshire. The estate actually used to be owned by Madonna and Guy Ritchie and it’s a huge 8000-acre private estate. Some of the benefits of this holiday include the fact no cars are allowed on the estate and the holidays are completely private. So, you can guarantee safety, as well as a stress-free holiday for just you and your family.

All of the horse-riding holidays above are great to consider. While a lot of equipment will be supplied, you will need to invest in suitable clothing, such as women’s jodhpurs and comfortable shoes.

When searching for the right horse-riding holiday for the family, it’s important to consider your ability. Some treks and hacks for example, are only suitable for more experienced riders. So, take your time to ensure you’re choosing the right holiday to fit your family’s needs.

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