Family Paddling

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Family Paddling in The New Forest

Enjoy a gentle introduction and guided canoe and kayak tour of the stunning Beaulieu River Nature Reserve. This 90 minute, family friendly activity is great for all aged 18 months+ and with your expert guide, you’ll soon get to grips with the art of paddling. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Adults are welcome without children, if a longer tour would be too much.

Spend time exploring the hidden creeks and waterways of the stunning Beaulieu River whilst trying to spot the varied wildlife along the way.

Buoyancy aids size down for little ones - this really is the perfect family activity.

Group price £99 for a family of 4 - Call to book!
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Family Canoeing in The New Forest

What's Included?

  • Introductions to the equipment and initial kitting up
  • 90 minute session with lots of guidance and instruction
  • Use of easy to paddle 2 and 3 seater canoes or choose kayaks (single and doubles avalable)
  • Paddle tops and waterproofs as required
  • Instruction from a qualified coach to help with your skills
  • A guided tour and a journey up or down river depending on tides and weather
  • Toilets and changing facilities available on-site
  • Dogs are welcome, just bring along a blanket or towel for them to perch on in the boat!
  • Please note: Booking availability is on per person basis, not per boat

We can run extra sessions at a time to suit you. If you can’t easily find the date you’re after please contact us and we will be happy to help.

A Dad and his son enjoying a family canoeing session with New Forest Activities.

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Watch some handy videos about our canoeing activity.

Your canoeing questions, answered

In this video, we'll answer all of your burning canoeing questions.

How to prepare for your water activity

Want to know what to wear and what to bring? Watch this video!

Book with confidence.

As one of the top things to do in The New Forest, we’re confident that what we do is excellent and provides real value for money.

However, if for any reason we let you down, you’ll be eligible for our 100% satisfaction guarantee and we’ll refund you your money, no questions asked.

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£32 Adult
£24 Child (18 months - 16 years)


April – October


90 minutes

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