Family Activity Breaks
A family activity holiday offers a break that everyone can enjoy together. These can be as challenging and fun to suit all the family. Choose from day activities or longer with accommodation on site or nearby. The River Thames offers a wide range of activities to make your outdoor day out or family holiday, one to remember.Why not try Kayaking and join a tour with London Kayak Tours, a great way to see some iconic sights and have some family fun?
Here are two centres that offer some great experiences...
Bisham Abbey Sailing, Marlow, Bucks
ACTIVITY: Junior & Adult Dinghy Sailing Courses (run in parallel)
WHEN: 4 day courses Tuesday to Friday, weekly from 8th July to 29th August
COSTS: £345 (incl. VAT) person (adults and children)
STAY: Accommodation is not available on site but there are some great places to stay nearby including The Macdonald Compleat Angler.
Four day junior courses follow the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme and are available from age 8 upwards. Tuition is given with close supervision, in small groups using "Topper" or "Optimist" dinghies. Each participant has their own boat with the aim of becoming an independent sailor. Adult courses are run in parallel with junior courses.This approach allows families to develop their sailing skills together. More...
Longridge, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1RE
ACTIVITY: Water sports and land-based activities and Family Activity Short Breaks
WHEN: Bookings taken throughout the summer holidays for Sat/Sun breaks
COSTS: Cost for adults and children: £26 per person - Family Activity Short-breaks cost includes one night camping and 2 activities on day 1 and 2 activities on day 2
STAY: On site either camping or bunk-house accommodation
Set in a unique riverside location, Longridge provides a range of exciting water sports and land-based activities aimed at young people and families of all abilities. As well as 12 acres of beautiful water meadows they have their own island, 'Taylor Island' for the ultimate swallows and amazons experience. A wide range of water or land-based activities are included. And for the ultimate adventure ‘Escape to the Island/Rafting’ – build a raft and paddle it to the island.
Team Activity Group, Various locations along the Thames
Team Activity Group can organise an activity day for your family along the River Thames; outdoor activities, indoor activities and evening entertainment for small or large family groups. Minimum no. required 6 or 8 depending on activity. So, if you fancy having a go at raft building or dragon boat racing read more...
Dorney Lake, Eton
Dorney Lake is a modern world-class rowing and flat-water canoeing centre set in a spectacular 450-acre parkland near Windsor. The site hosted the Rowing and Kayak events during the Olympic and Paralympic Games for London 2012. They can tailor-make an activity package on land and/or water to meet a families needs including catering requirements such as a BBQ.
Explore the beautiful, relaxing and inspiring
Fun on the River Thames doesn't always have to cost you. There are plenty of free ways to have a cheap day out with the kids on the River Thames. Take a stroll, get on your bike, catch a fish or play Pooh Sticks...
There really is so much to do on the river and nearby, that a day is not long enough. There are plenty of family-friendly places to stay nearby or on the river. Make your base at one of our family friendly hotels and you can discover history or enjoy a spot of camping...
Don’t forget there are endless ideas for adventure on the river. Check out our ideas for Great Family Days Out. The simplest way to explore the river is a rowing boat For a rainy day visit one of the Thames Valley Museums.