Raft Building

Prices from £20 pp

Hen parties with a Bear Grylls twist on water!

NB please be aware outside of the Summer Seasons bookings the centre is closed on Saturdays

Tired of the same old Hen Weekend activities and looking for something truly different for you and your fellow hens to do in Manchester over the weekend? Then give raft building a go - it involves barrels, planks, ropes, water and the possibility of getting completely and utterly soaked. Test your construction skills while having a major laugh........


The Salford Watersports centre is situated just a few minutes walk from Salford Quays tram stop so it's easy to get to the hen rafting location. The tricky bit is how long will your sailors knots last?

After an initial safety briefing the experienced instructors will be on hand to supervise the ensuing madness! These raft building sessions run in groups of 8 hens per instructor.  The session lasts one and a half hours- fifteen minutes to prepare, one hour on (or possiby in!) the water and fifteen minutes packing away. The above price is a per hen cost based on a one and a half hour session.

Having demonstrated how good you are at raft building a great place to relive the highights is at the pub next to the watersports centre where you can get some much needed food or liquid refreshment. Just make sure any drinking is done only after your session - not only may your raft possibly struggle to stay float but the centre reserves the right to stop people participating if they feel they are under the influence of alcohol.

Not a hen group and still interested in raft building in Manchester? Simply email us or call 07970 047821 to enquire or book.