Taster sessions

Taster sessions

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Always wanted to try adventure sports but didn’t know where to start? We offer some fantastic instructor-led taster sessions suitable for adults, family groups, and children.


Pre-booking is essential for these sessions, which cost just £20 per person or £36 for 2 people. Each session lasts an hour and a half.

Read our What to Bring Guide and FAQs for further information. 


Age 8+ or age 6+ with an accompanying adult

Try out an ancient sport and discover some of the fascinating history of archery. Warfare, survival and sport, archery has seen it all.


Age 8+ or age 4+ with an accompanying adult

Experience the joy of a simpler and slower way of living, try fire lighting and fire building, cook on an open fire and build shelters to survive wild weather.


Age 8+ or age 4+ with an accompanying adult

Join an instructor-led tour of the lake and we will give you an introduction and an easy paddle around the lake.  (The canoe has a single-ended paddle, so you paddle on one side only, team work crucial to go where you want!)


Age 8+ or age 4+ with an accompanying adult

This taster session is an excellent introduction to climbing with our supportive instructors starting you off on our traverse wall and progressing onto our climbing wall. 


Age 8+

This kayaking taster session is an excellent introduction to paddlesports with basic tuition, games, challenges and a quick tour of the lake.  (The kayak has a two-ended paddle, so you paddle on both sides of the boat.)

Stand Up Paddleboarding 

Age 8+

You will quickly pick up the skills with our enthusiastic paddleboard instructors - the boards are remarkably stable once you get used to it - and in no time you will be gliding across the water, enjoying the lake from a different perspective.


Age 8+

Discover why we use powerboats and try your hand at controlled manoeuvres and high speed runs with this one hour taster session. 


Age 8+

Learn how to harness the natural power of the wind as you sail around the lake, under the close guidance of a qualified instructor. 


Prefer a more individual approach? Private tuition is another great way to begin a new sport at a time to suit you. Prices start at £65 for 2 hours 1:1 tuition, including equipment.

Give us a call on 0118 934 4424 and we'll talk you through your options.