Very popular activity, so much fun to learn and plenty of games to play.
Learning to paddle a kayak can be a challenge, but once you've worked it out it opens up a whole new world - giving you the chance to paddle your own boat on the river. You can learn skills such as forwards and backwards, turning, stopping and maybe even sideways.
We run kayaking parties, which are fantastic for anyone at any age. Typically we'll go for a paddle up the river, and then play paddle games including: canoe polo, tag, racing, or balancing games for those who daring enough.
As well as parties we also run taster sessions for youth groups, schools and even corporate groups. For those wishing to progress further check out our Paddlesport Skills Courses page where you can really learn to master the kayak.
Book onto an Adventure Club session, bring a group of friends or colleagues or check out our courses to learn more!
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre were the British Canoeing ‘Centre of the Year’ 2013 & 2015 and have strong ties with the organisation, we're always happy to advise anyone wanting.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not do boat hire - you must book into an session with an instructor.
Group Booking Prices - Prices listed are for 8 people
School, Youth, Charity and Community Groups - by booking date
|Price Band||30th Sept to 3rd Nov 2019||4th Nov—30th Dec 2019||2nd Jan—14th Feb 2020||15th Feb 23rd Feb 2020||24th Feb—27th March||Easter Hols 2020||Cost per head for extra children|
|Price Band||(termtime) 30th March-1st May||4th May to 10th July||13th July to 26th Aug||27th Aug to 25th Sept||27th Sept to 6th Nov||Winter 2020||Cost per head for extra children|
Other Groups - booking anytime. Prices listed are for 10 people
|Children's Parties||Adult's Parties||Corporate Bookings|
Maximum group size
• Self reliance
• Risk management
• Sport- specific
• Transferable skills.
Fundamentals of sport:
Typical session structure
The session will start with an introduction to the session laying out what is to be expected, including an health and safety brief. Participants will then be given some coaching points that will aid their knowledge for the activity. We aim to get on the water as soon as possible.
What to wear
Good weather - light weight clothing and shoes (trainers or wet suit shoes – not wellies or hiking boots). Remember sun cream and a hat when it’s sunny. Poor weather – a number of layers of clothing with, if possible, a windproof jacket and fleece.
In case that you get wet bring a change of footwear, spare clothes and shower kit including towel.