A woman doing indoor archery in one of the parks

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.

Mini sports

Sport

Mini sports

Your little ones will love our mini sports created especially with them in mind. They can try their little hands at archery or fencing!

Age: 3-5 years
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: All parks except Lydstep Beach
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Junior pool party

Splash

Junior pool party

Expect party tunes, inflatables and plenty of splashing about! These pool parties are especially for kids aged between 5 and 7, so get the kids to put on their goggles, and warm up those singing voices for a truly splashing time! These sessions cost £5 and grown-ups will need to come along with them too.

Age: 5-7 years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks except Hafan y Môr, Seaview and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and able to swim 25m unaided
Availability: Runs all season
Water Confidence

Splash

Water Confidence

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
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks except Rockley Park and Seton Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Football Academy 5-9 years

Sport

Football Academy (5-9 Years)

Can your kids score like Suarez or defend like Silva? They can show us their saves and finishes at our very own Football Academy. Learn new skills from our sports coaches – they’ll teach you tips and tricks before getting you into a real game. We’ll award prizes and certificates to all those taking part. If your little ones are aged between five and nine, they’ll learn lots with our classic coaching and little skills school. Don’t forget their football kit and let’s see who can bend it like Beckham!

Age: 5 - 9 years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: All parks except Combe Haven, Lydstep Beach, Reighton Sands and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Football Academy 10-15 years

Sport

Football Academy (10-15 Years)

Can your kids score like Suarez or defend like Silva? They can show us their saves and finishes at our very own Football Academy. Learn new skills from our sports coaches – they’ll teach you tips and tricks before getting you into a real game. We’ll award prizes and certificates to all those taking part. If your kids are aged between 10-15, they’ll love our drills and organised tournaments. Don’t forget their football kit and let’s see who can bend it like Beckham!

Age: 10 - 15 years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 45 minutes
Parks: All parks except Combe Haven, Lydstep Beach, Reighton Sands and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children 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
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Seaside games

Games

Seaside games

Join us for fun and friendly seaside games such as football, tag rugby, frisbee or rounders. It’s a chance to meet other families, get some gentle exercise and the best part – we’ll arrange, 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: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Devon Cliffs, Greenacres, Haggerston Castle, Hopton, Marton Mere, Primrose Valley and Wild Duck
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
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: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks except Rockley Park and Seton Sands
Restrictions:

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please wear the life jackets provided

Availability: Runs all season
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 will swiftly glide through the water making twists and turns whilst chasing each other – you can join in too!

Age: 8+ years
Activity Bundle value: 2
Cost: £10
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks except Thornwick Bay
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and able to swim 25m unaided
Availability: Runs all season
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: 45 minutes
Parks: All parks except Lydstep Beach and Rockley Park
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and be able to swim 25m unaided
Availability: Runs all season
Pool party

Splash

Pool party

If you’re aged 8 or over then you’re invited to our pool party this holiday! There will be games, our famous floats and inflatables – all waiting to be enjoyed with the latest chart-topping tracks.

Age: 8+ years
Activity Bundle value: 1
Cost: £5
Duration: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks except Hafan y Môr, Seaview and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and able to swim 25m unaided
Availability: Runs all season
Turbo Paddlers

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Turbo 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: 30 minutes
Parks: All parks
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and life jackets will be provided
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, Craig Tara, 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
Sand Art

Creative

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
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost:

£4 - A5 card

£5 - A4 card

£7.99 - Take home pack that includes one A5 card, one A4 card and 12 sand pencils or 2 for £15

Duration: Varies
Parks:

All parks except Blue Dolphin, Devon Cliffs, Hopton, Reighton Sands, Riviere Sands, Seaview, Weymouth Bay and Wild Duck

Restrictions:

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A5 card not available at Rockley Park

Availability: Runs all season
Pic 'n' Paint Pottery

Creative

Pic 'n' Paint Pottery

Bring the family along to our indoor craft studio and pick out your own piece of pottery to decorate. Kids must be with a grown-up. You can choose between potted animals, jugs, jars and vases, then add your own creative detail by using the paint provided – you can even finish off with a glaze. Leave it to dry and collect it a little later to take home with you.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Varies by park and activity
Duration: Varies by park and activity
Parks: All parks except Allhallows, Church Farm, Greenacres, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Seton Sands, Weymouth Bay and Wild Duck
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Father and son playing pool

Arcade activities

Pool

This game is fun for all the family, whatever your age. Chalk the cue, rack ’em up and show off your skills as you teach the kids how to play. Kids can play together as long as you’ve got a close eye on them. Can they master those trick shots? It’s all about keeping your aim true – just don’t accidentally pot the black!

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Varies by park
Duration: Varies by park
Parks:
Caister-on-Sea, Cala Gran, Church Farm and Combe Haven
Restrictions:

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Availability: Runs all season
Kart hire

Outdoor explore

Kart hire

Take a break from walking or driving around the park and put your pedal power to the test. Hire one of our karts and see what a nice change it makes.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value:

2 - Single rider

2 - Two riders

3 - Family

Cost:

£10 - Single rider

£10 - Two riders

£15 - Family

Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Berwick, Combe Haven, Devon Cliffs, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Quay West, Reighton Sands, Rockley Park, Seaview and Thornwick Bay
Restrictions:

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Kart must be hired and operated by someone 18+

Availability: Runs all season
Kids in a survival shelter

Bush Craft

Survival shelters

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 except Blue Dolphin, Caister-on-Sea and Doniford Bay.
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Grass head creations

Get Creative

Grass head creations

Googly eyes and pipe cleaners at the ready! Come and make your very own flowerpot man or woman in our creative session which combines crafty fun, gardening and artistry all in one. Watch their hair grow then cut it all off and start again!

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange, Primrose Valley, Reighton Sands and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

NEW

Stick creatures

Get Creative

Stick creatures

Let our clever Rangers guide you through the world of creating stick creatures. Which one will you create? A hedgehog, spider, owl or sheep – or think of one of your own. It’s amazing what you can make with some twigs, pine cones, acorns, leaves, pipe cleaners and felt.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Ranger with child looking at bug hunts

Park Safari

Ranger 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
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
People gathered round looking at clues

Park Safari

Pirate treasure hunt

Ahoy me hearties, there's treasure to be found in our parks! With the help of our Rangers, you'll find items and solve cryptic clues to help you along the way as you hunt for the 'X' marks the spot where the treasure is hidden.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange, Hopton, Reighton Sands, Rockley Park, Riviere Sands and Wild Duck.
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season

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Leaf art

Get Creative

Leaf art

How much fun can you have with some leaves? Answer - lots. Think of a fun design, like a cat, bird or caterpillar, then find your perfectly-shaped leaves to create this. Searching is half the fun. Practice your design on paper first, then when you're happy, stick it onto your canvas and paint it.

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Cala Gran, Church Farm, Far Grange and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Wild birds and bird feeders

Park Safari

Wild birds and bird feeders

Can you tell your aquatic warbler from your yellowhammer? Our clever Rangers can tell you all about the birds that visit and live on our parks. They even know what these beautiful creatures spend their time doing and what they like to eat. A little birdie told us that you can even rustle up your very own bird food to place at the feeding station!

Age: All ages
Activity Bundle value: N/A
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Parks: All parks except Blue Dolphin, Cala Gran, Church Farm, Combe Haven, Far Grange, Hopton, Reighton Sands and Riviere Sands
Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Availability: Runs all season
Fencing coaching

Sport

Fencing coaching

En garde! Pop on those masks and protect yourselves with the padding – we want to see your best cross swords and parry attacks. Our friendly instructors will make sure that the kids (and you too) have a great time and stay safe.

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
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

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.