Youth & Schools

Youth and School Group Activities Lake DistrictYouth and School Group Activities – Our Centre is ideal for schools and youth groups from primary school through to higher education, we offer a superb lakeshore location which benefits from stunning scenery, heated classroom, refreshment area, changing rooms, toilets, hot showers and parking. Our team of Qualified Instructors are all very friendly, patient, good humoured, highly skilled and experienced.

Due to the environment in which outdoor centres operate today, all of our Risk and Operating policies are on going and dynamic, and our most recent Operations and Risk Assessment policies are available as a PDF on request.

Safety Boat cover and communications are statutory, as is all necessary safety equipment. If required we can help your group with your risk assessments and any other necessary paperwork you might have to complete.


Youth and School Group Activities Cumbria“We did a full days sailing and treasure hunt adventure at Glenridding Sailing Centre. The 20 Brownies plus their leaders were instructed in 6 boats to navigate Lake Ullswater and discover the treasure that Capt Flint had hidden. The weather was a little challenging but it did not spoil the fun, with choppy waters adding to the excitement. Dens were made to keep the crews dry at lunchtime and spades were wielded to dig up the treasure box once located by means of navigation and semaphore signalling. The highlight of the day was the battle with Capt Flint where one of our pirates was lost over board briefly before Capt Flint was captured and made to walk the plank!” – Wetheral Brownies

We are fully AALA accredited and all our staff are qualified with the appropriate National Governing Bodies.

Youth and School Group Activities AALA windermereShipwreck Survival Skills – For this activity we team up with local forest skills practitioners Stomping Ground to bring you a unique and fun-filled day of learning new skills, gaining independence, and essential team-work as you are set the challenge of surviving your own shipwreck on the shores of Ullswater! You will have canoes, den building materials, and some basic tools… will you be able to light a fire, set-up camp and make a map of your new surroundings?

Youth and School Group Activities AALA UllswaterGeocache 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.

Youth and School Group Activities SailingRYA Sailing Tuition – Learn to sail amidst the stunning scenery of Ullswater! Our Sailing Courses are run by our RYA qualified Instructors and follow the internationally recognised RYA syllabus.

Youth and School Group CanoeingBCU Canoe & Kayak Tuition – Try out your paddling skills and learn new tricks, in either Canadian style canoes or stable ‘sit on’ kayaks. Our friendly Instructors are BCU qualified, and the emphasis is always on having fun in a safe environment.

Youth and School Group Activities Outdoor EducationSwallows & Amazons Adventure – explore the lake’s beautiful islands and bays in our classic sailing boats, under the supervision of our qualified RYA Instructors. Expect sailing, semaphore, treasure hunting, trail-finding, and (best of all!) Captain Flint walking the plank!

Youth and School Group ActivitiesSail 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!

Youth and School Group ActivitiesPirate Treasure Hunt – using safe and stable rafted canoes (each adorned with the Jolly Roger of course!), you will be set the task of locating the Treasure Chest of Davy Jones, armed only with a pirates map and a set of clues…

Other Youth and School Group Activities that we can provide include ↓

• Abseiling
• Archery
• Guided Walks
• Orienteering
• Raft Building
• Rock Climbing

If you would like to discuss your Youth and School Group Activities requirements in more detail please do feel free to contact us.

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