Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre

The Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre operated by Leeds City Council, is situated at Tarnfield Park, Yeadon, 8 miles from Leeds City Centre. The Centre offers many sports including: Sailing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Orienteering and Off Road Biking, see the facilities section for all activities available. The Centre is a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre for Dinghy Sailing, windsurfing, powerboating and shore-based theory courses. A British Canoeing approved activity provider,a British Rowing Training Centre and is licensed by The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.

All our instructors are fully qualified and experienced to ensure a high level of safety and quality of instruction.

Online booking is currently not available, if you would like to book a course please email the centre www.sailingcentre@leeds.gov.uk or phone on 0113 378 1271.

Courses and Programmes


  • Archery (soft)
  • Bell boat
  • Birthday parties
  • Boat hire
  • British Canoe Union course
  • British Rowing Courses
  • Bush craft
  • Canoeing
  • Cave (indoor)
  • Climbing/abseiling
  • Conferencing facilities/room hire/kitchen
  • Kayaking
  • Off-road biking
  • Orienteering
  • Powerboat
  • Problem Solving
  • Royal Yacht Association courses
  • Sailing
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Tailored packages for schools, youth and community groups
  • Team building
  • Traversing wall - climbing
  • Windsurfing
  • WiFi (free)
  • Male and Female Changing Rooms
  • Baby Changing

School Packages

For further information on our school packages please go to our section on the Leeds for Learning site

We offer a wide variety of school packages ideal for transition days, GCSE qualifications and team building exercises. We take school groups of up to 30 pupils Key Stage 2 and above can take part in our activity package choosing three activities including at least one self programmed activity of problem solving or on-site orienteering. 

Instructed activities include canoeing, rafted canoeing, bellboating, kayaking, raft building, biking, indoor cave, bushcraft. Most of these activities can be run for 10 pupils with one instructor. 

For more information about the packages available please email or ring us to discuss your individual needs. 

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:30 - 12:30


Please note these are office hours all year round. We accept activities and bookings outside of these times.


  • Level entrance 
  • Automatic entrance doors 
  • Lift to first floor 
  • Accessible shower, toilet and changing facilities 
  • Adjustable height changing bed
  • Lakeside hoist 
  • Adapted equipment (dinghies, canoes and kayaks)

Local Transport

Visit www.wymetro.com for information on getting to and from Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre by public transport.