Rediscover yourself in the great outdoors

The Lakes is your one stop destination to rediscover yourself in the great outdoors. From a fun-filled kids club, team away days, adventures big and small with sustainability at the fore, plus exclusive access to our farmyard, arboretum, beehive, freshwater lakes and woodland trails.

Please note that activities are available for residents and overnight guests only.

Saturday 25th May - Sunday 2nd June

This May Half-Term we have a wide range of exciting activities, available to book now. Everything from an exciting treetop adventure to a thrilling lakeside treasure hunt. All sessions are running in our exclusive 850-acre sustainable estate in the Cotswolds. Our fantastic wide range of activities are managed by our well known Head of Activities Amber Avere. Explore our new May Half-Term activities brochure here!

There’s little to rival the excitement of launching yourself over a lake suspended on a single steel zip-wire, or how about exploring the treetops from the high ropes and testing your circus skills as you daringly try your hand at the trapeze.

There are countless ways to take to the water at The Lakes. Choose canoeing or kayaking and you’ll see the wildlife and unique Cotswold reed beds up close. A fun activity for children and adults, paddle boarding can be a great way of exercising as well as enjoying the surroundings. Float on the calm waters and enjoy your time in nature.

Calling all little adventurers!

A fully immersive experience, on our guided Nature Walks you'll learn all about the Estate's environment and the wonderful nature that resides at The Lakes by YOO.

For those who enjoy outdoor sporting activities, we have two tennis courts, a full-size cricket net, a golf practice net, football goals and a jogging trim trail with outdoor gym equipment around the estate. We can also offer tennis and football coaching sessions.

Contact our guest services team to book the tennis court, cricket net or coaching.

Teeming with trout, pike, perch, carp, tench, roach and bream, The Lakes has everything you need for a relaxing day’s fishing. At the Fishing Hut, you can arrange lessons or hire tackle, rods and other equipment. We can offer a wide range of fishing techniques including Fly, Lure, pole fishing and pond dipping for young children.

Try something new, keep the family entertained or get your team working better together during your a corporate retreat day. Our workshops are great for all the family and include bushcraft, woodworking, arts and crafts, raft building and even cocktail classes for the adults.

We have lots to do for our little Lakes’ explorers – with activities for children who are 4+ throughout the holidays. The Holiday Club gets very busy and so early booking is essential.

We will need a few details from you about your child so please complete a booking form and email it to our team when booking.

We are blessed in the Cotswolds to have some of the finest pubs, restaurants, artisanal markets, and farm shops in the country. There is a wealth of things to do beyond the estate itself and our Guest Services Team can organise sports and pursuits both on and off the Estate.