Kayaking & canoeing courses

We offer a variety of kayaking and canoe courses for school and group bookings. We also run holiday clubs and private tuition for 8 years and up can be booked bespoke.

Go Canoeing! junior taster Sessions

10-1200 paddlepower taster saession for juniors

Sessions run  Every Saturday from April 6 to September 28.

Cost: £20 per person

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If you would like a bespoke experience we run taster sessions for many of our water sport activities, including kayaking and canoeing at a time more convenient to you. These can be taken singly or in any combination of two or more activities. See our taster sessions for more details and prices.

Alfriston trip on the River Cuckmere.

We will be offering a guided tour with one of our British Canoeing coaches up the river towards Littlington and Alfriston when the tides suit the journey, typical journey times are approx 4 hours. Starting and finishing at the Cuckmere centre. You can paddle a kayak, sit on top or a Stand Up Paddle board. This is a days paddling, You must be able to paddle a kayak steer and be competent at paddling to embark on this trip. We will assess your ability before leaving the meanders so please be honest when you book or you will be turned away on the day! Taster sessions are available, please see above.

Cost: £34pp inc equipment.5 hour trip. per person

  • April 20 – 1130- 1630 approx.
  • May 04 – 1030-1530 approx.
  • June 22 – 1300-1800 approx.
  • July 06 – 1300-1800 approx.
  • July 20 – 1300-1800 approx.
  • August 03 – 1230-1730 approx.
  • August 31 – 1200-1700 approx.

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British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards


Paddle Start Award – adult taster session.

Experience your first session on the water; learning useful skills for an enjoyable paddling experience. It aims to provide you with the basic knowledge to enable you to safely get in and out of your boat, make it move and return to your start point. This is your first step into the world of paddling, ensuring you feel safe, confident and ready to progress to the Discover Award

sessions run 14-1600 every Saturday April 6 to September 28.

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Paddle Discover Award

Your Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, taking you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler. Learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; giving you the confidence to progress to making your own choices with the Explore Award.

  • April 4, 8 13, 20, 27.
  • May 4, 18, 25, 27, 29.
  • June 1,15,22.
  • July 6, 13, 27
  • Aug 17, 31
  • Sept 7, 14

Cost: £94 per person

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Private booking rates:

Number in group  Adult/junior
1-to-1 coaching £128pp
2 – 8 participants  £94pp

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Paddle Explore Award

Your Explore Award gives you ownership; allowing you to choose where you move next in the world of paddlesport. Working with a coach you will be able to develop a programme that suits what you need. Learning to make confident choices with this individualised approach. Recognising your ability to independently paddle your chosen craft in a sheltered water environment

  • April 5 & 6
  • for bespoke dates please contact us.

Cost: £168 per person

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Private tuition rates.

Number in group Adult/junior
1-to-1 coaching £230
2 – 8 participants £168pp

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3 star awards can be run on request please contact us for details.

Check out our holiday club for various kayaking courses (8 – 16 year olds) across Easter, May and summer holidays.

Got some questions? Then please call

01323 417023