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 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
  • A Towel
  • We have changing rooms but no showers.

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What our customers say

Can I just say a huge thank you to you and all of your team, each year we come to Oaker Wood and it remains a highlight for everyone in Year 6 including myself and Mrs Creber. The week is a sensational week not just because of the activities but for me the sense of family. Most of the core staff remain with you which makes it special as many outdoor centres have a high turn over of staff which doesn't allow the continuity which your place naturally does. So once again a brilliant week really can't wait to come again next year.

Jon Westwood - Wyche Primary - Oct 18

Our children had a fabulous time and haven't stopped talking about their stay with you last week. Staff too were very complimentary about your staff and activities. This was the first time we have travelled so far afield and would love to return. As our children are grouped Y5 and 6 together we would only be looking to visit again in 2 years time.

Christine Friar - Creeting St Mary School - Oct 18

Many thanks for having us, the children had a wonderful time and the staff were amazing as always!

Ian Potter - Leigh Primary - Sept 18

I would like to say a very big thank you from all the staff and children at Water Mill for making our stay at Oaker Wood unforgettable. The children had a wonderful time taking part in new activities and doing things they never thought they would be able to do. You all looked after us really well and your staff are a credit to you.

Watermill Primary - June 18

The children had a fantastic time and the staff were really impressed too. The food was great and went down well with the children. Please pass on our thanks to all of the staff. The children didn't stop talking about them. It was so lovely to have staff that really encouraged the children; many of the children achieved more than we expected and it was all down to their encouragement.

St Martin's Primary - Hereford - June 18

On the journey to Oaker Wood I thought I was expecting too much. I came back knowing I'd expected too little. Everything from the rooms to the activities were better than I ever imagined. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

Y6 Pupil - Heber Primary School - June 18

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all at Oaker Wood for the fantastic two days we spent with you last week. Year 4 had a great time.

Almeley Primary School - May 18

Just wanted to thank you and all of your staff for another fantastic visit to Oaker Wood. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, as have the staff. All the Instructors were so professional and kind, and the organisation so well thought out, that the trip ran like clockwork.

Eardisley Primary - May 18

I’d just like to email and say what a great time everyone had at Oakerwood last week. The staff were fantastic as usual, thank you for making the trip so easy for us.

Weobley Primary School - May 18

Thank You all for great couple of days. Both Students and Staff had an amazing time and felt thoroughly looked after. I am sure that you are thinking that some of our guys might not have had a Special Educational Need but that is because you were so patient and understanding that their behaviours and anxieties did not become apparent. I can’t thank you enough for making our visit such a positive experience,you really are an amazing team.

Jo Binnersley - Westfield School - March 18

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