Testimonials

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 is wonderful and I always look forward to walking by the lake during breaks.

Lorna Wall, Saxophonist and Singer, March 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

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 ensuring every pupil succeeds at their level. We always promise a good trip but it is the children’s reactions to the various water and land based activities that make it the most rewarding. This is always the highlight of our children’s year and quite often their school journey so far.

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

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

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

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 brilliant and instructor were accommodating to our student needs.

Gordy Baines, Cambridge Regional College, February 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, fresher and more prolific than many hotels I have stayed in.

Some of our group like to bring their own pillows and towels but everything is provided. I’m always happy with what is there and there are extra duvets if needed on cold nights. The studio looks over the water and the light is terrific. Glasses and mugs are provided along with hot water, tea and coffee so no need to leave the studio! The staff will set out the studio to suit your needs and there are plenty of power points, and lights if needed for night times.

I highly recommend Grafham Water Centre for a relaxing escape from everyday life... if you are looking for simple accommodation with good food in a beautiful position.

Moira Neal, Patchwork, February 2024