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. 

Our Environment and Engagement Team are calling for all young Alien Defenders to help them by taking part in their Alien Defender Trail at Siblyback Lake. Unfortunately, in an attempt to stop people learning about the invasion, Ronnie and Reggie Crayfish (The Red Claw Twins and leaders of the invasion) have got wise to the event and have, along with their Alien Crew, not only hidden the trail posters, but put in some Alien activities to try to deter from completing the trail.


Your mission, search the Playground to find the Wanted posters, learn more about the invasion, successfully carry out the Alien distraction instructions, become an Alien Defender.


If successful, you will receive an Alien Defender certificate, which will only become verified once you have posted your best alien face selfie to South West Lakes by using the onsite Alien Defender Picture Frame.

You have until 30 June. Good luck!

Please note, all submissions once checked will be put on the Siblyback Facebook page.