Family Paddling

We run family paddle courses  on Saturday mornings. Develop your paddling experience on the river to help you gain confidence, paddling awards and qualifications.

Our family paddling sessions  take place  on a Saturday morning, giving your family the opportunity to gain confidence and enjoy paddling together.  

Family sessions are a great introduction to the sport for the whole family  to get together. 

Sessions are for two and a half hours and normally  take place on a Saturday from 9:30 – 12:00. 

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, they ae 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 sessions with whoosh Explore

British Canoeing sessions  and Qualifications we offer as a club.

British Canoeing 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 paddle 

British Canoeing - Start Paddling

This is an 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  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

Explore Canoeing Training

Develop your paddling skills and progress from paddling on flat water to paddling efficiently on rivers and lakes in canoes and kayaks. learn to develop your canoeing and kayaking  techniques to paddle safely. During the course you will get the opportunity to explore local rivers.

Paddling   Assessments

Assessment sessions can be arranged after completion of 2 river trips or completion of the  criteria as laid down by British Canoeing. We are able to offer a wide range of paddling qualification 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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