If you are looking for an alternative to traditional watersports for your group to have a go at, this is it!
The 1.5 hour session will provide an exciting introduction to paddleboarding and the group will learn all the basics needed to enjoy the sport.
Following registration at the boat centre you will meet your coach. They will fit you with your equipment and you will be given a short safety briefing and explanation in the use of the equipment before going onto the water. The session will take place on a calm stretch of the River Leam. You will be taught how to balance and control the board so you can enjoy a river trip up though the Victorian gardens and into the nature reserve, learning some more skills on the way.
When can you book?
We are open year round for bookings, although most of our activities take place between March and October.
During the main season (Easter to October) we are open 7 days a week, and when daylight allows we take evening bookings (approx mid April to mid September).
Maximum number: 16
A minimum fee applies equivalent to 8 people.
Larger groups can be accommodated with mixed activity sessions e.g. SUP, canoe and kayak at the same time.
SUP taster sessions are available at Leam Boat Centre.
Initially, phone or e-mail to arrange your date and time and check availability. We can make a provisional booking and reserve your slot in the diary.
To confirm your booking, we require a deposit of approximately 50% of the expected total (if the start date is more than 2 weeks ahead) or full payment if within 2 weeks of the start.
Final confirmation of numbers and full payment is required at least a week in advance of the session. This allows us to make sure we have the correct number of staff in place for your session.
We can accept payment either by cash, card, online or bank transfer. For schools/colleges an official purchase order is also acceptable to confirm your booking.
Please note we are unable to accept individual payments from course participants on our discounted adult group prices.
Upon confirmation of your booking, we will e-mail the group leader some information for participants about what to wear and bring, and a consent form. It is the responsibility of the group leader to disseminate this information as needed, and to bring completed consent forms for each participant to the first session.