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. 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.

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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. 

Things to do in Cornwall, Devon and Exmoor

The lakes offer a great place for you to disconnect from the online world and enjoy all of the fun things to do outdoors. Our play areas offer a great retreat for children to play freely. Don’t forget the dog as well - there’s plenty of footpaths for you and your four-legged friend to explore.

Free online children’s activity sheets

Keep your kids busy on your next day out at our 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. There’s masses of things to learn and discover – identify trees, spot animals, discover different leaves or go on a bug hunt.

Click on your chosen Activity Sheet to download and bring with you on your next lakeside adventure!

  

  

  

101 things to do this summer

Let your children run free, roll down hills, jump in puddles, find bugs, make mud pies and explore our off-road trails by bike or foot.

Spark your children’s imagination for the outdoors and experience a summer holiday like no other with our ultimate ‘to do’ list.

Discover an amazing range of wildlife, climb trees, build dens, skim stones and much more at the lakes.

Download the booklet for free here.

Download the booket here