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Discover Kayaking in Warwickshire

Discover what makes the sport of Kayaking the fast growing watersport. Learn all the basics under expert guidance and see just how far you come! Extreme fun guaranteed!

Price for 1 participant

Kayaking is one of the fastest growing water-sports in the UK, and it's not hard to see why: thrilling, affordable and versatile, the thrill you get from kayaking and powering yourself across the water can't be beaten. This is a full day’s introduction to the wonderful world of kayaking! 

Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre your day will begin with a safety briefing covering all aspects of the water and the kayak you will be in for the experience. Once kitted out in the safety gear, you will be ready to head on out onto the river to begin learning the basics. You will spend the day paddling on the Rivers Avon and Leam. Along the way you'll learn boat and paddle skills, so that you can control your kayak with ease. There will be the chance to paddle up close to see Warwick Castle from the river too. After you’ve had a length of time practicing the basics, you might get to take part in some on-water games and really test your skills! You may even get the chance to run a weir if you like a bit of excitement!  Those who are interested will be offered the chance to be assessed for their BCU 1 Star award on the day.

This is the perfect taster session if you're looking to try kayaking, and you are guaranteed to leave absolutely exhilarated.


Minimum Age: 14 
Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

There is no maximum age restriction, participants simply need to be physically able to get in and out of the kayak.

Your experience will last for around 6 hours out on the river.
You will stop for lunch, so make sure to bring a packed lunch. 

Sessions will start at 11am and finish at around 5pm.
There will be a maximum of 8 people per instructor.
Spectators are welcome, and there are family boats available to hire to keep your spectators entertained too.

For groups of 3 or more, availability can be on demand.

The kayak day in Warwickshire is available on selected weekend days approximately once a month from April to October
The centre can schedule a course on demand if you have a group of 3 or more.

Dates for 2016:
Sunday May 8th
Saturday June 5th
Saturday July 2nd
Sunday July 17th
Saturday August 13th
Sunday Sept 4th
You are advised to wear basic sports clothes suitable for the weather, and that you don’t mind getting wet. Sunscreen and hats are recommended for the summer months, and an extra fleece/jumper for the winter.

Shoes must be worn at all times. 
Please also bring a towel and full change of clothes for afterwards.

Full details will be sent out on booking. 
Kayaking will go ahead in most conditions. For your own safety, very rarely flood conditions may lead to postponement - the venue will contact you if ever a session is postponed.
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