Take the raft build challenge and find out whether your group float or swim!

A great activity for groups in the New Forest. You’ll get loads of equipment and it’s up to you what you build and how you build it. You can then put your raft to the test and see if you can paddle it across the water. Raft building takes place throughout the summer on the calm waters of Sopley Lake.


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May to August



2 hrs
3 hrs

Your equipment:

There is always barrels, planks, poles and rope as your building blocks. With guidance from your instructor you’ll get top tips on knots and ideas for your raft design.

What will you build?

It will be up to you if you build raft for speed or a raft for stability. Maybe build a raft for leaping off or make two small rafts to race each other. You’ll get all the guidance you need and there are always lots of options.

Sink or float?

The moment of truth. All rafts need a name for good luck and then you’ll launch on to the water. See if your ropey contraption can make it to the island in the middle of the Lake. Will your raft pass the New Forest Activities raft MOT!

What’s involved

Raft Building takes place at Sopley Lakes
Suitable for groups of 8 or more
Sessions last 2 or 3 hours
Bring a change of clothes as you will all get wet!
All sessions will have a guide to help and organise the activity
Over 8’s only / all under 18’s need written parental consent


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We had an amazing time playing Battlefields . All the group were exhilarated at the end and wanted to fight some more!!! Justin our mentor for the day was brilliant. He explained everything clearly and was good with a few tips throughout the battles. I think we will be back here to fight again another

Ginny M October 19, 2016

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