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Child Welfare

At Thorpe Lakes safety is paramount to our operations. We see it as imperative that kids have fun and benefit from some great exercise but above all remain safe at all times.


Thorpe Lakes goes under rigorous accreditation inspections by our relevant governing bodies.

Our staff

Are required to hold a very minimum of a valid DBS Check, A safeguarding & protection of children qualification and be first aid certified.

Everything you need

Upon request we can send out all insurance and health and safety documents.


All participants under 15 must be attended by a parent or guardian when on site. Supervising guardians will be required to complete a group registration on arrival.

School Groups

Thorpe Lakes can offer a school sports activity that will enhance any programme and even encourage those children for whom the regular school sports curriculum is less appealing.

Thorpe Lakes has introduced thousands of children into the sport through our 2 hour taster sessions, regular visiting school clubs and also our multi activity days that prove a popular choice for secondary school and college groups.

Things to bear in mind

  • All you need is a swim suit and a towel we provide all the water-sports and safety equipment upon arrival.
  • Schools and Colleges discounted prices are valid Monday – Friday.
  • All participants must be water confident and able to swim 50 meters.
  • All participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a guardian who will be required to complete a group registration on arrival.
  • We can provide insurance and H&S documents upon request for trip organisers.

Cable skis are an ideal way to take to the water with a fun, safe and affordable activity designed to accommodate small to large groups all at one time.

Taster experiences are the perfect introduction to the cable. This course is predominantly a kneeboard course and last for approximately 3 hours, 2 hours on the water and 1 hour for health and safety and getting ready.

Start by learning the theory and techniques you need on our slower trainer system before advancing out onto the main four corner cable attempting to negotiate full circuits. Those successful may get the change to progress onto wakeboards or waterskis, although this is not guaranteed for every participant in their first session.

Price per person: £14.

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Thorpe Lakes is the ideal centre to introduce your school or college to the sport of cable wakeboarding.

Our centre is already extremely popular with schools running extracurricular clubs as we promote a safe, child friendly environment with enthusiastic instructors on hand at all times to help develop the students ability on the water.

We follow the BWSW Cutting Edge Scheme from Bronze to Gold which is a great way for the students to follow a step by step program in becoming competent wakeboarders and having a great time in the process.

Due to our work with Sportivate schools within Surrey and Berkshire are eligible to receiving funding for their students when they buy a course of six 2 hour sessions.

Surrey and Berkshire 6 x2 hour sessions: £6 per session. **Depending on funding available.

Others Schools and clubs can benefit from 6 x 2hour sessions for the price of 5! (£70 pp)

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The Most popular and rewarding school trip around!

Ideal for end of year trips! Extremely popular with secondary schools, colleagues and post Common Entrance.

These action packed Multi Activity days are an ideal way to allow young people the opportunity to experience the thrill and challenge of more than one water based activity over the course of the day.

Each activity lasts 1 ½ – 2 hours which provides enough time to achieve a reasonable level of success whilst not allowing boredom or fatigue to set in.

These days are ideal to accommodate anything from 15 – 200 students over the course of the day and days can either be tailored from the below activities or we have a couple of great tried and tested packages we know the students love!

Take your pick from;

Kneeboarding and Wakeboarding.

Dragon Boat Racing.

Aqua park.

Ringo Rides.

Banana Boat Rides.

Beach Games and Challenges!

A typical day normally compromises of 2 or 3 activities and normally fits nicely between 09:30 – 15:45, however we can be very flexible depending on the schools individual requirements.

Get in touch with our experienced events team or via our contact form to discuss the options that we have available to you!

Water sports experiences for schools at the biggest and best water sports centre in Surrey next to Thorpe Park, near London, UK.

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'Thorpe Lakes has become a regular feature in our extra-curricular programme. The boys love it and what makes it easy to manage is the range of abilities that can be catered for in one session. We have been using the centre for the last two years and thoroughly recommend it as a great activity for all schools to get involved in. '

Esher High School