Raft Building

Improvised rafting at Loch Achilty with Fairburn activity centre.

Raft Building

school group collect their rafting equipment at Fairburn

Raft Building at Fairburn

Barrels, planks, ropes and water are the recipe for a thorough soaking and great fun in this activity and within sheltered waters of our pond or local loch, Loch Achilty. It’s the ideal place to spend a couple of hours raft building.


You’re guaranteed a great session with this activity and it is an ideal team challenge for large groups of adults and children.

With the aim to build a raft and put it to the test to see if it floats, you will be equipped with buoyancy aids, helmets and paddles and given a short time to design your raft.


Once your team have agreed on the design, construction can begin with a selection of materials. The rafts must be big enough and strong enough to carry the whole team in a race around the island and back to the shore, How long will your raft last?


Don’t worry if your raft sinks before you complete the trip around the island, our safety marshals will be close by to rescue you and what remains of your raft.


This activity is ideal for all types of groups from families to corporate, with it’s team building and communication elements. Raft building is great fun, especially if you have a competitive edge!

We Provide

All raft building equipment


All safety equipment





What to Bring?



A spare set of clothing


An old pair of trainers

Activity Options and Costs

1 hour session – £20 per person