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.

Aqua Gliders

Splash

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 Hafan y Môr and Rockley Park
Restrictions:

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please wear the life jackets provided

Availability: Runs all season
AquaJets

Splash

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

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Bottles with patterned sand within them

Creative

Coastal Sand Bottles

Kids can make their own sand bottle in this creative coastal session. Choose a bottle/key ring/shape and fill it with different layers of coloured sand, creating a unique souvenir from your break. Accompanying adults can help to layer the sand and a label can be designed and attached to the sand creation, making it a perfect gift or memory of a special holiday.

Age: 2-8 yrs.
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost:

£5 

Duration: Varies
Parks:

Available at selected parks. 

Restrictions:

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Availability: Runs all season

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Futsal Niños

Sport

Futsal Niños

Futsal Niños is a fun and exciting futsal coaching session for 3-5 year olds. Sessions will include learning the fundamentals of futsal/football, improving hand and eye coordination, teamwork, learning basic Spanish and most importantly, having fun. This is the perfect way to introduce your little one to futsal – who knows, perhaps we might discover the next Messi or Ronaldo!

Age: 3-5 years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: Available at all parks except Lydstep Beach, Quay West, Reighton Sands, Riviere Sands, Seaview and Weymouth Bay.
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Kids learning to play football

Sport

Futsal to Football (5-8 years)

Kevin de Bruyne, Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo? Bring along your budding stars of the future to our new Futsal to Football programme. It’s challenging but fun. Sessions are split on age/ability and are open to 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds. Coaching sessions include ball skills, one-on-ones, and small sided games with rolling substitutes to keep everyone involved. Futsal originated in South America in the 1930s and is a 5-a-side game that has helped develop football superstars such as Pelé, Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo. 

Age: 5 - 8 years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: All parks except Lydstep Beach, Reighton Sands, Riviere Sands, Seaview and Weymouth Bay
Restrictions: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Kids playing football

Sport

Futsal to Football (9-12 years)

Kevin de Bruyne, Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo? Bring along your budding stars of the future to our new Futsal to Football programme. It’s challenging but fun. Sessions are split on age/ability and are open to 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds. Coaching sessions include ball skills, one-on-ones, and small sided games with rolling substitutes to keep everyone involved. Futsal originated in South America in the 1930s and is a 5-a-side game that has helped develop football superstars such as Pelé, Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo.

Age: 9-12 yrs
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: All parks except Lydstep Beach, Reighton Sands and Riviere Sands, Seaview, Weymouth Bay.
Restrictions: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
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, all season.
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Availability: Runs all season

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Masks 'n' Bobble

Creative

Masks 'n' Bobble

Come and join us in the Pic ’n’ Paint Studio for some fun and get creative with our Mask ’n’ Bobble session. Select a wooden mask from lion to a princess and bring it to life with our colourful foam clay and take it home with you. The session costs £10 per person and is available throughout the season at selected parks. Ages 0-8 years.

Age: Ages 0-8 years.
Activity Bundle value: 2
Cost:

£10 

Duration: Varies
Parks:

Available at selected parks throughout the season. 

Restrictions:

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Availability: Runs all season
Ranger with child looking at bug hunts

Park Safari

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 but must be booked
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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A young girl with a picture of a dinosaur

Get Creative

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: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Kids in a den

Bush Craft

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: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Fossil casting

Get Creative

Dinosaur fossil casting

Come along to the Nature Rockz Area where our friendly Rangers will teach you all about fossils. Then choose your favourite dinosaur fossil mould, fill it with plaster of Paris, and while you’re waiting for it to dry you can take part in a fun game of dinosaur bingo!

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Kids and ranger fire lighting

Bush Craft

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: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Grass head creations

Get Creative

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 Must be booked.
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Ranger studying nature with child

Park Safari

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 but must be booked
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Paint a plant pot

Get Creative

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: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Pebble art

Get Creative

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: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
People gathered round looking at clues

Park Safari

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: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
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:

Allhallows, Berwick, Blue Dolphin, Devon Cliffs, Cala Gran, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Craig Tara, Doniford Bay, Far Grange, Golden Sands, Greenacres, Hafan y Môr, Haggerston Castle, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Presthaven, Primrose Valley, Quay West, Rockley Park, Seashore, Seton Sands, The Orchards, Thornwick Bay, Wild Duck

Restrictions: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs+)
Availability: Varies by park

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Pic 'n' Bobble Pottery

Creative

Pic 'n' Bobble Pottery

Join us in the Pic ’n’ Paint Studio and use your imagination to create a fun party animal using foam clay in funky vibrant colours. The possibilities are endless. Then take them home and impress your friends. It costs £10 per session and it’s a perfect session for all ages.

Age: All ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs+)
Activity Bundle value: 2
Cost: £10
Duration: 45 mins
Parks: All parks except Allhallows, Combe Haven, Greenacres, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Quay West, Seton Sands, Weymouth Bay and Wild Duck.
Restrictions:

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Availability: Runs all season except Devon Cliffs and Seaview where it is peak only
Pool kayaking

Splash

Pool kayaking

There’s no need for seaweed and tides – 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. So if pool fun is more your thing, bring along the whole family.

Age: 7+ years
Activity Bundle value: 2
Cost: £10
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: Wild Duck (peak only). All other parks except Berwick, Hopton and Rockley Park.
Restrictions: 7 yrs+ (buoyancy aids will be provided). Guests are asked to arrive 10 minutes before the start for a safety briefing. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs+) you must be able to swim 25m unaided.
Availability: Runs all season

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Family gathered around instructor at the beach

The Coast

RNLI Water Smart

A fun, family focussed 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
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free but must be booked
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Seaside Slime

Creative

Seaside Slime

Children can create their very own seaside slime and personalised pot 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. It’s then time to design a personalised label to stick on their pot of goo, and they can then take their creation away with them. Seaside Slime is a fun activity for kids aged between 2 and 8 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Age: 2-8 years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost:

£5 per child 

Duration: 45 mins
Parks:

Blue Dolphin, Devon Cliffs, Marton Mere and Seaview – off peak. Combe Haven – peak only. Berwick, Caister, Cala Gran, Church Farm,  Haggerston Castle, Lakeland, Perran Sands, Presthaven, Primrose Valley, Reighton Sands, Riviere Sands, Rockley Park, Thornwick Bay and Thorpe Park

Restrictions:

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Availability: Runs all season
Water Walkerz

Splash

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.

Age:

5+ yrs in inflatable pools 

8+ yrs in pools over 1.1m

Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 5 minutes
Parks:

All parks except Devon Cliffs, Rockley Park and Thornwick Bay

Inflatable Pools: Caister-on-Sea, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Kiln Park and Thorpe Park

Restrictions:

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Maximum weight limit of 16 stone/102kg

Availability: Runs all season

Jam-packed full of fun

Activities and leisure facilities

On and off the park

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. To fish in the lake you must be a holder of a current rod licence. For more information, including facility opening times, please see our useful information page.

✝Park open for owners during weekends (Friday evening - Monday morning) throughout February. Dates for the Lakes: 8 Feb 2019 - 5 Jan 2020.