River Explorer Family Kayaking Trip

River Explorer Family Trip

Brantham, Essex

Price: £39.99 p/seat
Telephone 01473 375026 for upcoming availability.

Enjoy a three-hour event taking in the lower end of the beautiful Stour river as a family. Your Guide will lead you at a gentle pace towards Flatford Mill, a little hamlet hugging the river banks below East Bergholt, home to the English landscape painter, John Constable. There is a lot of bird and bug life through the reed beds and along the banks of the River Stour and the river bed can be seen through the clear water, filtered by the abundant vegetation bordering the river. Your Guide will point out various bird species as well as the abundance of water beetles and insect species along the river.

The stop at Flatford Mill will afford a visit to the National Trust’s Bridge Cottage which shouldn’t be missed and you can take a look at an exhibition about Constable and enjoy the riverside Tearoom. Your Guide will wait with the boats for your return and you'll have an hour at Flatford Mill before we embark on our return journey. Hot drinks and cakes are available from the tearoom at Flatford Mill but don't forget we include both at the start of your journey at the Cattawade.

Flatford is great walking countryside so upon your return and a short drive up the hill to East Bergholt, you can take the family out for a pleasant walk across the meadows with the dog or simply step back in time and absorb the places Constable knew and loved so well. This is a beautiful part of our countryside and a 'must-see' and doing it by kayak is a unique, sedate and memorable way of visiting this historical site. Children love the adventure of kayaking and layered warm clothing will keep you comfortable whilst enjoying this unique experience.

DISCOUNTS (Simply book your numbers and your discounts will be applied to your invoice)
Family x2 79.99
Family x3 £99.99
Family x4 £119.99

Minimum of 10 years of age

Launch location Cattawade, River Stour
Departure time
Kayakers - Final times will be confirmed a week prior to the trip based on the tides at the launch site. See Guide Notes tab for final confirmed launch time.
Hikers - Departure time is as stated.
Equipment Sit-on-top kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid provided for each guest.
Parking free in small car park.
Additional Notes Hot chocolate and a slice of cake for each guest before we launch. Sit-on-top kayaks, paddle and buoyancy aids are included for each guest.



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