With Kayaking being one of the oldest forms of water travel, started by the Inuits in the Arctic Circle using boats covered in animal skins, it is both an educational and intriguing activity, as it gives you insight into how it may have been used by your ancestors as a means of travel – as well as working on your co-ordination, balance and self confidence.

Kayaks are a single-person craft so you are completely in charge, promoting self-confidence and balance. However, our qualified instructors won’t be too far out of reach, leading sessions that will teach you the basics, from paddling forward, to using your paddle to either stop, slow down or turn with the minimum of fuss. Before you know it, you to will be gliding around the island on Woodland Adventure’s lake.

Although kayaking is a solo activity, we do incorporate team building exercises into the sessions. Whether it’s mini races, or getting you to stand up and walk across the boats, the sessions are filled with challenges that really are fun, educational and challenging. We can also tailor sessions to involve anyone with additional requirements or special educational needs, as well as those that aren’t confident swimmers.

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This activity promotes

  • Water safety
  • Self confidence
  • Balance
  • Co-ordination
  • Communication