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 Kempston. An additional benefit is the ‘digital detox’ away from screen time in the beautiful tree-lined Victorian embankment or at our riverside outdoor centre in Kempston. 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 also offer climbing and bouldering parties, bushcraft and range activities, and teen SUP birthday parties. Chose from the 4 party options to make the birthday a truly memorable day.

Read Below For More Info About Each Party Option

1: Classic Water Based Party

Book onto our classic water based party wuth fun and games on the water with a mix of craft usually including SUP's, canoes and kayaks.  Our professional instructors are used to running our adventure school format with a mix of fun and structured learning covered on the water.

Capacity: 8 participants

2. Teen SUP (stand up paddle board party) - New in 2023

Book onto our Teen SUP party where we provide individual SUP's with lots of coaching and games during the session including the head stand challenge, jenga and the SUP snake.

Capacity: 6 participants

3. Climbing Wall and Bouldering Party

Spend the birthday party enjoying our indoor climbing wall with a mix of rope work belayed by the instructor, games on the climbing wall, our speed climb challenge (who will top the leader board?) or traversing around the bouldering wall.

Capacity: 10 participants

4. Bushcraft Adventure and Range Activities Party(Archery and Axe Throwing)

The ultimate bushcraft adventure party with range activities included. The birthday group will tackle a mix of fire lighting, campfire cooking, shelter building, as well as smors and hot chocolates. The birthday group will also tackle our range activities having a go at archery and axe throwing.

Capacity: 15 participants

Read Below For More Info About Each Party Option


WATER BASED PARTY

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

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


TEEN SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) PARTY - New for 2023

The Teen SUP (stand Up Paddle Board) Party is set to become a firm favourite with personal SUP's provided for lots of SUP fun and games on the river. The instructor will provide some top tips for SUP skills and also lead the journey with time for games and jumping in.

SUP parties include games such as:

  • Wobble Wars
  • SUP Jenga
  • SUP Snake
  • Skills challenge
  • Head stand challenge
  • Dance moves
  • Tail spins

Standard Price for the SUP party is for 6 participants


CLIMBING AND BOULDERING PARTY

Our indoor climbing wall at Kempston Outdoor Centre is a popular party venue. We can provide a mix of activities including:

  • Climbing skills on the indoor climbing wall
  • Speed climb challenge
  • Belay skills under the instructors care
  • Lava monster, twister and other games
  • Bouldering wall including follow my leader

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


BUSHCRAFT AND RANGE ACTIVITIES PARTY

The ultimate bushcraft adventure party with range activities included at Kempston Outdoor Centre which is close to Bedford and Milton Keynes. The birthday group will tackle a mix of fire lighting, campfire cooking, shelter building, as well as enjoy campfire smors and hot chocolates. They will also tackle our range activities having a go at archery and axe throwing.

Games and challenges include:

  • Firelighting
  • Kelly Kettle Challenge
  • Shelter building
  • 'Top Gun' archery ace
  • Chief Knight Axe throwing

 


Sally 

"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..."

Andrew 

"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."

 

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