Experience a special birthday party with a difference! Canoe Trail birthday parties involve fun and games on the water or outdoor activities at our riverside outdoor center.

We love to see kids enjoying their special day with friends in the great outdoors taking part in adventurous things. The perfect way to make lasting memories! The bonus is that it's a good way to burn off excess energy by paddling, jumping in, and exploring the river in Bedford. An additional benefit is the ‘digital detox’ away from screen time in the beautiful tree-lined Victorian embankment or at our riverside outdoor centre. Parents can follow on the river bank and grab pictures of the activities to share memories afterward. Our Giant Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) is a firm favourite amongst teenage parties.


We deliver a water-based party with a mix of canoes, kayaks or SUP’s for a Bedford or Kempston based party. This normally runs for 90 minutes and we provide a qualified and experienced instructor; as well as all the paddling kit for coach-led games and activities. The highlight is jumping in at the end!

Typically we have a mix of equipment appropriate for the age of the participants and outdoor conditions. Our instructors have a wide range of training and experience of mixing fun learning sessions with games. They can also offer important life skills lessons such as teamwork, decision making, communication, and risk management.

We can provide a variety of themes including;

  • Pirates and explorers
  • Canoe, kayak, and SUP races
  • Raft building
  • Hang Ten Challenge
  • Canoe Journey
  • Canoe tug of war
  • Woodland nature treasure hunt
  • Woodland campfire cooking
  • Woodland shelter building and bushcraft
  • Woodland river crossing challenge

Standard price for a water based party includes 8 children, with optional add-ons for extra children for an additional cost.


Our outdoor centre is a popular party venue. We can provide a mix of activities including:

  • Climbing and high ropes
  • Range activities such as archery and axe throwing
  • Campfire hot chocolate and marshmallows
  • Bushcraft activity such as fire lighting 
  • Team Challenges such as nightline and spiders web
  • Sweetie treasure hunt
  • Bushcraft activity such as fire lighting 

Standard price for a water based party includes 10 children, with optional add-ons for extra children for an additional cost.



"I booked my Son's 8th birthday party to do canoeing with his friends and last minute they even got to use the Zorb. All children absolutely enjoyed the morning and said it was the best party they had attended. The Instructor was great with them.....at the end of the session they got to jump into the river which was even more fun! Thank you..."


"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."