Adventurous Activities, Courses and Holiday Clubs

Adventurous Activities, Courses and Holiday Clubs

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Due to the current situation with Covid-19, the Dinton Activity Centre is closed until further notice.
This is under constant review given the changing situation and government guidance. The latest information on the countryside service stance on Covid-19 can be found here.

Dinton Activity Centre aims to give residents within Wokingham Borough and neighbouring areas the opportunity to get fit and active in the countryside. We are a council owned and operated adventurous activities provider, offering both water and land based sessions. We are a fully affiliated training centre with the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority, Royal Yachting Association, British Canoeing and Ofsted.

Boat Hire Opening Times

Boat hire is now closed, and will re-open on 06 April 2020. 

Boat Hire is open weekends only from 11am to 5pm, and open 7 days a week throughout the Wokingham Borough Council school holiday dates. 

Read further information on our Boat Hire webpage. 

Who are these activities for?

Teen and junior courses are suitable for people aged 6-17 and adult course are suitable for ages 16+. To be able to include everyone we will make reasonable changes and adaptations to the programme of events, where it is possible to do so. Participants are responsible for their own personal and social requirements, for example, changing. Participants can arrange to bring their own carer to assist with personal care, including behavioural and medical support, Dinton staff may, at an additional cost act as activity support where appropriate. This is at the discretion of the Centre Manager.

Important information regarding participant medications

We kindly ask that any medication left in our care is clearly listed on the consent form, along with information on what it is for and when to be administered. 

Please also state clearly if medicines left at the centre must accompany the participant at all times (on land and water), or can be left at a central location within the centre. If the medication must stay with the participant at all times (on land and water), you must provide a dry pack for the medication.

To contact us

Call  0118 934 4424


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Parking and location

We're tucked away in the north-east corner of the country park overlooking Black Swan Lake, with two adjoining car parks and one bus stop away from the main entrance. The best postcode for your satnav or favourite mapping service is RG10 0SU. More information on public transport and driving to us can be found on our parking and location page.


Facilities and opening hours

Our facilities include changing rooms with showers, toilets, teaching rooms and vending machines. The main entrance of the park is a 15 minute walk away with a great café and award winning play park.


From 30 March, the centre will be open from Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm. Please be aware that boat hire times are different. You can download our annual opening hours  (PDF document).

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