Open to all, come and have a go on the water in one of our canoes or kayaks.
We use paddle sport as the collective term for either canoeing or kayaking, so with this you're able to choose which you want to do when you arrive. We have a wide selection of boats including: traditional closed cockpit kayaks, canoes (adult and child size), sit on top kayaks and tandem kayaks.
On special request we can also supply a Kata Kanu, which is a 6 person boat shaped like a catamaran. - you will need to ring us in advance if you want to do this.
These sessions are ideal for people new to the sport, but we also have regular paddlers whom enjoy the relaxed short paddle trip. The sessions tend to run as a short trip along the River Soar, learn a few skills and maybe play a game.
We always have a session Saturday mornings at 9:30am. You can book online, scroll down and click on the 'Book now' button.
Awareness of environment
- Sport specific skills
- 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. Once coaching points have been achieved participants will then get onto the water, once water confidence is achieved instructor will lead games.
What to wear
Good weather - Light weight clothing and shoes ( trainer 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 you go for a swim bring a change of footwear, spare clothes and shower kit including towel.