Schools & Youth

The centre is used by a host of schools, youth groups and organisations wanting to get young people actively engaged in exciting outdoors activity. Both small and large groups can be catered for and we can offer our activities to everyone over 8 years old. All tuition will be delivered by our team of fully qualified and experienced staff on our impressive range of modern equipment.

Below are a few of the options we offer, email or call the centre for more information and we can help tailor a package to fit the needs of your groups.


Taster sessions
Taster sessions are available  in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, bell boating, raft building, cycling and orienteering. Our sessions usually run for 90 minutes where the students will be given land based instruction before venturing afloat or on land to try out their newly learnt skills.   

Windsurfing or Sailing for a group of 12 costs £190.00 per session

Kayaking or Canoeing for a group 8 costs £125.00 per session

Stand up paddle boarding for a group of 6 costs £95.00 per session

Raft building for a group of 12 costs £190 per session. We can cater for up to 24 on this activity the additional places are charged at £12 per head.

(session start times 10.30, 12.45, 2.30 & 4.30)

Multi activity days
Our full or half day packages comprise of a mixture of the above. These are probably our most popular and many schools use them as part of their end of term away days or part of a residential.

You could also include cycle hire or guided cycling in your multi activity days

Cycle Hire - We can cater for groups of up to 24 the cost is £8 per head for 2 hours for a group booking of 10 or more students. ( If you have booked cycle hire only and are using your own staff to guide the group we will ask you to complete one of our group cycle hire info and checklist  forms, click here to download)

Guided Cycling - Your group will be led by our own instructors. For a group of up to 12 the cost is £190 per session. We can cater for up to 24 on this activity the additional places are charged at £10 per head.

Team building & Ice breakers
As the title suggests these activities will be based around group work and developing teams skills and leaders. Our half or full days will normally comprise of a mixture of water and land activities, problem solving, cycling, orienteering and raft building. We can often tailor them to suit your group and subject matter which may be relevant to classroom activity.

Our most popular team build activity is Raft Building,

Raft building for a group of 12 costs £190 per 90 minute session. We can cater for up to 24 on this activity the additional places are charged at £12 per head.


The Carsington Challenge

A combination of practical activities requiring a range of skills which encorage team work. This is ideal for schools, colleges and universities as an ice breaker activity.

The challenge consists of orienteering, problem solving, cycling & raft building. All activities are instructor led.

Price for a group of 12 costs £450 for a 4 hour session. We can cater for up to 24 on this activity the additional places are charged at £35 per head.


Learning outside the classroom
Choose any  of the  above or contact us to see where we can help classroom work come alive in the great outdoors.


RYA onboard sessions
This is an RYA incentive to get local schools sailing and windsurfing. Last year we took lots of local children through RYA Youth courses which then enabled them to hire equipment throughout the summer holidays. Many enjoyed sailing and windsurfing with friends though out the whole year.

Duke of Edinburgh

Check out our tuition and courses, some of which my be relevant to your DofE new skills training. We can offer weekly hire or tuition sessions helping you tick the box of regular participation.

RYA & BCU certification

More and more of the senior schools are looking at certificated training. Our RYA & BCU courses are ideal. Students would visit for a 2 days course or multi weeks to complete the syllabus hopefully leaving us  with a  new found skill and a recognised qualification.

End of Term Activities

The school prom seems  to be getting ever popular in the UK and we are also seeing younger children celebrating their move to new schools and colleges. Why not organise for them to spend an  afternoon by the waterside raft building or bellboating, there will be plenty of teamwork required to move your group across the water and participate in numerous challenges and races. Click here for more details.


Contact us now to make your booking for this year


Tel 01629 540478