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ROX: The Real Outdoor Experience

ROX: The Real Outdoor Experience is an outdoor activity centre based in the Cotswold Water Park between Cirencester and Swindon.

It is home to a fantastic array of lake experiences for individuals, couples, families, corporate organisations and groups including stand-up paddle boarding, open water swimming, windsurfing and kayaking.

An RYA and BCU training centre, The Real Outdoor Experience offers excellent facilities and resources by a 47-acre lake of crystal clear water (one of the oldest, deepest and biggest in Cotswold Waterpark) and the River Churn. The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and one of significant beauty.

They have a great deal to offer the whole family, in the form of leisure activities, skills, qualifications, volunteering, career opportunities and more!

Outdoor Activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding)
  • SUP Fit  (a unique fitness experience - imagine a body conditioning class on a paddleboard)
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Powerboating
  • Archery
  • Tunneling
  • Orienteering
  • Bushcraft
  • Teambuilding

Licensed by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), all staff are highly qualified and experienced instructors in RYA Sailing and Windsurfing and/or BCU Canoe and Kayak paddling.

Pay & Play:

All equipment you require is included, so all you need to do is Pay and Play!

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • SUP Fit  
  • Open Water Swimming

All Pay & Play activities require a one-off induction of 30mins to 1 hour to ensure you are safe, know how to operate the equipment and are as competent as you need to be. It's recommended that you book your induction in advance of your visit to avoid disappointment. 

Click here to view the current Pay & Play pricing and to find out more.

Pay & Play is available at the following times (subject to equipment availability and bookings):

April - September

  • Weekdays 10am - 8:30pm
  • Weekends 10:00am - 5:30pm


Once you've had a go at a couple of Pay & Play activities, the next step is to give you some real skills and confidence out on the water. They offer a large range of courses for children and adults as well as instructor training. Click on the links below for further information.

Cotswold Tipi Experience:

Cotswold Tipi Experience bookings are available at weekends and holidays all year round for one or two day adventures and are ideally suited to couples and families looking to escape ‘The Real World’ for a truly unique outdoor experience!

Each tipi comes fully equipped with futons, rugs, throws, cushions, candles and a fire pit. You'll also enjoy a canoe tour of the lake as part of your stay.

There will only ever be a maximum of 3 tipis at any one time and you won't have to worry about stag or hen parties impacting on your enjoyment. Click here to find out more.

Team Building:

If your team or company is in need of team development or if you're looking to enhance their work-based leadership skills, they have packages and solutions to get the results you're looking for. From group sizes of 6 to 300 they are able to deliver a customised package to suit. Call 01285 860388 to discuss your requirements and discover the options available or click here to view further information and submit an enquiry form.

The video below show's what Team Total Swindon got up to on a recent teambuilding day:

Click here for our account of the day's events.

For any further information please contact them on 01285 860388.


Lake 12
Spine Road
South Cerney


T: (01285) 860388

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