Ali says YES to: Quad Biking & Axe Throwing

Since recovering (well, kinda) from chronic illness, I've decided to take every opportunity for adventure. Life's too short and I've spent way too much of it inside, so now I'm creating a new series of 'Ali says YES to...' posts!

Southern Pursuits, located at Tulley's Farm in Crawley, offered me a fun day out and - of course, I jumped at the chance! Southern Pursuits has a whole range of activities, including clay pigeon shooting, archery and hovercrafts. I chose to do quad biking and axe throwing - an activity quickly growing in popularity due to Game of Thrones.

As soon as I mentioned going, Andy was adamant that he was joining me - although I think he regretted that after he came a bit too close to the back of my quad bike as I accelerated, and accidentally covered him in mud! Oops! Check out the fab before and after below:

I've had a little experience quad biking, so after a safety chat and practice lap around the field we were off. It was amazing! Southern Pursuits has a 5 mile track through the woods, which provides a varied and exciting ride filled with sharp turns, hills, bridges and very large, muddy puddles!

After quad biking, we headed over to throw some axes. Andy went for the power approach (and was very good at it!) whilst I found my mojo using the heavier axes and a very curved throw. Our highest scores were only 2 out of 5 axes but we had so much fun trying to beat our previous scores (and each other). I wasn't sure how much I'd enjoy axe throwing but actually found it so fun!

Overall, we had a fantastic day! I cannot fault the staff and how special they made us feel. It didn't feel like similar places I've been where you're pressured to rush and activities feel cut short. The staff were professional and knowledgable - but didn't let the serious side take over, and we had such a giggle with them. I'd definitely recommend Southern Pursuits for your next adventure!

Check out some of the pictures below!

* I was kindly invited by Southern Pursuits. All opinions are my own.