Grangewaters outdoor centre

Autumn and Halloween activities 2019

We're offering a wide range of activities from September to November for children and families.

Autumn activities for children

For term-time we've organised a series of Monday activities for pre-school children under 5 years-old, and juniors aged 8 to 12 years.

'Grangewaters Seedlings' – pre-schoolers – can enjoy the fresh air at our site and taking part in nature-based crafts. Tickets are £3 per child and free for accompanying adults, who must stay on site.

'Grangewaters Adventurers' – juniors – can get out on the water, with opportunities to try canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing. Tickets for these activities are £6 per child.

Squash for children and tea or coffee for grown-ups is provided at all sessions.

Date 'Seedlings'
under 5 years-old
10am to 11am
'Adventurers'
8 to 12 years-old
4pm to 5pm
Monday 23 September - Paddleboarding
Monday 30 Setember Sticks and animal shelters Sailing
Monday 7 October Flowers, leaves and seeds Kayaking
Monday 14 October Trails Canoeing
Monday 21 October - Raft building

Halloween family activities

Come and join us for a new Halloween experience this year – on land or water! All our activities are great for families or with a few friends.

Date 9:30am to 11am 11:15am to 12:45pm
Monday 28 October Climbing Paddleboarding
Tuesday 29 October Archery Kayaking
Wednesday 30 October Bush craft Paddleboarding
Thursday 31 October Abseiling Canoeing
Friday 1 November Mountain biking Paddleboarding

Activities cost £9 per person and are for families with children aged 6 years-old or older – there is no upper age limit.

If your child is aged between 6 and 8 years-old you should arrange to visit the centre before booking so they can try on safety equipment, such as harnesses.

Adults accompanying children must stay on site – why not buy a ticket to take part too?

We offer free parking and access to our facilities, including our indoor Lodge for those bringing their own lunch. Activities are subject to change, depending on weather and other factors.

Contact us

Contact us for more information about autumn or Halloween activities, and to book your place.

Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre
Buckles Lane, South Ockendon, RM15 6RS

: 01708 855 228

: grangewaters@thurrock.gov.uk

The centre is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and for pre-booked activities at weekends.

Our office is open from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, for bookings and enquiries.