Fairlands Valley Outdoor Activities Centre makes a great day out for schools and youth groups. Learn new skills in the water on our 11 acre sailing lake, speed down hills on grass boards and buggies or conquer the high ropes and climbing wall!

We offer a wide range of activities to try at Fairlands, both on land and on the water. These include: Bell Boats, Bushcraft, Buggies & Boards, Canoeing, Climbing, Crate Stacking, Dragon Boats, High Ropes, Grass Sledging, Jacobs Ladder, Kayaking, Leap of Faith, Mountain Bikes, Orienteering,  Raft Building, Rowing, Sailing, Zip Wire, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Windsurfing

Although personal buoyancy aids must be worn, students do not have to be strong swimmers. We do ask that they are water confident, if they are not, please make us aware so that we can make provisions for this. We strongly recommend that teachers bringing groups for the first time visit before the first session.

The centre carries AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authotiry), DofE (Duke of Edinburgh), RYA (Royal Yachting  Association) and BC (British Canoeing)  recognition. Our facilities include a large training room which can be used for teaching, training, and corporate events, showers and changing rooms, and a café on site that offers a variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks.  

How to Book
Decide which course/activity you're interested in with an indication of how many students you wish to bring to the centre. Phone us to provisionally book your dates and send your completed booking form to the centre. All personal data provided will be held in accordance with GDPR. For more information, please view SLL’s Privacy Policy

How to Pay
You will receive an invoice after the completion of your session which is required to be paid within 30 days of receipt of the invoice. You will be invoiced for the number of instructors booked unless we are given 14 days notice of cancellation or change in numbers. Please note a deposit may be requested. You can pay on the day or be invoiced after your session.

Water Activities

  • Sailing
  • Dragon Boats
  • Rowing
  • Pedalos
  • Power Boating
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Raft Building

Land Activities

  • Grass Buggies
  • Grass Sledges
  • Grass Boards
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Power Kiting
  • Climbing Wall
  • Team Building

High Ropes Activities

  • Abseiling
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Leap of Faith
  • Crate Stacking

Contact Us

Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Herts SG2 0BL

01438 353241


3 Sept - 1 March

Closed to public. Advanced bookings only.

2 March - 24 May

Tues - Thurs 11.00 - 17.00
Sat - Sun 10.00 - 17.00

25 May - 3 Sept

Tues - Thurs 11.00 - 20.00
Sat - Sun 10.00 - 18.30

Summer Holidays

Mon - Sun 11.00 - 18.30
All activities subject to availability & weather conditions.

Getting Here

The centre and park is 1.5 miles from Stevenage town centre and the train station, the bus route can be found here. Car parks are available around the park and are free to use. Fairlands makes for a great bike ride, Stevenage's cycle system map can be found here.

Working in partnership with Stevenage Borough Council.