Sailing taster sessions

Interested in sailing? Take to the lake with one of our affiliated clubs, South Windermere Sailing Club, for a free taster session.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

If you've always thought sailing looks like fun but aren't sure if it's for you, then here's your chance to try it out. Experts from the Club are offering one free taster session each Saturday morning until 12 October.

Sessions MUST be booked in advance. Email membership@swsailing.co.uk for more information and to book, or pop down to the Active Base on a Saturday from 10am to talk to some of the club members and officers about sailing and the Club.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Fell Foot

Prices

Active Pass - Annual
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £83.00
Child N/A £41.50
Family N/A £191.50
Active Pass - Daily
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £2.00
Child N/A £1.00
Family N/A £5.00
Active Pass - Seasonal (1 April - 31 October)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £45.00
Child N/A £22.50
Family N/A £103.50
Active Pass - Weekly
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £12.00
Child N/A £6.00
Family N/A £30.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Pay and display car parks available. National Trust members park free.

£3 up to 1 hour
£4 up to 2 hours
£7 up to 4 hours
£9 all day

Active Base Users
Children under 8 can use the Active Base free of charge.

A family is two adults plus children aged 8 - 17.

For a full list of Active Base passes and prices (including information about group bookings, discounts for two adults and access to jetties, slipways and boat storage) and to download your application form, go to: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fell-foot/features/fell-foot-active-base

 

The basics

Booking details
Call 01539531273
Sessions must be booked in advance by emailing membership@swsailing.co.uk
Suitability
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Head down to the Active Base, next to the boat yard.
What to bring and wear
Wear comfortable, waterproof clothing, and sturdy shoes.
Accessibility
You'll need to be able to get onto a sailing boat from a jetty.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 September 2019 10:00 - 12:30 Sold out
28 September 2019 10:00 - 12:30 Available
5 October 2019 10:00 - 12:30 Available
12 October 2019 10:00 - 12:30 Available

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