A fabulous multi-activity weekend break for  mixed ability groups looking to enjoy the Stour Valley  and  each others company!


Based at a private campsite in the heart of the Stour Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we provide all the kit  that you need to enjoy your weekend !


Go canoeing / kayaking on the river, cycle through picturesque countryside, go geocaching or nature hunting and  explore until your hearts content.  


If you'd rather the entertainment stay put and have the entertainment come to you;  we've garden games boxes and a range of skills workshops to bring to you:  learn  some circus skills, bushcraft or archery with our expert  instructors.


Once the little ones (and big little ones) are exhausted:  light the bbq some of the best locally reared steaks, pour yourself a glass of  award winning local wine  and roast those marsh mallows! 


Join us for a  weekend of adventure and fun for all the family from £75pp (under 10s free).






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River Canoeing

Self Guided Explorer Activities taking you into the landscapes that inspired some of nations best known artists.


Explore by canoe / kayak:  The River Stour is calm and tranquil, from your campsite at Nayland in the heart of the Stour Valley short local paddles, half day and full day return paddles offer the chance to get up close and personal with nature and enjoy the tranquil river with our stable, family size canoes or single / twin kayaks.  Riverside pubs at Bures (3hrs), Nayland (30mins), Stratford St Mary (3hrs).   



Explore by bicycle: With an extensive network of quiet country lanes and bridleways reaching out from the site, explore for local myths, visit traditional villages and pubs and enjoy the beauty of the rolling landscape by tandem bike. 



Explore by foot:  With short onsite and local Nature Spotter Challenges, geocaching and sightseeing walks exploring the Stour Valley on foot is great fun for all the family!




Full Weekend Cost of £75 per person based on Family Group Profiles of 24 or more paying guests (Up to 2 children under 10 years old FREE when accompanied by two adults). Price includes: 


1)   Private Site Hire Fee:     Includes private hire of the  site for your group.  


2)   Group  Facilities:   Family Dining Gazebo  ( with tables, chairs,  fairy lights etc).  Barrel BBQ.    Firepit.


3)      Activity Equipment incl. selection of canoes / kayaks and bicycles and Garden Games Pack for group use over the weekend.


To book please click here or call 01206 700 707






River Canoeing

Optional Extras:


EQUIPMENT (3 Days):                                                  ENTERTAINMENT:                                    FOOD:


Extra  Tandems:£30 each                                         3hr Circus Skills Workshop: £210            28 day hung farm reared steaks, £7

Extra Canoes:  £140 each                                         3 hr Bushcraft Skills: £210                      Farm reared, handmade beef burger, £2

Extra Dining Gazebos: £90 per 12 pax set                 River Guide: £80 / £150                                

Family Tent Kit: £90                                                  3hr Archery Workshop: £270   



*Family Package Pricing assumes mixed age and interest group who are happy to dip in and out of activities, therefore sharing kit and requiring smaller volumes.  We calculate prices based on thirds participating in any one activity at any one time.  For Dining we calculate 50% of a group is adult and 50% child and that each will eat in separate sittings, the standard number of Dining Gazebo spaces required is therefore 50% of group size.  Eg a Family Group of 24 would receive canoes for 8 participating people i.e. 4 x family canoes (max 2 adults & 2 children), bicycles for 8 people i.e. 8 bikes and a Dining Gazebo Set for 12 ie one Gazebo with tables, chairs for 12.   To adjust these allocations, please call on 01206 700 707. 

01206 700 707 


 CALL US: 01206 700 707 
 EMAIL: reservations@outdoorhirecentre.co.uk