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Grafham Water Centre

Learn and Develop

Explore the Outdoors

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Courses Schools and Education Groups and Clubs People Development


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We have over 50 years experience in delivering educational outdoor adventurous activities for primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. Our fully qualified instructors will make sure that your students thrive at Grafham Water Centre.

Come for the day or stay for up to 5 days! We have indoor accommodation or bell tent camping experiences!

Want to come to us but need more information? Please contact us to find out more.

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Whether you are looking for a family fun day, professional development courses, personal tuition or instructor courses we have something for everyone!

We are an accredited RYA Training Centre, Paddle UK Delivery Partner, Mountain Training Approved Courses and MIAS Mountain Biking Instructor Provider. 

We offer land and water activity courses throughout the year from family mountain biking and climbing to RYA Level 1 Sailing and Wingfoiling - sustained flights courses.


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progressive sailing at grafham

groups and clubs

We host a diverse range of of groups and clubs that we encourage you to get involved in.

This includes specialised groups including Jazz weekend, school holiday and weekend kids clubs, RYA squads event weekends and community clubs including an accessible sailing club - Sailability 

Want to hire the space or start your own club, get in touch to find out more information.

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people development

We will develop both team and individual skills through our tailored package for your company. 

Your tailored package can focus on team development, leadership development and wellbeing and resilience.

We offer on-site days where we can come to your place of business or you can take the day off-site and come to us. 

Need a place for meetings? Need lunch? No problem!

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What activities could you do and where should you stay? Will you be one with the outdoors and camp or choose our indoor accomodation

We have been working with Grafham Water Centre team for several years and have built a great business relationship. The team delivers great Team building activities for our clients. The team is professional, and they always make it fun. Our clients take away ideas and knowledge they can implement.

Jeanette Wassersleben, Lifeplus, February 2024

Thank you so much to Ed but also the catering team for looking after us so well, our expectations were exceeded and the customer service was better than I have received before in high end hotels, at a fraction of the cost. I would highly recommend Grafham Water as a venue for team meetings and events.

Emma Little, Huntingdonshire District Council, October 2023

I have been attending Grafham Jazz course since 2008, and have kept coming back to pretty much every course since. What I love most about Grafham Jazz is the friendly, welcoming atmosphere; I have made friends for life there. It is also a really safe space to try new things; after attending for many years as an experienced jazz saxophonist, I’ve recently taken up jazz singing there and have felt so supported in this new endeavour by the tutors and my fellow students! The location of the course…

Lorna Wall, Saxophonist and Singer, March 2024

Brilliant just brilliant. What a team.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all the team for your help today supporting our students at Grafham. The student from both campuses had a great day of enrichment. This opportunity has also allowed them to work on their independence, teamwork and social skills, with all student siting down and having lunch together as just one example of this. The food was fantastic and plentiful also.

The instructor and activities as always were…

Gordy Baines, Cambridge Regional College, February 2024

I would have no hesitation in recommending Grafham Water Centre to any of my colleagues across all ages of the education sector. The accommodation and catering is excellent, the activities and professional approach of the staff amazing and our aim of having a fun-filled weekend, with students pushing their boundaries, was certainly met.

My students had the best time, have requested a repeat visit and came home exhausted but happy.

Thanks to all those involved in our stay.

Jane Baxter, May 2024