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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.

 

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

Relax, revive and reconnect

Year-round

Bike Rental

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. Please book your equipment in advance to avoid disappointment. If you are unable to book through the link, please send us an email with the bike sizes that you would like and we will be happy to help.

DIFFICULTY

EASY

AGE

ALL

Water Sports Equipment

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, paddleboards and sailing boats. 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. Please book your equipment in advance to avoid disappointment.

DIFFICULTY

EASY

AGE

ALL

Paddle Boarding Lessons

Whether you are new to paddle boarding, or a seasoned professional, the sheltered water at Silverlake is the perfect setting. With the assistance of a fully qualified paddle sport 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 1.5 hours. 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+

SUP Fit

A fun and challenging way to step up your fitness routine while at Silverlake. Our SUP FIT class is designed to improve your fitness and paddle skills through a range of ‘drills and skills’ style challenges set by our instructor, along with elements of Pilates and mobility exercises. Each session will tackle something different, from slalom course races, time trial activities and more! Join us to test your endurance, core stability and strength with our unique approach to aqua fitness. All equipment is provided for you and you will be required to wear a buoyancy aid.

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate

AGE

14+

Lake View Pilates

What better way to start your day, than with a relaxing Pilates session at the Hurricane Terrace. Take in the spectacular views while enjoying this gentle class before heading out to explore Dorset. Our expert Pilates instructor will guide you through a broad range of movements to improve mobility, flexibility and strength. 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, however, please feel free to bring your own mat if you would prefer.

DIFFICULTY

Easy

AGE

14+

Coracle Safari

Enjoy time on our unique Coracle Safari, one of the simplest and strangest-looking boats ever designed for use on our rivers. It has been used by hunter-gatherers for many centuries and is thought to date back to pre-Roman times. The coracle was designed to be carried on a person's back, with a chest strap holding the boat steady. Paddle through the winding waterways surrounded by the beauty of nature. .

DIFFICULTY

EASY

AGE

ALL

Outdoor Fitness - Bootcamp

Our open-air Bootcamp session is a great chance to meet like-minded people. This 45-minute session will leave you feeling pumped and energised with a mixture of cardiovascular and strength exercises. Sessions will vary but will test your fitness from hill reps, tyre flips, battle ropes, slam-ball, log jumps, step-ups and more! 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 with you.

DIFFICULTY

Beginners

AGE

16+

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.

DIFFICULTY

N/A

AGE

N/A

New Silverlake Fitness Retreat

Silverlake, Dorset brings you our first-ever fitness retreat, offering an array of adventurous and relaxing activities to encourage a healthy, balanced lifestyle, all set in the heart of Dorset. Join us this March to be a part of our unique new offering. Activities include paddleboarding on our stunning lakes, bike rides through the outer estate, Pilates and a Bootcamp class, all topped off with sunset yoga. You will also be treated to a healthy dinner at the Terrace and a GAIA treatment at the Hurricane Spa.

DIFFICULTY

N/A

AGE

18+