Paddlesports for Schools and Youth Groups
At Southmere Boating Centre we have provided an active programme of kayaking, canoeing and sailing tuition for school and college students for over forty years.
Many schools, colleges and youth groups come to the Centre purely for fun as they feel that learning to kayak, canoe or sail is hugely enjoyable and a tremendous opportunity for young people to gain new skills.
Additionally we can offer activities suitable for schools’ key stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 commitments and teach kayaking, canoeing and sailing as “outdoor and adventurous activity” elements of BTEC, GCSE and A level PE courses.
The centre is inspected and licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)* and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and all our activities conform to these governing bodies’ safety standards.(*Southmere Boating Centre is registered with The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) as licensed to provide the following specified activities: Kayaking, Open Canoeing, Sailing Licence details can be confirmed by calling The Licensing Service (tel: 029 2075 5715).
Our fleet includes over 100 kayaks and canoes, as well as around 40 sailing dinghies (mostly toppers and bosuns). We also provide personal buoyancy aids and protective wet-weather clothing, etc.
Students are expected to provide a complete change of personal clothing (including footwear) and a towel.
The centre is able to offer sailing, kayaking and canoeing at the present time. Southmere Boating Centre operates all year round.
How to book
The flexibility of our timetabling enables us to arrange sessions to suit college and school needs and fit in around busy schedules. Contact the centre to discuss your requirements. We need to know:
Your preferred dates
Your preferred times
Number of students
Any special requirements
We will endeavour to provide sessions that meet your requirements whenever possible.
A booking contract confirming the details of your request will be sent to you in writing.
Upon receipt the details should be checked and one copy of the booking contract signed, dated and returned to the Centre Administrator. The second copy is for your records.
Your booking is only confirmed once the Centre receives your signed booking contract.
You will then be invoiced for the booking.
Payment should be made prior to the start of the first booked session.
(April’17 to March’18)
Session booked Charge
(per group of up-to 12*)
Single session £63.30
(Up-to 1.5 hrs)
Long session £84.40
Half day £105.50
Full day £211.00
*We can cater for much larger numbers of students at any given time but we book groups in multiples of 12.
NOTE: All prices are applicable to bookings that commence after 1st April 2017.
Should you have any questions or queries about booking, please contact Giles Brunning at the Centre on 020 8310 2452 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org