Kayaking for Two
Fancy doing something a little more adventurous on a day off? Kayaking is fun, active and a fantastic way to learn a new water based skill. Begin with a safety briefing and an outline from an expert instructor of basic handling skills. Then head 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 some games to play, all designed to make kayakers feel more at ease and competent in the water - it's a great way to end this fun-filled experience. Kayaking is one of the fastest growing watersports in the country and can't be beaten for the sheer joy of powering silently across the water.
- Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the victorian jephson gardens
- After instruction, 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.