Rafting for Primary Schools

One of our favourite Primary school activities. The rafts are ready built for maximum time on the lake.

Children work in teams of 8 - 12 and are set a variety of fun challenges: 

falling-off.gifCan you swap places with your team mates? Scull the length of the lake before your opposition? Or paddle backwards? True Swallows and Amazons style fun and games. 

We recommend children are swimmers, although the lake is only just over a metre deep in most places. A full change of clothes and old trainers are essential.

Rafting & Raft Building For children aged 10 and under we recommend our Rafting Sessions

Great for Children's parties.

We offer Raft Building from mid April - October (in colder years May - Sept)

Fantastic Spring/Summer/Autumn activity! Based on one of our scenic lakes. Children's Rafting Parties, Corporate Away Days and Team Building, School Activity days. Our fully trained marshals are on hand to help advise and guide you as you build the ultimate "vessel" !

All materials necessary are provided, the activity takes place on one of our woodland lakes. Remember you must come prepared to get wet! Footwear to wear in the lake is essential.

All equipment and safety gear is provided.


What our customers say

Thank you for our wonderful residential trip to Oakerwood. Once again, you made us feel so welcome and we all had a brilliant time in the care of your team of enthusiastic staff.

Franksbridge School - March 2017

Our Year 3 children loved their stay at Oaker Wood, as did the staff! It was fabulous to see them all getting stuck into the various activities laid on and getting so much out of it. You truly have a magical place. We loved it.

Philippa White, Kings St Albans

we had such a great camp once again, parents have been full of praise for the trip saying their kids had such a fantastic time, so same time next year please...

John Westwood - Wyche Primary School - Oct 16

I just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic 24 hours at Oakerwood. Our Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and now have a new found appreciation for crate stacking, tree climbing, rafting and quad-biking. They went home this afternoon very tired, very hot but very happy!

Michaela De Barr- Wigmore Primary School

I just wanted to thank you and your team for our fabulous trip last week to you. I cannot say enough how your team bent over backwards to ensure our diabetic child could access all of the activities. A particular thanks to Mick who worked so hard with her to get her to have the best two days of her life, it really was an incredible experience for her. All of the staff were fantastic and made it enjoyable for everyone.

Weobley Primary - June 2016

The highly experienced staff ensured our pupils were challenged during all activities , yet still provided nurturing care and encouragement.

Millfields First School - May 16

A group of intrepid Year 4 pupils and staff from our school in Bromsgrove visited Oaker Wood for the first time last week. The visit met every objective we set out to achieve and more.

Millfields Primary School - May 16

Just wanted to say thanks for a fab trip last week. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and the activities were brilliantly run.

Orleton Primary School - May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our action packed 2 days stay at Oaker Wood. Great staff and exhilarating activities.

Moor Park Prep School, Ludlow

I am not a camper. I find it tricksy! However, the staff at Oakerwood were amazing. Friendly, supportive and genuinely good fun to be around. I have been so impressed with the "can do" attitude and positive atmosphere. Thank you very much. The activities are well organised and great fun but it's the people who make the experience truly brilliant.

Lord Scudamore School - May 2015