The Lake District is a spectacular setting for any trip and, with its 21 large bodies of water, it’s ideal for a school watersports tour!

As well as enjoying a number of water-based activities such as canoeing, kayaking and sailing, you’ll also be able to try ghyll scrambling and archery! You’ll even enjoy some great team building activities such as high ropes and raft building.

On your school watersports tour to the Lake District, you’ll stay onsite, right by the water, in purpose-built group accommodation. Not only will this allow you to be right where the action is, you’ll also be able to relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings as you prepare for another adrenaline-fuelled day in the Lake District!

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Depart for the Lake District

Arrive at accommodation

Half-day activity (1 x 3 hr or 2 x 1.5hr) e.g. canoeing or kayaking

Evening meal at accommodation


Breakfast at accommodation

Morning activities (1 x 3hr or 2 x 1.5hr) e.g. raft building or sailing

Lunch at accommodation

Afternoon activities (1x 3hr or 2 x 1.5hr) e.g. ghyll scrambling

Evening meal at accommodation

Or choose to add on an evening campfire experience


Breakfast at accommodation

Half-day activities (1 x 3hr or 2 x 1.5hr) e.g. high ropes or archery

Travel back to school

3 days, 2 nights Price from £250 pp
  • 2 nights' full-board accommodation
  • 3 days' coach hire
  • 12 hours of outdoor activities e.g. canoeing, kayaking, raft building, sailing, ghyll scrambling, high ropes, archery and assault courses
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT



High Ropes

High Ropes in the Lake District

The high ropes is a real challenge, both physically and mentally. Students will not only take on the course themselves… Read More

Canoeing in the Lake District

Canoeing in the Lake District

Hop into one of the centre’s 2 and 3-person Canadian canoes, or one of the 15-person large… Read More

Sailing in the Lake District

Sailing in the Lake District

Your students will learn to sail a dingy or stable boat under the guidance of the centre’s fully-qualified… Read More

Kayaking in the Lake District

Kayaking in the Lake District

Your students will jump into a single-seater kayak in one of the centre’s bays on Lake Windermere, where… Read More

Ghyll Scrambling

Ghyll Scrambling in the Lake District

A mix of rock climbing and caving using the stream bed, ghyll scrambling is a real adventure sport… Read More

Archery in the Lake District

Archery in the Lake District

Your students will be given a basic introduction to bows and arrows and will learn basic archery skills under the… Read More

Raft Building in the Lake District

Raft Building in the Lake District

Your group will work together to build a raft out of wooden poles, barrels and ropes… Read More

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

You'll be able to reach us 24/7 during your trip if you need our help

5 After your trip

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I love being part of a company that provides people and groups with lasting memories and unforgettable experiences that they may not otherwise have had access to.– Kate Martin-Wake Sport Sales & Product Manager

Don't take our word for it …

We had used Halsbury for our previous tours and have always been impressed with the level of support and communication from Halsbury. We had everything we needed for the tours to run faultlessly. It feels like we are working together to really get the best out of the tour. You feel like partners more than customers. I would definitely recommend Halsbury! The support to the tour leaders is so good, and they are always at the end of the phone or email to answer any questions. — The Forest School, July 2023

Your School Trip is Fully Protected

As a fully-accredited school travel company, booking with Halsbury Travel offers you complete peace of mind. Our accreditations are your guarantee that:

  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
  • Your group's safety will be prioritised
  • Your trip will be a quality educational experience
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Safety prioritised

As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

High quality service

Our Accreditations

We are a Member of ABTA, which means we are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.

Quality educational experiences

The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge is your reassurance that Halsbury Travel is committed to offering LOtC activities that are safe and beneficial to learning.

Financial protection for coach tours

For non-flight packages, the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Halsbury Travel (5493), and in the event of their insolvency. ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Halsbury Travel. 

Financial protection for flight trips

All air tours and flights arranged by us are also **ATOL protected**. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5079. Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.