Raft Building Activity Days, Oxfordshire - A Day in the Country | A Day in the Country

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Raft Building

OVERVIEW Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours Numbers: Up to 4 groups of 8

This water based competitive team challenge involves constructing a raft from barrels, planks and rope with a little technical training, followed by a speed and manoeuvrability race. This is ideal for large or small groups and once equipped with buoyancy aids, helmets and paddles, teams are given a short time to design their raft on flip charts. Once the technical and safety instructors are happy with the design, the team begin their construction.

The rafts must be big enough and strong enough to carry the team through a series of races, it must be able to manoeuvre through a slalom course and cruise at speeds. The real test to any raft is time, how long will it last? Even if the rafts do sink, safety instructors will be close to rescue teams and what remains of the raft. The sheltered waters of our beautiful lakes at A Day in the Country are a great place to spend a few hours raft building.