As summer holidays are just around the corner, people are looking forward to their favorite outdoor activity. In this regard, a survey was conducted recently, which revealed that one of the most well-liked outdoor activities people would be anxious to try during holidays this year is horse riding. The holidaymakers love to indulge in country getaways with almost quarter (24%) of them said they would like to give it a try.
Experts at Blue Chip Holidays carried out a survey and asked 1,228 Britishers holidaying in the UK about the activities they would be interested to try. Most of them were eager to try horse riding during their holidays, whereas cycling and rambling were the second most favourite activity of the holidaymakers. Astonishingly, amongst people aged between 25 and 65 sailing was the least preferred.
The following results were concluded after asking respondents, what activity they are most likely to carry out this holiday.
- Horse riding – (24%)
- Cycling – (21%)
- Rambling – (20%)
- Surfing – (19%)
- Sailing – (16%)
Going into details of these results, we found a difference in gender preferences. Male participants were more interested in cycling (24%) and surfing (21%), whereas women were more interested in horse riding (26.5%) as their preferred activity during holidays. This could be because of the romantic concept associated with riding off into the sunset with a companion. Rambling (20.7%), cycling (19%), and surfing (18.7%) were also among women’s favourite pastimes.
Approximately one third (32%) of those exceeding the age of 65 stated they would be happy ramble in the beautiful landscapes, whereas only 16.2% were willing to try something taxing and exhausting such as cycling.
Brand and Communications Manager for Blue Chip Holidays, Tori Kirwan-Taylor in reference to the above survey stated that the beautiful landscapes and fresh air of serene countryside across UK are of no match to the bustling city life and so are the ideal spots for holidays to relax or be physically active. As proven by the survey, the most popular activities amongst UK residents are ones that can be enjoyed in the countryside – horse riding and rambling in particular. There is no doubt that the British love affair with the countryside will never cease to grow.