The sun is shining, the birds are singing and you are contemplating how many barbeques are too many (obviously, you can never have too many barbeques, and Lancashire food is certainly something you should try).

One of the best aspects of Old Hall’s caravan parks in Lancashire and the Lake District is the fantastic location, making it the perfect base for many of the best water sports in the world. So, if you have younger members of your family on holiday with you then some of these activities may be the perfect exciting afternoon for them.

Canoe & Kayaking

Kayaking and canoeing are two of the most popular – not to mention one of the most enjoyable – activities that you can participate in on the water. The choice between the two depends on the experience your family is looking for. A canoe is a great way to experience the open water with your whole family, working together to propel yourselves across the lake of your choice. Or you may have grandchildren that are a bit more competitive and opt for the kayak; often a solo experience is perfect for teenagers who need a challenge.

There’s no better way to get closer to nature than on the water, not to mention you get a great burst of exercise whilst paddling! For those with an older family, this is a great activity to keep everyone entertained for the day or even the whole holiday, depending on how much you enjoy it.

Young people canoeing in a lake


A Sunday picnic is a British institution during the summer. A picnic on a boat takes this delight of sausage rolls and bucks fizz to a whole new level, especially if you’re sailing in a beautiful location such as the Lake District. If you’re a novice, this is also the perfect opportunity to pick up a new skill whilst enjoying the delights of a holiday. This is the best way to avoid the foot traffic of other people that usually makes your time away so stressful. Although you may see the occasional person off the starboard bow.

The bobbing of the wave is the perfect way to relax on a warm summer day… while someone else does all the hard work.

Man in action of pulling rope


If your children or grandchildren are looking to do something a little more exciting when staying at one of our holiday homes in Lancashire, then windsurfing is the best way to keep their adrenaline pumping on their summer break. Fast paced and there is almost a certainty that they will end up in the water at some point – this is not an activity for timid swimmers, but it is one that might spawn a clip worthy of You’ve Been Framed!

One of the advantages of windsurfing on holiday is the easiness of the sport. Your family member can be a beginner and immensely enjoy it, rather than experience a huge learning curve on the only day they have a chance to do the activity. After a full day, they may feel like a pro! Not only is it easy to pick up, but an afternoon renting out the equipment for windsurfing is relatively cheap and can fit into your holiday budget with ease.


Ready to start your families’ summer of exciting water sports adventures? To find out more information about what our caravan park in Lancashire offers as the perfect base for your holiday, you can contact us on 01524 733276 and we can answer any enquiries you may have.

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