Doe Park Water Activities Centre and Adventure Development Spring Bank and Summer Holiday Courses

Doe Park Water Activities Centre situated on Doe Park reservoir in Denholme is a great place to learn, play and have a go at sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, dragon boating, raft building, archery, climbing, abseiling, high ropes, bush craft and survival activities.

The Adventure Development unit is based at Baildon Recreation Centre and compliments the activities at Doe Park with mountain biking, climbing, abseiling, archery, caving, gorge scrambling, walking, bush craft and survival activities.

With so many activities on offer they are the perfect places to have an adventure!

Adventure Development Mountain Bike Adventure – From Baildon Recreation Centre

A half-day session developing Mountain Bike skills starting at Baildon Recreation and heading along some fantastic routes in the surrounding Shipley Glen area. All participants must be able to ride a bike these are not learn to ride sessions.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 9.30am to 12.30pm £22.50 £18

Dates available

Springbank: 30 May

Adventure Development Archery Introduction – From Baildon Recreation Centre

Find out if you are as good as Robin Hood with this introduction to Archery session. Throughout the session you will learn the basic shooting technique, gain tips on how to improve your aim and the all-important friendly competition!

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 1.30pm to 4.30pm £22.50 £18

Dates available

Springbank: 30 May

Adventure Development Mini Adventure – From Baildon Recreation Centre

A great chance for your child to experience the outdoors from an early age. All activities will be tailored for the age group and weather conditions on each day. Activities will include some or all of the following: climbing tower, archery, biking, bush craft and orienteering.
Parents do not need to stay with their child.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
5 to 8 10.00am to 3pm £35 £28

Dates available

Springbank: 29 May

Adventure Development Multi Activity Day – From Baildon Recreation Centre

A fun filled day of Outdoor activities. The chance to ride local bike trails, climb and shoot some arrows.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 9.30am to 4.30pm £40 £32

Dates available

Springbank: 31 May

Doe Park Swing and Splash

Join us for a swing and splash session with activities ranging from kayaking, paddleboarding and raft building to scaling new heights and building confidence on our amazing high ropes course.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 9.30am to 12.30pm £40 £32

Dates available

Springbank: 28 May and 30 May.

Summer holiday: 24 July, 2 August, 14 August, 16 August, 23 August and 27 August

Doe Park mini adventure

A great chance for your child to experience the outdoors from an early age. All activities will be tailored for the age group and weather conditions on each day. Activities will include some or all of the following: kayaking, rafting, Mega SUP, climbing and abseiling. 

Parents do not need to stay with their child.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
5 to 8 10am to 3pm £35 £28

Dates available

Springbank: 28 May, 30 May

Summer holiday: 24 July, 30 July, 1 August, 13 August, 15 August, 20 August, 22 August 29 August and 30 August

Doe Park water adventure

Have a splash on our 2-day water adventure, your chance to try out a variety of water activities.

Activities on the day are chosen to best suit the group and weather conditions on each day and may vary on each course.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 9.30am to 4.30pm £70 £56

Dates available

Springbank: 28 – 29 May

Summer holiday: 25 – 26 July, 1 – 2 August, 15 – 16 August, 19 – 20 August and 27 – 28 August

Doe Park Multi Adventure

These courses are challenging and fun. You do not need any experience, but it is advised that younger children try out one of our shorter courses first before committing to a full week. You will have chance to learn and develop your skills in a variety of outdoor activities.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 9.30am to 4.30pm £165 £132

Dates available

Summer holiday: 29 July to 2 August, 12 to 16 August and 19 to 23 August

Taste of the Olympics 2024

To celebrate the summer of Olympics in Paris this year we thought we would dedicate a whole week of activities so you can experience what it feels like to be an Olympian in some of the most exciting sports on the Paris 2024 programme.

We offer Sailing, Canoeing, Archery, Mountain Biking, Climbing and Bouldering across our centre’s all of which you will see Team GB compete in this year in Paris.

Also, as an added extra on this week we will also introduce you to a range of other competitive sports such as Kayaking, Dragon boating and Paddleboarding just because we can!

You may think that all sounds a bit too competitive for my child, but please do not worry we do not expect you to be at the standard of an Olympian just yet and all activities are suitable for beginner’s, even an Olympic gold medal winner had to start somewhere!

Multi Olympic Week

Join us for our Olympic themed week, on each day you will gain skills in a variety of Olympic sports, along with some friendly competitions. See the below individual days for the daily programme.

Please note the Thursday drop off and pick up point will be Baildon Recreation centre.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 9.30am to 4.30pm £165 £132

Dates available

Monday 5 to Friday 9 August

Olympic Paddlesport’s

Participants will get the chance to try some of the Paddlesport activities that they may see taking place in the Olympics along with an introduction to paddleboarding. Throughout the day we will developing our skills then putting your speed, coordination, problem solving, and balance to the test in our Olympic style races and challenges. This is a fantastic opportunity for participants to try new activities or develop exist skills and take part in friendly competitions and challenges.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 1.30pm to 4.30pm £40 £32

Dates available

Monday, 5 August

Olympic Sailing

Participants will have a full day of sailing developing the necessary skills to be confident in being able to sail your very own boat. Once we are all experts, we will be holding an Olympic style sailing race, we will have to use the skills we have learnt throughout the day to complete a set course in a huge multi boat race!

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 9.30am to 4.30pm £40 £32

Dates available

Tuesday 6 August

Olympic Climbing/High Ropes

Participants will take to the skies, on our climbing walls with some warmup and skills development sessions. After becoming great climbers, we will be going head-to-head in some friendly competitions that will put our climbing skills to the test. There will also be chance on this day to try out some of our additional high rope’s activities.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 9.30am to 4.30pm £40 £32

Dates available

Wednesday, 7 August

Mountain Biking/Bouldering - Meet at Baildon Recreation Centre

The day starts with us getting our helmets and gloves on then fitting out our mountain bikes for a mountain biking skills development session outside the centre.

Following this we will be packing our lunches and climbing shoes into our bags and setting off on an epic mountain biking journey. Around mid-day we stop for our lunch in the wilderness, this provides us with a fantastic opportunity to take arrest from the bikes and try a bit of bouldering.

Bouldering is a form of climbing where we do not go very high but attempt some technical little sections on climbing. We then end the day by finishing our journey and giving the bikes a good clean!

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 9.30am to 12.30pm £40 £32

Dates available

Thursday, 8 August

Olympic Canoeing, Archery and Dragonboating

On this day we start with some tandem canoeing picking up some basic skills on how to move through the water, before getting out the biggest boats we have at Doe Park, the Dragon boats! Then we will move to archery, with steady hands and pinpoint accuracy we end the day with an Olympic style archery competition.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
9 to 16 9.30am to 4.30pm £40 £32

Dates available

Friday, 9 August

Mini Olympics

A fun and friendly way for your child to have an introduction to some Olympic sports.
All activities will be tailored for the age group and weather conditions on each day.
Olympic activities range from Climbing, Archery, Canoeing and Kayaking.
Parents do not need to stay with their child.

Age range  Times  Full price  Bradford Leisure Card price 
5 to 8 10am to 3pm £35 £28

Dates available

Tuesday, 6 and Thursday, 8 August

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