Trafford What’s on & Prices

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Situated at Sale Water Park, Trafford Water Sports Centre is the location in Manchester offering various water sports from canoeing to kayaking to sailing and bellboating. We also offer a range of land based activities including archery, rocket launching and navigation.

We offer an action packed School Holiday Programme, Group Bookings, Stag and Hen Parties and Children’s Parties.

Please see below to view what’s on this season.

Trafford Watersports

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

Boat Hire

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

Boat hire is available weekends, bank holidays and school holidays during centre opening times, no advanced booking is required but please be aware that availability may be limited during busy times. We’ll kit you out with paddles and buoyancy aids and get you started.
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 / Paddlesports

For those with their own equipment, we have facilities for launching

Sit on tops kayaks, open canoes and stand up paddleboards are welcome.
Day Ticket – £6.00 per craft
10 Launch Card – £45.00


Day Ticket – £12.00 per board
10 Launch Card – £90.00

Sailing Dinghies Day Ticket – £20.00 per dinghy
10 Launch Card – £150.00

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 open

Important Launching Information

All paddle sports are restricted to a zoned area (within Orange buoys) Third party insurance is required for engine test.

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

Please note that 3rd party insurance cannot be obtained from the water sports centre, this must be acquired prior to engine test at Trafford Water Sports Centre.

Please note: Buoyancy aids must be worn at all times. 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 and bookings for sail and paddle sports call 01782 722226 or   CONTACT US today!

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