START KAYAKING TASTER SESSIONS
This is your taster session in canoe or kayak. You will experience your first session on the water; learning the fundamental skills for an enjoyable time Canoeing or Kayaking. We will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to enable you to get on the water safely and make your boat move in all directions, with fun and games along the way.
After the session you will have gained your British Canoeing Paddle Start Award (and certificate!). The skills learnt in the session will make you feel safe and confident when out canoeing or kayaking with a group of more experienced paddlers.
The Start Canoeing/Kayaking Award will give you the confidence to begin progressing towards making your own choices and paddling independently and acts as a great stepping stone into the PADDLE DISCOVER AWARD.
All Kit and Equipment is provided such as Wetsuits, Bouyancy Aids etc.
Who is this course for? Anyone from age 8 years old who would like to experience canoeing or kayaking for the first time!
What we may cover: Kit and equipment, launching and landing, forward paddling, stopping, turning, moving sideways, fun and games!
What to Bring: Swimwear or Quick Drying layers to go underneath a wetsuit, an old pair of shoes you don’t mind getting wet and a towel. Fleeces and wool jumpers are an additional layer that can be worn in winter times.
Duration: 90 mins
Afterwards: Why not enjoy a drink or snack from the centre whilst enjoying our fabulous views or hire some equipment out and practice all those new skills learnt. Multi activity day options at discounted rates also available, please enquire before the day of your event to see what other activities are on offer.
Cost: £20 per session inclusive of your instructor and all the equipment required.
Other Options: Too basic? Have you thought about our Paddle Discover courses?
Activity Dates, Availability and Booking:
Click on the activity dates below for more details, availability and details of how to book your place. Additional activities are run by arrangement. Please contact us for more information or to arrange an additional date.
You will experience your first session on the water; learning the fundamental skills for an enjoyable time Canoeing or Kayaking. We will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to enable you to get on the water safely and make your boat move in all directions, with fun and games along the way.