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Pool & watersports activities
at Riviere Sands

Pull on your swimsuits and dive right in

Turquoise pools, waterslides, white tipped surf – we just love being surrounded by water. Our outdoor pool and waterslide are open from 26 May till the end of August – for sunny days. Our indoor pools are heated – great for those rainy days. Take a swim or join the kids on our flume, or have a splash at our Pool Party! Away from the pools, learn to surf and paddle board in the sea.
Outdoor pool at Riviere Sands

Water facilities

This is what it's all about - a whole range of amazing water-based facilities for every age and ability, and all completely free. It's all about having fun and gaining that extra bit of confidence in the water.

Our facilities include:

  • Heated indoor pool*▲┴
  • Heated outdoor pool*
  • Outdoor slide*

Heated indoor fun pool

Our indoor heated pool is free for everyone to use. Its open every day, come rain or shine. It also has a shallower section for the little ones, And to top it off we also run a great variety of water activities for everyone from tots to adults. Fun for all is guaranteed. All we ask is that kids under eight and non-swimmers under 14 bring along an adult. Don’t forget your arm bands and goggles — and let’s make a splash!

Outdoor pool and water flume at Riviere Sands

Heated outdoor pool

We know you’re brave cookies but we know you’d much prefer to dip your toes into a lovely heated swimming pool. So we’ve made sure that our outdoor pool is at just the right temperature for you. Our pool is a great size for games and is right next to our outdoor waterslide. Open from May until the end of August, If we’re lucky to have hot weather earlier on in the season, we’ll try our best to open earlier too. Bring along the whole family, because all kids under eight and non-swimmers under 14 need to be with an adult. Grab your towels and sun-cream and sink yourself into our warm waters.

Outdoor slide

Our outdoor waterslide is perfect for making a big splash. All kids under eight years and non-swimmers under 14 do need an adult with them. And we ask that one adult only looks after up to two children at a time; just so no one feels out of their depth – so bring along all the family and let’s make a splash together!

Pool activities

Our pools aren’t just a great place to go for a swim, they’re also the home of loads of fun activities to keep your kids entertained throughout your holiday. From AquaJets to pool parties, we’ve got all sorts of different ways to get some action on the water – in fact, there’s so much choice you won’t know which one to pick first!

    Aqua Gliders

    Aqua Gliders

    Imagine a mix between a dodgem and a Jet Ski and you get the idea of what our Aqua Gliders are like – and how much fun they are!

    Things you should know:

    • Age: 4-8 yrs
    • Activity bundle value: 1
    • Cost: £4
    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • Parks: All parks except Rockley Park
    • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Please wear the life jackets provided
    • Availability: Runs all season

    AquaJets

    AquaJets

    Hold on tight and let our AquaJets propel you around like you’re flying underwater! Glide to the bottom of the pool, enjoy twists and turns as you chase your friends and move around beneath the water like you’ve never done before!

    Things you should know:

    • Age: 8+ yrs
    • Activity bundle value: 2
    • Cost: £8
    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • Parks: All parks
    • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and able to swim 25m unaided
    • Availability: Runs all season

    Learn2Swim

    Learn2Swim

    Being able to jump in a pool and swim isn’t just a lot of fun, it’s also a great skill to have and a brilliant way to stay fit and healthy. Our fully trained instructors will teach your little ones all the basic skills they’ll need to gain their confidence and stay safe in the water.

    We recommend booking more than one Learn2Swim session for your children to really see a lasting benefit from what they’ll learn.

    Things you should know:

    • Age: 4+ years
    • Activity bundle value: 1
    • Cost: £4
    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • Parks: All parks except Rockley Park
    • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Availability: Runs all season

    Pool Kayaking

    Pool kayaking

    If you’ve ever fancied having a go at kayaking but want to learn the basics before hitting the open water then this activity is for you! We’ll kit you out with all the gear and get you on one of our open-deck pool kayaks before launching you onto the safe waters of our heated swimming pool where you’ll learn loads of new skills and have a great time paddling about.

    Things you should know:

    • Age: 7+ years
    • Activity bundle value: 2
    • Cost: £8
    • Duration: 45 minutes
    • Parks: All parks except Lydstep Beach
    • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to swim 25m unaided. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of your activity to allow time for safety briefing and to put kit on (buoyancy aids will be provided)
    • Availability: Runs all season

    Turbo Paddlers

    Turbo Paddlers

    The kids will have so much fun racing their friends around the pool in these colourful little boats! All they have to do is turn the handles to spin the double paddle wheels that make them move – the faster they turn them, the faster the boat goes!

    Things you should know:

    • Age: 4-8 years
    • Activity bundle value: 1
    • Cost: £4
    • Duration: 20 minutes
    • Parks: All parks
    • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Life jackets will be provided.
    • Availability: Runs all season

    Water Confidence

    Water Confidence

    We all know how important it is for kids to develop confidence in a swimming pool from a young age, and these sessions are specifically designed to give your little ones a chance to get a feel for being in the water. Over the course of 30 minutes, they'll have the chance to paddle, splash around and have fun in the safety of our pool, all under the watchful eye of mum and dad and our trained instructors!

    Things you should know:

    • Age Group: 6 months - 3 yrs
    • Activity bundle value: N/A
    • Cost: Free
    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • Parks: All parks except Rockley Park
    • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Availability: Runs all season

    Water Walkerz

    Water Walkerz

    Who said you can’t walk on water? Jump inside our giant waterproof bubbles and let the good times roll as you spin and tumble across the surface of our pools. This unique activity costs just £4 and all kids need to be with an adult. Kids aged five and over can use the Water Walkerz in inflatable pools and in 1.1m plus pools if they’re eight and over.

    Things you should know:

    • Age: 5+ years
    • Activity bundle value: 1
    • Cost: £4
    • Duration: 5 minutes
    • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight limit of 16 stone/102 kg.

    Watersports activities

    Our water activities aren’t just limited to the pool – if you want to try something really exciting we’ve got some thrilling watersports you can try on our lakes or out on the open sea!

      Sea paddleboarding at Haven

      Sea paddle boarding

      Can you see those people out at sea – they look like they’re standing on water? Nope – it’s just people paddle boarding. In these sessions – run exclusively at Devon Cliffs, Perran Sands and Riviere Sands – gondola meets surfboard. Friendly and patient instructors will show you how to use the long paddle to propel yourself through the water as you stand at the same time.

      Things you should know:

      • Age: 8+ yrs
      • Activity bundle value: Devon Cliffs - N/A
        Riviere and Perran Sands - 7
      • Cost: £28
      • Duration: Devon Cliffs - 2 hours
        Riviere Sands and Perran Sands - 2.5 hours
      • Parks: Devon Cliffs (concession), Perran Sands and Riviere Sands
      • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs +) and able to swim 25m unaided
      • Availability: Runs all season at Perran Sands and Riviere Sands
        Devon Cliffs – Off peak – Sat, Sun and Weds
        May half term and summer school holidays – Sat, Sun, Tues, Weds and Thurs
        September weekends from September 3rd – Sat and Sun

      Surfing at Haven

      Surfing

      Are you ready to impress with some serious surfing skills? Come and join the friendly instructors at Devon Cliffs, Riviere Sands and Perran Sands. You’ll learn the basics on the beach before hitting the surf. All kids need to bring along an adult, and everyone needs to be aged 8 and over. Zip up your wetsuit (provided) and catch some waves dude! Please note: Devon Cliffs surfing sessions are brought to you by an external company.

      Things you should know:

      • Age: 8+ years
      • Activity bundle value: Devon Cliffs - N/A
        Perran Sands and Riviere Sands - 7
      • Cost: £28
      • Parks: Devon Cliffs, Perran Sands and Riviere Sands
      • Duration of session: Devon Cliffs - 2 hours
        Perran Sands and Riviere Sands - 2.5 hours
      • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to swim 25m unaided

      Book your favourite activities in advance with our Activity Bundle

      If you enjoy planning your holiday before you arrive then our Activity Bundle is just the thing for you and your family.

      Our bundles have either 1x or 2x levels; which you can redeem online against a range of activities, before you arrive.

      Please note that Activity Bundles are not available yet for 2018. You can book your holiday and add Activity Bundles at a later date.

        AquaJets at Haven

        How much does it cost?

        Activity Bundles are really only suitable where you have children over the age of 6 as the majority of activities available on our parks are free for non-school aged children.

        If you need to pay for any extra activities during your break you can do so by visiting the Sports & Leisure booking desk. However, we strongly advise purchasing an Activity Bundle and redeeming prior to your arrival as activities can fill up very quickly, especially during weekends and school holidays.

        Activity Bundle 1 (12 passes) £48 (not available on park)
        Activity Bundle 2 (24 passes) £96 (not available on park)

        Aqua Gliders at Haven

        Water activities

        Activities that can be used with your prepaid activity vouchers include:

        • Aqua Gliders
        • Aqua ZStomp
        • AquaJets
        • Learn2Swim
        • Pool Kayaking
        • Turbo Paddlers
        • Water Walkerz

        Activity Bundle

        How to book

        Activity Bundles can be purchased as an optional extra for your holiday.

        New bookings:

        Just make a booking now and be sure to pick your Activity Bundle 1x or 2x pack from the 'Optional extras'.

        Already booked?:

        If you have already booked a holiday please click on the 'My Account' link at the top of this page. Once you have logged into your account click on 'view current holiday bookings', select your booking and click on 'add optional extras'. From here you can select either a 12 or 24 Activity Bundle depending on your preference.

        Activity Bundle

        Terms & conditions

        • It is recommended that activities are booked and allocated prior to arrival on park as we may have limited availability on park, particularly during busy periods.
        • Activities are subject to availability and may vary from park to park.
        • Guests must arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of the session as Health and Safety briefings are given.
        • Please arrive 5 minutes prior to activity commencing, we are keen to ensure you are fully briefed prior participating.
        • If you are late, and have missed the safety briefing, for your own safety you may not be able to take part in the session.
        • If you wish to cancel an activity, that's fine, we understand your plans change please give us 24 hours notice and we will happily provide a refund.
        • If you have purchased your activity bundle prior to arrival and you wish to cancel, then please call customer services to discuss, pre purchased activity bundles are non refundable on park.
        • Unfortunately if you miss your session we are unable to transfer you to another session or offer a refund.
        • If the weather is bad and we can't run an activity for this or some other reason, we'll always offer you an alternative.
        • Our Activity Bundles come in 12 and 24 passes. Some activities will require more than one pass per person who takes part.
        • Activity Bundles can only be purchased up to 7 days before arrival and are strictly subject to availability. The further ahead you buy your bundle, the better your chances of redeeming them for the activities you desire. If you forget to buy beforehand, you may be able to purchase individual activities on a pay-as-you-go basis, subject to availability.
        • The company reserve the right to cancel any activity at any time, where possible we will transfer to another session, or an alternative activity.
        • The Team Member/Coach has the overall responsibility of health and safety of the activity and can stop the session or ask a participant to leave at any time. In this case no refund will be given.
        • Family Roller Disco: It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to supervise their child/children.
        • Bike & Kart Hire: The Company reserves the right to hold entertainment passes as well as a deposit. Persons hiring bikes or karts will be held responsible for any damage caused, and will be liable for all costs the damage incurs.

        * Age restrictions apply on some activities and the majority of activities available are for the over 8’s. Activity Bundles are strictly subject to availability.

        Please note

        * Children under 8 yrs, and non swimmers under 14 yrs must be supervised by an adult
        ▲ During very busy periods for reasons of safety, we may need to introduce session bathing at our pools. Just pop over to the pool, pick an available time for your family and we’ll give you colour coded bands for that session
        ┴ We have a hoist in our indoor pool