Bedfordshire Family Canoe and Camp Weekend

Start Location: Bedford, Duration: 2 Days. Upcoming Trips: 22 and 23rd July 2017 / 12th and 13th August 2017

Start Location: Bedford

Duration: 2 days

Level: Novice


22 and 23rd July 2017

12 and 13th August 2017

Family Adventure Camp packed full of outdoor activities including Bushcraft, Campfire cooking, inspirational talks by real adventurers, professional instruction, woodland cinema, canoeing, kayaking and other watersports.  A fun packed weekend of adventure skills. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Paddle along the River Great Ouse from Bedford to Matchstick Wood where we will be setting up camp for the night. Along the way we will be learning new paddle skills and stopping for a lunch along the river bank. Once we arrive at Matchstick Wood we will set up camp and prepare our free range locally sourced evening meal and take part in some outdoor activities and finish the night in our woodland cinema. (campfire popcorn and smors are provided)

The next morning after breakfast you will be tackle different challenges in teams rotating around different activities, having fun but practising valuable life skills.  You will be able to learn more about firelighting, shelter building, low ropes, expedition planning and just how many of you can fit on a giant SUP before a campfire lunch. Once we are all fed and watered we will jump back onto the water where we will head back to Great Barford via a weir for the extra adventurous.

The river banks and woodland are teaming with wildlife with birds of prey, herons, the occasional grass snake and flitting electric blue kingfishers, so you will get to enjoy this unique setting in the beautiful countryside.

Featured by Lonely Planet as one of the Top 50 weekends in the world for outdoor activities. Chose your craft from our canoes, kayaks and SUP’s.

  • Professional instructors and coaching
  • All equipment - Choice of canoes, kayaks and SUP’s
  • Wild camping in our private woodland
  • Locally sourced free range food
  • Bushcraft and low ropes activities
  • Woodland cinema