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Taking up a hobby during a holiday or short break can have a huge amount of health benefits, one of which is a calorific workout.

To find out exactly which popular leisure activities and pastimes can help you burn off the most calories, attraction pass website iVenture Card crunched the numbers and came up with the following Top Ten – each one ranked in order of the number of calories the average person can expect to burn off within an hour.

For ease of reference, the calculations have been done twice – once for the ladies, and once for the men – so you can see how much a 70kg person would burn, and again for a larger, more burly and typically male 90kg holidaymaker.

Beyond the ten pictured here, we’ve also included a chart of the Top 25 calorie-burning leisure activities on the last slide, just in case you want to have more options for fun and adventure. Enjoy!

1. Indoor Skydiving
1. Indoor Skydiving
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Weight: 70kg
Calories burnt per hour: 320

Weight: 90kg
Calories burnt per hour: 650

2. Paddle Boarding
2. Paddle Boarding
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Weight: 70kg
Calories burnt per hour: 400

Weight: 90kg
Calories burnt per hour: 575

3. Ice Skating
3. Ice Skating
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Weight: 70kg
Calories burnt per hour: 305

Weight: 90kg
Calories burnt per hour: 420

4. Flyboarding
4. Flyboarding
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Weight: 70kg
Calories burnt per hour: 240

Weight: 90kg
Calories burnt per hour: 325

5. Trampolining
5. Trampolining
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Weight: 70kg
Calories burnt per hour: 240

Weight: 90kg
Calories burnt per hour: 320

6. Bungee Jumping
6. Bungee Jumping
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Weight: 70kg
Calories burnt per hour: 240

Weight: 90kg
Calories burnt per hour: 315

7. Ziplining
7. Ziplining
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Weight: 70kg
Calories burnt per hour: 170

Weight: 90kg
Calories burnt per hour: 220

8. Parachuting
8. Parachuting
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Weight: 70kg
Calories burnt per hour: 165

Weight: 90kg
Calories burnt per hour: 200

9. Parasailing
9. Parasailing
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Weight: 70kg
Calories burnt per hour: 100

Weight: 90kg
Calories burnt per hour: 150

10. Segway
10. Segway
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Weight: 70kg
Calories burnt per hour: 100

Weight: 90kg
Calories burnt per hour: 135

The full list of 25!
The full list of 25!
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For all kinds of activities on land, in water or in the air, have a think about what you can try out on your next holidays – and stay in shape at the same time!

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