Outdoor + Active, the largest combined activity centre in the South West threw open their doors last weekend for their annual Open Day offering families from far & wide a taste of adventure.With 400 acres of water, Outdoor + Active are able to offer a huge choice of water sports from kayaking, canoeing, dinghy sailing, SUP, windsurfing to Mega SUP, all in a fun & safe environment. And if you don’t fancy getting wet, try a whole host of exciting experiences from archery, indoor climbing, high ropes to orienteering or even dabbling in a little bushcraft.
The Open Day gave us the chance to do some of our favourite activities and the chance to try something new – all for the price of peanuts. Each activity cost from £3.00 – 5.00 a session and lasted a full 50 minutes – fantastic value.
Whilst the emphasis is definitely on older kids (age 8+) there are still activities to keep younger ones happy (woodland playground, zorbing, cycle track to dam (2km each way), kayaking (with an adult in a double kayak), dinghy sailing (with an experienced adult), rowing boats etc). The 4km round walk to the impressive dam is also stroller friendly.There are also some excellent kids courses on offer during the Summer – sign up for a Wet n’ Active Day (£35.00) or a indulge in a whole Wet n’ Active week (£150.00) where your child can adventure to their hearts content and get to experience a little of everything the Centre has to offer.
Now we’re in the know about this fabulous facility (a mere hour from us), only 20 miles from junction 27 of the M5, we’ll definitely be booking back in soon.Needing inspiration for family stuff to do during the Summer Holidays? This one’s a winner and guaranteed to put a smile on the your little dare devils faces.
(With over 1,500 visitors at the Open Day, some families were only able to book in for one or two activities. Outdoor + Active are looking at options to meet demand next year by possibly spreading the event over a weekend, increasing equipment & systemizing activity bookings to help ease booking demand)
Outdoor + Active are located at 5 lakes in the South West. Choose your closest on the map below. Whilst we were the guests of Outdoor + Active, Wimbleball Lake, all opinions are, as always, our own.
Outdoor + Active – Wimbleball Lake – 01398 371460PRICES
Try dinghy sailing on Pico’s from £16.00
Try windsurfing from £16
Try Kayaking/SUP from £11
Try Zorbing from £5
Camping – £14 low season/£20 high season
Camping Pod – £30 low season/£40 high season