Summer 2022

Working with youth and community groups in Greater Manchester? We have a limited number of sessions available in the Summer, get in touch for further information or visit our groups page below.

0161 301 2673 or

Spring 2022

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and qualified Youth and Play Worker to join our small team. They will be required to take part in the delivery of WAC’s group kayaking, youth and play sessions, and assist in the monitoring and evaluation of all projects.

For further information please visit our vacancies page.

Autumn 2021

We are delighted to announce that group bookings are now open.

Contact us today to secure a slot on:

0161 301 2673 or

We have resumed our youth, play and water activities.

Session times may have changed.

To manage demand certain projects are for invited children and young people only.

Please enquire for further information on:

0161 301 2673 or

Winter 2021

It is Children's Mental Health week from the 1st to 7th February 2021. This years theme is Express Yourself.

For further information or details on how to get involved visit .

A big thanks to The Clay Studio based in Hulme for the Clay at Home Kits! We will be distributing the packs in the coming days.

December 2020

Season's Greetings from all at WAC

November 2020

August 2020

Our sessions are well underway for the summer. We have been making use of our new play trailer which is packed full of games, activities and adventure play equipment.

For further details about attending one of our sessions, please see here.

July 2020

We are running a number of play sessions for small groups of children and young people over the Summer.

All spaces must be booked in advance by emailing

For further information please see here.

June 2020

Our Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority (GMYCA) representatives, Connie and Myrtle, from our Chorlton Water Park project have been busy attending virtual meetings in the last few months.

Have a look at the latest GMYCA newsletter for further information.

May 2020

Even though are sessions are not running we have been busy delivering a number of activity packs to WAC's members.

Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for further information.

April 2020

We have launched two new pages for children and young people to acess whilst WAC remains closed because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

Activities to try at home - updated on a regular basis with fun games, craft ideas and water themed fun!

Help and support - we recognise that this is a dofficult time for many so we have put together a webpage bringing together the most useful links and organisations.

For important updates, please see here.

March 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus) update:

We are sorry to announce the closure of WAC's Youth & Play Clubs and visiting groups until Sunday 5th April 2020. We will review this decision and provide a further update on Monday 30th March 2020.

For more information please see here.

Last chance to secure a free session!

We still have a limited number of free kayaking sessions available for groups from Bolton, Rochdale and Wigan!

Complete the following Booking Enquiry Form or see our Groups page for further information.

February 2020

We have two events planned this month!

  • A Kayaking and water-play session in Newton Heath on Wednesday 19th,

  • BMX and games at Clayton Park on Friday 21st.

Take a look at our Festivals and Events page for further information.

January 2020

Did you know WAC has rooms available to hire?

Situated beside the Ashton Canal, less than a five-minute walk from Cemetery Road tram stop, our Lock Cottage and Clubhouse are the ideal rooms to book for your meetings, workshops or classes.

Why not add a kayaking session for the perfect day out!

For further information visit our room hire webpage:

Room Hire

December 2019

WAC are now part of the Litter Hub network!

We have equipment available for community members to book - just call in for further information or contact us on: 0161 301 2673 or

Quality in Action Award!

We were delighted to be awarded the Quality in Action Award by Action Together recently. It shows a commitment to quality assurance and continuous improvement to a range of areas, more below:

November 2019

Free sessions still available!

If you run a youth club, play scheme or an education or community project, we want to hear from you.

Bookings are available daytimes, evenings and some weekends and whilst our primary focus is on young people we do cater for older groups as well.

And the great thing is, thanks to the way we’re funded, many groups can have their sessions for FREE or at a very low cost.

Enquire today for more information!

October 2019

Launch of our new website!

WAC are excited to announce the launch of our new website. Our plan was to provide a clear picture of the various Youth and Play Projects that we offer, information about WAC and detail how you can access our exciting kayaking and water-play activities.