How to hit your steps per day AND have fun!
If you’re looking for a way to kick start your health and fitness journey, start with tracking the number of steps you do on a daily basis!
To make things a little easier, why not combine walking with something you enjoy like travel? Our research shows that walking around attractions could help you burn some serious calories on your day out. As experts in attractions, we decided to look at how many steps you’d typically walk around some of our attractions and calculate* how many calories you’d burn on a day out.
Exercise in disguise AND you get to tick a few things off your bucket list, what are you waiting for? Get your pedometer on and get walking!
How many steps should you walk a day?
According to the NHS, you should be walking 10000 steps a day!
How many miles is 10000 steps?
10000 steps in miles equates to roughly 5 miles, depending on how fast you walk, that could take up to 1 hour 20 minutes.
That’s a very long and boring walk on a treadmill, but why not find a more fun way to walk?
Here are the top attractions to help you hit your 10000 steps per day:
Festive calories you can burn off:
|Attraction||Calories burned||Mulled wine||Mini chocolates||Mince pies|
|Disneyland Paris Resort (2 parks)||1234||10||27||5|
|Alton Towers Resort||1138||9||25||4|
|Sagrada Familia & Gaudi Buildings Tour||803||7||18||3|
Here’s the full research:
|Attraction||Location||Total no. of miles||Total no. of steps||Total calories burned|
|Walt Disney World Resort- Magic Kingdom||Orlando, USA||6.6||16,500||1,558|
|Walt Disney World Resort-Epcot Studios||Orlando, USA||6.3||15,750||1,510|
|Universal Studios||Orlando, USA||4.9||12,210||1,331|
|Walt Disney World Resort- Animal Kingdom||Orlando, USA||6.2||15,480||1,270|
|Walt Disney World Resort- Hollywood Studios||Orlando, USA||6.3||15,660||1,255|
|Busch Gardens||Orlando, USA||7.9||19,740||1,242|
|Disneyland Paris Resort (2 parks)||Paris, France||10.0||25,000||1,233|
|SeaWorld Orlando||Orlando, USA||8.6||21,525||1,179|
|Alton Towers Resort||Staffordshire, UK||7.8||19,500||1,138|
|Universal’s Islands of Adventure||Orlando, USA||7.4||18,540||1,071|
|PortAventura World||Barcelona, Spain||5.0||12,600||1,018|
|Thorpe Park Resort||London, UK||4.6||11,475||999|
|Ferrari World||Abu Dhabi, UAE||4.2||10,600||984|
|Blackpool Pleasure Beach||Blackpool, UK||3.5||8,800||953|
|Siam Park||Costa Adeje, Tenerife||4.5||11,250||895|
|Sagrada Familia & Gaudi Buildings Tour||Barcelona, Spain||7.0||17,500||803|
|Hampton Court Palace and Gardens||London, UK||6.2||15,375||767|
|At the Top, Burj Khalifa||Dubai, UAE||0.6||1,500||726|
|Warwick Castle||Warwick, UK||2.8||7,073||723|
|Tower of London||London, UK||4.6||11,375||697|
|The Louvre||Paris, France||4.5||11,250||595|
|Cadbury world||Birmingham, UK||2.1||5,250||491|
|Harry Potter Walking Tour||London, UK||3.0||7,500||430|
|The Eiffel Tower||Paris, France||1.5||3,750||365|
|Dubrovnik Walking Tour||Dubrovnik, Croatia||1.0||2,500||243|
|9/11 Memorial & Museum||New York City, USA||0.5||1,250||222|
|Empire State Building||New York City, USA||0.8||1,875||183|
*Data correct at time of publishing
*Collected by mapping out the walking route around each attraction, calculating the number of times you typically walk around, number of steps and the corresponding calories burned by walking.
About the author
Cindy is AttractionTix’s PR and outreach manager, a self-confessed geek, she spends her time playing games, watching sci-fi films and visiting geeky attractions like the Harry Potter studios and doing the Doctor Who walking tours. Being a gigantic Game of Thrones fan, her favourite trip was one to Dubrovnik where parts of the series was filmed.