School holiday, after school and weekend activities for children and teenagers. These activities are a great opportunity to keep fit, make new friends and develop water confidence.
- No prior experience or qualifications needed for most activities
- Helmets, buoyancy aids and wetsuits provided
- Car parking permits included for pick up and drop off
- Available April to November
Multi activity days and course for children aged 8+
Go wild for the outdoors and get a taste of all the activities on offer at Dinton! Wild Days are a great way to encourage children out of the house and into the open air. With loads of adventurous activities on offer, this is an excellent way for children to keep fit, make friends and develop water confidence. Book on to individual days or receive a discount when you book a whole week. Ages 8-13
Sailing course and clubs for children and teenagers aged 8+
Junior Sailing Club
Our Junior Sailing Club is the ideal way to consolidate skills between courses: after all, practice makes perfect! Participants receive fun, informal coaching and try a wider selection of boats, including higher performance boats. Club sessions will incorporate games and races with more advanced sailing skills, greatly aiding progress through the RYA Stages. To join the Junior Sailing Club you must first have completed Stage 1 of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme. Ages 8+
Booking is per half term.
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 1
This week-long course introduces young participants to the basics of dinghy sailing: no previous experience required! Following the RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 1 syllabus, participants will learn the basic skills to get their boat moving whilst having lots of fun and games along the way. On completion, participants will be able to join our weekly Junior Sailing Club. Ages 8+
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 2
Budding sailors will build on the skills gained at Stage 1 as they work towards Stage 2 of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme. The new techniques learnt will set them well on the way to becoming independent on the water. Participants can then consolidate their knowledge by coming along to our weekend Junior Sailing Clubs, where they can start working on their Stage 3 skills. Ages 8+
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 3
Stage 3 of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme focuses on sailing confidently and safely in all directions, and introduces sailors to new manoeuvres and important sailing knowledge. On earning the Stage 3 certificate they will be able to hire a single-handed dinghy at most RYA Recognised Training Centres, so precise and controlled manoeuvres are a must! Stage 3 is a big jump up from Stage 2 and can sometimes take more than a week to complete, dependent on your child's sailing experience and logged hours.
RYA Junior Sailing Stage 4
Venture into the realms of double handed dinghy sailing – the ultimate team work challenge! On completing the Stage 4 certificate, sailors will be fully competent in moderate conditions and ready to progress on to the advanced sailing modules or hire a double handed dinghy at most RYA Recognised Training Centres. Stage 4 is a big jump up from Stage 3 and can sometimes take more than a week to complete, dependent on your child's sailing experience and logged hours.
Activities for teenagers aged 13+
Teen Sailing Week Level 1
Dinton's Teen Sailing Weeks give young adults the chance to get outside and explore an new sport. During the week participants will learn the basics of Sailing, working towards the adult RYA Level 1 scheme. Suitable for ages 13 – 17.
Teen Sailing Week Level 2
Dinton's Teen Sailing Weeks give young adults the chance to get outside and explore an new sport. During the week participants will build on the skills gained in Level 1, working towards the adult RYA Level 2 scheme. Suitable for ages 13 – 17.