A woman doing indoor archery in 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.

Perfect for tots

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.

Age: 4 - 8 years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 20 minutes
Parks: All parks except Rockley Park
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please wear the life jackets provided

Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes

Perfect for tots

Boy playing in pool on 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 - 8 years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 20 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and life jackets will be provided
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
AquaJets

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AquaJets

Let our underwater AquaJets take your kids on a ride around the pool. As they hold on tight, they’ll swiftly glide through the water, making twists and turns whilst chasing each other – you’ll wish you could join in too!

Age: 8+ years
Activity Bundle value: 2
Cost: £10
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children must be able to swim 25m unaided
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Archery coaching

Sport

Archery coaching

Got a strong arm and steady eye? Why not become a bowman for the day? With help from our expert instructors you’ll be firing like Robin Hood in no time.

Age: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 2
Cost: £10
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Climbing wall

Adventure

Climbing wall

Have a head for heights? Feeling adventurous? Our climbing walls will not only test your bravery; they’re a great workout too. After being strapped into a harness, build your strength, endurance and flexibility in this great indoor activity.

Age: 7+ years
Activity Bundle value: 2
Cost: £10
Duration: Varies by park
Parks: Blue Dolphin, Burnham-on-Sea, Cala Gran, Doniford Bay, Golden Sands, Lydstep Beach, Presthaven and Thorpe Park
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Height restrictions may apply

Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes

Perfect for tots

Learn2Swim

Love to learn

Learn2Swim

As you know, being able to swim is a great life skill, brilliant exercise and lots of fun too. Our expert instructors will teach your tots some basic strokes to really gain confidence in the water. This session is for kids aged 4 years and over, and we do need a grown-up to come along too – your whoops of encouragement will mean a lot! We do advise you book more than one session to really make a lasting improvement.

Age: 4+ years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks:
All parks except Rockley Park
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season except Hafan Y Mor (peak only) and Hopton (off-peak only)
Bookable online: Yes
Kids trying Mini archery

Sport

Mini archery

Your little ones will love our mini sports created especially with them in mind. They can try their little hands at archery or fencing! Some parks also offer a mix of these sports and others like football. These great sports are free to enjoy but vary across parks. Who knows? We may find some future Olympians!

Age: 3 - 5 years
Cost: Free
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks:
All parks except Caister-on-Sea, Far Grange, Lakeland, Riviere Sands and Rockley Park
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park
Kids trying out Mini fencing

Sport

Mini fencing

Your little ones will love our mini sports created especially with them in mind. They can try their little hands at archery or fencing! Some parks also offer a mix of these sports and others like football. These great sports are free to enjoy but vary across parks. Who knows? We may find some future Olympians!

Age: 3 - 5 years
Cost: Free
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks:
All parks except Caister-on-Sea, Far Grange, Lakeland, Riviere Sands and Rockley Park
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park

Perfect for tots

A girl exploring on the beach

Outdoor explore

Nature Rockz - Beach explorer

Join our Rangers as we head to the beach and explore the seashore and see what wildlife we can spot. We’ll give you one of our printed guides as a reference. 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. Then we’ll teach you how to use a mirror to do Morse code in case of emergencies at sea.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Doniford Bay, Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, Presthaven and Reighton Sands
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season except Reighton Sands (peak only)
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park

Perfect for tots

Ranger with child looking at bug hunts

Park Safari

Nature Rockz - Bug hunt

Creepy-crawlies to beautiful butterflies – our brainy Rangers can teach you 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: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park

Perfect for tots

A young girl with a picture of a dinosaur

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - Creature creations

This is a fun session for all that will 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, or even making a jellyfish or octopus – the possibilities are endless.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park

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Kids in a den

Bush Craft

Nature Rockz - Den building

Essential for any young explorer – 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: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Kids and ranger fire lighting

Bush Craft

Nature Rockz - Fire lighting techniques

Essential for any young explorer – learn the ways of the forest with a little help from our expert Rangers. 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: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes

Perfect for tots

Grass head creations

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - Grass head creations

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

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Family making a nest box

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - 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

Perfect for tots

Paint a plant pot

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - Paint a plant pot

Perfect for all the budding Van Goghs in the family, and you’ll end up with your very own sunflower. Grab a brush and paint your plant pot. 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 a sunflower seed, take it home and then sit back and watch it grow!

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes

Perfect for tots

Pebble art

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - Pebble art

Join our Rangers and let them help you create some fantastic 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. This activity costs £5 for two pebbles and the whole family can enjoy it. Kids must be with a grown-up.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5 for two pebbles and the whole family
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Ranger with children pond dipping

Park Safari

Nature Rockz - Ranger pond dipping

Discover all the different critters and creatures of our sub-aquatic pond life on selected parks. Make friends with some newts and maybe come across some snails – there’s plenty to explore.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Blue Dolphin, Burnham-on-Sea, Haggerston Castle, Kiln Park, Lakeland, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Reighton Sands, Seton Sands and Wild Duck
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season except Seton Sands (peak only)
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park

Perfect for tots

Kids and ranger studying rock pool

The Coast

Nature Rockz - Ranger 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: The Orchards, Lydstep Beach, Seton Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park

Perfect for tots

People gathered round looking at clues

Park Safari

Nature Rockz - 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: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park

Perfect for tots

Ranger studying nature with child

Park Safari

Nature Rockz - Ranger nature trail

Take a deep breath of the fresh outdoor air on our free guided nature trail sessions. With our very own expert Rangers you can 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: All parks
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park

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People gathered round looking at clues

Park Safari

Nature Rockz - Pirate treasure maps

Avast, me hearties! Come on board the Nature Rockz Area and learn how to make your very own pirate’s treasure map. Use landmarks and symbols to create your map design, not forgetting the hidden treasure! Then get creative with tearing the edges and staining your map to give it added realism. Our friendly Rangers will then teach you how to use a compass and map the surrounding area.

Age: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks:
Burnham-on-Sea, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Kiln Park, Seton Sands and Thornwick Bay 
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season except Thornwick Bay (peak only)
Bookable online: Yes

Perfect for tots

Family building a sand sculpture

The Coast

Nature Rockz - Sand sculptures

Let our Rangers take you to the beach where you’ll create your very own sand sculptures and decorate them with the best pebbles or shells you can find. Whether you want to make a giant mermaid, or something completely unique, our friendly Rangers will help you make your creation and 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: Berwick, Caister-on-Sea, Church Farm, Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, Perran Sands, Riviere Sands, The Orchards, Thornwick Bay and Thorpe Park
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park
Ranger and child showing survival bracelet

Get Creative

Nature Rockz - Survival bracelets

Create and build your own parachute cord survival bracelet. They’re a must-have for all adventurers (and it looks cool too). The bracelet can be unwoven in an emergency and can be used as fishing line, sewing thread or net. During the 82nd Space Shuttle mission, the astronauts used their cords to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Age: 6+ years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: Blue Dolphin, Cala Gran, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Devon Cliffs, Doniford Bay, Golden Sands, Greenacres, Haggerston Castle, Lydstep Beach, Marton Mere, Rockely Park, Seaview, Seton Sands, Thornwick Bay and Weymouth Bay
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes

Perfect for tots

Kids playing cricket

Games

Old school games

Join us for fun and friendly old school games such as football, tag rugby, frisbee or rounders. It’s a chance to meet other families and get some gentle exercise, and the best part is that we’ll arrange it, so all you need to do is turn up! We’ll work around the weather, so we could be on the sports court or sometimes we’ll head to the beach.

Age: 4+ years
Cost: Free
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: All parks except Kiln Park and Reighton Sands
Restrictions: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Varies by park
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park
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 so you'll have no worries about bumping into a fish or two. 

Age: 7+ years
Activity Bundle value: 2
Cost: £10
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks except Berwick, Hopton and Rockley Park
Restrictions: Guests are asked to arrive 10 minutes before the start for a safety briefing. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  

You must be able to swim 25m unaided

Availability: Runs all season except Hafan Y Mor and Wild Duck (peak only)
Bookable online: Yes

Perfect for tots

Family gathered around instructor at the beach

The Coast

RNLI Water Smart

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
Restrictions: Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park
Family of four carrying two kayaks out to the shore

Water sports

Sea kayak hire

Hire a kayak and paddle, using the double-bladed paddle, through the waves to explore the open water alongside our Lydstep Beach and Rockley Park holiday parks. See the beauty of the coast up close as you travel along.

Age: 6+ years
Cost: £12 - Single kayak
Duration:
60 minutes 
Parks:
Lydstep Beach (guests at Kiln Park can use the facilities and activities at Lydstep Beach) 
Restrictions: An adult needs to be at the session.

Height restrictions apply.

You must be water confident

Availability: Runs all season
Bookable online: Yes
Kids playing in swimming pool

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Splash and Bounce

If you’re aged 8-16 then you’re invited to our fantastic Splash ’n’ Bounce session this holiday! Dive in and have splashings of fun on our famous floats and inflatables – there’s lots to choose from – you can bounce or slide your way across the water.

Age: 8 - 16 years
Activity Bundle value 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks except Hafan Y Mor, Riviere Sands and Seaview
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and able to swim 25m unaided
Availability:

Runs all season except Caister-On-Sea, Golden Sands and Seton Sands (peak only)

Bookable online: Yes

Perfect for tots

Kids playing in swimming pool

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Splash and Bounce Junior

Come and make a splash at our Splash ’n’ Bounce Junior session with fun inflatables. They are especially for kids aged between 5 and 7. Go on kids get your goggles on and have a splashtastic time! Grown-ups will need to come along with your young ones too.

Age: 5 - 7 years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks except Riviere Sands and Seaview
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and able to swim 25m unaided
Availability All season
Bookable online: Yes
Kids playing in swimming pool

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Splash and Bounce Mixed

If you’re aged 5-16 then you’re invited to our fantastic Splash and Bounce Mixed session this holiday! Dive in and have splashings of fun on our famous floats and inflatables – there’s lots to choose from – you can bounce or slide your way across the water.

Age: 5 - 16 years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks except Hafan Y Mor, Riviere Sands and Seaview
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and able to swim 25m unaided
Bookable online: Yes

Perfect for tots

Tots splash 'n' play

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Tots splash 'n' 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: 6 months - 3 years
Cost: Free
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks except Rockley Park
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season except Hopton (off-peak only)
Bookable online: Activity can only be booked once on park
Children in Water Walkerz

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Water Walkerz (8+)

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.

Age: 8+ years in pools over 1.1m
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 5 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Church Farm, Devon Cliffs, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Lakeland, Rockley Park, Seaview, Thornwick Bay, Thorpe Park and Weymouth Bay
Restrictions: Maximum weight limit of 16 stone/102kg
Availability: Runs all season

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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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