Croft Farm Leisure & Water Sports Park Tewkesbury
Bredons Hardwick, Tewkesbury, GL20 7EE
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Leisure and Tourism | Water Sports | Team Building | Outdoor Pursuits | Outdoor Education | Go Karting Centres | Climbing, High Ropes & Zipwires | Boat Trips | Tours and Trips | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | Climbing Centres
What we offer
We are a large residential activity centre offering experiences Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Rafting , Zorbing and Stand up Paddle Boarding on our lake, Team Canoe trips alongside the more traditional style 2 man open canoes and single kayaks on the River Avon (launching from our site) in addition to this we offer a good range of land - based activities to include Pedal Karting, Orienteering, Archery, Climbing, Abseiling, Initiative exercises and challenge sessions using our inflatable challenge equipment. Our lake is a fantastic place to learn water sports as it is not too big to intimidate, but big enough to get that great open water feeling. Most of the lake is wait to chest deep, so great to reassure the more nervous participants that they can just put their feet down and stand up ! We are one of very few venues in the country that you can grab a paddle and walk to the river for a river trip (no transport required, once you are here).
Tom Lawrence is the activity Manager here at Croft Farm Water Park and also manages our residential bookings. Please feel free to contact him direct if you have any questions relating to an activity trip to us. Tom's Mobile 07504200646 or email
What makes us a great choice?
Schools love coming to us, because we are still privately owned and we are all very passionate about making sure each and every school group visiting us here receive that personal touch that is so often missed. Our bookings team manage your trip from start to finish.
Accreditation and Awards
We hold an AALA license and we are an RYA recognized teaching.
Group Sizes Catered For
Groups of up to 200
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
Teacher packs / party leader packs are sent out prior to your visit with essential information about our centre and activities.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Children are permitted to take photos of each other (from same group, if the group booking approve), also pictures of any areas within Croft Farm Water Park and approved sections of the R Avon. Pictures of other lake users / general public and staff working here is not permitted without prior arrangement
Risk Assessment Details
Contact us, Full Risk assessments of all activities are provided.
Education Officer Information
Tom Lawrence 01684 772321 (ext 2)
2 night stays from £120 per person, 4 night stays for £235 per person (quotes are not VAT inclusive). This includes accommodation, catering and a full activity package. Teachers are free of charge, based on a ratio of one teacher to eight children.
Windproof jacket and warm clothing are advisable for the winter months, a good few changes and clothing options to allow for getting wet and muddy. Cover footwear for the water is required - all other water sports clothing is supplied (wet suits, buoyancy aids and helmets). A Full equipment list is supplied for all visiting groups.
First Aid Information
All staff working on site are 1st aid qualified and Croft Farm is and RYA 1st Aid Training Centre.
Games room (with some archade games), indoor and outdoor eating areas, large indoor marquee and conference room, tuck shop, 24hr drinks machine at water sports centre close to accommodation areas (a small amount of spending money is advisable, but not essential) , comprehensive CCTV security systems throughout our site, site security staff and private roads throughout the site. General public are unable to access accommodation and wash room areas available to groups staying with us. We have a fully equipped Gym with Sun bed and sauna on site, a large playground and plenty of field space for games out of hours.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Disabled access throughout our site, with disabled accommodation areas and wash rooms.
Opening Hours & Information
Open All year, 7 days a week.