Watersports Activity Centre


About Us

About Us

Allerthorpe Watersports Activity Centre

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park is set in 53 acres of grounds and lakes. We offer a variety of watersports as well as a campsite, and Lakeside cafe. Why not bring your family to come and enjoy the park and all we have to offer.

For a fun family day out visit our water-sports activity centre. Everyday activities include pedalos, kayaks and canoes which are suitable for all ages, no experience is required and all safety equipment is provided. If you would like to learn to sail or windsurf we offer taster sessions and courses with our qualified instructors. The younger children can join mum and dad on the water, visit the play-park and pet corner or explore the many footpaths surrounding the lakes

If you would like to visit for a longer we can provide accommodation in the 2 bed Manderlay apartment which has views over looking the lakes or you may wish to bring your caravan or tents to our campsite which has all the facilities you will need.


An opportunity to view 3 show caravans and 1 Lodge for sale at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park. Discuss the various designs and specifications, costs and plots available.

Lodge and caravan representatives and Allerthorpe site owners will be on hand to answer questions.

This is a relaxed open event for you to peruse the homes at your leisure and enjoy the beautiful location at Allerthorpe.

We have up to 9 plots available for Lodges and 12 for static Caravans.

Open Weekend is 11am – 3pm on each day.

Allerthorpe Activities

For a fun family day out visit our water-sports, activity centre. Everyday activities include pedalos, kayaks and canoes which are suitable for all ages, no experience is required and all safety equipment is provided.

Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

Ever get fed up with starring at the lines in the bottom of the pool?


The Lake

Our lake is man made, a maximum depth of 7ft and a sandy bottom with no weeds. Being comparatively shallow to other lakes it also gets very warm with our thermometers reading a top temperature of 28 degrees at the height of summer last year.

The Course

accessing the lake from the slip way you can join the 400m course with fluorescent markers buoys every 100m.

We also set a smaller area for beginners and coaching to give you a chance to get out of the flow of swimmers for more specific training.

The Safety

We provide safety cover from the powered rescue launch for the duration of the swim sessions.

We ask that all swimmers wear brightly coloured swim caps to aid the safety boat crew identifying swimmers while operating.

Further most parts of the course are fairly close to the bank, if you cant already stand up, and there’s plenty of places to perch and catch your breath again.

The Coaching

Coaching can be arranged by request for both groups or 1 to 1. please enquire for further details.

The Times

Monday 17:00 – 19:30

Tuesday 09:00 – 10:00

Wednesday 09:00 – 10:00 / 17:00 – 19:30

Thursday 09:00 – 10:00

Friday 09:00 – 10:00

Saturday 09:00 – 10:00

Sunday 09:00 – 10:00

The Cost


£20.00 per season + £3.00 per swim


£5.00 per swim

Membership benefits:

-Membership Card

-Reduced swim fee

-10% discount on water sports.

-Dedicated Swim Forum



Fast, fun and a rewarding challenge. We have a range of boards and sails suitable for different abilities, available for hire in two hour slots. Buoyancy Aids and Helmets are included in the hire price. Minimum requirements to hire is the RYA Start Windsurfing Course, alternatively a competency test observed by an instructor would suffice in its place.

Tuitions is available under RYA certified instructors, we offer two hour taster sessions in windsurfing as well as the RYA Start Windsurfing and the RYA Intermediate (NonPlaning)

(Wetsuits can be hired at an additional cost with a small refundable deposit.)



We hire out Sailing boats in two hour slots, these can be fully rigged ready for use, or assisted rigging if the hirer wishes to rig the boat.

Buoyancy Aids are included in the hire price. Helmets are available and while optional to over 18’s staff would advise the use of them.

Due to the craft being larger and capable of great speeds we have set a minimum requirement of an RYA Level One for hire of the Laser – Fun Boats and RYA Level 2 for hire of the Laser – Pico.

We also provide RYA accredited Tuition in sailing, ranging from two hour taster sessions to the  two day RYA Level One & Two courses.



This is a peddle craft with four seats (2 forward facing and two backward facing).

Popular with families, particularly those with younger children, a Pedalo is very stable and simple to use with the benefit of adjustable back rests for extra comfort.

Canadian Catamaran

Canadian Catamaran

This craft consists of two Open Canoes braced and lashed together side by side, perfectly stable with four comfortable roto-moulded seats and room for passengers.

Being a larger craft it requires 4 paddlers to operate it easily, effectively the people carrier of the lake it has proven perfect for larger families. Seats up to 8 comfortably.

Closed Cockpit Kayak

Closed Cockpit Kayak

This Craft is a small single seat Kayak, unlike the sit on tops, the cockpit is enclosed and a Spray Deck worn to keep out water. These craft are more maneuverable but slightly less stable than other craft.

BCU 1 Star and the ability to demonstrate a controlled capsize are the minimum requirements to hire a closed cockpit kayak.

Sit On Top Kayak

Sit On Top Kayak

Sit on Top Kayaks are smaller single person craft, very stable and maneuverable in  addition they are hard to capsize and with no entrapment risk they are very user friendly, ideal for beginners and general purpose hire.

This craft is also available in a larger size (a Double) this has three seats ideal for two adults or one adult and two younger children.

Paddle Sports

Paddle Sports

We hire out Canoes, Canadian Catamarans, Sit on Top Kayaks and Closed Cockpit   Kayaks by the hour, Pedalos by the half hour. Buoyancy Aids and Paddles are included in the hire price. (Tuition is available by request)

The Lakeside Café

The Lakeside Café serves delicious breakfasts, lunches, cakes and scones which are home-made on the premises; much of our ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible. Popular with our customers are our homemade Sunday lunches served with seasonal vegetables and Yorkshire puddings followed by fantastic apple pie, lemon meringue or sponge and custard. Speciality tea and coffee can be enjoyed whilst relaxing on the decking over looking the lake.


Allerthorpe Lakeland Park offers a range of accommodation, whether you bring along a tent, a caravan or stay in our luxury Manderlay apartment.

Seasonal Pitches

Seasonal Pitches

Enquire for more details.

Manderlay Apartment

Manderlay Apartment

A modern self catered apartment that sleeps 4-5 people, set in the tranquil surroundings of the Lakeland park and conveniently placed with many attractions in the surrounding country side from the local market town of Pocklington and numerous pubs and restaurants just a stones throw away.

The apartment has two bedrooms, Room 1 (1xKing Bed) & Room 2 (2xSingle Bed) Other facilities in the kitchen and living area include electric fire, TV/Freeview, radio/CD, DVD and         Wi-fi. Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge. Washing machine and tumble dryer can be found in the shared utility room.

All power, heating, bed linen and towels included.

Enclosed communal garden with furniture  and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars.



Here at Allerthorpe we have touring caravan pitches for short stays as well as seasonal pitches if you prefer to be here all year round. The touring pitches do get booked up especially at the weekends and on bank holidays, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Each pitch is level and has an electric hook up, the sunny nature of the site ensures that the many people that visit Allerthorpe keep coming back.



If you really want to experiance the great outdoors then jumping in the car with a tent and pitching up is a fantastic way to do it. With the lake so close and the beautiful countryside of the Wolds only a 15 minute drive away here at Allerthorpe you can really experiance the outdoors.

Also with our fantastic 2 day RYA course its the perfect way to gain the whole experiance.

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Next Event

This year in partnership with Free Bird Events, we will be hosting a third Middle distance triathlon, know as ‘The Sundowner’. After all the exertions of the triathlon, relax with the other competitors & spectator at the post race party with live music and entertainment, Licensed bar and good Yorkshire food, before retiring back to the tent for a night under the summer stars.

Contact Allerthorpe

01759 301 444 | info@allerthorpelakelandpark.co.uk