Paddle Safer Course at Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Cambridgeshire

£ 55

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Paddle Safer Course at Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Max. group size: 12
Cancellation: Custom
£ 55

Activity Highlights:

This course is perfect for anyone new to paddling or those with limited experience who want to gain knowledge and improve their awareness of paddling safely in a sheltered water environment. Whether you paddle a kayak, canoe, stand-up paddleboard, sit-on-top, or inflatable, this course will help you stay safe on the water.

Key Details

  • Location: Hinchingbrooke Country Park, PE29 6DB
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Minimum Age: Open to all ages (recommended from age 8+)

Key Skills

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Understand the importance of safety equipment and how to use it
  • Recognise potential hazards in a sheltered water environment
  • Develop basic paddling techniques for various types of crafts
  • Improve your ability to assess and respond to different water conditions

Course Breakdown

The Paddle Safer course begins with an introduction and course overview, followed by a safety briefing that emphasises the importance of buoyancy aids and appropriate footwear. Participants will then learn paddling basics, including an introduction to different crafts and basic paddling techniques. The course also covers hazard awareness, helping participants identify and avoid potential dangers. The practical session provides hands-on practice in a sheltered water environment, and the course concludes with a review of key points and a Q&A session.

Location

The course takes place at the scenic Hinchingbrooke Country Park, PE29 6DB. This location provides a safe and controlled environment ideal for learning and practicing paddling skills.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. It is open to paddlers of all ages and skill levels who want to enhance their safety knowledge and skills.

Why Choose Us

We are dedicated to providing high-quality paddling courses in a safe and friendly environment. Our experienced instructors are passionate about paddling and committed to helping you gain the confidence and skills needed to paddle safely. By choosing our Paddle Safer course, you are taking the first step towards becoming a knowledgeable and safety-conscious paddler.

Ready to enhance your paddling safety skills? Book your spot in the Paddle Safer course at Hinchingbrooke Country Park today and paddle with confidence! 

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What's Included:

  • Professional instruction from experienced paddling coaches
  • Use of buoyancy aids
  • Access to various types of crafts for practice (kayaks, canoes, SUPs)

What's Not Included:

  • Personal travel to and from Hinchingbrooke Country Park
  • Changing rooms and showers (not available at the location)
  • Appropriate footwear (participants must bring their own, such as old trainers, secure sandals, or water shoes)

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Paddle Safer course is designed for anyone new to paddling or those with limited experience. It is suitable for individuals of all ages who want to learn how to paddle safely in a sheltered water environment. This includes those who paddle kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, sit-on-tops, or inflatables.

During the Paddle Safer course, you will learn several essential skills, including:

  • The importance and proper use of safety equipment, such as buoyancy aids.
  • How to recognise and avoid potential hazards in a sheltered water environment.
  • Basic paddling techniques suitable for various types of crafts.
  • How to assess water conditions and make informed decisions to ensure your safety.
  • Appropriate footwear such as old trainers, secure sandals, or water shoes (no flip flops or Crocs).
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for paddling and weather conditions (note that wetsuits are not provided).
  • A towel and change of clothes in case you get wet.
  • Any personal items such as water bottles or snacks (changing rooms and showers are not available at the location).
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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.

Firm

  • 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.

Strict

  • 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.

Custom Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be made against course payments or accommodation-only bookings. You are advised to take out your own personal "missed event" insurance for this eventuality. Transfers of courses may be made at the discretion of the Centre Manager, providing at least 28 days notice is given. This is dependent on availability in the current season – courses cannot be transferred to the following year.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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