Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddle Boarding for Young People

Full of fun, challenging and wet paddle sports are a great activity that keep everyone involved. We offer Kayaking, Paddleboarding and Canoeing and as a BCU approved centre we can also offer accredited courses from the basic Paddle Power Start for younger participants to full instructed and certificated courses.

Paddle Sports for young people of all abilities

Paddle sports are one of the best recreational activities accessible to all ages and abilities. They are all fun, often challenging and enable everyone to stay involved.

At Caldecotte Xperience we offer Kayaking, Paddleboarding and Canoeing. As a British Canoe Union approved centre we offer accredited courses for all ages from Paddle Power Start which is ideal for for younger participants, up to full instructed and certificated courses.

Learn Kayaking at Caldecotte Xperience

We take great pride in making sure you have a wonderful and informative kayaking experience. Safety, detail and fun are the highest priorities for us, making sure you get the most out of our kayaking lessons. Lessons include teaching kayaking skills, from paddle strokes, edging, rescues and rolls.

Caldecotte Canoeing for all ages and abilities

At Caldecotte Xperience our instructors love introducing young people to new sports, and canoeing is now exception. We are keen to let you demonstrate your new found skills and techniques, and then see you progress and take your canoeing to the next level.

Rafted Canoeing – waves of fun

We also offer the challenging team-building activity of Rafted Canoeing. This involves getting two canoes tied together with ropes to make catamarans, holding 8-10 people. Using learned paddling skills groups travel around the lake taking part in games both on and off the water – moving from canoe to canoe, trying to stay dry – teamwork is essential.

Paddle boarding – anyone can do it!

Taking a paddle boarding lesson is about progressing quickly and maximising the fun factor. Our professional and BCU qualified instructors will have you up and paddling in no time. You will progress quickly and will come out of your lessons with a completely different perspective on your ability and where to go next with it. Anyone can Paddleboard – you just need to give it a go!

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Outdoor Activities & Outdoor Education at Caldecotte Xperience

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