Kayaking is on the Grand Union Canal which is about 1.5 miles from Phasels Wood. There are 8 kayaks plus 1 for your instructor. A session lasts 2 hours, including taking the kayaks from the lock-up to the canal side. Allow extra time for travelling, it takes 5 mins by car or 30 minutes to walk to the centre.


Instructors must have the appropriate BCU authorisation (minimum Level 1 coach & CST). At least one extra adult is required to supervise the children on the canal side.


You are advised to divide your group and have 1 or 2 changeovers, particularly if they are beginners. No more than 16 children should be at the centre at any one time. A group of up to 8 advanced canoeists may wish to use the whole session.

All participants must be able to swim 50 meters clothed.

2 hours

16 people

Ages 8+

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