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1-Hour Learn to Kayak Session - Queens Dock, Liverpool

From £ 20

Queens Dock, Liverpool

1-Hour Learn to Kayak Session – Queens Dock, Liverpool
Minimum age: 10
Queens Dock, Liverpool
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Flexible
Start time(s): 10:15, 14:15
Duration: 1 hours
From £ 20

Activity Highlights:

Our introductory kayaking session is designed for beginners who want to learn the basics of kayaking. Our experienced Paddle UK (formerly British Canoeing) instructors will guide you through fundamental skills, ensuring you gain confidence and enjoy the freedom of being on the water.

Key Details

  • Ages: 10+
  • Location: Queens Dock, Liverpool
  • Duration: 1.5 hours

Key Skills

  • Paddling in a straight line
  • Turning and stopping your kayak
  • Getting in and out of the kayak
  • Exploring the dock system

Lesson Breakdown

In your first lesson, you will be introduced to the essentials of kayaking. You will start by learning how to paddle effectively in a straight line, a crucial skill for maintaining control on the water. Our instructors will then teach you how to turn and stop your kayak safely, ensuring you can navigate the dock system with ease.

As you become more comfortable, you will practice getting in and out of your kayak, an important skill for any kayaker. Throughout the session, you will have the opportunity to try different types of kayaks, including sit-on-top kayaks and closed cockpits, allowing you to find the style that suits you best.

Location

Queens Dock in Liverpool provides the perfect setting for your kayaking adventure. With a range of docks to explore, you will enjoy the unique experience of paddling through this historic and vibrant waterfront area.

Prerequisites

Participants must be at least 10 years old, able to swim 25 metres, and no previous kayaking experience is required.

Why Choose Us

Our centre is part of Local Solutions, a charity dedicated to working with disadvantaged groups around the Liverpool City Region and North Wales. We are committed to making watersports accessible to everyone, welcoming a diverse mix of visitors, from local residents to school groups.

Our long history, starting in 1979 on the Leeds Liverpool Canal and moving to Queens Dock in 1994, highlights our dedication to the community and to providing a wide range of activities for all.

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What's Included:

  • Wetsuits
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Safety equipment
  • Instruction from qualified Paddle UK instructors

What's Not Included:

  • Personal swimwear
  • Towel
  • Footwear suitable for water activities
  • Transport to and from the meeting point

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should wear a swimsuit or clothing that you are comfortable getting wet in.

We provide wetsuits, but you will need to bring a towel and footwear that is suitable for water activities, such as old trainers or water shoes.

No previous kayaking experience is necessary for this session. Our instructors are trained to teach beginners and will guide you through all the basic skills you need to get started.

Yes, participants must be at least 10 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone must be able to swim 25 metres.

We conduct sessions in most weather conditions, as kayaking can be enjoyable in various types of weather.

However, if there are severe weather conditions, we may need to reschedule the session for safety reasons. In such cases, we will contact you to arrange a new date.

Everyone who takes part in any activities must be water confident and be able to swim 50m in a buoyancy aid.

Yes there are changing and shower facilities with lockers to store your personal belongings at a cost of 20p.

Yes, our onsite cafe serves hot and cold food.

It’s open April – September:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm 

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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