Paddling with the family with Whoosh Explore

Family Paddling

Great paddling experiences on the river.  Have a family adventure to remember. 

Our introductory taster sessions are great fun for all the family. Learn new skills with family and friends.

Family paddling sessions and bespoke paddling experiences

We run taster sessions in Kayaks and Canoes which are short paddling sessions which we have specifically developed  as a family experience enabling you to enjoy paddling together. This unique experience can be made up with boats suited to families with younger and older children where we are able to guide and instruct you in boats suited to your individual requirements. We cn combine this paddle with kayaks for older paddlers, canoes for an adult and younger paddler or just a lesson on a stretch of water which will allow kids to develop confidence on there own for the first time in a boat-  and bespoke paddling sessions can be booked as a lesson tailored to your needs.

Family sessions are a great introduction to paddling  for the whole family to get together. We bring all the equipment to the river for you to have an enjoyable adventure with your family and friends.

Sessions are for two and a half hours on a Saturday from 9:30 – 12:00 and other times on request.

Families can enjoy paddling together with kids.

We have  equipment for young paddlers from 4-9 years old who can join in with paddling activities with their family in our canoes.

Older paddlers over 9 enjoy the freedom that our kayaks offer,  as they are easy to paddle and pretty stable to use.

Our boats also benefit from having a deployable skeg which keeps paddlers heading in the right direction when learning paddling techniques and ideal for first time paddlers. 

Paddling qualifications with whoosh Explore

PaddlingUK sessions  and qualifications we offer as a club.

Paddleuk Courses

Whoosh Explore Canoe Club runs courses for beginners to white water rapid riders and develop your skills to help you to tackle everything from a river trail to white water rapids with confidence. Paddling courses are recommended for  paddlers wanting to develop paddling skills.

We offer courses and qualifications and deliver courses for adults, young people or families that would like to learn to new paddling skills  

Paddleuk Canoeing - Start Paddling

Introduction to paddling on the River Stort from Bishops Stortford on a 2 hour fun packed paddling session we have the aim to get you started on your paddle sport journey and will be delivering the skills to help you gain confidence in a canoe or kayak. sessions are just the right length  to see if paddling is for you, with an easy to paddle boat for those new to the sport.

Discover Paddling Training

The Discover paddling course will help you to develop the fundamentals of paddle sport. on the course you will concentrate on developing your paddling skills to ensure you are able to paddle with confidence. On these trips we build on your skills and get you ready to start having your own adventures on flat water and we have the facilities to develop your moving water skills on our trips away.

Explore Canoeing Training

Take your paddling skills to the next level from  flat water to white water experience evenings and weekends, learning to paddle  efficiently on moving water in canoes and kayaks. Develop your canoeing and kayaking  techniques to paddle in safely in dynamic environments. 

Paddling Assessments -We are able to offer a wide range of paddling skills and safety qualifications to develop your paddling in a safely via the club.

Family Paddling sessions are take on the River Stort which offers a great environment for learning to paddle.

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