Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes

Explore the great outdoors and have a day filled with fun and adventure! Catch fish, build dens, get on your bike or explore the lakes of the south west by boat or foot.

There are so many things to do at the lakes – discover the joy of simply wandering through woodlands, spotting birds and bugs and playing amongst nature. You can also take to the water and experience an exhilarating adventure as a family.

Please check our Covid update page prior to visiting to make sure you are up to date with information for your trip.


Our lakes provide the perfect setting for a great day out in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. Venture along our trails, encountering nature face to face. Refuel at our onsite cafés with delicious snacks, cakes and hot drinks. Enjoy a wide range of fun things to do – try an activity on or off the water for the very first time, shoot an arrow or swing through the trees, discover paddleboarding or explore our lakes by canoe. Extend your stay and enjoy a night under canvas, create a family holiday packed with new experiences creating lifelong memories.

Holidays like no other 

Keep the whole family entertained with a range of activities on and off the water. Our expertly trained instructors offer superb sessions for you to experience a day out like no other. From canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing to archery and high ropes – there’s plenty of outdoor activities to experience the ultimate day out or holiday with the family in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. 

Put a Spring in your step this Easter and take part in our lakeside trail and quiz. 

Nine Easter Bunnies will join you on your journey to the Roadford Sundial, each with a letter and seasonal themed clue to help you solve the spring surprise anagram and quiz! 

To take part, collect one of the blank “Roadford Lake Spring Trail” sheets from the clear box, positioned at the start of the trail, just outside of the café. Hand sanitiser will also be available.

On your walk, note down each of the letters on the bunnies and answer the quiz question using the fun fact boards! 

To be in with a chance of winning an Easter treat, submit your completed trail sheet into the submission box or email your answers to the address detailed on your trail sheet.

Don’t forget to add your name and email so that we can contact you if you are the lucky winner!

If you wanted to download and print your own copy, click here. 

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