Trafford Water Sports Centre

Situated at Sale Water Park, Trafford Water Sports Centre is the location in Manchester for canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and stand-up-paddle boarding. So come along and make a splash!

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or call us on    01782 722226 to discuss your requirements.

Trafford Water Sports Centre

Everyone is welcome at Trafford Water Sports Centre. We enjoy hosting Group Bookings, Stag and Hen Parties and Children’s Parties. Please also check out our action packed School Holiday Programme. 

Not only do we offer water sports, we also offer a range of land based activities including archery, rocket launching and navigation.

To see what we offer at our centre, see below:


Water Sports Taster Sessions


Try kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing or sailing for £35+VAT per person for a minimum of 4 participants. We make sure you’re fully instructed so you can have a great time! Call us to get a quote and book.


Boat Hire

If you just want to have a go at our water sports for fun, you can make waves with hourly boat hire.

Our boat Hire at Trafford Water Sports Centre is available during Weekends, School Holidays & Bank Holidays with last hire at 4pm.

With no experience or advanced booking required, you can be entirely spontaneous on that weekend where you have nothing planned! Just give us a call before you arrive and we can let you know what is available!

We won’t leave you without a paddle. You will be completely kitted out with paddles, waterproof cag, buoyancy aid and helmets. You may want to bring extra clothes and a towel for after your activity so the drive home is a little dryer!

Canoe Hire – £15 per hour
Sit-on-Top kayak – £10 per hour
Katakanu (max 6 people) – £20 per hour
Stand-Up-Paddleboard – £15 per hour
Rowing Boats – £20 per hour

Launch Your Own

If you have your own equipment, we would still love to accommodate you with our own facilities for launching. Our launch facilities are available during Weekends, School Holidays & Bank Holidays.

Day Ticket – £12 per board
10 Launch Card – £90

Sailing Dinghies
Day Ticket – £20 per dinghy
10 Launch Card – £150

Paddle Sports (Sit-on-tops, kayaks, open canoes and stand-up paddleboards):
Day Ticket – £6.00 per craft
10 Launch Card – £45.00

Sale Water Ski Club

Sale Water Ski Club is a small club run on a voluntary basis located in Manchester. Find out more at

Open Water Swimming

Open Swim UK run 4 sessions of open water swimming every week between May and September at Sale Water Park. Find out more at

Engine Test

You are also welcome to come along and test your motor boat engines at Trafford Water Sports Centre between 11:00-13:00 during weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. We do allow bookings in advance outside of these times as well.

Third party insurance is required for engine test and cannot be obtained from the water sports centre. This must be acquired prior to engine test at Trafford Water Sports Centre.

Third Party Insurance for windsurfing can be found at the Royal Yachting Association at

Third Party Insurance for canoeing can be found at the British Canoe Union at

Important Launching Information

If you have your own equipment, we would still love to accommodate you with our own facilities for launching. Our launch facilities are available during Weekends, School Holidays & Bank Holidays.

A launch form must be completed on arrival before launching a vessel.

Please note: Buoyancy aids must be worn at all times. All paddle sports are restricted to a zoned area (within Orange buoys). All launching charges include the use of the changing facilities and showers. A manned Safety Boat is available to people launching who are in danger.

For all enquiries or to book an instructed session please call 01782 722226 or CONTACT US today!
Our friendly, expert qualified team will be happy to get you started in your chosen activity or help you progress your skills.

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