017687 72912 | info@derwentwatermarina.co.uk

School and Youth Groups

Whether you are looking for a structured day leading to an award or a team building session, we are the ideal venue for your School or Youth Group event.

Give us a call to arrange a full or half day tailored to meet your needs.

Group Activities

Watersports are a great opportunity for young people to learn outside the classroom. To gain new physical and social skills, whilst learning more about teamwork and problem solving.

Sessions can be for fun or combined with a learning objective, the possibilities are only limited by the imagination.

  • Learn new skills
  • Build team spirit among your students
  • Use outdoor activities as a learning environment that develops effective group communication.
  • Work towards a National Governing Body Award, RYA or BCU, or a GCSE module.
  • Full days, half days or several days of activity sessions can be designed around your group and your aims.

Our most popular activities are:

  • Paddle Boarding, Canoeing and Kayaking
    – Learn the basic skills then either spend time enhancing these skills or take a journey together on the lake.
  • Group Canoes
    – Our group canoes seat 8 to 10 people and can be used for journeys on the lake, time trials or races.
  • Introduction to Sailing or Windsurfing
    – A fun exciting session and a great way to develop an interest in a new sport.
  • Ghyll Scrambling (Canyoning)
    – A great team activity for schools and youth groups promoting group communication skills.
Equipiment & Clothing

We provide wetsuits, buoyancy aids, spray tops, helmets and other safety equipment as required. You will need to bring footwear such as wetsuit boots or old training shoes.

For more information on the activities available and to discuss your group’s needs please contact us on 017687 72912 or complete the Enquiry Form.

Information for Teachers & Group Leaders

We are AALA licensed (No. L95729 / R0478).

All of our instructors are qualified and experienced in Paddlesports and/or Sailing & windsurfing. 

We normally work in groups with a maximum of 8 people to an instructor.

You can book a half day, a full day or over multiple days.

Sessions are 3 hours long and run from 9.30am to 12.30pm  and 13.30pm to 16.30pm.

  • Fun sessions
  • Skill development
  • GCSE P.E/Skills Modules
  • Royal Yachting Association Sailing and Windsurfing Courses
  • British Canoe Union Canoe & Kayak Courses
  • Taster Canoe & Kayak Courses & Journeys

Your own transport will be needed for off site activities, such as Ghyll Scrambling.

We provide wetsuits, buoyancy aids, spray tops, helmets and other safety equipment as required. You will need to bring footwear such as wetsuit boots or old training shoes.

Changing rooms, showers, toilet facilities and free parking all available on site for the duration of your booking with us. 

Refreshments are not available to purchase on site.  We recommend that groups bring a packed lunch and plenty of snacks and drinks for the day. 

Please contact us on 017687 72912 for further information, pricing and availability or