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.

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.

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. 

#ItsYourOutdoors - come and explore! 

Whether you want to embark on a wild adventure to discover the wonders of bushcraft, or keen to immerse yourself in a nature-based safari or canoe expedition... we have the perfect experience for you. 


'Where the wild things are' Experience 

Join our South West Lakes guide on a wild adventure, where you can take the first steps in discovering the wonders of bushcraft activities in a beautiful lakeside setting.

Try your hand at bushcraft, building shelters, lighting fires and camping cooking. We will provide the hot chocolate and obligatory mashmallows for toasting!

This 2 hour experience is suitable for children from the age of 4. Only £100 per group. To gain the most from this experience, group size is limited to 6. 

Available on the first Sunday of every month at Wimbleball Lake from May 2021. Dates to follow for Roadford and SiblybackPlease enquire about availability on weekdays and during school holidays.

Booking must be made a minimum of 3 days in advance

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Seasonal Safari Experience

Embark on a nature-based seasonal safari, tracking the wildest beasts and falling in love with the nature of our favourite seasons. Explore how the seasons influence nature and our relationship with the environment, arts and culture.

Depending on the time of year, you will discover vibrant spring colours and flowers, autumn leaves, or frosty mornings, plus reflections, woodlands and a variety of wildlife. 

This 2 hour experience is suitable for children from the age of 4. Only £80 per group. To gain the most from this experience, group size is limited to 6. 

Available on the first Sunday of every month at Wimbleball Lake from May 2021. Dates to follow for Roadford and SiblybackPlease enquire about availability on weekdays and during school holidays.

Booking must be made a minimum of 3 days in advance

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Canoe Safari Experience

Join us on on adventure of discovery at Roadford Lake on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Accompanied by one of our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced team members, your canoe safari will take you to parts of this spectacular lake that you cannot reach on foot.

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity that the water has to offer whilst you paddle your way around the lake with your family or friends. You will stop at a scenic spot for a warming hot chocolate or a cooling refreshing drink depending on the weather and time of year.

This experience is perfect for families or small groups wanting to get on the water to explore, under the guidance of an instructor. Our Canadian Canoe boats are safe and stable and you’ll quickly find your paddling rhythm, even if you’ve never been in a canoe before.

This experience will be exclusive to your group enabling our instructor to give you their full attention and to guide you around the lake. We’ll also supply you with an activity pack for the family and a map to use in the afternoon to make the most of your day at the lake

£180 per group - This experience is for groups of four – six and at least two people must be adults. Children must be aged 5 or over.

This 3 hour guided experience, including pre and post experience briefing, is available:

Thursdays, 10.00am – 1.00pm, from May to September

Wednesdays, 1.00pm – 4.00pm, from October – April.

All participants will need to wear a buoyancy aid but do not need to be able to swim. Under 18’s will also need to wear a helmet.

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