Pool & watersports activities

Laze in the pool or pick up an amazing new skill on the waves. Whether you’re relaxing by a pool, splashing around with the kids or braving the sea waves on the beach we all love having fun in the water. At Haven, we have so many wet and wild activities to keep you and your family occupied – from big heated indoor pools, beautiful outdoor ones for those days when the sun is shining, paddling areas, flumes and SplashZones. Want to try something a little more daring? Then sign up for one of our watersports activities where you can have a go at everything from paddle boarding to surfing. So what are you waiting for? Dive in and prepare to get wet!

* Outdoor pools, paddling areas, flumes and SplashZones are available at select parks and open from 25 May - 2 September. Watersports are available at Devon Cliffs, Kiln Park, Lakeland, Lydstep Beach, Perran Sands, Primrose Valley, Rockley Park and Riviere Sands at selected times of the year.

Aqua Gliders

Aqua Gliders
Things you should know:
  • Age: 4-8 years (life jackets provided)
  • Activity bundle value: 1
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Rockley Park
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Please wear the life jackets provided
  • Availability: Runs all season

Imagine a mix between a dodgem and a jet ski and you get the idea of what our Aqua Gliders are like – and how much fun they are!

AquaJets

AquaJets
Things you should know:
  • Age: 8+ years
  • Activity bundle value: 2
  • Cost: £10
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Parks: All parks
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to swim 25m unaided
  • Availability: Runs all season

Hold on tight and let our AquaJets propel you around like you’re flying underwater! Plunge to the bottom of the pool, enjoy twists and turns as you chase your friends and move around beneath the water like you’ve never done before!

Junior pool party

Junior Pool Party
Things you should know:
  • Age: 5-7 years
  • Activity bundle value: 1
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Parks:All parks except Lydstep Beach, Seaview and Riviere Sands
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Have a splashing great time with a pool party to make the kids’ holiday one they’ll never forget! Our parties are packed full of fun, with inflatables to play on and tunes to get the party started – and not forgetting that amazing pool to swim and splash around in!

Learn2Swim

Learn2Swim
Things you should know:
  • Age: 4+ years
  • Activity bundle value: 1
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Rockley Park
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Being able to jump in a pool and swim isn’t just a lot of fun, it’s also a great skill to have and a brilliant way to stay healthy. Our fully trained instructors will teach your little ones all the basic skills they’ll need to gain their confidence and stay safe in the water. We recommend booking more than one Learn2Swim session for your children to really see a lasting benefit from what they’ll learn.

Pool kayaking

Pool Kayaking
Things you should know:
  • Age: 7+ years
  • Activity bundle value: 2
  • Cost: £10
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Lydstep Beach
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to swim 25m unaided. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of your activity to allow time for safety briefing and to put kit on (buoyancy aids will be provided)
  • Availability: Runs all season

If you’ve ever fancied having a go at kayaking but want to learn the basics before hitting the open water then this activity is for you! We’ll kit you out with all the gear and get you on one of our open-deck pool kayaks before launching you onto the safe waters of our heated swimming pool where you’ll learn loads of new skills and have a great time paddling about.

Pool party

Pool Party
Things you should know:
  • Age: 8+ years
  • Activity bundle value: 1
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Lydstep Beach, Seaview and Riviere Sands
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to swim 25m unaided
  • Availability: Runs all season

If you’re aged eight or over than this is the pool party for you! With loads of games to play, big inflatables and floats to bounce around and have fun on and the latest chart topping tracks to sing along to you’re sure to have a brilliant time!

Turbo Paddlers

Turbo Paddlers
Things you should know:
  • Age: 4-8 years (life jackets provided)
  • Activity bundle value: 1
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Parks: All parks
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Availability: Runs all season

The kids will have so much fun racing their friends around the pool in these colourful little boats! All they have to do is turn the handles to spin the double paddlewheels that make them move – the faster they turn them, the faster the boat goes!

Water Confidence

Water confidence
Things you should know:
  • Age: 6 months - 3 years
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Rockley Park
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

We all know how important it is for kids to develop confidence in a swimming pool from a young age, and these sessions are specifically designed to give your little ones a chance to get a feel for being in the water. Over the course of 30 minutes, they’ll have the chance to paddle, splash around and have fun in the safety of our pool, all under the watchful eye of mum and dad and our trained instructors!

Water Walkerz

Water Walkerz
Things you should know:
  • Age: 5+ years at Craig Tara, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Thorpe Park, Caister-on-Sea, Devon Cliffs, Perran Sands, Burnham-on-Sea, Kiln Park and Presthaven. All other parks 8+ years
  • Activity bundle value: 1
  • Cost: £5
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Parks: All parks except Rockley Park. Inflatable pools: Burnham-on-Sea, Caister-on-Sea, Craig Tara, Devon Cliffs, Golden Sands, Haggerston Castle, Kiln Park, Perran Sands, Presthaven and Thorpe Park.
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight limit of 16 stone/102 kg
  • Availability: Runs all season

Ever wanted to walk on water? Now’s your chance – just jump in one of our giant waterproof bubbles and bounce your way across the pool. Spin, tumble and bump into your friends – you won’t believe how much fun you’ll have!

Watersports activities

Bodyboarding

Bodyboarding
Things you should know:
  • Age: 8 yrs +
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: £16
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Parks: Devon Cliffs
  • Restrictions: Children must be water confident and accompanied by an adult. Height restrictions apply
  • Availability: Runs all season
    Off peak – Sat, Sun and Weds.
    May half term and summer school holidays – Sat, Sun, Tues, Weds and Thurs.
    Sept weekends from Sept 3rd – Sat and Sun

Friendly instructors will teach you all you need to know to chase and ride the waves on a small foam bodyboard. You’ll soon be whooshing through the waves on your belly. Surf’s up dude! If you’re aged 8 years and over and able to swim 25m unaided, you can join the team from Fluid Motion based at our Devon Cliffs Holiday Park. They run a junior session for kids aged 8-16 years and an adult session for those 14 years plus. Kids will need to bring along a grown-up. Please note: Fluid Motion is an external company.

Canadian canoe

Canadian canoeing
Things you should know:
  • Age: 8 yrs + (height restrictions apply)
  • Activity bundle value: 3
  • Cost: £15
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Parks: Lakeland and Primrose Valley
  • Restrictions: Children must be water confident and accompanied by an adult
  • Availability: Runs all season

Not to be confused with the kayak, this great open-deck boat is perfect for gliding across Lakeland’s or Primrose Valley’s beautiful lakes – an experience you can only get at these parks.

Dinghy Sailing

Sailing
Things you should know:
  • Age: 8+ years (different sessions for different levels of ability)
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: £25
  • Duration of session: 60 minutes
  • Parks: Rockley Park
  • Restrictions: Participants must be water-confident and if you can’t swim more than 50m unaided then you’ll need to tell Rockley Watersports when booking. Children under 13 must remain under the supervision of an adult (18 yrs +), but the adult doesn’t need to take part
  • Availability: 29 Mar - 27 Oct

Ahoy, me hearties! Why not push the boat out and give your family some nautical fun on a sailing taster? Rockley Watersports’ team of experts will teach you the ropes, and ensure you stay safe too. It’s open to anyone aged 8 and over and is a great way to learn some of the basics. Please note: this activity is run by an external company, you must be water-confident and kids must be with a grown-up.

Kids’ watersports club

Kids' watersports club
Things you should know:
  • Age: 8 - 15 yrs
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: £25
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes. Morning or afternoon sessions available
  • Parks: Rockley Park
  • Restrictions: Participants must be water-confident and if you can’t swim more than 50m unaided then you’ll need to tell Rockley Watersports when booking. Children under 13 must remain under the supervision of an adult (18 yrs +), but the adult doesn’t need to partake in the activities
  • Availability: 29 Mar - 27 Oct

If your kids want to try watersports then the watersports club at Rockley Park Holiday Park could be for them. They’ll be under the guidance of the experts at Rockley Watersports so you know they’ll be in safe hands, and this session is a great value way for kids to have a go at lots of different watersports. They’ll be able to try sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding and have fun while doing it. Please note: this activity is run by an external company and kids under 13 must come along with a grown-up. Weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer.

Lake kayak hire

Lake kayak hire
Things you should know:
  • Age: 8 yrs +
  • Activity bundle value: Single kayak - 2. Double kayak - 3
  • Cost: Single kayak - £10. Double kayak - £15
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: Lakeland and Primrose Valley
  • Restrictions: Height restrictions apply. You must be water-confident and children must remain under the supervision of an adult (18 yrs +). Please be aware that the weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer
  • Availability: Runs all season

Hire a kayak and using the double-bladed paddle to power you, explore the beautiful lakes at our Lakeland and Primrose Valley holiday parks. Kayaking is a very relaxing activity and a great way to see some of the wildlife on our parks. There are single and double seat kayaks to hire.

Lake paddle boarding

Lake paddle boarding
Things you should know:
  • Age: 8 yrs +
  • Activity bundle value: 3
  • Cost: £15
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes. 1 hour session and 15 minutes either side for briefing and changing.
  • Parks: Lakeland and Primrose Valley
  • Restrictions: You must be able to swim 25m unaided. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs +). Please be aware that the weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer
  • Availability: Runs all season

Our watersport instructors at Lakeland and Primrose Valley will take you through the basics of paddle boarding. It’s then time to hit the water. You may find you end up in the water a lot as you get to grips with standing up while paddling the board, but don’t worry, you’ll soon get the hang of it. If you’re aged 6 to 9 years then you can enjoy our junior paddle boarding lesson and there’s also a lesson for 8 plus year olds.

Lake paddle board hire

Lake paddle board hire
Things you should know:
  • Age: 8 yrs +
  • Activity bundle value: 2
  • Cost: £10
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Parks: Lakeland and Primrose Valley
  • Restrictions: You must be able to swim 25m unaided. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs +). Please be aware that the weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer
  • Availability: Runs all season

The beautiful lakes at Lakeland and Primrose Valley are usually very peaceful. When someone hires one of our paddle boards there’s usually the sound of laughter and splashing in the air as they get to grips with this brilliant watersport. Join in the fun and have a go. As soon as you can co-ordinate the standing and paddling you’ll be off exploring the lake.

Pedalos

Pedalos
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages (height restrictions apply)
  • Activity bundle value: 2
  • Cost: £10
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Parks: Burnham-on-Sea, Hafan y Môr, Haggerston Castle, Lakeland and Primrose Valley
  • Restrictions: Children must be water-confident and accompanied by an adult. It must be hired and operated by someone aged 18+
  • Availability: Runs all season

Drift slowly across the water in a pedalo and sail at whatever speed you wish; it’s so simple to control, you can go forwards, backwards, left and right. Everyone in the family is welcome, so zip up your jackets and get grandma involved in some peaceful paddling.

Sailing dinghy hire

Sailing hire
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: £18
  • Duration of session: 60 minutes
  • Parks: Rockley Park
  • Restrictions: Participants must be water-confident and if you can’t swim more than 50m unaided then you’ll need to tell Rockley Watersports when booking. Children under 13 must remain under the supervision of an adult (18 yrs +), but the adult doesn’t need to take part
  • Availability: 29 Mar - 27 Oct

Love sailing but don’t want the hassle of taking your own boat on holiday? Then hire one of Rockley Watersports PICO sailing dinghies at our Rockley Park Holiday Park. These are perfect for beginners or improvers, if you have an equivalent ability of RYA level 2/stage 3. There’s no minimum age, however the team at Rockley Watersports will advise on what’s suitable for you or your family. Please be aware that the weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer. Please note: this activity is run by an external company.

Sea kayak hire

Sea kayak rental
Things you should know:
  • Age: Devon Cliffs – 8 yrs +
    Kiln Park and Lydstep Beach – 18 yrs +
    Rockley Park – 10 yrs +
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: Devon Cliffs – single kayak £16
    Kiln Park and Lydstep Beach - single kayak – £8, double kayak – £12
    Rockley Park – sit-on-top single kayak £10
  • Duration: Devon Cliffs – 2 hours
    Kiln Park and Lydstep Beach – varies
    Rockley Park – 30 minutes
  • Parks: Devon Cliffs, Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach and Rockley Park
  • Restrictions: Children must be water-confident, be able to swim unaided and have basic water skills. Children must remain under the supervision of an adult (18 yrs +)
  • Availability: Devon Cliffs (external company) Off peak – Sat, Sun and Weds
    May half term and summer school holidays – Sat, Sun, Tues, Weds and Thurs
    Sept weekends from Sept 3rd – Sat and Sun
    Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, and Rockley Park (external company) – Apr - Oct

Hire a kayak and paddle, using the double-bladed paddle, through the waves to explore the open water alongside our Devon Cliffs, Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach and Rockley Park holiday parks. See the beauty of the coast up close as you travel along. Some parks offer double-seated kayaks as well as single for an extra cost. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult and/or under their supervision. Please note: that this activity is operated by an external company at Devon Cliffs and Rockley Park.

Sea paddle boarding

Sea paddle boarding
Things you should know:
  • Age: 8+ years
  • Activity bundle value: Devon Cliffs - N/A, Riviere Sands and Perran Sands - 8
  • Cost: Devon Cliffs - £28, Riviere Sands and Perran Sands - £35
  • Duration: Devon Cliffs - 2 hours
    Riviere Sands and Perran Sands - 2.5 hours
  • Parks: Devon Cliffs (concession), Perran Sands and Riviere Sands
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to swim 25m unaided
  • Availability: Runs all season at Perran Sands and Riviere Sands
    Devon Cliffs – Off peak – Sat, Sun and Weds
    May half term and summer school holidays – Sat, Sun, Tues, Weds and Thurs
    September weekends from September 3rd – Sat and Sun

Can you see those people out at sea – they look like they’re standing on water? Nope – it’s just people paddle boarding. In these sessions – run exclusively at Devon Cliffs, Perran Sands and Riviere Sands – gondola meets surfboard. Friendly and patient instructors will show you how to use the long paddle to propel yourself through the water as you stand at the same time.

Sea paddle boarding hire

Sea paddle boarding
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: £10
  • Duration of session: 30 minutes
  • Parks: Rockley Park
  • Restrictions: Participants must be water-confident and if you can’t swim more than 50m unaided then you’ll need to tell Rockley Watersports when booking. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs +) and the adult must be taking part in the activity. Please be aware that the weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer
  • Availability: 29 Mar – 27 Oct

At our Rockley Park Holiday Park you can hire a paddleboard to explore the beautiful harbour. A paddleboard, to those not in the know, is a foam board that you stand on and propel yourself along the water with a very long paddle. Please be aware that weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer. Please note: this activity is run by an external company.

Surfing

Surfing
Things you should know:
  • Age: 8+ years
  • Activity bundle value: Devon Cliffs - N/A
    Perran Sands and Riviere Sands – 8
  • Cost: Devon Cliffs - £28. Perran Sands and Riviere Sands – £35
  • Duration: Devon Cliffs - 2 hours
    Perran Sands and Riviere Sands - 2.5 hours
  • Parks: Devon Cliffs, Perran Sands and Riviere Sands
  • Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to swim 25m unaided
  • Availability: Perran Sands and Riviere Sands - runs all season
    Devon Cliffs - Off peak – Sat, Sun and Weds
    May half term and summer school holidays – Sat, Sun, Tues, Weds and Thurs
    September weekends from Sept 3rd – Sat and Sun

Are you ready to impress with some serious surfing skills? Come and join the friendly instructors at Devon Cliffs, Riviere Sands and Perran Sands. You’ll learn the basics on the beach before hitting the surf. All kids need to bring along an adult, and everyone needs to be aged 8 and over. Zip up your wetsuit (provided) and catch some waves dude! Please note: Devon Cliffs surfing sessions are brought to you by an external company.

Windsurfing

Windsurfing
Things you should know:
  • Age: Rockley Park - 8+ yrs (different sessions for different levels of ability) Devon Cliffs - 8+ yrs
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: £25
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: Rockley Park
  • Restrictions: Participants must be water-confident and if you can’t swim more than 50m unaided then you’ll need to tell Rockley Watersports when booking. Children under 13 must remain under the supervision of an adult (18 yrs +), but the adult doesn’t need to partake in the activities. Please be aware that the weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer
  • Availability: 29 Mar - 27 Oct

t’s a combination of surfing and sailing; how fun does that sound? Zip up your wetsuit and make your way to the beach. Expert instructors at Rockley Watersports will teach you some new skills with your boom, mast and sail at hand. When you begin to get a feel for it, you’ll really be able tackle the water. This taster session is suitable for anyone aged 8 and over. Please note: this activity is run by an external company. Should you have an enquiry about any of our watersports, please call Rockley Watersports on 01202 677272.

Windsurf hire

Windsurfing
Things you should know:
  • Age: All ages
  • Activity bundle value: N/A
  • Cost: Beginner - £20, Improver - £32
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Parks: Rockley Park
  • Restrictions: Participants must be water-confident and if you can’t swim more than 50m unaided then you’ll need to tell Rockley Watersports when booking. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs +) and the adult must be taking part in the activity
  • Availability: 29 Mar - 27 Oct

Hire a windsurf from Rockley Watersports at our Rockley Park Holiday Park and dive straight in. The saying is practice makes perfect, so give it a go and you’ll soon be riding the waves and exploring the beautiful harbour. Please be aware that weather and conditions on the day may limit the activities on offer. Please note: this activity is run by an external company. Should you have an enquiry about any of our watersports, please call Rockley Watersports on 01202 677272.