Days out in the countryside
We offer a huge range of open air, adventurous and educational events for families, adults and young people. These activities start from different parts of the country park, so please check your booking confirmation carefully. You'll also need to bring change for the pay and display car parks. Generally on these activities, children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
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Bat Walk and Talk
Learn about the UK's native bats and how to detect them, then head off around the park to put your new skills into practice. Suitable for ages 12+
Hands-on learning about these wonderful life forms, led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable specialist.
Spooky Night Paddle
There is a rumour that Black Swan Lake is haunted - do you dare to find out? Take part in fun and games set by the ghosts and ghouls of Dinton Activity Centre on this night-time guided paddle. Keep an ear out for things that go boo in the night! You will be six to a boat, in our very stable kata-kanus. This is a special evening for adults and children alike. Ages 4+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Spring Watch Canoe Tour
See the lake come to life on our morning Springwatch paddles. Spot ducklings and goslings as you explore the lake in our stable canoes, led by one of our instructors. You will be two or three to a boat and everyone will have their own paddle, so a bit of team work is required to steer, but we’ll make sure you get the hang of it! Warm up afterwards with a hot drink and homemade cake at the centre. This is a special morning for both adults and children alike. Ages 4+
Pond Dipping Discovery
The lakes of Dinton Pastures are teeming with life. Join our Pond Dipping Discovery session to see the smallest inhabitants of the Country Park up close. Sessions are run over 4 months so you can see how the spawn and larvae grow in to amphibians and bugs. Children must be accompanied by an adult, but adults are free of charge. Ages 4+
Take a journey through the meadows and woodlands of Dinton Pastures with the rangers and discover the park's smallest inhabitants in their natural habitats. Ages 4+
Make the most of the long summer evenings with our Twilight Club. Price includes access to our fleet of canoes, kayaks, sailing dinghies and SUPs, free launching of your own craft, and professional safety cover. The BBQ will be on all evening if you bring your own food and the lake provides the perfect backdrop to some stunning sunsets.