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Active breaks

Spent the last few months stuck behind your desk? Nothing gets rid of the cobwebs like an activity break. Here are a few ideas sure to get your heart racing and that adrenaline pumping. From amazing outdoor adventure destinations and breathtaking mountain views to wave-riding on amazing beaches, we have plenty of experiences and activities to choose from. Tick something new off your bucket list and book flights for your next adventure break from London, Manchester and other destinations in the UK with Virgin Atlantic today.

Into the wild

A safari is a once in a lifetime trip, and Joberg is a short drive away from some of South Africa’s best game reserves.

Take me there

Desert safari

For a different kind of safari, test your nerves on an exhilarating dune-bashing ride through the desert surrounding Dubai.

Experience Dubai

Find your balance

If you’re looking for something a bit more chilled, sign up for a beginner’s tai chi workshop during a trip to Hong Kong. Known for it's health benefits for both mind and body, lots of classes practise in some of the city’s tranquil green spaces like Hong Kong and Victoria parks.

Practice Tai Chi in Hong Kong

Kayak in Miami

Paddle through the waters of the Everglades subtropical wetland and World Heritage Site. 

A guide to the Everglades

Florida dives

Or, if you’d rather explore beneath the surface, set out on a breathtaking wreck dive near the Keys.

Florida wreck dives

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Dates for your diary

April: Head east for the Hong Kong Sevens, a three day event and the highlight of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Discover Hong Kong

June: Forget the tour guides and take part in the Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, running past the Emerald City's best known landmarks, before enjoying a concert at the finish-line.

Discover Seattle

November: If you're not one for lounging by the pool, challenge yourself with the Dubai International Triathlon featuring a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21km run.

Discover Dubai