Friday, 15 June 2012 11:50 AM
The current economic climate may have put Britons under severe financial pressure, however, it has in no way dampened our enthusiasm to enjoy a holiday this summer.
According to the Travelodge annual holiday index, 41 per cent of Britons will treat themselves to a break this year, however, they will be holidaying at home as opposed to jetting off to far-flung destinations.
The UK has an abundance of holiday spots where you can enjoy some truly wonderful activity weekend breaks and a significant number of them are found in Wales.
Wales is an outdoors lover's playground. Be it land, sea or air, there are few places that can offer you the chance to enjoy such a variety of outdoor pursuits.
A popular activity among holidaymakers on the Welsh coast is abseiling.
With an abundance of coastal crags, there is something to suit all ability levels. Abseiling is one of the fastest-growing activities in the UK and whether you are a novice or someone with experience, you can have a wonderful time in Wales.
Coasteering is a pursuit you may not be familiar with, however, a visit to the Welsh coast can change that.
In essence, coasteering involves you working your way around a coastline at sea level - in whatever way you can. The beauty of coasteering is that it combines various activities, including swimming, climbing, scrambling, jumping and climbing. It is not easy, but it is incredible fun.
Kayaking and canoeing are also fun and Wales attracts enthusiasts from across the globe thanks to its abundance of inland rivers, lakes and beautiful coastline.
Whether you are an experienced kayaker or someone who simply wants to get involved in a fun pursuit, there is plenty for you to enjoy.
If you are a windsurfing fan and have yet to visit the Welsh coast, it is something you need to put right.
Few places boast the combination of strong winds, powerful waves, beautiful beaches and jaw-dropping scenery that Wales does. As these are prerequisites for a great windsurfing experience, you can be sure that your Welsh activity break will not disappoint.
The same is true if you are a surfing enthusiast or someone who is interested in giving it a try. There are surfing spots for beginners as well as experts, so no matter what level of experience you have, you can have a great time.
An activity weekend in Wales would not be the same without diving in its coastal waters and seeing what lies beneath.
Wales is a wreck diver's paradise, with numerous vessels on the sea bed for you to explore. Diving is a great activity for all the family and something you should consider.
There may be days on your activity weekend break where you want to recharge your batteries. You can do that and still breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the scenery by spending the day fishing.
Wales offers some excellent sea-fishing locations and what better way to relax after a few days of kitesurfing and diving than by settling down with friends and family and admiring the stunning scenery before you?
Just about any water-based activity can be enjoyed along the Welsh coastline.
As well as being a beautiful destination, Wales is attractive from a value for money perspective, meaning you can have a wonderful holiday at a price you can afford.