Project Description

Water sports Family Weekend
  • When: 8 to 10 May 2020

  • Who: 5 to 17 years plus immediate family

  • Location: Caldecotte Xperience, Milton Keynes

  • Cost: There are two options available: Camping (Friday to Sunday) or choosing a day to attend (either Saturday or Sunday)

    • Option 1: camping Friday 8 to Sunday 10 May: £25 per person (under 5s are free)
    • Option 2: just Saturday or just Sunday: £10 per person (under 5s are free)
  • Closing Date: 6 March 2020

Our first Water Sports Family Day in 2019 was a great success. So much so that we have decided to double the fun in 2020 by making it a full weekend of activities.

You and your family will have the choice of either camping all weekend at Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes, or just attending for a fun filled day on either Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th May.

For families wishing to join us for the full camping weekend we will arrive on Friday afternoon/evening. You will then set up your family’s tent and familiarise yourself with your surroundings and get to know fellow VICTA campers around the campfire.

On Saturday morning you will enjoy an activity (from 9.30) just for campers before the day visitors arrive to join in the fun from 11.30. Activities will include water sports such as dragon boating, sailing and kayaking. At the end of the day, enjoy a BBQ put on by the Caldecotte team followed by an extra evening activity before bedtime.

You will start the final morning on Sunday with an activity before the Sunday day visitors arrive. Sunday’s sessions will be land based, including activities such as caving, climbing and abseiling. The sessions will be done by the afternoon, ready for you to pack and depart.

Please note:

  • Apart from the Saturday evening BBQ, campers will need to organise all other meals for themselves (there is a supermarket nearby). Standard gas camping equipment is recommended by Caldecotte, however they will also permit single use BBQs if used on a raised platform, such as bricks.
  • Caldecotte can provide tents if required although you will need to notify us of this in advance.
  • The Caldecotte campsite does not have electric hook-ups.
  • There are shower and toilet facilities at both the campsite and the watersport centre.

If you prefer just to join us for one day, you can choose from the following options:

Day visitors: Saturday 9th May (£10 per person, under 5s are free)

Saturday will be the main water sports day, where the whole family can take on activities such as dragon boating, sailing and kayaking. Based at the water sports centre all day, there are changing facilities including showers so make sure to bring a change of clothes and a towel!

The day will run approx. 11am to 4pm. Please note that families will need to provide their own lunch.

Day visitors: Sunday 10th May (£10 per person, under 5s are free)

Sunday will be predominately dry, land based activities such as climbing, abseiling and caving. Arriving at the George Amey Centre at the Caldecotte Xperience, come and meet new families and have a go as a whole family at the different challenges available.

The day will run approx. 11am to 4pm. Please note that families will need to provide their own lunch.


Please fill out the application form carefully, choosing which option you would like to attend. If you have any questions at all about this activity, please contact the Activities Team on

Please note: under 5s are welcome to attend (and are free) however, they may not be able to access all/any of the activities. If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact the Activities Team on

Apply for the VICTA Water Sports Family Weekend

Note for applicants completing this form

After completion, if you have successfully submitted the form, you should receive a successful submission message. If you do not it may be because you have not completed a required field.

If you are having difficulty with the form, please contact the office on 01908 240 831.

Please note, we can only accept a maximum group size of 6 of immediate family members, with a ratio of no higher than 3 adults per 1 child.

Applicant details

Please fill out the details for each member of your family attending the activity.

Applicant one

Applicant two

Applicant three

Applicant four

Applicant five

Applicant six

Contact details

Photographs and filming

Declaration, privacy and consent

To be signed by the applicant or a responsible person. This form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA should any of the information in this form change.

a. I agree to/for my child to take part in VICTA's activity and have read all the information sent to me.
b. I acknowledge the need to/for my child to behave responsibly at all times during the activity.

c. I confirm that this form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA's organisers should any information contained on the form or personal circumstances change.

d. In the event of an emergency/accident, I consent to emergency medical treatment, which may include the use of anaesthetics.

By signing this form you consent to VICTA using the information supplied for the purpose of administering the named event.

All the information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and made available only to those staff working with the participant.

Contact information will be retained and used for marketing of other relevant services.

I give consent for VICTA to carry out the following in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to store my personal information on VICTA's database and/or any other suitable system.

Agreement to payment

Activities for families