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

Just to say thank you again to you and your staff for such a wonderful experience at Oaker Wood, we all had a great time! Please can we book for next year.

Hayley Francis- St Josephs Catholic School - Oct 19

Thank you, we had a fantastic time and I have only heard great things from the boys. Same again for next year please.

Warwick School - Year 7 Camp - Sept 19

Just wanted to say a big thank you for supporting our Year 12 team building day last week.

Shireland Collegiate Academy - Sept 19

I have just spent 3 days at Oaker Wood with 23 year 5 children. I can honestly say it's the best I've ever been on. Despite it raining every day we had a brilliant time. The pods were warm, the food delicious and plentiful and the staff were fantastic. Great range of activities for the kids but with a good balance of down time. Well done Oaker Wood, St Matthias have had a wonderful time, thank you.

St Matthias - May 19

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to your team for an enjoyable weekend - this is the second year we have attended and the children and staff had an amazing time thank you so much we love coming to Oakerwood.

Mary Hare School - May 2019

Once again, a huge Thank-You to you and your team for a brilliant couple of days in the woods. The activities were just right for the boys, and the feedback we got was overwhelmingly positive. So… We’d like to get booked in for next year please!

James Soper - Warwick School - Oct 18

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

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