The Canoe Sports Trust is fully insured and AALA accredited to offer paddlesport to Schools.

Activities include:

  • Open canoeing
  • Stand up paddle boarding (SUPs)
  • Sit on Tops
  • Mega SUPs
  • Katakanus
  • Rafts

2024 Prices

One activity bookings (for multiples of 8 students) works out at £17.50 a head.

Instructor led sessions are £140 for a minimum of 8 students – that’s as little as £17.50 each.

Schools with their own qualified Instriuctors can run their own activities for £10 per person per activity (including a wetsuit if required). We will need to conduct an assesment beforehand of any school supplied instructor before your visit.

To book, complete the online enquiry form.

Half and full day bookings

Two activities can be achieved in a 3 hour visit and can be booked either 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm or an evening 6pm to 9pm. Each visit for up to 8 participants is £260 – that’s £32.50 each!

Three activities can be achieved in a 4 hour visit and can be booked anytime between 9am and 6pm. Each visit for up to 8 participants is £360 – that’s £45 each! A maximum of 48 participants can be managed at the same time, with 16 people doing any one of the three activities at the same time.

If you have all day to spare anything up to 7 hours, we can achieve 4 activities that includes time for lunch and breaks. Full day visits can be booked for any 6 or 7 hour durations between 9am and 9pm. Our charge for 8 students is the same price as our charge for three activities which is £360 – that’s £45 each! A maximum of 64 participants can be managed at the same time, with 16 people doing any one of four activities at the same time.

If taking the four activity option, we reduce the session times from 75 minutes to 55 minutes, this ensures we finnish on time and your students leave us in time to be collected or returned to your school.

Should you wish to book a school group of more that 64 students please Email in the first instance to arrange such an event as we will need to ensure nothing else is booked on that day.

For any school booking, all water instruction is provided, though it is a schools responsibility to provide all shoreside supervision. As a fully inclusive coaching session, any SEN children can be catered for although the school will be responsible for providing any extra adult cover that may be required. We strongly advise that school groups bring snacks, a packed lunch and a soft drink.

All school bookings are based on multiples of 8 people ensuring we can achieve the required instructor ratios required of us by the adenturous activities licencing authority (AALA). With all our activities led by qualified instructors working to industry safety ratios. Each booking of eight students is allocated one instructor.

Local schools participating in mult-activity days in 2023 included Clement Danes, Parmiters, IQRA, Falconer and York House.

Progressive Development Activities

Schools that require paddlesports within the GCSE syllabus or wish to develop skills under the Duke of Edinburgh scheme can be accommodated, please contact us to discuss your requirement further.

We have access to local D of E assessors should students wish to plan for paddlesport expedition via the D of E scheme.

Local schools participating in progressive deveopment activities over a number of visits have included Chessbrook and Falconer schools.


Should you have any questions, please get in contact via

Before the Activity and on the Day

  • Make your booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment, confirming
    details of dates, times and number of participants by using the booking
  • If your requirements change, please let us know as soon as possible, remember
    everyone wants to book June and July.
  • We need to operate within strict instructor ratios and as such am unlikely to be
    able to accommodate more participants on the day than you originally
  • Please register your group on arrival & wait them outside the BLYM gate.
  • Please advise us of any participants with special medical or other needs,
    including information about weak or non-swimmers, allergies, or medical
    conditions that might endanger the group or any other factors you deem
    relevant. Students with asthma should not participate without
  • An Instructor allocated to each group will hold any group medication.
  • Medication can be returned if required in a hurry.
  • You are responsible for parental consent to participate in the activities and need
    to have next of kin details available if they are required.
  • Ensure you group has suitable clothing for the activity, everyone should have a
    towel and a complete change of clothes and footwear to be dry for the
    journey home. Only soft soled water shoes or low volume trainers are
    suitable for paddlesports (No open toe sandals or crocs are allowed).
  • Teachers or teaching assistants are required to be in attendance to supervise
    participants if for any reason a student returns to the shore.
  • We cannot be responsible for valuables that are left in clothing or bags and
    ask that you make arrangements for such items to be secured.