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. 

29 May - 6 June 2021

Open daily, 10.00am - 4.00pm 

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

Overview 

Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor is the perfect place to visit this May Half Term! Enjoy an unforgettable family adventure, jam-packed with new experiences.

We have an action-packed activity programme suitable for all ages and abilities. Activities include stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and archery. You can hire a variety of watersports equipment, launch your own craft or learn something new by taking part in an instructor-led session.

Wimbleball is a place where you can relax and observe the resident wildlife, somewhere to stretch your legs and embrace a moment of calm or a scenic retreat where you can enjoy a well-deserved café treat.

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 7 days a week. 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 7 days a week 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, most importantly, have fun!

  • Immerse yourself in nature and embark on a 2 hour canoe adventure. Explore Wimbleball Lake with one of our experienced instructors and learn the basic skills of canoeing, enjoy games and take in the incredible scenery. This safari is a perfect way to explore the lake with friends or family and is suitable for ages 4+ and for all abilities. 

  • If you're interested in taking up a new hobby, then our 'Get into' sessions could be perfect for you. Enjoy a full day on the water with one of our qualified instructors and embark on your journey to becoming a proficient paddler or sailor!

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