If you've never tried kayaking or haven't been on the water for a long time, come down and have a go! You'll be provided with a sit-on-top kayak (Ocean Kayak Scupper Pro), a fast, safe and stable boat. You'll also have your own buoyancy aid and paddle and two hours on the water to do your own thing. One of our shore-based staff will be on-site to keep an eye on you and there is RIB safety boat cover on the water provided by the watersports centre.
This is a great event for families of all ages and abilities but remember that all children must be accompanied by their legal guardian at all times as this event is unguided.
The event is held on inland non-tidal freshwater and there are good facilities on site including free parking, toilets and showers and a cafe offering hot food and drinks. Maximum of two hours on the water - unguided, unaccompanied.
FAMILY TICKETS are available for groups of 4 guests for £84.99.
Weather Remit: A wind of a maximum of 15 knots steady blow and this includes wind gusts. The event will be rescheduled if the wind exceeds this limit. Rain, snow and other conditions don’t generally affect our ability on the water. Exceptions are sometimes made and this is at the discretion of your Lead Guide and/or the Operations Director. Your Lead Guide will make a decision based on the wind speed (including wind gusts) in combination with tide strength and direction, time of day or night and size of the group alongside other factors that may influence the safety and comfort of the entire group. NSK wants to get your event completed as soon as possible; please trust the judgement of your coach/Guide.
|Launch location||Alton Watersports Centre|
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, paddle and pfd. Decked kayaks are not available.|
|Parking||Free on site|
|Additional Notes||Family ticket for up to 4 (four) people is £84.99 - please see under 'Adventures'. Bring snacks and drinks. Decked kayaks are not used for these events. *Social distancing guidelines will be maintained on all NSK trips, courses, wild camps and events. Your Lead Guide will provide guidance during your safety briefing.*Your Coach/Guide will have a secure key safe available for the duration of your course/trip BUT we will not accept liability for loss of your car keys. We also won't be able to keep any other belongings for you; please leave these in your car or take them with you.|
This event remains scheduled to go-ahead for the scheduled date pending the current restrictions being lifted. Any changes and guests will be informed directly.
*Social distancing guidelines will be maintained on all NSK trips, courses, wild camps and events. Your Lead Guide will provide guidance during your safety briefing.*
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This was a really relaxed session for my daughter (6) and I. We just paddled around in the shallows (she had not done it before) and we bought a picnic for after and there is a playground for further kid fun. We didn't spend ages in the water and we mainly just splashed about. A great intro for Lucy and if we had a question the team were on hand.
Great time had by all the family. Kurt was very accommodating with the children (aged 8 & 11) and offered lots of advice to all. The boys were bubbling with enthusiasm. Thank you.