Family Activities

Making time with your children can be challenging so we are offering mums and dads, family members and carers the chance to get away with their children and spend some time together in the great outdoors at Grafham Water Centre !

If you want to learn to sail as a family, why not try our Family Sailing Taster or if you fancy trying more than one activity, we have Family Days running throughout the year where you can experience a whole range of land or water based activities, bring a picnic and have a day out!

+Family Sailing

A chance for the whole family to try a sailing taster session all together in a selection of our boats. Session are for a half day, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Groups must include at least one child under the age of 16. Why not combine with a half day paddlesports taster and enjoy a full day of watersports fun? Why not bring a picnic and come for the day, and spend the morning on one of our Family Paddlesport Sessions? Please be aware that children aged under 8 may not be able to take part in all activities (see above).

  Date Duration Price
Sun 12th May 2019 Half Day PM
Sat 25th May 2019 Half Day PM
Sat 1st Jun 2019 Half Day PM
Sun 16th Jun 2019 Half Day PM
Sat 22nd Jun 2019 Half Day PM
Sun 30th Jun 2019 Half Day PM
Sat 6th Jul 2019 Half Day PM
Sat 13th Jul 2019 Half Day PM
Sun 4th Aug 2019 Half Day PM
Sat 24th Aug 2019 Half Day PM
Sun 15th Sep 2019 Half Day PM
Sat 28th Sep 2019 Half Day PM

+Family Paddlesports

A chance for the whole family to try a paddlesports taster session using a variety of different canoes, kayaks or sit on top kayaks. Sessions are a half day, from 09.30 hours to 12.30 hours. Groups must include at least 1 child under the age of 16. Why not bring a packed lunch and combine with a half day sailing taster and enjoy a full day of family watersports fun! Please be aware that children aged under eight may not be able to take part in all activities (see above).

  Date Duration Price
Fri 25th May 2018 Half Day AM
Sat 30th Jun 2018 Half Day AM
Sun 12th May 2019 Half Day AM
Sat 1st Jun 2019 Half Day AM
Sun 16th Jun 2019 Half Day AM
Sat 22nd Jun 2019 Half Day AM
Sat 6th Jul 2019 Half Day AM
Sat 13th Jul 2019 Half Day AM
Sun 4th Aug 2019 Half Day AM
Sat 24th Aug 2019 Half Day AM
Sun 15th Sep 2019 Half Day AM
Sat 28th Sep 2019 Half Day AM

+Family Activity Camping Weekends

An opportunity for the entire family to participate in a weekend of adventours activities on both land and water. Bring your own camping equipment and tents. You can choose whether to cook yourselves or purchase our catered option. Prices upon request BBQ and drink included on Friday evening Arrive Friday PM and depart Monday AM If you have children under 8 please contact us before booking

  Date Duration Price
Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Mon 5th Aug 2019 3 Nights 2 Days Self Catering
Fri 23rd Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019 3 Nights 2 Days Self Catering

+Family Days

A chance for parents to take part in some of our many activities with the younger generation of the family. Family days are designed for children aged eight and over and will run from 9.30am until 16.30pm. Please bring a Picnic with you, must include at least 1 person under 16 years. Please be aware that children aged under eight may not be able to take part in all activities (see above).

  Date Duration Price
Sat 5th May 2018 1 Day
Sat 26th May 2018 1 Day
Sat 14th Jul 2018 1 Day
Fri 3rd Aug 2018 1 Day
Sat 18th Aug 2018 1 Day
Sun 14th Apr 2019 1 Day
Sat 20th Apr 2019 1 Day
Sat 27th Apr 2019 1 Day
Sat 11th May 2019 1 Day
Sat 18th May 2019 1 Day
Sat 15th Jun 2019 1 Day
Sat 14th Sep 2019 1 Day
Sun 6th Oct 2019 1 Day

+Family Camping Weekends Information

An opportunity for the whole family to participate in a weekend of adventurous activities on both land and water. Bring your own camping equipment and tents for the weekend, you can choose to cook for yourselves or buy our catered package.

Price: £75 per adult Self Catering (catered package available at an additional cost, please enquire for details)

Children aged 8-11 half price and under 8's free for activities and catering.

Please be aware that children aged under eight may not be able to take part in all activities (see above).

Friday

1400 onwards

1830

Arrive and set up camp

Welcome BBQ followed by camp fire

Saturday

0930 - 1230

1230 - 1330

1345 - 1645

1900 - 2100

First activity session

Break for lunch

Second activity session

Children's activities depending on weather (Bushcraft if fine and indoor games if not)

 Sunday

0930 - 1230

1230 - 1330

1345 - 1645

1900 - 2100

 

Third activity session

Break for lunch

Fourth activity session

Family fun games with help from an instructor or use Centre activity equipment

 Monday

1000 onwards

 Break camp and depart

 The price includes :-

  • Three nights camping (own tents) with use of Centre toilets and showers
  • Welcome BBQ on Friday evening including a glass of wine and squash for children
  • Four full activity sessions for all the family led by our fully qualified Instructors
  • Campfire on Friday, Children's activity session and family games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings respectively
  • Centre "Course Director" to liaise and look after all camping families
  • Fresh water tap available

All our activities are designed for adults and children aged eight years and over to participate in safely.  Younger children may be able to take part if any safety equipment needed can be adjusted to fit them correctly.  This can only be determined with the child present and will be at the discretion of the qualified instructor running the activity.

Testimonials

"Nothing is perfect, but Grafham Water Centre comes close!"

Max Findlater - 28 May 2013