Youth, Family & Adult Groups

If you're looking for a fun and interesting group activity for a birthday party or just want to try something different with a group of friends in the great outdoors, our paddlesport sessions offer lots of fun and excitement and let you experience a different side of London from the picturesque Regent's Canal!

All of our paddlesport sessions are run by experienced British Canoeing-accredited instructors who will help you get the most of your time on the water, whether you're an absolute beginner or a more experienced paddler. We offer a choice of craft (kayaks, canoes sit-on-tops and/or bell-boats), with boat sizes and types suitable for all ages and abilities. Group rates include the use of boats, paddles and buoyancy aids.

Minimum 1.5 hour session to give you plenty of time on the water - time flies when you're having fun paddling! All sessions start with a safety brief, buoyancy aid fitting and bankside introduction.

Sessions are available to book from 29th April 2021 (subject to easing of Covid-restrictions)

YOUTH PADDLE SESSION
Minimum age: Strictly 8 years
1.5 hour session, Max 8 people = £125.00

FAMILY PADDLE SESSION (all participants must be from the same household / official support bubble)
Minimum age: Strictly 8 years: At least 1 child under 16 per group
1.5 hour session, Max 8 people = £125.00

ADULT PADDLE SESSION
1.5 hour session, Max 10 people = £250.00

Larger / multiple groups will be split into pods to support social distancing, with an instructor for each pod.

As we are a British Canoeing affiliated club and all sessions are organised and run by British Canoeing accredited instructors, our paddlesport activities are classed as 'structured and organised paddling activity'. As such, group sizes are permitted up to our ratios / insured limits.

Due to Covid-19, we have adapted our services and activities to comply with government and National Governing Body guidelines on group sizes and physical/social distancing, with robust cleaning and hygiene protocols and Covid-19 Risk Assessments in place to minimise risk to our visitors, staff and volunteers. Activities may be reviewed or cancelled at short notice in the event that national guidance changes and/or any Covid-19 issues arise. Contact us if you require more information.

Family 'bubble' groups only: the Main Hall may be hired if you would like to extend your stay for birthday refreshments after your session (subject to availability - additional charges apply).

We also offer group sessions for schools, community and voluntary groups at discounted rates - check out the other webpages in this section for more details.

For more information about, to check availability or make a booking, please call 020 7267 6605 or email us at info@thepiratecastle.org.