Children's activities at Rutland Water Park

Scouts sailing at Alton Water Park

We have many activities especially for children at Rutland Watersports and the Anglian Water Bird watching Centre, Rutland Water Park.

Throughout the year we host a range of family friendly events - see our events

Rutland Watersports, Whitwell

Rutland Watersports provides a wide variety of activities to keep youngsters occupied, including certificated courses. Course run throughout the year and special activities are held during school holidays. For full details of the following activities please contact the watersports centre. Booking is essential for all activities. Telephone 01780 460154.

All junior courses are taught in groups following RYA and BCU instructor:pupil ratios.
Age from 7 years to 16 years

Junior Sailing
RYA stages 1-4
Advanced sail modules also offered.

Junior Windsurf
Stages 1 & 2
Advance windsurf also available.

Canoe and Kayak
BCU Paddlepower Start, Passport and Discover available.

Junior Power Boating
Levels one and two.

Refresher courses, Have a Go, Junior clubs and multi activity course and days also available.

Junior group bookings

Raft building and other watersports activities are available for groups of six or more children. Minimum two hours.

Birthday parties

If you are stuck for something new to do, birthday parties are very popular with children between the ages of five and 16 years. Activities include raft building and kayak or canoe challenges.

Should you require any information regarding the tuition on offer from Rutland Watersports, including course content, criteria, suitability or availability PLEASE CALL on 01780 460154 or email

School holiday activities - full day activities run from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday throughout all school holidays. Captain Splosh's summer fun days runs during August only but may be available at other times on request. Booking is essential.

Activity Age group Duration Content
Multi-activity week 7 to 14 years Five days Have a go at windsurfing, sailing and paddling.
Fun sessions 5 to 7 years Half day 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm Fun water based activities suited to the energy levels of these youngsters.

Captain Splosh's Summer
Fun Days




7 to 14 years




Five days

Fun packed day combining land and water based team-building games.


Notes: For more information regarding any other Watersports courses and to check for availability please call 01780 460154.

Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

Environmental activities run by qualified teacher/naturalists assisted by the reserve wardens are regularly held on the nature reserve for children aged between seven and 11 years. Children get the chance to:

  • Explore the nature reserve.
  • Go pond dipping.
  • Go bug hunting.
  • Learn about our Ospreys.
  • Enjoy craft activities.

Bored in the school holidays?  Become a nature detective!  Call 01572 770651 for more information
Four separate days, each with its own theme. This is the perfect opportunity to learn all about our native wildlife!
Examples include
Monday – Wondrous Water;
Tuesday – Brilliant Bugs;
Wednesday – Bird Safari;
Thursday – Bush craft.

Something completely different....
Really wild parties

Want a children's party that's totally into this world?!  Then try one of our tailor made Really Wild Parties! Based at Rutland Water Nature Reserve we will give you a nature themed birthday to remember. The time will be based on activities of your choice with a simple craft activity to take home.
Our dedicated team of Teacher Naturalists will lead the activities allowing the kids to discover and explore the surroundings safely.
To find out more about children's parties contact the Education Team on 01572 770651.

Find out more about activities for children on the water or to book a place, please contact

Rutland Watersports Centre off Bull Brigg Lane Whitwell Oakham LE15 8BL

+44 (0)1780 460154

Find out more about activities for children at the nature reserve or to book a place, please contact

Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre Egleton Oakham LE15 8BT

+44 (0)1572 770651

Find out more about activities for children at any of our trout fisheries, please contact

Rutland Water Fishing Lodge Edith Weston Oakham LE15 8HD

+44 (0)1780 686441

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