Courses and Centre Recreational Clubs

We have a whole host of clubs to choose from that get you out on the water. 

We have a host of different Courses and Clubs aimed at different ages and abilities. 

We provided: Introduction to Canoes and Kayaks, Star Awards, Paddle Power and  Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT).

for those of you that would like to learn to paddle or enhance skills over a period of time we have clubs avaliable these include: After School Club, Inbetweeners, Sunsetters or 1:1 sessions. 


Star Awards 

British Canoe created the Star scheme to Present levels of competence in Both canoe and Kayak, the first level is a 1 star then works upwards.


Paddlepower sessions enable children to learn and enjoy the skills of paddling and obtain a recognised standard of achievement.

Paddlepower Passport 
Paddlepower Passport comprises of four progressive levels that guide the new paddler from the initial ‘Start’ session through various topics. These encourage each paddler to achieve recognisable standards in a range of skills and knowledge. These awards have been designed with children in mind.

Paddlepower Discover 
Paddlepower Discover comprises of four progressive levels that encourage the young paddler to focus on particular techniques, skills and areas of knowledge across the sport. These will significantly develop competencies and raise their standards of achievement in Paddlesport. These awards have been designed with children in mind. 

 Foundation Safety and Rescue Training ( FSRT)

The course aims to provide the student with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a sheltered water environment and to be able to deal with common emergencies. These skills will then form the basis of all safety and rescue training throughout the British Canoeing Scheme


  • BCU 2* award (or be of equivalent ability)
  • Be able to swim in normal paddling clothing
  • Be a minimum of 14 years of age


Inbetweeners is a club for 14 - 18 year olds of all abilities.These sessions are held on alternate Saturdays form 1 - 2:30 pm and include canoeing and kayaking.

The sessions are aimed at developing long term personal paddling skills. They are also aimed at young paddlers wishing to progress towards coaching courses.


Sunsetters is a group of adults who like to paddle socially and recreationally. Our members are people who have met on a course provided by Wokingham Waterside Centre or friends who have some paddling experience. We meet once a week for a paddle on the River Thames and from time to time we have local trips, weekend paddling, camping trips and introductory white water trips. 
Coaching will be part of the sessions but not the focus of the group. We will teach skills that are required as the need arises.
Communication is through our Facebook group and via email.
During the summer months, the sessions run on Monday from 7 - 8pm. Winter sessions are on alternate Saturdays for 2 hours 10 - 12.

1:1 Coaching

Would you like a private introduction to canoe or kayaking? Would you like to do some intense work on a specific skill and prefer a small group? Do you have a special requirement? This is for you! 

Whether it’s an hour or a day we can arrange the time for you on your own or with a friend or two.

Together, we can achieve a goal or make a dream come true ...
Please call our office: 01189 268 280 or contact us for more information.                                                                                       



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