Kids & Adults Learn to Canoe – BCU Courses

Please see our course summaries and date’s below

Taster sessions

Canoe or Kayak

1 hour course  just £15 per child/adultKayak Taster session

Location :- Grove Ferry Picnic Site CT3 4BP

Start Time 10:30 Finish 11:30  – groups by arrangement

Age 9 years old to adult and beyond!

Progression can be onto the Paddlespower Passport and BCU Star awards

Current Dates Every saturday morning March to November

Paddle Start Parties and GroupsChildren's party

Paddle Start is a great way to give you confidence on the water adults welcome to (make it a family outing).  Course’s are run by our highly experienced coaches. Both adults & children will learn about river safety,  the basics of canoeing in Canadian canoes, and lots of fun canoe games.

The course is run in small fun groups generally of 8 to 12 but large groups are fine to .

  • 2 per Canadian canoe, and we can also run these courses for Kayaks,
  • great for encouraging teamwork and of course outdoor activity and an introduction to a great new sport.
  • A blast for a party!!
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  • Prices are £15 per head but may vary depending on how long the sessions are and the size of the group.
  • Time off the sessions can be any time but must be pre-booked 
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Important please – view our course detail here – Paddle Start – parents guide


To book  – email  or call us on 01227 469219

Payment – Card, Bacs or Cash

Paddle Power Passport

Locatio: Grove Ferry Picnic Site

Start Time 1030am Finish Time 1130am Sundays

Age 9 years to 13 years

The Paddle Passport courses is an introduction course ideal for kids wanting to learn to paddle, the course will work on key paddling skills to make any participant confident and safe on the water. The course is very colourful and youth centric, run by our experienced coaches, ensuring the best possible experience. The course will cover both canoe and kayak and include wet sessions where capsize and rescue drills will be practice.


To Book – email

Payment – Card, Bacs or Cash

BCU 1 Star Award

1 day course  just £ 65 per person.

Location :- Grove Ferry Picnic Site CT3 4BP

Start Time 10:00 Finish 16:00

Age 13 years old to Adult

The BCU 1 star award is ideal for adults and children who are 13 plus.  We spend the day on the water with a break for lunch so please bring a sandwich.  During the day you will learn paddling techniques which will give you confidence and control on the water. To achieve the award a controlled capsize is required at the end of the session (so please bring a change of clothes).  Participants who don’t wish to do the capsize are able to opt out if they wish and just benefit from learning paddling skills.

This is a great course for parents to do with their teenage children enjoying teamwork, bonding and outdoor activities.

Current Dates

  • We take bookings for most weekends from March to November
  • We run the courses for an minimum of 2 so please just email us and we will easily book you in.


To book – email or call us on 01227 469219

Payment – Card, Bacs or Cash

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BCU 2Star

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To book – email or call us on 01227 469219

Payment – Card, Bacs or Cash

If you can’t make this course here Please contact us and we will advertise a date that suits you.

 Please ask us about group bookings – we are flexible and able to organise dates and time groups to suit the group, just call us 01227 469219 or Contact us