Junior and Youth Activity Courses
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)
Sailing Taster (1-day) £72.50
A relaxed introduction to the sport - great for confidence building on the water!
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.
2 Day Advanced Sail £135
For those working towards stage 4,includes racings skills and seamanship skills.
Sailing (5-day) £272.50
A combined course covering RYA stage 1 and 2. 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.
1 Day Paddle Sport £72.50
Learn to paddle different types of craft and gain the BCU/BSUPA Paddle Power Start certificate. A day full of games and water confidence activities.
Mixed Activity Days
1-day £67.50, 2-day £125, 3-day £172.50, 5-day £247.50
Our Mixed Activities are about providing a safe environment where emphasis is based on fun and confidence building ideal for beginners and also suitable for those who would like to try a variety of water activities. Activities include windsurfing,sailing, raft-building, canoeing/kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and other games both on and off the water. We do not offer windsurfing as part of the 1 day course.
Level 1 Inland Powerboat Course (1-day) £112.50
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 classroom. 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 - £7.50
Sample menu: Toasted Sandwich, Beef or Cheese Burger, 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 requirementsPlease make a note of any issues which may affect 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. If glasses need to be worn on the water please ensure that they can be secured to avoid losing them. Medical equipment (asthma inhalors, 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
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.