Rafting for Schools

Can you capsize the others rafts, swap places with your team mates or scull the length of the lake before your opposition. True Swallows and Amazons style fun and games on our on site lake. 

Our Raft Building sessions encourage Team Building Activity. Teams compete to build their own rafts from scratch using the basics provided before hitting the water for fun and games.

We recommend children are swimmers, although the lake is only just over a metre deep in most places.

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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 to Bring

  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Old footwear to wear in the lake (no flip flops, crocs or wellies)
  • A full change of clothing including dry shoes

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What our customers say

Our students had the most amazing day and were still talking about the trip weeks later. Thank you so much to you guys at Oaker Wood for all your effort is making sure our day was just simply perfect for all

Kingstone High School - July 17

They are without doubt the most accommodating company I have ever worked with. They had no problems with us and were very adaptable and approachable making sure the students experiences always came first.

Kingstone High School - July 17

Thank you so much for an amazing three days last week. All of us - children and staff had a wonderful time. You made us feel so welcome and every activity great fun. I was very impressed with all of your staff and the commitment they showed.

Sarah George - St. Francis Xavier School

Highly recommended to any school thinking of taking some students for an action packed fun day out. The activities themselves were really well organised, with health and safety as a priority.

School Activity Day - June 17

Activities were great - children had to be really cooperative to make the most of them and the Oaker Wood staff were excellent at encouraging this and dealing with behavioral issues.

Y Pant School- Y7 Team Building Day - July 17

Highly recommended to any school thinking of taking some students for an action packed fun day out. The activities themselves were really well organised, with health and safety as a priority. The staff were friendly, involved and made the day run seamlessly. The numerous facilities are located in a picturesque setting - Just wished we had booked to stay over!

School Day Trip - July 17

Just a quick email to say thank you for yesterday. The feedback I have had from our staff, was that your staff were amazing, especially Aidan, who really connected with our cohort of pupils.

Jackie Duggan - The Cambian School - June 16

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

Just a quick email to say a big thank you from everyone here at the RNC for your time with us last week. We all had a great day and was so impressed with your facilities and how good your staff were with the Visually Impaired students and in general.

Royal National College for the Blind - April 17

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