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. 

Experience the best things to do outdoors and get your children learning about nature. There’s masses of things to do at our South West lakes – discover wildlife, identify trees, build a bug hotel or make nature art.

Create your own mini adventure on a day out in Cornwall, Devon or Exmoor – go for a walk with the kids and see how much you can spot, identify or try for the very first time. There’s no better way to spend quality time together as a family than getting outdoors and doing something together, creating memories and sharing sacred moments.

  1. Identify trees
  1. Spot a mushroom
  1. Make a mud pie
  1. Do a bark rubbing
  1. Go stargazing
  1. Go geocaching
  1. Build a den
  1. Find an acorn
  1. Spot a bird
  1. Have a snail race
  1. Make a leaf crown
  1. Build a rock sculpture
  1. Have a stick duel
  1. Build a nature hopscotch
  1. Create nature art
  1. Make a stick trail
  1. Climb a tree
  1. Have a snail race
  1. Skim stones
  1. Hug a tree
  1. Pick blackberries
  1. Feed the birds
  1. Roll down a big hill
  1. Dam a stream
  1. Build a bug hotel