• All weather activity: Yes
  • Can accommodate multiple groups per session: Yes
  • Great for a team challenge: Yes
  • Involves water: Yes

The BIG Santa paddle on the River Soar!

Saturday 18th December 2021

This year will be out 4th annual Santa Paddle on the River Soar in Leicester. we have attracted up to 60 Santa's on the water each year. We can provide a variety of boats, paddles and buoyancy aids. We can also supply Santa Suits at a small cost. Some of our Santa's have used this event as a Charity Fundraiser. As the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre is a Charity we would welcome any donations.

Santa Paddle a group of Santa Claus's in canoes and kayaks

Festive dress encouraged!

We have a limited number of Santa suits available for a donation (suggestion £3).

You will be given a buoyancy aid to wear under your Santa suit when you arrive.

Santa Paddle Canoes and Kayaks on the River Soar

The trip takes about 2 hours including a mince pie and hot drinks.

The Centre will open at 9am.  (Please arrive between 9:00-09:15am)  

We plan to be on the water and leave at 09:30. We will paddle along the River Soar towards Birstall, where we all group up at Birstall Lock ready for the return journey to the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

Parking is available at the LOPC.

The Santa Paddle starts and finishes at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

Minimum age


What to wear

Dress for the weather on the day - a Santa suit to wear over all your clothes and your buoyancy aid.  We recommend GLOVES for everyone!

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