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 summer months when you can bring a picnic and have a day out with us, having a go at a whole range of land or water based activities. 

+Family Days

A chance for Mum & Dad 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 5.00pm. Please bring a packed lunch with you. £30 per person - 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
Sun 4th Feb 2018 1 Day £30
Sun 18th Mar 2018 1 Day £30
Sat 14th Apr 2018 1 Day £30
Sun 22nd Apr 2018 1 Day £30
Sat 28th Apr 2018 1 Day £30
Sat 5th May 2018 1 Day £30
Sun 13th May 2018 1 Day £30
Sun 20th May 2018 1 Day £30
Sat 26th May 2018 1 Day £30
Sat 2nd Jun 2018 1 Day £30
Sat 28th Jul 2018 1 Day £30
Sun 19th Aug 2018 1 Day £30
Sat 25th Aug 2018 1 Day £30
Sat 22nd Sep 2018 1 Day £30
Sun 7th Oct 2018 1 Day £30

+Family Sailing

A chance for the whole family to try a sailing taster session all together in one of our Whammel boats. Session are for a half day, either AM or PM. 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? Please be aware that children aged under 8 may not be able to take part in all activities (see above).

  Date Duration Price
Sat 5th May 2018 Half Day AM £20
Sat 5th May 2018 Half Day PM £20
Sun 3rd Jun 2018 Half Day AM £20
Sun 3rd Jun 2018 Half Day PM £20
Sun 17th Jun 2018 Half Day AM £20
Sun 17th Jun 2018 Half Day PM £20
Sun 29th Jul 2018 Half Day AM £20
Sun 29th Jul 2018 Half Day PM £20
Sat 18th Aug 2018 Half Day AM £20
Sat 18th Aug 2018 Half Day PM £20

+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, either morning or afternoon. 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
Sat 5th May 2018 Half Day AM £20
Sat 5th May 2018 Half Day PM £20
Sun 3rd Jun 2018 Half Day AM £20
Sun 3rd Jun 2018 Half Day PM £20
Sun 17th Jun 2018 Half Day AM £20
Sun 17th Jun 2018 Half Day PM £20
Sun 29th Jul 2018 Half Day AM £20
Sun 29th Jul 2018 Half Day PM £20
Sat 18th Aug 2018 Half Day AM £20
Sat 18th Aug 2018 Half Day PM £20

+Book for Family Camping Weekends

Please see additional information above. Prices are per person for 3 nights for self catering. Please contact us for more information if you would like to purchase our catering package.

  Date Duration Price
Fri 4th May 2018 to Mon 7th May 2018 3 Nights 2 Days Self Catering £75
Fri 25th May 2018 to Mon 28th May 2018 3 Nights 2 Days Self Catering £75
Fri 24th Aug 2018 to Mon 27th Aug 2018 3 Nights 2 Days Self Catering £75

+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 or book into Centre accommodation for the Easter weekend if camping is not your thing. You can choose to cook for yourselves or buy our catered package.

Price: £60 per adult Self Catering £75 per adult Catered for.

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