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

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

Lots of activities for the children to do - zip wire, monkey tree climb, maze in the woods, climbing wall and much more. All staff were great encouraging the children to take part and re-assuring them but at the same time not pushing them if they didn't want to do something.

Cotwall End Primary - Sept 16

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

Please pass on my thanks to Mick and his enthusiastic team for a fantastic induction day at Oaker Wood yesterday . Our new Year 7 students had a super time and made a lot of friends

Alistair Smith - Hereford Cathedral School

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