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. 

2 - 18 April 2021

Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 4.00pm (+ Bank Holiday Monday) 

  • 'Have a go' sessions
  • Bespoke sessions 
  • Kids' club
  • Hire our equipment
  • Launch your own kit
  • Miles of footpaths and cycle ways to explore 
  • Play area
  • Cafe
  • Extend your stay and camp


With so much on offer here at Roadford Lake this Easter, you definitely won't be stuck for ideas to keep the kids entertained.

Hire a variety of watersports equipment, launch your own craft or enjoy a spot of fishing. Roadford Lake is also a popular Brown Trout fishery and is a great place to start your fishing adventure!

Now is the time to immerse yourself in the great outdoors, detach yourself from modern life and connect with your natural surroundings. Now is the time to discover the beauty beyond your doorstep.

The Programme 

  • Experience a different view of the lake and hire a variety of watersports equipment including kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards and sail boats. Hire is available Wednesday-Sunday, 10.00am-4.00pm (including Bank Holiday Monday). Booking in advance is required through our website. Please see 'Book Now' tab below.

  • Do you have your own watersports equipment? You can launch your own kit on the lake from as little as £8. Self-launch is available Wednesday-Sunday, 10.00am-4.00pm (including Bank Holiday Monday) and booking in advance is required via our website. Please see 'Book Now' tab below. Those wishing to use their own equipment on the lake require third party insurance.

  • Our 'Have a go' sessions are a great way to try something new, gain basic skills and play games

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