At our Rockley Point Activity Centre, we offer a range of water based activities that have the capacity for personal and physical growth in young people. Not only will your students grow as individuals, they will have a huge amount of fun and gain a great level of confidence in participating in these sports.


The original sport that Rockley started teaching at our sailing centre in 1976, sailing is a classic however the equipment and teaching techniques have evolved and developed over the years.

To get afloat you will usually be in a small boat such as a Pico or with an instructor in a boat such as a Wayfarer. They will teach you the correct techniques to steer the boat, turn in different directions and use the wind to your best advantage.

The beauty of sailing is that you are using the natural elements (wind and tide) to propel you through the water and there is no better feeling. Sailing is a sport that will work many aspects of physical fitness; increased flexibility and agility as you move around the boat, balance, core and muscle strength and hand-eye coordination are all developed as you pull on the lines and keep the boat flat. Once mastered, there is a great sense of achievement!


A relatively new craze in the UK, people have been standing on boards and paddling for thousands of years - the first paddle boats can be traced back to ancient Egypt!

Here at Rockley we have a few different types of boards. One of the most popular with both students and teachers is the Mega SUP! This is basically a giant paddle board which a group can paddle (and fall off) together! Teamwork, co-ordination and balance are all required and this makes for a brilliant team activity!

If you prefer to go it alone paddle boarding is a great way to get some headspace and physical exercise at the same time. Often suited to calmer days using a paddleboard to go on an adventure or explore a new lake or river is a brilliant release. It is also great for your physical fitness as your whole body is used, particularly your core and upper body.


Similar to sailing, windsurfing uses wind power to propel you through the water. In windy conditions Windsurfing can be thrilling and exhilarating, once you learn the basics you can grab a board and get plaining through the water! It’s also a cool sport to master!

Rockley teaches you all the basics, including balancing on the board, using the sail to turn and control your speed, progressing onto more advanced techniques. Don’t be put off if you fall in (a lot) the first few times, once you get used the way the board and sail work together you will be off for a fun ride!

“We have thoroughly enjoyed all of our activities and loved the balance between land and wet. We honestly cannot thank you enough for this incredible trip.”

Becky, Avonwood School

Raft building

Great for groups and teambuilding activities, raft building uses barrels, wooden planks, rope and other materials to challenge you to create a raft that holds together and floats!

Our instructors will be on hand to teach you some useful knots and give some hints and tips, however it is important to work as a team to build the best raft possible!

Once built a short on the water course will test the strength and durability of your raft to see if it keeps you afloat! This activity identifies leaders, team players and also encourages everyone to get stuck in and join the fun.

These are just a few of many activities that Rockley offers our Schools and Groups during an adventure trip with Rockley! Check out our full list of water and land based activities below:

Our Activities


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