Located in stunning Kent right on the banks of River Medway, Arethusa Venture Centre is in the perfect location to offer people of all walks of life the experience of a lifetime with a huge range of fun adventures.
We have more than six thousand visitors every year for a reason! The surrounding area is full of natural and historic attractions as well as providing the perfect venue for activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rafting, sailing, powerboating, hiking, climbing, archery, abseiling, orienteering and canopy.
Join our fully qualified instructors for an experience you will not forget! Contact Arethusa Venture Centre for more information.
Learn the basic skills and proper technique to conduct yourself in these reliable vessels with Arethusa Venture Centre Canoeing.
From paddling round our sheltered former Naval dock basin to coasting down the River Medway, our fully qualified instructors will use a nationally recognized syllabus and a great range of fun games to teach you what you need to get the most out of your days paddle while you have a good laugh with your friends and family.
Canoeing is great as a teambuilding experience or just for a tranquil cruise through nature, perfect for corporate events and youth groups alike. Have a chat with Arethusa Venture Centre Canoeing to plan your adventure.
With a variety of venues to enjoy this great sport, Arethusa Venture Centre Kayaking has an adventure for everybody.
Whether you are learning vital skills such as righting yourself after a capsize in the pool to advancing your skills and playing games in a former Naval dock basin, or taking a tour down the stunning River Medway, you will be lead by one of our fully qualified and experienced instructors who will give you the benefit of their experience as they make your day one you will remember.
A great experience for individuals and groups alike, contact Arethusa Ventre Centre Kayaking to find out more.
Take to the River Medway for a wet and wild day with a real difference when you join Arethusa Venture Centre Rafting.
This is a rafting with a very unique twist, your team will design and build your very own raft, using water tight barrels, planks of wood and rope. Once you are confident that your raft will not sink, it is time to take part in the Great Arethusa Raft Race!
This fun adventure is full of laughs and is a great way to emphasize the need for teamwork and communication to get things done. We have something for everyone aged 5 years and older, come speak to Arethusa Venture Centre Rafting to find out more about your next adventure with us.
Enjoy getting out on The River Medway, harnessing the power of the wind as you cruise across the water with Arethusa Venture Centre Sailing.
We have a great range of sailing dinghies, perfect for sailors of all ages, experience and weather conditions, in which you will learn the basics of sailing with a nationally recognized course under the supervision of fully qualified and experienced instructors.
This is an adventure for everyone from 5 years old and up, from March until November, and is a great event for groups of all shapes and sizes from corporate events for youth groups. Contact Arethusa Venture Centre Sailing to plan your adventure with us.
Take in the amazing sights of Rochester, Chatham Dockyard and Upnor Castles as you speed across the water with Arethusa Venture Centre Powerboating.
Your skipper will take you on a personalised tour around this unique region taking in the history, birds and wildlife of the River Medway. Our boats take groups of up to 12 people and you will also get a chance to drive the boat for yourself under the supervision of our fully qualified instructors.
We can take everyone onboard, from 5 years old and up from March through to November. Contact us at Arethusa Venture Centre Powerboating for more information.
Take on gravity with your bare hands with Arethusa Venture Centre Climbing.
Our artificial wall provides a great learning experience with multiple routes for beginners. Our fully qualified instructors will guide you along the wall helping you identify the right handholds as you learn the proper climbing technique. As well as more challenging climbs for those with more experience, and it doesn’t matter what the weather is like as it’s held indoors.
This is a great, challenging experience that will teach you as much about yourself as climbing. Speak to the team at Arethusa Venture Centre Climbing to find out more.
Experience this ancient sport for yourself when you join us at Arethusa Venture Centre Archery.
We have two venues for you to enjoy this Olympic level sport, one indoor venue with a high glass atrium and another outdoor surrounded by trees so that you get a taste for the easy to draw bows indoors before you head outside to deal with the elements which makes it a whole new experience.
You will be accompanied by a fully qualified instructor who will keep you safe and enjoying, and once you have the hang of things will lead you in a friendly competition against your friends and family.
The perfect experience for beginners and groups, this is a sport that everyone can enjoy. Contact Arethusa Venture Centre Archery for more information.
Take on this exciting adventure and get your adrenaline pumping with Arethusa Venture Centre Abseiling.
Join our fully qualified instructors for a beginner’s abseiling session where you will learn the essential technique skills and rope work to get the most out of this day as you walk backwards of a tower platform 10 metres up. And we will be on hand the whole time to give you encouragement and tuition as you lower yourself back down to the ground.
The feeling of accomplishment you will feel when your feet touch the ground will make you want to race to the top to try it again, speak to Arethusa Venture Centre Abseiling for an unforgettable experience.
Explore the natural beauty of Kent as your compete in an exhillerating race to the finish line with Arethusa Venture Centre Orienteering.
A great day for first timers to this thrilling sport, our fully qualified instructors will teach you the basic skills you will need to find the race course marked on your map. Orienteering is a race that needs as much, if not more brains than speed, as well as effective compass work and map reading skills so you can be the first to the finish line.
You will learn skills that are easy applied to many other outdoor sports, while being a fun day out and a great way to keep fit. Have a chat with the team at Arethusa Venture Centre Orienteering to plan your adventure.
Scale the heights for a challenging day with Arethusa Venture Centre Canopy taking on a series of white-knuckle challenges high above the ground.
We have two high ropes courses designed to push you to the limit with a series of obstacles that will take all your nerve and the encouragement of your team and experienced instructor to complete. You will be harnessed in at all times so that safety is not an issue; the real obstacle is in your mind. And once you best that you will have a fantastic, unforgettable experience!
No matter if you are organising a youth group outing, a hen or stag party or a corporate team building weekend, have a chat with Arethusa Venture Centre Canopy to book your adventure.