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 August - 3 September 2021 

Open daily, 10.00am - 4.00pm 

  • 'Have a go' sessions 
  • Bespoke sessions 
  • Multi-activity days
  • Multi-activity weeks
  • Hire our equipment
  • Launch your own kit
  • Clubs
  • Courses
  • Miles of footpaths to explore 
  • Play area
  • Cafe
  • Extend your stay and camp


Head to Stithians Lake this summer for an unforgettable family adventure. There really is something for everyone to enjoy.

We have a fun-filled programme of activities, from watersports equipment hire and day launch to instructor-led sessions and courses.

Paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and more. Why not finish off your day with a delicious treat from the cafe?

The Programme 

  • Get out on the water and experience a completely different view of the lake. You can hire a variety of watersports equipment including kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, windsurfs and dinghies. Hire is available 7 days a week. Booking in advance is required through our website. Please see 'Book Now' tab below.

  • If you have your own watersports equipment then you may be interested in launching it on the lake. Self-launch is available 7 days a week and costs from as little as £8 per craft. 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. Click here to find out more.

  • Want to learn something new this summer? Our 'Have a go' instructor-led sessions are a great way to gain basic skills and, most importantly, have fun! Find out more here. 

  • If you are interested in trying a variety of activities then our multi-activity days and weeks are the perfect place to start. A fantastic way to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays. We also run regular clubs and courses throughout the year, suitable for all ages and abilities. Find out more here.   

£50 OFF Multi-Activity Weeks when booked before 1 June with code ACTIV50

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