Bushcraft Show

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Unfortunately, due to an incidence of green/blue algae bloom at Chillington Hall, all water-based activities must be cancelled forthwith.

UPDATE

Following an Emergency Meeting convened by the SAG/Environmental Health Division of S. Staffs CC today, The Bushcraft Show Team have concluded that due to an incidence of green/blue algae bloom on The Pool at Chillington Hall, all water-based activities must be cancelled forthwith. This includes wild swimming, paddling, zorbing, and devastatingly, our iconic Cardboard Boat Race.

I’m sure that you will be aware of the tragic incidents both in UK and offshore during the past week and will understand that we simply cannot take any risks; that your safety is paramount.

H&S is on everyone’s lips right now we hope that we can count on your understanding and continued support.

WATER ZONE OPTIONS


There will be a selection of the Silverbirch Canoes from 15ft, 16ft, and 17ft as well as double kayaks, tourers, and stand-up paddleboards. Paddleboarding is a great way to learn transferable paddling skills and is the world’s fastest-growing watersport. With some similar tuition from the Canoe Trail coaching team, you will soon be paddling around the lake. We will also have some canoes and SUP available for purchase.


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WATER ZONE EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday 28th August 2021

  • 9 - 10 am Wild Swimming - Free
  • 10 am SUP taster session (90min) £29
  • 10 am British Canoeing Start Award (2 hr) £39
  • 15.30 pm British Canoeing Start Award (2 hr) £39
  • 17:30 - 18:30 pm  Wild Swimming - Free

 

Sun 29th August 2021

  • 9 - 10 am Wild Swimming - Free
  • 10 am SUP taster session (90min) £29
  • 9.30 am British Canoeing Start Award (2 hr) £39
  • 11 am Cardboard Box Race - Free
  • 16:00 pm British Canoeing Start Award (2 hr) £39
  • 17:30 - 18:30  Wild Swimming - Free

 

Mon 30th August 2021

  • 9 - 10 am Wild Swimming - Free
  • 10 am SUP taster session (90min) £29
  • 10 am British Canoeing Start Award (2 hr) £39


Water Zorbing minGENERAL HIRE

We hire on a first come first served basis, just turn up and pay to play. Prices for ½ hour sessions are as follows:
- SUP or Kayak £15
- 2 Person Canoe or Kayak £20
- 3 Person Canoe £25
- Tandem SUP £20
- Dragon family SUP £30
- Family Canoe (2 adults and 2 kids) £30
- Zorbing £5 for 5 mins


Ash on SUPLEARN TO STAND UP PADDLEBOARD

Canoe Trail will have a range of Stand Up Paddle Boards available including single, tandem SUP’s and our 4 person Dragon. It’s the perfect way to mess about on the water and join the world’s fastest-growing watersport. We are also running some coached SUP taster sessions with our expert coaching team. We will have a range of brand new STX and STORM iSUP boards for sale at the show. 

Tickets £29 | Time 90 mins


Course at Bushcraft minBRITISH CANOEING START AWARD

We will be offering a variety of British Canoeing qualifications and courses led by our professional instructor team. Canoe Trail is an approved British Canoeing Delivery Partner and will be offering the BC Start (2 hours tuition) personal paddling award (PPA) and our ever-popular SUP taster sessions (90 mins). All courses will be certificated by British Canoeing. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets £39 | Time 2 hours

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Wild swimming
Make sure you bring your swimming gear and a towel to The Bushcraft Show! Wild Swimming is a fast-growing sport in the UK and further afield. The simple concept of enjoying messing around in rivers and lakes is gathering pace. We have the Canoe Trail floating helipad on the water as a rafted area. Enjoy a swim under the watchful eye of Canoe Trail’s Safety Team at the designated times of:

9am – 10am Saturday, Sunday, Monday
5.30pm – 6.30 pm Saturday and Sunday


Cardboard boat raceCard Board Box Boat Race
The showcase fun activity of the Bushcraft Show Watersports is the Card Board Box Boat Race where teams pit their wits and ingenuity against each other for the race in cardboard box rafts. The winner is the one to finish the course afloat in the fastest time but bragging rights may yet go to the team that makes us laugh the most!

Sunday 11.00 am meet 12 o’clock ‘high noon’ race (the Show Down)
Entry – Free to enter with prizes – please pre-register by contacting us