Kids Holiday Activities

Junior Youth Activity Holidays

All activity courses are suitable for ages 8-16 (7 year olds are eligible for 1 day mixed activity course) Courses run from 10am – 4pm (arrive for 9.45am).

Wetsuits and buoyancy aids are included on all of our courses. You will need to bring swimwear and something to wear on your feet that you don’t mind getting wet (old pair of trainers or wetsuit shoes/boots – crocs/flip flops are not suitable)

The watersports shop at Manley Mere stocks a full range of wet shoes, spray-tops and wetsuits, which can be purchased on the day of your course.

Start Sailing (2 day) £135

A fun and safe introduction to the sport of dinghy sailing. This course is for any beginner who wants to gain an RYA stage 1 certificate.

Improve Sailing (2- day) £135

This course is for anyone who has completed a Start Sailing course and wishes to work toward RYA stage 2 or stage 3 certificates.

Sailing Taster (1-day) £72.50

A relaxed introduction to the sport – great for confidence building on the water!

2 Day Advanced Sail £135, 4 Day Advanced Sail £250

For those working towards stage 4,includes racings skills and seamanship skills.

Sailing (5-day) £272.50

A combined stage 1 and 2 course. A great way to build and develop sailing skills in a range of boats and conditions.

Start Windsurfing (1-day) £72.50

An exciting (and very wet) introduction to one of the most exhilarating sports around. This course works towards the RYA stage 1 certificate.

Improve Windsurfing (1-day) £72.50

For those who have already completed a start windsurfing course / achieved stage 1. This course is designed to improve windsurfing skills and techniques, working towards stage 2/3 awards.

Mixed Activity

1-day £67.50, 2-day £125, 3-day £172.50, 5-day £247.50

Ideal for beginners and also suitable for those who have some sailing or windsurfing experience. Activities include windsurfing, sailing, raft-building,canoeing/kayaking, stand–up-paddleboarding and other games both on and off the water. Emphasis on fun and confidence building – no certificates issued.

Paddle Sport 1-day £72.50

Learn to paddle different types of craft and gain the BCU Paddlepower Start certificate. A day full of games and water confidence activities.

Level 1 Inland Powerboat Course (1-day) £120.00

A 1 day introduction to powerboat handling & safety, suitable for age 8+

Logbooks and certificates

Logbooks and certificate fees are included in all start/improve sailing and start/improve windsurfing courses. If you already have a logbook, please bring it every day of your course so the instructors can sign off your progress.

Certificates are only issued on completion of modules – this may not be at the end of a course. To ensure the best progression through the sailing/windsurfing schemes, we recommend regular practice in between lessons (boats and boards can be rented by the hour – RYA stage 3 required).

Mixed activity courses are focused on fun and confidence building rather than completing the RYA syllabus. No certificates or log books are included in this course.

Drop off and collection arrangements

Drop off from 9.30 – before this time there will be no supervision.

Please use the gate next to the barrier for free drop off (9.30-10.00). Gate reopens at 3.45 for free collection. Please collect by 4pm as there is no supervision provided after this time. Please call us if you are running late.

If you wish to stay at Manley Mere, the £2 parking fee applies. Please ensure that your child signs in and out in the shop on a daily basis (not just the first day of the course). We need to know when they have arrived and been collected. Bags and packed lunches are stored in the shop. Please ensure that your child does not bring any valuables which may be lost or damaged. Please bring swim costume/trunks, a towel and wetsuit shoes or boots or old trainers( they will get wet) suncream or warm weather gear (check the weather).


Courses break for lunch between 12-1 (time may vary depending on activities schedule). Food, drinks and snacks can be purchased from the Chameleon restaurant, which has a number of children’s options. Please check the menu and ensure that your child is provided with enough money to purchase lunch. Alternatively, bring a packed lunch. If you would like a hot lunch to be provided with a cold drink and a cookie, please tick the box on our booking form – £8.50

Sample menu: Toasted Sandwich, Beef or Cheese Burger, Pizza slice, Chicken Nuggets all served with chips. Lunches are eaten together in the classroom (or outside in good weather). Lunch is supervised by our instructor staff.

Medical issues / special dietary requirements

Please make a note of any issues which may affect participants’ participation in the activities on the booking form in the space provided. Please also inform the reception staff or senior instructor on the morning of the course. Information is treated in the strictest confidence.

Medical equipment (asthma inhalators, epipens etc.) should be given to the instructor in charge of the group for safekeeping.It is recommended that children with special dietary requirements be provided with a packed lunch. If you have any questions about the Chameleon restaurant menu, please speak to a member of the restaurant staff.

Summer Holiday programme 2019

Whit Holidays

2 Day Start Sailing Tue/Wed  28th-29 May £135
1 Day Mixed Activity Wed 29th May £67.50
2 Day Improve Sail Thu-Fri 30th-31st May £135

Summer Holidays

15th-19th July

1 Day Mixed Activity Monday 15th July £72.50 – Full
1 Day Sailing Wed 17th July £72.50 – Full

22nd-26th July

2 Day Start Sailing Mon/Tue 22nd-23rd July £135 – Full
3 Day Mixed Activity Mon-Wed 22nd-24th July £172.50 – Full
2 Day Improve Sailing Thu/Fri 25th-26th July £135 – Full

29th-2nd August

2 Day Mixed Activity Mon/Tue 29th-30th July £125 – Full
1 Day Mixed Activity Wed 31st July £67.50 – Full
2 Day Start Sailing Thu/Fri 1st-2nd August £135 – Full
1 Day Paddlesports Fri 2nd August £72.50 – 2 left

5th-9th August

5 Day Mixed Activity Mon-Fri 5th-9th August £247.50-2 left
3 Day Mixed Activity Mon-Wed 5th- 7th August £172.50-2 left
2 Day Start Sailing Wed/Thu 7th-8th August £135
1 Day Mixed Activity Fri 9th August £62.50

12th-16th August

2 Day Start Sailing Mon/Tue 12th-13th August £135
1 Day Mixed Activity Wed 14th August £67.50
1 Day Windsurf Wed 14th August £72.50 3 left
2 Day Improve Sailing Thu/Fri 15th-16th August £135-Full

19th-23rd August

2 Day Mixed Activity Mon/Tue 19th-20thAugust
1 Day Sailing Taster Wed 21st August
2 Day Improve Sailing Thur/Fri 22nd-23rd August

27th-30th August

2 Day Start Sailing Tue/Wed 27th-28th August £135
1 Day Paddlesport Wed 28th August £72.50
2 Day Improve Sailing Thu/Fri 29th-30th August £135

2nd-3rd September

1 Day Mixed Activity Monday 2nd September £67.50 4 places available

If you have 6 or more children, we are more than happy to arrange a course to suit your requirements.Please be aware course are subject to change so please call to confirm course dates. Courses need to be booked in advance we require a £35 deposit per person per course, the deposit is non refundable should you cancel. Tel 01928740243.


Brochure and summer programme (PDF)

Booking form for junior or youth activities