Raft Building

Raft Building Brecon Beacons National Park

Join us for a castaway experience...

Raft Building is a problem-solving activity that combines both your cognitive and physical skills. It's one of the best team-building activities.

Whatever your personal goal, this activity will impact positively on all members of the group involved in the activity.

We use a lake or a slow-moving river. This can be a standalone activity, although lots of groups add this to another activity to make a full day.

Raft Build with a race to finish

Rafting race 

A race is a good way to test your craft

Raft building in Cardigan

Raft building in Cardigan

A wonderfully made raft

Happy making a raft

Making your raft

Its not all engineering there is a little bit of fun as well

What's the aim?

The aim is to work together to make your own 'team raft', and then get from the start point to the end point (trying to stay dry if you can).

We will show you all the knots needed and, if required, let you know different configurations of the raft.

Generally the people who benefit from it the most are groups of people looking to see how well they work as a team and wanting to improve their teamwork. During the session, this unique activity will build people's confidence, social and physical skills and will allow people to come out of their shells, showing us who the natural leaders are. As well as this being a great team building experience it can be just for fun, it is a a great way to spend the day with family and friends all getting stuck in. 

Questions and answers

Can we do the Activity in the rain?

Yes - Raft building can be done in the rain.

Can we do this all year round?


Do we have to wear a wet suit?

Your choice some people like to wear one just incase, some people are happy that they have made a great raft. We only tend to put wet suits on once the rafts are made, as its more comfortable to do the dry land build in clothes. 

Can we change our Activities?

Yes, you would just need to let us know in advance, and the more notice you give us the more flexible we can be.

Can I wear contact lenses or glasses?

Yes: people do where contact lenses and say its ok but I don't where them so just go on others word. Glasses can be worn but its best to have a leash attached. If they fall off or get broken we can not be held responsible. If they are important to your driving think wisely before taking on session.

What group sizes can you accommodate?

Large and small groups can be accommodated please contact us for more information.

Do we need to be able to swim?

No it is unnecessary we provide you with enough floating kit that all you need to do is move your arms to move around. 

Do you have equipment to fit all sizes?

Yes - we have a wide range of sizes in all of our equipment. Before you head out on your activities our Instructors will ensure that all equipment fits correctly and they'll make any necessary changes.

What if I have a medical condition?

Our Instructors are trained to deal with different situations, so we can easily accommodate people with diabeties, asthma, mild epilepsy, autism and more. Please contact us if you have any questions. If you require a waterproof container to bring medication please let us know in advance.


The wetsuits are made out of Neoprene which is a synthetic rubber.

We clean the Wetsuits with disinfectant which:

  • Does NOT contain harmful Phenols, Aldehydes or Alcohol
  • Is NON-toxic, NON-staining, NON-tainting and a NON-irritant at all working dilutions
  • Is kind to the environment, as it is water-based and biodegradable
  • Is manufactured in the United Kingdom and efficacy tested by recognised UK laboratories

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