Time for fun

Activities at Silverlake

Our stunning natural ‘playground’ offers a host of activities, from mountain biking to zip wiring across the water. Whether you’re a young adventurer or a relaxed rambler, there is something for everyone to enjoy on the estate. 

 

Enjoy the tranquil waterways on a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, discover the estate’s pathways and beyond on two wheels, or while away the hours with a fishing rod. Spend your day or evening chilling out in our luxury yurt, where the family can get to together, play a board game and relax.

 

New offer for 2024! Inclusive equipment hire for all Habitat Escapes guests from Activity Hub. 

 

Our friendly bunch at the Activity Hub are on hand to assist with your inclusive equipment hire, expert tuition and local knowledge. Pop in to see them, call or book below.

Relax, revive and reconnect

Year-round

Easter Trail and Competition - Now extended

Can you find all the hidden wooden eggs around the Estate with our Easter Trail? Find all 12 and our hidden word before collecting a sweet treat from the Activity Hub. Plus why not take part in our competition? From the 29th of March to the 26th April, follow the Dormouse trail and keep an eye out for 12 wooden eggs. Each egg will have one letter written on it which will make up a word. When you have discovered all 12, simply visit the Activity Hub to share the hidden word and collect a sweet treat. 
We advise that children are accompanied by an adult whilst taking on the trail. 

DIFFICULTY

N/A

AGE

Nature Explorers

A great opportunity for families or adults keen to learn more about the estate's wildlife. Sessions are designed to help children learn more about nature on the estate in engaging and interactive ways! Join us on selected dates throughout the year for an array of fun activities for naturally curious kids. Sessions are designed to help children learn more about nature on the estate in engaging and interactive ways. Children will enjoy activities such as pond dipping, bug hunting, nature walks, bird watching and more! Events will be held in the Yurt before venturing further out into the nature reserve. Due to the outdoor nature of the activity, please dress appropriately for muddy and wet conditions!

 

DIFFICULTY

N/A

AGE

4-8

Nature Crafts for Kids

Nature-based arts and crafts fun with a twist aiming to teach children about nature through fun and engaging crafts. Join us on selected dates throughout the year for an hour of crafting activity for kids. These workshops will aim to teach children about nature through fun and engaging crafts. Children will get involved in a variety of nature-themed activities such as; creating leaf collages, habitat box making, making bird feeders for the wildlife on the estate and leaf rubbing. Please meet at the Activity Hub 5 minutes prior to the start time of the event. Please note: This activity will be aimed at children aged 8 and under. Children under 5 will have to be accompanied by an adult, however, parents are welcome (parents are not required to pay).

 

DIFFICULTY

N/A

AGE

4-8

Year-round

Bike Rental

New for 2024! Inclusive equipment hire for all Habitat Escapes guests. There is no better way to see the beauty of Silverlake than by heading out on an adventurous family bike ride into the wider estate. 

DIFFICULTY

EASY

AGE

ALL

Year-round

Electric Bike Hire

New for 2024! Inclusive equipment hire for all Habitat Escapes guests. A great way to explore the Estate and the local area, our electric bikes will keep your legs spinning for longer! Our state-of-the-art electric bikes allow you to effortlessly explore the Estate, discovering woodland trails, picturesque lakes and the beautiful local area with ease. With adjustable power levels, our electric bikes are suitable for all levels of fitness and provide an exhilarating experience.

DIFFICULTY

EASY

AGE

16+

Water Sports Equipment

New for 2024! Inclusive equipment hire for all Habitat Escapes guests. For fun and frolics with a harmonious natural backdrop, explore the myriad of beautiful lakes at Silverlake. Drift, splash and race along with canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. Look out for our resident wild ponies who like to cool off at the water’s edge. Water sports equipment is not available between November and April due to safety restrictions in relation to water temperature. 

DIFFICULTY

EASY

AGE

ALL

Stretch and Relax Yoga

Join us for a rejuvenating yoga session at the beautiful Silverlake Nature Reserve in Dorset. Our outdoor yoga sessions take place on the edge of the reserve, offering a peaceful and serene atmosphere to help you connect with your mind and body. Our yoga session contains elements across different disciplines of yoga, suitable for all levels of ability. Whether you are an experienced yogi or a beginner, our experienced instructor will guide you through the practice, helping you to stretch, breathe and relax. Please note that the session is aimed towards people of all abilities, but participants must be over the age of 14. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and bringing a yoga mat, although we do have some available for use.

DIFFICULTY

N/A

AGE

14+

Paddleboarding Lessons

Whether you are new to paddleboarding, or a seasoned professional, the sheltered water at Silverlake is the perfect setting. With the assistance of a fully qualified paddleboard sports instructor, you will soon find your balance and be ready to try some more technical manoeuvres. Please come ready to paddle as wetsuits and changing rooms are not provided. Duration 1 hour. All sessions are suitable for beginners to an advanced level. Please notify the instructor of any injuries before the start of the session so they can tailor your workout accordingly. All equipment is provided, please bring plenty of water and a towel.

DIFFICULTY

Easy

AGE

8+

Coracle Safari

The Coracle Safari has been dug out, especially for these crafts and consists of a network of rivers and islands positioned off the bridleway on the most eastern side of the estate. To get started, sign up for a fun and informative introductory session with our friendly instructor. Don’t worry about being a beginner; getting wet is all part of the experience and the course has been designed specifically with safety in mind, thanks to its easy access points for rescue and recovery. Once you have taken part in an introduction session, your name will be added to a list of coracle oracles and you will be able to book and paddle at your leisure! Suitable for those aged eight and over. £15 per person Duration 1.5 hours.

DIFFICULTY

EASY

AGE

8+

Free Year-round

Swimming Pool

Unwind in the Hurricane Spa's heated infinity pool, overlooking a natural reed bed and the rolling Dorset landscape beyond. Opening times: Daily - 1000-1800.

DIFFICULTY

N/A

AGE

N/A

Free Year-round

Tennis & MUGA Court

With a beautiful view over Beaumont Lake, the tennis court and 3G artificial turf multi-use games area (MUGA) in Beaumont Village offer the perfect spot for a quick knock-about or an entertaining game of five-a-side football with family and friends. For a quick dip afterwards, the spa is right next door.

DIFFICULTY

Easy

AGE

All

Free Year-round

The Island

Calling all adventurers! Let your little one’s imagination run wild in our outdoor woodland area. Tucked away amongst the untouched foliage of the Warmwell Heathland, The Island is a haven for the whole family. Take a dip in the refreshing eco-pool whilst the children climb, slide and zip through the trees. Then build a campfire, toast some marshmallows and run wild in our forest tipi.

DIFFICULTY

N/A

AGE

All

Free Year-round

Fishing at Silverlake

If you're a seasoned angler, you'll be pleased to learn that just a short 5 minute walk from your property sits Otter Lake. An exclusive lake for our guests only, home to Carp, Tench, Bream and Roach ready for you to cast off and fish until your heart’s content.

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate

AGE

16+

Free Year-round

The Yurt

Our traditional handmade yurt is the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon playing board games, telling stories, reconnecting with loved ones and making new friends around the log-burning stove. Our outdoor pizza oven is located right next door. It is available at certain times of the year, fired up by our expert chefs to provide the tastiest authentic woodfired pizza using the freshest local ingredients.

DIFFICULTY

N/A

AGE

N/A

Free Year-round

Miss Dormouse Trail

The Miss Dormouse Trail is a family-friendly treasure trail around Silverlake's acres of nature reserve.

DIFFICULTY

Easy

AGE

All

Free Year-round

Nature Reserve

A wonderful place for wildlife spotting, the lowland heath supports a wide range of plants, insects, birds and animals. Our own Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI) is an important habitat for wildlife conservation, as is Warmwell Heath in the far distance, with Special Protected Area status. Small herds of sika deer often shelter in The Hollow and graze quietly on the heath. The peaceful landscape also attracts birds such as the song thrush, tree pipit, green woodpecker, linnet and nightjar.

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N/A

AGE

N/A

Fliteboarding

Fliteboarding is a fun and exciting way to experience the thrill of riding on the water, and it's quickly becoming one of the most popular water sports around the world. The Activity Hub are excited to announce that they are teaming up with the UK's first registered flight school, OTC, to bring this unique and ground-breaking Water Sports challenge in the nearby seaside town of Portland. Fliteboards are the latest and greatest in the world of foiling water sports and feature an electric motor that can generate speeds of up to 26 knots! Prices start at £199.00 for a 2-hour session on the water. Please note: this is an off-site activity and guests must arrange their own transport to and from Portland.

DIFFICULTY

Any

AGE

12+

Coming soon

New Activities

Coming soon is a new outdoor activity area, which will include an array of exciting outdoor activities, such as badminton, golf and family games. There will also be a new games barn and social area, perfect for family movie nights and events. 

Hours of endless fun

Activities for all

The new area will feature many fun activities including volleyball, boules, archery and an outdoor chess and draughts set, adding to the existing array of activities. If you feel peckish from all the activities, you can take a break and enjoy a snack and a drink at the dedicated food and beverage tents. This exhilarating leisure area is due to be completed in spring 2024 and will be available for all to enjoy while being surrounded by nature. 

New activities will offer a mix of fun, entertainment and family time