Activity Breaks

NEW FOR 2021 - The Ultimate Family Adventure

- Glamping and bring your own tent activity breaks
- Spectacular lakeside locations in Devon and Cornwall
- Choose from a 3, 4 or 6 night experience
- Unlimited activities included in the price
- Lakeside cafes
- Miles of footpaths and cycle ways to explore

Overview

The real beauty of our activity breaks is that you can do as much or as little as you want. Create your ideal getaway in the South West. Enjoy a touch of luxury by staying in one of our furnished Bell Tents or, if you prefer, you can pitch up your own tent and experience a traditional camping adventure with unforgettable lake views.

And that's not even the best bit! By booking one of our activity breaks you will also benefit from UNLIMITED activities! So, if a green holiday is what you are after, you can reduce the need to drive elsewhere, as you definitely won't be stuck for ideas to keep the family entertained during your stay!

We offer an action-packed programme of exciting activities for all ages and abilities, from stand up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking to sailing and windsurfing. You can hire a variety of watersports equipment, launch your own craft or learn something new by taking part in our summer holiday activity sessions.

Wetsuits and buoyancy aids are included in the price. Those wanting to use their own have access to our drying rooms.

Wanting to recharge and escape the hustle and bustle of every day life? Simply sit back, relax and enjoy nature's soundtrack. Bring your own bikes and don’t forget your walking shoes - there's miles of footpaths and cycle ways to explore as well as a variety of wildlife to discover and plenty of quiet spots to enjoy a good book or play some outdoor games.

Roadford Lake

Broadwoodwidger, Near Lifton, Devon PL16 0RL

bell tents | communal barbeque area | free showers | onsite watersports | play area | off-road cycling and walking trails | café | dog friendly

Just five minutes off the A30, between Launceston and Okehampton, you will find the spectacular Roadford Lake. Surrounded by countryside, and nestled amongst the beautiful surroundings of the Wolf Valley with the dramatic tors of Dartmoor as its backdrop, Roadford is the perfect location for your next family break.

From kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding and sailing, to archery, climbing, fishing, walking and cycling – Roadford offers an excellent day out in Devon. Hire watersports equipment, launch your own craft or learn something new with a qualified instructor.

There’s plenty of fun and free things to do. Discover the cob shelter, spot a range of wildlife from the bird hides, whizz through the off-road cycle trails or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views.

With a range of natural habitats on its shores, from Culm Grasslands, woodlands, old pastures and orchards, Roadford is a nature lover’s paradise. Flora and fauna can be found in abundance including: Teal, Canada Geese, Birds of Prey, Badgers, Bats, Red and Roe Deer and a healthy population of the endangered Hazel Dormouse.

Enjoy the stunning views overlooking the lake whilst tucking into a delicious treat from the popular café. Whether it’s brunch, lunch, a Sunday carvery or a coffee and cake, we have it covered. Roadford Cafe, open 7 days a week, is located across the water from the campsite and can be reached via a scenic walk, which takes around 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can drive the short distance across the dam.

So, whether you’re an adrenaline junkie who loves to get out on the water, a keen birdwatcher who is searching for that perfect photo opportunity, a family looking for somewhere to keep the kids entertained or someone who cannot turn down a delicious roast on a Sunday – Roadford really has it all.

Please note, there is no WIFI at the campsite 

Stithians Lake

Menherion, Near Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6NW

Pirate-themed play area | free showers | onsite watersports | café | off-road walking and cycling trail | dog friendly

Stithians Lake, located in the heart of Cornwall's iconic mining landscape, is a striking setting for your next camping adventure.

Surrounded by farmland and moorland, Stithians is the largest inland water in West Cornwall, with something for everyone to enjoy. Get out on the water and take part in a variety of activities including stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and even trout fishing. you can hire our watersports equipment, launch your own or learn something new with one of our qualified instructors.

Enjoy the uninterrupted views across the lake and explore Stithians on foot. There's a 5 mile circular route through meadows, wet woodland and heathland and a great walk from the café to the imposing Stithians Dam. Don't forget the camera - the countryside is humming with wildlife; why not see what you can spot from one of the three bird hides?

The cafe is open every day serving breakfast and lunches and there is also a pub, The Golden Lion Inn, at the entrance to the site, serving lunch and evening meals.

With so much on offer, Stithians Lake is the perfect setting for your next family break in Cornwall.

Please note, WIFI is available in the Activity Centre Reception / Cafe. Washing up facilities are available as well as access to a shared freezer. There is also a washing machine and tokens can be purchased from the Activity Centre Reception.

Roadford's Bell Tents

Stay in one of our Roadford's bell tents, boasting spectacular lake views! The tents include:

- Double bed
- Bedside table
- Solar powered lighting
- USB charging point
- 2 x Giant beanbags
- Rugs
- 2 x Camping beds for children if required
- Clothing storage rail
- Storage boxes

Outside:

- Canvas shelter - undercover cooking area
- Cooking equipment provided to include gas stove, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans
- Outdoor chairs
- Picnic area
- Solar lights

Suitable for up to 4 people. Minimum of 2 people per tent.

Showers and toilet facilities are located just outside of the camping field a short walk from your tent.

Please note: Bedding is not included. All beds are provided with a mattress protector, but you will need to bring a sheet, duvet, pillows etc. 

Stithians' Bell Tents

Experience a touch of luxury by staying in one of Stithians' furnished bell tents. The tents include:

- Double bed
- Bedside table with cool LED lights
- Solar powered LED lighting
- USB charging facilities (not 240V)
- 2 x Giant beanbags
- Wooden floors and rugs
- 2 x Camping beds for children if required
- Clothing storage rail
- Storage boxes

Outside:

- Canvas shelter - undercover cooking area
- Cooking equipment provided to include gas stove, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans
- Outdoor chairs
- Picnic area
- Solar lights

Suitable for up to 4 people. Minimum of 2 people per tent.

Showers and toilet facilities are located just outside of the camping field a short walk from your tent.

Please note: Bedding is not included. All beds are provided with a mattress protector, but you will need to bring a sheet, duvet, pillows etc. 

Dogs are not allowed in the bell tents however, we understand that it's not a family holiday without your four legged friends. Bring along a "pup-tent" and pitch it alongside the bell tent, free of charge. We just ask that they are kept on a lead and out of the water.

Bring Your Own Tent

Pitch up on a standard grass pitch with your own tent.

Electric pitches are available subject to availability for an extra £5 per night.

Showers and toilet facilities are located just outside of the camping field a short walk from your tent.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead and out of the water.

Check In / Out Information

Check in between 3.00pm and 5.00pm

Check out is at 11.00am

You are welcome to arrive earlier and sit in the cafe, walk around the lake or enjoy some on water activities!

Bell Tents

6 nights Roadford Stithians Price Per Adult Price Per Child
24 - 30 July 24 - 30 July £320 £270
31 July - 6 Aug 31 - 6 Aug £320 £270
7 - 13 Aug N/A £320 £270
14 - 20 Aug 14 - 20 Aug £320 £270
21 - 27 Aug N/A £320 £270
28 Aug - 3 Sept N/A £330 £280
4 Nights Roadford Stithians Price per Adult Price Per Child
26 -30 July N/A £250 £200
2 - 6 Aug N/A £250 £200
9 - 13 Aug N/A £250 £200
16 -20 Aug N/A £250 £200
23 - 27 Aug 24 - 28 Aug £250 £200
30 Aug - 3 Sept N/A £270 £230
3 Nights Roadford Stithians Price Per Adult Price Per Child
23 - 26 July N/A £200 £150
30 July - 2 Aug N/A £200 £150
6 - 9 Aug N/A £200 £150
13 - 16 Aug N/A £200 £150
20 - 23 Aug N/A £200 £150

27 - 30 Aug 27 - 30 Aug £210 £160
3 - 6 Sept N/A £200 £150

Bring your own tent:

6 nights Roadford Stithians Price Per Adult Price Per Child
24 - 30 July 25 - 31 July £250 £200
31 July - 6 Aug 1 - 7 Aug £250 £200
7 - 13 Aug N/A £250 £200
14 - 20 Aug 15 - 21 Aug £250 £200
21 - 27 Aug N/A £250 £200
28 Aug - 3 Sept N/A £260 £210
4 nights Roadford Stithians Price Per Adult Price Per Child
26 - 30 July N/A £200 £150
2 - 6 Aug N/A £200 £150
9 - 13 Aug N/A £200 £150
16 - 20 Aug N/A £200 £150
23 - 27 Aug 23 - 27 Aug £200 £150
30 Aug - 3 Sept N/A £210 £160
3 nights Roadford Stithians Price Per Adult Price Per Child
23 July - 26 July N/A £160 £110
30 July - 2 Aug N/A £160 £110
6 - 9 Aug N/A £160 £110
13 - 16 Aug N/A £160 £110
20 - 23 Aug N/A £160 £110
27 - 30 Aug 27 - 30 Aug £170 £120
3 - 6 Sept N/A £160 £110

Additional Add-ons (Stithians Only)

1:1 Tuition: £45 per hour
Advanced Windsurf Kit: £50-£100 per week
Wind Wind Tuition available: Contact the centre for more information


All activity breaks are a minimum of 2 participants

Once full payment has been received, a promotional code will be sent to you so you can start booking your activities.

Roadford Activities

Kayaking

Canoeing

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Sailing

Windsurfing

Rowing

High Ropes

Archery

Stithians Activities

Kayaking

Canoeing

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Sailing

Windsurfing

Rowing

Roadford Lake Activity Centre

Roadford Activity Centre, Roadford Lake, Broadwoodwidger, Devon PL160JL

Telephone: 01409 211507
E-mail: roadford@swlakestrust.org.uk

Stithians Lake Activity Centre

Stithians Activity Centre, Stithians Lake, Menherion, Redruth, Cornwall TR166NW

Telephone: 01209 860301
E-mail: stithians@swlakestrust.org.uk

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