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Adult & family kayaking and canoeing sessions

·         Learning to paddle a kayak or canoe is a lot of fun and a great way to open up the great outdoors.

·         Our half-day sessions are tailored to suit your needs, whether you’re a complete novice trying paddlesports out for the first time or an experienced paddler looking to improve your skills.

·         We can arrange our sessions around your availability. Get in touch to organise a date and time.

·         We can teach and assess British Canoeing’s One Star Award (covering foundation skills) Two Star Award (for those with some prior experience) and Three Star Awards in white water kayaking, touring by kayak or touring by canoe.

·         All our students are provided with personal buoyancy aids to be worn on and around the water and everyone we teach should be water-confident.

·         Although outdoor activities sometimes require a degree of physical fitness, we are able to cater for all abilities. If you have any doubt concerning your ability, please telephone the Centre for advice on 020 8310 2452

·         All of our sessions are under the direction of suitably qualified instructors.

·         Young people aged thirteen and above are welcome to attend if accompanied by an appropriate adult.

·         To arrange a session or course contact the centre by email at or by calling 020 8310 2452.


White Water Kayaking at the Lee Valley Olympic Slalom Course

We are able to offer tuition in white water kayaking at the excellent Lee Valley white water centre, purpose-made for the 2012 London Olympics.
Whether you’ve never paddled on moving water before or are looking to improve your white water paddling technique, get in touch with us to arrange a session.

Dates and Times: By arrangement.

Session fees: See below

Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

We can also train and assess paddlers for the BC Foundation Safety & Rescue Training course, a fun one-day course involving lots of rescues and getting wet. This is also an essential training course for anyone considering entering the BC coaching scheme.

Date and Times: By arrangement.

            Courses Fees: See below

Paddling Trips

We run trips throughout the year to a variety of venues including North Wales, the River Thames and the nearby River Medway, giving our students a taste of many types of paddling from flat-water touring to the thrill of white water.
Enjoyable in their own right, these trips also fulfil the journeying requirements of the BC 1, 2 & 3 Star Awards.

Fees and charges

Paddlesports sessions per person:


Half day session (approx 2.5 hours)


White Water training at Lee Valley

£50.00 for 2 hours including course entry fee.


£65.00 per person plus certification fee

Day trips

£65.00 per person



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