Bedford River Festival

Bedford River Festival

Canoe Trail runs the Watersports Arena at the Bedford River Festival, one of the largest outdoor events in Europe.

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With over 300,000 visitors the Bedford River Festival paddling extravaganza includes a range of activities including;

  • Stand up Paddle Board racing
  • Zorbing
  • The 5m Big Air freestyle kayaking ramp
  • Schools canoe polo and slalom
  • Canoe Polo Tournament
  • The Cardboard Box Boat Race

Canoe Trail work with Bedford Borough Council, Team Beds and Luton, and Viking Kayak Club to organize some of the tournaments and competition planned. The Youth / Schools polo competition has been part-funded by Sportivate, a Sport England initiative.

Our Big Air Ramp display starts just before the massive firework display and is a Red Bull style event which really draws the crowd with fireworks, flames, and pyrotechnics accompanying the kayakers on the 5m high ramp.

All of our activities and resources are mobile and can be transported and added to events around the country. Contact us to discuss your ideas and requirements.