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Where the adventures begin! Over 50 years experience of residential outdoor learning

  • Grafham Water Centre is an AALA licensed and RYA accredited residential outdoor activity centre, based on the shores of Grafham Water Reservoir in Cambridgeshire.

  • GWC is run by Cambridgeshire County Council, where we support and deliver on the ambition of creating a greener, fairer and more caring Cambridgeshire.

  •  GWC creates and delivers, memorable outdoor learning experiences, leading to learning, increased health and well being and environmental awareness.
  • GWC is fully inclusive, providing comfortable accommodation, healthy food, safe and adventurous outdoor activities.
  • The site is private, enclosed, and secure and is only open to those who have booked with us.

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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

Having visited Grafham Water in a previous school, I knew when we were looking for something new for our Y6 it was the place to go to. The children love the freedom of the Bell Tent village, which offers a real camping experience (very early mornings are a must). There is a constant flow of conversation between ourselves and the centre which ensures that we always build a trip that suits our pupils’ needs. The instructors bring professionalism, enthusiasm and encouragement to all the tasks…

Olivia Petherick, The King's School, Ely, June 2023

Another successful trip to Grafham Water Centre. The children enjoy working alongside such enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors, who take into account the aims and objectives of our visit, ensuring the children are challenged to go push themselves a little bit more, whilst also having fun with their friends and trying out many new activities. The willingness to work alongside school staff and adapt to our needs, both before the trip and during, is very much appreciated.

Andrew Hastings, Colville Primary School, January 2024

I have been bringing groups of ladies to Grafham Water Centre for over ten years, 6 times a year to sew, knit, bead, spin and do scrapbooking. This place is heaven on earth... a place where you are warmly welcomed and looked after so well. The food is superb and plentiful and the staff are very accommodating to any dietary requests. The food is freshly served canteen style with a delicious buffet lunch with homemade soup in the winter to keep you warm. The breakfasts are legendary...better,…

Moira Neal, Patchwork, February 2024

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