Raft Building

A Watertight Way to Have Fun

Come and Experience Raft Building

Raft building is one of those popular and often talked about activities that’s not only great fun and a fantastic way to learn new skills, but also a brilliant way to promote teamwork and team bonding. As a result, raft building is just as popular for corporate away days and work trips out as it is for hen and stag dos, birthdays, and get-togethers between groups of mates.

After you’re kitted out with wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aides, the challenge with raft building is really simple.  Our instructors will provide you and your team with enough barrels, logs and ropes to build a raft. Correction – they’ll provide you with *just* enough of those things, so you’ll need to plan carefully and work creatively.

Once you’ve discussed and perhaps even argued about your plan of action, the clock will then start, and you’ll have to race to build your raft. What’s more, you’ll then be expected to board your newly built raft and make your way from one side of our lake to the other.  So, if you’re all style and no substance, this isn’t the activity for you!

Bond or break? Build or bust? Sink or swim?


  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Minimum Booking: 4 people
  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • FREE Parking
  • Locations: Ripley Castle - HG3 3AY

"They involved everyone at all times in the games....it's a wonder that the lake still has water in it!!"

Why BOOK NOW with Live For Today?

The unique setting of our Harrogate based activity centre means that we have private access to the beautiful lake at Ripley Castle, meaning that you’ll be planning, building and sailing your raft in the most beautiful and inspirational scenery that Yorkshire has to offer.

All of our sessions are delivered by fully trained instructors who know a thing or two about raft building, team building and water safety, so from start to a hopefully dry finish, you’re in good hands.

If you don’t want to take our word for it, then sail on over to check out our reviews on Trip Advisor to see why our raft building experience is consistently rated 5 star.

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Leeds Activity Centre

Visit our Hazlewood Castle venue.

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The venue itself has refreshments, changing area and plenty of free parking. Get more info.

Post Code: LS24 9NJ