Water sports and beyond

Activities at Riviere Sands

The lovely white sand beach is the perfect place for surfing and paddleboarding but there are plenty of other activities to enjoy if the surf is not your thing. If you are a fan of our classic park activities then you won't be disappointed here we cater to all tastes and all ages. 

Jam-packed full of fun

Activities and leisure facilities

Park activities

Things to do

You'll never be bored with loads for kids to do...and grown-ups too. Make a splash, explore nature, be creative or get sporty. It's up to you, take your pick.

A girl learning to swim at one of the parks

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Aqua Gliders

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Aqua Gliders

Our little water vehicles look like something between a floating dodgem and a jet ski – your kids will just love riding around the pools. They're powered so all they need to do is steer.

Age: 4-8yrs
Cost: £6
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Combe Haven and Rockley Park.
Please note:
Children will need to wear the life jackets provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+) and the adult may need to get into the pool with the child. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Sea Paddleboard Coaching

Water Sports

Sea Paddleboard Coaching

Can you see those people out at sea standing on water? Nope - it's just people paddleboarding. Friendly instructors will show you how to use the long paddle to propel yourself through the water as you stand at the same time.

Age: 10yrs+
Cost: £30
Duration: 120 minutes
Parks: Available at Perran Sands and Riviere Sands.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please be aware that the weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session. Wear shoes that can get wet. Bring a towel and dry clothes.
Restrictions: Participants must be able to swim 25m unaided.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the start of the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.
Surfing

Water Sports

Surfing

Are you ready to impress with some serious surfing skills? Come and join our friendly instructors. You’ll learn the basics on the beach before hitting the surf.

Age: 8yrs+
Cost: £30
Duration: 120 minutes
Parks: Devon Cliffs, Perran Sands and Riviere Sands.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please be aware that the weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer. Bring a towel and dry clothes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Restrictions: Participants must be able to swim 25m unaided.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity (except for Devon Cliffs), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Sea Paddleboard Hire

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Sea Paddleboard Hire

Why not hire a paddleboard to explore the coast? A paddleboard to those not in the know, is a foam board that you can stand on while you propel yourself across the water with a very long paddle.

Age: 10yrs+
Cost: £10
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at Perran Sands and Riviere Sands.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please be aware that the weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Restrictions: Participants must be water confident and able to swim 25m unaided.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: No, just turn up.
Kids and ranger firelighting

Nature Rockz

Firelighting Techniques

Essential for any young explorer. Find out how to light a fire with only the natural surroundings at hand. There may even be a tasty treat at the end.

Age: 6yrs+
Cost: £6
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minuts before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.
Kids in a den

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Den Building

Learn the ways of the forest with a little help from our expert Rangers. Find out how to create shelters with only the natural surroundings at hand.

Age: 6yrs+
Cost: £6
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Blue Dolphin and Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Golden Sands (peak only).
Bookable online: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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People gathered round looking at clues

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Pirate Treasure Hunt

Ahoy, me hearties! Grab your crew and use the clues from our Rangers to help find the items and solve the clues in our pirate treasure hunt – will you find the ‘x’ that marks the spot?

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Berwick, Cala Gran and Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Family gathered around instructor at the beach

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RNLI Water Safety

A fun, family focused activity led by one of our friendly park Rangers. Take part in a variety of games, learn how to keep safe by the water and find out more about the RNLI.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Golden Sands and Greenacres (Peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.
Family making a nest box

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Nest box creations

Fancy making a few birdies chirpy? Or giving a bat a home? With the help of our crafty Rangers you can build a home for the creatures that live in our park – or you can take it home with you to place in your own garden! Our Rangers will show you the best places to perch these habitats, so you can easily spot a robin or two.

Age: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 2
Cost: £10
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Burnham-on-Sea, Caister-on-Sea, Far Grange, Golden Sands, Lakeland, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Presthaven, Primrose Valley, Quay West, Rockley Park, Seton Sands, The Orchards and Thorpe Park
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes

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Pebble art

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Pebble Art

Can you make a cat, caterpillar or even a ladybird? Build your creation using a variety of stones of all shapes and sizes, then start painting and dazzle your friends with your amazing design.

Age: All ages
Cost: £4
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: available at all parks except Cala Gran and Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Plant Pot Art

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Plant Pot Art

Grab a Giotto pen and let your imagination run wild with spots, stripes, flowers or even a face. When your design is finished, fill the plant pot with compost, plant the seeds, take it home and then sit back and watch it grow!

Age: All ages
Cost: £6
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Berwick, Cala Gran, Combe Haven and Penally Court.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app, up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Kids and ranger studying rock pool

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Rock Pooling

Want to spot a starfish, or how about a hermit crab? Then head down to the beach for a guided tour with our expert Rangers. You’re sure to find plenty of wet and squidgy wildlife under those rocks!

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Berwick, Hafan y Môr, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands, Seton Sands and The Orchards.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Riviere Sands (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Family building a sand sculpture

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Sand Sculptures

You’ll create your very own sand sculptures and decorate them with the best pebbles or shells you can find. We will be sure to fill you in on a few interesting facts about the coastline too.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Berwick, Caister-on-Sea, Hafan y Môr, Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, Perran Sands, Riviere Sands, Rockley Park, Seashore, Seton Sands, The Orchards and Thorpe Park.
Please note: Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please wear clothes that can get dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside. Supportive shoes needed and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Perran Sands and Riviere Sands (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.
Archery Coaching

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Archery Coaching

Got a strong arm and steady eye? Why not become a bowman? With help from our expert instructors you’ll be firing like Robin Hood in no time. So, keep your eye keen, draw back that bow and let’s hit the bullseye!

Age: 6yrs+
Cost: £10
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks. Caister-on-Sea from early April 2020.
Please note:
Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Wear supportive and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before before the activity (except at Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Learn to Bike Pre Ped

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Learn to Bike Pre Ped

Our Balanceability programme, Learn to Bike Pre Ped is especially for younger kids and will give them the confidence to set off on their first set of wheels. Learn to Bike Pre Ped is done on balance bikes (bikes with no pedals) letting your child concentrate on manoeuvring. 

Age: 2½-6yrs
Cost: £4
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at Berwick, Caister-on-Sea (from early April 2020), Haggerston Castle, Marton Mere, Riviere Sands, Rockley Park and Seton Sands.
Please note:
Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+) who will be required to support the child during the activity. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Learn to Bike

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Learn to Bike

Give your little ones the confidence to set off on their first set of wheels. Our Balanceability programme, Learn to Bike is especially for younger kids and in the session they'll be taught all the skills needed to enable them to ride a pedal bike on their own. 

Age: 2½-6yrs
Cost: £4
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Berwick, Haggerston Castle, Penally Court, Quay West, Reighton Sands and Seton Sands. Caister-on-Sea and Golden Sands from early April 2020.
Please note:
Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+) who will be required to support the child during the activity. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Mini Sports

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Mini Sports

Your little ones will love our Mini Sports created especially with them in mind. They could try their little hands at archery, fencing or football! Who knows? We may find some future champions!

Age: 3-5yrs
Cost: Free
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Far Grange. Caister-on-Sea and Golden Sands from early April 2020.
Please note:
Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Target Shooting

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Target Shooting

Get your hands on a classic .177 calibre air rifle and take out the targets. With our expert instructors guiding you at every step, we can guarantee that you’ll be in safe hands.

Age: 10yrs+
Cost: £10
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Craig Tara, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court and Seton Sands. Caister-on-Sea and Golden Sands from early April 2020.
Please note:
Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Wear supportive and no open-toed shoes. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Sand Art

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Sand Art

Kids love sand, and in this fun activity they can sprinkle colourful variations to create their very own masterpiece. And the best bit is they can take their work home to treasure forever.

Age: All ages
Cost: £5
Duration: Varies by park
Parks: Available at all parks except Allhallows, Church Farm, Devon Cliffs, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Weymouth Bay and Wild Duck.
Please note:
Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: No, just turn up.

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Pick and Bobble Pottery

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Pick and Bobble Pottery

Join us in the Pic 'n' Paint or Creative Studio and create a fun party animal using foam clay in funky vibrant colours. The possibilities are endless. The foam clay dries very quickly so you can take your animal home with you there and then.

Age: All ages
Cost: £12
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Allhallows, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Craig Tara, Greenacres, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Marton Mere, Penally Court, Quay West, Weymouth Bay and Wild Duck.
Please note:
Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Blue Dolphin, Kiln Park (off-peak only) and Devon Cliffs (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Seaside Slime

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Seaside Slime

Children can create their very own seaside slime in this fun, interactive session. Led by one of our friendly instructors, they’ll make slime and then decorate it with glitter, ocean features and small fish. They can then take their pot of goo away with them. 

Age: 2yrs+
Cost: £6
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Allhallows, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Greenacres, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Weymouth Bay and Wild Duck.
Please note:
Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Blue Dolphin, Devon Cliffs, Kiln Park (off-peak only) and Seaview (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Coastal Sand Bottles

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Coastal Sand Bottles

Kids can make their own sand bottle creation in this session. Choose a bottle and fill it with different layers of coloured sand. A label can be designed and attached, making it a perfect gift or souvenir from your break.

Age: 2yrs+
Cost: £6
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Allhallows, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Greenacres, Littlesea, Lydstep, Weymouth Bay and Wild Duck.
Please note:
Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Blue Dolphin, Devon Cliffs and Kiln Park (off-peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Aqua Jets

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Aqua Jets

Let our underwater Aqua Jets take you and your kids on a ride around the pool. As you hold on tight, you'll swiftly glide through the water making twists and turns whilst chasing each other.

Age: 8yrs+
Cost: £10
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks.
Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Restrictions: Participants must be able to swim 25m unaided.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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A girl learning to swim

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Skills to Swim

As you know, being able to swim is a great life skill. Our instructors will teach your kids some basic strokes to really gain confidence in the water. We do advise you book more than one session to really make an improvement.

Age: 4yrs+
Cost: £4
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks:
Available at all parks except Rockley Park and Seashore.
Please note:
Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except Hafan y Môr (peak only) and Hopton (off-peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Aqua Paddlers

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Aqua Paddlers

Your little tadpoles can really let off some steam as they quickly turn the handles that spin the double paddlewheels of these cute and colourful boats. It’s a great way to tire out particularly energetic youngsters!

Age: 4-8yrs
Cost: £4
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Church Farm and Seashore.
Please note:
Children must wear the life jackets provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+) and the adult may need to get into the pool with the child. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Tots Aqua Play

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Tots Aqua Play

We know little ones feel safe and more secure when they’re with mum or dad, so we run sessions just for you and baby to enjoy together. With you beside them we’ll encourage them to paddle, splash and play to really get a feel for the water.

Age: 6mths - 3yrs
Cost: Free
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Greenacres, Hafan y Môr, Rockley Park, Seashore and Thorpe Park.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+) and the adult must get into the pool with the child. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except at Hopton, Lakeland and Wild Duck (off-peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity, (except at Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Pool Kayaking

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Pool Kayaking

Grab your board and take to the water on one of our open-deck pool kayaks. We'll kit you out and show you how to get the hang of paddling about. Our pools are lovely and warm and you'll have no worries about bumping into a fish or two. 

Age: 7yrs+
Cost: £10
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Berwick, Hopton, Rockley Park and Seashore.
Please note:
Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Buoyancy aids will be provided. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Restrictions:
You must be able to swim 25m unaided.
Availability: Runs all season except Wild Duck (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.

How to book

Activities can be booked and paid for on the Haven What's On app, or you can book at the Activity Booking Point on the park.

  • Step 1: Book your holiday
  • Step 2: Download the latest version of the Haven What's On app
  • Step 3: Log into the app with your Haven account details or booking reference
  • Step 4: Pick your activity
  • Step 5: Book and pay with your card

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Terms and conditions*

*Height and age restrictions may apply to some activities and facilities, some may also incur a moderate charge. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the use of our activities. During busy periods entry to the pool may be restricted for your safety.

There must be at least 1 adult accompanying up to 2 children under 8 as well as accompanying children up to 14 who are non-swimmers in the swimming pools at all times.

Imagery used for activities and entertainment are for representation purposes only, activities and facilities will vary for each park. Artist's impressions and all the facilities and activities shown are subject to final approval and planning permission. Some of these activities have an extra charge.

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