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. It's your outdoors - come and explore.
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 note: unprecedented numbers of people are visiting our activity centres this summer. To avoid disappointment, you must pre-book your session online prior to arriving at the lakes.
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.
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.
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Please respect other people's space and wear a face covering in crowded indoor spaces.
The spectacular Wimbleball Lake, nestled amongst the rolling hills of Exmoor National Park, is an unforgettable location for your next family day out or camping adventure.
This 530 acre site has something for the whole family to enjoy. Take to the water on a kayak, canoe or paddleboard, explore the miles of footpaths and cycle ways or simply sit back, immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the views.
Experience a completely different view of Wimbleball - You can hire our watersports equipment, launch your own or learn something new with one of our qualified instructors. Don't forget the camera - the lake is home to a variety of wildlife. Visitors can expect to find a range of wildfowl, as well as mammalian varieties such as hedgehogs, weasels and, if you are lucky (and quiet!), the iconic Exmoor red deer!
Want to extend your stay and experience everything Wimbleball has to offer? Pitch up a tent, toast marshmallows and look up to the sky. Wimbleball is a designated dark skies reserve, the perfect spot to stargaze and engage with nature and the outdoors in its greatest form.
It's your outdoors - come and explore!
Did you know that our five activity centres are managed by South West Lakes Trust? We aim to provide social inclusion and accessibility for all. We want more people to engage with the outdoors and have fun, irrespective of ability, age and background. Find out more here.
After a busy day at the lake refuel at Coffee Couture, offering great food and drinks with a stunning backdrop. Click here for opening times.
Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor is the perfect place to visit this October half term! Enjoy an unforgettable family adventure, jam-packed with new experiences.
As the nights draw in, the temperature drops and the leaves start to turn, our lakes are beautiful places to visit in the autumn.
Drink in the scenery while exploring miles of footpaths and cycle trails, wander through woodlands or simply enjoy being close to nature.
Experience the ultimate family adventure by exploring the lakes at your own pace. We have a variety of watersports equipment available to hire including; kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards and more.
Learn something new with one of our qualified instructors. Take part in a 'Have a go' session, expand your knowledge by signing up to a course or get involved in one of our weekly clubs. There really is something for all ages and abilities to try.
Experience a family camping holiday like no other at Wimbleball Lake, nestled in the hills of Exmoor National Park. Create the ultimate camping break packed with adventure, creating lasting memories for the whole family.
Already have your own kit? You can launch your own kayak, canoe, dingy or stand up paddleboard at our lakes! And, if you are a regular visitor, you can even become a member and launch as often as you like at all five activity centres!
The lakes of the South West provide stunning natural environments where groups can get to grips with water and land activities, develop communication skills, focus on team work, improve self-esteem and be at one with nature.
Keep your kids busy on your next day out at the South West lakes! Our activity sheets are a fantastic free download – get your children learning and having fun on their next adventure at the lakes.
Please check opening times before travelling to site. Here you will find the opening times and contact information for both Wimbleball Lake Activity Centre and the Coffee Couture.
Want to find out more? Here you will find a list of frequently asked questions. If you still can't find what you are looking for, please contact our team who will be happy to help.