Wokingham waterside centre is an established charity that operates on the bank of the River Thames. As a main focus we have been working towards an inclusive program to get paddling open to all Ages and abilities.
The activity we offer for the day is our Pay and Play scheme runs from 10:00 - 16:00 or at a time requested when session is book in advance. For just £10 per person you and your family can take out either a Katakanu, Stand-up Paddles Board or sit on top Kayak for an hour. This service is subject to safety cover as all pay and play groups are supervised by a bank based member of staff to keep an eye of the group whilst on the water. * Minimum age of participant is 6 years of age but must be accompanied by an adult. The participant must be able to fit safely into one of our buoyancy aids. Here are examples of our boats for pay and play. This scheme is avaliable all year round. The winter months the water is suseptable to fast flow, and the water temperature is lower, it is advised appropriate clothing is brought. Pre booking is advised so boats and a member of staff can be allocated before your arrival.
We offer a variety of inclusive programs to give paddling opportunitues to groups such as: School Groups, Paddle-ability, Regattas, CPD units, Voluntary and Youth Organisations.
We offer a wide range of activities for school based groups, from learning how to canoe and kayak to the competitive programmes such as regattas.
The types of activities we offer to schools include, Kayaking, Canoeing, Katakana’s, Raft Building. The sessions can be tailored to follow a syllabus for British canoeing’ Paddle power scheme.
Continuing Professional Development
You don't have to be the expert providing the activities - we do that for you - but you will have an insight and be able to share the learning experience young people gain when they are in the outdoors.
A change is as good as a rest, or so they say!. We have a very attractive meeting room with seating for up to 60 people and stunning views of the river.
Come along to one of our training days and learn how we can help you to create a memorable learning experience.
All our days are designed to suit your needs and ease the load.- We provide the tea and coffee - bring your own lunch!
Wokingham Waterside Centre has disabled access to and within the building. We feel strongly that having access to the water is a must as whatever the disability we can adapt our sessions to suit you. We did this with a wide range of equipment from hoists to adaptive back rests. Our staff are trained to accommodate additional needs.
We offer a wide range of sessions for additional needs from 1:1 sessions to facilitating family fun days. 1:1 taster sessions £20 per person, pay and play £10 per person for an hour. Pay and play and taster sessions are available to pre book or turn up on the day. Our opening hours vary throughout the winter months. It might be advised to call before attending as a member of staff may not be onsite.
We also have an additional needs group continuing in the summer. The session starts: Saturday 6th May onwards. The sessions will be from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Please contact us for more details.
Wokingham Waterside Centre prides itself on its provision of water based activities for many Youth Organisations in the area. Apart from regular summer bookings with numerous Scout, Beaver, Guide and Brownie groups we also host the Annual Scout Dragon Boat Regatta. We provide a wide range of options to suit the needs of your group, we offer activity programmes from an hour, half a day, to a full day. These sessions can be tailored towards a certain badge or theme, we can also put participants through British Canoeing’s paddle power scheme. Paddle making sessions on your club nights are also available
All groups sessions price will vary on the activity and the number of participants.
For more Details on all of the Above:
Email us at: Office@wokinghamwatersidecentre.com or give us a Call on : 0118 9268280
Wokingham Waterside Centre
Thames Valley Park Drive. Thames Valley Park. Berkshire. RG6 1PQ
0118 926 8280