Groups & Families2018-09-17T15:21:15+00:00

Group & Family Activities

For groups of all sizes, we have something for everyone

youth sailing

Whether you are looking for a structured day leading to an award or a team building challenge, we are the ideal venue for your school or youth club event.

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Family Watersports on Derwent Water

Families and groups of friends can also take advantage of our group rates. Why not do something different for a birthday or celebration.

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Rafting Banner on Derwent Water

Corporate team building days or just a break away from the office. We are the ideal venue for your company or organisation.

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Popular Group Activities

We can design a programme to meet your requirements based on full days, half days or several days of activity sessions.

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Paddleboarding in the Lake District

Learn the basic skills then journey together to an island (if you are out for the day why not bring a picnic).

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CANOE & KAYAK

Kayaking in Lake District

Learn the basic skills then journey together to an island (if you are out for the day why not bring a picnic).

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GROUP CANOE

Group Canoe on Derwent Water

Our group canoes each seat 8 – 12 people and can be used for journeys on the lake, time trials or charity races.

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SAILING & WINDSURFING

Sailing on Derwent Water

Introduction taster courses to sailing and/or windsurfing, a fun exciting session to learn new skills together.

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RAFT BUILDING

Raft building

Groups split into teams to each build a raft from the equipment provided then race against the other teams!

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GHYLL SCRAMBLING

(Canyoning) – a great team activity for families, groups and organisations (you will need to provide your own transport for this activity).

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Schools & Youth

CHALLENGE… SUPPORT… INSPIRE

The unique location of Derwent Water Marina enables us to provide and facilitate a wide variety of fun and inspiring adventures for young people.

Our instructors have many years’ experience working with young people and will do all they can to challenge, support and inspire those in their care.

New skills, new friends and new confidence can come as a direct result of outdoor education, and many schools from across the UK, return to us year on year, as testament to this.

Our courses for young people could help them to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Build resilience
  • Build team spirit
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Work towards a National Governing Body Award (RYA or BC) or a GCSE module.

Health and Safety is our highest concern- read our full details of our policies and procedures.

Please contact us to discuss your group’s needs in detail and we will construct a bespoke course around these.

Further information:

  • We are AALA licensed (No.L14259/R0478).
  • We normally work in groups with a maximum of 8 people to 1 instructor.
  • You can book in half day or full day sessions. Our sessions run from 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:30.
  • Your own transport will be needed for off- site activities (Ghyll scrambling).
Canoe, Kayak on Derwent Water

Sailing & Windsurfing

£20+ VAT
  • Per half day

Other Group Activities

£18+ VAT
  • Per half day

Family & Friends Groups

LOVE… LIVE… LAUGH

Whether you are looking for a fun session for a small family group, an exciting adventure for your stag or hen do, or the opportunity to learn new skills with a group of friends, we have something for you.

Our wide range of craft enables us to cater for all ages and abilities, we  can offer a range of options enabling us to tailor the experience to suit your groups individual requirements.

  • Canoeing, Kayaking or Stand up paddle boarding – learn the basic skills then journey together to an island or stay local and have some fun.
  • Group Canoe – our group canoes each seat 8 – 10 people and can be used for journeys on the lake, time trials or charity races.
  • Introduction to Sailing or Windsurfing – a fun exciting session to learn new skills together.
  • Raft Building – a great session where the group is split into teams who each build a raft from the equipment provided then race against the other teams!
  • Ghyll Scramble (Canyoning) – a great team activity for families, groups and organisations (you will need to provide your own transport for this activity).

We can offer a mixture of activities – please call contact us to discuss the specialist programme for your group and our price offer.

Kids Sup Lake District

Team Building

COMMUNICATION… CO-OPERATION… COLLABORATION

Derwent Water Marina has hosted a great many team building events over the last 12 years, and due to its outstanding location, is the ideal venue for training tomorrow’s leaders today.

Experiential learning in an outdoor environment has a proven track record, and all our activities are designed to encourage people to work collaboratively, communicate effectively and think for themselves.

Our Team Building sessions are great for corporate training, apprentice and graduate training, volunteer groups or just groups of friends.

We will tailor the course to suit your group’s individual learning requirements.

  • Canoeing, Kayaking or Stand up paddle boarding – learn the basic skills then journey together to an island (if you are out for the day why not bring a picnic).
  • Group Canoe – our group canoes each seat 8 – 10 people and can be used for journeys on the lake, time trials or charity races.
  • Introduction to Sailing or Windsurfing – a fun exciting session to learn new skills together.
  • Raft Building – a great session where the group is split into teams who each build a raft from the equipment provided then race against the other teams!
  • Ghyll Scramble (Canyoning) – a great team activity for families, groups and organisations (you will need to provide your own transport for this activity).

We can offer a mixture of activities – please call us to discuss the specialist programme for your group and our price offer.

Ghyll Scrambling

Our Frequently Asked Questions.

Below you will find the answers to our most frequently asked questions, however please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions – we are only too happy to help.

Do you accept stag and hen parties?2017-11-30T13:25:16+00:00

Yes we can cater for all group types .

Do you have an age limit?2017-11-30T13:21:56+00:00

The only activity we have an age limit on is Ghyll scrambling which is 8 years or older but if you have a child under 8 it is worth giving us a call to discuss if the session is suitable for them. We have no upper age limit.

What happens if the weather isn’t suitable2018-01-25T12:55:55+00:00

We can usually offer an alternative activity or date.

Are all your staff trained in the activities they are leading?2018-07-05T16:04:54+00:00

All our staff are trained in the activity they are leading – in many cases this has led to them holding the National  Governing body award in the sport. Where this isn’t applicable they have an in-house approval.

Do you have a shop onsite?2017-11-30T13:17:32+00:00

We have a small shop selling watersports equipment & chandlery. Visit our Derwent Water Marina website for more information about the shop.

Do you have an AALA licence?2017-11-30T13:16:04+00:00

We hold an AALA licence and we and Royal Yachting Association & British Canoeing training centre.

Do you have a cafe?2017-11-30T13:15:34+00:00

We don’t have a café on site but we do sell drinks, Ice Cream and Choclate.  We have picnic tables if you want to bring your own or their a couple of cafes only a few minutes’ walk away.

What times are the sessions?2017-11-30T13:15:07+00:00

Our Morning sessions are between 9.30 – 12.30 and afternoon sessions are 13.30 – 16.30.

What do we need to bring?2017-11-30T13:14:07+00:00
  • Swimming costume / shorts to wear under wetsuit
  • A pair of old trainers, old trousers/shorts, T shirt & fleece
  • Towel and a set of warm clothes to put on after activities
  • A wooly hat in spring and autumn
  • Peaked hat and sun cream in spring and summer
  • Food and drink for all day activities
  • £1 coin for a hot shower
What do we need to wear?2017-11-30T13:13:39+00:00

What you wear will depend on the activity if it’s one when you are likely to get wet we will provide wetsuits otherwise if you wear something that doesn’t matter if it gets wet.

Do you provide buoyancy aids?2017-09-22T12:21:28+00:00

Yes Buoyancy aids are provided or lifejackets for young children.

Do you need to be able to swim?2017-09-22T12:04:49+00:00

You don’t need to be able to swim as buoyancy aids are provided.

Sailing on Derwent Water