Experience 3 hours of kayaking tuition with an expert in the waters, allowing you to sharpen up the basic skills before progressing at a faster pace. Great exercise and a wonderful afternoon out.
- Price for 1 Participant
Experience the natural pleasures of man power and make a splash! With 3 hours of expert tuition from a BCU trained instructor, you can practice the basic skills behind the wonderfully active sport of kayaking - and maybe even a little more. Once in the water and making waves on your class, your instructor will take you along the River Leam - highlighting the beauty of the Victoria Gardens from your own personal kayak.
Kayaking has a lot going for it. Not only is it relatively inexpensive, but it's a true 'back-to-nature' activity - just you and your craft on the water, with nothing to distract you but whichever beautiful landscape you choose to surround yourself with. There's no need for fuel (apart form a good breakfast, of course!), there's no noise from engines, and it can be supremely chilled out or extremely amped up, depending on your skills and mood.
Following registration at the boat centre you will meet your instructor. They will then fit you with your equipment including buoyancy aid; cag (waterproof top) boat and paddle. The Kayaks are very stable and designed for tuition so you are unlikely to roll over unless you try hard! A full safety briefing and explanation in the use of the equipment is provided before going onto the water. The session will take place on a calm stretch of the River Leam. You will taught how to control the boat so you can enjoy a river trip up though the Victorian Gardens and into the nature reserve. Once you have mastered the basics you might even get to put them to the test with a game or two!
Great fun, great exercise - a wonderful afternoon in the great outdoors learning something new!
This Kayaking Half day lesson is available on selected weekend days approximately month from April to October.
For groups of 3 or more, the centre can schedule a course on demand.
Minimum Age: 14
Participants must be reasonably fit and confident in the water.
Swimming is not essential, as you will be wearing buoyancy aids in the water.
Experience Duration: 03:00
Time at Venue: 03:15
You should allow 3 hours for this half day kayaking lesson.
Sessions will begin at 14:30 and finish at around 17:30.
Participants: The Half Day Kayaking Lesson - Warwickshire is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 8
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
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.
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.
A very enjoyable taster to kayaking - although I did capsize my kayak!