Fancy doing something a bit more adventurous on a day off? Kayaking is fun, active and a great chance to learn a new skill. Begin with a safety briefing and an outline of basic handling techniques from an expert instructor. Then go out onto the water in a one-person kayak for a relaxing river trip through the Victorian Jephson Gardens and into the nature reserve. There may even be a chance to play some games specifically designed to aid competence in the water - it's a fun way to end a satisfying experience. Kayaking is one of the fastest growing watersports in the country and can't be beaten for the sheer pleasure of powering silently across the water.
- A mini adventure on water
- Power across the water in a one-person kayak
- Safety briefing, equipment and expert tuition included
- Beginners welcome - just bring a sense of fun and a willingness to get wet!
- Availability Description
Sessions run on selected weekend dates around twice a month between March - October.
- Participant Guidelines
Min age 14. Participants must be reasonably fit and confident in the water. Ability to swim is not necessary as buoyancy aids are worn at all times. A complete a medical declaration must be completed (must be signed by a parent/guardian if under 18).
Kayaking goes ahead in most conditions. Very rarely flood conditions may lead to postponement - the venue makes contact if a session is postponed.
Lasts for two hours including a refreshment break. To ensure a prompt start, please arrive a few minutes in advance of the start time. Allow some time at the centre afterwards to shower and change.
- Numbers on the Day
There is a student to tutor ratio of 8:1 and everyone has their own kayak.
- Dress Code
Please wear basic sports clothes that are fine to get wet. Bring a towel and complete change of clothes. A buoyancy aid and a waterproof top are provided. Either remove or firmly secure glasses. Contact lenses may be worn.
- Other Info
You WILL get wet but there are hot shower facilities so please bring shower kit. The venue is a British Canoeing Quality Mark centre, and is licensed by the Adventure Activity Licensing Authority.