Kayaking & Canoeing
See the world by water
Kayaking and Canoeing on the beautiful Mote Park Lake, based in Maidstone, Kent, UK.
Mote Park Watersports Centre offer some great British Canoeing courses to get you started Kayaking and Canoeing, from sea kayaking, river canoeing, to play boating and touring kayaking.
NEW for 2019 - British Canoeing Instructor Award and the NEW personal performance awards. Please contact the centre for more information.
Scouting Paddle Sports Badge
Our courses with the paddle power scheme run alongside the scouting movement's Paddle Sports Staged Activity Badges.
British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Course
The course is open to all British Canoeing members aged 14 and over and the only prerequisites are British Canoeing membership, registration and FSRT.
This course aims to get you started, no experience necessary, learn the basic techniques. Mixed age course.
In this course you will learn rescue techniques and new paddle strokes as well as improving on your existing skills.
Paddlesport Activity Assistant Award
The Paddlesport Activity Assistant supports the delivery of paddlesport activities by developing volunteers.
FSRT (Foundation Safety and Rescue Training)
A British Canoeing course in safety in Paddlesports Craft. A day of fun and enjoyment on the water while learning.
Pool Sessions and Rolling Clinic
A rolling session where you can learn different methods of rolling a kayak.
Kayaks and Canoes are available for hire for all the family.
Learn a range of paddlesport craft towing methods.
Activities, Hire & Lessons
Enjoy some relaxed kayaking and canoeing with family and friends, or get some one-on-one tuition to improve your skill!
A tailored teaching experience by fully qualified coach to suit anyone's needs.
Assumed Knowledge: None or little knowledge/ experience
Equipment Used: Full range of Dagger and Old Town crafts used with paddles and buoyancy aids.
Instructor Qualifications: BCU Coach, First Aid, DBS checked, fully insured.
Minimum Duration: 1 hour taster sessions up to 1 day course (10am-4pm lunch 1 hour)
Minimum Age: 8-16 Youth, `16+ Adult
Activity Content: Basic fundamentals of paddling combined with some fun and games.
Ability after activity: Basic paddling ability and understanding on how the chosen craft works.
Kayak Plastic repairs
If your boat needs repairing please contact us here at Mote Park Watersports and we can repair it for you.
Kit Float Testing
Here at Mote Park Watersports Centre we can float test your kit if required.
Please contact the centre for more information.
We can service your paddling kit if you require this.
Please contact the centre for more information