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  1. Mote Park Watersports Centre
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Bookings for schools and youth groups are available all year round with the option of taking part in a wide variety of outward bounds sports such as Sailing, Kayaking, raft-building, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, peddle boating and rowing.

 We are fully registered with Activity Adventure License Authority and Kent County Council as a educational provider, we have full insurance for our activities.

Primary Schools

Whether your school is visiting for an afternoon or a watersports activity week, or even termly. Mote Park Watersports Centre can host fun, exhilarating out of the classroom learning experiences for children on the water. Sessions can be tailored to your needs, whether it is a multi-activity fun day or specific topic related learning.

Multi Activity Fun Days are a great way for young people from the age of 8 to experience a number of watersports in a fun, safe environment. Sailing and Kayaking are all fantastic outdoor sports that can be enjoyed during the day.

Accreditation based activities can be run to conform with a specific syllabus or for pupils to achieve awards and accreditation in a specific sport.

Secondary Schools

Whether your school is visiting for an afternoon or a whole week, Mote Park Watersports Centre can host fun, exhilarating out of the classroom learning experiences for young people on the water. Sessions can be tailored to your needs, whether it is a multi-activity fun day or specific topic related learning.

Multi Activity Fun Days are a great way for young people to experience a number of watersports in a fun, safe environment alongside their peers. Sailing and Kayaking are all fantastic outdoor sports that can be enjoyed during the day. This is a popular way of celebrating the end of term or school year

Accreditation based activities can be run to conform with a specific syllabus or for pupils to achieve awards and accreditation in a specific sport. We can teach Sailing and Kayaking  to meet the requirements for GCSE, A-level, B-Tech and other qualifications.

 We are able to adapt on the water sessions to suit the needs of your group, whether it be to slot in with your class times or running land based sessions covering Health and Safety, Environmental and Business aspects. Students can also work towards nationally recognised accreditations in Sailing and Kayaking.


Youth Organisations

An evening’s activities on the lake is an ideal way for your groups youngsters to build skills, solve problems and enjoy the great outdoors. Sessions can be tailored around your requirements, whether its fun and games, team building, or working towards specific badges and qualifications. For example, many Scouts have completed their Watersports badge recently.

We can also run multi activity days to combine a number of sports in one day, such as Sailing, Kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, raftbuilding, and rowing.

The Watersports Centre can run sessions for your pack or group 7 days a week, and operates most evenings.

Day activities for team building exercises for all participants to enjoy. In teams you are challenged to build a raft, and launch it on to the water and your tasks is to take the raft around the lake…all without capsizing and keeping the raft together!

Assumed Knowledge: None
Minimum Duration: 1 hour up to 1 day (10am-3pm)
Minimum Age: 8-16 Youth, 16+ Adult
Course Content: Build a raft that stays afloat and is able to move around the lake
Ability After Course: May have got wet but had loads of Fun

Normal operating prcedures, Risk assessments, and insurance copies are available upon request.

We do provide rates for school groups who wish to book on a term basis, please contact the centre for more information.

Here are ‘some’ of the Schools, youth groups, and organisations that have used Mote Park Watersports Centre on several occasions.

National visiting schools, colleges and organisationsInternational Visiting schools
Offham Primary School, KentFrench school of languages
Maidstone Grammar School, Maidstone, KentIsrael student exchange Program
Hugh Christie Tech College, Tonbridge, KentKent International Jamboree
The Thomas Aveling school, Rochester, Kent
Bethany School Curtisden Green, Kent
St John’s CEP School, Maidstone, Kent
Maidstone Leisure Centre, Maidstone, Kent
The Westland school, Sittingbourne, Kent
Oakwood Park Grammar School, Maidstone, Kent
MidKent College, Gillingham, Kent
YMCA, Kent
Grove Green Explorer
Grove Green Scout Group
Mascalls School, Maidstone, Kent
Northfleet Technology College, Gravesend, Kent
St.Christopher’s The Hall School, Beckenham, Kent
Environmental Agency, Kent branch
Minster Primary School, Sheppey, Kent
Avante Partnership Ltd, Faversham, Kent
SkillForce Limited, Nottinghamshire
Sittingbourne College, Sittingbourne, Kent


Mote Park Watersports Centre is a fully accredited AALA and RYA centre. All of our instructors are fully qualified and experienced at working with young people. We provide all of the instructors, equipment and changing facilities required.