Your guide to The Boathouse

From setting sail in search of an adventure to leisurely cruising on the watersports lake, The Boathouse is the place to find your sea legs. Find out what you can try here…


Pedalo Hire

Where: All villages

What’s it all about: Take in the spectacular scenery as you and your group share the pedalling duties while making your way around the picturesque lake.

Who’ll love it: The whole family

Mini Captains Adventure

Where: Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest and Longford Forest

What’s it all about: Hop aboard with your shipmate as you sail the high seas on a sailing adventure. Navigate the water as you complete a puzzle given to you by your harbour master before you make it back to shore.

Who’ll love it: Mini captains and their grown-up shipmate

Stand-Up Paddleboard Tuition

Where: Whinfell Forest, Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest, Longford Forest

What’s it all about: Incorporating balance, flexibility and strength try this exhilarating watersport that combines both canoeing and surfing, with our experienced tutors on hand to teach you all the skills you need.

Who’ll love it: Those that love trying something new

Kayak Hire

Where: All villages

What’s it all about: Perfect for both experienced and beginner water enthusiasts to enjoy the Center Parcs scenery while building your confidence and skills in the water.

Who’ll love it: Thrill-seekers

Electric Boats

Where: All villages

What’s it all about: Leisurely cruise across the lake using our state-of-the-art electric boats. All you have to do is sit back and relax on the tranquil lake while spotting the wildlife its in natural habitat.

Who’ll love it: Those looking to explore the water

Aqua Parc

Where: Longleat Forest, Elveden Forest

What’s it all about: Jump, balance, splash and climb across the various obstacles to see if you can find your way to the end of our inflatable Aqua Parc with your friends and family.

Who’ll love it: Adrenaline seekers

Rowing Boat Hire

Where: Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest, Woburn Forest, Longleat Forest, Longford Forest

What’s it all about: Take in the fresh air as you calming row around the lake, taking in the beautiful views, enjoying the gentle exercise as you experience the great outdoors.

Who’ll love it: Budding adventurers

Interested in setting sail on our Watersports Lake? Take a look at our website for more information about The Boathouse activities.

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Alisha Patel

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Alisha Patel

As Marketing Assistant at Center Parcs, I’m here to give you a sneak peek into what is new and wonderful across Center Parcs. A lover of food and travel myself, Center Parcs is the perfect place to discover new things and share my tips and tricks with you, to make sure you get the most out of your stay.