Mountain Biking

Waterside is one of the closest holiday resorts to purpose built mountain bike trails at Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin. These fun yet challenging trails wind up and down hill through trees and tight turns, making it an exciting activity for riders of all abilities. This is now Cornwall's premier mountain biking venue, but there are plenty of other rugged trails to explore. For guided rides we recommend Mobius Bike Trails.



Learn to surf at one of the many fine surfing beaches on Cornwall's north coast. This is one of the must-do activities to experience while in Cornwall. Surf schools in the area cater for all ages and abilities, and many can also arrange private family lessons or one-to-one tuition. We recommend surf lessons with the Rip Curl English Surf School, part of Newquay Activity Centre, based at Fistral Beach in Newquay - the surfing capital of Europe.


A high ropes course through the trees in the Tamar Valley offers a 'treesurfing' experience you will never forget. This challenging activity will test your wits and head for heights as you make your way around the canopy course. You can also combine this activity with a tree jump or zip wire ride back to the ground. This activity is available exclusively through Tamar Trails Centre, about 35 minutes from Waterside Resort.


If you're feeling adventurous you can throw yourself in at the deep end with a coasteering trip along the North Cornwall coast. Coasteering involves swimming, climbing and jumping your way along the coast in and out of rockpools, gullies, caves and whirlpools. All tremendous fun, with trips to to suit all ages and abilities from 8yrs upwards. For exciting coasteering adventures check out Newquay Activity Centre.

Guided Walks

Cornwall has some of the best walking countryside in the UK, whether you fancy moorland, valley, estuary or coastal. You will see many fantastic views along the way and see all kinds of points of interest, including scenic coves, historic sites and pretty fishing villages. Grab a map and head out on the trails. Or hook up with our friends at Tour Cornwall who will be happy to take you on guided walks to the best parts of Cornwall.


Canoeing on the Tamar River is a tranquil and relaxing activity which is perfect to do with friends or family. Under the supervision of a guide you will paddle open-top Canadian Canoes along the river which cuts through the stunning, tree-lined Tamar Valley. For Canoeing in this location, we recommend the Tamar Trails Centre, which is only a 35-minute drive from Waterside Resort.

Sea Kyaking

Go sea kayaking in Cornwall. Take a guided paddle along the North Cornwall coast with Cornish Rock Tors. A sea kayaking trip includes all equipment and instruction, using sit-on-top kayaks to explore coves, caves and marine wildlife. It's an awesome way to see the coastline from the water.

Beach Ranger

This is a kids club where children are given a fun, educational guided exploration of the beach and rock pools under the guidance of a beach safety and marine wildlife expert. This activity takes place at Fistral Beach, exclusively through Newquay Activity Centre.


Bodyboarding is a great way to try wave riding for the first time in Cornwall. It's very similar to surfing but is easier to pick up and is great for families with small kids. We recommend bodyboarding lessons at Fistral Beach in Newquay with Newquay Activity Centre.

Rock Climbing

Go rock climbing in Cornwall. This activity is perfect for small groups of friends or family members who want to do a fun, challenging activity together. There are great beginner climbing routes very close to the Waterside resort. We recommend rock climbing lessons and guided climbs with Cornish Rock Tors.