Raft Building in the Lake District

Lots of fun creating a raft, tying knots, and then testing your design and build skills with games on the water.

Raft Building basics

  • Locations: Coniston, Windermere
  • ½ day activity
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Fantastic group and party activity

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Raft building requires everyone to work together to come up with a design for their barrels, wood and rope. They then build the design and put it on the water to test out its capabilities. This is always lots of fun and with larger groups more than one raft can be built which enables races, tugs of war and other variations.

Raft Building is great team building event for large groups and groups of families to work together to produce a strong, streamlined and most importantly bouyant raft. Our instructors will give tips along the way on using the most efficient knotts and getting everybody involved. The levels of appreciation of the hot chocolate we provide, may vary depending on whether your raft collapsed and threw your group into the water or not!

Raft building sessions involve a team competition with each team being allowed to decide their own design and rope tying techniques. This can be controlled by our instructors to include either tips or specific direction to ensure a well built raft as per the group organisers wishes. The rafts and teams are then put through a series of challenges for strength, speed and agility.