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.

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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. 

Sit back, relax and explore the lakes of the South West in a canoe. Our five activity centres, located across Devon, Cornwall and Exmoor, provide a variety of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to get out on the water. Canoeing is an extremely accessible sport, perfect for both children and adults alike. Immerse yourself in nature and create memories with your family which will last a lime-time.

Hire our equipment

From only £24 you can hire a Canadian Canoe.

Price includes use of wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets - you will need to bring your own footwear, swimsuit and towel.

Suitable for ages 8+. Fits up to three people.

Available at Roadford, Siblyback, Stithians, Tamar and Wimbleball

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Launch your own canoe

Own a canoe and looking for places to explore? Why not launch it on one of our lakes?

Day launch costs only £8 per craft, per day or, if you are a regular visitor to the lake, you may be interested in becoming a member. Membership entitles you to unlimited launch at all five activity centre, along with many other benefits.

Available at Roadford, Siblyback, Stithians, Tamar and Wimbleball

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'Get into' paddlesport sessions 

Our 'Get into' paddlesports sessions are a great way to try something new, gain basic skills and, most importantly, have fun in nature's playground! 

Prices for these instructor-led sessions start from just £52.

Available at Wimbleball

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Canoe Safaris and Adventures 

Enjoy a guided trip exploring Wimbleball or Roadford Lake with one of our experienced instructors. While on the adventure, you will be able to learn the basic skills of canoeing, enjoy games and take in the incredible scenery. The perfect way to explore the lakes with friends or family.

Family Canoe Adventure for three at Wimbleball - £70

Canoe Safari at Roadford - £30 per person

Find out about our Canoe Adventures

Find out about our Canoe Safaris

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