This is a great way for kids to try out one of the fastest growing water sports and get to grips with paddling. With this experience you will get the opportunity to paddle either an open canoe or a kayak across the water. There is such a thrill in powering yourself along with a paddle in your hands. The kayaks and canoes used are very stable and designed for tuition so you are unlikely to fall out unless you try very hard! From this full day session you will be able to take on this sport in a more indepth way and if you really enjoy it, help you to progress on to BCU star awards.
Following registration you will meet your instructor who will fit you with your equipment, including buoyancy aid, boat and paddle (spray decks are available for experienced paddlers). There will then be a full safety briefing and explanation in the use of the equipment before going onto the water. Then it is time to take to the water. You may also play some games to test your new skills.
When can you go?
This experience is available on selected dates, between January and November.
How long does this activity last?
The session lasts approximately three hours including a break.
You need to know
This activity is for 8 to 13 year olds.
You must be reasonably fit and confident in the water. A medical declaration form may have to be completed before taking part. This will need to be signed by a parent, Guardian or responsible adult.
It is not necessary to be able to swim as buoyancy aids worn by everyone. You must, however, inform your instructor if you are not a confident swimmer.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
There will be other people there on the day.
Family and friends
Your're welcome to bring spectators to watch.
We can’t control the weather!
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.