Reva Scouts Water Activity Centre

Reva Scouts Water Activity Centre provides

  • RYA Sailing Courses,
  • RYA Powerboat Courses and
  • Water Activity Sessions which can include
    • sailing,
    • kayaking,
    • open canoes,
    • rowing,
    • paddleboarding,
    • bell boating and
    • raft building

We are an accredited RYA Training Centre and are able to offer both RYA youth and adult scheme courses for Scout and Guide members. 

For a small additional fee you can make use of our secure dinghy park and sail your own craft both when safety boat cover is available and on a “Buddy Sailing” basis. 

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REVA Scout Water Activity Centre is based on Reva Reservoir enjoying stunning panoramic views across the Aire Valley. 

Access is off Bingley Road, just above Hawksworth, LS20 8PW.

Water Activity Sessions

We can make the following activities available, subject to the weather on the day and the availability of qualified instructors:

RowingRaft Building
Sailing as a TeamPaddle BoardingCanoeing

We will normally provide up to five activities from the above selection based on the number of participants, instructor availability and the weather.

In a two hour session there is only time for participants to take part in three activities which will be determined by a rota system. It will not be possible to allow participants to choose activities but everyone will still have a great time.

We can make the following activities available, subject to the weather on the day and the availability of qualified instructors:


How much does it cost?

Please click here to view a copy of the latest Reva Price List or contact the booking secretary on 

Number of Participants

The maximum numbers for our water activity session are dependent on the size of buoyancy aids that we have. We can currently take a maximum of 40 Scouts, 30 Cubs, or 20 Beavers per session.

Available Dates and Session Times
  • Water activity sessions can be booked from the beginning of May through to the end of September.
  • Due to an ever increasing demand for these popular Water Activity Sessions we only have a limited number of 2 hour sessions available for booking. A two hour weekend session is from 1000 – 1200 noon or from 1300 – 1500 and an evening session is from 1830 – 2030.
  • Evening sessions are offered Wednesday to Friday only. We prefer same age-group bookings where possible.
  • The Water Activities we offer on these sessions are aimed at Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. Beaver and Parent activities will be advertised separately.
  • Wharfedale District Scouts bookings take priority and can be made from 1st January. 
  • Bookings from outside the Wharfedale Scouts District can be made from 1st February onwards (spaces permitting).
  • West Yorkshire North Guides have separately arranged two full days of water activities which should be booked via the Guide County Office. We would appreciate Guide Leaders contacting their County or District Water Activities Advisor in the first instance regarding water activities.
  • Contact details and booking forms below.
Dates for your diary for upcoming events at Reva in 2024
  • Saturday 23 March – Pre-season Working Party
    Meet at Reva from 1000 hours onwards. Jobs to do include:
    • boats on water,
    • check buoyancy aids/helmets,
    • check rafting kit,
    • fill pot holes on top road.
  • Sunday 14 AprilRYA First Aid Course 09:00 – 17:30 hrs
    For further details contact
  • Sunday 26 May – Sailing Course
    For further details contact
  • Sunday 30 June – Sailing Course
    For further details contact
  • Saturday 27 July – Dragon Boat Racing Day
    See details below under Fundraising.
Fundraising for the Internal Refurbishment Project at Reva

You can help raise funds by taking part in any of the following ways:-

  • Saturday 18th May – Otley Show
    We are looking for volunteers to help run a stand at the Otley Show to promote Scouting in Wharfedale. If you can chat about all things great about Scouting (for Young people and Adults) or help run some Scout activities then please get in touch.
    You don’t need to be a Scout Leader, a permit holder or have a DBS check.
    In addition there will be a climbing wall (operated by an external provider) and we are looking for volunteers to help with the kitting up and taking money. 
    If you would like to be involved then please contact
  • Monday 6th May – Ilkley Carnival
    Can you help us to raise funds for Reva by signing up to volunteer at the Ilkley Carnival on behalf of Reva Scouts Water Activity Centre?
    Roles include:
    • setting up, closing down, parade bucket collector, supervising on the gates,
    • litter picking, parade traffic marshalling and ticket selling.
      Click on the online form on their website for times, days and roles available. Just remember to sign up on behalf of Reva!
  • Saturday 27 July – Dragon Boat Racing Day. (See flyer)
    Come and join in the fun and enter a Dragon Boat with a team of 8 people for £100 per race. Food and refreshments are provided, supporters and volunteers are welcome. To find out more please contact
  • Great news, we’ve registered Reva Water Activity Centre with #easyfundraising, which means over 7,500 brands will now donate to us for FREE every time you use #easyfundraising to shop with them. These donations will help SO MUCH, so please sign up to support us – it’s completely FREE and doesn’t take long. Scan the QR Code or sign up here:  
  • If you want to share ideas or suggestions on how to support the fundraising efforts please feel free get in touch – we want to hear from you!
Consider Donating to Reva?

Please consider supporting Reva through easyfundraising by using the QR code below or click here to make a donation. Reva is entirely run by volunteers and your donation will make a big difference.


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