Family Paddling

Explore the Beaulieu River’s bustling waterways in canoes & kayaks.

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Family Paddling

Designed as a first time canoeing & kayaking experience or for those with little water confidence. You'll be able to choose from a range of kayaks including singles and doubles. We also have canoes avalable if required.

On this fun and relaxed session you’ll learn the basics, try out the kit, embark on a tour of the Beaulieu River with your trusty guide and maybe play a game or two along the way.

A range of boat options will be available to choose from on the day. Under 10’s will be required to take part on a double kayak with an adult. Those younger than 8 will be most suited to a canoe, paddling with an adult (you can this choose this option on booking). All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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What's Included?

  • Full introduction to the equipment and its use
  • Up to 90 minutes of fun, learning and exploration
  • Range of stable and easy to paddle kayaks and canoes to choose from
  • Paddle tops and waterproofs provided as required
  • Qualified coach on hand to support with your skills
  • Discuss your next steps and further paddling options
  • Toilets and changing rooms available

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

Father and son enjoying a kayaking taster on The Beaulieu River.

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Watch some handy videos about our kayaking activity.

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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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£34 Adult
£19 Child


April – October


90 minutes

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