Epic May Open Day - Only £15
A half day of fun on the water - Only £15 a ticket and perfect for the whole family
On both Bank Holidays in May, try out all our great water and land activities for a full morning or afternoon.
Fun Boat Sailing - Kayaking - Canoe Tours - Kata Kanus - Stand Up Paddling - Sailing Trips - Competitions - Refreshments
For those wanting a bit more of the action - we are also offering Power Boat Rides and an Archery Competition.
"Fantastic day. Instructors great with old and young ! Relaxed approach but I felt that kids were in good hands and safe at all times." Nicola
This event is truly something for the whole family and sold out last year - Fun - Fitness - Action - Relaxation - Family Time - Fresh Air
"Just returned from an afternoon at South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre. What a great day! Had huge amounts of fun trying out kayaking, canoeing, sailing and paddle boarding. Managed to stand up for the paddle boarding (and also managed to fall in a couple of times too). Thanks to all of the staff for putting on a great day" Rob
So everyone can join in the fun - Morning or Afternoon tickets are available for only £15.
Morning activities start at 10:00am
Afternoon activities start at 2:00pm
"I thought it was amazing. Will recommend to friends and definitely return" - Andy
Put the day in your diary - Walk or Bike if you can as parking is limited and this is a hugely popular event.
Book early - this event is usually a sell-out.
Book your Powerboat rides on the day for just £5 per person. Spaces are limited.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can we just come down and watch with the children? Is there an admission price to do this if so?
A. Spectators as always are FREE. Only those taking part in activities need to purchase tickets.
Q. I worry about parking. Is there anywhere nearby to park?
A. Parking will be tight and it is likely that the main car park will be full early. If possible, and you are local, please walk or cycle. If driving, parking is limited - ideally park in the public or overflow car park at the far side of Lake 12 off Station Road. There is a small charge for this parking, but there is a footpath linking back to the main entrance.
Q. Will tickets be available to purchase on the day?
A. This is the most popular event in our calendar and tickets invariably sell out. To guarantee admission, we highly recommend reserving in advance, but there will likely be a few remaining tickets for both morning and afternoon sessions on the day.
Q. Do I have to book for activity times?
A. No need to pre-book activity times. Powerboat rides are bookable on the day. We recommend being on time if you wish to book these activities as availability is limited.
Q. Can we bring our dog with us?
A. Well behaved dogs are more than welcome at SCO. As it is going to be a busy day, we ask that you keep them on leads at all times.
Q. Will you cancel if it is bad weather?
A. No way - We love this stuff no matter what the weather. Having said that, if we get a tornado or lightening storm, we will likely make an exception.
Q. What age are activities appropriate for?
A. Most activities are best for those 8 years old and up to do on their own. We obviously ask that you stay on site, but safety cover will be keeping an eye out for them. Children age 5-7 can join in with most activities if accompanied by an adult on the water - E.g. Tandem kayaks, Canoe Tours, Fun Boat sailing, Power Boat Rides are all perfect for parents and younger children to enjoy together.
Q. Can we get a refund if we change our mind?
A. We are unable to offer refunds after ticket purchase due to the popularity of this event. If your request is due to an unforeseen medical, please contact us with details of your request at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Will wetsuits be available on the day?
A. Due to the number of people taking part and the type of activities on offer, we will not be able to hire wetsuits on the day. Lake temperatures in early May are usually in the late teens Celcius but most activities will not require you to get wet. Obviously everyone doing a water activity will be equipped with a buoyancy aid.