Kids Parties

Childrens Watersports parties

Canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding offers a fantastic way for children and young people to learn a new skill, get outdoors and of course have fun.

At Canoe Trail we can tailor our parties for groups of different sizes, from a couple of hours to ½ day or a full day with canoes, kayaks or stand up paddle boards. Usually larger groups prefer a mix of different boats and boards with the opportunity for them to try different styles of paddling throughout  session or party

In particular our Giant XL Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) is a firm favourite amongst kids parties. We also find that onwater activity linked to a simple BBQ food option at the Longholme Café is very popular.

Our instructors and team are experienced at delivering kids and childrens parties for young people of all ages and abilities. We regularly work with vulnerable and nervous young people through our social enterprise Inspired Life CIC and aim to ensure all participants have fun and play/paddle safely under our supervision.

Typical itinerary for kids and children’s parties (Bedford Based):

Arrive 10am

Safety Briefing and Explanation

Equipment and Kit provided

Treasure Hunt (Land)

Canoeing, kayaking and SUP on water Activities (taster)

Get Wet (Splash wars / hang ten)

Wrap up session

Optional Food BBQ at Café

Finish 12.30

We can also provide different themes including;

  • Pirates and explorers (On water activity)
  • Canoe, kayak and SUP races (On water Activity
  • Raft Building
  • Hang Ten Challenge (on Water Activity)
  • Canoe Journey (On water Activity)
  • Fun and Games such as canoe tug of war (on Water Activity)
  • Nature treasure hunt
  • Campfire Cooking (based at our woodland)
  • Shelter building and bushcraft (based at our woodland)
  • River crossing challenge (based at our woodland)


Andrew Scott – 5 Star Review

"Wonderful day paddle boarding as a birthday treat for my daughter and her friends - thank you and especially to Dean who looked after us so well, made it a fun day and kept us safe on the water."