ESSA Water Activities Centre

The ideal location to get active on the water, on the borders of Hertfordshire and Essex.

Try something new or develop your skills through taster sessions and training course, for young people and adults. Find your new hobby today.

Booking Enquiry

We do already have some events planned for this season.

Have a look below to see if you'd like to join any, or click "Booking Enquiry to request something that we can arrange bespoke for you.

Rafting
  • 29 March 2021 - 30 March 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth Stage 1 Sailing Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • Monday Group A
    29 March 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Monday Group B
    29 March 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday Group A
    30 March 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday Group B
    30 March 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday Group A
    31 March 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday Group B
    31 March 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday Group A
    1 April 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday Group B
    1 April 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Monday Camp Group A (windsurfing and canoeing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Monday Camp Group B (slacklining and windsurfing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Tuesday Camp Group A (rafting and katakanuing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Tuesday Camp Group B (canoeing and rafting)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Wednesday Camp Group A (windsurfing and canoeing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Wednesday Camp Group B (slacklining and windsurfing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Thursday Camp Group A (sailing and slacklining)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Thursday Camp Group B (katakanuing and sailing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  

  • 31 March 2021 - 1 April 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
RYA Youth Stage 2 Sailing Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • Tuesday Group A
    6 April 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday Group B
    6 April 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday Group A
    7 April 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday Group B
    7 April 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday Group A
    8 April 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday Group B
    8 April 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday Group A
    9 April 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday Group B
    9 April 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Tuesday Camp Group A (windsurfing and canoeing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Tuesday Camp Group B (slacklining and windsurfing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Wednesday Camp Group A (rafting and katakanuing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Wednesday Camp Group B (canoeing and rafting)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Thursday Camp Group A (windsurfing and canoeing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Thursday Camp Group B (slacklining and windsurfing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Friday Camp Group A (sailing and slacklining)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  
Friday Camp Group B (katakanuing and sailing)show details + £30.00 (GBP)  

  • 10 April 2021 - 11 April 2021
    9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth RYA Sailing Stage 3 Courseshow details + £135.00 (GBP)  

  • 14 April 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth Sailing After School Clubshow details + £10.00 (GBP)  

  • 15 April 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth Multi Water Activity After School Sessionshow details + £10.00 (GBP)  

  • 19 April 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth Kayaking Eveningshow details + £10.00 (GBP)  
Adult Kayaking Eveningshow details + £15.00 (GBP)  

  • 21 April 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth Sailing After School Clubshow details + £10.00 (GBP)  

  • 22 April 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth Multi Water Activity After School Sessionshow details + £10.00 (GBP)  

Activities

Get out on the water for a whole day from just £25pp with any of our fun-filled water activities.

Courses

Start your journey through internationally recognised qualifications.

Volunteer with us

Whether it's to make a difference to others, give something back or to boost your CV.

Are you ready to find out how we can help you succeed?

All of our activities are led by qualified instructors, dedicated to teaching you new skills.

Testimonials

One of the best places to take children or adults for water activities, take my brownies & guides each year, the team are amazing.

Took 25 cubs and scouts dragon boating and had a great time.
I found the information before hand great and the staff on the day were very good.
Well worth it!

Good time for little ones and big ones, katakanuing, sailing, wobble boarding and dragon boating.

We take our guides & rangers for evenings & courses. I've done my powerboat licence & love going there, instructors always helpful & very supportive of the children.

Great place to go for various water activities. For absolute beginners with equipment to suit to increasing your skills and abilities in a vast amount of different water activities, volunteers are really skilled fun and professional, great atmosphere.

A fantastic place to take young people out in a safe area, fab work guys.

Great morning spent sailing, everyone was really friendly and helpful

Excellent facilities and volunteers are friendly, am loving learning to kayak

Thank you for a great day rafting yesterday with our cubs. Weather was perfect, volunteers were great. Thanks so much

Took 32 Brownies rafting at ESSA and they had a fabulous time. The information before hand was really helpful and informative and the staff on the night were brilliant with the girls. A great time was had by all, we will be back

Our scout group enjoyed it, thank you. Activities for all ages and abilities from Beavers to Explorers, the instructors were excellent and always felt safe with safety boats always in the water, hope to come again

Brilliant place, my son went here yesterday with beavers to build a raft he had so much fun! Great instructors! Great area! Will definitely be coming back!

Great fun! Went with my Scout group and the sailing was really fun!

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