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Manley Mere – Water Sports Visits for Schools

Location(s)Manley Lane WA6 0PE Chester
Key StagesKS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsNo
Public Liability5,000,000
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
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Schools – Group activities for schools.

We are situated in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. At Manley Mere there is something to suit all party sizes, we can accommodate both land & water activities. Our facilities include a 40 acre lake which is able to host a number of activities, our large adventure trail and woodland areas which contain many indigenous trees and variety of wildlife.

Our excellent facilities, equipment and qualified staff all serve to provide a stimulating experience for your students. Catering for all primary and secondary age groups, Manley Mere is large enough to accommodate up to 200 pupils.

To make things easier we have created a number of activity packages to help you select the most appropriate one for your group.

Cheshire Aqua Park

Our course consists of over 60 individual pieces joined together to create one amazing activity and day out. Obstacles range from simple balance beams all the way up to the “SKYROCKET” and “SUMMIT SLIDE” our giant swing and slide. The park obstacles are designed to be thrilling and exciting so everyone can enjoy their day out.

  • Perfect for building team-spirit, pupils challenges each other to a race across the park
  • Builds water confidence amongst pupils
  • Stimulating and exciting

Team Building Activities

At Manley Mere we also offer a number of team building activities to get your students thinking as a group, working together to achieve an end goal. Listed below are just some of the Team Building Activities that we run:

  • Raft Building
  • Bushcraft Survival Skills
  • Orienteering
  • Treasure Hunt

RYA Dinghy Sailing and Windsurfing Courses

Sailing is a fantastic sport for your students to learn and try. At Manley Mere to offer 2 hour Taster session or can facilitate full RYA course. Learning takes place in either crewed or single handed dinghies depending on number in the group and wind conditions. 

  • Build personal confidence through learning new skills
  • Understand natural forces and harness the elements
  • Discover the science and physics behind sailing – thinking about motion, forces and tides 

BCU Canoe and Kayak Course

We offer both taster sessions and full BCU course in paddlesports.

The kayaks that we use are great for learning in as they are sit on top of the water. Canoeing is done in pairs or three depending on group size which mean student will have to work together in order to make their way around the lake. 

  • An engaging hands-on practical activity
  • Exercising communication skills
  • Great exercise challenging self-reliance, responsibility, initiative and perseverance

BCU Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is all about having fun on the water and is a great activity to try with your students.

At Manley Mere we have a fleet of individual SUP’s for students to use as well as our giant SUP which is ideal for team work, communication and balance. Our qualified instructor will teach the pupils the basics before challenging them to team competitions.

  • A wet & fun activity 
  • Learning to communicate with peers in order to achieve a task
  • Build decision making skills and risk awareness


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