An old airfield that had once fallen into disuse, the Seighford Airfield, located less than an hour north of Birmingham, has seen a recent resurgence in adventure activity for those who prefer bursts of adrenaline over drips of melatonin.
On one hand, this is the base of the Staffordshire Gliding Club. Gliding, for those yet to be introduced, is a plane ride that utilizes the wind to sail through the air, using winches or actual motorized planes to assist with take-off. The club offers a day course of three flights at a maximum of 2,000 feet in the air for about $250 USD, but be sure to check out their website if you'd like to consider more options.
Then again, if you're one to enjoy incredible machines that are better served hugging the pavement, then jump inside a supercar and feel the speed as you race around the Seighford Airfield track. Available cars include the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Ferrari 360 Modena Spider, and many more, including rally cars. Each package will allow you at the wheel of these vehicles after necessary safety training under the tutelage of a professional driver, while some packages will include up to 3 different world-class vehicles. Consult the included site for package details and rates.
If you're down for a unique adventure activity while visiting England, a day at Seighford Airfield just may be right up your alley.