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Manley Mere Sail Sports
Manley Lane, Manley
Frodsham WA6 0PE
01928 740243

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) £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 there is enough demand we can arrange a late pickup 5.30pm) The children will be supervised and there will be various sports activities both indoor and outdoor on land. Please tick the box on booking form if you are interested.

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, 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 2017

Whit Holidays

2 Day Start Sailing Tue/Wed 30th-31st May £135
2 Day Mixed Tue/Wed 30th-31stMay £125
2 Day Improve Sail Thu-Fri 1st-2nd June £135
1 Day Mixed Friday 2nd June £67.50

Watersports youth group 12-17 years

Get a taste of different water activities each session is 2 hours and lead by one of our instructors. Thursday Nights Start 15th June 6-8pm £20

Summer Holidays

10th-14th July

2 Day Start Sailing Mon-Tue 10th-11th July £135
2 Day Mixed Activity Wed-Thu 12th-13th July £125
1 Day Paddle Power Friday 14th July £72.50
1 Day Level 1 Powerboat Friday 14th July £110

17th-21st July

5 Day Mixed Mon-Fri 17th-21st July £247.50
2 Day Start Sailing Mon-Tue 17th-18th July £135
2 Day L2 Powerboat Mon 17th-Tue 18th July £260

24th-28th July

5 Day Start Sailing Mon-Fri 24th-28th July £272.50
1 Day Mixed Tue 25th July £67.50
1 Day Paddle Power Wed 26th July £72.50
2 Day Improve Sail Thu-Fri 27th-28th July £135

31st July-4th August

2 Day Start Sailing Mon-Tue 31st-1st Jul/Aug £135
5 Day Mixed Mon-Fri 31st-4th July/Aug £247.50
2 Day Mixed Mon-Tue 31st-1st Jul/Aug £125
2 Day Improve Sailing Thu-Fri 3rd-4th August £135

7th-11th August

2 Day Start Sailing Mon-Tue 7th-8th Aug £135
1 Day Mixed Tue 8th August £67.50
3 Day Mixed Tue-Thu 8th-10th Aug £172.50
2 Day Improve Sail Thu-Fri 10th-11th Aug £135

14th-18th August

2 Day Start Sailing Mon-Tue 14th-15th Aug £135
1 Day Mixed Tue 15th August £67.50
1 Day Paddle Power Wed 16th August £72.50
2 Day Paddleboard/Windsurf Thu-Fri 17th-18th Aug £135
2 Day Improve Sail Thu-Fri 17-18h Aug £135

21st-25th August

2 Day Start Sailing Mon-Tue 21st-22nd Aug £135
3 Day Mixed Mon-Wed 21st-23rd Aug £172.50
1 Day Mixed Thu 24th August £67.50
2 Day Improve Sail Thu-Fri 24th-25th Aug £135

29th August-1st September

2 Day Start Sailing Tue-Wed 29th-30th Aug £135
1 Day Mixed Tue 29th August £67.50
1 Day Paddle Power Wed 30th August £72.50
2 Day Improve Sail Thu-Fri 31st Aug-1st Sep £135

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