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. 

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.

Whether it’s kayaking, raft building, a guided nature walk, a corporate social responsibility day or swinging through the trees on high ropes, everyone who visits us leaves with a huge sense of personal achievement.

Our four AALA Licensed Activity Centres have fully-qualified instructors experienced in planning and carrying out mixed-ability group activities. Our friendly team will be there every step of the way - helping you plan and design your day, providing group instructors when needed and ensuring all the administration and logistics are covered.

Schools and Colleges

Whether you’re looking for a weekly sports club or a week long residential, we can provide exceptional activities for your students. We follow the simple principles that people do their best learning whilst they are having fun, also that in order to truly have fun – you have to be (and feel) safe.

Teachers can be reassured that our staff will manage the safety of the group whilst providing expert tuition, meaning that you can enjoy the day too and use this valuable time to further understand and strengthen the bond with your students.

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I spent seven hours at Stithians Lake yesterday helping 50 young people with additional needs access kayaking lessons. The staff in the office are so helpful with the booking process and do as much as they can to help make the activity accessible for all. The equipment was supplied and the staff helped select the right size for the individual young people. All the young people and the parents and carers thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. We will definitely be back.
Hector - Group Leader

Uniformed Groups and Youth Organisations 

Our activity centres are the perfect locations for a camp, training weekend or fun activity week.

We can accommodate large groups camping on site, alternatively you can just come for daytime activities.

Our flexible and bespoke approach to working with groups means that we can help develop the perfect mix of activities to meet your budget and objectives. 

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Corporate Organisations

Our activity centres offer fantastic locations to bring your whole team and senior management together for a fun and engaging day out. Whether you’re looking to help your organisation’s performance by developing teamwork, problem solving, improving communication or looking for a fun time out of the office, we have the day for you.

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We had our staff day out on the lake today and it was fantastic! All the activities available meant that there was something for everyone - they were incredibly well run and so much fun. I don’t think any of us have laughed as much as we did whilst raft building. The instructors were knowledgeable and I never would have thought we would have people attempting headstands whilst paddle boarding! It was a really well-run day.
Cathy - Corporate away day participant

Sports Clubs and Training Camps

Our lakes are the perfect place for a club away weekend, regatta or training camp.

Creating exciting and social activities is essential to maintaining a healthy and active membership base and what better way than visiting a beautiful location with plenty of water, shore side facilities and even equipment and instructors available to hire-in.

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Birthday Parties 

Birthday parties will never be the same again! Our activity centres across the South West offer a great range of water and land sports.

We can tailor your party requirements to match your needs and our centres provide a fantastic setting, not only for younger children but also offer the perfect playground for teenage outdoor birthday parties too.

Our large and open grounds are suitable for a range of fun and adventurous games, picnics and cater for big groups.

Contact your preferred centre directly for a tailored package to suit your individual needs.



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Private Groups

Our lakes are available for everyone to enjoy - whether you’re having a large family gathering, social event or weekend away with your club or society.

We will work with you to help build you a perfect celebration which can include venue hire, camping, glamping, activities, food and great memories.

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Stag and Hen Parties

Do something different for your stag or hen party. Come and explore the outdoors and enjoy your day, weekend or week with us.

Our adventurous stag and hen activity days offer the ultimate experience – shoot an arrow for the first time, build rafts, discover paddleboarding or swing through our high ropes course.

Add an element of competition and create your own adventure at the lakes.  

Contact your preferred centre directly for a tailored package to suit your individual needs.



Wimbleball Lake: 01398 371460 [email protected]

Roadford Lake: 01409 211507 [email protected]

Tamar Lakes: 01288 321712 [email protected]

Stithians Lake: 01209 860301 [email protected]