We offer a range of water-based activities at the outdoor centre. We have access to a large lake on the estate and from the shores we can launch a variety of craft.

We offer raft building for both fun team building events as well as team development programmes. All the essential equipment is provided and instruction will be given in rope lashing techniques. We also utilise Canadian canoes and kayaks, which can be combined with other floating objects for water-based relay events. Both raft building and canoeing activities can be used to develop new skills, for transport challenges and for fun.

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Aqua challenges

Water-based activities can be used for fun during fun team building events and to provide challenges with consequences for leadership and team development programmes. Building rafts out of barrels, poles and ropes focuses the mind - the results of bad planning or construction impact on the team directly.

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Canadian canoeing

Canadian (open) canoes provide a relatively stable and dry canoeing experience. They are forgiving of mistakes and enable people to build confidence quickly, working together to paddle and manoeuvre them. Two or three people can sit in each canoe sharing in the fun (and blame) as they learn to paddle them.

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Key facts

  • Allow at least 75 mins
  • Ideal for programmes and group sessions
  • Suitable for adults and young people
  • Reasonably physical activity
  • Minimum numbers usually apply: groups of over 20 delegates only
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What do visitors say

"We learnt the hard way that by rushing to get our craft first in the water, we hadn't actually tied the barrels on properly! First in the water and last to finish the race."

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