Paddle UK Paddle Start Award – Kayaking in Mudeford Quay

Paddle UK Paddle Start Award - Kayaking in Mudeford Quay

£ 60

Mudeford, Christchurch

Paddle UK Paddle Start Award – Kayaking in Mudeford Quay
Beginner
Family-Friendly, Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 8
Mudeford, Christchurch
Cancellation: Firm
Start time(s): 10:00, 14:00
£ 60

Activity Highlights:

Ready to take your first step into the world of kayaking? Join us for our Paddle Start Award, designed to introduce you to the basics of kayaking and set you on the path to mastering this exciting watersport.

Key Details

  • Ages: 8+
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price: £60 per person
  • Location: Christchurch Harbour, Dorset

Key Skills

  • Introduction to kayaking basics
  • Understanding of essential clothing and equipment
  • Techniques for getting on and off the water safely
  • Fundamentals of manoeuvring the kayak

Lesson Breakdown

Our 3-hour session covers everything you need to kickstart your kayaking journey. Starting from the complete basics, this session follows the Paddle UK (formerly British Canoeing) syllabus to ensure a comprehensive experience.

Begin with an overview of kayaking essentials, including the importance of proper clothing and equipment. Learn practical techniques for safely entering and exiting the water, ensuring you feel confident and prepared for your kayaking adventure.

Guided by our experienced instructors, you’ll then delve into the intricacies of kayak manoeuvring, mastering fundamental strokes and control techniques to navigate the water with ease.

Location

Experience the magnificence of kayaking amidst the backdrop of Christchurch Harbour in Dorset. Our quiet yet adventurous location offers the perfect setting for beginners to learn and explore.

Prerequisites

No prior kayaking experience is required. Participants must be aged 8 and above, ready to dive into the world of kayaking with enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.

Why Choose Us

At our centre, we’re dedicated to providing a safe, enjoyable, and educational kayaking experience for participants of all ages and skill levels. Our BCU-qualified instructors, led by Nick, are passionate about sharing their expertise and love for kayaking with you.

By following the Paddle UK syllabus, we ensure structured learning that empowers you to progress confidently in your kayaking journey.

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What's Included:

  • Expert instruction from BCU Level 3 Sea Kayak coach, Nick
  • Use of kayaking equipment and safety gear
  • Hands-on practice sessions in the water
  • Personalised guidance to improve your kayaking skills

What's Not Included:

  • Personal clothing and accessories
  • Food and refreshments
  • Transport to and from the meeting point

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, this session is perfect for beginners with no previous kayaking experience.

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing suitable for water activities and bringing sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle.

Yes, our sessions are open to participants aged 8 and above, making it a great family-friendly activity.

Our centre is open every day from April -the end of October subject to demand and the weather.

We don’t charge extra for things you need for each booking. So wetsuits are available to all who want to use them. Buoyancy aids are compulsory so of course you get one of those.

All our kayaks come with back supports. We have a small selection of wetsuit shoes for those who forget, but as this is a more personal thing we suggest you bring your own enclosed toe type of shoe that can get wet.

The use of all kit is included with each lesson.

Unfortunately, we don’t. A large council-owned car park in Mudeford Quay is payable by the hour. Please note that the car park can be very busy during peak season and at the weekends, so please allow plenty of time before your lesson.

All users must read, understand and sign a waiver form prior to use. This will be found in your booking email. And as per your agreement, you must follow instructions given by the team. If in doubt ask.

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  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

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  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

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  • 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

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  • 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

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