Raft Building

£45.00 3 hours

*Please Note: Minimum/Maximum number of participants may apply to some activities. Online bookings can only be made 2 weeks in advance, for short notice availability or if you are unable to select the numbers of places for this event that you require, please call us or get in touch via our Contact page to discuss other alternatives.

Description

Looking for a fun filled stag or hen activity? Look no further than Alfresco Adventure’s raft building challenge!
Raft building is a unique and unforgettable way to improve interpersonal skills, creativity and problem solving in a group of people and is a lot of fun!
The experience begins with teams being given a range of items with which to build their rafts- barrels, rope and wood.

Use your ingenuity to turn a pile of poles, ropes and barrels into a lifesaving raft to keep you and your team members a float sufficiently long enough to paddle to the winning post. Who is going to take charge? How are the different tasks to be divided up? Discover what makes a stable, buoyant raft or get wet- or should we was wetter. Instructors will teach you which knots are most effective to suit various tasks when building your raft and offer top tips and hints.

When your raft is built, the mission will be to paddle the raft around a course on the lake and then your raft will be put through its paces to pass a series of tasks relating to strength, speed and agility.
We offer raft building in the Lake District and in North Yorkshire at various lakes such as Ellerton Lake near Richmond just off the A1.

As well as providing you with high quality equipment, we provide you with the following:

  • A wetsuit (not essential)
  • Helmet
  • Cag (a protective layer helping to keep you dry, trap heat and reduce wind chill)
  • Buoyancy Aid

A prize for the winners always adds a little ‘spice’ to the proceedings

For raft building we recommend a minimum number of 8 people and you can make it a full day too if you’d like to stay wet add canoeing or stand up paddle boarding or if you’d prefer a drier option then we recommend archery.