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Kayaking & Canoeing

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Kayaking & Canoeing

See the world by water

Kayaking and Canoeing on Mote Park Lake and the River Medway, based in Maidstone, Kent, UK.

Mote Park Watersports Centre offer some great British Canoeing courses to get you started in Kayaking and Canoeing, from sea kayaking, river canoeing, to play boating and touring kayaking.

NEW for 2019 - British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Award and the NEW personal performance awards. 

Available Courses

Canoe and Kayak Taster Sessions

Canoe and Kayak Taster Sessions

£15 per person per hour

Come and have a go. Lots of fun and games on the water suitable for the entire family. 

Available all year round. 

Bookable in advance. 

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Scouting Paddle Sports Badge

Scouting Paddle Sports Badge

See costing under the level you require Beavers to Explorers

Our courses with the paddle power scheme run alongside the scouting movement's Paddle Sports Staged Activity Badges.

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British Canoeing Paddle Discover (1*)

British Canoeing Paddle Discover (1*)

£49 Youth + British Canoeing Fees 8-16 Youth
£69 Adult + British Canoeing Fees 16+ Adult

This course aims to get you started, no experience necessary, learn the basic techniques. Mixed age course.


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British Canoeing Paddle Explore (2*)

British Canoeing Paddle Explore (2*)

£49 Youth + British Canoeing Fees 8-16 Youth
£69 Adult + British Canoeing Fees 16+ Adult

In this course you will learn rescue techniques and new paddle strokes as well as improving on your existing skills.


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British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)

British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)

£59 + British Canoeing Fees per person
£30 per person + British Canoeing Fees with 4 or more people booking.

A British Canoeing course in safety in Paddlesports Craft. A day of fun and enjoyment on the water while learning. 


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British Canoeing Paddlesport Activity Assistant Award

British Canoeing Paddlesport Activity Assistant Award

£49 All
Free After volunteering for at least 3 months at Mote Park Watersports Centre. T&C's apply.

The Paddlesport Activity Assistant supports the delivery of paddlesport activities by developing volunteers. 


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British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Course

British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Course

£155+ British Canoeing Fees
£75 + British Canoeing Fees If 4 or more people booked

The course is open to all British Canoeing members aged 14 and over and the only prerequisites are British Canoeing membership, registration and FSRT. 

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British Canoeing Camp Craft and Expedition  Skills

British Canoeing Camp Craft and Expedition Skills

£55 + British Canoeing Fees

This module is aimed at British Canoeing Leaders wanting to expand their knowledge and experience
in guiding in their chosen environment.

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British Canoeing Environment and Sustainability

British Canoeing Environment and Sustainability

£55 + British Canoeing Fees

Much of the enjoyment we derive from paddling is created by a thriving natural environment which
we as guides have a responsibility to protect. As Guides we are ambassadors for the environment,
ensuring our activities have minimal impact. 

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British Canoeing Leadership

British Canoeing Leadership

£55 + British Canoeing Fees

This module is designed to follow on from the leadership principles explored within the British
Canoeing Leadership Awards broadening the attendee’s knowledge of leadership and to get them to
consider their style, how it may impact on their groups and whether it is always the best strategy. 

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British Canoeing Customer Experience

British Canoeing Customer Experience

£55 + British Canoeing Fees

This module is aimed at British Canoeing Leaders wanting to expand their knowledge and experience
in customer experience and putting them at the forefront of trips and journeys. 

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British Canoeing Trip Planning and Organisation

British Canoeing Trip Planning and Organisation

£55 + British Canoeing Fees

Decision making for trip planning and organisation starts potentially months ahead of getting on the
water. There are many factors in play over the planning timeframe, some are intangible and cannot
be changed like the hazards, whilst others, like the selection of the team of paddlers, are within a
guide’s control to change and influence.

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British Canoeing Introduction to Paddle - Ability

British Canoeing Introduction to Paddle - Ability

£25 + British Canoeing fees

This workshop offers attendees an introduction to understanding the number of people affected by various disabilities and the broad range of ways in which people with a disability are affected. Through a series of practical exercises, attendees will begin to investigate the challenges, real and perceived, that people with a disability face in accessing paddlesport. Through this process, participants will gain a better understanding of how they can adapt their delivery style to best support and include people with a disability in paddlesport activities. This workshop also introduces a range of bespoke, adaptive and off-the-shelf equipment that is commercially available and how this can be used to work with people with a range of impairments.

Min of 4 people booking. 

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Pool Sessions and Rolling Clinic

Pool Sessions and Rolling Clinic

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A Kayaking pool session for both Children, Adults and Familys from learning gaining confidence in water with a kayak to rolling a boat and even learning freestyle kayak tricks. Theres something for everyone! 

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General Hire

General Hire

£7 half hour
£10 one hour
£3 if you have your own craft (All Day)

 Kayaks and Canoes are available for hire for all the family. 

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Towing Clinic

Towing Clinic

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Learn a range of paddlesport craft towing methods.

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Activities, Hire & Lessons

Enjoy some relaxed kayaking and canoeing with family and friends, or get some one-on-one tuition to improve your skill!

One-on-one Tuition

£45 per hour
£199 per day (5 hours)

A tailored teaching experience by fully qualified coach to suit anyone's needs.  

Activity Session

Schools £8 per person per hour
Youth Groups £7 per person per hour

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: British Canoeing Instructor/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

£20

If your boat needs repairing please contact us here at Mote Park Watersports and we can repair it for you. 

Kit Float Testing

£10

Here at Mote Park Watersports Centre we can float test your kit if required. 

Please contact the centre for more information.

Kit Servicing

£10

We can service your paddling kit if you require this.

Please contact the centre for more information