Faith-Filled Outdoor Activities for Your Next Holiday

Faith-Filled Outdoor Activities for Your Next Holiday

Holidays are a wonderful time to explore new destinations, and to rest and unwind. However, they can also present an opportunity to deepen our connection with our faith and God. This connection is often what we rely on to go about our daily lives, and so taking the time to nurture and strengthen it is vital for our self-improvement and personal happiness.

In this blog, we will explore different holiday types in the UK, where we can incorporate faith into travel. The UK has so much beautiful scenery and many dramatic landscapes, offering us a beautiful space to practise and channel our faith. This not only allows us to appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors, but also strengthens our connection to our faith.


Walk through creation

One of the simplest but most effective ways to connect with God is to walk through all that He created. Embark on a walk through the scenic landscapes of the countryside or along one of many British coastal paths. As you walk, allow the sights, sounds, and smells of nature to awaken your senses. Take a pause now and then to absorb everything around you.

Try carrying a Bible or devotional with you too. When you pause to take in the nature around you, consider reading a short passage. Whether you open to any page, or prepare some passages to read in advance, take the time to read, contemplate and find inspiration in the words.


Outdoor worship

Try seeking out churches or communities that hold outdoor worship services in nature. Whether it's a sunrise service on the beach or a hillside gathering overlooking scenic views, participating in group outdoor worship allows you to praise God collectively, while surrounded by creation. Offer prayers of thanks and experience the presence of God within a like-minded community.


Protect the environment

How about getting involved in nature conservation projects during your holiday, such as beach clean-ups, litter-picking, tree planting initiatives, or habitat restoration efforts? As we appreciate all of God's creation, it's also our responsibility to care for it. Protecting the environment and natural world for future generations demonstrates your love for God's creation but also channels Christian values of kindness and protection.


Bible study in nature

Try allocating a morning or afternoon of your holiday for an outdoors Bible study session. This could be done alone, with your family, or with friends. Choose scenic locations, such as a park, gardens, or riverside, and enjoy a study session together to discuss thoughts and ideas.

Allow your natural surroundings to enrich your discussions and contemplation, and deepen your understanding of God's word. Let the beauty of creation inspire awe and reverence as you study.


Faith-based retreats

If you are looking for a more immersive experience, you could plan your next holiday specifically to a Christian community or retreat. These settings offer many opportunities for solitude, contemplation, and spiritual renewal away from the distractions of daily life. Surrounded by like-minded individuals, it’s an excellent opportunity to share your faith and experiences, whilst making memories for life.

In this time, try journaling your thoughts, prayers, and reflections to seek deeper insights into your faith journey. Embrace the simplicity and serenity of nature as a sacred space for reflection.


As you prepare or plan for your next holiday, why not consider adding an element of appreciation for your faith? This could be as simple as a nature walk to reflect on all that is around you, or as all-encompassing as planning a full spiritual retreat. Reaffirming our faith during holiday - a time which is traditionally for rest and relaxation - means you may just find yourself even more relaxed, connected and stronger than before!

As you embark on your next holiday, consider the Christian Holiday Guide for the best accommodation and locations for an awe inspiring, faith-filled getaway.