A girl learning to swim at one of the parks

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.

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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 Lydstep Beach and Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Sea Kayak Hire

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Sea Kayak Hire

Hire a kayak and paddle, using the double-bladed paddle, through the waves to explore the open water. See the beauty of the coast close up as you travel along.

Age: 6yrs+
Cost: £12
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Lydstep Beach.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult (18yrs+). Wear shoes that can get wet. Bring a towel and dry clothes. Please be aware that the weather conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer.
Restrictions: Participants must be water confident and able to swim unaided.
Availability: Runs all season.
Bookable: No, just turn up.
Kids and ranger firelighting

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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 (except at Lydstep Beach), 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 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 (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Ranger studying nature with child

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Nature Trail

Take a deep breath of the fresh outdoor air on our free guided nature trail sessions. Learn all about the wildlife that lives on our parks and along the coast, and find out about the history and the heritage of the park itself.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Berwick, Cala Gran, Penally Court, Riviere Sands 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.
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except Lydstep Beach), 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 (except at Lydstep Beach), 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 (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Ranger with child looking at bug hunts

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Bug Hunt

Our brainy Rangers can teach you all all about them in our guided hunt for mini beasts. You can explore our parks from top to bottom, find out where the best hiding places are and discover all there is to know about a bug’s life.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Cala Gran, Penally Court and Riviere Sands.
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 (except Lydstep Beach and Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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A young girl with a picture of a dinosaur

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Creature Creations

Get your creative juices flowing as our Rangers guide you through the art of creating all kinds of wonderful things. From leaf art or stick creatures, to recycled creations – the possibilities are endless.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
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 online: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Grass head creations

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Grass Head Creations

Come and make your own flowerpot man. Watch as his hair grows and then cut it all off and start again!

Age: All ages
Cost: £6
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Cala Gran, Penally Court and Quay West.
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 (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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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 (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Paint a plant pot

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Paint a Plant Pot

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 (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Treasure Maps

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Treasure Maps

Use landmarks and symbols to create your very own treasure map to the hidden treasure. After, we will teach you how to use a compass and map the surrounding area.

Age: 6yrs+
Cost: £4
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks:
Available at Cala Gran, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Craig Tara, Hafan y Môr, Haggerston Castle, Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, Seton Sands, The Orchards and Thornwick Bay.
Restrictions: 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 (except at Lystep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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A girl exploring on the beach

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Beach Explorer

We head to the beach and explore the seashore and see what wildlife we can spot. You can learn about how plastic waste can damage the environment and how to stay safe while on the coast with our water smart message.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Available at Doniford Bay, Hafan y Môr, Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, Presthaven, Primrose Valley, Quay West, Reighton 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 Reighton Sands (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Climbing wall - manual belay

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Climbing wall - manual belay

Have a head for heights? Feeling adventurous? Our climbing walls will not only test your bravery, they’re a great workout too. Build your strength, endurance and flexibility in this great outdoor activity.

Age: 7yrs+
Cost: £10
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: Available at Blue Dolphin, Burnham-on-Sea, Cala Gran, Doniford Bay, Lydstep Beach, Presthaven, Seashore and Thorpe Park
Please note:
Children must be with an adult (18yrs+). We recommend clothing with room to move and no bits that could catch, shoes that support, and no open-toed shoes. Please tie hair back. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session. 
Availability: Runs all season except at Golden Sands (coming in spring 2020).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), 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.
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 Lydstep Beach and 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.
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 Lydstep Beach and 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 Lydstep Beach and Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Skills 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 Lydstep Beach and Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Aqua Inflatable

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Aqua Inflatable

If you’re aged 8-16 then you’re invited to our Aqua Inflatable session this holiday! Dive in and have splashings of fun on our floats and inflatables. Bounce or slide your way across the pool.

Age: 8-16yrs
Cost: £6
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Blue Dolphin, Caister-on-Sea, Hafan y Môr, Penally Court, Riviere Sands and Seaview.
Restrictions:
Children must be able to swim 25m unaided.
Please note:
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except at Berwick, Burnham-on Sea, Cala Gran, Golden Sands, Quay West, and Seton Sands (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Aqua Inflatable - Junior

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Aqua Inflatable - Junior

Come and make a splash at our Aqua Inflatable session where our large inflatable provides lots of giggles. They are especially for kids aged between 5-7. Go on kids get your goggles on and have a splashtastic time!

Age: 5-7yrs
Cost: £6
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Blue Dolphin, Hafan y Môr, Penally Court, Riviere Sands and Seaview.
Please note:
Children must wear the life jacket 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 except at Berwick, Burnham-on-Sea, Caister-on-Sea, Cala Gran, Golden Sands and Quay West (peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach and Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Aqua Inflatable - Mixed Ages

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Aqua Inflatable - Mixed Ages

If you’re aged 5-16 then you’re invited to our Aqua Inflatable session this holiday! Dive in and have splashings of fun on our floats and inflatables. Bounce or slide your way across the pool.

Age: 5-16yrs
Cost: £6
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Combe Haven, Greenacres, Hafan y Môr, Penally Court, Riviere Sands and Seaview.
Please note:
Children must wear the life jacket provided if unable to swim 25m unaided. Children under 8yrs 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: Available off peak except at Seton Sands (peak only), Blue Dolphin, Caister-on-Sea, Perran Sands, The Orchards and Thornwick Bay (all season).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach and 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 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 Lydstep Beach and 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 Lydstep Beach and Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.
Water Walkers - 8yrs+

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Water Walkers - 8yrs+

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 swimming pool.

Age: 8yrs+
Cost: £6
Duration: 30 minute session
(5 minutes in the walker)
Parks: Available at all parks except Craig Tara, Devon Cliffs, Golden Sands, Greenacres, Hopton, Kiln Park, Lakeland, Marton Mere, Penally Court, Rockley Park, Seashore, Seaview, Thornwick Bay and Weymouth Bay.
Restrictions: Maximum weight limit of 102kg.
Please note:
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.
Availability: Runs all season except at Caister-on-Sea (off-peak only).
Bookable: On the Haven What's On app up to 2 hours before the activity (except at Lydstep Beach), 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 Lydstep Beach and Penally Court), or on the park. Subject to availability.

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Activities and leisure facilities

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More things to do

*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 when using the pool. During busy periods entry to the pool may be restricted for your safety. For more information, including facility opening times, please see our useful information page.

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