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Activities and Packages at Lower Mill Estate, Cotswolds

If you’re joining us at Lower Mill, you’ll be in for a fantastic time with our huge range of new activities for all the family.

Please contact the Activity Hub direct before booking packages to discuss changes that may exist due to the current Covid – 19 restrictions.

Please note that our lakes officially close from the 1st October – March 31st.* Excluding Spinney Lake. Activities on this lake are subject to weather conditions and water temperatures. 

Pirate’s Treasure Trail

A swashbuckling Katakanu trail for the most courageous of adventurers!

Set sail on a quest across the cold waters to search out the mystery of the lake. This trail will take you on a voyage to every corner of both Minety and Spinney Lake, where you will be tasked with recording clues, to discover the name of the captain’s lost ship.

If you’re correct, the captain might just welcome you to his crew and offer you a share of the treasure for your efforts. Don’t fear the cold waters, your vessel is a mighty, un-capsizable Katakanu.

Ages: all ages welcome!
Time: 2 hours
Price: £50 for a family of up to six people

Check out our all new Activity Hub Map  for routes around our stunning nature reserve

Active Escapes - Summer and Winter Packages

Click here to see full details of our Active Escape Winter Packages

A host of activities sure to please all the family. Alongside all of our instructor led experiences you will have exclusive, unlimited access to our fleet of premium mountain bikes, children’s Frog bikes and a range of kayaks and canoes for the duration of your stay. You could also enjoy a Wild dusk hike exploring the wider reaches of the estate and finishing by star gazing whilst toasting marshmallows with hot chocolate around a campfire.

Click here to see full details of our Active Escape Summer Packages 

Take part in our coached sessions in canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking and off-road cycling along with family yoga and complimentary premium bikes and watercraft for the duration of your stay. Complete your adventure with an incredible Sunset Safari that finishes with toasting marshmallows on the campfire.

Active Escapes - Cycling & Wellness Escapes

Click here to see full details of our Cycling Escape Package

Our cycling escape is perfect for anyone wanting to explore the beauty of The Cotswolds both within and beyond Lower Mill Estate during their stay.

With unlimited access to premium equipment, guided bike rides, skills sessions and canoe safaris all available there is something for all levels to enjoy.

Click here to see full details of our Fitness/Wellness Package

Spend your break looking after yourself in every sense of the word.

You could enjoy unlimited access to premium equipment, workout classes from yoga to personal training, guided walks or runs and a natural adventure getting you out in the beauty of our nature reserve.

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Active Kids 2020

The ‘Active Kids’ club will be back for 2020 and better than ever with a brand-new activity for Lower Mill Estate.

The sessions can be booked individually, or you can book onto all three sessions for an introductory offer of £50.

The ‘Active Kids’ club tends to book up quickly, so we advise that you pre-book to avoid disappointment.

Paddle boarding (Tuesday 9:30-11:30)

Age 8+. £20 per child. Maximum of 8 children.

 2-hour paddle boarding session on Spinney Lake.

Master the art of paddle boarding in a fun, safe environment. Take an adventure around the hidden island in Minety Lake and access parts of Lower Mill Estate that are only seen by the water. Games will be plentiful, and you can expect to get wet! If you complete all the challenges and keep a smile on your face, you will get one of our exclusive Lower Mill Paddleboarder Pro certificates.

Active Kids (Wednesday 9:30-11:30)

Ages 7-14. £15 per child. Maximum of 15 children.

 2-hour session.

Send the kids on their very own adventure, where they will take part in a variety of traditional games and activities on our meadow-flanked sports field. Tag Rugby, Capture The Flag, Football and Rounders all mixed into a fun-filled two hour session where they will make friends, learn new skills and get active.

Rough Riders (Thursday 10:30-12:30)

Age 8+. £20 per child. Maximum of 10 children.

 2-hour bike skill session.

If you can ride a bike on two wheels and are between 8–14, then the Rough Rider’s school will be waiting for you.

You will learn how to go around the Lower Mill Estate bike track with speed, style and precision. Focusing on how to safely tackle uneven terrain will make you feel like a pro on the trail and our adventure around the Farmhouse Lake dirt trail will open your eyes to the fun of off-road mountain biking.

All participants will be given a fantastic Frog Bike to test out and of course helmets are provided. This is an action-packed adventure not to be missed.

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Watersports Lessons

Experience a sense of freedom to maximise your confidence and improve your ability on the water, moving quickly and steadily.  Activity Hub is dedicated to providing excellent tuition in sailing, wind surfing and paddle boarding for both young people and adults.   We have an excellent area in which to learn and perfect your skills, ranging from beginner to practised abilities. Activity Hub can be flexible and organise private tuition for a time that suits you best (weather dependent).

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Into the Wild

When darkness falls Lower Mill Estate and we close our curtains, a whole new world comes out to play. Come and explore the woods and wider reaches of the Lower Mill Estate at dusk to seek out the wildlife at night, gaze at the stars and enjoy a lovely hot chocolate and marshmallows around the fire.

When: Every Saturday at dusk*

Price: £10 per person

Waterproofs and wellies essential. Suitable for all ages, under 16 years to be accompanied by an adult. Subject to availability with a minimum of 6 required per session and a maximum of 16

* Times vary according sunset and booking is essential.

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Waterside Workout

Our Waterside Workout combines cardiovascular exercises with resistance training to increase your strength and aerobic fitness. This workout is available for all levels of ability. Price: £10 per person, participating age: 16+.

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Personal Training

Start your day feeling revitalised with a PT session from local fitness experts, Catalyst Training. With all sessions delivered onsite, Catalyst can help you to focus on weight loss, body transformation, strength and conditioning or injury rehab.

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Whether you want lakeside private tuition or fancy getting involved, there is something for all abilities at Lower Mill whatever the weather! Get fit and strong at our Yoga class located in the Barn every Saturday at 8.30am. Prices start at £10pp and you must be aged 12 plus. Family yoga available by prior arrangement.

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Katakanu Hire

Our most stable craft suitable for anyone who may be nervous of the water or has mobility challenges.

Un -capsizable fun great for the very young and the very old.

Accommodates up to 6 paddlers. £38 for 2 hours

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Tickle the Thames Guided Bike Ride

(2.5 hours, 12 miles) Beginners to intermediate level.

Enjoy a flat off-road bike ride that weaves a path around some of the prettiest lakes in the water park, taking in two typically picturesque Cotswold villages and a refreshment stop.  £25 pp. For ages 12+.