Trafford Watersports Centre, located at Sale Water Park in Greater Manchester, is a short drive from J6 of the M60. We offer a wide range of fun things to do, including watersports such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Whether you’re an adult seeking exciting activities or looking for kids activities or family fun, we have something for everyone.
In addition to our thrilling watersports, we also have many land-based and outdoor activities available. Enjoy orienteering, fire lighting, shelter building, and team building games amidst the beautiful surroundings. Our centre is perfect for corporate events, birthday parties, and group bookings such as school and youth groups, providing adventure and entertainment for all. Families can enjoy quality time together with our family-friendly activities.
Trafford Watersports Centre is not only a hub for recreational activities from April to October, we also offer educational opportunities that include learning about the wonders of nature and the great outdoors while engaging in our educational activities. We cater to school groups, youth groups, and colleagues looking for a break from work. Our dedicated team can create customized packages to suit your requirements and budget. Located in Trafford, Greater Manchester, we are easily accessible for both locals and visitors from further afield.
Check out our brochure to the right and the information below for everything you need to know about Trafford and the exciting activities we offer for children, adults and groups.
Weekends: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Bank Holidays: 9.00am – 5.00pm
School Holidays: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Our main leisure season runs from March to October. We also now run an Activity Club during the colder months.
We are open for group bookings all year round – contact us today to find out more.
Boat Hire: Starts from £10
Instructed Sessions: from £40
Paddle Club: £55 (6 week block)
Activity Club: £10 per session
Paddle Awards: £60
Holiday Adventure Club: £180
Birthday Parties: from £150
3rd – 14th April 2023.
May Half Term:
29th May – 2nd June 2023.
24th July – 1st September 2023.
October Half Term:
23rd – 27th October 2023.
Our instructed sessions are a 1 hour session doing an activity of your choice from the list below. Prices start at just £40 for the hour and these sessions are suitable for anyone aged 7 and over. Whether you are a beginner, want to freshen up, or develop your skills these are the sessions for you. There are two to three time slots a day on selected weekends and school holidays and as always all kit is included.
- Stand Up Paddleboarding.
- Mega SUP.
Our instructed sessions are available for up to 8 people and gives you the chance to explore a new activity and develop new skills together.
Public Bookings and Bring Your Own Craft
Weekends are for fun and family here at Peak, no matter what centre you are close to we have something going on for you and your family! Check out below what we offer here at Trafford:
With dedicated sessions for both children and adults every Sunday, learn how to paddle with our club:
Available to all ages from 7+ what better way to not only keep children but adults entertained as well.
- Stand Up Paddleboard
Bring Your Own Craft
If you have your own equipment and would just like to use our water we have just the product for you! For just £10 per vessel, you can launch your own paddle vessel on the water with us. Available weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, click through on the link below to find out more:
Our standard birthday party package is for 8 people and will consist of an hour’s fun with your chosen activity either on the water or on land, followed by the use of our classroom facilities for 30 minutes.
You can now add an additional 4 people for just £18.75 per head.
You can choose from the following activities:
- Kata Kanu
- Stand Up Paddleboarding
All parties include:
- Full Instruction
- All relevant kit hire
- Use of the changing room & toilet facilities
Here at Peak, we offer a comprehensive range of Corporate activities to suit whatever your business may need.
With a great range of possible themes from mergers to fun days out we can create a bespoke package for you and your team.
All packages can include the use of our classroom facilities if needed so that you can get the serious side of things out of the way before you head out for a water or land-based session.
We have half-day, full-day and multi packages available so click through to our corporate page today to find out more and get in touch by either using the contact form linked below or giving one of our team a call on
The approach of winter doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. Our Winter Warmer activities give organisations the chance to get colleagues working together and gaining team building skills in the great outdoors.
School & Youth Groups
Got a new school year who you would like to ease into the year? A class that has worked well all year and deserves a treat? A scout or guide group who needs to work towards a specific objective?
We have a wealth of packages and activities that can help you achieve whatever you need to with your groups and school students. Whether it is working towards your curriculum or just a fun day out, our team can work with you to put together a package of adventure to remember.
All packages can include the use of our classroom facilities if needed before you head out for a water or land-based session.
We have half-day, full-day and multi packages available so click through to our schools page today to find out more and get in touch by either using the contact form linked below or giving one of our team a call on
The approach of winter doesn’t mean that the fun hasn’t to stop. Our Winter Warmer activities give schools the change to get students working together and gaining skills in the great outdoors.
The Peak Development Programme is tailored to suit the needs of the young person or group. These bespoke courses combine outdoor activities, arts workshops, and education. Courses can vary from a couple of weeks to a full academic year.
When they join us the young people very often exhibit challenging behavior or are facing a number of difficulties in their lives. The activities are structured to give progression, offering challenges, inspiration and act as a tool for breaking down barriers, establishing boundaries, and opening up communication. Over time, steps are made to increase confidence and boost self-esteem.
We have half-day, full-day and multi packages available so click through to our brochure today to find out more and get in touch by either using the contact form linked below or giving one of our team a call on
Where to find us:
User Groups & Clubs
Sale Water Ski & North West Jet Ski Club
Open Water Swimming
The only open water swimming allowed at Sale Water Park is through Open Swim UK. Swimmers will be asked to leave the water outside of these sessions.
Open Swim UK runs 4 sessions of open water swimming every week between May and September at Sale Water Park.
Find out more at www.openswim.org.uk
Manchester Canoe Polo Club
Canoe Polo runs three sessions a week at Trafford Watersports Centre.
Find out more at Canoe Polo Club.
Manchester Seniors Sailing Club
Manchester Seniors Sailing Club (MSSC) is based at Sale Water Park which is a 152-acre area of countryside and parkland including a 52-acre artificial lake in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester. Opened in 1979 and owned by Trafford Council the water park lies in an area of the green belt running through the Mersey river valley between Sale and Stretford, located between the river and the M60 motorway. Sale Water Park provides important recreational facilities and wildlife reserves, as well as forming part of the flood defences for the surrounding area of Trafford.
Sale Waterpark Angling Group (SWAG)
Fishing at Sale Water Park – Sale Waterpark Angling Group
The group is a very friendly group consisting of 15 Committee/Bailiffs and 200 members
Model Boat Club
Trafford Model Boat Club is on the southern outskirts of manchester right next to the m60 motorway junc 6. They meet most sundays at the lake and welcome new members.
Find out more: Model Boat Club.
Please call us to discuss Engine Testing on 01782 722226.
Third party insurance is required for engine test and cannot be obtained from the water sports centre. This must be acquired prior to engine test at Trafford Water Sports Centre.