Family Adventure Days

• Bring your family group along for the adventure of a lifetime! Whether you are on holiday with your extended family or celebrating a special family occasion we have the ingredients you need for that perfect day out.

Please note: minimum numbers apply to run these activities, for general boat hire and sailing taster sessions for small family groups and individuals please visit our sister website www.glenriddingsailingcentre.co.uk.

We have listed some of our more popular activities below, however we can always create a bespoke adventure just for you if you fancy like doing something totally unique!

Please call us on 017684 82541 or contact us for more information or for a no-obligation quote.

“My daughters (8 and 11) had their first ever sailing instruction as part of a Swallows and Amazons adventure day. They had a fantastic time! No previous experience in a boat, but by the end of the day they wanted to save enough money to buy their own dinghy! Friendly, professional, caring and fun!” – Claire

Geocache Adventure – Combine our friendly and professional BCU Canoe Tuition or RYA Sailing Tuition with an adventure to ‘treasure island’ – a small cache on Ullswater accessible only by boat. To find the cache you need will a GPS, or a smart phone with a GPS app.


Swallows & Amazons Adventure – explore the lake’s beautiful islands and bays in our classic sailing boats, with the option of a picnic lunch. Suitable for all ages.


Sailing Taster Sessions – learn to sail amidst the stunning scenery of Ullswater! All our Taster Sessions are run by our RYA qualified Instructors. Suitable for ages 6+.


Canoe & Kayak Adventures – fun, games, journeying and inevitable wetness in these exciting little boats! All under the guidance of our friendly, professional BCU qualified Instructors, this activity can also include a Cliff Jumping session for the brave at heart! Suitable for ages 8+.

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Sail Race Experience – this event entails team work, communication and thinking ahead, mixed with a large amount of fun and as much competitiveness as you want. Your group is divided into teams with their own boat and are given time to get to grips with what makes a boat go and go fast, with the help, advice and input from their RYA Sailing instructor. After the training we hold a minimum of 3 races, with points scored accordingly. To end the event we hold a prize giving ceremony – with prizes for the winning team! Suitable for ages 8+.

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Scenic Picnic Trips – in sailing boats or canoes, and can be arranged to suit your family’s needs. Suitable for all ages.

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